National Geographic™ Kits #ad

For our final post as ambassadors for the National Geographic™ STEM educational kits from Bandai we were sent two more full dig kits (Gemstone and Shark Tooth) and the the National Geographic™ Ultimate Play Sand. We have previously reviewed their Dig Kits (Dino Fossil and Real Bug) and Mini Dig Kits (Shark, Dino Poop and Treasure); … Read more

National Geographic Geodes

National Geographic STEM Geodes kit

As part of the boys’ home education they learned about Geodes with the National Geographic STEM kids from Bandai. Hands-on learning is more effective than just being told things, or just reading, and that is why I was thrilled to be invited to be an ambassador: I previously wrote about their Dig Kits. Geodes are … Read more

National Geographic™ STEM Dig Kits Review

National Geographic™ STEM Bug Dig Kit box outside

We have been asked to be ambassadors for the National Geographic™ STEM educational kits from Bandai, which are a range of experiment-based discoveries that will appeal to both boys and girls. I feel that STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) are really important for our children to learn about – but they can also … Read more

Carlton Kids STEM Activity Books

Carlton Kids STEM Activity Books

People learn all different ways and the beauty of home education is that you can find what works for the individual. Personally one of the ways I find best to learn is through the use of books because I can do things in my own time. What I really love is books that make education … Read more

Gravitrax Add-Ons

Gravitrax Add-Ons catapult

You may remember the boys having lots of fun learning with the Gravitrax track system from Ravensburger. Well the track can be extended indefinitely with extra track packs and add-ons – which are each sold separately (with sets costing £9.99 or £19.99). There is a Trax Extension Pack, Building Extension Pack, Action Catapult Add-on, Action … Read more

GraviTrax Starter Set Review


The beauty of home education is that you can focus on the individual’s interests in a way that captures their learning style best. For us STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and fun are definitely the best ways to capture both the boys’ interest. They love visual resources that they can adapt to release their … Read more

Home Education Week After I came back from Italy

forest school making a catapult

The week began on a Wednesday because I had been in Milan celebrating my 15th wedding anniversary with my husband and the boys had been with his parents. I picked them up and took them straight to the home education session at the library. This time it was about Medieval – which is good to … Read more