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About ofamily

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

New Books

I keep meaning to write regular posts about the books we find and enjoy and I never get around to writing them all.  So here are four of our current top books we have discovered. Coming Home by Michael Morpurgo … Continue reading

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Acorn Number Bond Tree

We have been working quite a lot on number bonds with my youngest and we recently chatted about how if 2 + 8 =10 then 20 +80 = 100.  So I thought it might be fun to do something where … Continue reading

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Encouraging writing with Story Starter Cubes

One of our areas of focus at the moment is story writing.  My oldest is not a fan of writing stories, she says she never knows what to write.  And when she does write she tends to write facts, not … Continue reading

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Ronald the Rhino Book and App Fun

We were recently asked if we wanted to receive a copy of the new Twinkl original book Ronald the Rhino.  Both my kids have already read the Twinkl original stories – Acorns and Bump into Space and enjoyed both of … Continue reading

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The Drop in my Drink and The Pebble in my Pocket Review

The Drop in my Drink and The Pebble in my Pocket are two children’s books which look at the history of water on our planet and the history of Earth. If you are not teaching your kids about the Big … Continue reading

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The Scarecrow’s Wedding craft and writing

We have not done fun crafty story based activities for ages but I noticed the past week that my youngest has been reading and rereading The Scarecrows’ Wedding to himself so I thought it might be fun to use the … Continue reading

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We are not in a Home Ed Sprint

Here is the thing about home education it is a lifestyle, it takes time, it is not a big SPRINT.  There is no desperate need to finish that book today, if it takes an extra day it is OKAY, if … Continue reading

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