Paddington Bear: A Branch Out World Review
- History & Geography
- Creative Writing
- Science (Migration!)
- Grammar & Vocabulary
- Architecture & Design
The significant thing about reading stories together is that often there are multiple layers and several details that go unnoticed at first. Upon the first reading of Paddington, no one remembered that the country of Peru was even mentioned! This was a great opportunity to dive into places (England & Peru) we weren't very familiar with. The study is divided into 5 sections:
- Day 1 – Exploring the Setting (History and Geography)
- Day 2 – Exploring the Words (Grammar & Writing)
- Day 3 – Exploring the Pictures
- Day 4 – Exploring Science (Animals & Experiments)
- Day 5 – Exploring Maths, Crafts and More
All activities are left open to exploring further if you choose and also stand alone for when you want to pick and choose certain ones and not others. You are encouraged to record notes on your adventure in some way, like making a lap book or keeping a journal. It's a very flexible plan with multiple variations possible. The intended age for this study is 5-10 years old.
When everything a child is learning reinforces or connects back together in some way, it really does stick with them much longer. Branch Out World has done for us what many of us dream about doing, but don't get around to - beautifully weave subjects and lessons together where everyone is learning. One of my favorite topics brought out in this study was migration and push/pull factors. It was a subject we hadn't discussed together yet and taught me a few things I had never considered before.
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