Book recommendations · classical homeschooling · Curriculum · history

Story of the World Volume Two: Resource, activity and book list

This year, we are following through Susan Wise Bauer’s Story of the World Vol 2: The Middle Ages. As we go through, I’m compiling a list of the resources we used to flesh out our study — living picture books, online links and YouTube videos. I’ve benefitted greatly from other mums who’ve done the same,… Continue reading Story of the World Volume Two: Resource, activity and book list

Book recommendations · classical homeschooling · reading

I wish we would stop talking about ‘twaddle’

There is a big no-no in homeschooling circles: twaddle. You’ll hear all sorts of definitions about it and how it’s not good enough for our kids and they should be reading classics. I sit here as a relatively engaged citizen of the world. I studied English Lit at university and even attempted to do an… Continue reading I wish we would stop talking about ‘twaddle’

Hearing loss · Prep · reading

Learning to read with hearing loss

This year, there’s a new challenge on my plate: teaching Pippi to read. If you don’t already know, Pippi and her younger brother both have a moderate sensorineural hearing loss in both ears and wear hearing aids. Both of them predominantly use verbal language with some developing use of Auslan (sign language). Both Pippi’s language… Continue reading Learning to read with hearing loss

Bigger questions · motherhood

Reasons why we chose homeschool … Part I

I never imagined myself as a homeschooling mum. It wasn’t part of my educational background and it wasn’t part of how I pictured my future family. And yet, when almost every person I know asks me why we have chosen homeschool, I can find it hard to articulate how or when we came to this… Continue reading Reasons why we chose homeschool … Part I