The free nature of unschooling means that there is no one set way to do it. That also means there is no one “textbook” to guide you on your unschooling journey. There are, however, several resources that have been very inspiring to me and have helped get my mind going in a way that I have found very helpful:
- The Unschooling Unmanual – A collection of essays and thoughts on unschooling from a variety of sources, including educators and unschooling parents.
- Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv – Not an unschooling book, but the book that has inspired me the most as to how I want to educate my children: through nature and natural experience.
- The Unschooling Handbook: How to Use the Whole World as Your Child’s Classroom, Mary Griffith – A collection of both helpful information on unschooling, as well as thoughts from real and diverse unschooling families.
- Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life, Peter Gray – The book all unschoolers have been waiting for. This is the first book to truly back up all of the common sense unschooling theories with years of study, fact, and success stories.
- The world! What is your child interested in??
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