Author Archives: ofamily

About ofamily

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

The JOY of siblings reading together

I am very lucky that my two kids adore each other and generally get along really well (of course they are siblings and siblings do have arguments) but they happily play together and really do enjoy each others company. For … Continue reading

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Forest School Adventure, A Gem of a Book

My kids love being outdoors, whether it is messing around in our garden or going to the local woodland area they love it.  So when I saw the Forest School Adventure book I was intrigued and when I started reading … Continue reading

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Encouraging writing with little booklets

I am always on the lookout for fun writing activities for the kids.  Both of mine have incredible imaginations and come up with lots of stories but they are not big on putting the stories down into a written format.  … Continue reading

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Building our collection of Science Books

We are huge supporters of our local library but one of the strategies I have discovered since we started our home education journey is the power of a good selection of permanent books in the house.  My kids will often … Continue reading

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More dimensional / black glue pictures

Over the years I have noticed the kids and I seem to find arty activities that we enjoy and then we tend to do various versions of them on repeat.  When the kids were younger it was often collages – … Continue reading

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Black Beauty Book

Both my kids are really into the more classic children’s stories  – Heidi, Gulliver’s Travels, Secret Garden and Black Beauty.  They have been listening to audio versions of the stories while we drive to our different activities and then they … Continue reading

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STABILO Woody pencils Giveaway AGAIN

In April I ran a giveaway for a set of STABILO Woody 3-in-1 pencils and STABILO have since contacted me and asked if I would like to give away 2 more sets of the pencils to my readers.  Since we … Continue reading

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