Respect

I wanted to share this book as it was the key to one of those unplanned journeys of discovery. We are currently exploring books from Barrington Stokes as they are Dyslexia friendly, the text is a good size, well spaced and printed on cream paper whilst the titles are age friendly themes. Superhero was attracted […]

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 […]

Happy New Year!

A belated Happy New Year from us all here.  We had a wonderful Christmas break albeit rather plagued with coughs, colds and ear infections.  Thankfully everyone is now back to full health. Fairy has returned to College and has exam week this week, she remains completely unfazed despite never having taken any formal exams before. […]

Home Educators Block

During the last half term holiday I was pondering on Geography and History and where to go with it.  We often end up following a path because we have been on a trip and seen something which has triggered an interest to find out more, or we are heading somewhere and want to find out […]

Toddler Play,2-3 years,26 months

It seems to have been a month of unplanned fine motor activities.  As usual from top to bottom, left to right. 1) Making a bed from a box and some packing material, it was also a car and a tractor. 2) Difficult to make out from the picture but here we were sending letters to […]

Toddler Play -2-3 years 25 months

  A roundup of Beans activities, from top to bottom, left to right. I have added links (affiliate) where possible if you would like to purchase the item 1) This is how Beans shelves look.  We are currently using an old tv unit which works pretty well, the shelves in the middle are for CD […]

“Infant Attention Span…”

…”suffers when parents eyes wander during playtime.  This study was brought to my attention as a certified Hand in Hand instructor which supports the use of Special Time – one of the crucial tools of Hand in Hand.   From an education point of view it is interesting to note that the “caregivers most successful […]

College Life After Home Education

Rest assured there is life after Home Education…Fairy has just completed her first half term at College after six years of Home Education.  You can read about why we removed her from School here and then her decision to start College here.  Fairy absolutely loves College life, has made lots of friends and her confidence […]

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 […]