If I had euro, dollar, or peso for every time someone asked about Soleil’s education, we’d have an okay college fund started. I think most people are just curious. They want to know the nuts and bolts of our lifestyle, and schooling is an obvious hurdle. So, I decided to make a video that illustrates our approach, at least up until age 4. I’ll make more videos (coming soon!) to show what we’ve been doing this year.
In short, we road-school, or world-school, both of which are fancy ways of saying we both explore and learn from our environment. But, as you’ll see, we include some forethought and structure to the adventure.
My hope in sharing this with you is to start a dialogue. If you have questions, please ask. If you have any ideas or resources to share on how to make learning fun, let us know.
I really do think the best way to teach a child is in a tribal setting where parents share responsibility for rearing the community’s children and kids learn by observing and interacting in their social setting, but since that’s a long gone romantic idea, I’m employing the next best thing: the Internet!
YOU are my tribe. Now let’s raise this kid! 🙂
After this video, I’m sure you’ll be left with questions. Perhaps like Anthony (the first comment on the below FB thread), you’ll think “She needs to be around other kids.”
Well, that will be the topic of the next video. I will talk about the 2 biggest challenges we face as homeschoolers without a home.
If you haven’t already, please click through to Youtube and subscribe to our channel. And please help me cast a wide tribal net by sharing this video liberally.