Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Inspiration for the Week: Try Discovery Mode

"We should come home from far, from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character."
~ from Walden Pond by Henry David Thoreau

Lofty though it sounds, if you are blessed to have little children around, daily discoveries and adventures are a certainty if you open your mind, heart, and most importantly, schedule! These adventures are easy because there is so much that is NEW to a child. An obvious example: a trip to the doctor or dentist is it's own adventure and peril!

We adults are constantly in "task" mode, but finding daily discovery can be as simple as moving into "discovery" mode. Sure, you might be at the Library to find age appropriate material for your beginning reader, but there are probably areas of the library you've never been to and that your child doesn't know about. Even your regular grocery store is an exciting challenge if you put the kids in charge of finding the items and having them lead YOU around, instead of "getting the shopping DONE" (task mode) with kids in tow.

This week, shift all of your to-do's to to-discover's and see what adventures, perils, and discoveries are to be had for you and your kids!

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