Review: My Very Own Crazy Pots

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We’ve been fans of Clementoni for several years. Their science kits have especially gone down well with the older boys, providing an educational experience mixed in with fun. They’re great for home educating, and are one of our most-loved resources. Whether it’s the science kits or the more arty ones, they always entertain and inspire… Read More

The 10 Myths of Home Education

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    Despite its continued growth home education is still surrounded by speculative myths and fables of its own. Mention the words ‘home education’ or ‘homeschool’ and you’re bound to get several common responses from the all-knowing-but-not-actually-knowing. Here are ten of the most common myths about home educating which you can find spoken with authority… Read More

Why Unschooling Doesn’t Mean Uneducated

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    I respond to the Daily Mail’s recent article on the mother who unschools her children over on Quib.ly. Please do go over and have a read: ‘Why Unschooling Doesn’t Mean Uneducated’   Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on faves Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share… Read More

Boarding schools for 3-year-olds. Would you?

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    Yesterday we wrote how Baroness Sally Morgan, Defra Chief and advisor for the charity ARK (Absolute Return for Kids), pushed for schools to provide a formal education for 2-year-olds. Many people feel that this is unnecessary, possibly damaging, and yet another attempt to chip away at the family unit.  Spare a thought for the three-year-olds… Read More

Why we decided to change our home education curriculum

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    Since beginning home educating we have used the ACE curriculum by TEACH. The reason we began using it was because it was the only curriculum available here in the UK which was suitable for children from pre-school age up to and including secondary age. Knowing how my own time was limited, and how… Read More

Long-Term Travel with Kids? What About the Children’s Educations?

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      A few people have wondered what happens to the children’s educations during our two month trip around Italy and France. ‘I’m not allowed to take my child out of school for two months!  Why can you?’ Home education doesn’t mean that you need to be at home in order to educate, or… Read More