As a long-term home educator, I really sympathise with all of the parents and carers who have been thrown into Corona-schooling recently. In this blog post I'd like to share some of the ways in which I've found Minecraft, Among Us and other games to be really positive, as well as how to get the best . . .
This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Mars Fishcare and the API brand. I don't know about you, but we must have been one of the only families who, over the past few months, hasn't considered getting a puppy. The recent time spent at home has seemingly sparked an urge in people to . . .
The life of a family that loves to travel is an active one. You’re on the move often as you embark on your next big adventure together. If only you could ‘Beam yourself up’ Star Trek style to cut out all those long journeys, and fast forward the rainy nights in the accommodation when there’s not . . .
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 . . .