Monthly Archives: April 2009

Sit ‘n Gym

April 30th, 2009 (No Comments)

I have an extrememly wiggly 6 year old boy and purchased this to help keep him in one place.  Unfotunatly it does just the opposite!  The feet on the ball are supposed to keep it from going anywhere, but they are placed too close together and he ends up chasing it across the room.  So [...]

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Sequential Spelling

April 29th, 2009 (No Comments)

I was excited about this new spelling program, but then when I tried it I was a little dis-enchanted.  I felt like doing spelling everyday took up too much time in our school day.  I have use Spelling Power in the past with two of my other children.  I prefer to give words once a [...]

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Italic Handwriting

April 28th, 2009 (No Comments)

This is the handwriting I chose because it uses one stoke for most letters, looks very neat and was a good transition from how they already wrote (on their own). I have enjoyed it for my four (almost five) schoolchildren as have they. We did move to tradition cursive after the printing but it was [...]

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Stop Motion Animation Kit

April 27th, 2009 (1 Comment)

Our girls have shot numerous movies and are in the process of writing a super”pet” movie.

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Lonpos 303

April 25th, 2009 (No Comments)

Are you looking for a pocket-sized cognitive workout that is travel-friendly? The Lonpos 303, with over 300 puzzles, guarantees that regardless of age, your brain will be challenged.

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Teaching Textbooks

April 24th, 2009 (No Comments)

Teaching Textbooks math is wonderful for both parents and children.

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GeoPuzzle Europe

April 23rd, 2009 (No Comments)

I bought GeoPuzzles because my children have no enthusiasm for learning geography.  To increase the educational value I have the kids say the name of the country puzzle pieces outloud as they add it to the puzzle. But my kids increased the educational value ten-fold by quizzing each other after the puzzle is finished.  They [...]

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Zoologic

April 22nd, 2009 (No Comments)

My 5 y.o. daughter loves solving the Zoologic puzzles.  They are fun!  She enjoys solving them on her own, and then I help her to verbalize why the solutions work.   These puzzles are great for strengthening her reasoning ability, teaching her to analyze solutions, and developing self-reliance in problem solving – all at her own [...]

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Switched on Schoolhouse (2008)

April 21st, 2009 (No Comments)

SOS is overall ok….

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Language Lessons for Little Ones 2

April 20th, 2009 (No Comments)

I wish I’d have had Sandi’s books for all my older children. This is such an easy way to teach children phonics, writing…

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