The joy of reading: fostering a love of books in your home…

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…

Living and Breathing History: project based learning

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

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