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

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

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

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

Life in Lockdown: This is NOT Home Education (Lockdown Homeschooling)

It has been well over a month since lockdown began due to Covid-19. The majority of parents are currently ‘homeschooling’ their children; schools remain closed at the time of writing this, except to children of key workers and those classed as vulnerable. As long-term home educators, some might assume not all that much has really … Read more

Maker Workshop: Book Review and Giveaway (x 4 Copies)

Maker Workshop by Dr Alison Buxton is full of fun STEM projects for children to carry out at home. Welbeck Publishing kindly sent me a copy of this book to review. The book has an interesting variety of projects. It is split into different sections; bionic bots, mega movers, home helpers, out and about, and … Read more

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