27 August 2012

unschool monday :: tiny moments

Pivotal moment for Tiny tonight. She learnt to build rather than destroy. Much excitement ensued. Then she learnt to say her sisters names. High-5s all round #unschooling #loveher

This week, Tiny reminded us how learning happens... You live, grow, take in new information... You play, go away and do something else, sleep, think on it for a bit... Then, in what seems like a sudden development, you master the thing you were trying to learn. In one tiny moment, you put it all together and figure it out. In Tiny Owlet's case, it was figuring out how to build with her blocks, rather than smash them down as she had done the week before to her sisters' frustration...


Suddenly there is celebration, "ta-daaa!" and laughter. And high fiving. And a world that seems like it has opened up with this new knowledge learnt. It happens like this at any age and stage. Sometimes with less celebration, but there is always moving forward and learning.

Thanks for reading along with Unschool Monday. If you have a question for me, or one of the other participants on the linkup, ask away! I'm happy to try and answer here next time. If you feel like linking up, it'd be lovely to have you on board and see how unschooling happens at your nest. xx

1 comment:

  1. this is my favourite age for observing. They are so chuffed when they 'get it' and it is a beautiful thing to watch.


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