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Teaching Financial Literacy (to children)

Recently the question “How do I teach my children to budget?” appeared in one of the many parenting Facebook groups I’m in. The majority of responses mentioned paying children to do chores (you can read what I think about chores below), so I’ve decided to share what I’m doing with my children in today’s post. Why is financial literacy important? We’ve all seen the TikToks … Continue reading Teaching Financial Literacy (to children)

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Mini-break: Essaouira

Essaouira is within driving distance of Marrakech, making it a favourite destination for a long weekend. This coastal town offers a much more relaxed, “chill” vibe that the children loved. The medina is just as laid-back, free from the intensity on display in Marrakech and it’s worth staying in a riad there, if you can. Our mini-break saw us staying at Riad 7 Pierres with … Continue reading Mini-break: Essaouira

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Let’s Learn About: Geographical Features

This half-term we are developing our geographical & scientific knowledge. This blog post is updated retrospectively each week. Week 1 – Continents, Oceans & Polar Biomes This week we are going to review our knowledge of the continents and oceans of the world. Watch the videos below (make notes if you like), and see if you can find them on an atlas or a globe. … Continue reading Let’s Learn About: Geographical Features

Let’s Travel To: Pisa & Florence

Italy has it all – a rich history with fashion, art, architecture and let’s not forget about the food! The European country is perfect for romantic getaways and solo parent family travel. In this article you will discover a long weekend itinerary for the Tuscan cities of Pisa & Florence. Before reading my itinerary, find out some useful information about travelling in Europe… DRIVING IN … Continue reading Let’s Travel To: Pisa & Florence

Let’s Celebrate: Roald Dahl Day

13 September is the birthday of one of the world’s most famous children’s author – Roald Dahl. Celebrated every year since 2006, it’s a day for fun literacy-based activities! 1. Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Charlie & The Chocolate Factory is probably the most well-known book by Roald Dahl. Have some edible fun inspired by Willy Wonka – make your own Wonka bar or lickable … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate: Roald Dahl Day

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How We Homeschool – Modern Foreign Languages

Homeschooling is referred to as Home Education in the UK. There are different legal requirements for home education depending on where you live. You can find out more here. Before reading this blog post, you might first like to read W Writes: Why Kids Should Speak More Than One Language. What languages should your child be learning? It depends on the reasons for your child(ren) … Continue reading How We Homeschool – Modern Foreign Languages

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How We Homeschool – Curriculum

Homeschooling is referred to as Home Education in the UK. There are different legal requirements for home education depending on where you live. You can find out more here. Before reading this blog post, you might first like to read How We Homeschool – The Planner, and about why you may want a curriculum, as well as our subject choices for 2021/22. Why have a … Continue reading How We Homeschool – Curriculum