Have you ever wondered what a home educating week is like?
Every wondered what a home schooling family is like and what they get up to?
Or, if you’re a home educating family, have you longed for a book that you can share with your little ones that actually has a home educated child as the star?
Later this month there’ll be one to fulfil those briefs!
‘Who’s Not at School’ is a picture book about Little Harry and his family and what they get up to in an ordinary week, from an ordinary swim to some not quite so ordinary experimentation!
Because, actually, that’s what it gets to be like when you’ve home educated for a while – ordinary! And there are so many thousands now, so many who are making such a brilliant job of educating their kids outside of mainstream school, that it’s beginning to seem an ordinary choice to be making. Especially in the light of current political events.
What’s politics got to do with it?
Politics should have nothing to do with our children’s learning, but I have the feeling that the education of our kids is more about political popularity and vote winning than it is about what’s good for a child. And no doubt after the next election there will be even more disruption as another wave of changes hits the system and leaves children and teachers floundering and pressured in their wake.
Home schooling gives parents the opportunity to educate their kids for education’s sake, not for politics’ sake.
You can keep politics out of it and get on with the proper job of learning. Which is probably why so many now choose to do it.
So, who’s not in school? Far more children than you probably realise!
Pop over to the publisher’s site where you can pre-order: http://birdsnestbooks.co.uk/
(And there’s also a home educating story for the grown-ups via my book; ‘A Funny Kind of Education’. It’ll change the way you view education forever!)