As I write this, I have the movie “The Sound of Music” on in the background. I see homeschooling being done but without text books. Now granted, they give a high overview of the von Trapp family’s life but one can definitely assume that they were either homeschooled or privately tutored (basically the same thing).
When I see how Maria took over and let the kids have fun, they learned. They enjoyed learning and they learned a wealth of skills. They were outside of the house learning. Singing in a field, climbing the mountians of Austria. I can imagine the lessons that she gave them as she took them out of their house. The love of learning they had by experiencing things.
I often struggle in my own school days with the kids to let them experience things. The fear of a huge mess is one (especially with paint or play-dough), and also the thought of taking 4 kids out of the house. But then I see Maria who took 7 children out of the house and was all over the area in which they lived.
She enjoyed the children and let them enjoy life, the area and learning. What a lesson we can learn from this movie on how to not only enjoy homeschooling, but also our children.