Binge learning. 

People often ask how home educated children learn to read, and the answer is in as many different ways as there are children learning. Let me tell you about Tigerboy this week to demonstrate why I think that.  Tigerboy lives in a house (over) filled with books. He has free access to a wide number […]

How to use Reading Eggs to help your child learn to read.

At the weekend, I posted a picture that I’m incredibly proud of, so I’m going to take this opportunity to share it again. This is Smallest. She’s 5 in November. She hasn’t started school – we home educate. And she’s reading her first book. We don’t do school at home. No formal sit down lessons. […]

Home ed days: learning to read with Songbird phonics

So, like I said the other day, The Book People had a sale on. Which was cruel of them. (Newsflash: Tuesday 10th until midnight, click here to use SHELL10 for 10% off your order! since released a new discount code of 5% off sales over £35, just use AFPEACH) So I ordered Songbird Phonics, a […]

Learning to read – a carnival!

So sorry this has taken me so long to post. without any further ado… Here’s Katie from Outside the Box with her Change makes you wanna hustle post about different approaches for different children. Drool over the absolute gorgeousness that is Chris’s post on the subject, Ready to Read, Something for the weekend. (Seriously, I […]

Learning to read, take three.

What with the whole home education thing, I’ve been very involved in the learning to read process for both of my older children. I think I’ve learnt something from that experience. Point 1 – there is no one way that suits all children. I know about the current educational vogue for synthetic phonics, and I […]

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