Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Home Spun comic strip #267

Home Spun comic strip #267

Ah, stealth teaching. Nothing works better for those slow mornings when everyone is in a lazy mood. Simply leave the right book on the right chair or tab an enticing website to pique their interest. Sometimes I'll test out an educational site only to have a curious child beg me to give them a turn.

I probably shouldn't even write this. They have shown great interest in what I write and draw for my blog. I wouldn't want them to think I was trying to trick them into learning.

10 comments:

Kez said...

Oh yeah - nothing like showing an interest in something to get them begging to join in ;)

I don't think I've commented on your blog before - I love your comics and keep sending them to my sister who also homeschools - we both relate!!

appleleaf said...

Yeah, this is wise advise. Nothing dampens enthusiasm like being told you MUST study a particular topic.
I hope you had a good, relaxing week when your car was out of action.
I have to say, I was cheering for your sister & brother-in-law when I read their experience. There's one little boy who won't have his little boy essence squashed out of him.
Blessings,
Paula

ComfyDenim said...

Ooo... fun.
Hmmmm....how can I apply this today...and forever.

Keeley said...

I think my children must just be naturally suspicious little monkeys or something, because it NEVER works with them. Andrew, maybe, because he's 3. But the other two? Nu huh. Count yourself blessed that it works for your brood. =) =)

Steph said...

Hmmm ... I might like that term even better than "strewing." :-)

Vicki said...

Lol...Yes!! Stealth learning is awesome! I guess I should tell you that George has actually asked me NOT to find anymore great websites for awhile as he doesn't have time to play with them all! Rofl at his time management issues!

(This past week has been dedicated to Spore)

Keeley said...

Ok Vicki, give it up with the Spore info. =) My son really wants that game. Would you recommend it?

Inner Elder said...

I took your suggestion and did a blog on how the Rosenberg trial affected my life. Could be an idea for stealth teaching of history, to get them thinking of how history affects ordinary lives.

Love, Mom

Julie said...

I use this a lot - and love it!! For smart kids, they are pretty dumb about this one!
Love the picture!

Mama Teaching 2 said...

Who cares, the trick is so delightful! I love these moments. :)

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