Homeschool, Inspiration and Tips for Parents

Start Living The Homeschool Dream and Take Back Control of Your child’s Education!

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!

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Homeschool, Inspiration and Tips for Parents

Are We Getting in the Way of Our Children’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?

Rabbit Trails - Life Is The Curriculum for homeschoolers
Inspiration and Tips for Parents, Learning Through Literature, Reception

Rabbit Trails – Life is the curriculum

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

Early Years The Frugal Way
Preschool

Early Years The Frugal Way

  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

Learning Through Literature

Reading List Continued- 100 Books 30 Days Challenge

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. As promised here's the… Continue reading Reading List Continued- 100 Books 30 Days Challenge

Teach your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
Preschool, Reception

Preschool – Structured Reading Lessons

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

Preschool

Our Unit Study Of Egypt

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

Preschool

How To Overcome Your Homeschoolers Refusal To Complete Activities

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

Preschool

Two Buses, One Show and A Whole Heap Of Educational Inspiration

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

Preschool

We Made A Rainbow!

Our incomplete rainbow experiment weighing heavily on my mind this morning, I couldn't understand how, having followed all the instructions in the magazine, we could have failed to achieve a rainbow. I vaguely remembered doing a similar experiment at school with a prism but I can't quite remember the specifics and it was bugging me. Our… Continue reading We Made A Rainbow!