Roald Dahl’s Matilda Activities – Sailing Books

One of the lines I really loved from Roald Dahl’s Matilda movie was “So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.“ I didn’t realise… Read more: Roald Dahl’s Matilda Activities – Sailing Books

Free Printable Resources For Roald Dahl’s Matilda

When we plan our themes, I always spend a bit of time making printable resources that can act as time fillers – something to keep the kids busy for 5 minutes while I do something else, which means they don’t get distracted and find it hard to come back to their activity. Often just having… Read more: Free Printable Resources For Roald Dahl’s Matilda

Matilda’s Chocolate Playdough – Fantastic Playdough Recipe!

I’ve made many a batch of playdough in my time, but I’ve never been excited enough by a recipe to write it down, and I’ve never actually kept a batch in the fridge for more than a day or two, until I recently discovered a very simple recipe that is silky soft and fantastic. It’s… Read more: Matilda’s Chocolate Playdough – Fantastic Playdough Recipe!

A Child Of Books {Review}

The moment I saw A Child of Books, I thought “That’s so Oliver Jeffers” as it reminded me of How To Catch A Star, and lo and behold, so it is! A Child of Books is the latest book by author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers and typographical artist Sam Winston. If you have a book lover, (Think Matilda, Roald Dahl) then… Read more: A Child Of Books {Review}

Fun Ways To Celebrate Winnie The Pooh Day

Today was National Winnie the Pooh day, and my girls and I spent the day celebrating that willy, nilly, silly old bear. Winnie the Pooh has a very special place in my heart,because my mom used to love Winnie the Pooh, and we’ve visited Pooh Corner and Pooh Sticks bridge in Ashford, Kent, a couple… Read more: Fun Ways To Celebrate Winnie The Pooh Day

How We Plan Our Home Ed Learning Themes

Something I’m often asked is how we choose our learning themes, and how we ‘schedule’ our time. People often comment about how much I do with my children too, and the question about how I fit it all in comes up from time to time too. In the beginning of our home education journey –… Read more: How We Plan Our Home Ed Learning Themes

Study Unit: Roald Dahl’s Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

Last year my children had watched most of the Roald Dahl movies available on the market, but we hadn’t read any of the books, so our Roald Dahl inspired arts and crafts were varied and mixed. Over the last few weeks we’ve been reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, however, so all our activities the… Read more: Study Unit: Roald Dahl’s Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

10 Top Buys For Roald Dahl Fans

It’s Roald Dahls birthday on the 13th of September, so we’re having a celebration of Roald Dahl’s books at the moment. I’ve been browsing Etsy this week for unique, unusual or particularly cute things relating to Roald Dahl. Here are my top finds: 1) Roald Dahl Jewellery I love this Matilda locket* – it’s so… Read more: 10 Top Buys For Roald Dahl Fans