Friendly, joyous, kind, generous, real, and respectful are some of the words that come to mind when we gather with like-minded families. I can't help but SMILE when I think of our days together. Most recently we attended a gathering at a lake in central MA.
There was swinging. . . for all ages
and sand play
and some love.
There was jumping
(Directions to make your own hoop here)
and blowing bubbles
There was decorating of t-shirts.
and listening to music
and watching the fire.
There is a different *vibe* at unschooling gatherings. Paramount is how welcome people feel, how all age children are happy and get along with one another, how parents respect children and children respect parents, and everyone is accepted,young and old, for who they are at the moment. Peaceful and joyful and fun . It doesn't get much better than this :)