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 … [Read more...] about Contemplating home education styles, with a Teach My Preschooler kit review.
I was recently approached on twitter by XZYBuilds to review their new product a construction set for all ages. I was intrigued, so I said yes, and shortly afterwards, a small, but surprisingly heavy box arrived. Contents as shown. I was quite surprised that there weren't any instructions. … [Read more...] about XYZBuilds: a review
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.
I don't know whether Big got the idea from one of her friends or whether she's come up with it more or less independently, but last night she started to make herself a tick list. Of course, we did have ticklists here briefly, but that was a while ago, and they didn't last long. Today though, they … [Read more...] about Tickbox home ed
last post was about Friday. Since then: soa rolled over twice during a nappy change, and is becoming increasingly mobile on the floor. She also managed to wriggle herself around in the cot and pick up toys that I thought were out of her reach. Am loving watching her figure things out. Big and … [Read more...] about one handed blogging.