The general picture people have of homeschooled children is that their learning is cloistered at home with their parents. The reality is very different from this. They learn much of the time out in their community using small trips to stimulate learning development wherever they are and this is an opportunity that all parents can... Read more »
Full name: Ross Mountney
Ex-teacher and home educator, writer and author of books on home education and parenting.
Not everyone enjoys a museum. They have a bit of a frumpy reputation for being full of boring old stuff no one’s interested in any more. And when there are more appealing trips out for kids like play centres, why would you head to a museum? However, it is perhaps time to take another look.... Read more »
There was a report in the media recently about an approach used in German schools to help manage the behaviour of children with ADHD. ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is the term used for children who have difficulty concentrating, who demonstrate impulsive and sometimes uncontrollable behaviour, who are intensely and perhaps inappropriately over active... Read more »
The majority of us are right handers. And if we’ve had no direct experience of left handed children we’re probably unaware of the fact that this can sometimes present challenges for them in a right handed world. And there are challenges, as Richard Easterbrook discusses in his enlightening article written from a left hander’s perspective.... Read more »
There have been many articles over the last few years about the benefits of getting children outside. Being outside has an impact on their physical, mental and emotional health, it brings a contrast to the sedentary and indoor pursuits that can become addictive like gaming for example, and it brings them into contact with the... Read more »