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I’ve got a little boy, just coming up to 18 months, with another wee one due in September. Having never given it much thought before, since my son came along I have completely changed my outlook on parenting/education, and to cut a long story short have decided that unschooling is the way I want to go in terms of education. I’ve had a lot of people (some of whom are aware of my decision, others not yet) advise me that I ought to be taking my son to ‘toddler groups’ (for socialisation etc I guess), despite the fact that he has a very full social life in other ways, and I was wondering two things really.
A) Does anyone on here who does home ed/unschooling have any views on the merits of taking toddlers to these groups, many of which seem very much geared up as a precursor to pre-school, purely for the social side of it? Are these groups something that provide a great benefit at this age? I intend to find some local groups I can go along to when he is a bit older as a way of mixing with other like-minded peeps but now I’m starting to feel guilty that I haven’t been taking him since he was teeny tiny to groups specifically for young children…
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B) I live quite rurally (South East Dartmoor, Devon) and have been looking, so far unsuccessfully, for groups indoor or outdoor or both, that are for home educators at the least rigid end of the spectrum/unschoolers. Does anyone know of any such groups in Devon or of good ways for me to find such groups beyond typing into the google search bar? Don’t have to be age specific.
sorry if my post has rattled on a bit, and sorry if it’s not particularly coherent! Please feel free to ask me to clarify if needs be…
Hi i am looking for a study group for year 1 n year 5 children… i am based in levenshulme Manchester. Thanks