How have you been coping so far this year with the challenges of homeschooling any little ones in your household? Has it been a joy, a source of constant frustration, or somewhere in-between?
Whatever your own experience of homeschooling has been, it sure seems to be popular. As recently reported by BBC News, a poll of 151 local councils by the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) shows a 38% jump in the number of homeschooled children in England.
Various reasons were apparently cited by parents for their greater tendency to homeschool this year, including fear about COVID-19, although some parents were seemingly inspired to do so by a positive experience having their children home when regular schools closed between March and July.
All in all, the ADCS estimated that as many as 75,668 children were homeschooled on 1st October, a sizeable rise on the 54,656 recorded for the year before.
But of course, homeschooling being a popular course of action hasn’t necessarily made it an easy course of action for a lot of mums and dads. So, what can we do to help here at Puppets By Post?
Get inspired together this winter with our educational book sets
So much of the magic of puppetry has always lied in its simplicity, and you don’t get too many simpler formulas than a beautifully illustrated story book packaged with a puppet or several. And guess what – that’s exactly what you get in our educational book sets!
We stock a wide range of puppet story books featuring stories both familiar and unfamiliar – just the thing for stimulating and charming you and your young one throughout the cold and dark winter months ahead. Indeed, our puppet book sets are a great example of ‘edutainment’ that can help to make homeschooling less stressful and more enjoyable for everyone.
Whether you fancy discovering and telling the tale of Bear and Turtle and the Great Lake Race, David and Goliath, Itchy Bear, Jack and the Beanstalk, Old Macdonald had a farm or any number of other fun stories, we’ve got them all for you at great prices in the Puppets By Post online store.
And with our postage and packaging for UK addresses also being completely free when the customer spends more than £10, story-telling enchantment this festive season doesn’t even have to leave you much out of pocket, either!