There are many ways to keep younger people busy while working on something with an older child. In the area where we sit most of the time to work on something there are many things around to keep her busy. To Zoe, this is school. It's like art class.
"What makes people smart, curious, alert, observant, competent, confident, resourceful, persistent - in the broadest and best sense, intelligent- is not having access to more and more learning places, resources, and specialists, but being able in their lives to do a wide variety of interesting things that matter, things that challenge their ingenuity, skill, and judgement, and that make an obvious difference in their lives and the lives of people around them.", John Holt