Legos

It’s been well over a year now since kiddo decided he was done building with Lego and ready to let most of it go. He came to this realization himself, without any influence from us. We were a bit surprised, especially given we know many kids keep them for much longer (sometimes even into adulthood), Read More

Unschoolers Platform 2017

We spent last week at the fabulous Unschoolers Platform 2017 conference at the Key Lime Cove waterpark in Gurnee, Illinois! It was the second year for the event. (See last year’s post.) There are several aspects that come together to make a successful conference, and this one had it all – friendly people, knowledgeable speakers, lots of opportunities Read More

Halloween!

Halloween in Mexico! Yes, they have it here too! We saw house parties, trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood, plus HUGE crowds of people on Quinta Avenida, Playa del Carmen’s hot spot.  When asked to go trick or treating with some other worldschoolers kiddo needed an impromptu Halloween costume. This is what we figured out! He got a lot Read More

Columbus ships and King Tut exhibit

With unschooling and worldschooling, we’re learning from the world around us and through experiences, rather than via books, tests, and other formal learning opportunities (unless requested by the learner). To help facilitate this process, I try to keep an eye out for things that might present an opportunity to be exposed to new topics. You never Read More