home education

Floor Games For The Whole Family

June 08, 2020

  I’m not sure whether or not you have noticed, but it’s cold outside; really, really cold. At this time of year, going out is…

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Activities to Promote Kindness

April 02, 2020

  One of my favourite quotes is: ‘In a world where you can choose to be anything, choose to be kind.’ I often write this…

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Parenting saves – easy play ideas for kids

March 22, 2020

15 Creative Play Activities We know that many parents are a bit nervous at the prospect of home schooling their children for an unspecified period…

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Wonder world – activity ideas for learning about other cultures

February 07, 2019

We were talking about Chinese New Year, because we have family members who celebrate it. It sparked a whole night of discussion about the different cultural…

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Outdoor Family Activities

January 31, 2019

We think there is already an ocean of ‘craft’ type blogs out there in Internet land . . . written by people way handier with…

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When the Love of Learning Fades – 6 tips to re-engage your child

January 24, 2019

The majority of young children love to learn. They are like sponges, soaking up as much information as possible. Most also love going to school…

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Teaching your child to read – practical tips

January 10, 2019

  Teaching your child to read, or helping them improve their reading can be one of the most difficult and daunting educational tasks a parent…

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Brilliant Boardgame Printable

November 01, 2018

Does  your family love a boardgame? Our families certainly do! One particular thing we’ve had a lot of fun doing with The Sunshine Collective activities…

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Why I Encourage My Children to be Bored

October 04, 2018

As parents we want our children to be happy. I mean, that’s basically the number one goal, right? Happy and healthy, and they won’t be…

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Create an Octable!

September 13, 2018

We are having a lot of fun with ‘octables’ at home. My son’s teacher introduced it to us and we’re finding it to be a…

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