I have always felt like if I keep an eye on how well my kids' reading and math skills are developing, they will be fine. Everything else is extra. My logic for this of course is, if they are able to read well, then they can read whatever subjects they want and educate themselves. And if they have good math foundations, then they won't be intimidated out of the science, engineering, technology fields should they desire to pursue something in that direction.
What about writing? How did your kids' writing skills develop? My kids are little so they don't "write". But I was just wondering how it all worked for other unschoolers. There seems to be tons of writing schooled kids do at a really young age. I wonder if that helps, hinders or makes no difference at all vs kids learning to write when they are ready (which I imagine is years later than 1st grade for most). What do you guys think?
I am surrounded by schooled kids. I enjoy finding out what they are up to because it causes me to ask good questions about the process of learning, the most efficient ways of doing it etc.
Edited by Emaye - 11/27/12 at 1:12am