We’ve moved to a new space on the web – we have a shiny new blog combined with a name change to reflect our family’s lifestyle and educational approach! We’d love you to continue to follow our adventures at http://www.anadventurouseducation.com. All new posts about our home education, adventuring and worldschooling (we’re hopeful for a lot more travel more this year, God willing!) will be over at the new site.
Please come and join us there, and if you sign up to our community, you’ll receive a free carefully chosen list of book recommendations by age, with over 450 exceptional selections.
So, what are you waiting for? Come over to An Adventurous Education and we’ll help inspire your family to “excel outside the classroom!”
… More Our New Blog – An Adventurous Education!
In this house, delving into a good book, and discovering its hidden exciting new worlds, characters and possibilities, is the best way to relax. We’ve selected five excellent books from six age categories which would make the perfect Christmas presents for the young people in your lives – this post covers the younger three age categories, from 3 to 10 years. If you have older children, look back at my last post to find recommendations for ages 10 to young adult. … More Perfect Children’s Books for Christmas Gifts (Ages 3-10 years)
In this house, delving into a good book, and discovering its hidden exciting new worlds, characters and possibilities, is the best way to relax. We’ve selected five excellent books from six age categories which would make the perfect Christmas presents for the young people in your lives – this post covers the first three categories, from 10 years to young adult. Look out for my next blog post with recommendations for ages 3 to 10 years – coming soon! … More Perfect Books for Christmas Gifts (10 years to Young Adult)
Choosing how best to spend time on your home education journey is never easy. The combination of a total freedom of choice with what feels like complete responsibility for nurturing those most precious to you can be incredibly daunting. But fear not – this post encourages you to worry less about whether you’ve chosen the best curriculum and focus more on finding the right balance for your family’s needs. … More Finding Balance in Your Homeschool Life
I’m in the process of compiling a guide of our top 100 book recommendations for each age category. So, we’ve all been busily researching and reading away to make sure we haven’t missed anything exceptional to recommend on top of our existing favourites. To give you a taster, here are some of the best books we’ve read recently in the 9-12 and teen/young adult categories. … More What We’re Reading
At the beginning of the first lockdown, we instigated a now much-treasured family tradition of a Saturday family movie night. Here are thirty of our favourites – some classics, others recently released; some light-hearted, others more serious and poignant – all of which will be loved by tweens/teens and adults alike. … More 30 Family Movies to Watch with Your Tweens/Teens (that Parents Will Love too!)
Passion is like the heart that focuses us on our goal. Resilience is like the blood that keeps the heart pumping. Together they make grit and after years of research Angela Lee Duckworth has proved that people with more grit are much more likely to succeed in their life goals and be happier too. Who wouldn’t want that for their children? This post looks at the resilience element, highlighting ways you can help your child learn this key skill. … More Teaching Your Child to be Resilient
“My child hates writing. I can’t get him/her to write anything,” is one of the commonest complaints I hear from parents. I can empathise. Although I have one writing-lover in this house, I also have a writing-hater. And yet that child is now a competent writer. Here are our top tips for how to support your child in developing this essential skill. … More How to Teach Writing in Your Homeschool
I’m a big believer in the power of card and board games to aid children’s development in a non-stressful way, improving their general knowledge and teaching them a range of skills from strategic thinking to collaboration. And we’ve played board games more than ever through lockdown – this post highlights our favourite geography-based games. … More Our Favourite Geography Games
Even with the lockdown restrictions, no two homeschool days ever look the same. But, in honour of Simple Homeschool’s 11th Annual Homeschool Day in the Life link-up, I made an effort last Thursday to document exactly what we did to give you a peek into our home ed life. … More A homeschool day in the life (with an 11- and 10-year-old)