Tackling Concerns About Homeschooling (Home Educating) Your Kids

Homeschooling- typically referred to as home education in the UK – comes with many benefits, but it is also completely natural to have some concerns too when deciding whether or not to go down this route with your own family. Sometimes parents worry about whether they can provide the same level of education as they … Read more

The Benefits of Music in Education

Although it is not considered as important as the core subjects like Maths and English, Music is still an effective and essential part of the learning experience. It doesn’t matter if students are four or fourteen, the benefits they can find from using music in the classroom, and even wider education, is not something to … Read more

A Quick Guide To The Main Schooling Options For Your Child

It is vital children get a suitable education. However, a suitable education does not mean the same for everyone and certainly does not always mean school. The challenge is figuring out what that means for each individual in practice. No two children are the same, not even in the same family (not even if they’re … Read more

Reading Between The Lines About Why It’s Worth Taking Literacy Online

When we think about literacy, few of us think of online portals. After all, social media platforms like Facebook and even Twitter often take the blame for poor grammar. Not to mention that shortened words and acronyms that we typically use online have done a fair amount of damage to language comprehension on the whole. … Read more

Sooper Books: Kid’s Online Stories

Sooper Books: Kid’s Online Bedtime Stories (With Audio) Sooper Books was launched last year by husband and wife team, Simon and Charlene. In essence, they publish bookshop-quality stories online that you can access anywhere, anytime, on any device for a small annual membership fee. Each story even has a professional audiobook version too! This storybook … Read more

How To Teach Creative Subjects When Homeschooling

Teaching creative subjects is one of the biggest challenges for many homeschool parents. If you are not a particularly creative person yourself, the idea of encouraging your kids to be creative can be daunting. Sometimes it comes naturally to children and they won’t need that much direction, but not everybody has those natural creative skills. … Read more

Homeschool Safari, Wellbeing through Wildlife and Art in the Park: Educational Sessions by Knowsley Safari

Now we are back in lockdown, Knowsley Safari are offering some virtual educational sessions for all the animal lovers out there! They have HomeSchool Safari, Art in the Park and Wellbeing Through Wildlife. Here are all the details you need to know… Wellbeing Through Wildlife Wellbeing Through Wildlife is running 11am daily during Children’s Mental … Read more

Giving Children the Best Possible Start in Life: EYFS Tracking and Childcare

We all want the very best for our children, especially when they are babies and have all the potential in the world. But how do we make sure that the other people in their lives will have their best interests at heart too? Fortunately, the UK government has realised that early intervention is needed in … Read more

Maths Websites For Primary and Secondary Children (Home Education/ Homeschooling)

I have been meaning to write this post for a while. We use, or have tried out at least, numerous maths websites for primary and secondary aged children as part of our home education (homeschool). I thought it would be useful to share these with other families; whether homeschooling long term, short term, or just … Read more