Christmas 2020: Homemade Gifts

We finished our Christmas topic this week, so I’m spending my evening putting all the work together into a little project book for each of the children. For a semi-structured, mornings only Home Ed family it’s surprising how much ‘work’ we have actually done over the last three weeks! We spent the weekend celebrating the ‘end of term’ with a disco and a mini Christmas … Continue reading Christmas 2020: Homemade Gifts

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Christmas 2020: Jingle Jangle & Santa et Cie [Film Reviews]

If you read our blog Christmas 2020: Traditions & OT, you’ll know that we watched Jingle Jangle and Santa et Cie last week. In true (my) home ed style I had the children write film reviews for each one. This blog is a fun opportunity for the children to practice their typing skills and encourage them to think about the things we watch. While they … Continue reading Christmas 2020: Jingle Jangle & Santa et Cie [Film Reviews]

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Christmas 2020: Traditions & OT

It’s the second week of our seasonal home education topic and we will be looking at Christmas traditions! This week we will be exploring our own family traditions and the history of popular Christmas traditions. If you missed what we were up to last week, you can check out last week’s blog here: This blog post is an overview of my intentions for the week … Continue reading Christmas 2020: Traditions & OT

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Christmas 2020: Songs & Stories

This first week of the Christmas Season we will be focusing on Christmas Songs & Stories. Songs & Stories are part of our normal routine, allowing for a smoother transition into the Christmas season which can be an overwhelming time for some neurodiverse (and neurotypical!) kiddos. I will be using this week to introduce a story and song the boys will perform as part of … Continue reading Christmas 2020: Songs & Stories

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Interview With My Kids: Halloween Edition

Halloween is on its way, which means at least one of biweekly blogs will be dedicated to the season. This week I interviewed W (7) and B (5), because I thought that Halloween explained by kids must be hilarious. My youngest sister M (23) insisted on being interviewed as well, because as the baby of the family she is still a kid at heart. You … Continue reading Interview With My Kids: Halloween Edition

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3 Steps To A Childhood Unplugged

Confession: I am BAD when it comes to using social media. I’m not the most tech savvy person out there, but I’m kind of okay with that. One thing I do know about is #childhoodunplugged. If you’re new to parenthood, or the concept of #childhoodunplugged this blog will give you 3 Steps To A Childhood Unplugged. Step One: Limit Screen Time We have a screen … Continue reading 3 Steps To A Childhood Unplugged