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This photo was taken September 19, 2018, after his assessment at the Dyslexia Resource Center. I knew there would come a moment I would share about this journey, but I didn’t know when. He would comment out of frustration during our school days, “why do I ALWAYS get these mixed up? Ughhh!” (b, d, p, q, 9, 2, S) or “haha, Mama, you wrote your 9 backwards!” (when really I had it correct; he was thinking it should go the other way). It was breaking my mama heart to witness this, and so we sought out help. And here we are now… entering week 2 of tutoring for dyslexia, with great success occuring! And he is at a place of understanding about it, and now comments, “OH! I see what I did. It’s the dyslexia kicking in, isn’t it?” Love this boy to pieces!!! If you have any advice to share with us, we are ALL ears too! 😘💜 . . . #dyslexia #dyslexiaawareness #overcome #rightbrain #proudmama #education #readingteacher #iteachreading #ortongillingham #og #readingdifficulties #educateyourself #literacy #momof1 #momofboys #momofone #onlychild #homeschoolon #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschooler #homeschooled #homeschoollife #thisishomeschool #homeschoolmom #homeschoolingmom #homeed #homeeducation #homeschooldays #lifeofahomeschooler

Having fun making slime with our @thecuriositybox_ which we never did at Christmas! Whoops! Awesome kit! Kids are loving it! 🧐😆 #thecuriositybox #scienceforkids #homeed #adayinthelifeofhomeschooling #unschooling #learningsomethingnew #learningtogether #makingslime #slime

Lynn Blair
(@verbisanpix)

23 Minutes Ago

Snow today. Makes me happy ( as long as I don't have to drive in it!) January is turning out to be a lovely month I've been ill for ten days now, but that's normal for January right? I've been to the ballet, am working my way through all Mahler's symphonies (the guy was a stone fox) and am on my fourth book. I've cooked all the time, had candles, fairy lights and oil burners on every day and am binge watching Grey's Anatomy with my teens ( Yes I cry. A lot.) I started painting our house before Xmas and am about to continue ( the list of stuff getting done keeps getting longer. This is my fault. I have paint dreams) And then there's lecturing and marking and the small matter of home educating and running the lives of four girls all headed in different directions. I'm busy, but it's good. I'm happy. I'm a little obsessed with doing the hard stuff and being brave this year. Wishing you a happy January! #january #happy #busylife #homeed #joy #snow #snowday #fairylights #amwriting #whatisinstagramforanyway $istilldontreallygetit #nothereoften

Stace
(@homeeddingmom)

26 Minutes Ago

We are finally on lesson 97/100. We took quite a long break from the Teach Your Child to Read book as I think we were both a bit fed up when we reached the 70's. We still carried on reading but we moved to other books until we could face the beast again! ~ I'm so proud of his confidence reading and how when we started Home Educating I literally had no idea where to start to teach a child how to read and here we are!!! A huge achievement for us both! Home educating is hard, no lies, but it is so worth it for what we get in return! ~ #homeeddingrocks #homeedrocks #homeeducationuk #welovehomeed #homesweethomeschool #homeed #homeedmom #homeedfamily #homeschooling #homeschool #ourhomeisourschool #unschooling #homeeducation #homeschoolers #homeschoollife #learning #homeeducator #teachyourchildtoreadin100easylessons #learnthroughlife #learnthroughplay

I captured a rainbow! 🌈💫 ~ I needed some crisp fresh sea air so bad today 😵. ~ It took an hour just to get out of the house this morning 😅 I would be so bad at doing a school run 🙈. ~ We headed to the beach and I planned like a ninja so Arthur napped while I played Pokemon Go with Ollie (one of his favourite things) and then when Arthur woke we played on the beach and threw the biggest rocks we could find (one of Arthur’s favourite things 😂). Then we drank tea (one of my favourite things) So I managed to keep us all happy 💖🙌🏻#winning . . . . . @dunssweden @lucyandyak . #freshair#outdoors#nature#rainbow#duns#dunssweden#lucyandyak #dungarees #ethicalfashion#whomademyclothes #slowfashion#mother#mama#homeeducation #homeed #unschooling #tea#lifewithoutschool #scandi#scandistyle #seaair #motherofboys #greenliving #parenting #sustainableliving #dresslikeamum #reallife #magical#livecolourfully

Emily
(@the.hidden.way)

40 Minutes Ago

Look at that warm morning light you guys 🥰 we need it..it’s seven degrees!! 🤣🥶🤦🏼‍♀️😭 . . The kids made these fun crystal rocks with little dollar store kits they got for Christmas - such a perfect activity for them and CHEAP 🤣 so, ya know, therefore I love it 🤣😉 and - thankfully - so did they 🥰😇 . . . . . . . . . . . . . #simplethingsmadebeautiful #itsthesmallthings #thesimplethings #interestledlearning #homeschool #homeschoolmom #homeed #homeeducator #homeeducation #homeschoolers #homeschoolfun #homeschooling #takeamoment #homeschoolscience #learningwell #simplylearningkids #unschooling #wildandfreekids #childledlearning #homeschoolfamily #homeschoollife #thisishomeschool

Homeschooling in the living room can be tough. This awesome white board makes life so much easier for us! #abekahomeschool

There is something special about #homebaked goodies especially when the kids joined in and it was baked with laughter and giggles. Who cares if they don’t look posh they sure tasted better than store-bought. #bakingawaywinterblues #homebakedbykids #homeeducation #homeschoolingfamily #homeeducationuk #homeed #familylife #homeeducatingfamily #bakingwithkids

Learning about buoyancy by testing submarines in home Ed today!! #homeeducation #homeed #practicalprimaries #scienceworkshops #sciencekids

Trying something new this morning that I'm calling a breakfast basket. Yes I know morning baskets are a thing but I'm a rebel so this is different 🤣👩🏽‍🎤 . Most days we read books or do activities/lessons together during breakfast prep and the meal itself, at the kids' prompting. The kitchen table is a center of activity here as in many homes. . I picked up these Morning Starter books at the dollar store yesterday. Yes, they are a little lame and I won't push them if they aren't interested. So I also picked up some seeds and starter mix--gardening is a sure-fire winner around here and these kids eat dill like 🍭. . . . . #dollartreefinds #morningbasket #morningstarter #gardening #containergardening #dill #swisschard #dollarstore #homeschool #homeschooling #secularhomeschool #homeeducator #unschooling #homeschoolmom #homeed #homeschoolfamily #homeschoolfarmschool #365homeschool #howwehomeschool #homeschoolkindergarten #unpluggedchildhood #screenfree #thisisunschooling #homeschoolonabudget

Painting, baking, Khan Academy, pyrography - it’s a busy afternoon of learning 🤓 We’ve discovered why 15’s cakes 🍰 are stodgy in the centre - baking on too high a temperature and taking them out once the top has browned without checking the centre - once shown how to check its fully cooked we discovered the centre to be raw - back in again to finish baking #homeed #homeedrocks #homeedfamily #childledlearning #khanacademy #baking #maths #pyrography #painting #coding #mumof10 #homeed5 #workfromhomemum #homeedmum

Art lesson using a paper marbling technique with shaving cream and watercolor. We are focusing on ocean life for the next few weeks... so we decided to trace ocean animals on black paper to show their silhouettes. 🐬🐋🦈

Throwback to River Dart adventure park - our families favourite place in Devon. Can not wait for camping season to start 🏕 Something about being surrounded by ancient trees 🌲 and hearing the sound of rushing water, makes us want to set up camp and never leave. And don’t forget the morning pancakes, cooked by our little chef 😋 so much beautiful nature, tree top fun, long walks, assault courses, wild swimming, the list goes on. Counting the days. #freerangekids #homeed #worldschooling #kidsinnature #devon #riverdart #riverdartcountrypark #lifelearning #unschooling #unschoolinglife #ilovenature #camping #campwithyourkids #homeeducation #wildswimming #uk

Brains. Ulysses and brains 🧠🧠🧠🧠 . A gradual fascination for brains triggered by plants vs zombies. We play (and lose) PvZ so Uly can watch and hear the zombies munch on those pink squelchy brains. . He wants more on brains, so we’ve watched brain videos on YouTube, looked at pictures of brains on google images, drawn and coloured brain pictures... . Seeing images of people holding brains, he non-stop asks to have a brain he can touch and hold (a pet brain?🤷🏿‍♀️). I’ll be blunt here. The boy pesters us for a brain 🙃. We can’t find one fast enough, with Halloween gone and the next one months away, so Google and YouTube to the rescue - we make play dough and model brains as we await delivery, probably in February. And that’s where we are at. Making brain models, squashing them, talking about what brains do (brains don’t sleep), who eats brains (zombies), and also can we eat brains soon? (Need to find a brain mould for brain jelly now 🤪). Fascinating process, this learning thing is, when we follow a learner’s lead, huh?

🤣🤣🤣 eating snow. It’s not laying but he’s got his sledge out 🤣🤣🤣 #homeed #homeeducation #eatingnow #snow #breaktime

Something every child should hear often - how being just who they are is enough. Everyone so easily falls into the haste of life and what comes next and where to go next or learn next or even how to be the best version of yourself or healthy and fit, that sometimes we forget to just love ourselves and our kids for being awesome right now! Working towards goals and striving for greatness is great, but don’t forget to stop and see that right now is good enough too 💖🌈👍 #freerangekids #homeed #worldschooling #unschooling #gentleparenting #loveyourkids #family #selflove #parenting #grateful #mindfulness #thismoment #liveinthenow

Making porridge, maths and book review today 😁 A loved The Famous Five by Enid Blyton ❤ swimming lessons later and more space topic #homeducation #homeed #homeeducationuk #homeschool #homeeduk #homeeducationscotland #homeedscotland

Today we went into nature and painted then identified leaves from the ground 🍃

The boys have been busy building an ice world and a jurassic world this morning.🏔️🌳🦖🦕 It's kept them very busy and taken lots of organisation! Now I have a rug full of LEGO, as we're finally going through it all to separate the sets into tubs!😅 I'm going in - wish me luck!!😆 . . . . . . . #twins #legostagram #legofan #legoaddict #motherhoodunplugged #mumblogger #twinsofinstagram #momswithcameras #homeed #ukparentbloggers #kidsofinstagram #childhoodunplugged #mumofboys #mumoftwins #momofboys #momoftwins #mom #mum #mumlife #momlife #mumandson #mummybloggeruk #motherhood #dadlife #childhood #parenting #mumswithcameras #ukblogger #mbloggers #pbloggers

What are your favourite books to share with young children? This book is one of mine. Great for celebrating uniqueness 💜 Also just how beautiful are these wooden toys by @ericandalbertscrafts 😍 #woodentoys #welovewinterplay #hyggeintheearlyyears #winterplayinspiration #smallworld #smallworldplay #earlyliteracy #openendedplay #playbasedlearning #letthemplay #eyfs #receptionteacher #ece #earlyeducator #ericandalbertscrafts #babipur #homeed #curiosity

Fairy Ponies and Magic Animal Friends are this week's reading books and we've gone with Enid Blytons The Enchanted Wood for read aloud time 📚 - #homeschooling #homeed #homeeducationuk #homeeduk #homeedresources #homeedreads #homeedreading #thehomeedmummy #enidblyton #readingtime #readtogether #homeschool

@nellyali
(@nellyali)

3 Hours Ago

Lilly and her little #robin friend chilling next to each other on the bench #150hoursoutdoors #moreoutdoors2019

Feeding the ducks 🦆🦆🦆

Caz
(@coldcazzie)

3 Hours Ago

Quite excited to get our first #oakabooks packs today. Very well presented and they arrived swiftly. Squish picked #geography and Lumpy picked #biology and we're going to give them a trial and see whether we like them. We've largely not used books like this in the past, so it'll be interesting to see how we get on with something so different. . . #homeed #homeeducation #homeedders #homeeddersofinstagram #homeeducators #homeedresources #topics #science #scienceisfun #homeschool #homeschooling

Productive home Ed day for Zara Slime making 🧫🧪✨ diary writing ✍️📔 and playing 💚 #homeeducation #homeed #homeschool #parenting #slimemaking #science #writing #journal #diary #calendar #english #highvibes #learningisfun

Hide and seek isn’t quite as effective when there are no leaves on the trees!! 😂🍂

My princess #learningtosew on her #minisewingmachine and she is doing so well. #homeed #homeeducationuk #lovehomeed

Our activity books come in all the colours of the rainbow 🌈 and cover so many topics...perfect for whatever your little ones are interested in, or whatever you're trying to get them interested in! Ancient Egypt 🐫🔺 Endangered Species 🦏🐅Pirates 🏴‍☠️ Things that Grow 🌱👶 Solar Systems 🔭🌚 Movie Magic 🎬📽 the list is (almost) endless 👉firstwonderbox.co.uk/themes⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #firstwonderbox #subscriptionbox #learningthroughplay #homeschool #homeeducation #kids #children #homeed #homeschooling #craftingwithkids #endangeredspecies #solarsystem #ancientegypt #moviemagic #pirates #dinorsaurs #underthesea #rainforests #birds

T making his own chart with simple daily tasks that he needs to do such as clean teeth, get dressed, feed animals, tidy room etc Think he enjoyed this as it allows him to take responsibility for himself instead of being constantly told / reminded (nagged!) what to do! 🤗🙏 #homeducation #homeed #deschooling #homelearning

Come see how a day goes at our homeschool with a Kindergartner, Preschooler & new babe!⠀ ⠀ A Homeschool Day in the Life (with real life interruptions):⠀ https://buff.ly/2W73RNU⠀ ⠀ #dayinthelife #reallife #interruptions⠀ #homeschooling #homeschool #homeschoolers #homeschooler #homeschoollife #homeschooled #homeschoolfamily #homeschoolmom #homeschoolingmom #homeschoolmoms #homeed #homeeducation #homeschooldays⠀ #learning #teacher #dwellinglogs⠀ #momlife #kindergarten

We don’t have a lot of structured time when we take a week off school, but anyone with an only child knows they require a lot of face time. She’s always by my side. Always. So, I like being able to grab a few activities for her to do while I work. I have these items (pictured) in a rotation so she doesn’t get board with them. ⠀ ⠀ She’s also been watching some television and playing Reading Eggs on the desktop and readings lots of Star Wars twaddle. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Sometimes we break the rules because momma needs those moments of zen. Let’s be real. 😉 Giving myself permission to have these weeks allows my heart, mind and soul a guilt-free rest and the motivation to start back strong next week.

Packing a super exciting wholesale order for @annualstore. We are beyond thrilled to be stocked there. ✏️⚡️✏️⚡️ Annual store has the best mixture of fabulous brands. They echo everything that’s important to us Annual store carefully select brands that help develop your child’s imagination, creativity, personality and identity. ✨⚡️✏️📚🐝

My home school English student finished his play today. We started by looking at existing plays and identifying the features such as: a character list, scenes, stage directions, colons after the names, no speech marks etc. Then we came up with his story verbally, then he wrote it and performed it. We added some pictures at the end and we will print it out. I'm a big believer in printing finished work and putting it in a folder, laminating it or putting it on a wall because I think it gives children a real sense of pride and achievement. Do you display your children's work? Sarah x 🙋‍♀️🇬🇧 . . . . . . #homeschooling #homeschoolteacher #homeeducator #homeed #homeschool #homeeducationlondon #homeschoollondon #ks2english #ks2englishteacher #instateacher #teachersofinstagram #kidsenglish #englishforkids #englishforchildren #teachersfollowteachers #teach #prek #prekteacher #english #ks2literacy #ks1literacy #kidscraft #londonteacher #london #kids #playtimeenglish #teatimeenglish #eslteacher

Learning about our skeletons today 💀

We have had some beautiful moons here recently, so much beauty in a Winter moon 🌑 We used @homeedprintables for our study and our favourite Dr.Suess book ‘There’s no place like Space!’📖 Using felt and popsicle sticks as props. . . . . . . . . #homeedprintables #homeeducation #homeed #lovehomeed #moonphases #lunareclipse #curriculum #homeschooling #homeschoolers #study #handsonlearning #homeschoolcollective #homeschooldays #classicaleducation #learningwell #docummentyourdays #bookish #drsuess #muslimmama #muslimhomeschool #diyplaythings

🔟Number bonds to ten🔟 The maths book sent home from my son's school this week is asking us to explore the number 10. I have these most beautiful number cards from @the_jam_tart that I bought from @daisies_and_dinosaurs_decor that I am in ❤ with and have been meaning to use forever. They have: ❤ gorgeous illustrations for each number (up to 20) ❤ the number written in words under each digit ❤ the pack includes the operations signs: + - = WIN 🙌 I have set up some simple number sentences for us to play around with and have included pom poms to use alongside the digits to support when adding. We'll explore: 📍different pairs of numbers that add to make 10 📍trying to complete number sentences (sums) with missing numbers You could: 📍 potentially we'll move on to look at subtraction sums with an answer of ten.... BUT ... only if your child is ready ... we are definitely not here yet. I firmly believe there is no rush to get to bigger numbers. I believe a child should be secure with their current number knowledge before you move on and introduce trickier concepts / higher numbers. THERE IS NO RUSH!!! Have fun! 👩‍🏫 The EYFS Framework (DforE 2017) requires children to be given opportunities to ... develop and improve their skills in counting, using and understanding number #mathsonmondays #learningathome #learningatheart #learningisfun #learningthroughplay #homeschooling #homeed #homeschool #homeeducation #teacherathome #teachersfollowteachers #playislearning #eyfsideas #earlychildhoodeducation #earlyyears #earlylearning #eyfs #everydayplayhacks #letsplayatoz_n

These moments are what it's all about! Having snuggles, wearing comfy clothes, learning in their own time, no strict regime, learning through play. This is hands down the best decision I ever made for me and my children 📚💙💚💜📖 #theheathershomeschool #homeed #happy #he #homeschool #unschooling

𝕎𝕣𝕚𝕥𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕨𝕠𝕣𝕜𝕤𝕙𝕠𝕡✏️ accompanied by homemade 𝕓𝕒𝕟𝕒𝕟𝕒 𝕓𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕 🍌🍞 this morning ✨ So pleased with the improvements in drawing and imagination I’ve seen in just one week! I didn’t have to help 5yo at all and 3yo just want me to help her write ‘merida’. What a blessing to see them enjoy something new that I really wanted to add to our school life. The banana bread I whipped up helped too 😉 #bananabread #bananas #homeschool #homeschoolbaking #ourhomeschoollife #mumlife #mumof2 #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoolingideas #homeschoolingcommunity #homeschoollife #homeschoolhome #homeschoolingmum #homeschoolingmom #learningathome #homeschoolfamily #makelearningfun #mumteacher #creativechildhood #thisisourhoneschool #learnathome #homelearning #learningathome #homeschoolcollective #homeschooluk #homeschoolinguk #homeeducation #homeeducationuk #homeed #homeschoolcollective

Junk modelling and painting this morning 😁 these kids sure love making a mess and getting creative! We've made rockets, houses and outfits for teddy bears! Just waiting for them to dry before we decorate with sparkly foam stickers 😍 #theheathershomeschool #homeed #he #happy #craft #kidscraft

Making healthy duck food (corn, rice, oats, sweetcorn and salad) to feed to the ducks later 🦆

Another beautiful illustration by @maddyology of a young mind ignited by their passion for Science and Space. We present our February Half-Term Holidays 2019. Tuesday 19th February: 'Fun with Chemistry!' half day What is chemistry? It’s exciting, fascinating and above all great fun. We will be experimenting with solids, liquids and gases and while the workshop is designed so the children can carry ot the experiments themselves, there will be demonstrations too. Join us and try some seriusly fun experiments! Time: 10.30am - 1pm Cost: £12.75 per child (this is for the workshop only*) Age: 6 - 8 years BOOKING ESSENTIAL Wednesday 20th February: 'Discover Chemistry' half day With exciting experiments to try yourself, this fun-filled morning will help you discover just how cool chemistry can be. We will be experimenting with solids, liquids and gases and finding out what happens when you mix different things together. Time: 10.30am - 1pm Cost: £12.75 per child (this is for the workshop only*) Age: 9 - 11 years BOOKING ESSENTIAL Thursday 21st February: 'Explore the Moon' Twilight Our Moon is a fascinating but mysterious place. Sometimes you see it at night and sometimes you can see it during the day but why? And why do we only ever see one side? Come and find out some fascinating facts, make your own Moon model, create some messy craters and build a Moon lander. All this plus the chance to look through the giant telescopes (weather permitting). Time: 2pm - 7.30pm Cost: £25.00 per child (this is for the workshop only) Age: 9 - 11 years BOOKING ESSENTIAL (please note that the special offer does not apply to twilight workshops).

Our local swans were very pleased to see us, breaking through the ice on the frozen lake, creating a channel to get to us and the bird food we brought along. Last summer their baby cygnets all died which is so sad, we hope they can add to their little family this year. Miss. 4 year old was right when she pointed out their wagging Swan tails; 'they're just like puppies, mama, happy to see us, always'! We're off home to read up on swans, now, after some awesome exercise in -5 degrees! #parentblogging #homeschoolmom #homeschoolmum #homeed #swansofinstagram #consciousparents #consciousparenting

It's been 7 weeks since I've been on Instagram....And I must say, it's been a long needed break!!! So thought I'd share my first post as being this gorgeous one of my little beans all cuddling, kissing and giggling with one another! Nothing makes me prouder 😍💖💖💙 ▪️ ▪️ ▪️ #homeschool #homeschooler #homeschooling #homeeducation #homeeducator #homeed #unschool #unschooling #unschooled #unschoollife #lifewithoutschool #catholicfamily #familytime #family #familyfun #homeschoolinglife #homeeducated #homeeducationuk #homeedlife #thehappylife #lifeisbeautiful #letthembelittle #letthemexplore #magicofchildhood #letthemplay #childhoodunplugged #simplychildren #learningthroughplay #mamatomy3littlebeans #playinginside

Adventures with the boy, last year it was Lisbon would really like to go somewhere again this year to if funds allow it. What's your favourite city? 🛫 #citybreak #adventure #lifewiththelittlies #homeed #freedom #noschool ##noschoolrun #love #family #mumsandsons #mumblog

Being outside is what every human being needs to feel calm and whole 🌍 I am so grateful that Maddie doesn’t have to spend most of her childhood stuck in a classroom sitting down. And I’m so grateful that I live in a country where we are surrounded by beautiful parks that are safe to enjoy. It’s ridiculous to think that at some point people decided that kids needed to stop playing so they could sit still and learn mostly useless information. I’m grateful I live in a country where I can choose how to educate my child. I’m grateful that as I type this Maddie is out at forest school and that she’ll come home this afternoon smelling like campfire, with plasters on her hands and dirt all over her clothes, it’s good for her soul to connect to nature as often as she can, and essential for kids to move and play and breathe fresh air. ☀️⛰🍁🌊🌈🌲🌨 #freerangekids #lifelearning #unschoolingrocks #unschooling #unschoolinglife #unschoolinglife #homeschool #homeschooling #worldschooling #naturelovers #naturerocks #freekids #homeeducation #homeed #kidsinnature #devon #uk

Looking so grown up! Off to @rugbytotsuk this morning 🏉 #homeed #homeeducation #homeschool #learningthroughplay #learningathome #homeschoolmum #rugbytots #rugbytotsuk

This #gofinditgame was recommended by @montessorifamilyuk before Christmas and I thought it was an excellent idea for a little boy who can’t get his head around the idea of going for a walk just without a destination (think a constant stream of questions along the lines of “but where are we walking TO??”). But we were trapped being quiet indoors because of a grouchy baby sister sleeping on daddy so we decided to go find it in our kitchen... kept him busy for a while! #treasurehunt #preschool #montessoriathome #montessori #preschoolgames #homeeducationuk #homeed #literacy #reading

Spider-Man , Spider-Man ....

🌳👣 @benmedder This is generally what it looks like for Quincy trying something he isn’t sure of climbing wise for the first time. - On a daily basis a parent/teacher/coach/person who loves someone, can pose the question to themselves: Protect or Prepare? When to do either is of course subjective and deeply intimate to the individual, how they were parented/taught/coached and their world view. Whether you shield or build (or sometimes it’s both) I think most would agree we want those people we care about to be competent and self sufficient. The many dangers and risks in life is like crossing a busy road, of course the danger is there yet it’s obvious to everyone I think, that you don’t tell your children to never cross the road in their lifetime... you can’t hold their hand all of their life. You protect them until and whilst you prepare them to be competent and to do it themselves when they are ready (the WHEN is a tricky one). I think there are a few situations where this balance (protect and prepare) is apparent and of course it is not always easy (especially when inside your protective instincts are screaming). - I now fully trust Quincy knows his own limits and when he needs help. At least in the context of climbing trees. 😂 I do my best everyday to observe my own agenda and to see my children/people I coach as they are (their true STATE at that time), when presented with the protect or prepare question, which is all you can do for those you love. - Who are you protecting too much/not enough? Can you help to prepare them / are you over-preparing them and perhaps protecting them from the thing? #protectorprepare #prepareorprotect #foryouorforthem #childlikeview #letthemlead #adventuresofchildren #childrenseeplay #childrenseemagic #dadlife #climbing #parkour #letthembelittle #homeed #naturalmovement #treeclimbing #play

#lego yay or nay? 🙈🙈 fabulous for building, creativity, hand eye coordination etc, not so fabulous when you step on it 🙈😂 who's with me?? #theheathershomeschool #he #homeed #buiding #models #creativeplay #unscooling

📚NATIONAL STORYTELLING WEEK 📚 26 Jan - 2 Feb Over the past 25 years The Society For Storytelling has achieved much in its mission for the promotion of the oral tradition of storytelling, the very first way of communicating life experiences and the creative imagination. We will be promoting inspirational storytellers and events, amazing books and authors so please do get involved. Share your stories with us! Tag us in your storytelling videos or a storyteller you want us to promote. Remember everyone has at least one story to tell. It exists in the very air around you – Your story is the one you know best and as it is only the beginning, the stories you will tell might begin with…Once upon a time or not in my time, not in your time but in someone’s time… Enjoy! : : : #story #storytelling #storyteller #books #imagination #nationalstorytellingweek #children #lovereading #lovestory #lovestories #fiction #creative #tellastory #shareyourstory #education #creativity #homeeducation #homeeducationuk #homeed #waldorfhomeschool #montessori #charlottemason

Spring always comes earlier to Guernsey than the mainland of Britain but this winter has been so mild that daffodils have been out since the start of January and some of the pink blossom has already made an appearance on the trees - that doesn’t usually happen until the end of February. It makes us feel just a little bit excited on our nature walks, as you can see from this picture! 😆 . . Latest Daughter Diaries post up on the blog - link in profile. 👆🏽#theopenhome . . #homeed #homeeducation #homeschool #homeschooling #charlottemason #charlottemasoneducation #charlottemasonhomeschool #charlottemasonliving #theearlyyears #naturewalk #naturestudy #springiscoming #daffodils

This is generally what it looks like for Quincy trying something he isn’t sure of climbing wise for the first time. - On a daily basis a parent/teacher/coach/person who loves someone, can pose the question to themselves: Protect or Prepare? When to do either is of course subjective and deeply intimate to the individual, how they were parented/taught/coached and their world view. Whether you shield or build (or sometimes it’s both) I think most would agree we want those people we care about to be competent and self sufficient. The many dangers and risks in life is like crossing a busy road, of course the danger is there yet it’s obvious to everyone I think, that you don’t tell your children to never cross the road in their lifetime... you can’t hold their hand all of their life. You protect them until and whilst you prepare them to be competent and to do it themselves when they are ready (the WHEN is a tricky one). I think there are a few situations where this balance (protect and prepare) is apparent and of course it is not always easy (especially when inside your protective instincts are screaming). - I now fully trust Quincy knows his own limits and when he needs help. At least in the context of climbing trees. 😂 I do my best everyday to observe my own agenda and to see my children/people I coach as they are (their true STATE at that time), when presented with the protect or prepare question, which is all you can do for those you love. - Who are you protecting too much/not enough? Can you help to prepare them / are you over-preparing them and perhaps protecting them from the thing?

T u e s d a y S n o o s e d a y 😴 Very tired house today as we have a croup’y Ted again. I will never get used to croup 🤦‍♀️ It’s ok though because we have a handy helper ‘Ethan’ who’s ‘looking after’ Ted and trying to keep him happy. Ethan’s started his morning off with a little photography practice. I call this ‘Tired Mama’ 😂🤦‍♀️ #homeed #homeeducation #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschooler #homeschoolers #homeschoolinguk #unschooling #unschooler #learningathome #homeedfamily #homeschoolfamily #homeschoolerfamily #boys #homeeduk #homeschooluk #homeschooleruk #homeeducationfamily #homeeducationuk #learningtogether #childledlearning #childled #letthembelittle #littleforlonger #croupgoaway #croup #poorlyhouseagain #poorlybaby #tiredhouse

Day 5 of our adventure - Auckland Museum. During the Maori experience they demonstrated some of the traditional songs and dances and explained that many of these were invented to pass down stories and develop their wrist flexibility (through the rotation of the poi and throwing/catching of the short sticks), balance and core strength, which in turn aided their hunting skills. The experience ended with the famous Haka dance, designed to prepare the Maori for battle both physically and mentally. The kids loved it! #auckland #newzealand #maori #maoriexperience #aucklandmuseum #haka #experiences #livelifetofullest #liveeverysecond #learnthroughtravel #handsonlearning #learnthroughlife #worldschoolers #worldschooling #travellingwithkids #travellingfamilies #travellingwithchildren #roadschooling #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoolfieldtrips #homeschool365 #homeed #homeeducation #holidaylearning

Getting ready for another day! Seeing as Monday was such a write off, I'm making sure we're a bit more productive today! 😆 #homeed #homeeduk #blog #blogger #blogging #potd #instaphoto #igers #igersuk #instagram #instagrammers #instadaily #cornwall #uk #familylife #family #blessed #parenting #mumlife #tea #tealovers #cuppa #tealover

BINGO! We played this game a few days ago as a way to gently introduce numbers 1-6, & she's asked for it every day since! 🙌 Make up a bingo card, fold the numbers in a bowl to fish out & then help to name & match the numbers. If they name the numbers, then great, but just hearing you say them is enough too! Super quick & easy...let me know if you give it a try! . . . . #learningthroughplay #learning #play #playbasedlearning #eyfs #finemotorskills #grossmotorskills #learningresources #homeeducation #homeed #homeschool #toddlerfun #toddlerlife #toddlerplay #preschool #montessori #educationalactivities #creativekids #kids #ukdads #ukmums #scissorskills #prewritingskills #playideas #activityideas #busytoddler #learningnumbers #bingo #numbergames #numberplay

Glitter lavender heart soaps by Miss5. Of course Mummy helped. This is how planting stuff around the house ignites learning and crafting around the house. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #soapmaking #independantlearning #childled #childledlearning #hearts #heartsoap #handmade #soap #diysoap #diykit #handson #miss5 #preschoolhomeschool #kindergarten #interestbased #interestled #homeschool #homeed

Our new unit study is: The Human Body 💀💪🏽🏋🏽‍♂️. . A quick activity I put for the boys then we played a game where I would tap a tambourine on a bone on my bone and the boys would compete to tell me what I was tapping on. Lots of giggles and strained thinking went on 😄. . Any recommendations for the human body unit is welcomed 😍. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #homeschooling #homeschool #homeed #humanbody #human #body #bodyknowledge #bones #muscles #science #unitstudy #bodyofwork #childled #interestbased #homeschoolaustralia

Today is a repost from a fantastic page - @learning_play_and_wonder Many thanks for letting me share! What a brilliant open-ended learning space they have created. A range of beautiful natural resources in a reggio inspired environment. Magnificent! I really love those blackboard paint road pieces. #reggioemilia #reggioemiliaapproach #reggio #reggioinspired #openendedplay #homeschooling #homeschool #homeed #preschoolactivities #preschoolteacher #preschool #preschoollife #earlychildhoodeducation #earlyyears #earlylearning #earlyyearslearning #learningthroughplay

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