Parenting is full of firsts. First smile, first steps, first word (different children achieve these in different orders and at different ages, don't panic). What I've found unexpected is that the firsts don't lose impact as your children get older. In fact, sometimes they're greater. I've … [Read more...] about The first song.
rhythm of the day
I still get a fair few contacts via social media about home education, so I thought it was probably time for a bit of an update on where we are, how we're doing and what it looks like these days. Also, I was inspired by Adele over at Beautiful Tribe who wrote a beautiful post about resetting … [Read more...] about Home education, how's it looking these days?
Ages and ages ago I was going to do a shuffle playlist post. Only at the time I didn't use Spotify, just listened to Internet radio. So I forgot. Then we got a family Spotify account (educational expenditure when you've got two kids doing music performance). And Big built me a playlist, just … [Read more...] about Monday listening
I love wildflowers. This is not a surprise to anyone who follows me on instagram. (Handy link over there in the sidebar if that isn't you. If you've arrived here from instagram, nice to see you!) Today I got sent a press release about a great way to get kids into the idea of wildflower … [Read more...] about Wildflower hunting, sculpture trails and music festivals – some summer plans
To get to Grade 1, on a new instrument in about three months. Big wants to learn guitar. I don't mind what I play. Dp is considering joining in and learning recorder. I'm the only one with any musical experience, I've got grade three on violin and piano, and grade one theory. We're not … [Read more...] about Musical charity challenge.