Learning Through Nature! This is a picture of my daughter holding on to a flower with a caterpillar on it. Its funny because we had just finished reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and as we walked to the masjid we happened to stumble into the real life thing.
All the children were excited, everyone wanted to hold the caterpillar Homeschooling allows us to make the world our classroom and learn about life, creatures big and small. It was a lesson for me to stop and look around and reflect.
The children discussed the caterpillar, they didn’t want to leave him but they had to. It was a good feeling to see the things we read come to life. Its like.. amazing to children and to me it makes them value the experience much more and it makes them excited to see their books come to life. So the next time you are outside explore, get a bit messy and enjoy the beauty around.