Home should be your child's main learning space. I know you are thinking it should be their school classroom because it is where they spend majority of their time, but it is not the only place.
Their school and home are where they live, learn, and grow. However, there is something special about a place called Home. Home is where we spend our free time to do what we want to do, what we need to do, and it's where we find more ways to keep ourselves busy. Wouldn't you say that constitutes as a learning experience? Home is our comfort zone. It is the place you want your child to CREATE learning on their own. We learn through our questions and discoveries, things around us, our caretakers, imaginations, etc. It's a space where student's can ask questions without raising their hand, search for answers and be detectives, roam the halls without permission, make up stories, games and fictional places out of bed-sheets, toys, couches, and other things around the house.
The few things I have described here have more depth than what is written. Children are using everyday skills to develop a student-created curriculum that incorporates all subjects. Whether, they are cooking and using math skills to compare quantities, doing household chores to develop organization skills, eating dinner and learning proper etiquette, or just having play-time with a sibling and letting their imagination run wild, it all circles back to being comfortable in their learning space and creating new innovative ways to learn. Home is where rich learning starts. Home is where learning never ends. Home is a valuable learning space. All in all, make a valuable effort to spend time with your child in their learning space, even if it's just 10 minutes. Remember, you don't have to be in your child's shoes to let your imagination run wild too! If you would like to share any of your precious learning space experiences, feel free to post it to our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MindsExplode