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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ancient Egypt Resources Page

I have now (finally!) finished putting together the Ancient Egyptian resources page. You can find it at here or under the Project section. I have pulled together all the resources I used when were were looking at Ancient Egypt – including books, games and links.

The Toymaker

Whilst searching for something entirely different, I happened upon a great site this week. Its called The Toymaker and it has lots of printable paper toys to make. I think the Wind Boats look great fun, and I think my boy would like Florimel the Magnificent. Definitely a site to keep up your sleeve for a […]





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