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  • 23 Oct 2014

    Get writing for NaNoWriMo

    Yay and hooray, it’s that time of year again! November sees the beginning of NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month. It’s a time of chewed pencils and worn out keyboards, endless pots of coffee and burning the midnight oil. And what fun if at the end of November you can say I AM A NOVELIST! NaNoWriMo encourages you to throw out all those time constraint excuses and just get on with writing. The aim is to write 50,000 words over the course of thirty days, tracking your progress online and accessing support from other mad writers engaged in the challenge. […] more

  • 20 Oct 2014

    What baking a cake teaches a child

    As every home educator knows, children learn best when they’re having fun. Most parents, whether they home educate or not, soon become aware of this fact through watching a child’s face light up in recognition when a dull text book fact comes to life through play. It could, and has, been argued that real learning doesn’t take place in an artificial classroom environment, but through a child’s engagement with the world around them. The joy of sharing that learning with our children is unbounded, and a lot of the time we are re-learning forgotten things or discovering concepts anew. […] more

  • 3 Oct 2014

    20 books for kids - Black History Month

    October is Black History Month and there are plenty of events taking place across the UK. The perfect place to start an education about black history is at home, and we’ve rounded up some of the best children’s books to get you started. Here are our twenty top picks for inspiring you and your children during Black History Month. […] more

  • 3 Oct 2014

    Open Day at Brockwood

    Brockwood Park School is celebrating 45 years since they opened their doors to welcome students from across the globe. Founded by Jiddu Krishnamurti and located in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, this Open Day on 15th November 2014 is a wonderful opportunity for families and friends to experience a day at Brockwood, to observe classes, take a tour, listen to presentations and of course no celebration at Brockwood would be the same without some music and refreshments! […] more

  • 8 Sep 2014

    WIN A WOODEN BALL TRACK BY HABA WORTH £42

    The Toadstool is the home of fun, high quality pre-school toys which inspire and stimulate the natural creativity and learning of young children. All products are handpicked by The Toadstool team to make sure they only offer the very best toys which are not only beautiful in design but also fun and made to last. […] more

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