Free Online Educational Game – Questionaut

Am sorry to just keep posting links, but I absolutely could not resist this one – Questionaut is the most beautiful point and click adventure game. As you click through the story you’ll come across unique obstacles and quizzes that you’ll need to click about to get through. Its on the BBC website under KS2 so […]

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 […]

English from the Roots Up

In our quest for all things Greek (!) I came across a program by Joegil Lundquist called English from the Roots Up.  Her book and word cards teach children Latin and Greek root words as a way of understanding the system by which many English words are composed. A quote from the introduction of the book says “Why do […]


I mentioned in my post on Doing the Days that I would tell you about our experiences of journaling – so here they are!! I got into journaling (although I had always journaled a little) after reading The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. She advocates the use of morning pages – 3 pages to be written every […]

A Noun is a Person, Place or Thing!

Schoolhouse Rock!! How could I not know about this? Apparently, “Schoolhouse Rock originally aired on the ABC Television Network from 1973 to 1985. This classic series of three-minute educational vignettes combined animation, hip music, and catchy lyrics to tackle lessons in American history, the rules of grammar, multiplication tables, science, government, and finance. Its toe-tapping […]

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