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What Happens to your Teeth

What Happens to your Teeth

        So you think a fairy comes and takes your teeth but actually a fairy can’t pick up your teeth they are too heavy. A fairy comes on a dragon. It is the dragon that picks up your teeth with its legs. They take it to Fairy Land, who’s name is Fairy […]

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Unschooling The Kids. The Book

Unschooling The Kids. The Book

  If writing a book is like building a house, then I think I thought our unschooling book would be a neat, smallish modern build with windows letting light in and a breeze flowing through it. The words would be the bricks, the ideas possibly the cement or the light fittings, the flowing space inside […]

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Words Are Powerful…a short story.

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Our Unschoolers want projects! Ideas for Project Based Learning.

Our Unschoolers want projects! Ideas for Project Based Learning.

So last night as I tucked the kids in to bed one of my daughters said.   ‘Mummy, I want homework. Could you give me a project, make me do it and if I don’t do it be really mean to me?’ We both laughed.   Then the other two chimed in ‘Yeah, me too, […]

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Lehla’s Books

Lehla’s Books

The Lovely Book for Wonderful Women You can order it here if in the UK Or here if in the U.S   The South African Illustrated Cookbook You can order this here   Excuse me I’m Trying to Read (winner of the N.A.E.S.P Best picture book Award 2011) Written by Mary Jo Amani and illustrated by […]

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Can children learn to write if you don’t make them?

Can children learn to write if you don’t make them?

  Our son is nine and he has decided he wants to be able to read and write. He is frustrated that he can’t do either very well yet. So we say ‘How do you want to do that?’ and for a long time he has been saying ‘the computer can teach me.’ It has […]

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Who will finish our story….

Who will finish our story….

  Our Story… In a small and boring village up a small and boring hill lived small and bored girl and her small boring sheep. Every day she would get up at the same boring time eat the same boring breakfast get dressed in the same boring clothes and walk up the same boring hill […]

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