The boys and I have been working a lot lately on creating stories and storybooks. A large part of our homeschooling is revolving around the fun and joy of telling stories, acting out skits and plays, and creating a story from beginning to end.
This has really been an activity that has evolved over the past few months, and that they have fallen in love with. I love watching them create their own stories, reading them to us, and then spinning them off into many forms of imaginative play.
Jacob had a wonderful time creating the story of Mama and Jakey and The Quest for The End of The Rainbow. While camping recently, Jacob and his other band of explorers headed off into the forests to find the end of the rainbow, and although they never discovered it, he still brought the idea home and wrote this story of how his mama could most certainly discover such a treasure (I love stories where I am superhero mommy).
I am a very strong believer in oral story telling, and of creating magical stories and fairy tales through our own drawings and creative expressions. I think that this has to be a part of my love and admiration for Waldorf education, and I have made it a staple part of how the little ones learn.
It is funny, I spent most of my life knitting yarn, and then the last year dying it. As some one who loves fiber, who takes pride in creating eco-friendly yarns, I have done an extraordinary small amount of knitting in the past 12 months.
I have three projects that I am planning to finish this week. Two scarves and one shawl that have been sitting for too long. Then it is time to get the holiday knitting going (is that possible???) The boys need their sweaters, mittens, socks and hats. Mama and Daddy could use a few warm pieces as well. Knitting is strongly on my mind, and I look forward to settling in and getting to it.