Benefits of being a late reader or late learner

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Benefits of being a late reader or late learner

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The way an unschooled child learns to read and do math really depends on the child itself. Some kids just pick up reading and they start reading on their own; it's done, same with math. For instance my child, maybe six months ago, came to me and said, "I really want to learn how to spell." And I told him, "I don't really know how to teach spelling. Why don't we ask Jesse," who is one of the teachers at their enrichment place, "if she would help you learn how to spell? We can try it one time and if you like it, keep doing it. And if you don't like it, we don't have to do it." And he said, "Yeah, I want to try it." And he loved it and now he goes and spends an hour a week with her. And it's just blossoming and thriving and loving learning, and he's learning in his own way, at his own pace. She just makes it super fun and there's absolutely no judgement. He's getting the opportunity to be exposed to these learning methods. Where another kid doesn't want to have it that way and they want to purely learn on their own, when they're ready. A lot of unschooled kids won't read until they're 10, 11, 12. It just depends. But even so, that may seem late to learn reading, but the interesting part about it is that these kids who learn later become avid readers and scholars and just really successful in academics.

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Amanda Enclade is passionate about progressive parenting and education. She helped her first son to leave high school in 10th grade to pursue a self-paced, interested-based course of study. He is now in college in NYC. Amanda calls this form of homeschooling “do-it-yourself education,” and continues to pursue this path with her seven and nine year old sons.

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