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Yes we watch Documentaries

Yes we do use documentaries as a form of learning.  And please before I go further it is ONE of many forms of learning.  If you read the blog you will know we LOVE our books and I think have … Continue reading

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Going Against the Trend

We recently had a birthday and over the course of the birthday week I have had a number of insightful conversations with the birthday girl. All of which have yet once again reinforced why I am so happy that we … Continue reading

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What about Social Skills ?

One of the questions home educators often get asked is what about social skills? Surely keeping your child out of a class fill of kids their own age will mean they lack social skills? My answer ……………….. Today after my … Continue reading

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Taking a week off

This past week has been one of those weeks when we all really needed a break so we took it.  I had a few medical appointments scheduled for the week and I was feeling very apprehensive about them.  So much … Continue reading

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Reminding myself not to overschedule

I often worry about getting our home ed balance correct – the balance between weekly activities, one-off workshops, outings with friends and our home days.  I think I have a tendency to worry about those home days.  It is something … Continue reading

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Reading on the Underground

Yesterday we went into London for a special exhibit which for us means about an hour commute – one train and then the underground (tube).  The whole way there my daughter read her book – well with a few breaks … Continue reading

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No Neat Bows

I have always liked the idea of doing our topics in order, for me that makes sense.  And I always want to finish off a topic 100% and tie it up with a neat bow before we start the next … Continue reading

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