Author Archives: ofamily

About ofamily

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

Fun Christmas Cone People

The past week we have all been very slowly recovering some flu and have not done a lot of our usual activities, instead the kids have started with all their Christmas crafts.  One of the ones we worked on this … Continue reading

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Creating our own Maps

Both kids have become really interested in maps.  We have found a number of their fictional Viking stories include maps and the kids love looking at them and figuring out where the different events written about in the stories occurred. … Continue reading

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Christmas Crafting with Tiger Items

Last week I happened to go into our local Tiger store and I spotted some lovely Christmas ornaments which I bought not really knowing what we were going to do with them.  But as  it happened my daughter ended up … Continue reading

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Why We LOVE Audio Books

We LOVE audio books.  LOVE them.  But let me start by saying in no way do I think they take the place of reading with the kids – they are not a substitute for that one on one time but … Continue reading

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Norse Myths

I have mentioned time and time again this past year how my two have been reading Viking themed book after Viking themed book after Viking themed book.  I thought it was going to be a quick theme for us but … Continue reading

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Horace and Harriet – Friends, Romans, Statues

I definitely feel like we have hit the right combination of reading material with my daughter – she loves reading non-fiction as well as historical based stories, stories with a slight adventure and stories with strong women characters.  But my … Continue reading

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Enjoying Learning

I will never deny that I have moments when I wonder if we are doing enough learning activities.  Am I providing enough learning opportunities but still providing the kids with free time to explore and play on their own ?  … Continue reading

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