Children in Middlesbrough are being encouraged to explore the town’s most popular stories with new reading logs and the chance to win an iPad mini. Note, most of what follows is a press release, which is why it doesn't read like one of my blog posts. However, I'm sharing it because when I followed … [Read more...] about Middlesbrough children encouraged to read with chance to win iPad mini. Confirmed open to home educators.
Was to keep track of our home ed days and chat over the garden fence (virtually speaking) with other home educators. Most of those people have moved on, in that their children are more of an age with my teens and I've let the home ed aspect lapse. Today one of those teens used the archive to work … [Read more...] about The purpose of this blog
This post contains affiliate links. You don't have to use them, if you do, I get a small percentage from any purchase you make, without any additional cost to you. Today's prompt for #BEDN is travel. This is something I'd love to do, but don't have the funds to cart a 6 person family off anywhere … [Read more...] about Lands of make believe
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.
Published in 1587, The Petie Schole by Francis Clement claims to contain "a method to enable both a childe yup reade perfectly within one moneth, & also the unperfect to write English aright" Having read most of this last night, I'm not sure I'd say it was a truly complete method, but I'll be giving … [Read more...] about The Petie Schole by Francis Clement