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Sharks ! a Chapter Book for Kids

My son is currently fascinated by marine animals and is wanting to learn more about sharks, whales and dolphins and although we have some of the stunning Usborne Beginner Chapter books which covered these animals and they are now too … Continue reading

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Tracing is so much more than just tracing

My son loves tracing pictures.  He will often stick a colouring page up on one of the sliding doors, stick a piece of paper over and trace the picture.  Now I know tracing is NOT the same as drawing, it … Continue reading

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Sister Queens

My daughter is enjoying her current History Theme – The Kings and Queens of Britain.  She is creating a rather LARGE poster showing the lineage / timeline / key facts etc but she has also been going off on tangents … Continue reading

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Learning from your Siblings projects

This past week has been a very relaxed learning week (I really needed a small break) but one thing that I realized was how much the kids were actually learning from the each other’s projects.  What do I mean ? … Continue reading

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Tough Days

I actually stopped and rewrote this post a few times for the simple reason that whenever I admit I have had a tough few days I normally get the response – “So just stick them in school ” – which … Continue reading

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Why I prefer printing colouring pages to colouring books

When we first had kids I fell into that mindset of buying colouring books and they were never used and then I would see another one in the store and think “Wow this is the one!” and buy that and … Continue reading

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Review -Understanding Maths – Number Patterns and Algebra Workbook

We are big fans of the Schofield & Sims workbooks and last year we used one of the workbooks from their Understanding Maths range (The Geometry One) and I was so impressed with it that I bought a few more … Continue reading

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