Lehla Eldridge-Rogers

Lehla is an illustrator and an author of books, she has written for The Guardian. She trained as an actress at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She wrote The South African Illustrated Cookbook, The Lovely Book for Wonderful Women and she illustrated a kid's book by M.J. Amani called 'Excuse Me, I'm Trying to Read' and also 'I am Me, You, Us and We' by Caroline Trowbridge. Above all she is a mother to three fast growing kids, she juggles her time between them and working on new books and projects. She has recently co authored with Anthony 'Jump', Fall, Fly - from schooling, to homeschooling, to unschooling' Her art work can be seen at http://lehlaeldridge.wix.com/lehla-

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Children read when they are ready

Children read when they are ready

I read to our daughters till they were eleven. I sat up at night, read books, tantalized them with stories. There was always that nagging feeling, that school-like gremlin of mine that would tap me on the shoulder and say ‘Ha, they are a little old for you to be reading to them don’t you […]

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Are These Self Directed Learners Changing Learning as we know it?

Are These Self Directed Learners Changing Learning as we know it?

There are some mornings where I wake up with another large family of five in our kitchen. Behind the bright sparky face of our son’s Minecraft buddy, I see this family waking up. They are in South Africa and we are in Italy. Slippers, pajamas and all. I see breakfast being had and I can […]

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Learning Never Stops. Even when you are Stranded at the Edge of the Highway.

Learning Never Stops. Even when you are Stranded at the Edge of the Highway.

  At midnight whilst driving on a toll road in Italy my husband gasps and say ‘Oh No, I have done something terrible.’ I wonder how bad can it be but by the depth of his gasp I know it isn’t great. He pulls over and declares he has left his wallet on top of […]

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Words Are Powerful…a short story.

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A 22 Year Old Self Directed Learner interviews 3 young Unschoolers

A 22 Year Old Self Directed Learner interviews 3 young Unschoolers

  How do you define unschooling? A: It means not going to school! Un-schooling. That’s what it means. J: It’s just really really fun and I love it. O: Unschooling is where you can choose what you want to do. You can choose how you want to learn. So if there is a project you […]

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The First Step Toward Unschooling: Unschooling the Parents.

The First Step Toward Unschooling: Unschooling the Parents.

‘Just let me live my life’ were the words that came out of my sons mouth yesterday as I tried to teach him about following a recipe. He was furious. He was wanting to cook, I was wanting to help him cook. He was wanting to make biscuits, I was wanting him to follow a […]

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Unschooling Chats: A Conversation about that tricky subject ‘Screen Time’ and how we do it…

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An Interview Between a Mother of Three Young Unschoolers and an Older Unschooler/Self Directed Learner.

An Interview Between a Mother of Three Young Unschoolers and an Older Unschooler/Self Directed Learner.

Why does Marissa have a tattoo of a hat and a bunch of tulips on her arm? I had been wanting to ask her from the moment I saw her arm. Then I did. So I know the story. Marissa is here as a Workaway with us, it is no surprise that she found us, […]

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Great Websites for Homeschoolers, Unschoolers and in fact for everybody!

Great Websites for Homeschoolers, Unschoolers and in fact for everybody!

  I often get asked the question about which websites we use to inspire our kids. So here is a basic list of some great websites.   The School in the Cloud https://www.theschoolinthecloud.org/big_questions This is a lovely website set up by Sugata Mitra, in fact the company Made by Many worked with us as a family […]

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Project based learning and Self-directed learning. Learning through what life is offering you…

Project based learning and Self-directed learning. Learning through what life is offering you…

    ‘Step away from the desks, grab your ideas children and fly beyond what you ever imagined could be possible.’   By the fluke of the universe, the way magic works and sheer luck, if is there such a thing… we have landed a wonderful ‘Workaway’ person who is a script writer and a […]

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