Author Archives: ofamily

About ofamily

Home educating family based in the UK. We try to make learning fun

The World of Vikings. Book Review

I thought we were done with Vikings. Like Done, finished, ticked the box, time to move onto other sections of History (because let’s be honest a large portion of last year was all about Vikings – Viking Fiction, Vikings in … Continue reading

Posted in History | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pollination

I am trying to do more plant biology with the kids but they are not naturally that interested in plants, however I have realized that whenever we look at plants from an animal angle then both kids get involved and … Continue reading

Posted in Science Ideas | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Writing for Fun

I remember about 3 years ago I was constantly worried that my daughter was not interested in writing.  AT ALL.  Yes she would write as part of an activity that we did but if I suggested just writing a paragraph, … Continue reading

Posted in Homeschooling | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Plural words

Someone spotted part of a plural spelling rules page that I had handwritten and stuck up in our kitchen for my son. He has been learning the plural spelling rules and needed a visual reminder to help him. It really … Continue reading

Posted in Homeschooling | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Everest Book Review

Last month I was searching for some new interesting books for my son, I wanted something with a bit of an adventure, an expedition of sorts but a real-life story for him (He likes books written about fascinating real-life expeditions). … Continue reading

Posted in Book Ideas | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Yes we watch Documentaries

Yes we do use documentaries as a form of learning.  And please before I go further it is ONE of many forms of learning.  If you read the blog you will know we LOVE our books and I think have … Continue reading

Posted in Homeschooling | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Dolphins! Animal Chapter book for Kids

Earlier this year my son read and thoroughly enjoyed the Sharks animal chapter book so I bought him the dolphin one as well. This is now our fourth animal planet chapter book and we have enjoyed every one and are … Continue reading

Posted in Book Ideas | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment