How is your month going so far? Are you having a great December or has your sparkle yet to shine? We’ve been absent for the last few weeks and explain why in this short but meaningful podcast. We discuss the struggles we’ve had to overcome and why it is unrealistic to expect Christmas to be perfect, magical and exciting at all times, for everybody, throughout the season.
We share a couple of suggestions of things you might want to consider over your Christmas break and finally, finish with a fun and straightforward Christmas game that you might wish to repeat with your loved ones (also demonstrating that working with children never quite goes to plan).
From all of us at the podcast, we wish you a very merry, relaxing and hassle-free Christmas and a truly spiffing New Year.
As November draws to a close we share our experience of our adventure through Northumberland, over the North Sea and across to Amsterdam. Frogger tells us all about the culture differences we discovered and Toad shares interesting snippets from the past as we explore the open air museum Beamish.
Meanwhile, are you searching for an alternative advent calendar? We discuss ideas to avoid the unnecessary waste, targeted marketing and expense.
Happy November everybody, enjoy the last few days of relative calm before the Christmas chaos begins. Get in touch with us to share your Christmas calendar suggestions and let us know what you’ve got planned for the season.
Howdy folks. We take a look at an excellent magazine produced by home educated teenagers. Trust me, you will enjoy reading it!
We look at Autumn and take a moment to enjoy all that this season offers.
We visit Nunnington hall and take on a barrage of annoying comments that all us HEdders get when we are out and about during term time. Links The Almanac 2019 Nunnington Hall Home Ed Looks Like This – magazine
On this week’s podcast we discuss Maria Montessori and the simple, inexpensive ways in which you can begin implementing her ideas straight away. It is a lot easier than you might think, and most of it is common sense to those who spend time getting to know their children and be in tune with their development.We also discuss the mind-explosive clash of our attempt to juggle all of the good bits from all of the resources we use and how this reached a crescendo. If you’re struggling then this podcast will help you re-find your feet.
You’ll find lots of tips/ideas and resources right here so have a look through older episodes too. As always, do get in contact. We love hearing from you. 🙂 Links:
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.
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.
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.
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.