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

Appreciating Languages

We love languages at the Learning Lab. Apart from having many bilingual homeschooling friends from around the globe; we are also surrounded by different languages in Southeast Asia. When we visit Singapore for example, the announcements made on the MRT... Continue Reading →


Oh! My English!

We recently just completed a module on Shakespeare for LMW's KS3 course which he did thoroughly enjoyed doing - much to to my surprise as I had not looked forward to that module. It was on a play that I... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Skills from Learning Lab’s Notes

I cannot believe that we are at this point of our journey at the Learning Lab. The memories of starting our Home Ed journey is still fresh in my mind but as I glance to my left and right I... Continue Reading →

Book Revisit 006 – Leaf Trouble by Jonathan Emmett & Caroline Jayne Church

It is green all year round in this part of the world but we are mindful that for family and friends in the Northern Hemisphere Autumn has come. Leaf Trouble is book I bought for JMW so we could remind... Continue Reading →

Book Revisit 005 – Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett

We love animals at the Learning Lab. This lovely book on Sunny the Meerkat continues to make us smile. The beautiful illustrations of the postcards Sunny sends back to his family while on his search for the 'Perfect' Home is... Continue Reading →

Home Education and Socialization

In the early years of our Home Schooling journey, more often than not; I found myself being posed the question "what about the social needs of children? They would not have the chance to interact with their peers if they... Continue Reading →

Home Educating in the Digital Age

Online Education was always something I knew my children would progress into when we started homeschooling during the primary years. I had watched Salman Khan, the voice behind Khan Academy lessons on a Ted Talk video and learnt about the... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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