This week I’m talking to Kate McConaghy who now writes regularly for HomeEdVoices.co.uk. We talk about videogames and how they can be a gateway to literacy. How it all counts, not just the stuff that looks the most like school, and how you can structure your yearly plan to protect your mental health.
Many families are celebrating a variety of festivals over December and trying to add seasonal festivities on top of a full home ed life is likely to result in overwhelm.
Here are some things you can do to keep things calm(er)…
This is episode 23 and this week I’m talking to Helen from @Belzibow. We talk about Helen’s lapbooks and picture book units at Branch Out World, helen tells us how her family tackles GCSEs, and about keeping teens engaged in home ed groups.
This is episode 22 and this week I’m talking to Wendy from @EnjoyMathsHomeEd. We talk about Wendy’s Maths Programme, Enjoy Maths, the positive educational impact of ordinary things, encouraging a lifetime of learning, and the advantages of being a mature university student.
This is episode 21 and this week I’m talking to Jimena from @PlayLiveAndLearn. We talk about the tiny rebellion of not applying for a school place, home education alongside being a professional actor, and learning in front of your children.
This is episode 20 and this week I’m talking to Ashleigh from @wild.wood.childhood. We talk about home educating alongside a sibling in school, home edding foundation and year 1 on a very small budget, and the fear of missing out, and how it can mess with your confidence and cost you money.
This is episode 19 and this week I’m talking to Sherilyn from @HomeEdHereAndNow. We talk about shifting into a mindset where you don’t feel the need to prove yourself all the time. Sherilyn talks about running a business alongside home education, and we talk hands on maths and building community.
This week I’m talking to Becca from @Fiddlesticks.kids. We talk about home educating alongside childminding and running an online business. Becca tells me about thinking about the box when organising her week and we have great boardgame recs for the autumn.
This is episode 17 and this week I’m talking to Katie from @learnWhatYouLive on Instragram. We talk about GCSE and how home edders tackle exams. We talk about moving from our careers outside the home to home education and the vulnerability of not knowing what you might do after, and we have audio book recs galore!
This is episode 16 and this week I’m talking to Lexy from @caribbeanhomeeducator on Instragram. We talk about home educating older children alongside infant twins, how to event plan when home ed freedom can also mean flakiness, the importance of downtime and rest, and support for home ed parents of black and mixed race children.