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Home Education In Focus At Manchester Museum

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Today we took part in a focus group at Manchester Museum along with 6 other home educating families. I wanted to share this with you because it was a positive experience. It can be easy to feel annexed by large institutions who seemingly favour school groups within their education provision. Just getting hold of a person willing to discuss a …

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5 Reasons to Hate Home Education – Just A Little Bit

In Days Out, Editorials, Field Trips, Gallery Visits, Holidays, Home Education, Mum's Editorial, Museum Visits by Prudence1 Comment

Home education is a legal option in the UK  and you’ll find home education communities in towns and cities from coast to coast. Families are free to adopt educational philosophies which best suit their children, which play to their ambitions and aspirations.  What ever the reason people turn to home education initially for many it becomes a wonderful way of …

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A Personalised Book From Hey Wow

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Hey Wow is a wonderful new children’s book publishers based on the North West coast of Scotland. Started by the husband and wife team, Lorna and Daniel, Hey Wow has a new take on personalised books. Their dream to offer children vibrant and exciting titles has set off apace with the beautifully designed ‘In The City’ story. ‘In The City‘ …

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Home Educating 3 With Big Age Gaps

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My small humans fall into the high school, primary school and preschool age categories Well, I mean those are the boxes I tick on forms and such like – in real life the boundaries can be much more blurred. How do I manage to ensure that all of their needs are met both educationally and emotionally? It isn’t a piece …

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The Happy Book Club | Creating Book Lovers

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fThe Happy Book Club is a children’s book subscription service. The family run business was started by husband and wife team Adele and Matt to help promote literacy in young children. The teacher duo realised that when children are exposed to books in early years they grow into book lovers and this tends to help them in all areas of …

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Inclusion & Kindness – My Response To The Home Education Media Storm

In Editorials, Education News, Home Education, Mum's Editorial by Prudence15 Comments

Over the last couple of days the home educating world has been rocked by an article which originally appeared in The Mirror. The story was then picked up by many of the tabloids and the television equivalent – This Morning. It was a wildly sensationalized article perfect for causing controversy and maintaining newspaper sales as people wait for Trump to …

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First News – Current Affairs For Children

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2017 has just begun and already it is shaping up to be quite the year for news. Every day seems to carry with it another shock story as political unrest sweeps across the globe. Children are curious about the news and can be heard singing ‘do you wanna build a wall’ with friends but do they really know what is …

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Starting Off Not As We Mean To Go On

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It’s only the first week of January and already my head is spinning. I was organised, believe me when I say that last week I was. I’d broken the ice with both of my diaries ( one for bloggyness and one for home ed life) and neatly planned out the week. I was ‘with-it’, ‘on-target’, ready to start 2017 with …

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Robots and Gadgets – A Fun Factivity Sticker Book

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‘Factivity- Robots and Gadgets’ illustrated by Susanna Rumiz and published by Parragon. In this vividly illustrated factivity book children will be introduced to the world of robots and gadgets. Each page briefly outlines how robots are used to make our lives easier. From robot suits to help people with disabilities to imagining a robot-led future each page delivers fact after fact. …

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My Blogging Year 2016

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It is the final Saturday afternoon of 2016 and time to reflect on the year gone by. I realised today that I only returned to full on blogging in September of this year with the exception of a couple of sporadic posts earlier in the year. I was too enraptured with my beautiful daughter to write – I simply couldn’t …