“How was the Earth Built? And… Are the builders really tired?” Just two of the unschool questions we are getting ourselves into this week. I love how young children don’t shy away from the big important questions in life. Even if us adults can’t always deliver a succinct answer to these questions its always exciting […]Read More Unschool Learning, How Was The Earth Built?
Despite owning every princess thing going thanks to his older sister…our 3yr old Son is in LOVE with everything dinosaur. He has a dinosaur beach towel and every time we lay it out we have to name each dinosaur. If we make a mistake, he corrects us. So when we were visiting friends near Worcester […]Read More Unschool Learning, Worcester Museum, Neolithic History & The Dinosaur Footprint.
Sleep plays an important role in restoring our physical health and helps our brains work faster and keeps us feeling good. Sleep is a mysterious thing, as it actually makes more sense for us not to need it. A sleeping creature is much more vulnerable to attack from predators. So why do we all need […]Read More Unschool Learning, Why Do We Sleep?
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.
Our unschool family adventure in Normandy, began with hunting tanks. We figured as difficult as the concept of war is to talk about with young children we could not visit Normandy without taking the opportunity to learn about it. We visited the memorial de montormel museum, near Chambois. Showing the children the tanks, photos and […]Read More Unschool Learning, Tank Hunting & The Second World War in Normandy.
On March 20th we celebrated Ostara under a super worm moon, in the overgrown walled garden of an 18th Century convent. We went for a walk, listened to bird song, painted eggs, gathered bunches of Daffodils and spring flowers. We built a huge Bonfire with the wood we have been helping to clear from the […]Read More Ostara & Full Moon Celebration For Children.
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.
The Autumn Equinox (around the 23rd September) is a time of balance, where the hours of day light and night are equal in length. The Sun has positioned itself exactly above the equator between the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. When you live a lot of the year in hot sunshine and subtle season changes it […]Read More What to do with all those Autumn Nature Treasures?
Our journey started out by trying to save enough money after being on maternity to survive long term on one wage. So over the last few years we have become kings at budgeting and saving money in every way possible. We set up spreadsheet after spreadsheet, collected receipts, set up new saving accounts and money […]Read More How We Saved Money and Started Budgeting
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?