Our Not-Back-To-School Rituals

Rituals are important. Not always religious in nature, rituals bring us together, marking the passing of time or specific events.…

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Imaginative Play with Lottie Dolls

Arklu, the makers of Lottie Dolls, reached out to me to write a blog post in exchange for a doll…

Our First Year of Home Education (Part Two)

If you haven’t read the Part One of ‘Our First Year of Home Education’, you can find it here.  …

Our First Year of Home Education (Part One)

Yesterday we realised that our first anniversary of home education had passed us by, by a couple of days. A…

Our Science Lab: An IKEA Kitchen Hack

As part of our daily rhythms, I’m now setting up a play/learning invitation for them to find in the mornings.…

What We Did During Lockdown

So, my last blog post was written just after it was announced that UK schools were to close. Then the…

Writing With A Purpose: Postcards

  My experience both as a teacher and a parent is that once children have learnt to write, they get…