MaryEllen says, “The English language is so full of descriptive, colorful words, and I want my children to be able to harness as many of those words as they can in their writing! But they can’t do that if they don’t know what those words are. That’s why I am so happy to have discovered Marie’s Words.” Read the rest of her review at Christian Homeschool Family.
Jennifer says, “For as long as I can remember, I have loved writing and drawing and coloring. Several of my kids share these passions, and I’m always on the lookout for products that encourage even the ones who aren’t naturally bent that way to spend time developing those skills. That’s why I love Doodle Your Day… If you have a budding young artist who — like my kids — leaves a trail of scratch paper drawings behind everywhere he/she goes, do yourself a favor and give them a fun way to keep all their doodles together in one place.” Read […]
Melissa says, “Wordsmithy would be a great edition to any upper level writing course. It’s a handy pocket reference of sorts. Wilson presents a ton of sound information in a brief, concise manner.” Read the rest of her review at Reflections from Drywood Creek.
Jennifer says, “These challenging puzzles sharpen mental acuity and concentration skills… Since our family loves to travel, it’s especially fun to complete the puzzles in Extreme Dot-to-Dot: Spectacular Places, because so many of them are places we’ve visited before!” Read the rest of her review at The Flanders Family Website.
Monica says, “If you are finished with grammar study in your homeschool, but want to keep those grammar skills fresh as your juniors and seniors prepare for Accuplacer or CLEP exams, The Easy Grammar Ultimate Series: 180 Daily Teaching Lessons is a great review guide.” Read the rest of her review at Chocolate-Covered Boy Joy.
Jennifer says, “When we first started our homeschooling journey over a quarter-century ago, one of the staples of our school day was doing critical thinking exercises. I eventually built a huge library of books by Critical Thinking Press, but the title we started out with way back when was the very first book in their Building Thinking Skills series… The books use both figural and verbal problems to develop four important analytical skills: recognizing similarities/differences, completing sequences, developing classification skills, and understanding analogies. The further you go in the series, the more detailed and complex the exercises become. I can’t […]
Monica says, “More efficient than studying random lists of vocabulary words, Word Roots, instead focuses on prefixes, suffixes and roots. Understanding the meaning of a specific prefix or suffix helps unlock far more words and their meanings.” Read the rest of her review at Chocolate-Covered Boy Joy.
Jennifer says, “Studies show that the vast majority of children who use this program have significantly improved their learning abilities. What better reason do I need for keeping the Developing the Early Learner series on my shelf and reaching for them regularly when our grandkids come to call?” Read the rest of her review at the Flanders Family website.
Love says, “Brain Builder Peg Set is incredibly fun and educational wooden building blocks. Every wooden block made of bright and happy colors and different shapes. The size of each block is not too big and not too small, it is perfect for little builder’s hands.” Read the rest of her review at Munchkin Time.
Alicia says, “I loved that when I pulled out our bag of Simbrix, all three of my big kids descended upon the table and drove right in. It’s been very quiet at the table when the Simbrix are out–what mom wouldn’t love that!?” Read the rest of her review at Learning Well.