Homeschooling

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Making Spelling Fun! 20 Fun Spelling Activities For Kids

Spelling is one of those subjects we dread to teach, and making spelling fun is an ongoing battle. It is so hard to make learning spellings fun, and the truth of the matter is, the only real way to learn English spellings is by writing the word out lots and lots of times. In fact, studies show that children need to write out a word in their independent work about… Read More »Making Spelling Fun! 20 Fun Spelling Activities For Kids

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Outdoor Learning Activity Ideas For Children

As a Forest School trained practitioner I have seen the magical effect the outdoors can have on children many, many times. I know I sound a bit hippy dippy, but I really do believe the outdoors is where children do most of their learning, and where learning is easiest for them. It’s easy to get caught up in world where we think children need fancy educational toys, websites (check out… Read More »Outdoor Learning Activity Ideas For Children

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Great Educational Websites For Homeschooling Kids

Great educational websites for homeschooling kids –This post contains Amazon affiliate links for products I recommend I’m not the most tech savvy person in the world. Adam laughs about the fact I didn’t own a laptop or computer when he first met me, and any time I need to do something remotely complicated online I have to enlist the help of an innocent passerby. Literally anyone will do, because anyone… Read More »Great Educational Websites For Homeschooling Kids

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A Homeschool Science Experiment A Day

This post contain Amazon affiliate links for products that you might find useful Science experiments are educational, sure, but they’re also so much fun for kids. And the great thing about them is that most of them are super easy to do, but take up lots of time! They’re the perfect time filler for any bored kid, and the perfect activity to amuse children that can’t leave the house. There… Read More »A Homeschool Science Experiment A Day

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Keeping Your Kids Busy While You Work From Home

In a perfect world we would have endless amounts of time to dedicate to our children and their education while we’re sat at home, but for almost everyone trying to balance a suffering economy and the care and well being of their children, that simply isn’t possible. It’s Not Your Job This post contain Amazon affiliate links to products I think will be useful to you The first thing you… Read More »Keeping Your Kids Busy While You Work From Home

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How To Homeschool Two Different Year Groups

If you’re stuck at home with two kids from different year groups then you’re probably wondering how to home school two different year groups at the same time. It’s tricky! You might have already found that teaching them separately works best for you, but often this isn’t the case. It might be that you simply don’t have time with work commitments, younger siblings or house work to get done. Or… Read More »How To Homeschool Two Different Year Groups

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The Things All Teachers Are Hoping You Teach Your Kids

When I first moved onto the boat it was moored in a marina over the winter, and the place was alive with liveaboards and there was an incredible community spirit. Adam was working remotely and I was restless and wanting a purpose, so I offered to run classes for the kids that lived on their boats in the marina. I had never really thought about homeschooling, and how hard it… Read More »The Things All Teachers Are Hoping You Teach Your Kids

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What To Do When You’re Stuck At Home

With the world in lock down and people being advised to stay indoors the big question is what to do when you’re stuck at home. I’m the first to admit that I’m pretty useless at entertaining myself. I get bored really quickly when I don’t have something to focus on, and being stuck at home is one of my worst nightmares. When I moved onto a sailboat I quickly realised… Read More »What To Do When You’re Stuck At Home