Category Archives: News

Sustainable Living: Practical Tips for a Greener Tomorrow

Sustainable living isn’t just a buzz phrase or a trend—it’s a lifestyle that’s becoming increasingly necessary for the wellbeing of our planet. In the midst of climate change, resource depletion, and environmental degradation, the actions we take today, no matter how small, have a profound impact on the world we pass on to future generations. But the idea of pivoting to a sustainable lifestyle can be daunting, especially for parents and families with young children who are juggling so many responsibilities.

January with Iona Lobban, off grid homeschooling.

A warm welcome to everyone from a very cold and snowy Scottish woodland. As a new year has begun we embrace the fresh start but the weather reminds us that we are still in the deepest of winter. Days are short and nights are long and chilly, many of the animals on our wood are […]

Personalizing Learning Plans: The Power of Individualized Education

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.“ (Dr. Seuss) Hello dear parents and educators! I’ve been fortunate to witness firsthand how personalized learning plans can truly transform a child’s learning journey. As we all know, children are not one-size-fits-all learners. Their curiosity, creativity, […]

How my children learn: Understanding Your Child’s Learning Modality

As parents, we all want our children to reach their full potential. Understanding how our children learn -the different learning modalities—visual, auditory, read/write, and kinesthetic—can be instrumental in guiding them towards academic success. Visual Learners: The Power of Images Does your child love colours and pictures? If they tend to remember faces rather than names […]

Welcome to December

Welcome to December. The cold winds are blowing, the fire is blazing in the hearth, the kitchen is busy with the smells of baking biscuits and Christmas cake and the table is covered in card, glue, felt, and glitter. This is a month filled from beginning to end with festival and celebration. Advent is the […]

Should we change the focus of early childhood education?

Right now, early childhood education is all about developing a child’s cognitive skills. But what if we changed the focus to fostering creativity and imagination instead? What if we encouraged children to be explorers and experimenters, instead of drilling them in academic concepts? Wouldn’t that make for a more interesting, fulfilling and fun-filled world? Opportunity […]