If you’re homeschooling several children, especially several children of different ages, working a great deal of playtime in your day can feel like a massive challenge. Getting them outside…well…you try, right? Sure, it’s a beautiful spring day, and you wish that they could play more often; but that’s just not always possible. There are lessons to be taught. Chores to be completed. Dozens and dozens of things that need to be accomplished before you can set foot outdoors, because of course your priority is a smoothly functioning household and educated children.
But what if you did make it a priority to head outside for at least a few minutes every day? What if you set aside the chores that need to be done and the lessons that need to be taught, just for a little while, and took the kids outside and chased them around in the sunshine? What if you took thirty minutes—just thirty minutes—and made that play time?