We went out and about today, and bought stationery for the new not-school year that's fast approaching. None of this terminology makes much sense. As I've said, we've drifted into an unschooling lifestyle where there's really not a lot of division in the day between overtly educational activities … [Read more...] about On not going back to school. Staying at not school?
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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.
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