Monthly Archives: February 2010

Wee Wedgits

February 26th, 2010 (No Comments)

Wee Wedgits have been very popular with our baby! He was 9 months we he received them and he has played with them fairly regularly since. His older siblings enjoy them too. We will probably get a set of regular wedgits once the baby is old enough. My only disappointment with the toy is that […]


Two views of Thinking Putty

February 25th, 2010 (No Comments)

Think Again! Think again! We bought thinking putty as Christmas gifts for our children. It ended up in our daughter’s hair, on the carpet, on the couch…. It was worse than gum! We’re generally careful about where our children play with potentially messy toys, but as this is billed as an item to fiddle with […]


A Reason for Writing-D 4th Grade

February 24th, 2010 (No Comments)

We love this book (A Reason For Handwriting D – 4th)! There is just enough cursive practice for a day–a few letters and words–to not be frustrating, there are tips every week, and, best of all, once a week, there is a long (2- or 3- sentence) Bible passage to copy. My son wants to […]


Mystery of History Volume 3

February 23rd, 2010 (No Comments)

We have used this series from Mystery of History Vol 1 through Mystery of HistoryVol 3 and love the content. I love being able to teach my girls history, not only with a godly perspective, but also chronologically. I love the author’s efforts to show us how each item studied was part of God’s plan […]


Shakespeare Graphic Novels

February 22nd, 2010 (No Comments)

Wonderful resource! As a literature major, I appreciate Shakespeare in a way my family doe not. However, that did not stop me from insisting our children be exposed to The Bard during their Middle School years. When even Charles and Mary Lamb’s version was a little tough for some of our children, I was becoming […]


Knex Education Levers and Pulleys Set

February 19th, 2010 (No Comments)

I have two ‘hands on’ boys who love to build. When I wanted to teach them about simple machines I knew that building the machines would be an ideal way to make the concepts stick. Knex building sets make this easy to do. The set comes with all the necessary pieces, instructions and lesson plans. […]


We love Bananagrams

February 18th, 2010 (No Comments)

Mom, Dad, Grandma, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, college-age and grade-school kids all playing together and having a great time – that’s Bananagrams! I love that the kids are practicing spelling skills and thinking skills and learning new vocabulary almost as much as I love the family bonding. The games are quick and there’s no need to […]


The Adventures of Tin Tin

February 17th, 2010 (No Comments)

My then 11-year-old son, Stephen, who was struggling with reading devoured his first Tin Tin book. He even collected his own funds to order another volume! he introduced a friend to the books and now his friend has more Tin Tin books than he does! What a blessing to see my son motivated to read […]


Adopted for Life

February 15th, 2010 (No Comments)

An incredibly moving book.  Look closely at your adoption in Christ and tearfully consider the deep love the Father has for you by making you His sons and daughters.  I was drawn to this book after the first chapter.  Deeply theological but easy to understand.  Made me consider adoption in a whole new light (both […]


Mathematica Reasoning A Kindergarten

February 12th, 2010 (No Comments)

I cannot say enough about this program, I’ve used it for K5, 1st and 3rd, and its so thorough, FULL of critical thinking…my K5 little man BEGS to do math everyday, so much so that he’s finished it well before he should! Its so easy to teach new concepts! After using Horizons, Abeka, and Rod […]