I have mentioned regularly on social media how dedicated I am to charity shops. We're fortunate to have around 10 in relatively easy walking distance, and I visit them a couple of times a week. As well as books and clothing, I look carefully at their games, craft and kids sections. Recently I've … [Read more...] about Charity shop board games – Ingenious, Set and Retsami
how we do it
It's not the same as home education outside of a pandemic. Which is only to be expected. But things I've learnt over the years of home educating 4 children are still coming in handy. Things like if something doesn't work, change it. So we're flexing a lot, dropping things that don't work for … [Read more...] about Home education in a pandemic – where we’re at.
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?
Was to keep track of our home ed days and chat over the garden fence (virtually speaking) with other home educators. Most of those people have moved on, in that their children are more of an age with my teens and I've let the home ed aspect lapse. Today one of those teens used the archive to work … [Read more...] about The purpose of this blog
I didn't start home educating as an act of rebellion, but it seems increasingly the government views this entirely legal activity that way. Instead, it was to give my children space to be themselves without external judgement /artificial standards /ridiculous amounts of unnecessary testing. I … [Read more...] about The other path.