Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Unschooly Books

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The Secret Garden

The Little Princess

The Adventures of Pippi Logstocking

The Swallows and Amazons series

To Kill a Mockingbird (Kids learn so much from life around them)

Mary Poppins

Nims Island

Bridge to Terabithia

Surviving the Applewhites
A Vicarage Family ( and other similar books) by Noel Streetfield ( she wrote many)
101 Dalmations by Dodie Smith – also I Capture the Castle by the same author
Vanload to Venice – Verily Anderson
The Saturdays by Elisabeth Enright
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler by E. Konigsburg
My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell ( not fiction but autobiographical)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Unschooly Movies

Good Will Hunting (adult in many places, but great movie about doing things your own way)
Finding Nemo (letting kids go and trusting them)

Can't Buy Me Love (being yourself)

Chocolat (never shows girl at school, letting your child learn from surroundings, letting kids and selves be free)

Scent of a Woman (more anti-school maybe, than unschooling, but sooooo good!)

The Secret of Roan Inish

Uncle Buck (more anti-school, but also being yourself, having fun, doing things diffierently)

To Kill a Mockingbird (Kids learn so much from life around them)

Mary Poppins


The Sound of Music

Searching for Bobby Fischer ("Innocent Moves" is the British title)

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang

Whistle Down the Wind. (starring Hayley Mills and Alan Bates)

The Snow Goose (starring Alan Bates)

October Sky

School of Rock

The Wild Thornberries
Pippi Longstocking! I just love her!
Fly Away Home (based on a true story)
Explorers (14yr old science whizzes build a spaceship in their homemade lab in lieu of getting beat up at school)

Lord's of Dog Town. Its' an excellent movie and very unschooly. About skateboarding

Stand and Deliver
The Astronaut Farmer
Captains Courageous
Nim's Island
School of Rock
The Secret Garden
The Little Princess