Playing a game is both a wonderful way to connect with your clan and, at the same time, significantly aid their development, in skills ranging from logical thinking to collaboration to perseverance. All whilst having a giggle! This post looks at why games can be so powerful and shares some of our favourites. … More What Can Board and Card Games Teach Your Children?
As the end of November approaches, it’s time to bring down our treasured collection of Christmas books! We’ve amassed quite a selection over the years: here are our favourites. … More Our Favourite Christmas Books
One of the most common questions asked of home educators is “But how do you manage their socialisation?” A question often asked in innocence, but one which is certain to irritate the recipient. In this post I explain why I believe that children are actually better socialised outside of our current schooling system. … More But How Do You Socialise Them?
Without doubt, the best part of our recent trip to Marrakech was a two-day hiking excursion outside the city in the nearby High Atlas Mountains. Trekking through this beautiful landscape, with the fragrant smells of the juniper trees, and discovering traditional Berber villages was an experience we’ll never forget! … More Hiking the High Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Hands on workshops with your family are such a fun way to learn together. Here’s a short post about how we learned how to make a traditional Moroccan brass bowl down a backstreet in Marrakech’s famous medina. … More Traditional Brassware Workshop in Marrakech
Following on from the last series of posts about what we cover in our homeschool by subject, this one looks at how we combine these elements to form a weekly and yearly schedule. In essence, ‘a week in our life’ post! … More Our Homeschool Schedule
The last in the series of posts about our homeschool plans for 2019/20 – this time, it’s all about science, nature and the humanities. … More Overview of our Homeschool Plans 2019/20: Science and Humanities
Following on from yesterday’s post, here’s the next segment of our homeschool plans: the arts and languages. … More Overview of our Homeschool Plans 2019/20: The Arts and Languages
Following on from yesterday’s post, here’s the next segment of our homeschool plans: maths and sports. … More Overview of our Homeschool Plans 2019/20: Maths and Sports
Recently, I’ve had lots of questions about how we homeschool. Although I wholeheartedly believe home education should look different for every family, I’ve personally found it very helpful to see how others do it. So, I’ve written a series of posts sharing our plans for the current school year by subject area. Here’s the first: English skills. … More Overview of our Homeschool Plans 2019/20 – English