People often ask how home educated children learn to read, and the answer is in as many different ways as there are children learning. Let me tell you about Tigerboy this week to demonstrate why I think that. Tigerboy lives in a house (over) filled with books. He has free access to a wide … [Read more...] about Binge learning.
When you mention home education to people one of the first questions (usually right after 'but how will they make friends?') is how will they learn to read? Or do maths? The answer to that is all sorts of different ways, to be honest. Some children just seem to acquire reading in the same way they … [Read more...] about Contemplating home education styles, with a Teach My Preschooler kit review.
Every day is different. At this time of year I'm trying to tease the children away from their screens and into the great outdoors, though to be honest, it doesn't usually take all that much encouragement. This week, Smallest is enjoying Early Readers from Orion children's books. She grabbed them out … [Read more...] about But what do you do all day?
So, like I said the other day, The Book People had a sale on. Which was cruel of them. (Newsflash: Tuesday 10th until midnight, click here to use SHELL10 for 10% off your order! since released a new discount code of 5% off sales over £35, just use AFPEACH) So I ordered Songbird Phonics, a reading … [Read more...] about Home ed days: learning to read with Songbird phonics
When the challenge is to read 300 books in a year, that's not quite 1 a day. I figured that getting a book a day in to begin with would be a good start though. So far I've read the Mozart Question aloud to the small children. I think I got more out of it than they did. I know it's about the … [Read more...] about A short reading week for picture books.