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7 Smart ''Unschooling'' Tips to Practice Now — Even If Your Child Is in ''Regular'' School

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Tips for Learning Outside of School, Boy shadowing veterinarian for learning experience out of school

2. Content: Learn Beyond the Classroom


"Real world" learning outside the classroom can often be much more enriching than classroom learning, Aldrich said. Therefore, immersion experiences like internships shouldn't be reserved for college students and high school graduates, he said. A younger child who loves animals can learn a lot by spending a day at a farm, while an older child can explore a possible career path by spending a school vacation week observing at a veterinarian's office.

Expose your child not only to great books that he won't come across in school, but also to today's technological resources, such as blogs and Excel spreadsheets, which he'll encounter often as an adult, Aldrich advises.

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