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.
There are times as a home educator where you worry that you are not doing enough. The past two weeks have been one of those times, a lot of unexpected things have occurred and as a parent I’ve had to prioritize. It left me wondering if we were doing enough. Upon reflection I realise that … Continue reading Life Lessons.