Our homeschooing style has been evolving since our children were babies. We have always tried to give the girls a lot of positive stimulation and really encourage them to learn as much as possible.
I attempted for a brief time, to introduce some work books, but this effort bombed out, big time. The first day was great, Evie was really into it and fascinated by everything. The second day she wanted it over asap so she could go and play. The third day I caught myself attempting to bribe and threaten her into doing her 'school work'.
When I realised what I was doing I had to take a step back and really question what I was doing. On the third day of 'school' I was already getting stressed about it, pressuring Evie to do the work. Both of us were frustrated at the others behaviour.
This had to stop. I put the books on the shelf thinking that we may get them down later when she's 'ready'. The books have never come off the shelf again.
I have gone back to the way we started out learning from the day they were born. The girls do whatever interests them, I gently lead them, answer questions, supply information and materials and generally let them soak up information with out me trying to drive it into them. That is what works for us.