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Spring is well and truly here and there is so much to celebrate. Not only is it the beginning of the birthday season in our house but it is also May and soon to be May day. Who doesn’t love a bank holiday?

We bring mathematics into the equation and discuss how less is more when it comes to learning methods. We share a great mathematical resource from the university of Plymouth www.cimt.org.uk

Hear how things are going with our meditation course.

Finally, due to the overwhelming building work and business from home set up, we have decided to take a break from recording for a while until things settle down and we can focus. We will be back in the Autumn if not before.

Please keep posted as we will continue to share, comment and post the odd tidbit throughout spring and Summer. Thank you all for your support and for listening. Do keep in contact, we are not disappearing, just not recording.

Blessings! 😊

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DIY gone Awry

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Our apologies in advance for this not particularly positive podcast. With the absence of Frogger and Toad (staying with relatives) Sarah and Paul take to the microphone to have a good old whinge about DIY, renovations and plaster.

As our shed clearing task sheds new challenges in our path, we discuss those jobs that you wish you’d never started and encourage you to get in touch with your stories.

Practical Zen, a guide to mindfulness by Julian Daizan Skinner gives us an insightful introduction to take charge of our own mental health and happiness.

Finally, look out for The Secret Sorceress, free on FRiday the 20th, only to dowload. Get your copy here:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0765CLY2C/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Don’t forget to get your views on home education heard:
https://consult.education.gov.uk/school-frameworks/home-education-call-for-evidence-and-revised-dfe-a/

Comment, share, review and spread the home educating love.

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Compulsory Register for HE

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Welcome to our little podcast, bringing you a spot of educational sunshine to brighten this dreary start to April.

We plunge head first into the Charlotte mason curriculum as provided, for free, in the amblesideonline website. In our first week of this 12 week term trial, frogger and toad share their thoughts about it and we discuss the key aspects.

Frogger tells us a cautionary tale of brain over brute.

Meanwhile, our ever helpful, scape goating government prepare a bill on home education and a compulsory register. Do contact your mp and get your views included!
Home education compulsory registration?
amblesideonline.org

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Taste the difference

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We’re enjoying a small break from our studies this week and so to celebrate we ask Frogger and Toad to take part in the secret food test.

After being blind folded, the children are given 9 small samples of food which they have to examine and identify with the help of our lovely assistant, Paul.

Have a great rest of the week podcast listeners and we will be back soon.

Happy holidays.

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Easter?

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Spring has begun, believe it or not, and as nature opens up to reveal new life and a fresh face of green, we prepare for and discuss Easter, the origins predating the Romans and how it correlates with the more common celebration from the Christian religion as Jesus Christ is remembered.

We discuss Easter eggs, the newly approved deposit scheme for recycling and the children share their weekly highlights.

Please watch and share this video exposing Cadbury’s.

Have a cracking Easter weekend everyone.

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What are you worth?

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No one will pay you to home educate, so is home educating a valuable and worthy occupation? Can you truly put a price on your children’s wellbeing and education? Listen to find out!

It’s mid March in North Yorkshire and despite lamenting the loss of spring days, we keep busy with a spot of whittling with frogger and toad sharing their knife handling tips.

Frogger is introduced to the metro centre gnomes and he recalls how much he enjoyed the really long walks we took in Newcastle with Grandma and grandad.

The children share their weekly highlights.

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Victorian Quiz and the Beast from the East

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Hello wonderful listeners and thank you for joining us again this week.

As we wrap up our Victorian topic we give frogger and toad a end of topic quiz that you can join in with at home.

We share our experiences within the ‘beast from the east,’ as the snowstorms head inside.

Plus, join frogger and toad for their scores of the weeks.

We will back back again in two weeks times see you again then.

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If you go down to the woods today

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After being predictably useless we forgot to take our recording equipment on our day out in the woods, so instead we discuss and recall our adventures after the event.

Find out whether our Charlotte Mason experiment of reciting poetry has worked as Frogger tests out her ‘unlearned’ poems. Toad, meanwhile is extremely enthusiastic about this weeks podcasts.

Baby G reached a new milestone and the children share their scores of the week.

Finally, we are looking at changing our format to freshen things up a bit. Have you got any ideas or suggestions about things you’d like us to try out or include. Please get in contact with us, don’t be shy!

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Shrove Tuesday yumm!

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We return this week with a slight croak and some pancake poetry as we celebrate Shrove Tuesday and discuss the legend behind Saint Valentine.

Frogger and Toad share with us their roarsome highlights of the week.

Please do get in contact with us for support or to comment. We would love to hear what you’ve been up to and what made you decide to break away from mainstream education.

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Oh no it isn’t!

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A full house again this week as Frogger is fully recovered from her short illness, just in time too as we were still able to attend the pantomime we were very much looking forward to. For next years pantomime and to find out more visit eastdurhamcreates.co.uk.

We are still battling against plastic and finding the task rather infuriating and frustrating but we are plodding on. Check out plasticfreepantry.co.uk for some kitchen essentials.

As January draws to a close we share what we are working on this term and the subjects we are covering, plus join Frogger and Toad for their scores of the week.

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