I could tell my kids we were going to Disneyland or Hawaii and they’d be excited. But, when I tell them we’re going to the farm, they can’t sleep the night before!
Labor Day weekend was filled with family and fun, over at my cousin’s farm.
My kids experience things they never could at home. My son was so excited to tell me about he coyotes they saw at every turn when they were out cutting the hay.
The sun seems to shine brighter on the farm. Magic and memories are made with cousins.
It’s just a slower pace. We relax. We talk. We play.
New learning experiences are around every corner.
We learn about things we can’t experience at home.
We try new things and overcome fears.
We learn about the food we eat from first hand experience.
My kids learn about so many new things each time we venture away from home.
Our literacy lives are the sum of our experiences. I can’t wait to see how a long weekend on the farm helps shape my kids’ literacy lives. I may not see it today or tomorrow, but I know their experiences make a difference.