Free-range Education

Quite often we get asked what we will do about schooling once the kids hit proper school-age. To be honest, it’s not something that occupies my mind too much. Not at the least because I don’t care, on the contrary, but more because I observe how naturally our kids learn SO much every day. With a backdrop of boat aka playground/PT obstacle course, the luxury of time to sit down and nourish their natural curiosity about writing, reading, drawing etc and at least five languages around them every day, lack of stimulation and opportunities to learn are not an issue.

The other day after visiting the historic Tarxien Temples – which are older than Egypt’s Pyramids, btw (!) – Noah started painting the circular carvings we had observed on many of the stones. He also remembered the feet of a fat lady aka fertility goddess and a few other bits and pieces I never thought would stick with a three year old.

“There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

I don’t label what we do – free/home/un/ or -whatever schooling, but I know the kids are doing all right and will be fine to hit school whenever it is we get back home down under. I believe there’s a time for everything – socializing, inspiration, arts, sitting down, runnign wild, being still… Finding and following their own Yin and Yang through all the peoples, cultures and civilizations we encounter on or beYOUtiful journey. Feeling so blessed as I, too, learn so much from my two boys every day. It’s an honour being able to guide them on their journey and watch them grow.

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