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If you’ve never been to a county fair, it’s effectively a lot of sitting around mixed with moments of controlled chaos. Why do we do it? That’s the question we get asked most frequently by friends and neighbors.
With the significant amount of time and effort required to move our entire life to the fairgrounds for a week, on the surface it wouldn’t seem to make much sense. However, the true gift of the fair and the homestead, in general, is the independence it teaches our children. It fosters curiosity and accelerates their growth as children and sticks with them well into adulthood. Listen to this podcast episode to find out why everyone in your family will greatly benefit from the county fair.
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More Thoughts on Raising Old-Fashioned Kids:
- How We’re Raising Our Kids Like It’s 1955 (podcast episode)
- 5 Things I Learned as a First Time 4-H Mom (podcast episode)
- The Most Important Thing I’ve Taught My Kids (podcast episode)
- Homesteading With Kids: How We Do It (blog article & podcast episode)