Increasingly via twitter I'm getting contacted about home education. This is good. I'm glad that ppl have somewhere to reach out to. When I was considering it for Big, all those years ago, my online answers came courtesy of the Muddlepuddle, now Early Years, yahoo group. That group put me in touch … [Read more...] about The whole early years/ school age thing and home education, with a book review.
how we do it
Years ago, when I was a much younger and less experienced parent (and actually thought there might be a Right Way to do things, that only I didn't know) Big went to nursery. It was a very good nursery. The staff cared very much about the children, and they were all very calm, highly qualified and … [Read more...] about Hannibal returns.
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, … [Read more...] about Learning to read – a carnival!
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 … [Read more...] about Learning to read, take three.
I've been inspired by an article in a newspaper to have a quick end of year rant. Toby Young is displaying his educational ignorance in the Independent. As the father of three boys under five, I share the Government's concerns. My oldest boy, four-year-old Ludo, started in reception last … [Read more...] about A quick rant.