Monthly Archives: September 2009

Bubber

September 29th, 2009 (No Comments)

I bought one bucket of Bubber for my 4 year old great niece.  We played with it for three hours straight!  She loves it.  I ordered another bucket so we would have two colors.  Though it doesn’t “model” as nicely as play dough, I really enjoy playing with it:-) She always chooses the Bubber to [...]

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The Best of Sewing Machine Fun for Kids

September 28th, 2009 (No Comments)

The Best of Sewing Machine Fun for Kids is wonderful for teaching kids the basics of sewing and sewing machines.  My daughter loved this book.  I liked it because she was able to read the book and understand without me being right there to answer a question every 2 minutes.  With the practice sewing projects [...]

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PrismaColor 60-Piece Colored Pencil Set

September 26th, 2009 (No Comments)

PrismaColor 60-Piece Pencil I’ve been using Prismacolor pencils for over 20 years, and I really think they are the best pencils on the market.  Their blending capabilities are superb, as is the selection of available colors.  Because the lead is so soft, it is easy to create varying depths of color using a single pencil. [...]

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Bob Books

September 25th, 2009 (No Comments)

We used these little booklets (Bob Books) along w/ Pathway Readers and Teach your Child to Read in 100 easy lessons. Thats it! They learned how to read very well w/o a formal Phonics Curriculum. They thought they were great fun!!!!

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Knex Extravaganaza

September 24th, 2009 (No Comments)

When I bought Knex Extravaganaza I was a little overwhelmed by the price but it was worth every penny!  My son has Asperger’s and not only did he love the engineering and physics we learned but it was also a tremendous help in things like patience, perseverance, following directions, etc.  This is a fantastic set [...]

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Knex Intro to Bridges

September 23rd, 2009 (No Comments)

The Knex Bridge curriculum is a great hands-on way to learn about bridges.  My son, age 8, loves it, and my husband, age not revealed, loves teaching it to him.  It is a great value for those who love hands on learning.  The instructor’s guide changes it from a toy to a learning experience. Janet [...]

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CQLA is just the best program

September 21st, 2009 (No Comments)

I have done alot of research on language arts programs for my 9 and 10 year olds. I kept coming back to CQLA. First I purchased the teachers manual. Then I went onto their website and used the program for a month printing off the weeks as we went. Having the 4 day lesson plans [...]

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R2 Fish School

September 18th, 2009 (No Comments)

The R2 Fish School has been a fun and very successful addition to our science program this fall! Just as promised, our fish quickly learned to eat from the training wand and swim through hoops and tunnels.  Because our “Little Professor” has mastered his current tricks, we are ready to move on to more difficult [...]

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AntWorks

September 17th, 2009 (No Comments)

We purchased AntWorks TunnelVision and Illuminator for ourselves and one as a gift.  We enjoyed getting it started and watching the ants with very little maintainence.  But both ours and the cousin’s AntWorks grew mold!  This was due to the kids’ our error, but we could have used them again if refill gel had been [...]

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Mind Benders Beginning Book 1

September 16th, 2009 (No Comments)

My boys first attempted these types of problems in “Beginning Mathematical Reasoning” (another great product by Critical Minds), and they just loved them. I’ve always enjoyed doing logic problems myself, so it was a joy to see my children puzzling things out and drawing appropriate conclusions. This kind of thinking can only aid in any [...]

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