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If there was a school like this, I would seriously consider Petra attending!

This place looks AMAZING! I’m sorry I can’t reblog it, you will have to click on here to read more about it. I get so much hassle about not sending (just) 4 year old Petra to school but I have … Continue reading

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A warm welcome to my first readers from Egypt! I’m afraid I don’t know who you are, but I hope you can stay awhile!

Don’t feel shy! Please always feel free to post comments on any of the days you read, however old they are. If you are reading posts on the homepage, you will can see at the bottom of the post, in … Continue reading

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Day 22 of Homeschooling in the Middle East – A Day Full of New Books! What a perfect day!

My husband is home sick today. I took advantage of this, I’m afraid to say, and went for my precious one hour’s walk around the compound (so good for body AND soul). I’ve missed doing my walk a few times … Continue reading

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Day 21 of Homeschooling in the Middle East – ‘But to go to school on a summer morn/O! it drives all joy away…The little ones spend the day, In sighing and dismay.’

Today has been a beautiful day in Bahrain. We have few days here which are warm but not humid with a pleasant breeze. It seems to go from too cold to too hot all of a sudden! Edward had done … Continue reading

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Day 20 of Homeschooling in the Middle East – Maths is like exercise – boring but beneficial or can it really be something anyone can be taught to love?

The kids and I had an awesome morning today, visiting our first ‘proper’ homeschooling family in Bahrain. By proper I mean a family that homeschools kids older than 5! They are delightful and we learned a lot from them. They … Continue reading

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Day 19 of Homeschooling in the Middle East – How much forcing do kids need, for their own benefit, if any? Will they ultimately thrive (‘Tiger Mother’ stuff?) or die inside?

I’m still reading, and very much enjoying, Ricci’s book ‘The Willed Curriculum, Unschooling, and Self-Direction’. He quotes from someone called Thomas Moore, “An educated person is someone whose innate being has been led out, enticed and appreciated. Education is not … Continue reading

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Day 18 of Homeschooling in the Middle East – What does our day look like? I’m not sure yet!

Although I believe unschooling is the right way to educate my kids at home, I don’t know quite how this looks like with a 7 year old. I’m too afraid of educational neglect! I don’t know enough about it, I … Continue reading

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Day 17 of Homeschooling in the Middle East – Music in Education continued…

This month will be a great time to be homeschooling in Bahrain, because we have a ‘Spring of Culture’ month. And at home we’ll be having music and performance month to capitalize on all the great musicians and entertainers coming … Continue reading

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Day 16 of Homeschooling in the Middle East – The Importance of Music

The kids and I joined dear friends this evening and saw a fantastic concert, ‘Dan Zanes and Friends’. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Zanes Dan is from the U.S. and his ‘friends’ included a Palestinian on the Oud which was magical. It absolutely rocked! I … Continue reading

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Day 15 of Homeschooling in the Middle East – The challenges of home educating in Bahrain, or anywhere in the Gulf

It’s my birthday today so a short post! Writing a short post and having an early night is my treat to myself 😉 since the day has been about ‘celebrating’ my birthday the way the kids think I should i.e. … Continue reading

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