Home Education Guide

Welcome to our blog!

I home educate my children DD14, DS12, DS9, DS6 & DD4 in Yorkshire, UK. They have never been in the schooling system and Home Ed is just part of normal family life for us!

I wrote this guide a few years ago after many families began home educating and asking me many questions. I then set up this blog in January 2017 followed by my Instagram page theworldistheirclassroom

Not only do we blog our Home Ed Adventure but we also collaborate with brands and companies in order to bring you some great educational product reviews, discounts and giveaways! Here are some of our favourite collaborations:- 

Beaker Creatures by Learning Resources
Oxford University Press
Denkit Co
Botley the Coding Robot by Learning Resources 
Arty Mouse
Science Book
Playfoam by Learning Resources
The Present Finder
Toucan Box
Studio Arabiya
Mysteries in Time
Mister Maker
Letterbox Lab
Little Brian

We are thrilled to be ambassadors of Willow & Wildbox - here is our latest review here (there&#…

Adventures with our Willow & Wildbox Den Building & Survival Kit - Review

We have everything we need for our outdoor adventure today as we take our classroom out into the garden. DS6 has his little bag ready, packed with den building and survival equipment from Willow & Wildbox. This kit is ideal for little adventurers to take on a day out exploring in the woods, park or even your own back garden! 
It has been pouring down for days, so as soon as the sun came out this morning, DS6 grabbed his pack and ran out into the garden. There has been a couple of light showers throughout the morning, but that didn't stop him from setting up his den with a little help from his big brothers!

So what does the Den Building & Survival Kit include? Here is a list of all the goodies:
MonocularTorchCompassWaterproof bag2 x TarpaulinsPara cordCollecting bag & collecting ideas sheetBooklet with how to tie knots & compass and map readingNature walk hunt cardWater bottle and mugCamouflage Face paintsTent pegsScissorsNote bookPencilHealthy snackMarshmallows (not…

Home Ed Q&A with Wild Wandering Tribe

Here is another blog post from our popular Home Ed Q&A series! Today I interview The Wild Wandering Tribe! So grab a cuppa and have a read!

When and why did you decide to Home Educate?
Home Education was never our first choice, in fact I'll be honest and say that I was totally ignorant about it. I was working as a teacher part time, so I just blindly sent the girls off to school, as society expects. It broke my heart and the girls being at school just never sat right with me. Ava, our oldest daughter, really struggled with school from the get go. She slowly grew to hate school. She withdrew into herself, and became a shadow of the bright, bubbly, vivacious girl we knew her to be. At home she would lash out at her sister and became a very angry child. At the lowest point she was being sick every day and complaining about headaches. As a parent enough was enough. After a visit to the GP our daughter was diagnosed with school based anxiety. We were told it was extremely common as …

Okido: The Arts & Science Magazine for Kids - Review

On Friday we woke up to another rainy morning, the temperature had dropped and it was feeling much cooler. The kiddies were back to wearing their jumpers and slippers whilst snuggling up with blankets on the sofa waiting for their breakfast.

It was the perfect kind of day to get out our growing bundle of Okido Magazines! All my children (even the older ones!) are fans of Messy Goes to Okido and often watch episodes online. So when I pulled out this bundle of magazines they were super excited!

DS6 tells you more in this short clip here!

Okido magazine is printed on thick, high quality FSC paper using bright, bold, biodegradable vegetable inks. Each issue is packed with stories and activities, perfect for a rainy summer day!
We have nine issues, each covering a different topic, from Ice and Breathing to Bodies and Transport. There's even one on Poo & Wee! Which certainly got the boys excited! They read the story of 'Mr Poo', learnt poo jokes and made their own poo snap g…

Home Ed Q & A with Joy from Gloucestershire, UK

Today I am interviewing Joy a Home Educator from Gloucestershire so grab a cuppa and have a read!
If you would like to read more about their Home Ed adventure then please check out their blog here and Instagram here. Happy reading! :)

When and why did you decide to Home Educate?

Our 10 year old had been asking for a while because he was bored at school. I also wasn’t happy with the way things were going for our son with an EHCP. The final straw was the head yelling at our son for something he wasn’t part of and their bad OFSTED.

What kind of approach do you take? The boys go to Explore Learning twice a week but other than that it’s a see how the mood takes us approach.

Where do the children do most of their work? and do they distract each other?
All over - living room, bedrooms, park, library. Can’t say they have distracted each other at all.

What is your favourite thing about Home Education?