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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...

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...

The Alice – inspirational weekly newsletter

The Alice – inspirational weekly newsletter

The Alice Refreshing to read. Everytime. Want to know what a day in the life of unschooling looks like? Then check out Stacey Piercey's, The Alice. The Alice is like peering into the mind of an unschooler on any given day that their interest is piqued. It's written...

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...

Copywork Cave handwriting programme

Copywork Cave handwriting programme

Where we aim to be self directed in our kids learning there are a few basics skills that I actively encourage my kids, now 14 and 10, to engage in even if they are not jumping at the opportunity to learn! Handwriting is one. For a couple of years we bought the...

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...

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...

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...

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...