How Can You Inspire Gratitude in Children when Unschooling? Gratitude is about being aware of who or what makes positive aspects of our lives possible, and acknowledging that. It is not something you can ‘teach’ even if you do choose to follow a curriculum. Gratitude helps us appreciate what we have rather than focusing on […]Read More Inspire Gratitude in Children, Unschool Learning.
“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.
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.
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?
Bin Dive #1 We visited a large supermarket chain at 8pm on a Wednesday to find a nice old lady already rummaging through the bins. We loitered patiently in the car park waiting for our turn. After she had already taken three carrier bags full of fruit & veg we still were able to take […]Read More Our First Week of Bin Diving for Van Food
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?