I'M WORLD SCHOOLING MY KIDS!
WOMAN'S OWN|January 24, 2022
When Lauren Elliot, 31, started educating her children through travel, she decided to keep going
ROSA SILVERMAN, AAUREN ELLIOTT

Our eldest son was due to start school in September 2020, but we didn’t feel he was quite ready for the classroom. He’s an August-born baby, so very young for his age group, and with all the COVID-19 restrictions in place, my husband and I just felt it was wrong. So we started homeschooling him, thinking it would be for just a couple of months, and fell in love with it.

It was going so well that we decided to carry on teaching him ourselves throughout what would have been his Reception year. We did this both at home in Solihull, in the West Midlands, and also while travelling through different parts of the country.

When COVID-19 restrictions permitted, we worked our way through the Cotswolds, Bath, Norfolk, the Lake District and Northumbria. We stayed in Airbnbs, lodges and hotels, and ensured our now five-year-old son and his three-year-old sister were out and about in nature as much as possible.

NEW WAY OF LEARNING

My husband and I run our own children’s music education business, Music Monsters, which means we can work remotely for the most part.

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