Parenting is full of firsts. First smile, first steps, first word (different children achieve these in different orders and at different ages, don't panic). What I've found unexpected is that the firsts don't lose impact as your children get older. In fact, sometimes they're greater. I've … [Read more...] about The first song.
I still get a fair few contacts via social media about home education, so I thought it was probably time for a bit of an update on where we are, how we're doing and what it looks like these days. Also, I was inspired by Adele over at Beautiful Tribe who wrote a beautiful post about resetting … [Read more...] about Home education, how's it looking these days?
So today, this happened. Which was a bit startling. Big has, on her choice, gone to the local academy, joining year 11 to do GCSEs. She looked very happy and excited in her new uniform, which fitted her pretty well, and was thrown together in a week. All good fun. (Or not. If you follow me … [Read more...] about Monday morning changes.
Today has been a treat day. I try to do this with the children in some kind of rotation, but it can be difficult to juggle. Today was Big's turn. We got on a train to London. When we got there it was coffee time. Then we went to a bookshop. For this. This is Teri Terry. The event … [Read more...] about Treat day. (With bonus Shattered book launch.)
One of the plus points of being sent items for review is that very often I can work them into our educational plans. So it was great that we were offered a Wild Science Lip Balm Laboratory for Big to take a look at, as there are all sorts of educational experiences in a kit like that. First of … [Read more...] about Education courtesy of science kits and jigsaw puzzles.