My son is VERY curious by nature and a big independent learner. He likes to discover, read, watch videos, do experiments, etc. He likes learning and exploring together - but the sit down and "teach" thing is so not his thing. He hates being told something. He hates workbooks. He has got a plan in his head and I am along for the ride
That said, I have found myself purchasing curricula and books and such. I follow his lead as to what to learn and how much to learn - but I do provide him with as much stimulating activities, books, trips, etc to feed the current learning passion.
His desire to learn more is so overwhelming that I have started to purchase stuff to help us on that learning journey.
He taught himself to read at 3 and just devours books. He is obsessed with ancient history - so we have gotten Story of the World and History Odyssey so that I don't have to come up with any creative activities, just look them up and pick what we want to do
We skip narrations, tests, and all that boring schooly stuff. He is getting so much out of it though - today he builted "the walled city of jericho" out of duplo blocks at teh chiros office
He is a science geek, so we do lots of science experiments, just got a new book of ancient science inventions/experiments that looks like fun to add to our history explorations.
Lately he has been requesting to learn about nouns, verbs, etc.
And flying thru the little bit I am doing with him. So I did just get Easy Grammar to see if that fulfills his desire, Not so much a rigid program. But a few daily sentence exercises - what I am already doing with him but a little less work for me and probably better organized too. He is asking for more than what I remember and I needed some help! The cosmeo.com pendemonium vids and games totally fueled this new passion. LOVE that site!! Probably getting the story book Sentence Family too.
He is also requesting to learn Latin and Manadrin - My head is spinning! If only Rosetta Stone wasn't so expensive....He is really on a Latin kick too - he heard DH and I discussing how knowing latin roots helps alot in the medical field and in science in general - that was all he needed to know. So now I have to look for something unschooly to help us all learn Latin.
I have gone from unschooling him completely until Kindy to being thrown into a very classically inspired unschooly education. They are at such different ends of the spectrum. He craves the materials and subject material that goes with a classical education, but we are trying to do it as unschooly as possible. We don't do much sit down and learn time. We read and explore together alot. We do lots of projects and experiments. And he takes the lead in it. I just provide the wood for the bonfire. Just unexpected to have it be such classically inspired wood....