Teach them what you love – face painting

One of the lovely things about having hobbies and skills is that you can share them with your nearest and dearest.  Whether you’re a keen carpenter or a knock out knitter you’re bound to find that your kids will at some point be interested in getting involved.  I have...

Picnic week is coming!

  People often ask what home education entails, as they either have an image of wild children swinging from trees in a totally unstructured environment, or that we basically reproduce school at home.  The truth is that while some families are completely unstructured, and some have a timetable of lessons...

Learning months and seasons the easy waywith Cheerz photo magnets

The Acorns really can’t seem to grasp the idea of the sequence of the months of the year, so I’ve been mulling over an idea for presenting the order of the year in a way that makes it personal to them.  When Cheerz asked me if I wanted to review their photo magnet...

Easter craft – a simple guide to blowing eggs

My apologies for teaching granny to suck eggs (or blow them) if you are already familiar with this technique.  However if, like me prior to today, you haven’t tried it, I can wholeheartedly recommend it as a great way of emptying egg shells to decorate for Easter.  The resulting shells will last...