Homeschooling | How To Discuss It With Family

Homeschooling is on the rise. More and more families are opting to educate at home, each for their own unique reasons (you can read ours here). Yet there is one thing they all have in common. Each family will have had “the talk”. Whether “the talk” was a simple light hearted discussion or a somewhat…

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Spring Nature Activities

Spring is here! Finally, warmer weather and longer days are on their way! Whilst winter does have it’s own wonders, you can read them here, there is something to be said for an adventure on a lovely sunny day. Here are our top spring activities for your family to enjoy! Nature Hunts Spring is a…

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Exploring Nature For Toddlers & Babies

Being out in nature is essential to our well-being, the benefits not only help physical development but is a key component to good mental health. However, many parents struggle with getting their younger children outside or find that lots of activities cater mainly for children over 5. Thankfully, nature is a fantastic provider, and there…

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How To Get Your Children Interested In Nature

One of the most common questions I get asked is how do I get my girls so interested in nature and the outdoors? So many parents I speak to struggle with getting their children out of the house and off on adventures, especially those with older children who would rather spend time gaming inside. However,…

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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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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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Our Top 5 Books For Christmas

Christmas is a fantastic time to cosy up as a family with a good book. As suggested in our last post, we prefer a relatively minimal Christmas, and try to incorporate the 4 present rule. We find books are a fantastic fit for a minimal Christmas! Books aid reading development, as well as promoting mindfulness…

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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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