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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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Manchester Art Gallery – An Ideal Place To Visit With Children

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We visit regularly often before or after other activities that we might be attending that day. Manchester Art Gallery is wonderful because you can spend as much or little time there as you wish. A day can easily slip away as you visit each exhibition space to ponder the beautiful artwork and take time to reflect over a coffee in …

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‘A Tower of Giraffes’ – A Charming Read

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‘A Tower of Giraffes – Animal Bunches’ written and illustrated by Anna Wright. This beautifully presented book will be enjoyed by adults and children. The name given to a group of animals is revealed on each page and is accompanied by interesting information about the creatures. The reader will learn the names of some peculiar groups of animals such as …

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A Home Educating September

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October has arrived bringing with it a chill and a whoosh amber autumn leaves. We have a lot of activities pencilled in for this month including an archeological workshop, an archeological dig and a spot of bookmaking in one of England’s oldest libraries. It should be enormously fun and educational as long as we avoid the seasonal illnesses which creep up …

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‘Could a Tiger Walk a Tightrope?’ A Roaringly Good Read.

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In this brightly illustrated book children take a fun look at the life of a Bengal tiger. The facts are presented in an amusing and engaging question and answer format. The lighthearted approach to the book helps children retain the information. At the back of the book children can explore a map to see where they live in relation to …

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‘The Children’s Animal Atlas’ – A Children’s Book.

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The Children’s Animal Atlas’ written by Barbara Taylor and illustrated by Katrin Wiehle. In this colourful book children are taken on an exciting interactive tour of the animal kingdom. They are introduced to the indigenous creatures from countries across the globe as they simultaneously learn about essential geographical information. Included with the book are over 150 stickers, a spotters guide …

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‘Outside – A Guide to Discovering Nature’

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‘Outside – A Guide to Discovering Nature’ is a beautifully designed guide to the natural world. It has been written by Maria Ana Peixe Dias and Ines Teixeira do Rosario who are both natural history experts. Their depth of knowledge and passion for nature is evident in the comprehensive text. This offering could easily have been compiled as a dry …

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How This Home Educating Family Spent Their Summer

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When the schools break up for the long summer holidays what do home educators do? I’m not sure about everyone else but I can share with you a little of what we got up to this summer. Some of the families I know carry on with their normal routine, others ditch all the work and some, like us, just go …

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Free Roald Dahl Resources

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It is 100 years since Roald Dahl and his magnificent imagination was born. To help celebrate there are lots of events taking place around the country. We have come across a few extra resources which may prove useful too. Enjoy! There are oodles of lesson plans to accompany his titles here:  https://www.roalddahl.com/create-and-learn/teach/teach-the-stories?p=1   If it’s colouring sheets that you’re after then this …

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Home Education Plan 2015/16 – For a 5/6 Year Old

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His interest in reading has increased dramatically over the last 6 months. He is keen to read at every given opportunity so our aim is to very actively encourage him to develop a life long love of reading. We aim to bring on his writing and comprehension skills by making these activities fun. He is mathematically very curious and enjoys …