Brilliant preschool resources we love

As you’ll know if you’ve been reading this blog for a while we are home educating Frida* which means that she doesn’t attend any kind of preschool, instead splitting her week between myself and my husband. We’re all finding these preschool years incredibly fun; full of wonder and delight at the world around us, learning…

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“How was your day?” Reconnecting with your child after daycare or school

If you have a child in school or daycare, I’m sure you’re eager to find out how your little love has spent their day.¬†Although it can be so tempting to jump in with questions as soon as you see your child – What did you do? Did you have fun? – it can be less…

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Homeschooling preschool: our approach, our space

As September draws closer, I am seeing a lot of “prepping for the new school year” posts on social media from homeschooling families. So I thought I’d tell you a bit about our approach for the year ahead, and share our main “homeschool” space with you. Our approach¬† As ever, I remain eclectic in my…

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Helping your child peacefully settle into preschool

As the end of the summer approaches, many children will be starting preschool for the first time – and many parents will be feeling anxious, wondering how their child is going to settle in and how they can help them to do so gently and peacefully. Before I go any further, I want to preface…

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Learning to read and write the Montessori way: Introducing the moveable alphabet

I recently decided to bring out the moveable alphabet that I have had sitting in a cupboard upstairs for a while and introduce it to Frida. If you’re not familiar with it, the moveable alphabet is a brilliant Montessori material which recognises that most children will be able to start spelling out words long before…

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