As mentioned in this post, we’re joining in with Simple Homeschool’s Read the World Summer Book Club this year, and we’re loving it! The book recommendations in Jamie C. Martin’s book, Give Your Child the World, are sublime: there’s such diversity in the types of story she endorses and yet each and every one we’ve … More Read the World Summer Book Club: Where Africa meets Europe!
We’re super excited to be joining in with the Read the World Summer Book Club led by Jamie C. Martin, editor of the brilliant Simple Homeschool blog. The challenge is simple and is designed not to be too arduous so as not to overload families in this busy summer period: as a minimum, just read one book from … More Read the World Summer Book Club: Multicultural Week!
Jam packed with intrigue, suspense, puzzles and conundrums to solve and fast paced adventure, where the cleverest children outwit the enemy, it’s no surprise that children love mystery books. They’re a safe thrill, a cerebral version of a rollercoaster ride, and by reading carefully and thinking critically, children have the opportunity to piece together the … More Our top 10 mystery books for children (aged 8-12)
Sadly, I managed to get all the way through my schooled education without an appreciation of the beauty, wit and effortless elegance of Shakespeare’s work. I studied three of his plays, and Twelfth Night was far and away my favourite, with all its cleverly constructed plot twists, but it was presented to us in a … More Twelfth Night, Part 2: Shakespeare for kids
So ingrained in my pysche is the need to tackle and “tick off” difficult daily tasks first, before treating myself to the pleasures of the more joyful activities on my list, that it only seemed natural to home educate in this same manner. This meant beginning our days with the hardest subject: either maths or … More Kick start your Morning (Basket)!
Ever since they read and loved the excellent Mysterious Benedict Society triology by Trenton Lee Stewart, Bean7 and Bean8 have been obsessed with riddles, puzzles and codes. Taking advantage of this passion, which was one that was shared with our closest home schooling friends, I devised a series of Benedict Puzzle Days for them. A … More Mysterious Benedict Society Puzzle Days