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Unschooling Kindergarten

I recently received an email from a parent who wondered how unschooling worked with a child that could not yet read or write (her child was currently in public school Kindergarten and struggling). Here was my reply:

Unschooling works wonderfully for children who cannot read or write yet. First off, there are so many other ways to learn: videos, hands-on, board games, hikes, etc. Secondly, YOU can read to him whatever he desires read or you can use audio books (a staple for my son who was a very late reader – we’re talking 14!). Thirdly, you can write for him. If he has a story he wants to tell, etc., he can dictate to you and you can write or type it.

You might find my article about Teaching Kindergarten worth reading.

1 comment to Unschooling Kindergarten

  • Soose

    I have a teen. Looking back at our younger homeschooling years, here are some principles I have found to have worked well:

    Follow Your Child’s Interest, Follow Their Talents

    Work Alongside Your Child

    Wait on Readiness, Development, and Willingness

    Enable, Mentor, Support

    Above all, Praise and Encourage. Have Faith in Your Child.

    Treat a Task Like a Chore, Chore Forevermore. Find Joy/Blessings/Acceptance in a Task, the same — Forevermore.

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