Category: Home Learning
|January 10, 2015||Posted by Luschka under 2 - 3 years, 5-6 years, Home Learning, Knowledge and Understanding of the World, World Studies|
Tweet My brother getting married in Australia has introduced us to a whole new level of family, recently, and in this case, farmers! Apart from the fact that they are all lovely and seem a perfect family to be ‘in-lawed’ to, they are also incredibly generous with their time, and invited us to spend the […]
|September 19, 2014||Posted by Luschka under 2 - 3 years, 4-5, By Age, Discovering Nature, Home Learning, Incidental Learning|
Tweet As far as summer’s go, ours fizzled out a bit towards the end as our plans for the future began to unfold, work took up a lot of my time, and life in general just had a bit of meh going on, especially once our friends packed up their lives and moved to Australia. […]
|September 17, 2014||Posted by Luschka under 4-5, By Age, Home Learning|
Tweet Last month, Ameli and I visited Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! in London, and I wrote a post about our day there. I said: Ripleys London certainly contains a collection of eclectic things, from the portrait of Brad Pitt made entirely out of cigarette ash, to the somewhat disturbing picture of Kennedy made out of butterfly […]
|September 4, 2014||Posted by Luschka under 2 - 3 years, 4-5, 50things, By Age, Discovering Nature, Home Learning, Incidental Learning, Projects & Series|
Tweet When I told the kids we’d be going rock pooling, this is the kind of thing I had in mind: As it turns out, however, either rock pools are the UK’s best kept secret, or this display at Climping Beach is the best the South of England has to offer. I can’t say we […]
|August 19, 2014||Posted by Luschka under 2 - 3 years, 4-5, 50things, By Age, Discovering Nature, Home Learning, Knowledge and Understanding of the World, Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy|
Tweet It’s a little hard to find some frogspawn without discovering the other things in a pond. All things slimey and erm… fun. Our local canal centre offers a fabulous guide to help children identify what they’ve found in the pond, and over the spring and summer months, pond dipping is a favourite activity among […]
|August 17, 2014||Posted by Luschka under Around England, Communication, Language and Literacy, Creative Development, Days Out in London, Tots Travel|
Tweet If I were to have any regrets about my life before children it would be that I didn’t take enough advantage of the theatrical options that life in London offers. I mean, we did go to Royal Albert Hall, we did go to the National Opera and we did see ballet. We saw King Lear, […]
|August 16, 2014||Posted by Luschka under 50things, Discovering Nature, Hand-Eye Coordination, Incidental Learning, Physical Development, Physical Exercise, Projects & Series|
Tweet The end of the summer is coming, and pretending it’s not so doesn’t do anything to stop the impending doom winter. I think we may have some exciting plans up our sleeves for this winter, but I’ll have to see how it all pans out before I start sharing. In the meantime, we’re carrying […]
|August 7, 2014||Posted by Luschka under 2 - 3 years, 3 - 4 years, 4-5, 50things, By Age, Home Learning, Physical Development, Physical Exercise, Projects & Series|
Tweet When I was studying to be a Rhythm Kids and Baby Massage instructor, I was surprised by a fact that has always stuck with me: in our age of health and safety and what ever else, kids no longer roll down hills like they used to and this is a very big problem. Rolling […]
Tell me that didn’t bring a smile to your face!
No, there is definitely value to rolling down hills. It’s good for kids, and it’s fun.
I heartily recommend it!
We’re completing the National Trust’s #50Things campaign because, well, it’s great. This was number 2: Roll down a hill on their list. You can see the full list here.