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
It’s hard to find books these days that model the character qualities we want to see in our children. Often, while the modern story offers exciting adventures and unique characters, it’s light on moral truth and virtue.
We recently received two titles from Grace and Truth books, part of the Children’s Character Building Collection. With 11 volumes, the Children’s Character Building Collection is Grace and Truth Book‘s all-time best-seller for Christian family reading.
The two titles we read were:
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Like many families, we spend quite a bit of time in the car – but since we’re a one-car family these days, most of our time isn’t driving, it’s waiting. Still, there’s that perpetual question: how do you keep the kids busy – and well-behaved – when they have to sit in the car?
Travel games, puzzle books, etc, those are all possibilities – but with the holidays coming up – and road trips looming in your future, let me tell you about one more little tool to have up your sleep when the Wiggly Critters in the . . . → Read More: Activity Bags
We recently received a set of ten colored Reading Rulers from Crossbow Education to try out. Designed to reduce eye strain and increase clarity for those with visual stress and dyslexia, the Duo Window Reading Rulers reduce glare, improve focus, assist in tracking the words along the page, and will work on either a gloss or matte surface. The Duo Window Rulers have two windows – one narrow, best for isolating a single line of text, and one wider, for reading entire paragraphs at a time.
In the . . . → Read More: Crossbow Education
My daughter loves online learning, and she‘s always up willing to try out the latest and greatest new educational subscriptions. Headquartered in Australia, ZooWhiz is a relatively new offering that is open to users worldwide.
ZooWhiz has questions covering three content areas: math, reading and word skills. Word skills cover content and punctuation. Parents are able to adjust the difficult level individually for each child, and math and reading are designe dot enable it to be used as a reference material; up until age seven.
When students log in to ZooWhiz, they . . . → Read More: Be a whiz at learning at the zoo
I’m a book addict. I admit it. I’m on a self-imposed book diet at the moment; no books unless we *really need them for school* until AFTER we get everything unpacked. (It’s been slow going – for homeschoolers, we sure haven’t been home much this spring!)
I’m tempted, though. Come a little closer and I’ll whisper you the secret… wouldn’t want anyone to catch on that I’m thinking about falling off the [book]wagon. Somebody reminded me about a bookseller… nothing quite like dangling it in front of me!
Where to find your book fix Hop on . . . → Read More: A fix for book addicts
Wow. When the review copy of TruthQuest History Middle Ages guide landed in my email, that was my first reaction, and still, I’m in awe. I think we’ve been blessed with *our* history… and I wish I’d found it several years ago.
Actually, I should say, I wish I’d really SEEN it for what it was. I’d heard of it. I’d hazzard a guess that many of us have. But I’d never really looked inside the covers and lived with it… and that’s what it took to fall in love.
The TruthQuest History . . . → Read More: A map through time with TruthQuest History
It’s a good thing that Cheyenne loves doing school on the compute; we’ve been blessed with several interesting sites for her to try out this year. Her latest foray has been into the land of K5 Learning.
K5 Learning is a web subscription service comprised of four subject areas:
Reading – to create strong readers and foster a love of reading. It covers phonemic awareness, phonics, sight words, vocabulary and reading comprehension. Spelling – an advanced vocabulary program designed to improve language skills one word at a time, it . . . → Read More: TOS K5 Learning
As the piles of library books can attest, there’s no question that we have avid readers in the household, but it’s taken a lot of hard work to get there. Cheyenne has recently been testing out an online subscription service, Reading Eggs, that would have made the learning-to-read process a lot less stressful for all of us.
The Reading Eggs service is actually composed of two separate parts: – Reading Eggs, aimed at 3 to 7-year-olds, for beginning and early readers, with 120 learn-to-read lessons . . . → Read More: Unscramble Reading
I admit it. I’m a book-a-holic, and I love to read. Books, books, and more books.
It’s contagious, and my kids have caught the bug. With the way we go through books, well… let’s just say, we can always use suggestions of what to read next.
So of course, books ABOUT books are a particular favorite of mine. I’ve collected quite a few over the years, and each of them have their quirks – some arranged by mood, some by age level, many by genre… and even several created especially for homeschoolers.
I’ve recently . . . → Read More: Read For The Heart