Toddler Play, 2-3 years, 27 months

A selection of Beans activities from the last month.  As usual from top to bottom, left to right. 1, 2 & 4). Despite the chilly weather we endeavour to get outside every day to experience nature in winter and the different weathers. 3) Simple paint activity using a chalkboard, water and a paintbrush. 5) Pound […]

What Do You Actually Need To Home Educate?

…A teaching degree, a copy of the National Curriculum, a purpose built ‘classroom….There are of course the various myths that fly around proposing that the above is essential but the truth is you don’t much in order to home educate successfully.  Just to be clear you don’t need to be a qualified teacher or have a […]

Baby Play – 16 months

        I decided to create a monthly post detailing some of Beans activities as I have found similar ideas really helpful for some age inspired ideas.  Here are some of the things Bean has enjoyed during his 16th month.  From left to right, top to bottom. 1) Mark making, he has just […]

Take care of the pennies….

Deciding to home educate can often have financial implications, it did for us anyway.  In order to home educate my eldest daughter I needed to give up my teaching salary and learning to survive on one, average, income has been a whole journey in itself. We have found some financial pros to home educating… cheap […]

Baby play – 14 months

Baby Bean is all about the practical life at the moment. We are beginning to incorporate activities into his day, for example he always puts his baby gro in the washing basket each morning, he can take his socks off and put them in the washing basket, washing hands, brushing teeth and brushing hair are […]