Little Star Homeschool

"Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each." Plato

Another meet up, this time with some South Yorkshire Home Edders. The location - Chatsworth Adventure Playground. In my opinion an inspired choice. The result one child perfectly happy all day long barely stopping for lunch. Here's the highlights.

Stroking Guinea Pigs. Awe how cute.

Sand and water play. Robert spent ages turning the giant Archimedes Screw.

Bouncing and running about.

Discovering and exploring secret tunnels.

Waiting for the bus home. The bus took us directly from matlock to the house itself. When I was Robert's age or thereabouts we had to walk from Baslow all the way up the long drive to the house. We must have been super fit kids. And just for the record I have walked up that hill to Riber Castle in Matlock aswell.

One very exhausted six year old.

Yesterday we took a bus out to South Normanton, Robert had a great time at the gaming group. He is so thrilled he could try different consoles. I only got lost once trying to find the community centre - we got off the bus a stop to late. I took this picture while waiting for the bus back in South Normanton, Robert is leaning against a sculpture which supports a clock. I had a moment of confusion where I wasn't at all sure if our Derbyshire Wayfarer was still OK to use on the bus back from South Normanton - am I in Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire? When I got home John confirmed I was indeed still in Derbyshire.

Later at home Robert made soft stuff cut outs and watched Jungle Run (his favourite programme at the moment.)

I photographed this beautiful moth as he was resting on the side of our house this evening. I don't know what kind of moth he is though. Any ideas? Robert said he was like a stone. He was quite big too, about 2 inches long.

Now all I've got to do is get him to actually dig up the weeds rather than dig where I've already weeded.

Look what we found in the garden today....the common snail. Not so common for us though, we usually just get lots of slugs. Robert was thrilled with his find nonetheless.

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