Last week we dove in headfirst learning about dragonflies! We got our hands on an amazing resource called Magic Forest Academy, and my kids are loving using it for their interests in nature (which are many). We spent hours at a few different dragonfly hatching spots (even one day caught in a torrential downpour!), observing … More Dragonflies
As unschoolers we get inspired by all sorts of things. More often than not we take our inspiration into to nature (or gather it there) and this was no different! We love the book Down At The Seaweed Cafe by Robert Perry, and we read it over and over! On a beach excursion with Bumpa … More Down At The Seaweed Cafe
It’s funny how unschooling can look like all the best parts of public school sometimes! We have been, in addition to the butterflies, raising frogs for the past couple of months, so we’ve been learning about all kinds of cool life cycles! We found frog eggs in a tiny stream near one of our favourite … More Unschooling Life Cycles (froglets!)
Over here at World and Woods we are always doing our part to weave nature and conservation into our unschooling days. We have been raising Painted Lady butterflies and learning all about butterflies as pollinators for the past few weeks, and on Tuesday they were ready for us to release them! It was such a … More Butterfly Release!
As unschoolers, we do a lot of learning around here. I mentioned before that sometimes it is big eventful learning like the examples in my last post. But sometimes, it is quiet, almost undetectable learning. Sometimes we are cuddled up, deep in conversation or poring over the pages of a book. Sometimes we are noticing … More Sometimes Learning is Quiet.
Adventure was calling this past week, and boy did we answer! Sometimes, in our world, living and learning (unschooling!) looks a lot like snuggles on a cozy couch, reading good books and talking about what we’ve read, done, or seen together. But this week was all get up and go! Early Saturday morning, all four … More Mummies, Kayaks, and Great Views
Springtime means dirt! Doesn’t it? To my young nature loving, unschooling boys it sure does. And they’ve been all-in for the past while! Bubby, Snickers and I came up with the perfect experiment to test what we know about what plants need to grow (water, sunshine, and dirt!). We planted some beans in recycled cans … More Dirt, Caterpillars, Beach