How Can You Inspire Gratitude in Children when Unschooling? Gratitude is about being aware of who or what makes positive aspects of our lives possible, and acknowledging that. It is not something you can ‘teach’ even if you do choose to follow a curriculum. Gratitude helps us appreciate what we have rather than focusing on […]Read More Inspire Gratitude in Children, Unschool Learning.
“How was the Earth Built? And… Are the builders really tired?” Just two of the unschool questions we are getting ourselves into this week. I love how young children don’t shy away from the big important questions in life. Even if us adults can’t always deliver a succinct answer to these questions its always exciting […]Read More Unschool Learning, How Was The Earth Built?
A riverbed community of amazing people living in vans and old buses, a doula school, wild children, a heart shaped swimming pool, music, pony rides, crafting, dance and the most spectacular home cooked vegetarian food all packed into one beautiful weekend of freedom, fun and sunshine in Órgiva, Spain. We have already decided we are […]Read More Kids Fest 2019, Órgiva, Andulucia.
Sleep plays an important role in restoring our physical health and helps our brains work faster and keeps us feeling good. Sleep is a mysterious thing, as it actually makes more sense for us not to need it. A sleeping creature is much more vulnerable to attack from predators. So why do we all need […]Read More Unschool Learning, Why Do We Sleep?
Our unschool family adventure in Normandy, began with hunting tanks. We figured as difficult as the concept of war is to talk about with young children we could not visit Normandy without taking the opportunity to learn about it. We visited the memorial de montormel museum, near Chambois. Showing the children the tanks, photos and […]Read More Unschool Learning, Tank Hunting & The Second World War in Normandy.
We landed in Normandy as a family in our campervan between Christmas and New Year, determined to travel south slow, save money and learn new skills. Winter is the perfect time for a campervan family to learn new skills. Even in the most southern parts of Europe living on the beaches or in the forest […]Read More Campervan Family Winter Volunteering in Normandy.
Personally I don’t like the idea of flashcards, I don’t find them hugely inspiring. One thing my daughter and I do agree can be inspiring is Pinterest. We are slightly hooked. A regular moment that has developed in our unschool journey together is snuggling up in the evening, skimming through Pinterest for any new activities […]Read More Unschool Learning, Creating Number Flashcards.