Learning to Read

For me it feels more natural to teach my kids to read before they learn to write.  They seem to want to know what things say but they’re not so bothered about writing them down so I start with reading and follow their pace on the writing.   I do lots of drawing and arts…

Arts and Crafts – useful websites

Art Projects for Kids – lots of step by step details and some easy to follow drawing pdfs which ds3 loves to copy in meticulous detail.  I used to feel guilty about encouraging them to copy thinking I would inhibit their creativity but I think now that learning to copy by observing and learning careful…

Curriculumns and ideologies

The Well Trained Mind  by Susan Wise Bauer. Classical Education.  It makes interesting reading. I find the idea of immersing my children in literature, classics and history very compelling even if I only get as far as throwing in some audio books, stirring in a few concerts and theatre trips and hoping for the best. The…