To Unschoolers, Learning Is As Natural As Breathing Did you know that a growing percentage of home schoolers are becoming unschoolers? The unschooling movement is founded on the principle that children learn best when they pursue their own natural curiosities and interests. Without bells, schedules, and rules about what to do and when, the knowledge they gain through mindful living and exploration is absorbed more easily and enthusiastically. Learning is a natural, inborn impulse, and the world is rich with lessons to be learned and puzzles to be solved. Successful unschooling parents know how to stimulate and direct their children's learning impulse. Once you read this book, so will you!
Table of Contents
Contents Acknowledgments Introduction 1: What Is Unschooling and How Can It Possibly Work? 2: Resources: Finding What You Need 3: TV or Not TV (and Other Questions of Technology) 4: How Can You Tell They're Learning? An Unschooling Week One 5: Reading and Writing 6: Math and Problem-Solving 7: Science An Unschooling Week Two 8: History 9: The Arts 10: Changes As Kids Grow Older An Unschooling Week Three 11: Practical Considerations 12: Coping with Doubts and Challenges 13: Is Unschooling Contagious? Contributors Index
About Mary Griffith
Mary Griffith is the author of The Homeschooling Handbook (Prima). She has written extensively on the homeschooling and unschooling movements and is a board member of the Homeschool Association of California.
To Unschoolers, Learning Is As Natural As Breathing