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We began educating our three children in 1985, when our eldest was aged five years. In truth, we had helped them learn what they need to learn as they grew and explored and discovered this amazing world since the moment they were born. I am a passionate advocate of allowing children to learn unhindered by unnecessary stress and competition, meeting developmental needs in ways that suit their individual learning styles and preferences. Ours was a homeschooling, unschooling and natural learning family! There are hundreds of articles on this site to help you build confidence as a home educating family. I hope that your home educating adventure is as satisfying as ours was!
Attract Birds to your Garden with these Crafty Ideas
© Beverley Paine Jun 2004
We've noticed birds collecting nesting materials in our garden lately. Here are some things you can do to attract birds to your garden and encourage them to nest, so you can watch the baby birds growing up!
Bird houses are a wonderful addition to a garden.
Build a bird house from a plastic 2 litre drink bottle. Turn the bottle on its side, cut little windows/doors high up on the sides. Fold masking tape over rough edges. Paint, or cover the bottle with fabric (but not inside). Hang from a tree branches, or hide deep in a bushy shrub, for small birds to nest in.
Make a bird feeder
Make a Pine Cone Bird Feeder
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Together with the support of my family, my aim is to help parents educate their children in stress-free, nurturing environments. In addition to building and maintaing this website, I continue to create and manage local and national home educating networks, help to organise conferences and camps, as well as write for, edit and produce newsletters, resource directories and magazines. I am an active support of national, state, regional and local home education groups.
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