Category: By Age
|March 3, 2015||Posted by Luschka under 2 - 3 years, 5-6 years, By Age, Home Learning, Knowledge and Understanding of the World|
Tweet Last year the girls and I ‘grew’ our own butterflies. It was an amazing experience for us all – I mean, them, mostly, of course, but I loved every minute of it. The butterflies arrive in the post in a small tub with self contained ‘food’. Over a period of about 2 – 4 […]
|February 25, 2015||Posted by Luschka under 3 - 4 years, 5-6 years, By Age, Discovering Nature, Home Learning, Incidental Learning, Knowledge and Understanding of the World, PlayLearning Themes, World Studies|
Tweet I am so excited to hear that we’re expecting a solar eclipse in the UK. We’ve missed things like meteor showers and lunar eclipses over the years usually due to cloud cover, but with the sun – well, dark is dark, so we’ll experience something no matter the weather. In my corner of the world […]
|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 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.