Teaching Tips

How to teach sounding out of 3 letter words (CVC words)

How to teach sounding out of 3 letter words (CVC words)

Has your child just learnt all their alphabet sounds? Are you wondering where to go next? Well the next steps are blending those sounds together to read or write short words. These short 3-lettered words are known as CVC words as they are typically made […]

5 Easy Tips on teaching Tricky Words at home + Free Printable!

5 Easy Tips on teaching Tricky Words at home + Free Printable!

Are you homeschooling or following up your 4-6 year old child’s learning at home? Do you find there are some words they find difficult to read or spell? These are tricky words! They are tricky because most of the time we cannot phonetically spell them […]

How to teach sentence writing to your child!

How to teach sentence writing to your child!

Are you homeschooling and excited your child now knows their sounds, can write the letters and is even an early reader? What’s next? Writing! Writing is the next step. As part of our Tuesday Teaching Tips series, we present our video below focusing on how […]

How to teach Phase 3 Phonics at home (free teaching resource)

How to teach Phase 3 Phonics at home (free teaching resource)

Are you struggling to teach phonics at home? Read this post to find out how you can teach phonics Phase 3 at home and sign up to receive your free teaching aid.     What is Phase 3 Phonics? Homeschooling mamas must see these words […]

Tuesday Teaching Tips – Your free weekly teaching tips!

Tuesday Teaching Tips – Your free weekly teaching tips!

Are you homeschooling or following up your child’s learning at home? Follow our Tuesday Teaching Tips Series for short ideas for phonics and writing and more. Here’s our story… On a very spontaneous thought we started a series (although I was thinking about doing something […]

15 effective letter formation techniques for 3-4 year olds!

15 effective letter formation techniques for 3-4 year olds!

Are you homeschooling and wondering how to go about starting or improving your child’s handwriting or letter formation? Do you just want to help your child reach their full potential by giving them a head start from home? As a former Primary School Teacher turned […]

Top 10 Homeschooling Tips from 2017

Top 10 Homeschooling Tips from 2017

Our Top 10 Homeschooling Tips from 2017 come from our experience of what we did, what worked and what didn’t and how we hope to do it better next year. So here’s my Top 10 tips for Homeschooling from 2017!   1.Have a Plan of what […]

How I taught my child to read!

How I taught my child to read!

One of my greatest homeschooling achievements to date is seeing my 4.5 year old get excited about reading. Ok yes, seeing her able to sound out and attempt to read her level 1 and 2 Biff and Chip books is exciting too. But, it’s seeing […]