Routines

Our little family thrives on having some structure to its day…I know I’ve written about unstructured play, but by routine I mean an overall general routine applied to our day, everyday, so everyone knows where they stand.  Otherwise, completely unstructured days can be just as overwhelming for little ones as too much structured play.  Therefore when we thought about this …

Self Learning Mini Men & Discovering.

Self learning, a home educators dream!  I hadn’t imagined a situation where self learning would be happening so well as I am so new to this, but rapidly seeing that it happens all the time for the children.  A very generous Father Christmas 😉 gave our two little ones these lovely glasses in their stockings.  They come with 4 pairs …

School’s Out!!!

Uh oh……I’ve got my work cut out….first words from my little lady’s mouth to me this morning (today being the last day of her school term), “Mamma, are we doing learning tomorrow?” Well, I suppose reading a trail map and solving clues on an Easter egg hunt is a good start for a Good Friday 😉  She bounced into school …

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. …