Quite a few of the homeschool lists I’m on through Facebook are talking about the fabulous resource Pinterest has been for home-education families. There are even boards devoted to homeschoolers. I confess to having a craft activities board I occasionally post images to (or is it on?). I also confess to a lever-arch folder with alphabeised craft activities and a random box of craft supplies. However, I wonder if that’s part of an unschool or natural learning philosophy.
Does it lead children if you do activities you’ve seen on Pinterest? Does it matter how you go about it? For example, if you and the child work together to decide on activities that you are going to do, does that restore the power balance to the child as well?
The line between home-education and unschooling seems to be quite blurred, and perhaps it’s more of a spectrum than a line. These issues are ones I’m grappling with at the moment.