Why Homeschool?

There is always an influx of children into the world of home education in September time, so I thought it would be useful to do a post on why homeschool in the first place (bearing in mind that homeschooling in normal times is very different from home education throughout a lockdown experience). Here we look at all the advantages in terms of the academics; mental and physical health; socialisation; flexibility; and family as a whole. … More Why Homeschool?

Unexpectedly Homeschooling? How to Stay Sane When Your Kids are Home 24/7

From next Monday, millions of families will find themselves thrust unexpectantly into the world of home education. For many, there will be a sense of feeling overwhelmed – excited and terrified at the same time. In this post, I use my experience of homeschooling to help guide you through setting up a simple routine along with ideas for staying sane with your littles at your side 24/7. Hope it helps! … More Unexpectedly Homeschooling? How to Stay Sane When Your Kids are Home 24/7

A homeschool day in the life (with a 10- and 9-year-old)

In honour of Simple Homeschool’s 10th Annual Homeschool Day in the Life link-up, I thought I’d show you one of our recent days of homeschooling. But actually, I’ve decided to cheat and show you two contrasting days: one structured, following-the-plan type of day and another more off-schedule, creative style of day. … More A homeschool day in the life (with a 10- and 9-year-old)

Homeschooling on the Road, or Worldschooling

In just over a week, we’re setting off for a three-month trip travelling around the world. The vast majority of the children’s learning will be hands on, experiential type learning, such as snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef, going on a Maori cultural experience day or hiking a volcano. Having said that, although we’re refocussing our educational priorities during this time, there are many simple ways to keep up with their studies in a fun way as we travel. Here’s how we plan to incorporate a bit of “stealth learning” into time spent driving, waiting in airports or flying. … More Homeschooling on the Road, or Worldschooling