Homeschool Unschool Australia! Summer 2012
Summer blasted its way into our lives and then hesitated and since then the weather has yo-yoed! On the more extreme days I'm enjoying relaxing with a book or magazine, experiencing the uninterrupted life of a retired home educating mum!
October was a busy crazy wonderful month for our family and a visit from the little people reminded me of the very important role play has in our lives - and not just for the children. The benefits of play and playfulness are enormous. The summer issue focuses on the topic of play.
Next year I'm introducing new columns into the magazine dear to my heart and to help me stay focused on achieving my life goals. I am convinced that living a busy, constructive and productive life as well as building on personal interests and interacting with our communities in healthy ways naturally covers ALL areas of the school curriculum. My hope is that you will find these practical columns of great support and inspiration.
Writing for and encouraging home educating families sustains me. It's a two way process : as a reader you offer me so much, for which I am very grateful and why I am committed to producing an affordable magazine.
Anyway, make a cuppa, find a pleasant spot in the garden or on a comfy chair and read a few articles, then come back and have another read in a few days. Dip into the magazine whenever you get time and make the issue last this long wonderful Aussie summer.
$18 is all it costs to get regular reassurance, encouragement, advice, tips, links to resources for all things home educating in your letter box; $12 for the e-version. Where else can you get four issues of a magazine for that price?
Let my enthusiasm for home education revitalise you!
My adult children think it was the bees knees to have the freedom to learn in ways that suited their needs, personalities and preferences when they were kids. I am passionate about helping you feel okay, strong and committed to your choice to home educate your children because I want you to experience the same joy I feel now.
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What's in this issue?
- Thoughtful words...
- Stop making excuses: start playing!
- What I learned as a kid by playing games
- Education and Play, Gareth Lewis
- Enhancing Creativity Through Play
- Problems with “Learning Must Be Fun”
- More Learning Through Playing Games
- Gobble Guts Pizza Fraction Game
- Five ways I ‘played’ when I didn’t want to or feel like it
- Role Reversal: An Unexpected Lesson
- Energetic Games
- Focus on Play: links & articles to inspire and encourage you
- A Few Things to Occupy the Kids During the Holidays
- Gun and War Games, Violent Movies and Growing Up
- Choosing Quality Toys
- A Home Educator’s Christmas List
- Top Educational Gifts
- Christmas on My Horizon
- Self Trust and Trust in Others, Sally Lever
- Summer Blog Roll
- Hybrid Education, a growing trend
- Recording: translating life into edu-speak
- Unschooling without interests or passions
- When uncooperative kids drive you crazy
- Ten Tips to Take into Next Year
- A Naturally Structured Education
- Learning with the Little People
- FAQ: Helping Children Concentrate
- Resource Roundup!
- Networks & Camps
- What I am reading...
- Book Review: Love Learn Live, Csilla Tottszer
- Beverley’s Random Musings
- What does marriage mean?
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