Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Summertime and the Learning Is Easy

"Summertime... and the livin' is easy...." -- such a nice, relaxing song for the easy-going days of summer.

From the famous musical, Porgy and Bess, it's sometimes called the "Gershwin Lullaby."

For homeschoolers, I like to revise the tune in my mind as:

"Summertime... and the LEARNING is easy!"

Every day provides something new to learn -- and it's so EASY! Just step outside your door, straight into the arms of Mother Nature! The learning naturally begins, simply by being there, soaking up the summertime.

Two more lines from the song "Summertime" are:

"One of these mornings, you're gonna rise up singing,
"You're gonna spread your wings and take the sky...."

Yes, your children are certainly going to spread their wings one day and soar to the sky. With loving parents as their teachers -- and with Summertime as a wonderful learning environment -- they'll soar far and wide when it's time to spread their wings!

Take a Summertime Exploration Hike today. Document all the new things you see and new things you learn with your camera and a Summertime Journal -- complete with notes and hand-drawn sketches!

You can also try some of the Summer Learning Activities on our online homeschooling site

Happy homeschooling!

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