Title: School is not compulsory (The essential introduction to home-based education)
Editor: Education Otherwise
Publisher: Education Otherwise
ISBN: 0952170337 (buy on Amazon)
A useful guide from the UK’s primary home education organisation, lots of useful tips about the law etc rather than suggestions for actually doing it (though some of those too). Definitely useful to get again when Linnea is “school age” – ie the first school start date after her fifth birthday, which I think is 01 September 2009. She’ll be 5 years and 4 months then, so they’ll start teaching her to count to ten and learn her ABCs. I can’t see that, somehow. It seems very unlikely.
New word: Pwing (swing) and now she pronounces horse correctly, H and all (English R, but never mind). She’s working on teeth, mouth, and flower, too, but not there yet. And she has a word for breastmilk – Thass. I have no idea where it came from – perhaps “Oh, that’s what you want, is it?!”
(Home education: get up, tidy house, wash dishes, cook dinner – you’ve done “domestic science” and probably maths. Go shopping – maths and reading comprehension and all sorts. These books are really changing the way I look at my day. It’s very funny to suddenly think “… and that’s geography!” when I’ve looked up a train timetable or something.)