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Books for Big Conversations

Books for Big Conversations

All books have the potential for great discussion, or as Julie Bogart calls it, big juicy conversation. This month I’ve reviewed our recent reads that led to the juiciest conversations. We didn’t necessarily love them all, but we’re grateful for the opportunity they provided us to talk about some heavy but necessary truths.

How to Home Educate When You are Full of Lurgy

How to Home Educate When You are Full of Lurgy

For most families home education doesn’t stop when you get sick unless everyone is unwell, which means that there will be times when your kids are healthy and you feel rubbish and still have to get through the day.

How I Use My Planner for Homeschool Planning

How I Use My Planner for Homeschool Planning

Grab a warm drink or maybe your lunch and take half an hour with Daksina’s video, as she walks you through how she uses her planner for home ed planning.

Home Ed Voices Podcast – Season 3 Episode 25 Repeat of Episode 7 – Kate McConaghy

Home Ed Voices Podcast – Season 3 Episode 25 Repeat of Episode 7 – Kate McConaghy

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.

A Huge 2019 Thank you from HomeEdVoices

A Huge 2019 Thank you from HomeEdVoices

It’s time for us to take a break, but before that, lots of thank yous!
We’ll be back in January with new content and episode replays. xxx

Minimal-schooling for the season

Minimal-schooling for the season

Minimal-schooling isn’t about making a special season of home educating. It is about recognising your own need for a season of self-care. It doesn’t necessarily mean covering less information, it means putting minimal effort into preparing that information for your children.

Books We Are Loving – December 2019

Books We Are Loving – December 2019

Books we are loving December 2019
The Twelve Birds of Christmas, Moodstruck!, The Trapdoor Mysteries, and The Thirteen Days of Christmas

Home Ed Voices Podcast – (Season 2) Episode 24 End of Season 2 & Avoiding December Overwhelm

Home Ed Voices Podcast – (Season 2) Episode 24 End of Season 2 & Avoiding December Overwhelm

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)…

Interesting Stuff – The November 2019 Roundup

Interesting Stuff – The November 2019 Roundup

Special effects and stunts, the history of Christmas Carols, a vocabulary expanding instagram account and an amazing Rube Goldberg machine.

Big Holiday Gift Guide 2019

Big Holiday Gift Guide 2019

In case you need some ideas for what to bring into your home this Christmas, here are a selection of things that we are Home Ed Voices really love.