The girls are always learning even when they are playing. I love it when I can sneak in academic learning into their play. Here they are below playing a simplified version of Yahtzee and practicing addition and carrying.
And here is Rachel, our four year old, practicing her "cursive". Those loops are precursors to real writing you know!
And let's not forget training for one of the most important jobs of all - motherly nurturing. Here is Natalie with "baby" in tummy and "three year old" in tote.