What seems to be developing is a sort of unstructured structure, in that we have lots of learning activities, including books and worksheets, computer programs, puzzles, games, toys, paper and crafting stuff in our "school room" available. The unstructured part is that we don't have a set time, it depends on our schedules and what we need to do in a given day/week and that I don't have a rigid schedule I stick to as far as the learning activities go. We have "school time" where we are engaged in learning activities, of which I generally let the kids choose. I really am coming to see "homeschooling" as more of a life style, a way of life. I think "Learning Lifestyle" is more appropriate. We are always learning about new things, as they come up and as the kids express interest or ask questions. It feels so much more natural than trying to force our way through an entire workbook or lesson. We do use workbooks, when it makes sense, and when the kids are interested. These Spiderman workbooks are a big hit right now. So is coloring. The boys seem
I am finding that I am loving the freedom and letting the kids choose our learning activities. The line between play and learning is blurring, and I love that much of the time, the kids are having so much fun they don't even know they are learning. I also find that I enjoy letting them choose the topic or activity that we are going to study.