I get really excited when my kids direct their own learning. It’s one of the fun parts of home education.
Miss 6 found a lady beetle in the garden that she carried around with her for hours. She named it Lily and it was her new pet. We found a plastic container to house her new pet, punched some holes and added some grass. Sometimes when the kids find something interesting like this we open out books and do searches on the computer.
I thought this was going to be one of those moments. So I rummaged through our animal, insect and bug books ready to delve into the interesting world of the lady beetle.
Miss 6 it seems was more interested in the other things on the pages of the books. Lily was way more interesting to play with than to read about. Lily was in and out of the plastic container like a yo-yo. Even miss 2 carried the bug around for a while.
I guess one thing she learnt is that it’s hard to keep a lady beetle as a pet. Later in the day Lily flew away. Thankfully it didn’t upset Miss 6.
We were also happy that we’d snapped some photos to remember Lily. Overall I think Miss 6 enjoyed observing, talking and playing with the little lady beetle.