Ebony and Zach have broke up for their summer holidays and although we do not follow school terms strictly, they do put some restrictions on us. I also only have 5.5 weeks left until bump is due! So I have decided to take a well deserved break over the summer. This does not mean we … Continue reading Time for a break.
Sometimes our children seem to ask so many questions that it is easy to switch off, not really listen and/or answer. However I have found that with home educating it is these endless questions that are a parents best educational tool. We have had a reasonably quiet couple of weeks with days at home and … Continue reading Inviting questions.
I’ve touched on finances in regards to home ed before and I don’t want to rehash previous blog topics. However this week is a brilliant example of utilising what is on your doorstep and enjoying what you have. This week wasn’t intentionally a week where we had to be conscious of our spending, it was … Continue reading Simple Pleasures.
I read a really interesting article this week (posted on my fb page) http://carolblack.org/the-gaze which was not only fantastically written but really resonated. In a nutshell it was making a point about children being under constant un-requested evaluation and how it can hinder their learning. It got me thinking about how Charlie especially is quite … Continue reading Constant evaluation, art and play.