Monthly Archives: September 2011

Thinking Putty: A GREAT Find!

September 30th, 2011 (No Comments)

I discovered Thinking Putty just a few weeks ago & ALL three of my kids (ages 10-18) LOVE it. My oldest son is 18 & uses it to keep his hands busy as he studies for College CLEP exams! My youngest son, 10, loves to play with it while I’m reading allowed. Who am I […]


Handy Dad – Dads Use Their Skills to Engage Their Children

September 29th, 2011 (No Comments)

Bought as a gift – now my kids want it too! We recently purchased this (Handy Dad) as a gift for a friend getting married and “inheriting” an 11-yr old son in the process. When it arrived, we thought it a wonderful purchase that will fit them well, as both like to do projects together. […]


The Usborne Sticker Dressing Soldiers

September 28th, 2011 (No Comments)

I’m impressed! This book (The Usborne Sticker Dressing Soldiers) is a generous size, the stickers are bright and I love the little history “bites” for each war/soldier. My daughter’s eyes lit up as it came out of the box and it is her favorite school activity. The stickers are heavy weight and are able to […]


Editor in Chief is such a worthwhile program!

September 26th, 2011 (No Comments)

I am a firm believer in the importance of proofreading! I tell my children often that we all make mistakes, but it is every writer’s responsibility to check for their own mistakes. Just think how much embarrassment we could save ourselves! Editor in Chief is an interesting, fun way to practice proofreading/editing skills in just […]


Fabulous way to introduce languages

September 22nd, 2011 (No Comments)

Fabulous way to introduce languages I have a five year old daughter and a two year old son who both love Little Pim! We used to get them from our library, but decided it was worth the investment to own these. The whole video is in French, and the set-up is similar to the Signing […]


miniLUK Starter Pack

September 20th, 2011 (No Comments)

This (miniLUK Starter Pack) came with our first grade package for my 7yr old, but my autistic 5yr has claimed it as his. He absolutely loves these MiniLuk games. Once he figured out how the game worked he proceeded to sit down and work thru an entire book, which is a rarity for us. For […]


Easy Grammar Ultimate Grade 12

September 15th, 2011 (No Comments)

Great Product! This (Easy Grammar Ultimate Grade 12) is a great PAINLESS product that keeps your older student up to speed in grammar. Heads up to parents… I have found we prefer to purchase ONLY the teacher’s edition as it is JUST THE SAME as the student edition but the brief answer key is ALL […]


Teaching Textbook Pre Algebra 2.0

September 13th, 2011 (No Comments)

LOVE IT! We are loving the new Pre-Algebra 2.0. My daughter has always struggled with math. She has never enjoyed math. After playing around with all of the free sample lessons, we knew this was the math program for us. The first day we got this my daughter did 6 lessons and a test! She […]



September 7th, 2011 (No Comments)

Creative way to learn critical thinking skills We purchased Anaconda for our 9-yr-old son as a way to help him focus on learning critical thinking skills, as he loves critters. While he may complain about completing a math assignment on paper, he will sit quietly for a long time and work on these puzzles, figuring […]


Review of Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes by Steve Spangler

September 6th, 2011 (No Comments)

Still provides hours of enjoyment for my children! My son asked for this book (Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes by Steve Spangler) for his 12th birthday and says it was one of the best gifts he ever received. He does experiments out of it all the time. I have had many science experiment books around […]