Category Archives: Education and Learning

How I Taught My 3-Year-Old to Read

  It took a while for me to accept the “homeschooler” title. Most people have a certain perception of what a homeschooling parent is and when people started ascribing this label to me my oldest daughter was just a toddler. ‘Homeschooling?’, I thought, ‘You can’t really claim that title until your child is 5-6 years…

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My Life as a Black Mom Unschooler

Unschooling is an educational method and philosophy that rejects compulsory school as a primary means for learning. Unschoolers learn through their natural life experiences including play, household responsibilities, personal interests and curiosity, internships and work experience, travel, books, elective classes, family, mentors, and social interaction. Unschooling encourages exploration of activities initiated by the children themselves….

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How (and Why) I Got My Baby to Love Books

by Alicia Barnes of My baby is a book monster, a connoisseur, an addict. His first word in the morning is often “book” and normally followed by his first fit of the day when I only read one book instead of the 27 he wants before school. At school he can be barely bothered to…

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