Our family home school adventure has currently got us parked up in the campervan in Normandy, France. We have been lucky enough to be shown the sights by our friend Carl, who is a wealth of local knowledge and history. Carl invited us for a fun day with the ponies at his friend’s riding school, […]Read More Unschool Learning; Ponies, Dragons & Fairy Tales in Bagnoles-de-l’Orne, North France.
We landed in Normandy as a family in our campervan between Christmas and New Year, determined to travel south slow, save money and learn new skills. Winter is the perfect time for a campervan family to learn new skills. Even in the most southern parts of Europe living on the beaches or in the forest […]Read More Campervan Family Winter Volunteering in Normandy.
Personally I don’t like the idea of flashcards, I don’t find them hugely inspiring. One thing my daughter and I do agree can be inspiring is Pinterest. We are slightly hooked. A regular moment that has developed in our unschool journey together is snuggling up in the evening, skimming through Pinterest for any new activities […]Read More Unschool Learning, Creating Number Flashcards.
One of the best things about Unschool is you never know where the learning will take you. One day recently in Greece, it rained. The children were so excited as they hadn’t seen rain for so long they dashed out and stomped in the puddles. All that week we had been reading a french story […]Read More Unschool Learning, Ancient History, Rain Clouds & Clay.
We have a very relaxed, real world approach to learning about letters and numbers. Our favourite way to get outdoors, explore, meet people and learn whilst travelling with little ones is a letter and number hunt. Pack some essentials in a backpack (always a winner for our dora-explorer-wannabees!) get your walking shoes on and get […]Read More Un-School Learning, Real World Letter & Number Hunt.
The Oxford Dictionary offers the definition of the word ‘curriculum’ as the subjects comprising a course of study in a school or college. Have you ever wondered what this word means? Where does it come from? Who creates a curriculum? Why do we need one? When I first asked myself this question, I thought I […]Read More What is a Curriculum Anyway?
We love the freedom, individuality and creativity that unschooling allows. However I am quite sure that it doesn’t suit every child or family, this is not an attempt to convert anyone over to our way of thinking. This is list of answers, with some beautifully written quotes that we use to fend off those awkward […]Read More Our Top 6 Favourite Answers to Those Awkward Questions about Unschooling.
Mystical & tranquil, set high up on a hill surrounded by twisty cork oaks. It’s hard to believe that this ancient stone circle was created in 5000BC, a whole 2000 years before Stonehenge. Standing in the centre is like being surrounded by a circle of old friends. Access is completlely free, the stones can be […]Read More Portugal Standing Stones – Cromlech of the Almendres, Evora.
What is Workaway? Workaway is an online scheme whereby you pay an annual subscription fee (46.00 US dollars for a joint/family account) to have access to hosts that want to invite people to volunteer their time and skills to assist their many varied projects. Projects can include working on farms, small-holdings, eco-projects or even around […]Read More Our First Workaway Placement as a Family, Off grid in South Portugal.