The beauty of homeschooling a toddler is that it isn’t so much like school. And if you keep the learning fun and follow their lead, as they progress through grades the fun won’t end and they will have a wonderful education. So today we tried something new to use with our Farm Unit. We went berry picking at Lone Oak Farm in Grantville. And Mr. T had a blast! It was fun, but I would not recommend berry picking regularly for women who are 30 weeks pregnant. It’s a little bit back breaking, but it was so nice to watch Mr. T light up and pick out the berries and squish one or two before he figured out the right way to get them off the stem.
You can tell he was having fun! And he picked better shoes than mommy, who wore her tennis shoes (but did thankfully remember to grab a pair of sandals in “case” my shoes got muddy, which they did!). He went up and down the rows and carried his little bucket and was thrilled for about 25 minutes. That’s a pretty good while for a 27 month old who was the only person there besides Mommy.
Mr. Independent just kept on going all the way to the end of the row!He was having a big time exploring.
And as soon as I got a few berries washed off, Mr. T began to eat them. Much like Sal, he tried to eat them while we were picking them, but the sand and dirt deterred him a little.
Success! These are delicious berries! All 2.25 pounds Mr. T picked. And tonight as of Mr. T’s bedtime, he’s eaten over half of them. I’ll have to snack on them or I may not get anymore after he gets up tomorrow! Where have you field tripped to lately?