Home Learning Resources

Someone sent me a list of home learning resources through Whatsapp that I thought was particularly useful during this time of school closures. I’ve compiled the list along with some other resources I’ve found through the years that we’ve enjoyed using. Free Resources for Home Learning Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+Continue reading “Home Learning Resources”

To Homeschool or Not to Homeschool

For a long time I was paddling back and forth between the idea of homeschooling and sending Gavin to regular school. It was hubby who laid down the law and stated that Gavin would go to school that finally crushed any lingering thoughts about homeschooling. Well, okay, it didn’t crush all lingering thoughts, but itContinue reading “To Homeschool or Not to Homeschool”

Teaching Phonics the Montessori Way

Some time back I talked about the differences in teaching a child how to read using Phonics and the Whole Word method.  I mentioned that the Doman method for teaching a child how to read uses the whole word technique.  I also suggested that one of the benefits of teaching phonics over the whole wordContinue reading “Teaching Phonics the Montessori Way”