Why unschooling doesn’t mean uneducated

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There was recently an article in the Daily Mail regarding a mother who ‘unschooled’ her children which had its commenters up in arms over how her children would grow up to be unbalanced, unsocialised, uneducated and unemployable.

Unschooling is not, as the article said, a new concept. It has been around for many years and is simply a way of educating a child by focussing on their interests – or even on what they are interested in today. With no set …

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Sesame Street+Simpsons=Great maths game?

Nomnoms: Math Universe

Maybe that doesn’t quite add up but, then, I haven’t played Nomnoms: Math Universe. The educational game for Apple devices is due out on December 15th and helps teach addition, subtraction, multiplication and divison, through the tried and tested method of guiding a spaceship through the cosmos!

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Watch a kid assemble a computer in minutes

Since its launch in 2012, the Raspberry Pi stole our hearts at Quibly, captured our community’s imagination and sparked a renewed love of DIY learning and getting under the bonnet to find out how stuff works.

Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google was so taken with Pis (and so horrified by the lack of computer programming currently being taught) that he donated a barrel load of them to British schools.

Raspberry Pi is now one of the most talked about products on Quibly and one …

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Study The Simpsons to get an A in maths

Thanks to a writing team of geeks, maths PhDs and number wonks, The Simpsons is chock-loaded with mathematical jokes. In fact, if maths is a struggle for your kid, here are a few episodes that could help. Plus some bonus Christmas present suggestions that make maths almost as much fun as watching cartoons.

Want to understand Fermat’s Last Theorem? 

If n is a whole number that is higher than 2, then the equation Xn + Yn …

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The Robo-Boogie competition – yeah, that’s right, dancing robots!

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By Laura Celada

 If your children like programming and love robots as much as you do, they don’t want to miss the Robo-Boogie competition launched by Code Club. The organisation, which provides volunteer-led after school coding lessons for 9-11-year-olds, has teamed up with Samsung to search for Britain’s young coding talent.

Using a simple web app created by Code Club, pupils will be able to make their own dancing robot with a selection of musical styles and dance moves …

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Pokemon Sex Ed: Don’t catch them at all

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Well here’s a method of sex education that would have been super effective when I was at school (or at least would’ve made everyone less giggly and embarrassed): a Redditor shared photos of the school they attend which has a sex ed display based around Pokemon.

A tad more appealing than seeing a teacher roll a condom down a banana, the stand includes Pokemon cards of monsters I’m not familiar with – maybe they’re from the later games – with names like …

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Booktime! Time for books!

Image credit: Booktime

Exciting! Fun! Wow! Sorry, I’ll calm down now. I just like books. That’s mostly down to my parents helping (read: forcing

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me, for my own good) down a road of reading that became a lifetime habit, even with the distractions of TV and my Game Boy. Imagine how difficult it is for books to win out of all the other cool stuff kids have now! That’s where Booktime comes in.

Now in its eight year, the organisation comes with …

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