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Why Our Home Education Works

In Editorials, Home Education, Mum's Editorial by Prudence

I’m enjoying our home education adventure this year. It’s taken on a life all of its own, often a little independent of our input. It’s not all model making, crafting and bicarbonate of soda volcanoes anymore ( with the exception of Lady P). Home education has become more about ambitions and aspirations for our eldest child. For our seven-year-old it’s …

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We’re Off To The Bluedot Festival 2017

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The countdown to the Bluedot Festival 2017 has begun. In a matter of hours, we will camp out under the iconic Lovell telescope at Jodrell Bank. My children are vibrating like extremely excited molecules. It’s all hands on deck as we prepare for the launch of our favourite family summer festival. The Bluedot festival is an out of this world …

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Born and Bred in Manchester

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I’m born and bred in this colourful city. Like a very good friend of mine said, we’ve experienced bombs and chaos before and we rose up even stronger. The Manchester vigil is the spirit of this city. The homeless man cradling a child and then hugging a woman as she died is the spirit of this city. The woman who …

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100 Steps For Science :Why It Works And How It Happened

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‘100 Steps For Science :Why It Works And How It Happened’ by Lisa Jane Gillespie & illustrated by Yukai Du. This is a stunning new book from one of the most innovative publishing houses around – Wide Eyed Editions. This is a non fiction science book written by a doctor of chemistry, this expertise gives this title substance. There is …

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The Learning Garden | My First Books

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‘The Learning Garden – My First Books’ by Aino-Maija Metsola. There are three brand new additions to the already eye-catching Learning Garden children’s book series – ‘My first Words’, ‘My First Colours and Shapes’ and ‘My First Animals’. The series, which has received international acclaim, has been published in sixteen languages worldwide and it’s easy to see why. Each book …

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Shakespeare Week 2017 | Resources & Ideas to Help You Celebrate

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It’s Shakespeare Week once again and this year there are even more great resources available to help you celebrate. Shakespeare Week is an annual national celebration of Shakespeare for primary school aged children organised by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, giving children a great first encounter with Shakespeare – his characters, stories and language. Shakespeare Week has been embraced by Britain’s …

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Children’s Choice Book of the Month | The Street Beneath My Feet

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‘The Street Beneath My Feet’ by Charlotte Gullian and illustrated by Yuval Zommer is our Children’s Choice Book of the Month. This exquisite book is ideal for curious children keen to discover what wonders lie beneath the pavement. There are two underground landscapes to explore – beneath the city and beneath the countryside. Beginning with the street, the reader will …