Out Of Action: the challenge of sofa based home ed….

And so I find myself stuck on a sofa, contemplating a couple of weeks of housebound home ed…. The drama occurred yesterday, in a pitch black Medieval tunnel, where, carrying Bod3 and a massive backpack, with Bods10&7 clinging to my elbows, I wobbled on a rock and in my efforts to save the babe, my … More Out Of Action: the challenge of sofa based home ed….

Washi Tape Maths

It turns out that the humble roll of washi tape has more uses than just for artsy-crafty projects or for sticking posters up on walls – it’s a great tool for maths too. Bod7 embarked a while back on the momentous task of committing times tables to memory. She gets the concept of course and … More Washi Tape Maths

Hail Caesar! – the joy of Go With The Flow Project Based Learning

It was a sudden Skype message in the middle of our day that that sparked a new direction in our home ed project life. Mr S had noticed that the Royal Shakespeare Company were running a First Encounters performance of Julius Caesar at our local theatre – a couple of hurried messages across the seas … More Hail Caesar! – the joy of Go With The Flow Project Based Learning

Our favourite toys

Play is important to us. In fact, it’s more than important. On a par with eating and sleeping, I would say, play is a necessary, vital part of our life. And so, over the years we have tried to surround ourselves with the loveliest sorts of things to play with. I’ve been quite careful with … More Our favourite toys

Being present

There is a lot written about the power of being in the moment, of Being, truly present, at one in the here and now and this we often apply to ourselves, striving always to be mindful… But how often do we apply this to our children? How often do we make the space to Be … More Being present