De registration.

With three school days left and a school parents evening, it seemed about time, (especially as our little lady spilled the beans at school a few weeks back) that I made our plans official and handed our de registration letter into the school.  I have used a template I found somewhere on-line, and kept it as brief and unemotional as …

Simple Parenting and Back to Basics

Following on from my last post about children needing to connect to nature and having the unscheduled time to do so, I thought I’d explain the influences on our parental thinking, simple parenting in short.  Today there are a lot of opportunities out there in the form of clubs and activities for our little ones, and part of me thinks …

Children Need Nature, and Nature Needs Them.

  Children and nature are a match.  Children need nature, and nature needs them.  We are quite an outdoors family, and firm believers in the phrase, that there is no such thing as bad weather only bad clothing.  However, the winter has been very very wet, and very very windy.  Living in such an exposed place as we do, sometimes …

Room on the Broom Forest School

What a glorious sunny day to be venturing out into the woods for Forest School.  For the first time since we started attending, back at the beginning of January, I could feel my toes when we drove off four hours later…a very good day!  The theme for today was another favourite story that my duo love.  Room on the Broom. …

Egg Science with Whizz Pop Bang! Magazine

I have taken out a subscription to a monthly children’s science magazine called “Whizz Pop Bang!”.  The idea behind this is to give us inspiration and fun ideas for our science part of home educating.  Inside it is full of information, some articles, and hands on experiments to get your little people enthused.  With 2 very different ages in our …

Home Education Expenses

Whilst discussing with a friend about how excited I was I would be able to take the children on lots of adventures, she asked if I had looked into reduced memberships or reduced entrance fees for home schooling families.  I admitted I had not, and went off home to look….anything that saves money for a family of five (very often …

Back to School…..for the Last Time….

So this morning we took a deep breath, packed up three bags, (book bag, PE bag, and school bag), and rushed out into the drizzly day.  None of us can wait to wake up to being able to investigate the world at our pace, and not rush around, and indulge in whatever interest has taken our attention for that day. …

Socialisation and Our First Home Education Experience.

One of the biggest questions that was raised by ourselves, and most often by people we are telling about plans, is what about socialisation and friends for the children? When we first considered home education as an option, Dadda and I discussed this in depth.  We decided for our little lady her activities such as dancing, brownies, and swimming would …