The Magical Mouse Schoolhouse is packed with ways you can bring some Disney magic into your home. But maybe not in a conventional way. You see, Jodi Whisenhunt, the veteran homeschooling mom and author of The Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, has attached learning activities to Disney attractions and park experiences.
Make your own Dole Whip, write letters to cast members, and build a paper airplane to an elephant’s proportions to learn science, language arts, and math skills. Need to supplement some world history or cultural study? Jodi gives lesson suggestions for each country in World Showcase at EPCOT. Use Expedition Everest to research some geography, or the Tree of Life to learn about animals. I bet you’ll see your next Disney trip differently after you’ve seen the Tree of Life from Jane Goodall’s point of view.
By no means is the Magical Mouse Schoolhouse a substitute for homeschooling curriculum. Instead, it’s meant to be added to your shelf of resources to supplement or freshen up your lessons. I’m not a homeschooling mom, but with our family’s love of Disney vacations, it’s for sure something I enjoyed reading and doing some of the activities with my children. It worked well in our family because we have a huge Disney frame of reference.
I would suggest picking up this book and adding it to your resources of family fun! You’ll learn something in the process and keep some of the Disney magic going in your home. You could also use it to create a countdown of fun facts for your upcoming Disney vacation. I guarantee you’ll learn something from the Magical Mouse Schoolhouse!