Author Archives: ofamily

About ofamily

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

Tin foil Viking Longship Art

The kids have been so deep in Viking literature that it is not  surprising that it has spilled over into other areas as well.  They wanted to make another Viking Longship picture but they also wanted to make more of … Continue reading

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Riddle of the Runes Review

We have been reading a lot of Viking books lately (fictional and factual) but my daughter did point out a few weeks ago that the women Vikings are never the main characters.  Which was true until now.  Oxford University Press … Continue reading

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Baking and Icing

I love my home-ed mom chats, they often spur me on to do something that I may have been neglecting.  On Friday I was chatting to a home-ed mom friend and we were talking about the importance of having our … Continue reading

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Vikings in Britain

I have mentioned a couple of time over the past few months that both my kids are loving Viking fiction stories and although the authors do manage to intertwine lots of Viking elements into the stories there is obviously still … Continue reading

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Night Zookeeper. The Lioness of Fire Desert

Earlier this year (May) my two kids were introduced to the world of the Night Zookeeper.  They both read the first book Night Zookeeper: The Giraffes of Whispering Wood, loved it and immediately started working on the website.  They loved … Continue reading

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Planetarium Fun

We went to the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium for the first time and loved it.  They have some really great hands on science activities for the kids to do but as great as the Science side was (and I … Continue reading

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What type of Home educator are you ?

When people hear that we home educate they often ask me what type of educator am I ?  They want to put a label on it, on me.  A label makes everyone happy because they know what to expect.  Am … Continue reading

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