Today in the post I got a form from college - additional information for home educated students. There was a little box headed up "brief reason for home education". Brief? You want me to summarise how we came to home education briefly? There were a couple of years of research that spun off … [Read more...] about Brief reason for home education.
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It's Monday morning, and all over the country children aged from 3 or 4 upwards are heading to nursery, school, college, what have you. Education, after all, is compulsory. There are lots of different schools out there. Mainstream, special, private, academies, and lots of different ways of … [Read more...] about 100 ways to home educate – launching a blog hop.
Today's home education activity - a bit of game playing. Happy Farm was one of Tigerboy's Christmas presents, it's just at the right level for him in terms of counting, taking turns and swapping pieces. It doesn't take too long to play and is a very beautiful and tactile set made of wood. About the … [Read more...] about Happy Farm from beleduc.
A few weeks ago I picked up several rather lovely Miles Kelly/ wildlife trusts handbooks in Lidl. I got British Birds, British Wildflowers and Trees Handbook (British Handbooks) (amazon affiliate link), and British wildlife. They're not just fact books, although that would be pretty good in … [Read more...] about Education in the garden with Miles Kelly/ The Wildlife trusts handbooks
Smallest isn't starting school this september. I *think* that the letter we had implied she would be due to start this time - she's 5 in November, so would presumably be one of the oldest in her year. I think there are a lot of things about school she'd love, but overall, I think that she'll enjoy … [Read more...] about Not starting school.