Last week the five of us headed a couple of hundred miles north for a week away. We had booked a beautiful property a few miles outside of Stirling in a place called Kippan. Whilst we were away we had a range of things we wanted to do, including visiting…

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I am loving the new stage of Daniel’s development where he can spot something and create his own projects; it’s great to see the things that capture his imagination and let him just get on with things. A few weeks ago the new ‘What on Earth?’ books arrived with me;…

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Well, it’s the end of June and with it we are nearing the end of our first academic year of home education. I think I can say I’m definitely feeling more confident about our choices and this month has been a month in which the choices we have made have…

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I wrote my post about our home education sports day and it got my thinking about the power of community. The sports day was organised in a pretty swift and painless fashion; often when dealing with large groups of people it’s hard work to get dates agreed etc, yet this…

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One of the things that people often assume home ed (HE) children miss out on is those sort of ‘community’ spirited events like the annual nativity and sports days. The reality is, of course, that there is no need to miss out on such things. With a bit of effort…

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