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from the Heart
Crafts without stickers, markers or glitter? These crafts
"came from the hearts of two wonderful children, and from their lives - things they
touch and taste and use."
by Amber Sparks
A mother describes the
evolution of her unschooled daughter's reading and recalls her brother's reading journey in
the public school system, as well.
SPOTLIGHT: Ned Vare and Luz
Shosie, Unschoolers Unlimited
by Ned Vare
book Smarting Us Up: The Undumbing of America, Ned Vare discusses educational
choice, American freedoms, homeschooling laws, and his family's journey to
by Amy Bowers
"As parents, I think, we are often
pleased when our children use items in an unorthodox way - a wooden block for a piece of pie
or a cushion for a boat - but how encouraging are we when our young children use something
in a manner that seems destructive to our 'schooled' sensibilities?"
A small girl teaches her mother how to let go.
DELVING IN: 20
Things to Do with Photographs
by Shana Ronayne Hickman
disposables to 35 mm cameras to digitals, kids have lots of options - and also end up with
lots of pictures! What can they do with them all? Well, here are some ideas."
Visiting the Manzanar Relocation
by Matthew Yori
Unschooled twelve-year-old Matthew
presents a collection of photographs and descriptions from his visit to this WWII Japanese
Building Without Blocks
by Laurie Goodman
"Everyday that our family unschools is another day that
the blocks of structure, rules and expectations around us get knocked down."