While I don't strictly follow the Charlotte Mason model, I do like to incorporate many aspects of the CM style into our week. One aspect of CM that I particularly like is the teaching of handicrafts. As I am somewhat handicraft-challenged, I have not jumped right into this endeavor. My intentions have been good, but I just haven't taken on the challenge yet.
In an effort to make this semester a little less
dull school-y, I am trying to shake things up a bit. To that end, I decided that there was no better day than today to start handicrafts.
About a month ago (when I first intended to start handicrafts), I purchased some small cross-stitch kits at Hobby Lobby. We dug those out today and went to it. We didn't get very far, but we did, at least, get started.
Do you know how many times a child can drop a needle while cross-stitching? More times than she can drop a pencil while doing math.