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Zooming into Space with Rockets & Comets

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Children are fascinated by space and my boys are no exception. Their bedroom is adorned with glow-in-the-dark stars, planets and space pictures which help them use their imaginations to jet off on space adventures each night and they have an extensive collection of space themed books both fact and fiction. When we received a package from Orchard Toys and opened …

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Homeschool Adventures – Learning About Money

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My youngest son became interested in the concept of money a little while back. He kept receiving change from his Grandparents and wanted to understand how much he had and, more importantly, how many sweets he could buy with it.  I tried a number of unsuccessful techniques for explaining how money works so when Orchard Toys sent us ‘Pop to …

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Fabulous French : Our French BrainBox Review

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Learning a second language is an important part of our children’s education and it is an aspect of their syllabus which they both look forward too. At this stage I teach them the French names for objects, numbers, days of the week and basic phrases, mainly though role play. We also label things. In our kitchen, for example, we have …

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Making Maths Fun – Our BrainBox Review

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I am always looking for ways to make learning more interesting and fun. When ‘The Green Board Game Company’ asked us to take a look at a couple of products from their Maths range, I was delighted.  We have a few BrainBox games already and know how educationally beneficial they are. We were not disappointed by their maths products at …