Like many parents new to home education, at first, I created a lovely colour-coded timetable, the kind of thing you’d be given at school.

It didn’t take long to realise that the kind of kids and families who are better suited to home education aren’t always so great at sticking to schedules.

The beauty of home education is the freedom and flexibility to go with the flow.

Our structure now simply consists of lists of ideas for activities for each of the Five Ways to Wellbeing. These have been proven to be the key ingredients we need to feel happy and healthy.

So long as we do something from each section, we’ve done enough for the day.

👫 Connect: visit, phone, or write to a grandparent
🤸‍♂️ Be Active: go swimming or for a walk
🌳 Take Notice: watch the sun set or do some stargazing
👩‍🏫 Keep Learning: read a non-fiction book or watch a documentary
🎁 Give: do a litter pick on our street or wash the car

How do you look after your wellbeing?