Why We Love Preschooling At Home

Many people think home education starts at school age, but they couldn’t be more wrong. Even before you’re making decisions about which education route to take, your child is busy learning! Children go through many key development periods, one of the most important being before they even step foot in a classroom. Learning comes naturally…

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How To Create A Wildlife Garden

Looking after the wildlife is a key part of our home education, as it is for many home-schooling/unschooling families around the world. But how can you support the wildlife at your own back door? Creating a wildlife garden is not only a fantastic way to support the local ecosystem, but will also provide invaluable lessons…

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Homeschooling vs. Unschooling | What’s the Difference?

Home education is a growing field within many countries of the world, particularly in the United Kingdom. Through one reason or another, parents are choosing to follow an alternative path to conventional education. When it comes to home education there are many different forms, and we all do what is right for our own families.…

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The Importance of Choice

Choice. Freewill. Two very important concepts within our world. Yet, some of the most forgotten concepts when it comes to children. Why is something so simple and critical as choice so often an after thought? Why do so many parents end up overriding their children’s choices? Some may argue it is a side affect of…

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A Mother’s Guilt…. | Guest Blog

I am beginning to realise that the feeling of mum guilt will never go away. There will always be something I think I need to do better, to do more of, or less of.  The feeling of guilt just seems to cling to different aspects of our everyday life as the children grow fast before…

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Santa? Not In Our House! | Our Alternative Christmas Story

Santa. The staple character of most western Christmases. Not in our house. I know, Scrooge, how could we not tell the girls about Santa!? Won’t they miss out on all of the magic!? The answer to both of these questions is a resounding NO.  Aside from personal beliefs, which we will get to in minute, there…

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The Benefits Of Nature | Why Is It So Beneficial For Children?

Parents have heard it a million times. We say it nearly every day on our social media. Nature is AMAZING  for your children. It is perhaps one of the best gifts you can give your little ones, apart from your love and affection of course. But why? Why is time outside so crucial for their wellbeing?…

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Our Story | How GUWN Began

History, everyone has one, and every person you admire has a story of their journey and how they came to be where they are. Previously, I discussed the enormous shift that occured when Aria was born, for those that haven’t read it, you can read it here. However, it occured to me that we had…

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Homeschool With The Seasons | Autumn Activities

Here at Growing Up With Nature, we are a big fan of using natural resources to bring nature into the classroom, as well as keeping schooling costs down! Luckily, Mother Nature is fantastic at supplying beautiful schooling supplies all year round. Here we cover just a few options for our favourite time of year, Autumn!…

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Home-Schooling | Why We Chose It Over Conventional Education

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Education is perhaps one of the most important yet controversial topics in parenting. We all know that our children need to learn, but how, what and where are all up for debate. Home-schooling in particular, receives a lot of attention and seems to be a major point of debate. In the past, before public school,…

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