Pulling a Curious George — Without the Mess

Friday, October 19, 2012

Heading to The Youngster’s school today to read his class a story. Yes, it will be one of his many Curious George deals. (Listen, the kid is a fan.) I’m pretty excited about it. This week, his class has been looking at reading and language. They even talked about what an author does and what an illustrator does when it comes to books. Then they made their own books. Oh, indeed, cuuuute!

His pre-school is fantastic. They’re always doing something fun and interesting around experiments, art, math, writing, playing, and even kid yoga. He’s enjoying himself, and we couldn’t be happier about it.

So it was interesting to read this Everything Guide to Urban Homeschooling in New York Magazine. I’m midway through reading all if it — the basics of homeschooling, the typical day of a homeschooler, using the NYC/city as a classroom, etc. — but I’m still on the side of “traditional” school for my kid. I know there are arguments for and against homeschooling. Curious to hear what you think. Is the homeschooler missing out on anything? And then does the kid going to a mainstream school lose out in some ways?

Let’s discuss. But right now, I’m off to read to the kiddos!

2 Comments
  • 1
    Quiana says:

    Thank you for sharing this guide! My daughter is 2 but I’m already a fan of using the city as a backdrop for learning at any age.

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      Ms. Mary Mack says:

      Oh, agreed! Using the city for learning is a wonderful idea, no matter homeschooler or traditional school. Especially these days, there’s a “world” of information and new things to learn and teach out there.

      Thanks for the comment, Quiana.