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Reflections on Education and what it means to Prepare Kids for their World

Book Revisit 004 – War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

I watched the film version by Steven Spielberg with the same title. It was such an engaging film that I just sat and watched the credits right up the end; thinking about the story. It was then I realised that... Continue Reading →

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Learning is for Life and it Begins at Home

Homeschooling has it's perks. No uniform to iron, minimum hair length to adhere to and no school runs. For my kids it's probably being able to sleep more in the mornings, reading comics during break time and having snacks in... Continue Reading →

Book Revisit 003 – Harry’s Home by Catherine & Laurence Anholt

We found 'Harry's Home' amongst a pile of withdrawn books from our local library in the UK more than 10 years ago. This was one our favourites. It is a beautifully illustrated book which tells about Harry whose home is... Continue Reading →

Deconstructing Education

As a parent, I can't help but be passionate about Education. I don't mean just their academic qualifications but beyond that. They are after all 'not brain on sticks'; to quote Sir Ken Robinson whom I heard once during a... Continue Reading →

Book Revisit – 002

Engaging with someone different from oneself can be a daunting experience, but not for the main characters of Clive King's Barney and Stig in Stig of the Dump. Both come from different cultures, worlds and periods. Barney from the modern... Continue Reading →

Digital Resilience

Raising children in this phase of the Digital Age requires a lot of creative parenting skills. The fact is Technology is not just Addictive but Attractive. Let's face it, for kids playing Minecraft is certainly much more engaging than doing... Continue Reading →

Book Revisit 001 – ‘Katie in London’ by James Mathew

My mind and heart is full of fond memories of the many books my husband and I have read and re read over the years to our children. About a month ago LMW (13) politely told his Dad that perhaps... Continue Reading →

Singapore Maths – Our Journey

I have strong memories of one of my first Maths lessons in primary school. In front of me were all these sum which I did not have a clue what they meant. Seated next to me was a classmate who... Continue Reading →

Appreciating Shakespeare – Part Two

We are officially in the Middle School Years now! It has been a time of transition for me personally in more ways than one. One of the topics which I have been nervous about is the Module on Shakespeare that... Continue Reading →

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