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Home Schooling has been an optional thing for us all over the last few months, and some plan to carry on home schooling. I have already made the decision that I will be carrying on home schooling and so i'm really pleased that I have had the opportunity to work with the website Undercover Hippy Bus who kindly sent us lots of resources from their website.
Undercover Hippy bus is a learning resource website which provides worksheets for children. There focus is mostly nature and well being but they also have subjects such as space and geography as well.
I got a choice of all the resources of website and so I downloaded some and got them printed ready to use.
My choices were Animal Nature Study, Plant Nature Study, Solar System Study, Self Awareness Pack, Tree Nature Study, World Explorer Study and an edible plant pack.
I love the choices that they have on their website. A lot of the learning is all about awareness of the things around us which I think are great subjects to learn. Plus with the current problems in the world, the children's mental health pack could be a god send to some people who's children are struggling with the big changes.
Each pack on the website is really fairly priced and starts at £2.99. For £2.99 I am really impressed with the amount of sheets you get. Plus when downloaded you can then print as many as you need. With 3 kids in this household it has been great that I can print 3 of each sheet so then they can all join in. I did find that a lot of the sheets didn't take much ink either.
A lot of the packs can be done from home, with the odd sheet that with the current lock down in place, can't be done. But perfect to save for a later date. The packs are also great for going on walks, with some of them being about looking at the things around you and collecting items.
We took the Tree pack with us on a walk so then we could look at different tree's, bark and also learn about different tree's around us.
We have also been learning a lot about planets and also animals so these 2 packs have been really helpful. There was a great cut and stick activity in the planets one and the kids really enjoyed doing this one. It is great that the packs aren't just boring pen to paper and also include lots of chances to draw and be creative.
I did find that the sheets were all really helpful in different ways. Some we decided to implement our own activities with. For example some of the packs come with useful words which come with pictures. We used these for one activity to talk about Habitats. We stuck the picture into the middle of the paper and named different animals that live in that habitat. The helpful words are also great for helping children describe the nature around them and also help learn to spell those words.
Lily enjoyed doing the Self Awareness Pack and loved writing all about herself. This pack is really nice and creative too and also gets them thinking about what makes them happy.
Over all I would recommend taking a look at the website. I think it could be a really good help towards having to home school at the moment. Plus I think children should be learning all the time so these are going to be great to use over the summer holidays to keep them learning but also entertained.
Plus Undercover Hippy Bus have kindly given someone the chance to win a £25 spend on the website. Enter below on the Gleam app.
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