Author: Katie Hanrott

While We’re on Our Summer Break – Good Things from the Archives

While We’re on Our Summer Break – Good Things from the Archives

The Home Ed Voices team are on their summer break, but will be back on 4th August 2020!

In the meantime here is a selection of useful and good things from our archives you might find useful.

One Small Thing – Talk to Your Friends

One Small Thing – Talk to Your Friends

Some how I could hold these parallel beliefs in my heart – the pandemic is not going anywhere soon. It’s not going to be over tomorrow. It might not be over for a year. And I will just catch up with my friends when it’s over and that is easier to do. They both felt true.

And it made me so miserable.

Interesting Stuff June 2020

Interesting Stuff June 2020

Podcasts for children and adults to spark interesting conversations, process art galore, neolithic findings, ancient orkney dogs, a short hike for those in need of a gentle escape, and a fantastic piece about embracing diversity within our home education curriculum.

One Small Thing: Give Meaning to Those Piles of Paper Your Kids Generate

One Small Thing: Give Meaning to Those Piles of Paper Your Kids Generate

I can’t help you keep your house tidy, but I show you what I do to make those piles of kids drawings have real meaning, for when I finally tidy them up.

Windrush Day 2020 Resources for Home Educators

Windrush Day 2020 Resources for Home Educators

Windrush Day is on 22nd June and celebrates the arrival of HMT Windrush, which brought people from Jamaica, who had been encouraged by the British government to live and work the UK after the end of the second world war.

Here are some resources you can use to learn about the lives and legacy of the people who moved here.

Anti-Racist Resources for the Home Ed Family – the Anti-Black Racism Edition

Anti-Racist Resources for the Home Ed Family – the Anti-Black Racism Edition

Here is a list of resources, organizations to follow, books and articles to read. #BlackLivesMatter

One Small Thing – Create Your Family Dictionary

One Small Thing – Create Your Family Dictionary

Today’s One Small Thing – record your family’s words.

(free) Books of the month from Audible Stories

(free) Books of the month from Audible Stories

As you probably know, during the pandemic Amazon has made a number of their audiobooks for kids available to stream for free as Audible Stories.
My 11 year old, who is an avid reader and audio book fan, tells you about the books he’s been enjoying…

One Small Thing – Compassion for People Who Say Thoughtless Things to Home Edders During Small Talk

One Small Thing – Compassion for People Who Say Thoughtless Things to Home Edders During Small Talk

The dreaded ‘I guess things aren’t that different for you’ comments have been getting me down. Time to think about them another way.

Interesting stuff – the April 2020 roundup

Interesting stuff – the April 2020 roundup

70’s computer predictions, the effect of the pandemic on children and parents, pom poms, supporting kids on video calls, hobby books, the paradox of counteracting trolling, and why you shouldn’t worry about getting behind.