I wrote in this post “One of the advantages of homeschooling is that you can make sure your kids get an education in the things that really matter.” In that instance, I was talking food. This time, I am talking health. I think it’s important for the boys to learn ways of safeguarding their health, and the ability to treat minor ailments themselves without needing pharmaceuticals as a first line of treatment. To that end, we have been working through Lesley Tierra’s book “Kids Herb Book: For Children of All Ages”. The boys have enjoyed making various herbal teas and potions (lemon balm tea was the favourite). They also had a go at some “natural root beer”:
Unfortunately the verdict was a unanimous “yuck!!”
The “real marshmallows” were more of a success – edible, if a little weird 😉
To consolidate their learning, both Gman and Waif have created lapbooks detailing the different herbs. They sat outside in the sunshine this week assembling their books. Here’s Gman working on his:
And the obligatory “pose with your latest lapbooks” photo 🙂 :
I think they did a great job, and hopefully they will refer to what they have learnt in years to come too!