Unschooling is fun school get kids to enjoy learning

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We started Unschooling a year and half ago and love it. The kids love it so much that we don’t call it Unschool we refer to it as Fun school.  The Girls and I have grown a lot since the first day. I asked myself many times if I was just crazy, can I keep doing this, what the heck was I thinking. Don’t kid yourself I still ask myself those same questions but now I know they are brighter, happier and so am I. We have learned how to get along as a family, how to realize that every day, even every minute can be a learning experience. We don’t need boring work sheets, book reports or test to show we have learned anything. The girls and I find fun ways to learn things, we make up games, we go outside, we have a picnic, go to the park, zoo, a museum, or the pool. We learned our times tables by riding bikes, taking Jack (the dog) for a walk, swimming, computer games, even played on our iPad.

fun schoolThis is all the things the girls have enjoyed doing over the last year and half that we would have never done, or as much, if we were in normal school.

The question I get asked the most:
How on earth can you stand being with your kids all day?

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 fun schoolFirst of all let me say, NO I am super women (though sometimes I imagine I am). This is not for everyone, but the reason it works for us is because the girls have learned how to do things on their own. No, they don’t bother me constantly telling there bored, or asking what to do, and no we dont watch tv all day. I may tell them I have some work I need to do and to go read that book and write down 10 facts and do a movie for the web. They know now that they better get that assignment done before they can do anything else. Then I might let them watch tv or go play outside or play In their playroom. They have morning chores they do every day, including feeding the animals, and other basic chores. The days are never the same but everyday we all learn something new and we have a blast doing it.

About Chrissie

Follow our crazy journey across America as we visit roadside oddities, historical land marks and beautiful landscapes. I have ton of ideas and review educational products that will help you get the most on your home school adventure. We are an Unschool family that believes the world is our classroom and is teaching our children to self direct their education to a better future.

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  1. I am very impressed with what you have done and very happy for my nieces. They are learning so much and especially learning how to learn, learning how to take things into their own hands. Good for you, Chrissie !