These kids spend seven hours a day at home playing on consoles instead of sitting in a classroom.
Mum, Katie, thinks they will be better educated entertaining themselves in cyberspace than if she taught them to read, write and count like other home schooling parents.
She said: “I don’t think the alphabet has got much to do with learning to read.
“Games are the bedrock of what we do in our home education .
Schools are far too focused on testing and exams and I prefer my children to learn through play.”
Sapphire, 12, and her two brothers Etienne, 10, and Orin, seven, get up when they feel like it and power up their Playstations to “start learning” each morning.
Katie’s unorthodox approach will astound most parents, especially those who face fines for simply taking their children on holiday during term time.
And parenting expert Tanith Carey said: “This sounds unhealthy – screens are like crack to children. It might sound radical and free thinking but computers are highly addictive to children.”
But full-time mum Katie insisted: “My children will look back and realise they’ve had a lovely, free childhood.
“I’m led by what they want to do and I don’t restrict screen time. I haven’t formally taught them English and Maths but they’ve learned lots about spelling and number manipulation through games.”
Their time is spent on Minecraft, Clash of Clans, Sims and Pokemon Go on the family’s two Playstation 4 consoles, four PCs, five tablets and one Wii.
Katie’s one rule is that the kids must be offline at 8pm, ready for bed. They read aloud together before lights out.
Katie’s quirky method of education is viewed as legitimate by authorities.
Very unique method of learning.
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