Author: Katie Hanrott

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.

One Small Thing – Daily Anchors to Hang Your Week On

One Small Thing – Daily Anchors to Hang Your Week On

If the thought of a full routine makes you want to hide under the duvet, then maybe just hang something small on to each day, so you and your children know where you are in the week. And why parenting through this pandemic looks like nothing from the outside, but is anything but.

Hey home edder, What do you need from Home Ed Voices right now?

Hey home edder, What do you need from Home Ed Voices right now?

Lovely people we need your help! The pandemic has thrown a lot of things into the air, and we really want to continue writing and recording things that are useful to you.

Home Ed Voices Podcast – (Season 3) Episode 28 Lorna (@2devonpixies_home_ed)

Home Ed Voices Podcast – (Season 3) Episode 28 Lorna (@2devonpixies_home_ed)

This is episode 28 and this week I’m talking to Lorna from @2devonpixies_home_ed. We talked on the 17th March, as lockdown for the coronavirus was just starting, but before the school’s had closed, so that colours the whole conversation. However we also talk about tuff trays, the pedagogy of ‘give it a go’ and Lorna brings a fantastic book list that will keep you going through these strange days.

Using ‘Good Ideas’ by Michael Rosen as a Curriculum

Using ‘Good Ideas’ by Michael Rosen as a Curriculum

Do you want an easy to find, British book that will inspire your home education and give you tons of ideas of things to explore alongside your children?
Good Ideas by Michael Rosen might just be the book for you.

British Nature Study Resources

British Nature Study Resources

As we shift from winter and into spring, here are some great resources to help you learn more about nature in the Britain.

Interesting Stuff – The February 2020 Roundup

Interesting Stuff – The February 2020 Roundup

Interesting stuff from February: getting out into nature with grumbling small people, teenage life in Ancient Rome, why you family won’t (or can’t) maintain your organizing systems, and kid and anxiety friendly corona virus info.