Friday, 17 May 2013


A couple of days ago Joseph asked how clouds are made, and how they float in the sky! It's a question he's asked before in different forms when chatting about rain and the water cycle, but I've noticed many times in Joseph's learning that we revisit the same themes in different forms. It's not a case of information in, knowledge gained. His learning is more complex, interesting and thoughtful than that.

Is surprises me that anybody is surprised that children could learn without school and a curriculum, given how fascinated they are by the world around them and how brilliant the questions and theories they formulate. We live in a beautiful place with amazing skies and cloud formations and we spend a good amount of time looking at the sky, so I guess it was only a matter of time before he looked up and wondered how the clouds arrived there, and how they stay up!

We made our own cloud in a bottle, that seemed like a good place to start!


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