|I don't think Holt would recognize his coined term if he were alive. One of his dearest friends was Nancy Wallace, the mother of musicans Ishmael and Vita Wallace, and their home education did not look like any unschoolers I know! There was no TV, no 'junk' reading or music etc in that house -where Holt spent many, many hours. Holt was still a bit of a snob regarding what he thought was important for kids to learn 'on their own'.
That's very interesting!
So, what my kids are into
Bridget (7) is mostly into mysteries, spies and detectives right now. Judging from how many books are out there, I'm guessing it's a common thing for kids her age :LOL She reads lots of mystery books. She's also into writing stories and poems. She used to dictate them to me but now she mostly writes them on her own. Sometimes by hand but often on the computer. She used to be really into music but not so much now. Her interests tend to consume her at the time and then she drops them for a bit and then they come back. Music is in a little bit of a lull right now. She's also pretty interested in Egypt and the human body right now. Mostly she's into her imagaination and playing
Whether that be playing spy, playing house, playing dragon, whatever.
Owen (3) plays
He really likes this one construction computer game. He also likes building towers and knocking them down, running around like a nut, jumping off of things and banging his head and various other typical 3 year old activities
We had a yoga for kids video (can't remember which one). DD liked it a lot when she was younger. When she was 1 and I was doing Chi Kung she'd copy me so yeah, little kids can like that too
(and we didn't need the tv - she would just copy *me* even when I wasn't trying to involve her, :LOL) DS on the other hand, has no interest whatsoever so it depends on the kid. We also have the Yoga Garden game which dd really likes.