Children raised in a literate world will learn reading as naturally as they learn walking if given the chance
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 →
The weird thing about unschooling is that the name is kind of terribly misrepresentative--unschooling isn't about school at all. It's about believing that learning happens naturally, all the time, and that if natural learning is fostered, then it continues unrepressed forever. So "unschooling" isn't just a thing that children do in lieu of school. It's... Continue Reading →