Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry, Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry.... I have fond childhood memories of laughing with my friends as we competed to see who could say this simple tongue twister the fastest, without getting all mixed up. There are some other popular ones, such as 'Peter piper picked a peck of pickled peppers...' and 'How… Continue reading The Benefits of Teaching Tongue Twisters to Children – Language Skills for Pre- K and Kindergarten
It’s time for you to take control, take down the barriers and start living the homeschool dream! By that I mean for you to start organising your homeschool and educating your children in the way YOU want to! Stop letting the curriculum, workbooks and expectations of yourself and others stand in the way! If strict… Continue reading Start Living The Homeschool Dream and Take Back Control of Your child’s Education!
Are we getting in the way of our children's education? Have you become a 'Lawnmower Educator?' These are questions we should all be asking as homeschool parents. The public school system is often accused of getting in the way of our children gaining an education that is suitable for them. I too agree that to… Continue reading Are We Getting in the Way of Our Children’s Education?
Just like real life rabbit trails, educational trails are joined together in never ending circling paths; creating an information network through which we can journey with our homeschoolers. I first heard about following ‘rabbit trails’ in the context of using literature studies to inspire and direct learning in other subjects. Classic works are full of… Continue reading Rabbit Trails – Life is the curriculum
I have often heard parents commenting about how they are overwhelmed by the cost of curriculum's and resources for children at preschool age. Whatever your reason for looking into preschool curriculum's, I'm here to tell you that ready-made curriculum's are not your only option. Creating your own individualised education plan for your preschooler can… Continue reading Early Years The Frugal Way
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Affiliate links: We love the books we've read and share with you here and think you may too and have added these links for your reference only. However, if you do choose to purchase a book via these links we may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Until fairly… Continue reading Preschool – Structured Reading Lessons
With the date of our move slowly drawing closer, we have spent the past two days doing a simple freestyle unit study of Egypt. We have covered basics of geography, flags, land marks, environment and we have even mapped our predicted flight path and touched on the idea of in safe air space and border… Continue reading Our Unit Study Of Egypt
You spent all night researching great ways to get your child off to the best start with learning to read or the most effective way to teach them their time tables. You spend hours researching interesting activities and wake up early the next morning to gather everything you need, cutting things out, setting up the… Continue reading How To Overcome Your Homeschoolers Refusal To Complete Activities
Our day began today by dropping Little A at Nanny's for a few hours whilst great Nanny, M and I took a bus ride to the local theatre. A Tigers Tale was the fantastic production that we had the privilege of going to see and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Little M was gripped and… Continue reading Two Buses, One Show and A Whole Heap Of Educational Inspiration