This is a guest post from the adorable Melissa from The Pleated Polka Dot.
as a kid i remember playing in the woods from morning til night. we hopped over the creek back and forth…careful of the packages the cows might have left.
we built club houses out of hollowed areas in trees. we used limbs and pieces of wood for our furniture and decor. we walked many miles through those woods.
outside play or tv?
always, always always outside play.
now that i have little lovelies of my own i want them to enjoy all that god has created for us.
so we take lots of nature walks.
while we walk, we notice everything…ev-er-y-thing.
the stars that sparkle in the road.
the blooms on the trees.
colors of bushes and flowers.
we listen for birds and dogs and lawn mowers.
we notice nests in trees.
we look for bees and butterflies.
we talk about the houses we pass and how each one is our neighbor.
while noticing nature, lots of questions come up.
why do the trees have flowers on them?
why do the bees like the flowers?
how did that puddle get there?
why are they my neighbor?
what are the names of the people that live there?
leaving every moment, a teachable moment.
i am teaching her about god.
i am teaching her about loving her neighbor.
i am teaching her about others.
i am teaching.
she is learning.
and often…i am learning too.
how do you find teachable moments with your little ones?
hi, i’m melissa. i write at a little spot called the pleated polka dot and i have a little shop also called the pleated polka dot. i bought a sewing machine last summer and fell in love with sewing and creating lovely things with fabric. my blog “sounds” like a crafting blog but i rarely write about crafting. i love to write about my journey of faith and love and parenting. i am passionate about my family, learning, good books, coffee and sunshine.