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Practical Homeschooling Booklets

Educational and Life-Skills Games

Children learn better when they use their whole bodies and all of their senses. Learning from books can be tedious for many students and can easily become a daily chore that is met with reluctance. No matter what your style of homeschooling this range of inexpensive booklets will enhance your children's learning through play. Revisit some of your favourite childhood games with any of these booklets.

Bring back the challenge and excitement to learning by supplementing study periods in each subject area with Kathi Wyldeck's educational and life skill games. These provide a natural and enjoyable way to learn while doing what children do best - play!

Let's Play Together
Traditional Children's Games

by Beverley Paine

A collection of remembered and shared traditional children's games with introduction. Great for children's parties, homeschooling get-togethers and celebrations, or for playing with your children at home. Relive some of your happiest childhood moments with this collection of favourite fun games as you help your children develop a wide range of educational and physical skills! 2005

ISBN 1876651156 A5 stapled, 80g, 52 pages

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Kathi Wyldeck's very practical Educational and Lifeskills Games Booklets draw on her extensive educational experience with children.

This series of seven booklets offer easy to play games that are active and fun, and are designed to consolidate academic learning across all curriculum subjects.
Although aimed at primary to junior secondary level, most games can be played at levels suitable for the individual player's age group and ability. Parents can easily modify the activities to incorporate additional learning to suit each child.

Use the games to launch unit studies or spark interest in particular topics, or to reinforce interest, increase knowledge or consolidate previous learning.
Subjects covered in the booklets include: Mathematics, English, Music, History, Geography, German, French and Latin, Citizenship, Personal Growth and Health, Art, Technology, Science and Environment.

Paperback, 32 + pages, 148mm x 210mm.

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Physical and Mental Games for Families Book One
Fast Games and Quiet Games
ISBN 1876651385, 70g

Physical and Mental Games for Families Book Two
Outdoor, Campfire, Water and Theme Games
ISBN 1876651369, 70g

Educational Games for Families Book One
Maths, English, Music and Art
ISBN 1876651350, 70g

Educational Games for Families Book Two
ISBN 1876651342, 70g

Educational Games for Families Book Three
History Geography, French, German and Latin
ISBN 1876651407, 70g

Life Skill Games for Families Book One
Estimation, First Aid, Health, Tracking, Safety, Knotting and Navigation
ISBN 1876651377, 70g

Life Skill Games for Families Book Two
Character Building, Handcraft, Aussie Flags and Emblems, Discovery, Nature and Conservation, Cooking, Self Expression, Tools and Construction
ISBN 1876651393, 70g

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Kathi Wyldeck lives in Sydney , Australia . She has had broad experience in both the arts and sciences, working at hospitals and universities as a biological technician in clinical endocrinology and molecular genetics research, and more recently as an English tutor and author of five grammar books. As a mother of three active boys, she has spent a decade as a Cub Scout Leader, organising games programmes for groups of energetic children, as well as home-schooling her third child. She runs a website of games and learning activities at , which she updates each week. Kathi regards the fun and games involved in rearing and educating her own children, her Cubs and her English pupils as one of the highlights of her life.

Other Books Published by Kathi:

  • All You Need to Know About Grammar, (Excel Essential Skills for Grades 5-10), Pascal Press , Australia , 2003
  • Everyday Spelling and Grammar , (Blake's Go-Guides), Pascal Press , Australia , 2003
  • English for Everyone, Books 1 &2 , , U.S.A. , 2007
  • Grammar & Vocabulary Games for Children , , U.S.A. , 2007
  • Games for Fun, Fitness and Learning , , U.S.A. , 2008
  • How to Write an Essay , , U.S.A. , 2008



April Jermey took over the reins of Always Learning Books from hr mother, Beverley Paine, in 2011. A stay-at-home part-time working mum of two young children, April experienced a mix of education, including homeschooling, unschooling, part-time attendance at school, completing her high school certificate at school. She supports the right of families to choose the education that best meets the needs of their children.

Beverley Paine home educated her three children, now all adults, between 1985 and 2004. An active volunteer supporting and promoting education choice for families for over two decades her legacy continues in her books and articles.


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About Home Education

Home education is a legal alternative to school education in Australia. State and territory governments are responsible for regulating home education and have different registration requirements, however homeschooling families are able, and encouraged, to develop curriculum and learning programs to suit the educational and developmental needs of their individual children. For more information visit:

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About us: When you order, you deal with a real living person who is familiar with the products we sell. This is a small mum and daughter family business, the books we write and sell are based on personal lived experience. We understand our subject, having built empathy and understanding of the needs of home educating families over 30 years of volunteering and advocacy in the homeschooling and unschooling community. Our aim is to encourage you on your home educating journey and to help you find ways to meet your family's educational needs. We wish to empower you as an educating parent and the nature of our books is to build your confidence to help you teach your children: we are not suppliers of fill-in-the-blank curriculum materials for children to complete. Our books give you information of the why and how of home education, what has and will work for you as an educating parent.

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Postage (within Australia) is included in the prices of individual items. Please expect between 1-2 weeks for delivery. If your order has not arrived within two weeks please let us know, but please be patient and give Australia Post a chance to deliver, especially if you have ordered in December or near a public holiday when delays are much more likely. Your order will normally be shipped within 2 business days of us receiving it, however we are a small business, run from home, around the busy life that is parenting and home educating three children. We run on a very small profit margin, so will always ship your order in the most economical way, by either Post or Courier. Large orders maybe shipped and marked as separate parcels. Unfortunately, Australia Post is fickle and we regularly see unexpected delays in delivery times, especially during peak post times and public holidays. Also unfortunately, Australia Post no longer offers any kind of compensation for lost orders, so any losses are worn by our already small profit margins. Thank you!

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