We went to Kidland Penang with a large group of homeschoolers this week. It was an incredible place for fun, adventure, learning, and fun. Our community of homeschooling families has periodic opportunities like this. Interested in joining us some time, like the Living in Penang Facebook page and let me know that you want to be included in the next outing.
I’ve mentioned it before that we are a homeschooling family. Our kids aren’t enrolled in any of the (many) international schools in Penang. We are hooked into the Distance Learning Resource Centre at Dalat International School which is a great opportunity for anyone who is homeschooling in Penang. One of the big benefits to this program is the opportunity to connect with the other families that are registered with DLRC. This past August one of the moms organized a field trip to Kedah and we were grateful to be part of it.
This post is being linked up to the Hip Homeschool Moms link up party. They are collecting field trips around the world that homeschoolers can find. Readers who have found this post through that website might also be interested in our field trips to
- A local organic goat farm
- A Batik Factory
- The Royal Selangor School of Hard Knocks – where we made our own pewter ice cream bowls
- and more to come
This summer we hope to get out an around Penang more, finding cheap, kid friendly activities. We have some other families that want to get out there with us as well and so for this first time out, we found this goat farm out in Balik Pulau. Read more…
2014 Update: The current price is now RM25 for tourists. DLRC members can tell them they are connected to Dalat school and get a price of RM12 per painting.
After our successful outing to the Royal Selangor School of Hard Knocks, Our Travel Lifestyle and the Living in Penang kids decided to try another field trip together. We wanted to do something distinctly Malaysian, and quickly, because we’re about to say goodbye to Our Travel Lifestyle as they travel on to New Zealand. So the little one and I went on a scouting mission to Craft Batik in Teluk Bahang and arranged a tour and a chance to do some batik painting at Craft Batik in Teluk Bahang. Read more…
As homeschoolers we have the flexibility to go on field trips whenever we want. For this particular field trip we paired up with the exciting family at Our Travel Lifestyle. This time we decided to learn about the history of pewter in Malaysia at the School of Hard Knocks at the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre in the middle of Straits Quay.