March 28, 2020
A Gentle Homeschool Schedule For Preschoolers
There are so many examples online of how to plan a homeschool schedule for preschoolers.
So, I’ve put together a few tips to help you plan a homeschool schedule that works well for both your preschooler and for you.
1. A homeschool schedule isn’t one size fits all
Every family has a different ...
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 the way we’re used to socializing for quite some time.
Explaining to our kids ...
March 20, 2020
Self Isolation Gift Ideas For Loved Ones
We’ve put together a lovely selection of self isolation gifts that are perfect for family and friends.
The realization is beginning to sink in…our parents and loved ones will be self-isolating for some time.
Keeping them safe is top priority and (in the grand scheme of things) gift giving pales into ...
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 ...
March 13, 2020
Schools around the world are closing and parents are being forced to teach kids at home.
This Coronavirus pandemic has caught us all by surprise and I imagine there are a lot of parents anxious that they aren’t cut out to teach their kids for weeks, possibly even months.
I worked in Education for a decade (teaching ...
March 7, 2020
Perfect Essential Oil Blends For Babies and Infants
Essential oils are really popular right now as people search for more natural ways to clean, prevent illness, treat symptoms and relax.
In this post I’ll share some of my favourite essential oils and blends yo diffuse around infants.
However, you can’t be too cautious when it comes to using ...
February 27, 2020
Fun Caveman Printable Worksheets
I have loved creating these Stone Age printables because I know that my boys will love the activities…jewelry making, cave painting, shelter building, cooking and pot crafting…what’s not to love!
As a home educating mum and ex-teacher I like to put together practical projects for us to learn about specific topics together.
February 23, 2020
It wasn’t long ago that I would get excited at the mere sight of anyone selling anything zero waste near me.
Don’t get me wrong…we still try to live an eco-friendly lifestyle but I’ve developed a healthy level of skepticism towards all things “zero waste”.
Reducing our waste is complicated and the fact is that living ...
February 13, 2020
Advantages of Homeschooling
There are so many advantages to homeschooling.
I’ve seen both sides.
Having worked in Education for ten years before having our first child I knew that I wanted to home educate.
I’m not going to claim that homeschooling is perfect because it doesn’t need to be.
But, it works for us and here’s why:
1. Time together
The idea ...