Mulberry Magazine Issue 4

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Issue Four features some amazing stories… 

“Homeschooling feels like freedom!”

Meet the family who took the plunge and finally decided to start homeschooling this year. If you’re just starting out or still ‘on the fence’, this article might be that bit of encouragement you need to make the leap.

The language of learning

Education consultant Roy Meredith unpacks the importance of understanding your child’s context, input and processing preferences and how you can capitalise on these to help learning come alive for them.

Home educating with autism

What does it look like to homeschool when traditional schooling just doesn’t fit your life? Meet Leah Kua, who discusses the challenges and great joys of homeschooling her two girls in the NSW Blue Mountains.

Can I afford to homeschool my kids?

Worried that there might a stack of hidden costs in home schooling? Homeschool author and speaker Beverley Paine digs into the costs associated with a homeschooling life and how you can shop smart and save.

All this and more inside the digital pages of issue 4.

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Issue Four features some amazing stories… 

“Homeschooling feels like freedom!”

Meet the family who took the plunge and finally decided to start homeschooling this year. If you’re just starting out or still ‘on the fence’, this article might be that bit of encouragement you need to make the leap.

“If someone had told me 12 months ago that we would be homeschooling this year I would never have believed it. But life has a funny way of unfolding and once my mind opened to another way of living and learning, it was hard to shake the idea.”


The language of learning

Education consultant Roy Meredith unpacks the importance of understanding your child’s context, input and processing preferences and how you can capitalise on these to help learning come alive for them.

“Have you ever seen a child so frustrated by learning that they dig in their heels and refuse to cooperate? It’s very rarely the case that this child dislikes learning or is ‘slow’, and far more likely because the mode, length or style of instruction isn’t speaking to them. It’s like a foreign language.”

Home educating with autism

What does it look like to homeschool when traditional schooling just doesn’t fit your life? Meet Leah Kua, who discusses the challenges and great joys of homeschooling her two girls in the NSW Blue Mountains.

“When Zoe was about three years old she was diagnosed with autism. We spent so much time trying to find the best environment for her… None of them were miserable failures, but none seemed to be the perfect fit either. The more we talked about Zoe’s unique interests and needs, we realised that no one would be more committed to helping her become all she could be than we were.”

 


Can I afford to homeschool my kids?

Worried that there might a stack of hidden costs in home schooling? Homeschool author and speaker Beverley Paine digs into the costs associated with a homeschooling life and how you can shop smart and save.

“The good news is that children really need time more than learning resources or materials… Remember that you don’t have to buy new: scrounge around for secondhand bargains or freebies. Perhaps you borrow materials from the library rather than purchasing them? Make resources instead of buying them.”


And that’s not all!

Here’s some other stuff we’ve packed in there for you:

  •  The Montessori way: explaining the Montessori method in a homeschooling context
  • This is how we learn: meet the Australian mum travelling the country and documenting the lives of unschoolers in photographs
  • Rhythmic homesteading: a look into the home educating philosophy of an eclectic off-the-grid family from the Sunshine Coast, QLD
  • Making science simple: 5 easy science experiments you can do in your kitchen
  • A true homeschool expert: we chat with 11-year-old Malia
  • Mulberry young writers are back with some talented, reflective pieces about pets, peacocks and environmental awareness.
  • Fill your well first: finding time for you among the chaos of homeschooling life
  • Healthy recipe: three breakfast smoothie bowls
  • Homeschool co-op: we feature ‘Natured Kids’ from Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula
  • What we’re loving: reviews of a brand new ethics podcast for kids and a mindfulness app.
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