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NEW - Australian Backyard Explorer

NEW - Australian Backyard Explorer

4 December 2019

This Core has been 9 months in the making and a group of 7 kids from 5 families (aged 11-15) have road tested these activities as we've written them. Learn about Australia's explorers and how to be an explorer your own backyard. Learn how to find water and food, collect and classify plants, make a shelter - and stay alive if you are out in the bush. This Core Program takes you on a journey of exploration in a beautifully integrated way. Create an explorer's boardgame, learn to preserve food and to recognise bush tucker. Practice nature journaling skills and navigation. Make a plant press, a water filter, a thermal water bottle cover, and much more! Enjoy!


Nature Study and How To Start

Nature Study and How To Start

20 November 2019

Nature Study is a great way to get outdoors, but knowing how to start can be overwhelming. We've recently found some great tips to answer this question with ideas for different ages.

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NEW!! Creative Spelling Level 3

NEW!! Creative Spelling Level 3

14 November 2019

Meet the Spelling Pirates! Scary Mary will be after your hair, Large Carl is out star-gazing, Revere Beard will entertain you with his Sea Shanty and Joyful Moira is collecting golden coins, so watch your wallet carefully!  We invite you to join us for adventures on the high seas of spelling, and to finish up, you will create a Word Search for us to publish into Creative Spelling Level 3 for others to search for the hidden treasure. Creative Spelling is unlike any other spelling program you've ever tried!


10 Things To Connect With Kids

10 Things To Connect With Kids

10 November 2019

Connecting with your kids can be hard! See below for our list of 10 things you can do RIGHT NOW to connect.

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Can I Homeschool In Australia?

Can I Homeschool In Australia?

8 November 2019

One of the most common questions I am asked is "can I homeschool my child in Australia". After a resounding "yes" there are often more questions about why parents homeschool, what is homeschool, how to register and can I actually do this....

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Creating a Homeschool Plan

Creating a Homeschool Plan

3 November 2019

Some people don't need a plan. They are happy to go with the flow, do what comes and that suits them and their family. Other families do need a plan. I like lists, and I like ticking things off so a plan works for me. If you need a homeschool plan it is easy to create your own. Read more below for how you can create one easily...

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NEW CORE! The Little Yellow Digger

NEW CORE! The Little Yellow Digger

4 October 2019

Do you have a young boy who is obsessed with Diggers? Then this is the core for you! Our "The Little Yellow Digger" core packs sensory experiences, art and drawing activities alongside English language study incorporating an introduction to Write in Colour. You will design and create our own toy digger, as big as you like, make edible mud pies, play games with friends and retell the story with story stones. Plan to visit the library and discover how to find information and enjoy as many digger books as you can find. Truly one of our favourite picture books, we have loved planning and perfecting this core specifically for the youngest homeschoolers, and with active boys in mind.


Writing Skills Matter

Writing Skills Matter

21 September 2019

Cheryl is excited about the fabulous progress her daughter is making! She says...

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Gum Tree Gully

Gum Tree Gully

10 August 2019 | NEW CORE PROGRAM!

The Bible is God's love letter to His world. This allegory is integrated with art to engage and personalise this timeless and important word. Copywork allows your child to sample new words and ideas and to develop their handwriting and spelling skills in a gentle way.


Angela is achieving things she never thought possible...

Angela is achieving things she never thought possible...

23 July 2019

She was struggling to write...and guess what she's done now!

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NEW!! The Magician's Nephew Literature Unit

NEW!! The Magician's Nephew Literature Unit

8 July 2019

"Make your choice, adventurous Stranger; Strike the bell and bide the danger, Or wonder, till it drives you mad, What would have followed if you had." Curious?

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The Waterhole with our very own OT!

The Waterhole with our very own OT!

8 July 2019

What's so special about our newest Core Program for the youngest homeschoolers?

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WANGAT FAMILY CAMP

WANGAT FAMILY CAMP

29 May 2019

Would like to meet other Simply Homeschool parents?

Do your kids want to meet other Simply Homeschool kids?

Would you like to take nature-based learning to a new level? 

YES? 

Then this is an experience you cannot miss!

Spend four days at Wangat with us, immersed in bush crafts such as making rope from natural materials, building shelters and meandering bush walks that include history, bush tucker and ecology.

Share stories, play spotlight and go frogging...  

Join us as we forge new friendships and take time out from everyday life in this very special place.

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Homeschool Electives

Homeschool Electives

28 May 2019

Would you like to give your teens time to pursue their dreams?

How to Simply Homeschool High School Electives with real life to create life-long skills! https://vimeo.com/338806088 


The Importance Of Just Good Books

The Importance Of Just Good Books

21 May 2019

Shared reading is one of the best gifts you can give your children to enrich their education. As you sit together, read together and discuss ideas and thoughts together, you build relationships, grow a love of literature, and create a space for discovering a world of ideas.

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Creative Phonics 1.2 is now LIVE!

Creative Phonics 1.2 is now LIVE!

9 April 2019

Creative Phonics 1.2 is our second exciting Phonics Core! Based on another 4 well-loved Dr Seuss's books this Core includes everything you need for fun and learning to read! Learn the next set of single sounds, practice phonemic awareness, use grammar to develop writing skills and practice Rhyming with our Rhyme Cards. Work towards excellent spelling skills. Make ice cream, grow herbs, organise a Celebration and explore your Family Tree. Parents - learn how to tell your kids to do their chores using sign language! Add in some Grammar, Handwriting, Science  Research and a movie night. Your kids will be begging to do school and all the way through they will be developing fabulous phonics skills through rhyming, blending and soundcard spelling!


How To Make Your Canberra Homeschool Trip Fabulous

How To Make Your Canberra Homeschool Trip Fabulous

26 March 2019

Last week we were in Canberra with Ruth (our fabulous editor!) working on our new Simply Homeschool Civics and Citizenship Core Program.  We visited so many amazing attractions and we're still not sure how we fitted so much into our week! We share with you our top 5 tips for making your Canberra Homeschool Trip fabulous...

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New Homeschool Maths for Year 3!

New Homeschool Maths for Year 3!

25 March 2019

Build a tent to accommodate 9,999 squares, play bingo with your times-tables using winning strategies, play battleships and mastermind, make fraction pizzas, cook rice, conserve water, analyse your family garbage, go food shopping, play with mirrors, study climate, make patterns with Lego, explore artistic symmetry, read about Sir Cumference's Birthday Party, and explore 3D Shapes in an Ancient Egyptian Pyramid. Then call it all Maths for Year 3!

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Food Tech and Everything!

Food Tech and Everything!

11 February 2019

This High School Core Program is designed to cover the Life Skills Syllabus for years 7-10 in one simple Core. It is perfect for any child and our program is written with kids who might be struggling in mind. AHD, dyslexia, slow processing speed or other challenges can make it hard to find the perfect core program but this is it! With 100 lessons you are covered...

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Fair Dinkum Histories on a Fair Dinkum Special!

Fair Dinkum Histories on a Fair Dinkum Special!

5 February 2019

Apply for a Homeschool Account with Scholastic Australia now!!

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