Friday, January 16, 2009

Sparkle World!

Living this Radical Unschooling life, means to facilitate our children's passions and interests. I love finding new and creative ways to do just that. Movies, books, computer games, road trips to cool destinations....there are so many ways to learn more about things that interest us.

We love magazines! Joe and I get everything from Time, to Smithsonian to Fortune. Devin has been getting Lego Magazine for a few years now.

So many kids magazines that we have come across have underlying, ulterior motives to create obedient, conforming children. We've found that the popular kids mags give mini "lessons" about cleaning, listening to your teacher and "behaving". These mainstream values are not something that we share as priority in our lives.

We prefer to bring things into our children's World that are respectful and honors their autonomy. My kids are sensitive to things that sound condescending to children. We try not to buy into things that represent someone else's agenda for what they think my kids should learn or what they think will be good for them. My kids know what is good for them and what they like. I trust them before anyone else.

Sparkle Magazine (love the name!) brings Dakota so much Joy in life. It has characters she loves, posters, songs and stories that are just plain fun! I am so grateful that she found a special magazine just for *her*, that she looks forward to receiving every other month.


Shady Lady said...

This looks like a very girly magazine that my very girly girl would love! Where did you find it? I'd love to get a subscription!

Danielle said...

Love the new photos!

I've given you an award. You can find it over at my blog.

Heather's Moving Castle said...

I have given you an award as well. The same thing happened to me last night. I was given two awards in one night and they were my first ever. Funny how that happens.

Come to my blog, if you have time and want to play along. I have been a fan of yours awhile. I wrote up my reasons for picking you among the 6 blogs I LOVE.


P.S. I just joined your yahoo group.

Jane B. said...

Hi Dayna! I like the new look of your blog. It looks very professional so maybe it's not the best place for the tree of happiness award I want to give you. But your blog makes me happy so, tag, if you want to be it. You can get the award off my blog.

Kat said...

As your daughter gets older she might also like "New Moon" mag. for girls ages 8-14. Its a tad expensive since there is no advertising but its written for and by girls and is very empowering.