This (Typing Instructor for KIDS Platinum 5.0 Windows) is a nice, varied program that keeps my ADHD daughter’s interest. She has done well learning where the keys are and how to position her hands. The two major drawbacks to this program are that, one, the speaking voices can be rather annoying at times; and, two, as with any computer typing program, you’re going to have to monitor your child to make sure they’re really keeping their hands in the correct position. Otherwise, the games are fun and it does help them to learn to type.
By Jodi in NC
from North Carolina
Great family game!
This is a great game for families–it’s fun and challenging for all ages. The rule adaptations from the “original” Morphology are well-designed to make play easier for the younger kids, but it keeps the quirky/crazy feel.
- Creative Building
- Family game
- Game night
- Kids game
By Jill the Junior Morphologist
Much better than I expected!
We got this for our 4-year-old daughter, and it has been used so much! She loves to make letters with it, although it bothers her a little that she can’t really do curves. However, she is happy just doing pointy letters with it, as well as using it in many other ways. Her baby brother also loves to manipulate it. What is it that makes this little plastic object so fascinating? I’m not quite sure, but it is definitely a hit around here. It can be made into many different shapes, and is also a great toy for the car. One thing I especially like about it is the way it has allowed my daughter to grasp some of the directionality of letters. She figured out by using the Purpllinker how N and Z, M and W, etc., are the same shape, just turned different ways.
from Goreville, IL
Awesome animal dot-to-dots
We bought this for our 10 year old son. He loves dot-to-dots. He spent many hours working on these. In fact, it looked like so much fun I would often find myself hovering over him wanting to do them myself. There are so many in the book to choose from. Definitely a great buy!
Mathematical Reasoning B Grade 1
I have browsed math curriculum for 12 years and this is by far the BEST math curriculum for younger grades that I have seen and used! I was not a good math student, and spent a lot of time researching the math curriculum out there so that my children will have an easier time learning than I did. It is pricier than most consumable workbooks, but one workbook is all that we needed for one year for each of our children, and to find an excellent book that breaks down such an important subject so simply and that the kids ENJOY doing it, and they LEARN it WELL – is definitely worth it. I am absolutely confident that they have the math basics SOLIDLY understood. The pages are bright and colorful, and keep a good mix of simpler and increasingly challenging activities going throughout the pages for both review while also introducing new concepts. I wish they’d continue this series through high school!
from Rhinelander, WI
Child and family friendly Language Arts
As a parent to seven children and a homeschool graduate myself I cannot praise this program enough. Not only will you give your child an excellent language base, you will be doing so with the most gentle yet effective program available. There is no need to spend thousands per child nor hours each day to give your child an excellent education in reading /writing/grammar. This is the ONLY Language Arts program I will ever give 5 stars. It’s the perfect fit for most every teaching parent and child.
Perfect for Young Children
I purchased Little Annie’s Art Book of Etiquette and Good Manners for our two little girls’ homeschooling curriculum this year… they absolutely fell in love with it from the very first day! “Little Annie” is so sweet and whimsical as she demonstrates manners, kindness, and proper etiquette, all while presenting Bible truths and teaching fun art lessons. The book seems mostly geared for girls, but our preschool age son enjoys the art projects as well. I love how these fun art lessons are laced with Scripture! This little lesson book covers everything from how to set a proper table to how to be a gracious friend. Highly recommended.
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 be repositioned (which is nice when a jacket goes on upside down!). I have to assist her with some of the more trickier pieces, like swords or shoes, her fingers aren’t able to manipulate the sticker edges yet. However, as the pages are being finished it makes a nice book. The younger girls can’t wait for their turn to have a soldier book! I would (and will) certainly purchase this again.
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 those of us with special needs kids finding something they really enjoy is such a special moment. Had it not come with the curriculum package we would of never known about it. Thanks much!
This turtle maze is appealing in various ways. It is a fun quiet toy for your child to play with, without making a mess or losing pieces. It teaches good manual skills, and mental skills, as well. As they begin, they will just work on the ability to move the balls around, but eventually they will begin matching the colors and bring up the skill level a notch.