All of the fun homeschool science resources on this page have been tried and tested by real homeschoolers, they have been given the thumbs up from me and the kids. As a professional scientist, these homeschool science resources, books, toys, and games all have real value in helping your child learn and understand science. I’m not talking […]
Why We Didn’t Opt Out of School (Reasons to Homeschool)
Hi, good morning from a rainy Romania. Occasional wet days are a great excuse to stay in and write blog posts so I want to explain today why we opted out of school and why we opted out of normal, or rather why we didn’t. It’s something that’s been on my mind since Jessica wrote […]
Photography Courses for Kids and Beginners, Learning About Photography
Photography is a wonderful thing for your kids to learn, all kids, not just homeschoolers. Photography courses can get you started quickly on your road to mastering the art and science of photography, as a hobby, as a job skill or as a business tool. In this post we look at free photography course, other […]
Homeschooling London. Our Day
A long time ago I wrote a post called What Does a Homeschool Day Look Like. It’s over on our other blog, World Travel Family, and is enormously popular. The homeschooling posts are always popular, so thank YOU for reading, liking and sharing. I thought it would be nice to share a homeschooling day, or […]
Homeschool workbooks have been our favourite way to formally educate the children, right from kindergarten to high school. That’s my favourite way and the kids’ favourite way. Workbooks allow mom to be a little bit hands-off sometimes, the heavy work is done already and we moms may just be able to cook lunch while the […]
My 7 Year Old Can’t Read
Hi, glad you’re here, my 7-year-old can’t read either. In fact, go back a couple of years and my first 7-year-old couldn’t read. It seems to be an epidemic, this non-reading 7-year-old thing, and it seems to worry mums of 6-year-olds and 8-year-olds too. I’m here to make you feel better and maybe help you […]
Kitchen Science. Fun Science Ideas at Home!
Most of us have a kitchen of some sort, right? Well, you can use your kitchen to teach your kids science every day. I don’t mean lecturing them, making notes and doing experiments that have to be written up. Just talk to them, constantly, about what is going on right in front of them, all […]
Homeschooling vs Unschooling vs Worldschooling
Homeschooling, worldschooling and unschooling are all progressive forms of education, gaining popularity in the modern world. Unschooling and worldschooling are types of homeschooling, also known as home education. Other forms of education outside school also exist, for instance, wildschooling, lifeschooling, and farm schooling. In this post we break down homeschooling, worldschooling, unschooling, online schooling, wildschooling […]
Meet the Homeschoolers: Lyndy of Homeschool Ahoy – Homeschool on a Yacht
Number 2 in our Meet The Homeschoolers series is Lyndy of Homeschool Ahoy homeschool and travel blog. Lyndy and her family homeschool on a yacht – they are boat schoolers or yacht schoolers. In this series we try to present the diverse reasons, methods and families behind global homeschooling to encourage and support everyone in […]
What is the Purpose of School?
Ask the man in the street “What is the purpose of school?” and you’ll get a pretty straightforward answer. It’s to educate children, right? Without school they’d all be illiterate, numerically inept and wouldn’t know all that important stuff that only school can teach them. Or would they? The Purpose of School When I was […]
Kids Doing Your Head In? Try Screen Free Days
I totally hold my hands up here, my kids do my head in regularly. I love them, they’re awesome, I love homeschooling and I love having all this amazing time with them, but when they fight and are grumpy, angry little horrors they do my head in. I’m normal, I admit that. Don’t Think You’re […]
Should We Homeschool? Reasons to Homeschool.
Should we homeschool? My husband and I asked ourselves that question so many times in the months leading up to taking our child out of school. We knew nothing about homeschooling really, but it was very clear that school wasn’t working out for our family. We needed an alternative and we needed it fast, nobody […]
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