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.
Fork flowers, a Pinterest favourite discovered by our small people when doing their own research about what ‘school work’ they’d like to do. The children spotted the pictures on Pinterest and before I’d finished my cuppa had whirled around grabbing an old blanket, paper, paints and the most curious collection of kitchen equipment you’ve ever […]Read More Unschool Learning, Fork Paint Flowers.
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 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?
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?
The healing properties of water have long been recognised by humans since ancient times. During the Iron age in England the waters edge was a magical place, rituals would take place and offerings left at the magical veil between the two worlds of earth and water. Its not hard to see why, water is life. […]Read More Why Wild Swimming is the Best Exercise Ever.
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.