When I saw the stunning new Christmas stocking pages I immediately thought of ways we could use them to help learning number bonds.
Activity Village staff and friends share ideas for how our resources can be used for learning at home, crafts with your own children, or group craft activities. There is lots of inspiration here, so make yourself a big cup of tea, grab a biscuit or two and explore...
Making our own Christmas cards has become a bit of a family tradition. We have been doing it since the kids were very young and could only just scribble. They have always loved being involved and enjoyed giving out or posting the cards that they made.
I will start this post with an apology to my local Tesco, who very kindly let me use their community room for one of our home education groups - I am very, very sorry about the glitter! The mess we made at this session truly was mindboggling.
I have spent the morning looking back over old photos for pictures to include in this post, and it's making me feel very nostalgic and Christmassy.
We have been using some of the Ordinal Number printouts with my youngest so I thought I would share our favourite ones and the ways in which we have used them.
As many of you know, besides being at Lindsay's beck and call for Activity Village and running various children's group activities (my usual blogging focus), I am mum to two boys - Jack, 15, and Sam, who by the time you read this will be 12 year
I normally write for Activity Village about a group I run; however, for complicated reasons (turning up at the room we hire to find all the tables vanished - try running a craft group without tables!) I was a bit distracted and completely forgot to take
In today's guest post, Shelly explains how she has been using our Fact Family Mats with her children to learn simple fact families up to 10 as well as look at bigger numbers, times tables, fractions and decimals.
One of the most important things with learning maths is that the kids need to practise the basic sums over and over again. And, let’s be honest, maths practice can be a bit boring - and boring often means the kids are not that keen to practise!
It definitely feels like autumn in the UK this week. Colder, wetter weather calls for cosy crafts and they don't get much cosier than weaving!