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How do you unschool?

Anonymous
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My dd almost 6 isn't one to sit and do worksheets. She also doesn't like sitting on a computer. I thought of the k12, but I saw the stuff they send, all the worksheets (I have a friend who does it for K). Any suggestions for her? School was no help, they did every class the same
Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 8, 2016 at 5:18 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 8, 2016 at 5:20 PM
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by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 8, 2016 at 5:20 PM
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autodidact
by Snarknado on Apr. 8, 2016 at 5:24 PM

what interests her?  

autodidact
by Snarknado on Apr. 8, 2016 at 5:26 PM

http://zenhabits.net/unschool/



Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 8, 2016 at 5:27 PM
Her toys mostly. It's hard to know what she likes when she doesn't even know.

Quoting autodidact:

what interests her?  

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 8, 2016 at 5:28 PM
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Thank you

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http://zenhabits.net/unschool/

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 8, 2016 at 5:30 PM
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Unschool-what parents do when they are too lazy to make sure their kids are properly educated.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 8, 2016 at 5:30 PM
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There are ways to homeschool without worksheets without unschooling. Imo unschooling done right takes an extreme amount of work and dedication.
bigmouthbabe
by on Apr. 8, 2016 at 5:31 PM
Homeschool. Don't unschool.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Apr. 8, 2016 at 5:40 PM
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Unschooling is the same basic idea we use before kids start official school. We don't give them tests on the alphabet song or shoe tying. We just incorporate it into their daily life. And TADA!... they learn it.

Unschooling requires a lot of effort on your part though. You need to make sure you provide as many opportunities for her as possible and ensure you're knowledgeable about many topics. You can avoid sitting her in front of a book and opt to explain how certain things conduct heat better while you're making dinner. Take her to an aquarium and let her take her time reading exhibit signs or asking questions. Let her plant a garden. Get her a telescope for Christmas. Give her hypothetical questions or scenarios and ask what she thinks.

You can do it.
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