Calvin and Hobbes for Unschoolers

My kid has never liked comics and only sometimes reads for joy. I bought a Calvin and Hobbes book for Connor the other day and I just read a couple of the cartoons to him so he could "taste". He just spent the last hour reading it and another half hour telling me all the funny parts!!

A few months ago I found a big fat book about really disgusting science (worms, lice, vomit, etc.)that is really densely written and my son wouldn't usually look twice at. He keeps it next to his bed, reads it for hours, and regales us with gross tidbits that he has memorized. (Did you know there are more harmful germs in your spit than in your pee??)

There has got to be a special name for the buzz you get as an unschooling parent when something you laid out for your kid takes fire. For the satisfication of really top-rate detective work.

Such as "he likes this, he likes that, hmmm, maybe he'll like this!"

I feel like a million bucks. And so does he!


Homeworld, that's great!! Elina just recently got hooked on reading..and was through Calvin & Hobbes!! And there are lots of BIG words in those comics! It DOES feel like a million bucks! ;-)
MLewis (who also has a Connor ;-) )

Back to strewing or television.

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