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.
Have had a couple of horriedly hectic days this week, with appts in far flung places and odd gaps in between. Fortunately have managed to fill some of the gaps with friends, like the Puddles and the Beans :) It's cost a fortune in diesel as well - meaning that when I can I drive veeerrrrry … [Read more...] about Hectic hurried days.
This is how I got 10 minutes to sweep the kitchen floor. I sat her in her chair with two small bowls, some sugar puffs and a spoon, and showed her transferring between bowls. She was engrossed. Sure, some of them went in her mouth, and some of them went on the floor, but that just meant this next. … [Read more...] about Montessori moment.
Today I dragged the children out of bed just after 7, nearly three hours earlier than their preferred rising time in order to drag them 45 mins across country to an open day for potential re-enactors at Kentwell Hall. It was a cold start to a long day, as we drove the bright sun was scaring the … [Read more...] about Kentwell and 1553.
Typing one handed and slightly tipsy over the head of a beautiful babe slowly going to sleep at my breast. On my breast? Whatever. She is definitely beautiful. They all are. The gorgeous 11 yo who doesn't fit under my chin any more. The slightly shaggy 7 year old just visiting from another … [Read more...] about Tired tweeting.