Does This Count as Homeschooling?

 “I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder. Turning Five My favourite-four-year-old  turned five this month.  It felt so momentous.  Half a decade old.  A milestone birthday, somehow. Five is often the time that some sort of formal academic teaching starts. We did … Continue reading

One Question You Are Sure to Get Asked

One of the questions that people always seem to ask about homeschooling is ‘What about socialization?’  The idea is that children who go to school will spend time with other children and therefore will learn how to socialize with their peers.  Whereas homeschooled children will be protected and cossetted in a boring, uninteresting environment at home, with little social interaction outside … Continue reading