Monthly Archives: June 2010

Hairy Maclary

Our favourite book at the moment is Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy (or ‘Air Gegy’ in Isaac-speak).  This book has Edward and Isaac in fits of laughter each time we read it, especially when Scarface Claw (“the toughest Tom in … Continue reading

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Mr Scarecrow

We now have a scarecrow in our garden by the name of Mr Scarecrow (Edward’s choice!).  Last weekend saw our village fete and for the first time, they held a scarecrow competition.  Sadly, Mr Scarecrow won no prizes but we … Continue reading

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Finally someone speaks with sense

I’ve never really wanted this blog to be for political comment but I was so impressed with Graham Stuart’s comments on Ofsted’s report ‘Local Authorities and Home Education’, I had to cite them here Mr Stuart MP, who last week was … Continue reading

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Flat visitors from afar

We are fortunate to have frequent visitors, the vast majority of whom are three-dimensional but this week we’ve had three rather flat visitors come to stay.  And they are all called Stanley.  For those of you uninitiated in the world … Continue reading

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Toddler Talk

A few weeks ago, Isaac entered a phase that is best described as vocabulary explosion.  I remember this stage from when Edward was a toddler and I love it!  Every day he is saying new words and putting words together to make … Continue reading

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We were really disappointed last week to find that our duck’s eggs had hatched and the ducklings had already gone with their mother before we had chance to see them.  Then this afternoon, we came home to find another duck … Continue reading

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Introduction to countries and cultures

We’ve just finished the second part of our Around the World project.  Over the past few weeks we’ve been reading books that highlight the differences in cultures and customs aroud the world and the richness this adds to life.  We started … Continue reading

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