Sweet Bella Vita

a dash of motherhood… a sprinkle of homeschooling… and a pinch of photography ( with a side of compassion )

Hands On Learning


For me “hands on learning” is getting out in the world and seeing and doing… basically the essence of homeschooling in my opinion.

From museums to stores to nature … you name it … it is all hands on 🙂

I remember growing up and going to school and thinking “while I sit in this classroom … life is happening out there”


This past week we hit the mountain for a hike / bike ride


We are fostering some kittens for a rescue group until they get adopted so my kids have been learning and observing the kittens all week … as cats are very different from dogs.

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We checked out a museum we hadn’t been to in a couple of years.

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The boys participated in an Apple workshop all about publishing an ebook.

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Among the regular stops like the library, Aikido class,  grocery store and other places just to name a few things we have done 🙂

Please go check out my fellow Canadian bloggers and their posts on “hands on learning” here



  1. These are cool ideas. I think you’re right that so much learning happens in the real world. 🙂 thanks for sharing.

  2. Some people think kids are better off in school or daycare than running errands, but I think it’s important for them to see the regular obligations we have, i.e. grocery shopping, going to the bank, etc.

    I admire you going all the way to Mount Royal for a bike ride! I’d like to do that some day with the kids…maybe next spring.

  3. real world learning is SO much fun. 🙂 always makes my boy happy. 🙂

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