Reviews

Majik Audiobooks (free!)

Majik Audiobooks (free!)

My daughters love audio books and I love seeing their imaginations expand as they listen. One thing they love to do is paint, or draw, whilst listening to their latest adventure. We discovered recently MajikKids. MajikKids says its audiostories help inspire kids...

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Dreaming Spires Courses

Dreaming Spires Courses

We have been using Dreaming Spires since 2018, our 4 older teens have done a number of different English courses as well as Spanish and a couple of the summer mini-courses.  They offer a wide variety of subjects and we have friends who have enjoyed some of their...

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Groundmark Learning

Groundmark Learning

We have made use of Groundmark Learning for several years. They are based in Leamington Spa and Coventry, so my children used to go to Ian Richards (founder) for maths. The idea was that they would be prepared for their maths IGCSE and they were able to join a group...

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Mended Teacups Podcast

Mended Teacups Podcast

I want to highly recommend the Mended Teacups Podcast, produced by Helen and Molly, as a wonderfully encouraging resource for homeschooling parents to listen to. It truly is like sitting down for a cuppa with a couple of older and wiser home ed friends - their...

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Touch Typing

Touch Typing

I am a self-taught touch typer and as a result I am still far from speedy. As a self-employed entrepreneur with home educated kids, learning to touch type felt like an essential skill for them to learn. We started the journey with a free online version which the kids...

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Doodle Maths / English

Doodle Maths / English

My 9 year old son has just starting using these and so far, he's doing really well.  The apps work well on his iPad and they seem quite engaging.  Once you've logged in, there is a short assessment so the program can analyse the level your child is at and provide the...

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Conquer Maths

Conquer Maths

My 11 year son has been using Conquermaths for three months and has already worked his way through the Year 6 syllabus.  He does around 3-4 hours a week broken into small sections.  The website works really well and has videos that explain the topic and then questions...

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The Home Schooling Collage App

The Home Schooling Collage App

I really like the aesthetics, bold, colourful and appealing to the whole family. It’s really lovely as an unschooling family to be able to record our day without being squished into an educational box of some sort. It’s lovely to have to share with grandparents so...

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The Home Schooling Collage App

The Home Schooling Collage App

My wife and I were both unsure what our children should be doing, we wanted to follow the National Curriculum. We have found it really useful to see the progress our children are making against the National Curriculum. It has helped us feel confident that we are...

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The Case for Homeschooling Book

The Case for Homeschooling Book

A well written book about homeschooling. Perfect for people either looking to make the switch from school to homeschool. Loads of areas covered from the purpose of education to tried and tested tips methods of homeschooling. My husband loved  the inspirational stories...

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Learn To Make an iMovie at the Apple Store

Learn To Make an iMovie at the Apple Store

I love things that are free and fun (this was a pre lockdown adventure.) We booked a course with our local apple store for our home ed collective group of kids. We were 15 kids and three adults and had 1.5 hours in the Apple Store learning how to make an imovie. As we...

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TES Resources

TES Resources

TES is a brilliant website that I use regularly. It’s a platform where people share their own resources. Most of them are free and there are some that are only accessible for a one-off fee (usually around £3-5). The resources vary in type (worksheets, powerpoint...

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