Montessori Home-schooling with a 5 year old and a toddler.

In the last few weeks our homeschool has undergone quite a transformation. Inspired by the work of Dr Maria Montessori, we have undertaken the task of using her method as a vehicle for a homeschool curriculum. Montessori revolutionised the way in which children, between 3 and 6 years old, were educated-seeing them as whole, as…

10 ways to inspire independent play

Getting children to play on their own is essential for their deeper cognitive development and the sanity of their adults. Here are ten ways in which we inspire play through ‘Invitations To Play’. Most of these can be set up with resources you already have at home (or sourced second hand). This may give you…

Homeschooling – making the most of what we have

We have been thinking hard about how to best use our house and garden to give the boys exciting and beautiful play experiences, whilst holding to our family values of protecting the environment and using what we already have. A dear friend kindly lent us a copy of the book –The Curiosity Approach , and…

A few lovely things in March

This post has taken me so very long to get around to writing, it seems wrong to celebrate enjoyment of the countryside where we live and our garden when there are so very many families struggling to adapt to staying indoors in small apartments, in large urban areas. Like many families around the world, we…