I have to wonder if some of the most damaging words to homeschooling and children’s futures I’ve ever heard are, “If the children aren’t having fun learning, they will grow up without a love of learning.” That is used as justification for requiring that learning must be fun. Sadly, might the two most common results of so-called “fun learning” be: wearing Mom out and the children’s not be willing to learn unless it is fun.
I plead with you dads for the sake of your children’s future not to buy into this “learning must be fun” mistruth. If learning has to be fun, what does that mean about learning Scripture? Do we only read Scripture because it is fun and not read it because it isn’t fun? Since Scripture isn’t fun to read, could that mean children raised this way will have no desire to read the Bible as they get older?
We exercise because of the health benefits, and we learn because of the value of learning. We apply ourselves. We learn to enjoy our “brain sweating” and loving the feeling of accomplishment as we learn and grow not because it is “fun.”
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)