Children raised in a literate world will learn reading as naturally as they learn walking if given the chance
So in September I got G, who is ten, a six month tinker crate subscription. Yesterday his monthly box came, and a couple hours later he came to me very upset because he’d accidentally busted the supplied battery set-up. His dad is kind of handy with that stuff so I sent him to see if... Continue Reading →
Unschooled kids get to explore their interests at their leisure—and sometimes, to the benefit of all!
There are many ways for a child to be introduced to new things--coercion doesn't have to be one of them.
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.
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 →