It can't have escaped your notice that there's been a remake of the Annie Movie, this time starring Quvenzhané Wallis, Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx. And today it's out to buy on DVD and Blu-ray. In the run up to this launch, Smallest and I had a very special day out in London, at the Pineapple … [Read more...] about It's the hard knock life for us!
We're going on a book hunt, we're going on a book hunt. ... I took a break from defending home education on twitter to go out and do some not-at-home education. We walked to the library. With Tigerboy's little legs it takes quite a while. On the way there we discussed how to cross roads. I … [Read more...] about A trip to the library
There is a technique sometimes referenced in home education circles called strewing, in which you casually leave educational resources round and about to sucker entice your children into educating themselves. I like to think of myself as an extreme strewer. I'm not, of course. I'm just … [Read more...] about Following their interests (home education the lazy way)
We got another part of our new Montessori equipment out this week. This time it was the movable alphabet. (We have the red and blue version of this Small Movable Alphabet Letters from Amazing Child Montessori on Amazon. The movable alphabet is used as part of the Montessori techniques for … [Read more...] about Montessori moments with the movable alphabet
So, last week I took delivery of a very large box of Montessori materials from the lovely Anne-Marie from Child Led Chaos. And this week I started to get the resources out. The first one out of the box was the Trinomial Cube (amazon), for no other reason than both Big and I adore it. Turns out … [Read more...] about Getting hands on with Montessori education