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Se7en Things to Pack for School on the Road…

June 13th, 2018 · 2 Comments

This past month a couple of friends have asked me what we would take for school, if we were going on an extended trip. I decided to reply with a blog post. Firstly, I have to say that traveling with kids is such a completely consuming event that most families will be learning so much […]

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Se7en Celebrates World Wetlands Day With Changing Lives Through Nature…

February 26th, 2018 · 4 Comments

Changing Lives through Nature is an organisation that believes in enriching our lives by engaging children from all walks of life with knowledge of the environment… immersion in nature has proven again and again to be the way to teach people of all ages to love the environment and so care for it. They provide […]

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How We Homeschool Right Now…

February 20th, 2018 · 1 Comment

This week the Start Homeschooling Summit is live online and you need to register right now to get a whole load of free resources.I thought I would blog a little bit about homeschooling for those folk visiting us from around the world… We take a good chunk of summer off every year, a complete break […]

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Introducing the Start Homeschooling Summit…

February 5th, 2018 · 9 Comments

February crept up on me… and I am so glad it has because I have been working on a great big project that I had to wait until today to share with you. I began the year with lots of good intentions of blogging and social media-ing… but then I got caught up in this […]

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Se7en Reviews Stuarts’ Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa…

December 13th, 2017 · No Comments

This book has a very formal title, Stuarts’ Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa, and yet it very quickly became a member of the family. It has been sitting so comfortably on our school table for a couple of weeks and I think it has literally become part of the furniture. We use […]

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When School Science is Real Science with Cape Citizen Science…

October 30th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Inspiring kids with real live science in the great outdoors, has been the way for us to introduce practical and experimental science into our school this year. It is fun, it is rigorous and teaches them all the good things about doing experiments with the necessary care and correct documentation. Science experiments are always brilliant […]

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Se7en Discover that Writing is Fun… Creative Writing for Kids…

October 18th, 2017 · 1 Comment

The fabulous thing about homeschooling is that when something isn’t working it is in your power to change it and change it for the better. For a while writing just wasn’t working for us at all. And folks kept saying to me I can’t get my kids to write anything, and I kept thinking, “Well […]

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