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October 18, 2006



Great post. Very encouraging ... Today I am thinking about all of their natural learning, the uncoerced learning that is happening all day.
In our free-spirited lifestyle of learning, they are the ones begging for structure ... wanting a more formal math curriculum, spelling instruction, etc. but they are loving it and true to form, each lesson sends them off on dozens of rabbit trails.
Life is fun!

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I would just like to give you all a standing ovation (applauding loudly!!!).
I so enjoy each and every written morsel I can get my hands on from this publication and blogging community. I literally just sat and read Linda's piece about balance and timing with a yummy bowl of popcorn, with butter. Thank you for taking the time to write and share wisdom and experiences - we are reading, enjoying and for some of us waiting with a bowl of popcorn for the next morsel to keep us going.


I've decided that kids need more time on the planet before they can appreciate "history". They need a bit more of their own history before other history becomes interesting. I didn't actually start enjoying looking back until I was MUCH older. Thanks for your wonderful post.


My daughter is in some ways the exact opposite of yours. 9 years old and she LOVES history. And one of the big ways she learns it is through books. she is currently reading the Laura Ingalls Wilder books for the 2nd time (very systematically). She also reads the Our Canadian Girl series and some of the Dear Canada. She's got some similar ones about Britain.

Next time you are being sneaky, do it at the library. Suggest a couple of novels that look interesting in and of themselves but might have some history in them.

Or just go with what you are doing. She'll read that stuff when she needs to. And she's learning all the time. So is mine. It astounds me. I might go get some Rescue Remedy though :-)

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