Learning happens when we make connections. When we acquire a new idea and are able to connect it to something that we already know. One way for this to happen is for our lives to be full of new and interesting things.

An Unschooling parent will seek to surround their home and life with unusual and fascinating items. To peek curiosity by laying inviting and intriguing trinkets in their children’s paths. By sharing stimulating and thought provoking ideas. Drawing attention to beautiful and enchanting scenes.

The whole world becomes a place that is engaging when we look at it through the eyes of our child. Finding new things that absorb them or intrigue them.

An Unschooling parent will demonstrate curiosity by pursuing their own interests. Openly enjoying their own pursuits and sharing their joy and delight and connections with their children.

Being Sparkly comes with a caveat though. We can lay these ideas before our children but they are the ones who filter the information and make their own connections. Trust that your child is able to access what information they need for today, trust them to engage with the world and the things in it as much or as little as they are able. Be Sparkly but don’t dampen their curiosity by insisting they follow your predisposed idea of what they will learn or how.

Be Sparkly ✨

Published by heiditsteel

Teacher turned Unschooler: passionate about autonomous education and supporting our children's natural inclination towards learning through play.

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