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Monday, October 07, 2013

How We Use Stuffed Animals In Our Homeschool

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How we use stuffed animals in our homeschool

Sometimes gaining the interest of my second grader means teaching him while at the same time playing with him. See these stuffed animals pictured here? They are VERY IMPORTANT in our home school. Why? These animals are helping my son learn. You see when it's time for "class", he gathers all the "students" together. (In our classroom my son is not the only student. These fury friends are learning alongside of him.) :-)

Here's how it works for us. The brown hummingbird is the teacher in this classroom and all the other animals are the students. When the "teacher" asks the "students" questions, each student takes a turn in responding. Goldie, the Baltimore Oriole, recited his poem very well today. Pug did a fine job in narrating last week's story so that our new student, Jack, could understand where we were in our story.

Science last week was quite fun as a couple of the "students" were playacting - one was the earth as the other was a moon and they had to orbit around each other.

When school is done, these students all have recess and yes, in this school even the teacher plays!

Make school fun for your child. Forget the desk or the table; go up to your young child's room and have some fun playing as you teach!

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  1. That is really, really cute idea. I bet my 4 and 6 year olds would adore this (and the 9 and 11 year olds would too...they just wouldn't admit it...)

  2. ASliceofHomeschoolPieNovember 24, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Yes, the older children would never admit it! :-)


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