Where can I find out more about unschooling?

Maybe you’re new to the world of unschooling – welcome my lovely, you’re in for a treat 🙂

Or maybe you’ve been here a while.

Whatever your situation, if you want to find out more about unschooling then this post is for you.

Following on from my 3-part series on What is unschooling? (find Part 1 here)

Today, I’m answering the question I’m sure you’ve been asking 😉

Where can I find out more about unschooling?

When I searched unschooling in a popular search engine this morning it offered me over 7 million hits. Now, that’s a lot of information to plough through.

Let me help you narrow that down.

This post is jam-packed with tons of my favourite unschooling resources. Some of the most gorgeous voices in the unschool space, specially selected to help you find out more about unschooling.

Grab a cuppa, sit back and enjoy 🙂

Some of the links included in this post are affiliate links, meaning if you click through and decide to buy I may earn a small commission from the sale, at no extra cost to you. I am super picky about the links on my site and only share resources I believe will bring value to your life, most of which I personally use and love. Thanks in advance if you follow any of my links, I hope you find them helpful. Full disclosure policy here.

Blogs and websites

Find all my unschooling posts here

Stories of an Unschooling Family – Sue Elvis

Ever Learning – Erin Rosemond

Lulastic and the Hippyshake – Lucy AitkenRead

The Path Less Taken – Jen McGrail

Living Joyfully – Pam Laricchia

Sandra Dodd’s Unschooling website and daily dose of email inspiration

Joyfully Rejoycing – Joyce Fetteroll

Unschooling Mom2Mom – Sue Patterson

Growing Without Schooling – John Holt/Pat Farenga

Let ’em Go Barefoot – Missy Willis

Sacraparental – Thalia Kehoe Rowden

Raising Free People – Akilah S. Richards

Untigering – Iris Chen

Sophie Christophy

Alice Griffin

Laura Grace Weldon

Adele Jarrett-Kerr

Happiness is here


Stark Raving Dad

I’m Unschooled. Yes, I can write – Idzie Desmarais

Shine with Unschooling – Anne Ohman

A Place on a Hill – Esther Jones

Live. Play. Learn – Heidi Steel

Peter Gray at Psychology Today

Ross Mountney’s Notebook

The Alliance for Self-directed Education

Kerry McDonald at FEE

The Beginners Guide to Unschooling – Leo Babauta

The HE Byte (commenting on the UK EHE political scene)

Unschooled : A Heuristic Study – Bekkie Graham


Natural Learning and Unschooling books at the takingakinderpath bookshop

Curious Unschoolers – Sue Elvis (read my review here)

Radical Unschool Love – Sue Elvis

The Big Book of Unschooling – Sandra Dodd

Unschooled : Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom – Kerry McDonald

Raising Free People : Unschooling as Liberation and Healing Work – Akilah S. Richards

The Unschooling Journey : A field guide – Pam Laricchia

Free to Learn: Five Ideas for a Joyful Unschooling Life – Pam Laricchia

Free to Live: Create a Thriving Unschooling Home – Pam Laricchia

Life through the Lens of Unschooling: A Living Joyfully Companion – Pam Laricchia

What is Unschooling?: Living and Learning without School – Pam Laricchia

Teach Your Own : The Indispensable Guide to Living and Learning with Children at Home – John Holt

Learning all the time – John Holt

The Teenage Liberation Handbook : How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education – Grace Llewellyn

Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier… – Peter Gray

Moving a Puddle, and Other Essays – Sandra Dodd

How Children Learn – John Holt

How Children Fail – John Holt

Instead of Education : Ways to Help People Do Things Better – John Holt

Natural Born Learners: Unschooling And Autonomy In Education – Edited by Beatrice Ekwa Ekoko and Carlo Ricci

The Unschooling Unmanual: Nurturing Children’s Natural Love of Learning -Edited by Jan and Jason Hunt

Unschooling Dads: Twenty-two Testimonials on Their Unconventional Approach to Education – Edited by Skyler J. Collins

Deschooling Society – Ivan Illich

Dumbing Us Down : The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling – John Taylor Gatto

How Children Acquire “Academic” Skills Without Formal Instruction – Peter Gray

The Harm of Coercive Schooling – Peter Gray

Guerrilla Learning: How to Give Your Kids a Real Education With or Without School – Grace Llewellyn

The Unschooling Handbook – Mary Griffith

Unschooling: A Revolutionary Education During COVID-19 and Beyond – Sheila Baranoski

Dear Grandma: Your Grandkids Are Unschoolers – Sheila Baranoski

How to Talk so Kids can Learn at Home and in School – Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish


10 Home ed and Unschooling podcasts I love 🙂 includes these beauties –

Exploring Unschooling – Pam Laricchia

Stories of an unschooling family – Sue Elvis

Sage Family Podcast – Rachel Rainbolt

Honey I’m Homeschooling the Kids – Robyn Robertson

The Parenting Junkie – Avital Schreiber

Fare of the Free Child – Akilah S. Richards

Revillaging – Adele Jarrett-Kerr

The Unschooling Life – Amy Childs

Brave Writer – Julie Bogart

Read Aloud Revival – Sarah Mackenzie

Some more fab podcasts I’ve found since writing that post –

Let ’em go Barefoot – Missy Willis

Life Without School – Stark Raving Dad

Rogue Learner – Jenna Reich

The Unschool Space – Esther Jones

Unschooling Conversations – Heidi Steel

Video and Film

Lucy at Life Without School and Lulastic Hippyshake

Living Joyfully with Unschooling

Akilah RaisingFreePeople Richards

Unschooling Mom2Mom

Sue Elvis

Alliance for Self-Directed Education

Do schools kill creativity? – Ken Robinson

Schooling the World – Carol Black

Class Dismissed – The Movie (read a review here)

Unschooled : The Movie

You can also find more unschooling goodness @takingakinderpath on Instagram and Pinterest.

Let me know your favourites from this list and what I’m missing in the comments below 🙂

Look out for more updates to this post coming soon x

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