Thursday, April 24, 2008

Real socialisation

Our weekly home ed meetings have started again now that the floor is fixed. Here are some of the children playing a game of their own invention:

I don't quite understand the rules of this one, but I think it might be based on the one called: "Can we cross your golden bridge?" though heavily adapted, of course.

I don't know whether you can make it out from the picture there, but the ages of the children who were actively involved in that particular completely child-led game which was completely free of adult intervention, ranged from 18 months up to 15 years. All playing on an equal footing. All being treated kindly and fairly. All thoroughly enjoying themselves and with no coercion involved whatsoever.

I think that's one of the things I love most about home education.


Blogger Elaine said...

Oh Heath is so unique we will always have fond memories of it :)

10:55 am, April 24, 2008  
Blogger Gill said...

Is it unique? I hope not! It shouldn't be, it's been very easy to set up and run, hasn't it?

10:59 am, April 24, 2008  
Blogger PrincessReader said...

This is by far my favourite thing to see at our own home ed meet-ups. Children ranging from toddlers to late-teens playing happily together - age doesn't come into their games at all. Wonderful :)
Annkrozeika (Commenting under my daughter's username as I have forgotten my Blogger password - ooops!)

1:33 am, April 25, 2008  
Blogger Gill said...

Oh hi Zoe! I keep thinking I might change the comment settings on this blog so people don't have to sign in. Someone asked me if I would. I've had a lot of spammers and anonymous sniping though, whenever I have. Hmm. Might be worth it though - not sure.

9:12 am, April 26, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is that?

1:42 pm, June 05, 2008  
Blogger Gill said...

Halifax, W Yorks.

10:40 am, June 07, 2008  

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