April 5, 2020
Is self-sufficiency possible?
Is it possible to be self sufficient in 2020?
First things first…self-sufficientneeding no outside help in satisfying one’s basic needs, especially with regard to the production of food.
That’s the dictionary definition of self-sufficiency…but is it possible to be self sufficient in the 21st century?
For some people being ...
April 2, 2020
If you’re looking for the best boardgames for toddlers then read on…
Toddlers aren’t best known for their ability to sit still and listen so, Monolpoly isn’t likely to make your games night list if you have a little one.
It takes a special kind or boardgame to capture the interest of a toddler.
With two ...
April 1, 2020
If you want to discover how to deal with toddler tantrums then read on…
Why does my toddler keep throwing tantrums?
Toddler: “I want a banana.”
Me: “Here you go…” *innocently peeling off the skin and snapping a little-person portion.
Toddler: *who’s now a heap on the floor. “You breakded it. I don’t ...
March 28, 2020
A Gentle Homeschool Schedule For Preschoolers
If you’re looking for a gentle approach to home schooling during the coronavirus then I hope this Homeschool Schedule For Preschoolers will help.
This timetable reflects the child-led methods we use everyday to homeschool our boys. It offers structure but also allows for creativity and a natural-flow to learning.
I was a ...
March 27, 2020
Learning apps for kids are incredibly effective teaching tools.
They captivate their audience and can transfer knowledge and skills quickly.
In our house we take a relaxed approach to screen time and we’ve seen the benefits.
As a trained early years teacher and now home educator, I can honestly say that kids learning apps have contributed massively to ...
March 22, 2020
When you can’t meet up with loved ones, here are some fun activities and games to play on Facetime with grandparents and friends.
Most of us are still getting our heads around the fact that we’re not going to be socializing how we’re used to socializing for quite some time.
Explaining to our kids that ...
March 20, 2020
Self Isolating Gift Ideas For Loved Ones
The realization is beginning to sink in…our parents and loved ones with underlying health conditions will be self-isolating for months.
Obviously keeping them safe is top priority and (in the grand scheme of things) gift giving pales into insignificance.
I’m incredibly grateful that right now I am concerned about preventing boredom ...
March 20, 2020
Free gardening monthly planners
Download these monthly garden planning pages for free.
It feels like Spring is finally on its way and the sunshine is beaming down on the mangetout and leek seedlings that line our windowsills.
Anyone who follows me knows that I’m a bit of a list maker (I’ve shared many of my templates ...
March 19, 2020
Anyone need some games to play with kids while lying down!?
I wanted to offer some balance to the hundreds of posts circulating full of amazingly awesome ideas that all require so much energy!
And as I’m pretty much THE official expert on playing lying down I was surprised I’d not already written this one!
March 15, 2020
This collection of Challenge Cards includes over 30 kids Spring activities that I’ve put together to use with my children over the next few months.
As a home educating parent I tend to let my kids lead their own learning and Challenge Cards are a great way of getting them interested without the activities being too ...