We’ve done school in the car, out in the yard, in the house, on the road, and just about everywhere else you can imagine. Recently we decided to try something a little different… ‘Disney-School’!
Now, before you go thinking I am trucking around loads of books into the happiest place on earth, please toss that notion right out the window. Nope, I am talking about natural, everyday learning which just happens when you open your eyes to the possibilities.
During our last few visits to the park, we’ve learned all sorts of neat things. We spent some time viewing an exhibit on President Lincoln and learning more about the Civil War. We’ve learned a little history on Southern California. There have even been art demonstrations and tutorials for us to participate in.
I think the most obvious ‘class’ we take while at Disney is Physical Education! (laughing) Besides the tons of walking we get in, there are various locations in each park which allow for exercise. In California Adventure, we can play in Wilderness Ridge. At Disneyland, there is Tom Sawyer’s Island. Either location will have you running, jumping, exploring, and getting down right tuckered out!
One of our favorite ways to learn at Disneyland is to just be inspired by the atmosphere. We’ve decided we are going to use the creative surroundings as a catalyst for our artistic abilities. Mommy will be packing drawing pads, water-color kits, and other various tools for us to use while resting in a remote location. There we can explore our inner artist and have some fun.
On occasion, we think it might also be fun to bring a good book and do a little reading. There are so many great reading spots in the park as well. Imagine reading Disney After Dark AT Disneyland? How fun would that be?
While most might find either park to be extremely crowded, which they can be at times, there are also plenty of little nooks to tuck yourself into. We plan to make the most out of this year and use our time wisely. Who knows if we’ll be able to do this again next year?
Perhaps it might be fun to find other home schoolers in So Cal who would also like to take advantage of ‘Disney-Schooling’. We could learn together!