A simple sewing work + activities for fine motor skills

Sewing beads onto material with thread. Frida loved doing this today. This was absolutely process art: there was no outcome in mind, just some exploration using two materials she knows well (sewing materials and threading beads) in a new way. After she had finished she wanted to display her finished piece next to some of…

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Meet the Mother: Rowan Webley

I am delighted to be sharing this interview series with you, where I will be talking to a different woman every fortnight about parenting, motherhood, their daily rhythm and what makes a beautiful childhood. So without further ado, let’s meet the mother… This week, I’d like to welcome British mama of one Rowan Webley to…

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Child-led learning: Numbers + early maths (age 3.5)

We are in the middle of a real interest in numbers and maths at the moment with Frida. Suddenly, she can read (and mostly write, using her math materials) numbers up to a hundred, count way past a hundred, and do basic addition and subtraction in her head. She is fascinated by square numbers, by…

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Art corner age 3.5

I mentioned recently that I feel like Frida has had a developmental shift lately. As part of this, she’s much more interested in art materials. Colouring, cutting, using playdough, sewing – these are all things she is choosing to work on regularly at the moment. For now, we are taking an unstructured approach to Frida’s…

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FAQ: Home Education (why we’ve chosen to do it + how it works for us)

A while ago I posted on Instagram stories asking if anyone had any questions about home education. I didn’t expect the huge volume of responses I received! I have been through all of the questions – many were the same or similar, so I have done my best to answer them all below! Why are…

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Play spaces around the home age 3.5

I’ve had a few requests recently to share what Frida’s play spaces look like aged 3.5. I haven’t really shared much of what Frida is currently using, because not all that much has changed since I last shared some of our space in the summer. The biggest change I have made since last sharing is…

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Meet the Mother: Adele Jarrett-Kerr

I am delighted to be sharing this interview series with you, where I will be talking to a different woman every fortnight about parenting, motherhood, their daily rhythm and what makes a beautiful childhood. So without further ado, let’s meet the mother… This week, I’d like to welcome writer and home educating mama Adele Jarrett-Kerr…

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