Saturday, January 22, 2011


Some people collect things. Even those who don't gather and store physical objects might like hearing all of one artist's music, or seeing all the movies by a single director. I used to want to go into every public building or business in my home town. I never succeeded, but I saw each building as "yes, have been inside," or "not yet."

It might not make sense to a parent that a child wants to save feathers or rocks or movie ticket stubs. That's okay. What's important is that the unschooling parent accept that there is thought involved that might not need to make sense to anyone else. If possible, the child's whims and wishes about such things should be accepted and supported.
photo by Holly Dodd

1 comment:

  1. One of the best articles I ever read about children and collecting is Aaron's Treasures

    "Sometimes I think the greatest thing we do for our kids is give them time and space to pursue their interests. If we can't (or won't) do anything else, at least we should stay out of their way."


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