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An example of unschooling: how children who aren't taught learn
Beverley Paine, November 2019
The grandkids came over today (age 4 and 6) to 'play'. Over four hours we:
Our grandkids live next door so it is easy for them to visit when they feel the need for burst of grandparent energy. Today they walked in the door and we simply got busy doing whatever...
This is unschooling. It's busy. It flows. The only hassle is keeping up with the tidying up afterwards. If there are any hesitations or reluctance we 'flow' a different direction. It's very flexible, open to change.
There is so much of the early childhood curriculum across all subjects packed into those four hours. That's why I love natural learning and unschooling so much.
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