Happy Home Ed (More joy together. Every day.)
Not sure home education is right for you? Nor was Keris Stainton...
Keris Stainton had never really considered home education. It just seemed too radical. Eccentric. Different. Weird.
But it's estimated that over 50,000 children are home educated in the UK and this figure is rising by 65% per year - they can't all be weirdos, can they?
Turns out that deciding to take her 7-year-old son out of school was the perfect way to find out.
This book is a collection of Keris's blog posts over two years of blogging about her family's (hugely positive) experience of home education. It also includes interviews with other home educating families, because one of the most interesting things about home ed is that everyone does it differently.
As Delightful As a Carrot: How my boys see the world
Harry: "I knew this day would come!"
Me: "What day?"
"Kids say the funniest things." We know this, right? And my kids do say lots of funny things. They make me laugh, they make their father laugh, they make themselves laugh. And, thanks to my blog (and Facebook… and Twitter…) they seem to make other people laugh too. Loads of times, over the past few years, people have said I should put Harry and Joe's quotes into a book. They were probably just saying that, but I did it anyway...
Told Harry off for being cheeky and he said, “Don’t worry. Tomorrow I will be as delightful as a carrot!”
I read this book in one sitting. I couldn’t put it down. Full to the brim of belly laugh quotes, my husband kept checking I was OK, as I continued to screech in laughter, through a very serious episode of Eastenders. - Serendipity Reviews
Calm Like a Stupid Feather (More of how my boys see the world)
"Just be calm... calm like a feather... calm like a STUPID FEATHER!"
More of Harry and Joe's weird* and hilarious comments and quotes.
* Joe's are particularly weird and sometimes a bit scary. Don't worry - he's ok, just eccentric. And five.