Want to get the entire family involved in an art project? Even better, want it to be educational, but actually DO-able for everyone? Then oh, boy, do I have a recommendation for you!
We recently had the absolute pleasure of painting (and making a mess) along with master artist Pat Knepley in Dreams of Joseph, an art project DVD from See The Light. Dreams of Joseph highlights the work of Russian artist Marc Chagall, discussing the styles of . . . → Read More: Review: See The Light
We love one-minute mystery books around here, so when we got the chance to read the latest book in a new-to-us series from Science Naturally, of course we were excited! (And promptly requested the first two books from the library, but more on them in a moment…)
Written by father-daughter team Eric and Natalie Yoder, One Minute Mysteries: 65 More Short Mysteries You Solve With Science! Their one-minute mystery science and math books are recommended by the National Science Teachers Association, and have won . . . → Read More: Review: Science Naturally
Review: High School Prep Genius
With my high school junior, we’re obviously working our way down the final road or two on the trip to college. He [believes he] has made up his mind in regard to school choice, desirable careers, and we’re taking stock and seeing what “holes” we might have missed that it would be a good idea to fill. Of course, we’re doing all this in mid-stream, adjusting the course as we go. While he’s content to be flexible and adapt as . . . → Read More: Review: College Prep Genius
Immersion is well-known for being the most effective way to learn a foreign language, but it can be difficult to replicate on a local scale, especially in a home-learning environment where the parent doesn’t speak the language. Spanish for You! addresses that challenge, with students learning to write, read, and speak Spanish through age-appropriate materials.
Spanish for You! is centered around themes, rather than levels, allowing parents to choose packages based on interest, rather than level of experience. Spanish for You! was designed to be easy and fun to use with mixed-age groups from . . . → Read More: Review: Spanish For You
It’s not often that someone who is given a second chance in life truly understands how fortunate they are and ensures they take advantage of that opportunity. Author Dianne Flynn Keith was blessed with one of these lucky few in her life, and in Papa’s Pearls, she shares the hard-won wisdom that her father passed on to her.
Carol Joseph Flynn, her Papa, came of age during the Great Depression. It was a time of little hope and much desperation; the honest suffered, and many otherwise good men made difficult choices . . . → Read More: Review: Papa’s Pearls
Despite my love of reading, my memories of [public] high school English are not all that… memorable. We spent a great deal more time talking about what other people had written – and what it “meant” – than we ever did writing… and writing fiction wasn’t even on the schedule unless you had time to fit an extra English class in your schedule. (Bor-ing!) If I’d had access to a book like the one we’re using now, Writing Fiction [in High School], I’m certain I’d be much more confident in my fiction writing . . . → Read More: Review: Writing Fiction [in High School]
Cheyenne has been playing Math Rider, a math drill game, this last few weeks to brush up on her mental math skills. We’ve reviewed Math Rider in the past – during our review of Math Rider from two years ago, all four of my kids were using the software – but with a limited number of computers, Cheyenne didn’t have the amount of free time then to use it as often as she does now.
Math Rider is easy to use, but with tons of complicated things going on in the background . . . → Read More: Review – Math Rider
Progeny Press is a family-owned and operated publisher of literature study guides for all ages from kindergarten through high school. In business since 1992, over 100 study guides are currently available. Progeny Press strives to create materials that allow students to examine literature from a Christian perspective. We’ve had the opportunity to review two of their titles: The Hobbit Study Guide and the Eagle of the Ninth Study Guide. I’ll get to the specifics about each of these guides in a moment; first, let me tell you about the company and their . . . → Read More: Review: Progeny Press – Two Novel Study Guides