It’s our Home Education first birthday! Join us on our one year anniversary as we discuss our successes and challenges and our hopes for the future. Frogger shares her ideas`on how to begin crafting using everyday objects. Frogger and Toad share their Scores of the year and we preview The Forbidden Corner which we are visiting next time.
This week’s podcast is extra special as we share our experiences at Deer Shed 7, the family orientated festival near Thirsk. We introduce Frogger and Toad to moral dilemmas and give them the chance to speak to a plant scientist and an archaeologist for some fascinating flower facts and a spot of careers advice. Paul chats about the Raspberry PI and Microbits and discuss at what age programming should be introduced to children with computing tutor, Dan Aldred. We share our scores of the festival and our tips for camping with children. Find out whether Deer Shed 7 gets a thumbs up or a thumbs down!
We visit the wonderful Boggle Hole YHA for a couple of nights. We discuss the mysterious Boggle from Boggle Hole and Hob of Hob Hole in Runswick Bay.
Summer is here – at last – sort of. So we talk about our top 5 favorite beach activities. It does not include eating sandy sandwiches, the smell of stinky seaweed and the abundance of flies trying to drink your salty sweat.
This week, we go out and about geocaching with dad, chat about Tim Peake’s fiery return to earth and review the book that we have just finished, Anne Of Green Gables. We also end up endorsing two of the best cafe’s in Whitby after a trip out with Grandad for his birthday. Oh, it’s 3 ½ days until Toads birthday, if you didn’t already know;-).
Not so long ago we found ourselves in a situation in which one of us wanted to Home Educate and the other didn’t, hear our discussion on what worked for us and how we found a way forward, we also discuss art from the perspective of a non-artist parent and share how useful we find artforkidshub.com. Frogger and Toad enjoy talking about their experiences in the week which include Unity Adventure Club and a very small private music festival that we attended.
Escaping the depressing fog of the North East coast we head to Malton and discover one of the oldest medieval villages in the UK at Wharram Percy– we recorded live too! Frogger and Toad share their scores of the week. We discuss different structures within HE and suggest ways of implementing these models.