Storybook writing

I have found this great site for children to write their own storybook. Tikatok is an online program in which kids can type a story and add illustrations (they can be uploaded). But the great thing about this site is that the book can be then be viewed in an interactive way. You can have […]

Book Review- How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World

 During a recent conversation, the children lifted this book down from the bookshelf to re-examine it. And so I remembered to tell you about ‘How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World’ by Marjorie Priceman. This is a short picture book about travelling around the world to buy ingredients to make an apple pie (the market […]

Book Review – Belair books

As a home educator, I am always on the lookout for ideas I can use – and I think the Belair books are a great source of art projects. The huge range of Belair books are mostly aimed at teachers wishing to create classroom displays. Some of the ideas therefore are a bit school oriented,  but […]

Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

And other Geography resources!! I have just finished putting this resource page together here. I hope you enjoy it. If you have any further geography resources you can recommend, please leave a comment or email me. I would be very happy to hear from you.

Book Review – Discovering Great Artists

 Discovering Great Artists by MaryAnn Kohl seems to be a book that I keep going back to, and one I find very useful. The book contains 110 art projects for children, each project based upon the styles and techniques of the great masters. The artists are grouped by style (Impressionist, Modern, Realism etc.) and a small paragraph […]

Ancient Greece Resources Page

Just to let you know I have finished the Ancient Greece resources page. You can find it  here or under the Project section. I have pulled together all the resources I used when we were looking at Ancient Greece – including books, games and links. I hope you find it useful. Let me know if […]

Visual Mnemonics

I mentioned in my Times Tables post that we had used visual mnemonics to learn some Italian words, and I thought I would expand on that in this post. Mnemonic systems were developed by the Greeks (the name being derived from their worship of the Goddess of Memory, Mnemosyne). They discovered that memory worked best […]

Book Review – Robert Opie Scrapbooks

The scrapbooks compiled by Robert Opie are a delight to look at. The Richard Opie collection is the worlds largest collection relating to British nostalgia and advertising memorabilia.  Each of the scrapbook covers a different era, and there are usually separate  pages devoted to fashion, groceries, household products, childrens toys and books. Each large scrapbook-type page is filled […]

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