Looking for an interactive online program that’s more then just math facts? We have, especially for vocabulary and spelling! Let me tell you about one that Doodle (5th) and Princess (3rd) have been using for the last month.
Big IQ Kids is an online subscription service with four main components: math, spelling, vocabulary and U.S. States. They offer both FREE and Premium services: Premium offers customization and progress tracking. Differences in the two levels are detailed HERE.
We received two year-long Premium subscriptions to Big IQ Kids. And let me say . . . → Read More: Big IQ Kids
All right! Thanks for bearing with me for a day while I did another review. Now, back to the story.
I expected Timberdoodle to ask me to forward the books on to their intended destination. Instead, the email I got informed me that they’d already re-shipped books out to that person, that they wouldn’t need those back, and hopefully I could find a good use for them?
You bet! So then I had my fourth-choice book to review… that was the first cool thing, which you’ll get to read about today.
And the second neat thing, since I received . . . → Read More: CONTEST! Timberdoodle & Critical Thinking Press, part 4 of 4
I’m an avid reader, and so are my kids. As long as there’s some variety in the reading material, if a person goes through enough of it, they’re going to pick up a pretty big chunk of vocabulary. Our biggest issue with vocabulary is that occasionally, they may know the meaning, they can probably even spell it, but they’re not so sure on the pronunciation.
All this to say – teaching vocabulary, specifically, for the mere sake of memorizing words, isn’t something I’ve felt a huge need for in our household. No matter how many . . . → Read More: Vocab Ahead DVD
This last few weeks, we’ve been reviewing Vocabulary Cartoons 1, SAT Word Power from New Monic Books. Aimed at grades 7-12, Vocabulary Cartoons is a deceptively simple method. Each of the 290 pages contain an amusing black & white cartoon illustrating a mnemonic, aka “memory trick”, for a word, along with the definition, pronunciation, and sample sentences. After every ten words is a review page in an easy-to-understand format comprised of definition matching and fill-in-the blank sentences.
In a sturdy trade-paperback format, it could either be used for formal instruction, or informally, . . . → Read More: Vocabulary Cartoons: A different approach