I love taking advantage of natural learning moments like that. I wish that I had taken the initiative to journal about all the times it's happened to us. She's learned so much that didn't come from planned out teaching lessons. Actually, the few teaching lessons that I've planned out for her have turned out anything but stellar. It's these natural learning moments that have really boosted her knowledge.
I wouldn't have known anything about these moments if it wasn't for homeschooling. I was a teacher in the public school system before I started homeschooling my children. I thought that learning could only take place in a very structured environment with a very well laid out plan. Man had I missed the boat! I'm so glad that I've discovered how natural and enjoyable learning and teaching can be.
That's what's on my mind today.