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Math Manipulatives for Unschooling Families - practical math tools you can add to your collection for strewing, or just to support math play, learning and exploration. (You can definitely SKIP the math counters - they can count just about anything else.)
17 Math Manipulatives My Unschooled Kids Actually Use
Math Manipulatives for Unschooling Families - practical math tools you can add to your collection for strewing, or just to support math play, learning and exploration. (You can definitely SKIP the math counters - they can count just about anything else.)
Favorite Picture Books for Boys: these are books I never expected to be favorites that they ended up loving. For the record, their sister loved them, too, but my boys were so much pickier when it came to books! Picture Books, Sisters, Books, Books For Boys, Good Books, Unschooling, Never Expect, Favorite, Things To Come
17 Picture Books for Boys (Surprising Favorites!)
Favorite Picture Books for Boys: these are books I never expected to be favorites that they ended up loving. For the record, their sister loved them, too, but my boys were so much pickier when it came to books!
Unschooling can be a form of protest and resistance. And as a busy mom of 5, if I want to be the most effective unschooling parent I can be, it's all I can do. Parents, Parenting, Believe In You, Protest, Busy Mom, Effective, Make You Believe, Mom
Unschooling Is a Form of Protest - For Now, It's All I Can Do
Unschooling can be a form of protest and resistance. And as a busy mom of 5, if I want to be the most effective unschooling parent I can be, it's all I can do.
Core Beliefs of Unschooling Parents: these 9 beliefs define unschooling. It's what makes unschooling parents able to sleep at night knowing they aren't forcing their kids to follow a standard curriculum, why they can trust them to pursue their interests and their strengths instead of doing math worksheets if they don't want to. So if you're curious why we choose this unschooling path, this is it! Worksheets, Education, Learning, Math Worksheets, Homeschool, Curriculum
9 Core Beliefs of Unschooling Parents
Core Beliefs of Unschooling Parents: these 9 beliefs define unschooling. It's what makes unschooling parents able to sleep at night knowing they aren't forcing their kids to follow a standard curriculum, why they can trust them to pursue their interests and their strengths instead of doing math worksheets if they don't want to. So if you're curious why we choose this unschooling path, this is it!
Educational Board Games & Card Games to Strew: my unschooled kids love every game on this list - they're the ones they ask to play over and over again. But make sure to only offer them IF you think your kids will enjoy them...not just because they're educational. Board Games, Play, Games, Educational Board Games, Educational Games, Educational Board, Family Games, Teaching Homeschool
20+ Educational Board Games & Card Games to Strew
Educational Board Games & Card Games to Strew: my unschooled kids love every game on this list - they're the ones they ask to play over and over again. But make sure to only offer them IF you think your kids will enjoy them...not just because they're educational.
Unlimited Screen Time: There is SO much pressure in our society to limit screens as parents. But what parents strictly controlling screen time (amount not content) is creating more problems than it solves? And what if it's actually holding our children back? Limiting Screen Time, Smart Parenting, Screen Time For Kids, Parenting Hacks, Pressure, Good Parenting
The Case for Unlimited Screen Time (from a recovering control freak)
Unlimited Screen Time: There is SO much pressure in our society to limit screens as parents. But what parents strictly controlling screen time (amount not content) is creating more problems than it solves? And what if it's actually holding our children back?
Unschooling vs Homeschooling: What exactly is the difference, anyway? Here are the five major differences explained, so you know what you're getting yourself into when you jump into unschooling! Home Schooling, Homeschooling, Knowing You, Explained, Beliefs, Compare And Contrast
Unschooling vs. Homeschooling: 5 Major Differences
Unschooling vs Homeschooling: What exactly is the difference, anyway? Here are the five major differences explained, so you know what you're getting yourself into when you jump into unschooling!
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Why I've Been Scared of Unschooling and Why We're Officially Switching - Intentional Homeschooling
If you're like most people, when you hear the word "unschooling" you probably think of kids sitting around at home all day playing video games or watching TV. But that's not what unschooling is! Unschooling is a unique educational approach that allows kids to learn through their natural interests and curiosity. Learn more about this unique educational approach on my blog! Raising, People, Teaching Advice, Activity Leaders, Education And Literacy
How Does Unschooling Work? (it’s not what you think!)
If you're like most people, when you hear the word "unschooling" you probably think of kids sitting around at home all day playing video games or watching TV. But that's not what unschooling is! Unschooling is a unique educational approach that allows kids to learn through their natural interests and curiosity. Learn more about this unique educational approach on my blog!
Unschooling Ideas and Resources Grades 8, 6, 4, 1 and Pre-K: wondering what resources other unschooling families are using? Come see our plans  for this school year! Unschooling five kids ages 14 down to 5, and we've been fully unschooling for three years, and relaxed homeschooling since my oldest was 5. Ideas, Pre K, Reading, School Year, Relaxed Homeschooling
Unschooling Ideas & Resources for Grades 8, 6, 4, 1 and Pre-K
Unschooling Ideas and Resources Grades 8, 6, 4, 1 and Pre-K: wondering what resources other unschooling families are using? Come see our plans for this school year! Unschooling five kids ages 14 down to 5, and we've been fully unschooling for three years, and relaxed homeschooling since my oldest was 5.
Pros and Cons of Unschooling: a serious look at the potential pros and cons when you choose unschool. Not all of these are guaranteed to be pros or guaranteed to be cons, but it's an honest evaluation of the benefits AND the risks you take when you choose unschooling for your kids. This is from someone who is choosing to unschool and plans to continue for years to come. Knowing what you're getting into is so important when you choose an unconventional lifestyle! How To Plan, Honesty, Honest, Guaranteed
The Pros & Cons of Unschooling: Some Brutal Honesty
Pros and Cons of Unschooling: a serious look at the potential pros and cons when you choose unschool. Not all of these are guaranteed to be pros or guaranteed to be cons, but it's an honest evaluation of the benefits AND the risks you take when you choose unschooling for your kids. This is from someone who is choosing to unschool and plans to continue for years to come. Knowing what you're getting into is so important when you choose an unconventional lifestyle!
Unschooling: Tracking learning when you're unschooling is for better or worse a necessity in many states (and countries). But it doesn't need to be difficult. Here are 5 great ways to track learning when you unschool - I use 4 out of the 5 options. We've lived in one of the strictest states for three years and continue to unschool successfully using these methods to document our learning and progress! Youtube, 5 Ways, Necessity, Kids Learning, Options, Difficult
Unschooling? Here Are 5 Ways to Track Learning
Unschooling: Tracking learning when you're unschooling is for better or worse a necessity in many states (and countries). But it doesn't need to be difficult. Here are 5 great ways to track learning when you unschool - I use 4 out of the 5 options. We've lived in one of the strictest states for three years and continue to unschool successfully using these methods to document our learning and progress!
Unschooling Science: We never used a science curriculum, even when we were relaxed homeschoolers. Here are eight ways we fostered natural curiosity about all things science during the elementary years! We still do these things today now that we've transitioned to unschooling. Nature, Homeschool Science, Elementary Science, Science Curriculum, Elementary
8 Ideas for Unschooling Science (Elementary Years)
Unschooling Science: We never used a science curriculum, even when we were relaxed homeschoolers. Here are eight ways we fostered natural curiosity about all things science during the elementary years! We still do these things today now that we've transitioned to unschooling.
Unschooling v. Relaxed Homeschooling: once upon a time I was a relaxed homeschooler. I knew back then that this one key difference was what was stopping me from fully embracing unschooling (spoiler alert: we eventually switched and chose to unschool). But if you're stuck and can't decide, this is probably the reason why! Homeschool High School, Homeschool Advice, Homeschool Support, Homeschool Help, Homeschool Writing Prompts
Unschooling v. Relaxed Homeschooling - What's the Difference?
Unschooling v. Relaxed Homeschooling: once upon a time I was a relaxed homeschooler. I knew back then that this one key difference was what was stopping me from fully embracing unschooling (spoiler alert: we eventually switched and chose to unschool). But if you're stuck and can't decide, this is probably the reason why!
This certified teacher started homeschooling eleven years ago, when her children were in 6th, 5th and 1st grade. They quickly transitioned to unschooling and didn't look back! Hear about her journey, where her kids are now, and her encouragement to current unschooling parents. An interview with Marla Taviano, author of an unschooling manifesto. Middle School, Primary School Education, Teacher Resources, Teachers, Elementary Schools
A Former Teacher Reflects on 11 Years of Unschooling (No Regrets!)
This certified teacher started homeschooling eleven years ago, when her children were in 6th, 5th and 1st grade. They quickly transitioned to unschooling and didn't look back! Hear about her journey, where her kids are now, and her encouragement to current unschooling parents. An interview with Marla Taviano, author of an unschooling manifesto.