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Worldwide GIVEAWAY

The first Worldwide Giveaway by HQ!

How exciting!!!

We are giving away the goat set of Goldie Blox Engineering concept.

All you need to do is to like and share.

Facebook post and page or IG follow and repost.

You can find our review of CAT NOOK on the Blog tomorrow.

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Winners will be announced on 24th of December for a 2018 delivery.

Make sure you enter and you too will get hooked on Goldie Blox.

#giveaway #homeschooling

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Girls can be engineers too! Goldie Blox review.

The perception of what girls are capable of is changing.

Us women , we can change the world and we will. We have the responsibility to future generations to raise empowered, confident young women who are not afraid to stand their grounds and are capable of anything.

My daughter will change the world. How do I know that? Because she is amazing and she can do whenever she wants if she put her mind and efforts to it.

She will achieve anything she dreams of , and we will make sure to support her in any ventures she imagines.

Last week her brother and her got in a bit of an argument, the subject was “engineering”.

My 5 year old stood her ground strong, she demanded apologies from her older sibling and a written confirmation that in fact GIRLS can be engineers too!

This natural exchange of very passionate words from my children sparked a discussion which we all participated in. Discussions became a very important part of our homeschooling journey.  It enables my children to express their point of view, sometimes we don’t agree with each other but its a part of the journey of self acceptance and confidence building.

Well anyway, this post was going to be about something I cam across a while ago. I was debating buying it but thought it was a bit pricey. Anyway I ended up ordering one of the sets of Goldie Blox on Amazon as it was on offer.  £8 down from £19. Bargain. And since then we have ordered all the remaining sets and they are worth every penny.

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This is not a toy, this is a real thinking machine. The sets are adorable, they come with full instruction in a form of a booklet and little figures.  Each set has a different engineering concept. The first one we bought was the Hinge, simple concept but so fun to do!

We absolutely fell in love with Goldie Blox, the company has made great videos and apps for kids ( aimed at girls but my son is crazy about it)

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The set is of great quality. Its not a cheap plastic , its a fantastic hardcore plastic which will last for a long time.

The instruction booklet tells you a story about Goldie and what she will build. The brilliant thing is that it gives you other ideas as what you can make out of this set.

In this set Goldie Blox builds a dunking machine for her Dog Nacho, the booklet takes you to a fun fair with rides and stalls. Its really fun!

The concept is simple and the instructions are easy to follow for children to work as independent as possible. This is a fantastic STEM activity, which encourages imagination, mistakes can be made and easily corrected with the right outcome.

My kids had an absolute blast with Goldie Blox.

Their Website is full of videos and helpful tips . https://www.goldieblox.com

Check out the video of completed Goldie Blox Machine!

 

Only £.8.94 on Amazon, great Christmas Present. Click the picture!

If you want to check out the Goldie Blox Dunk Tank you can buy it on Amazon for a limited time for the best price of £8.94

Just click on the image and follow the link. ( I get a tiny cut of the price from Amazon Associates links, you pay the best price and at the same time you feed my coffee addiction. )

They also have a series of great books witch follow adventures of Goldie Blox, they are on our Christmas list!

 This series of resources and books is a fantastic opportunity for girls ( and boys) of ages 5-10 to develop skills needed in the future to became designers, engineers and inventors! I’m so glad someone finally stood up for us girls and made a series of resources aimed at young girls who want to achieve their dreams.

Love and Light xxx

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Plenty of Jelly fish in the Ocean. Underwater unit study

My kids has been nagging me to buy them a pet.  As much as they knew this wasn’t possible due to our frequent travels and the fact we have none we could give the pet to look after.

They begged for a gold fish or a hamster and as much as I wanted to buy them one I just couldn’t.

That week we decided to study underwater ocean life. Subject that is never ending due to wonders of the amazing aquatic life we are lucky to have on our planet.

Our amazing journey started with the amazing poster we received free from Open University. If you are in the UK then register with OU to receive this amazing Blue Planet poster

free poster

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Its lovely and detailed.

We picked jelly fish as our creature to study in depth. What an amazing experience it was.

The kids absolutely loved it.

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First task was to paint a jelly fish , the younger one choose to do a big jelly fish one the older one choose to do a tiny detailed jelly fish with his acrylic paints.  He became a fan of painting tiny miniature creatures which are absolutely adorable.

Next task was just amazing! We had “real” jelly fish to observe. It was really a plastic jelly fish but it looked so realistic!! We sat there memorised!

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You must agree they look fantastic . It was a bit tricky to set up and I had followed the instruction but kept getting it wrong so I read some tips from other people and finally managed to get them swimming in life like motion.

Watch our video!!

The kids were happy as they now had their own jelly fish pet. A win win situation. Doesn’t need feeding and simply you can turn of the button!

We studied the look of the body and we discussed the way it moves. We also researched how they catch prey. BBC now streams the BLUE PLANET 2 on the player and we watched the episode called ” The DEEP” which was amazing !! Thanks BBC!

find blue planet HERE

This unit study was one of the most interesting ones we have ever done. The children were very excited and they really engaged in the subject. Simple tasks and simple discussions covered the subject in depth and we had so much fun too!

If you want to buy the Jelly Fish follow the link below!

You pay best price found on amazon and it keeps my coffee addiction going!

Love and light xxx

 

 

  Click on the picture to buy the jelly fish !

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Autumn Art

Summer has ended.

The weather has changed, its getting colder and the sky is rarely blue…

But we love Autumn, its the transition between summer and winter. The time for reflection and thinking about ending and new beginnings.

Autumn art is one of the best ways to preserve the lovely memories.

Our project this season was leaf painting. We painted them using these lovely acrylic paints. They have vibrant colours and they last forever. I will do a separate post on paints as it has taken me a long time to find paint we were happy with.

These are best paints we came across in a long time.

( click the picture if you want to see them on amazon).

We also bought the metallic ones which are really good and cover really well.

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The leaves turned amazing! We made a few and then stuck them onto a black card to display. Why black? Because it brings up the colour of the painted leaves.

The children had a blast and I enjoyed making them as well. Have fun and maybe you can make them too!

 

Love and light xxx

 

 

Well, what can I say…. I’m obsessed with washi tape and this one is just the most adorable!! £12.99 for 24 making it only 0.50p per roll. Bargain!

Autumn themed card stock. We use this card stock a lot, its a very good quality and the colours fit in Autumn these perfectly. Good value for money as only £5.99 on Amazon.


Amazing colouring book, loved by both adults and children. Only £2.99 on amazon!

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X rays explained

I think my daughter will be a vet. She is the biggest animal lover there is, no matter what animal she love it, and wants to learn about it.  Our subject today was X-rays, after watching a You Tube video and trying to sort of explain to my very confused 5 year old who had no idea about what radiation is…

Finding a hands on activity was our best option. I managed to get my hand of the printable X ray set ( thanks Pinterest). You can find it here It was designed to work with a light box, guess what we had none, but guess again , we had a large window and lots of sun!

 

 

 

 

 

It was a lot of fun for my little one . She also gave me an idea and we laminated them so she can use them in her vet pretend play!

Below is some products we used in studying this unit.

If you click on it I will get a tiny cut to keep my coffee addiction going.

Love and light xxx

 

 

 

  Vet set with x rays! Its a lot of fun! Great xmas present.

 

  You can buy actual print outs of actual X-rays!! Awesome!

  We love this book, its so colourful and so cleverly done. Now on offer on Amazon!