My third 'unschooled' son was delighted to bring a friend home from his day at school last week. This was Rafiki - the little, cuddly class rhinoceros, who visits a different child each week and records his adventures in an accompanying scrapbook. Perfect inspiration for learning a little about East Africa - where my husband was born - and its wildlife. We read a lovely Barefoot book entitled "We all went on safari".
Through it, we learnt a little about Tanzania, its people and language. We also found out about rhinos. My son then made a lovely rhino out of clay and, later in the week, when we were having a go at batik, he chose to make a rhino design.