Looking for interesting ideas for helping kids learn & experience life
July 9, 2007 10:21 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for suggestions for a list I'm making of things that I want to enable my kids to experience while growing up. Kind of "life experiences" or education that isn't the kind of thing they'll learn or experience in school.
posted by greenmagnet to human relations (63 answers total) 73 users marked this as a favorite
For example, some of the things on my list so far include:
- go camping
- make homemade ice cream
- volunteer time to help someone in need
etc. I'm not including things like "learn algebra" or "memorize x"; those are things they can get out of school. I'm looking for things that don't get taught in school, that will make them well-rounded both in their education and in their life experiences. Bonus points for "sneaky fun" experiences that they see as great fun, but also build character.
My kids currently are 2 boys, almost 6 and almost 4, but this list is something I intend to keep around till they're grown, so ideas for any age are welcome.