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.