This week I’m talking to Lyndsay from @rainbows_and_wellies on Instagram. We talk about home educating an only child, and how home edding can provide a safe environment for an autistic child both to learn in a way that suits them, and get the degree of socialisation that feels comfortable to them (in comparison to the ‘coke bottle’ effect.) We also chat about finding your groove when you’re unexpectedly home educating, through community and time spent reflected on the things that are working.
Home Education Adventures in the UK.
This week I’m talking to Jacqui from JacquiWakelam.com.
We talk about home educating in partnership with our older children, the importance of deschooling as a home educating parent, and Jacqui tells me the best quote about being a new home edder – I promise it’s going to stick with you…
This week I’m talking to Ronni from MulticulturalMotherhood. We talk about finding a regular community in a city with a large number of home edding families a lots of activities to go to. We also talk about teaching other languages as part of your home ed routine, and, as a trained speech and language therapist, Ronni tells us about how parents can support their children’s early language development.
This week I am talking with Leah Boden from Modern Miss Mason. We talk about her work, encouraging home educating and homeschooling parents to adapt the ideas of Charlotte Mason for the modern era we live in today. We talk about how living in the UK means that we get to live amongst living history, and we discuss the importance of prioritizing home education, and balancing our other projects alongside it.
This week I am talking to Tanya Tucker from @HappyHandley. We talk about how spending all your time together can be really lovely, and how much more there is to know about your children, plus trying to keep a well used house working smoothly.
This week is a special mini episode all about going Not Back to School. I talk about making the most of the transitions of the seasons, and rec my favourite autumn books. I also talk about how to gently restart your home education rhythm at the start of a new academic year.
This week I’m talking to Kate.
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. Unfortunately, when we recorded this interview in the spring I had a bad throat and so sound really gravely, so sorry about that.
This week I’m talking to Philippa, @ExitSupermum on Instagram.
Since Philippa is a second generation home educator we talk about how home education has changed over the last 25 years. We also talk about how home education gives children the space to be wholly themselves and protects them from peer pressure and being labeled. And book recs turns into a bit of an Astrid Lindgren love fest when Philippa’s readaloud turns out to be one of my favourite books ever.
This week I’m back for part 2 of my talk with Jean, TheMessyMum on Instagram. We talk about how to find great free resources for any subject. We talk about how to get the most out of social media as home ed parents, and Jean leaves you with a ton of great summer reading to inspire the coming academic year.
This week I talk with Jean, TheMessyMum on Instagram. We talk about the children who start reading later and then catch up. We celebrate the early reader books which are not great literature, and why that doesn’t matter. And we talk about the importance of having other home educators to turn to when you’re having a hard day.