Despite the gray weather, flurries, and threatening of storms the kids have been having a lot of fun playing outside together. It makes me very happy to see all the kids playing together. It’s what I’ve always hoped for, what I did as a kid, and what I love to see. Age segregation, with each kid having their own friends and their own play, is no way to create memories with your siblings. (As a little aside, it is very possible to have a cohesive family with kids that will play with each other when you DON”T homeschool. Just sayin”…. 🙂)
Today they were playing some sort of war game with weapons of sticks. Lots of fun, right? This world is probably a lot more complicated now than when I was a kid, but kids will still play if we allow them to. Fresh air, imagination and fun play sure beat those screens they could be glued to (if we let them).
What do you do to encourage “together” play?