Dinosaurs are something children often seem to fall in love with and what better way to get them to learn than by linking that learning with something they love. It’s a method used all the tome in home education and it works really well. In order to help you do that, I’ve rounded up the […]
Life with Older Children
For me, parenting older children has been sooo much easier than parenting babies and toddlers! I know it isn’t the case for everyone but being able to sleep all night, having six hours a day of peace and quiet while they are at school and them even making me the occasional cup of tea certainly seems preferable to me!
My posts about older children are split into three categories. Parenting older children, school and learning and fun with older children.
Parenting older children contains posts that offer advice about looking after older children. Things like eating, sleeping and anxiety are covered.
Homeschooling and School contains posts about supporting older children throughout their education as well as information on home education.
Fun with older children includes things like toys that my children have enjoyed and reviews of days out.
If you have older children you might also be interested in reading the posts in the Free Range Parenting category which includes stuff about playing out and managing boredom.
While most toddlers go through a picky stage, most come out of the other side to eat a fairy well rounded diet, albeit usually lacking in vegetables. Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case for our youngest who, at 7, still eats a very restricted diet. In my mission to help her expand her diet, I’ve […]
When I was a teenager, I was always writing letters. Before we had smart phones, when landline calls were still really expensive, writing letters was a way of talking to our friends when we weren’t with them, even if we often ended up giving the recipient our letters in a person and sitting quietly while […]
We all know that kids learn best when they are engaged. Unfortunately, getting them engaged with their least favourite subjects is easier said than done. With children, having their work themed to something they are interested in can make a big difference to how they engage with education. I’ve previously written about the Minecraft themed […]
I don’t know about your kids, but mine absolutely love Minecraft. I’ve been allowing them some extra screen time lately and almost all of it is spent on Minecraft. I’m really pleased about this because if they’re on Minecraft, I feel like they are doing something worthwhile and it can be great as part of home […]