“Mommy, guesswhat?!” We’ve all experi- enced the wonder and awe of having
one of our children run up to share something new and exciting. Their amazing
discovery brings an irresistible urge to
share it with family and friends! It’s one
of the most delightful experiences in parenting, right?
What would happen if you could harness that urge to share new discoveries,
and put it to work as a way of motivating your kids to learn—as a normal and
fun part of homeschooling? Providing a
regular opportunity for sharing—
especially in a creative way—will actually be
a game-changer for some students.
For a taste of what this could be like,
consider this classic description of
children portraying a scene from the
American Revolution (excerpted from
Jack and Jill by Louisa May Alcott):
“The darkened stage represented what
seemed to be a camp in a snow-storm, and a
very forlorn camp, too; for on ‘the cold, cold
ground’ (a reckless display of cotton batting) lay ragged soldiers, sleeping without
blankets, their worn-out boots turned up
History with Friends
By Diana Waring
A homeschool showcase is one
of the most incredibly dynamic
motivators for your kids.
ABOVE: Getting a group of children to meet and act out a
historical scene is a great way to be immersed in a topic.