Home education podcasts

I’ve been listening to Home ed voices podcast and like hearing of different families approaches to home ed as well as some excellent resource suggestions…*must not buy more books*. This doesn’t interest the children too much, but it’s been good company when I manage to grab a cuppa or while I’m making dinner! We’ve recently…

Paddington’s postcards

I saw the Paddington’s postcards from UNICEF advertised on social media a few months ago. I thought it would be a great stimulus for geography and cultural studies, as well as learning about the lives of children around the world and supporting UNICEF. I thought I would share how we’ve been using it as part…

Baby I’m back…with a baby

Isn’t life busy? I started this blog and then life I wanted to write about got in the way! Anyway, we are now a family of 6 as we welcomed a baby boy to our family in September. He is a very happy (not so little) soul! Born at 10lb7 and continuing to grow like…

DIY Montessori sandpaper letters  

A turned 3 this week and as one of her presents I decided to make her a set of sandpaper letters. She is showing interest in letters and words; especially when she sees S writing and beginning to read. A is, like me, a more tactile learner. She like to examine and investigate to work…

Dandelion day

It’s the height of dandelion season here currently and the girls are on the hunt for fluffy dandelions to blow into the wind everytime we go outside! We had a wander in the empty park on the way back from picking up a parcel from the post office and found lots of dandelions.  The girls…

Centre Parcs Whinfell forest

I always remember seeing the Centre Parcs adverts as a kid and being amazed that there were these magical huge glass covered villages somewhere. I was pretty convinced that the whole village was under a giant greenhouse; essentially the Eden project for holidays! I thought they looked great, although there was alot of bike riding…

The progress so far

We are *still* waiting for our garden office to arrive (I’m more impatient than a kid waiting for Christmas!), but before it does we need to sort out the area of the garden where it will be sited! We spent the Bank holiday weekend sorting new shed bases and moving the shed and playhouse. First…

3D shapes

I recently got the Usborne First illustrated Maths dictionary to add to our bookshelf and to begin introducing more maths concepts to the girls. S has been flicking through the book by herself since it arrived at the weekend and asking us to read or explain parts she was interested in. This morning before breakfast…

And the final decision is…

This week we received notification of the allocation of Primary school places. We applied for a place for S as we had not made a 100% decision when the application deadline came around. I ended up logging in to our online system at around 2am as K was having an unsettled night and I was…

Easter week round up

Last week was the build up to Easter and the Bank holiday weekend. We popped to the library after visiting the post office on Monday to return some books (overdue again!) and pick out some new books for the next couple of weeks. There was Easter egg colouring set up and the girls had fun…

Sensory play with tapioca pearls

We encountered water beads at the frog-themed session at our local home ed meet up a couple of weeks ago.  The girls enjoyed them so I thought I would look into getting some for us to try out at home.  I decided to get tapioca pearls instead in the end as these are edible, just…

This week’s round up

My plan is to do a weekly round-up on a Sunday of what we have been up to during the previous week. I’m hoping it will give me a good overview of what we have been doing to look back on without the overload of posting everyday. I have been still updating our #100daysofhomeed on…