Something that people often ask Laura and I, as home educating parents, is how we decide what to teach our children. During lockdown we created huge activity packs themed around Minecraft, Harry Potter, rainbows, Lego Challenges and a lucky-dip style activity jar, and starting supporting parents by . . .
Welcome to the Twilight Zone. After forcing everyone out of work and school and into isolation for the last couple of months, the government has decided that it is safe for children to go back to school from June 1st. I say decided, but from the the dictionary definition of 'bring resolution as . . .
Hi friends! I've been thinking more than ever recently about society's expectations of children and I wanted to share with you a very average home educating (specifically unschooling) day in our lives, and then my thoughts on the huge and often missed value of "faffing around" or "mooching". So, . . .
Minecraft Activities For Kids Welcome to the 'Curious Little Monkeys Minecraft Activity Ideas' post! All of the activities below are centred around the wonderful world of Minecraft. They will engage your children in hands-on fun whilst working on key skills from all the main subject . . .
Welcome! This week we have another 9 brilliant and simple activities for 6-11 year olds. These activities can be used in conjunction with our homeschool timetable or used as fun activities for whenever you like. More posts you may enjoy: Homeschool Fun Learning Pack For Ages . . .
STEM toys for children are excellent resources for having fun, supplementing a school curriculum and designing your own home education set-up. Playing with STEM toys encourages your child to learn skills that are essential to their future such as design, critical analysis, logical reasoning and . . .
Helpful Tips for First Time Travellers It might seem a long way off- that much anticipated trip to see family on another continent; a family holiday or a solo trip to your dream destination. Everyone is in the same boat (that is to say, no boat, or aeroplane, or even car) due to COVID-19 travel . . .
During our family gap year, one of the things that we found tricky was finding decent entertainment in some of our cheaper accommodation. We were backpacking and regularly stayed in homestays or basic hotel rooms, and most of the time these didn’t have a TV. With custom covers included, it's an . . .
Welcome to the BUMPER Easter crafts & activities for kids EGGstravanganza bundle! In this bundle is a whole load of fun, exciting Easter-themed crafts and activities for children and we have also created a two-week Easter timetable packed with all those activities plus more fun, for those . . .
Hello everyone! Today we'll be looking at how to home educate children of different ages. I've included my own insights and Laura McCartney, homeschooling Mum of 4, qualified teacher and founder of Curious Little Monkeys learning group, has also given invaluable advice about how she homeschools four . . .