Verbs

Verbs

Verbs: the basics, plus imperatives and transitives/intransitives, along with some suggested games and activities.s A verb is a word which tells us what someone or something is doing/being, often described as an action word or a ‘doing’ word, e.g. run, love, eat. A...

The Home Ed Review, Part 1

American Home School Curricula When you start home educating, at whatever stage, one is often super keen. I was warned by friends and members of the HE community that it is a really common trap to buy lots of resources and things that you don’t really need and newbies...
Assessing our Home Ed Kids

Assessing our Home Ed Kids

Should we do it? If so, how, when and why? Assessing our Home Educated Children How do you feel about “assessing” your child? Assessment can be a bit of an emotive word. It might inspire horrible memories from our own schooldays of scratching your head in a spelling...
Discovering Our Past

Discovering Our Past

How Should We Help Our Children Learn History? History is a vitally important subject for us all. We need to know where we’ve come from and discover the struggles and incredible achievements of the past. History can be taught well, and badly. Taught badly, it is a dry...
How To… Support Your Child With Spelling

How To… Support Your Child With Spelling

Does anyone remember struggling to remember how to spell a word? The frustration as the fog descends and you feel it evade your grip, in the end settling on guessing, knowing it doesn’t look right. For some people this never really goes away; try as they might,...
On Attachment

On Attachment

The first few months of motherhood are, for many of us, a bewildering time. You think you know what it’s going to be like, but you don’t, however well prepared you are. You may not feel that you know very much at all. I felt absolutely clueless. One thing I did know...