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
Jonny had two apples
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.
So, last week I wrote about the Montessori method and materials. I recommended a couple of books - I've now found Montessori's Own Handbook (kindle) for just 36p. I can't resist that myself quite frankly! I also talked about making my own version of a spindle box. (The spindle box is discussed in … [Read more...] about how to make a spindle box at home – cheap Montessori materials
This wekk in one of the home ed groups I'm in, someone asked about Montessori books for home ed. I went digging around on Amazon (shh) and found that you can get Montessori Play and Learn : A Parents' Guide to Purposeful Play from Two to Six for as low as 1p plus postage secondhand. And then I found … [Read more...] about Montessori moments – the method and the materials
You can take the boy out of the school, but can you take the school out of the parent? There's a constant balancing act here, to discharge our legal duty under Section 7 of the 1996 Education Act 7. The parent of every child of compulsory school age shall cause him to receive efficient … [Read more...] about Pointless education and missing caches.