Most people who are unfamiliar with or new to Unschooling usually ask what curriculum unschoolers use. When they’re told that unschoolers don’t use a pre-packaged or pieced-together curriculum, they try to wrap their heads around what exactly it is that we all do. “If you don’t use a curriculum, then what do you use or do?” Somehow, just saying, “we live life”, doesn’t quite satisfy the question of what exactly we use and do.
Over at Ordinary Life Magic, Stephanie has been answering these questions beautifully with her recent blog post series titled: Unschooling Tools. There are six posts in the series thus far and another five planned for. Go have a look!
Unschooling Tools : Games
Unschooling Tools : Math Play
Unschooling Tools : Television
Unschooling Tools : For Creativity
Unschooling Tools : For Reading
Unschooling Tools: Around Town
Future Posts will include: Software and Video Games, History, Science Love, Social Studies, and The Heart’s Desire
Some other links concerning unschoolers not using a curriculum:
You probably already have lots of cool stuff around your house that would be considered ‘Unschooling Tools’, but in case you don’t, think about making your house more like a museum.
What do you do with all your cool stuff and ‘Unschooling Tools’? “I just strew their paths with interesting things.” ~ Sandra Dodd
Currently, our unschooling looks like:
Minecraft. YouTube videos about Minecraft. Reading forums about Minecraft. Legos. Eating lots of popcorn. Sgt. Frog. Shows about the paranormal. Netflix. Carcassonne. Angry Birds. NatGeo Kids Magazine. Little Big Planet 2. Designing levels for Little Big Planet 2. Rory’s Story Cubes. Scrabble. Words With Friends. Making new friends. Trying new foods. Tangrams. Farkle. Coffee shops. Hair cuts. Nerf gun fights. Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Physicsgames.com. Counting down days on a calendar. Writing instructions for games. Writing words to songs. Writing E-mails. Pinterest. Wishlisting. Making potions. Hangman.
What’s your unschooling looking like right now?