Tuesday, 2 December 2008

A typical day with two girls aged 6 and 1

The following is an excerpt from a home educating family's weblog:

somewhat late, and I didn't get started with the camera quite at the
begining, but hey ho, that is probably what my typical day is!
Obviously, this wasn't entirely a typical day, as it was bank hols and
both parents at home. Full photos on flickr.

Oh, and Happy Birthday Little Nanny!

Started with SB and BB playing with the happy street at
too early o clock, and then by the eime I got up, SB had moved onto
Sindy's and BB was rarring about. I fed her and she
settled down to playing with the bricks.

So, 10:00 and SB starts with explode the
- 4 pages. SHe's quite good at doing this mostly on her
own. I did need to remind her that there is a double l at the end of
words such as sell and spell etc. Also, it took a while to convince her
that there was a st sound and how it was made.

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So that was 10 mintues - I happen to know because thats when she
decided to play nursery with BB, who was being the baby
in the baby room. BB took it all in good part, and I do like seeing SB
playing games specifically with BB, rather than just moaning when BB
ruins things.

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11 -ish, and we did some maths. SB chose to do some
from the miquon book - something that I find more
dificult, as I have to sit there with the instructors guide to work out
what we are supposed to be doing. mostly counting and adding, as we do
it so rarely she is on 'easy' pages.

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12-ish BB had an early lunch and fell asleep. Chris
and SB looked at rocks
and minerals
with enchanted learning, moving on to
the cretaceous period - and quite a bit of discussion on
extinction and then to continental drift
on the 'puter. SB then looked at the new webland.I went
out and did a spot of gardening, coming in for lunch -
by which time BB had woken up and had a second lunch!

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14:00 I read to BB, and SB did lots of dot to
- going up to 50, and then looked at a thomas the tank
book. She then disappeared to her bedroom to play some more with

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15:30 We all got ready and went out to the
and stayed there until nearly 17:00. SB
loves the park, and clambered happily about. BB did lots of climbing
practice - antother Know No Fear daughter! So we took lots of pictures
of BB, as its the first time she has had all this fun. Although heart in
my mouth, was proud of her climbing skills!

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when we got back, SB played with the ballerina candleholders and various
kinder egg bits for a while. TBH, I have no idea what we did then! BB
drew on herself.

18:00 ish teatime -in which SB was trying to
remember all the countries she had heard of - second one was indonesia!,
then tidyup and pyjamas on 19:00 we watched the
on DVD and the 20:00 bedtime stories and
finally sleep!


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