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One last trick up my sleeve –

One last trick up my sleeve –

If you too have run out of ways to keep the daily exercise fresh, an OS map could be the answer to the daily walk humdrum. Here’s how.

HomeEdVoicesPodcast – Ep 31 Mini Episode: You Are Smart Enough to Home Educate

HomeEdVoicesPodcast – Ep 31 Mini Episode: You Are Smart Enough to Home Educate

There are definite barriers to home education, (needing to work outside the home to pay the bills, especially for single parent families, co-parenting with someone who refuses to support home education etc) but a lack of qualifications is not one of them.

HOME ED VOICES PODCAST – (SEASON 3) EPISODE 30 Mini Episode: “DON’T OVER PLAN THE FUN STUFF, (AND WHAT TO DO INSTEAD.)”

HOME ED VOICES PODCAST – (SEASON 3) EPISODE 30 Mini Episode: “DON’T OVER PLAN THE FUN STUFF, (AND WHAT TO DO INSTEAD.)”

Over planning things that sound good but you won’t actually do, is a waste of time and makes you feel bad. (Ask me how I know this…) Here’s what I suggest you do instead.

Interesting Stuff – February 2021

Interesting Stuff – February 2021

The state of GCSEs and iGCSEs for home educators in 2021, how HP fans are handling JKR, coping skills are fine, the LEA in Portsmouth, and Roman concrete.

What We’re Using in 2021: Maths

What We’re Using in 2021: Maths

Want to know what Maths resources we’re using right now for our KS2 and KS3 aged children? Here’s all the info.

Card Game Reviews: Randomise, Canine Kleptomaniacs, Karuba, Monster Madness

Card Game Reviews: Randomise, Canine Kleptomaniacs, Karuba, Monster Madness

If you’re looking for something new and fun to add to your day, here are some relatively inexpensive card games we have been enjoying as a family.

Books We Are Loving – February 2021

Books We Are Loving – February 2021

The novel behind a well loved film, the side stories to a well loved book series, and more awesome Austen.

Boardgame Reviews: Kingdomino, I Saw it First!Oceans, Machi Koro, and Dungeon Mayhem

Boardgame Reviews: Kingdomino, I Saw it First!Oceans, Machi Koro, and Dungeon Mayhem

With an ongoing lockdown we’ve been playing a lot of boardgames recently. Here are reviews of some we’ve really enjoyed.

Is Oyla Science Magazine Any Good?

Is Oyla Science Magazine Any Good?

Oyla is a print magazine for young people about science, ideas, and the world. But is it worth your time and money?

Touch Typing Programs: A comparison of English Type Junior and BBC Dancecmat

Touch Typing Programs: A comparison of English Type Junior and BBC Dancecmat

My children are spending a lot more time in front of the computer, so it seemed a good time to introduce them to touch typing. This is a comparison of two good touch type programs.