Saturday, September 24, 2011

Nature Study with Baby Girl

"Studying" a tree

Examining a smooth green leaf


"Crunching" dead brown leaves
Baby Girl and I enjoyed the cooler weather this morning by having nature study in our yard. Since she is visually impaired, it is very important that she uses all of her senses to explore the world around her. We listened to the birds and to the wind blowing through the trees, and I made a point of telling her exactly what she was hearing & used my voice to mimic what we were hearing as well. She felt fresh & smooth green leaves, crunchy & dead brown leaves, and the rough bark of a tree. We talked about the feel of the green grass as we walked in it-barefoot. With each day I am learning more & more about what works for her. I have to do even more "thinking outside the box" than I've done previously as a homeschooler, but we are both learning as we go.

1 comment:

Jean said...

I'm so glad ya'll got to enjoy the nice weather. There is just something so "fun" about crunching dead leaves, isn't there?! Kinda like popping bubble wrap.

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