Looks like you are drawn to the unschooler style of homeschooling. In short, unschooling can be defined as “Child Led Learning”. It is important to you that your child is loving what he is learning and he has the tools to learn how to learn. Often unschoolers decide to use some form of curriculum as a spine in an area that interests your child. You are in no way a slave to it. If something else sparks your child’s interest you will forget the curriculum for a time and dive into the interested subject. Your child is in control of there learning so they will remember it more because they are choosing to learn it.
John Holt, one of the leaders of the unschooling philosophy said,
“Birds fly, fish swim, man thinks and learns. Therefore, we do not need to motivate children into learning by wheedling, bribing or bullying. We do not need to keep picking away at their minds to make sure they are learning. What we need to do, and all we need to do, is bring as much of the world as we can into the school and classroom (in our case, into their lives); give children as much help and guidance as they ask for; listen respectfully when they feel like talking; and then get out of the way. We can trust them to do the rest.”
There is a wide spectrum of unschooling so I will link some of my favorite resources below.
KinderUp is the best place to find the right curriculum for you and your kids.