things we can’t get from homeschooling

Group projects- kids working together to achieve something better together than they can alone Culture, in particular developing a culture that actually promotes the making of mistakes and emphasises collaboration Learning from other children, especially those at a similar zone of proximal development. I do not think we can necessarily get these from most schools…

Free ranging

No grown ups are allowed past this arrow.. I haven’t been past the arrow. The kids found this “awesome fort” after they went down a track to the other campground all by themselves (at 8,8,7, and 4 years old) and then they walked back along the road by themselves. I had total trust they would…

the holiday programme was OK, just in case you were worried…

One of the things people worry about homeschooling is whether the kids will be socialised… double whammy for me having – oh no an ONLY child. Guess what.. they worry about kids socialisation skills at school too. I remember there were a couple of kids at school (I’m talking primary school here) who other teachers…