Teachers play a vital role in our child's life. They are with our children five days a week for several hours. We often wonder what things that teachers want parents to know! After all, teachers prepare our kids for the future in a safe environment!
Learning shouldn't be considered a chore or a drag. We are going to spend the rest of our life learning, and creating lifelong learners should be a goal for all parents.
When my husband and I decided to homeschool our children, the main goal we created together was to inspire our kids to become lifelong learners. We wanted our kids to LOVE learning! I didn't want my children to protest learning or to believe that learning isn't fun. It is, and it should be viewed with excitement rather than dread.
Unstructured learning is more than just play. It is removing the typical confinements of a classroom, allowing children to learn in an organic, natural method that feels right to them. Parents and educators must remember that play and unstructured learning is crucial for a child's well-rounded education.