Every year, just as Halloween ends and Christmas explodes all around us, I feel a vague sense of worry. I've been a home educator for ten years now, and December is always the hardest month to do this in. Firstly there's all the Christmas events which reduce my time to prep for the next day, and then there's the amazing craft ideas everywhere. Several years have ended up with me being adrift in a room of glitter and various interpetations of Rudolph in a variety of different mediums from footprints to pipe cleaners to pringle tubes, all the while feeling that we were missing the very something that makes home education a perfect fit for our family.
Then one year, I focused on what I wanted my children to learn about the season, and the Advent Adventure was created. It's a series of 24 daily topics, accompanied by fun and educational activities that guide your family through the countdown to Christmas, discovering how and why we celebrate Christmas the way that we do!
Each day, there are two pages of fun facts and curious theories about Christmas, and several pages of fun activities to accompany this. These have been specially prepared for a range of children and abilities so that your family can take a little time to enjoy learning and playing togther.
Embark on a journey through time! From extravagant feasting with Henry VIII to the solemn years when Christmas was banned, each topic card guides your children to discover how we came to associate traditional favourites like Christmas pudding, mistletoe, and crackers with our modern Christmas celebrations.
We have used our experiences of different learning styles to make these activities as accessible as possible for children with autism, dyslexia and other neurodiverse conditions. Low-demand activities are included, and for visual learners, there is an emphasis on clear, concise, and unfussy communication of concepts.
We love the idea that these resources could be brought to your family each day by your Elf on the Shelf!
The Advent Adventure includes:
24 x topics featuring a timeline on front, and an exciting daily topic.
Unique activities specially designed to appeal to children of all ages and abilities.
Activities range from comprehension activities to arts and crafts and are suited to continuing your home learning journey in December.
No long kit list of hard-to-find additional resources!
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Welcome to TopicTeach!
We believe that learning is empowering. TopicTeach takes a fresh look at educational subjects. Our solid factual approach is combined with activities designed to suit the learning style of your child. All of our resources can be used to make a unique topic book or a wall display of wonder.
We love sharing lesser-known information, learning in the great outdoors, getting creative, and finding new ways to play. Come join us!