My Top 10 Books for Children Aged 9-12 (2020)

And just like that 2020 is coming to an end ! With so many lockdowns here in the UK and many of our homeschooling activities being cancelled , one positive thing that has come out of it, is my older children ( 11 and nearly 10) spending even more time reading books. In this BlogContinue reading “My Top 10 Books for Children Aged 9-12 (2020)”

Don’t work harder than your kids

Early in my homeschooling journey , I remember being obsessed with trying to find entertaining and beautiful unit studies , cutting out countless lap book pieces and printing off lots of “activities . What used to happened most of the time was – my kids at that time 6 and 4 rushing through all myContinue reading “Don’t work harder than your kids”

On Staying responsive

If there is one advice that I will give anyone who home educates is this – never allow a system for education to replace love for individuals . The longer you home educate , the more you realise how true this is . Last night, I was re reading a chapter from “ A graciousContinue reading “On Staying responsive”

Will my homeschooled children succeed in life?

“The most effective and least destructive way to help a child .. is to do everything possible to help her fall in love with what she is doing , to pay less attention to how successful she was ( or likely to be ) and show more interest in the task … Encourage more ,Continue reading “Will my homeschooled children succeed in life?”

Homeschool Chat with Elizabeth Lymer

“Rather than teach, lead . Rather than talk, act. Rather than following the curriculum or opening the book, express what you want your children to know. The secret of a vibrant homeschool is not in a book. It is you. You are the secret weapon. You do not have to be a good teacher. InContinue reading “Homeschool Chat with Elizabeth Lymer”

Arabic “Write and Wipe” Flaschcard Kits from WordUnited- Review

One of the foreign languages that we as a family have been learning for a few years is Arabic, due to its connections to our faith. I have personally found Arabic quite difficult to learn in comparison to English, German and Spanish. I used to take Arabic lessons on my own with a private tuitorContinue reading “Arabic “Write and Wipe” Flaschcard Kits from WordUnited- Review”

Homeschool chat with Bilingual Homeschooler

“Think more of home education when you are at home defending it to yourself, and defend it less to other people. You do know what you are doing. The tweaks and changes you make are validations of your vision, not invalidations of past choices. You are growing alongside your children becoming an educator as youContinue reading “Homeschool chat with Bilingual Homeschooler”

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