Are you hoping spring blossoms a little early this year? Perhaps it is the letdown after the holidays. Maybe it’s the weather, or being indoors. Perhaps it’s the routine of routine. Whatever IT is, many of us find ourselves – and our children – fighting the February blahs. Here are some ideas to spark up our days!
Take a break. By February we have passed through Labor day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The next break can seem a great distance away. We occasionally take a week off from our regularly scheduled program. This can be an educationally productive time for the children working on favored projects and hobbies, while giving me time to catch my breath and rejuvenate. This is a good time to incorporate a learning lifestyle.
Switch gears. A unit study where the family works together, reads several great books, sings, watches related videos and researches an interest can add joy to the days. February offers several holidays that might work well with a unit. Book studies are always interesting and can be whatever length we need depending on the book we choose. Researching a family interest adds a special spark to any unit study.
Re-read an inspiring homeschool book. There are a handful of books that I re-read nearly every year for inspiration. What books did you read when starting out that had a motivating effect on you? Mind you, this isn’t the time to think of switching to a new method or approach (best to wait until AFTER spring hits), just pick the brains of those who have gone before and reap a harvest of inspiring ideas. Here are a few our our favorite How-To Helps.
To be continued…