View the creative activities we include within our home learning environment. Inclusive of creativity, imagination, and nature.
Here we share our learning journals of the key highlights from each month. These aim to help inspire you with ideas for you to do at home.
A range of fun and colourful printables to support kids between 2-5yrs with their education. Created by us for homeschooling families.
Not all classrooms have four walls.
Our Worldschooling Journey for July. July has been a super month for learning and we have so many days out and activities to share in our journal. This month has consisted of so many adventures involving dinosaurs, animals, bubbles and of course, our dog walks. You...
A visit to the National Space Centre in Leicester is an absolute MUST for anyone within the local area. With so many interactive and educational activities available, plus special events throughout the year, there is little chance for boredom to creep in. The National...
We have taken this month very slowly in terms of ‘traditional schooling’ and really fallen forward with the children dictating when they show an interest in learning. I would prefer a bit more structure from myself, which is something I seriously need to focus on, and...
We LOVE to paint in our house. Well, to be honest, my kids love to do anything that involves getting messy. I have to admit though, we do not paint as much as my kids would probably love to. We aren’t huge fans of mess and, I don’t know how the kids manage to, but the...
I don’t know about you, but my children are very much the outdoorsy crafty type. Anything that allows them to explore, get creative and usually thoroughly messy, is when they are at their most content and happiest. Creating a leaf man combined all of the above,...
As you know, this month our activities focus on the topic of animals from pets through to those found in the jungle. This week we took a trip to a local park farm, Bowthorpe Park Farm and used the Farm Animal Activity Sheet from Sparklebox. (download your free copy...
Why We Choose Worldschooling
Being able to learn through the world around them, not just from a textbook. They can explore old Roman settlements, hike up mountains, collect fossils and rocks from the beach, immerse themselves in different cultures and try local food. All of these experiences can teach them a lesson, whether it’s how they think the Romans lived, what tools did they have, equipment needed for survival up a mountain, how fossils are made and natural erosion process on a beach. The opportunities for learning are endless.
Not every child learns in the same way, at the same pace or have the same interests and strengths. Worldschooling offers our children the ability to learn at a pace that is natural and suitable for them. They aren’t pressured into taking exams, getting certain scores on a test or competing to stand out in a class of 30+ peers.
Within school, learning is segmented into subjects, topics are preplanned and activities are adult led. With Worldschooling, our children have the choice of what they want to learn. They don’t have a limited amount of time to cram in everything they want to know about a topic. They have the freedom to choose, ask questions, explore, create their own activities. We can encourage and support inquisition and curiosity, and for our own children to use their initiative and experiences to find the answers with guidance whilst they are still young.
Children learn the most through play. So why not give them the world as their playground. Let them soak up every smell, taste, vision, sound and texture they possibly can from the world around them. Worldschooling means that no matter where we are, there will always be something new for them to learn or experience. They can explore the outdoors or develop new skills inside from cooking, building campfires, role playing and gardening. There is no limit to what or how they can learn other than our imagination.
I have heard it so many times before where children are taught x y z maths equations and topics, but can’t tell the time or know how to make a simple omelette for themselves. We can teach our children skills that will set them up for life. We can teach how to cook a healthy meal from scratch, how to purchase a train ticket, how to budget and manage their finances, entrepreneurship and starting a business doing something they love. There is so much more to life than trigonometry.
Worldschooling provides us the opportunity as a family to spend even more time with one another. Time is limited with our children. We only have 18 summers together until they become adults. We want to spend as much of that time with them as possible. Sending them to school means that from the age of 4-18, they are away for 6 hours a day, 5 days a week – if not more! Learning together, we get to share and experience all adventures as a family. We can learn from each other, be creative in our approach to new and exciting topics. We get to go on this huge adventure as a family and create memories for them to keep for the rest of their lives.