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This is our blog to support you in finding out all things related to homeschooling.

For any guidance or teaching resources for your homeschooling activity, feel free to get in touch with the Home Education Shop. We provide digital information and resources for parents or guardians who are either home educators or are thinking of educating their children at home.

Nurturing Your Child’s Love for Reading: Simple Steps to Success

Child reading outdoors under a tree.

In today’s fast-paced digital age, fostering a passion for reading in your child is a priceless gift. Not only does it enhance their cognitive development, but it also opens doors to endless worlds of imagination and knowledge. However, in a world brimming with distractions, how can you ensure that your child develops a genuine love […]

Homeschooling: Helping Homeschooled Kids Learn Practical Strategies and Activities

A girl sitting at her desk behind a laptop with headphones and a pend in her hand smiling while learning using the lap top.

Homeschooling a child is nothing short of a full-time job. You’re responsible for everything from selecting the right curriculum to getting all of the lessons to stick and everything in between. Homeschooling does get easier for most mums with practice and time. And there are strategies you can implement to get lessons to stick better, […]

Empower Your Child’s Education: How to Thrive with Project-Based Homeschooling.

Picture of children taking part in a project-based learning outside from Home Education Shop.

At its core, project-based homeschooling is a child-centred and child-led approach to learning. It’s an offshoot of the Reggio Emilia approach, an educational philosophy that emphasises hands-on discovery learning. In project-based homeschooling, the key emphasis is on practical, creative, and exploratory activities. The idea is to encourage the child to learn by undertaking different projects that are driven by their own interests and curiosity.
But what sets project-based homeschooling apart from other homeschooling methodologies?

Let’s break it down!

Encourage Outdoor Play: Reduce The Screen Time Each Day

In this blog post, we will explore outdoor play, why it is more important more than ever, and how we can up our game in the garden play equipment department. Choosing activities that will engage our children, enhance their learning, and support development is an essential way to get them active and off that device they love so much…… at least for a little while!

10 Homeschool Trip Ideas to Try In 2023

An image containing elephants in a zoo to show one of the trip ideas for homeschooled children.

Homeschool trips offer a great opportunity to make learning fun, engaging and interactive. There are many options to choose from, whether you are interested in history, science, religion, or nature. It is also important to note that homeschool trips can be educational and cost-effective, with many locations offering interactive programs and activities for children of all ages. With careful planning, homeschool trips can provide a valuable break from the routine of homeschooling while allowing students to learn in a new and exciting environment.