The written word is so ubiquitous in today's world; leave them to it and kids will pick it up all on their own!
There are many ways for a child to be introduced to new things--coercion doesn't have to be one of them.
As the educational establishment grapples with its sense of identity, some wisdom from Viola Spolin.
Although our lifestyle has made the transition to isolation during the covid-19 pandemic easier, we have active social lives that we’re missing like everyone else!
As an unschooler with fourteen years of school-free parenting under my belt, I would like to share some comforting ideas with parents. I promise you'll feel less stressed after reading this.
Children don’t flourish in a militantly-scheduled school environment, so don’t do it at home, either!
Just came upon G working on this wood burning project. His dad happened upon a magnifying glass on a sunny day last week, and now here we are. They also popped a balloon today, and tried to cook a gummy. Best kind of science!
I love it when someone asks me how I expect a child to learn without being taught and schooled. It's the easiest question because everyone already understands the answer from their own experience! I start by pointing out that kids really learn the same way older people do. They don't need special institutions to do... Continue Reading →