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Curriculum Review: Maths – No Problem!

Curriculum Review: Maths – No Problem!

I have been using this UK based Primary maths curriculum since 2015. Here I share the advantages and disadvantages of it.

Celebrate Pancake Day 2020

Celebrate Pancake Day 2020

If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate Pancake Day 2020 with your children, we’ve got you covered with a poem, some maths, kitchen chemistry and more!

Books We Are Loving – February 2020

Books We Are Loving – February 2020

Books we are loving, February 2020.
Jane Austen’s Persuasion, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, Air is Not Oxygen, A Little, Aloud for Children, and You’re Strong with Me.

Home Ed Voices Podcast – Season 3 Episode 27 pt1 – Day in the Life – Kate (HomeEdVoices.co.uk)

Home Ed Voices Podcast – Season 3 Episode 27 pt1 – Day in the Life – Kate (HomeEdVoices.co.uk)

This week on the podcast, we are trying something different and doing a deep dive into what is going on for a home ed family right now, with a Day in the Life interview.

Don’t Over Plan the Fun Stuff, (and what to do instead.)

Don’t Over Plan the Fun Stuff, (and what to do instead.)

Over planning things that sound good but you won’t actually do, is a waste of time and makes you feel bad. (Ask me how I know this…) Here’s what I suggest you do instead.

Book Review – Astrid the Unstoppable, and Heidi

Book Review – Astrid the Unstoppable, and Heidi

Both Heidi and Astrid the Unstoppable are thoroughly enjoyable books, who’s stories and themes intertwine in really interesting ways. They are the prefect pair read during the last of the winter and while awaiting the coming of spring.

Interesting Stuff – The January 2020 Roundup

Interesting Stuff – The January 2020 Roundup

Books for home edders, what happens after home education? Anti-authoritarian readalouds and documentaries about penguins.

Home Ed Voices Podcast – Season 3 Episode 26 – Replay of Episode 3 Daksina (@daksinabasia)

Home Ed Voices Podcast – Season 3 Episode 26 – Replay of Episode 3 Daksina (@daksinabasia)

This week I’m talking to Daksina who now writes regularly for HomeEdVoices.co.uk. We talk about getting our heads around the idea that every education has gaps, and that is ok. We fangirl over the calming influence of Julie Bogart, and we talk all things gameschooling.

Modelling self-directed study

Modelling self-directed study

Your interests matter. Make time for them. Model self-study and the cycle of learning for your children if you wish to see them take more ownership of their own learning.