Info About Buying Books this Winter & the Education Committee Call for Evidence regarding Elective Home Education

Info About Buying Books this Winter & the Education Committee Call for Evidence regarding Elective Home Education

Two useful bits of info for home ed parents – getting the books you want this winter, and a call for evidence regarding elective home education from the Government education committee.

Nature Study – Not just for science anymore

Nature Study – Not just for science anymore

Nature Study can be a great motivator to go outside even as the weather turns cold and wet. Need extra motivation? We have an app for that.

Maybe Plan for Halloween Now?

Maybe Plan for Halloween Now?

For those of us who do Halloween, this years festival is probably going to be really weird.
So as parents we probably need to put our heads together and make a plan about what we’re going to do now.
We have some ideas!

Science at Home: IF Oxford 2020

Science at Home: IF Oxford 2020

Running throughout October, IF Oxford is online this year, which means that you don’t even have to be local to take part!

Breathing out when ‘everyone else’ is breathing in

Breathing out when ‘everyone else’ is breathing in

It’s Public Service Announcement season here at Home Ed Voices! Here is your annual autumn reminder to look after your mental health!

Reminder – Home Ed Kids and the Flu Vaccine (and why it’s more important than ever in 2020)

Reminder – Home Ed Kids and the Flu Vaccine (and why it’s more important than ever in 2020)

Reminder – If you want to have your children vaccinated against the likeliest strains of flu this winter, ring up your GP and book an appointment to get them vaccinated. There are a number of extra pandemic-related reasons why getting a flu vaccine is a really good idea in 2020.
(This is not an invitation to debate.)

Children in the time of Covid19: Pandemic PTSD in children

Children in the time of Covid19: Pandemic PTSD in children

To socialise or not to socialise, that is the question. The answer? It depends on the child’s needs. Let’s be kind to each other as we heal.

Hey Home Educating Parent – Protecting Yourself from Burnout in 2020

Hey Home Educating Parent – Protecting Yourself from Burnout in 2020

I think that as home educators we need to assume that we are going to feel burnout at some point this year, and we need to think about how we’re going to protect ourselves as much as possible.

One small thing: Gaming for stress relief

One small thing: Gaming for stress relief

We are still solving problems and overcoming obstacles and struggling through and sometimes it doesn’t feel like we’re ever going to win…so pick up a video game and give yourself a quick win.

From a Home Ed Dad – 3 Conversations You Might Have During the Pandemic

From a Home Ed Dad – 3 Conversations You Might Have During the Pandemic

As a home educator, there are 3 conversations to look out for during the Coronavirus pandemic…