Wordless Wednesday: Natural Learning

This week we asked: What does natural learning look like?

(Read more about Natural Learning on our resource page, and enjoy this week’s articles on the theme.)

kael cooking
From Casey: “Whenever either my husband or I are in the kitchen, we have at least one helper!”
Casey blogs at Love What Is

baby in snow
Baby’s first snow experience — now he knows what cold is!
From Mandi: “(Don’t worry — he had several layers of clothes on under the moose suit!)”
Her son is turning 1 this month.

springing gas pipeline marker
From Shannon: “Kids are learning all the time, a fact my daughter constantly reminds me of. On our walks in the woods near our house, we pass by this gas pipeline marker. At first, she just hugged it and said, ‘This is my best friend!’ But lately she has been experimenting with physics and seeing how far and fast she can make it spring back and forth. Of all the ways to teach about tensile strength and oscillation, this was not one that had ever occurred to me.”
Shannon blogs at Pineapples & Artichokes.

X writing letters
X — 4 years old and learning to write his letters.
Super Mama blogs at Three Men and a Mama.

toddlers playing with scarves
Elsie and Delia playing with scarves together — on top of the play table — at 14 months.
Kristin blogs at Intrepid Murmurings.

counting the egg carton
Momma Jorje isn’t sure WHAT Sasha was learning here, but it was surely something!
Sasha loves to pretend to count, so they count the spaces and separators in the egg carton for fun.
Sasha’s mom blogs at Momma Jorje.

sage enjoying the dirt
From Jade: “This is Sage Autumn at 18 months last summer on one of our outings. We encourage her to use all of her senses to learn about her surroundings and never hold her back from exploring, even if it involves sitting and looking at a leaf for an hour or, as this picture demonstrates, getting really dirty! After this picture was taken she then proceeded to ‘build up her immune system’ … aka starting eating the dirt!”

Tell us: What does natural learning look like in your family?

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