I've been thinking about how much of the children's play is learning. Well, all of it is really, but how if you want to, it is easy to see a lot of what they do in terms of school subjects.
Heaps of things Mr T does at the moment are science and maths orientated.
Here's a list of stuff he plays with and uses to do experiments which are sciencey or help him learn about mathematics.
bottles, measuring cups, and containers
vinegar and bicarbonate of soda
a dress makers tape-measure
builders tape measure
compass (the type for drawing circles)
and a compass that tells you direction
sissors and knives
rope and twine
tape and glue
That list is in no way complete. So much of Mr T's play involves learning about the world in one way or another. A day does not go by when he doesn't learn something new.
So if you ask if unschooling is working then it is. He learns everyday, he is happy and he is totally confident to follow his own agenda, not needing to be told what to do or directed one way or the other to be sure he is learning.