Changing homeschooling routines

changing homeschooling routinesNow in my third year of homeschooling, I’ve discovered that you shouldn’t be afraid of changing homeschooling routines. We’ve almost finished first term in Victoria and already I’ve made multiple changes to our homeschool routine.  This year was a new challenge for me as my second (& youngest) child started school.  Although not overly worried about how to work them together, I did want to make a rough timetable to give myself an idea of what I was covering and when.

I decided I needed to spend at least one hour as “one on one” time with my youngest.  Whilst this was happening, I had planned for my eldest (Grade 2) to complete some work by herself.  This worked really well – for the first week!!! Then different things caused our Continue reading

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Chores – Should children do them?

choresHalfway through last year I decided it was time for my children to start contributing towards the general running of our household. Whilst some people may say that children shouldn’t  do chores, I believe that my children are now old enough to contribute a little towards keeping our house in order. I am one of those parents who struggles with the everyday untidyness that children, and life in general, create. So with my decision made, I sat down to decide which items I thought were suitable for my children.

What Chores To Choose?

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Learning to swim – A vital skill

learning to swimAs most of Australia is blessed with warm weather this summer, so to the number of children using our various waterways increase.  However, this summer has been a particularly tragic one for many families in Australia, with 15 people drowning in NSW between Christmas Day and 5th January alone.  The location of these drownings has varied, from backyard pools to rivers, lakes or ocean.  However these tragedies happened, many families have been left grieving those loved ones taken from them.  This summer it has been apparent that learning to swim is a vital lesson that everyone should have – whether they be child or adult.

What Can Be Done about Learning to Swim?

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Keep Your Kid Safe at Home

Keep your kid safe at home by training him or her to think safety first.

boy_free_timeAs parents, we don’t want to leave our children home alone, but sometimes you have to.  A child at home alone is a distinct worry for absent parents.

With a few rules and reminders, you can help keep your child safe at home until you get there.

Keep your Kid Safe at Home by Training Them to be Safety Conscious

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Healthy Eating for Kids

Healthy eating for kids goes hand in hand with academic success.

Eating nutritious food is important for health and academic success.

Eating nutritious food is important for health and academic success.

Healthy eating for kids must be taken seriously.

Studies have shown that kids who are well-nourished do better academically in school.

Children who are malnourished tend to struggle with school in every way, from missing classes to repeating grade levels.  Doesn’t it seem wise to give your children the best chance to be healthy to succeed in school?

 

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