As homeschoolers we have the unique opportunity to turn every trip out of the house into a learning experience. In fact, it’s something that we sometimes do out of necessity. Learning happens everywhere, not just in our homes.
I’m not saying that parents of public school students don’t do the same. When I was growing up my parents used trips to the store to teach lessons but homeschoolers (from what I’ve observed) are more intentional about turning every experience into an educational experience.
Sometimes our kids might roll their eyes and groan asking, “Can’t we just have fun?” Hopefully we’re teaching them that learning is fun and it’s something we do our entire lives not for 12 or 16 years when we’re young.