I am patiently waiting for Bod7 to become gripped by reading in that all-consuming can’t-think-about-anything-else way… She can read fluently – it all clicked into place last summer before her 7th birthday (so I suppose she is what could be termed a “free-reader”) and she loves books with a passion, leafing through piles and piles … More The joy of reading: fostering a love of books in your home…
It was with tremendous excitement that we awoke on 8th May to brilliant sunshine and a gloriously hot day that set the scene perfectly for our trip to the Globe Theatre to see a production of Twelfth Night. The girls are currently mad keen on Shakespeare, and as I mentioned in this post, we naturally … More Twelfth Night: Live Shakespeare with kids
When we embark upon a history project we like to really get INto it. Fuelled by the girls vivid imaginations and Bod7’s obsession with narrative we tend to live and breathe whatever period we’re studying – becoming completely engrossed by it and squeezing a lot of fun out of it on the way. We … More Living and Breathing History: project based learning
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….
Bod3 awaits, with bated breath, the arrival of her new wellies…in our house wellies are an essential piece of kit, life is not complete without them and defective wellies (ones that grow cracks and let in water) are not to be borne. We wear them for almost everything, throughout the year, for who knows when … More The joy of wearing wellies…
We don’t have a T.V. Or any devices such as pads, pods or whatnots, for the children to get sucked into. We’re not complete Luddites – Mr S and I have mobile phones that are very smart and do all sorts of things as well as make calls, and we have laptops on which we … More Banning the boxes – life with minimal screen time
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