The case for home-school: family, 26 September 2007, Channel 4 News, London, UK
When our first child Christopher came along in 1985 we started off by learning through fun and games. Chris learned about maths by counting the studs on the Lego he built, by measuring out dinosaurs, baking dinosaur biscuits, weighing and measuring ingredients, and working out the volume of cake tins needed instead of writing out dry maths problems in a book.
Meredith who was born in 1995 has also been educated at home, following her interests, which are completely different from her brother’s.
She spends much of her time meeting with her friends for drama, swimming, skating and other activities. She is sociable and confident with people of all ages, recently meeting a Japanese lady at a car boot sale and persuading her to come once per week for a conversational Japanese lesson.
We have a wonderful time, living our lives together and learning together.
We have learned at least as much as the children and being together so much has given us all a very close bond. Our kids have grown up knowledgeable, successful, supremely happy and confident – what more could we ever have wanted for them?
posted by Valerie