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.
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 →
Learning never stops. We don’t need a schedule; just a passion for knowledge, and the confidence and skills to seek it out.
This week my seven year old learned numbers. At least, numbers into the hundreds. She can identify any number up to 999 and say it correctly. I don't know how or when my three older kids learned to do this, but I do know how my seven year old did it: through a stupid video... Continue Reading →