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  • Unschooling would look different in different families. Because the learning the self-directed, it depends on the interest of the child. Everyone learns all the time.

    Parents have a primary influence on their children’s interests; what a parent enjoys and finds interesting is often passed on to their children. Parents also provide the environment for learning that helps to stimulate interest and curiosity. The books, board games, videos, projects, field trips, and toys available for young learners usually direct the learning that takes place. I have heard it described as “stewing their environment with great resources”.

    Unschoolers may choose any resource, including video games, toys, board games, puzzles, videos, books, curriculum, classes, textbooks and teachers, as long as the learning is desired and motivated by the student. Learners who desire explicit instruction will seek it out, while other learners prefer self-teaching.

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