Hi folks! It's Amy here, I haven't made a post in many months because I was going through a transitional time in my life. 2020 has been a year for new self-knowledge for me, and I made a HUGE decision for my family: I decided to put all four of my kids into public school... Continue Reading →
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!
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!
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!
Unschooling allows the freedom to delve immersively into an interest for as many hours and days as they want.
Wednesdays are library day. Every morning we all walk the six blocks so the younger kids can participate in story time, and the older kids can peruse comics (which I now refuse to check out after G wrecked the cover of a $100 manga book) and find chapter books to bring home. After story time... Continue Reading →
Today while the school kids are separated from real life by walls, rules, texts and abstractions, my unschooled kids are producing something real. The apples on our overgrown backyard tree are ready to go, so today after screen time was over and the sun had warmed things up, I sent the kids outside to gather... Continue Reading →