"Official" schoolwork takes us on average around a half hour. Sometimes it's an hour, sometimes it's 15 minutes.. it depends on what he wants to do.
I like to think of ourselves as unschoolers, but we got a Wii and the boys were unable to self-regulate. So I came up with the rule that they have to do two 'lessons' before they can play Wii. That can be reading a book, doing science experiments, working in his Singapore workbooks, cooking with me, building things with Snapcircuits, doing some Scholastic Top Secret Adventures or whatever it's called (social studies), reading a few pages from the Usborne Encyclopedia of World History, whatever. He gets to choose what he does for his two lessons, though if it's been a while since we did a certain activity, I'll coax a little. He always has final say, though.
But then he'll do lots of other activities that I consider educational.. games, building, drawing, writing stories, etc, etc, etc.
Colwyn is 6 but with an October birthday, he'd be in Kindergarten this year.
Mommy to Colwyn, 10/03 ~ Lachlann, 8/05 ~ Fiona, 6/08 ~ Niall, 5/10