Product Review

  Do you have a homeschool product or curriculum for review? I have nearly 30 years of experience in the homeschool community as a homeschooled homeschooler, 6 years of experience homeschooling my own children, and over 10 years of experience writing/editing/developing/reviewing curriculum. I’ve written product reviews both independently and as a part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew, and I’d love to help you get your product in the hands of those who need it through a free product review on my blog. With any product I agree to review, I do use that product with my own family for a reasonable…

Our Top Pick Review Products

As we approach the half-way point of the school-year, and as I have wrapped up my stint with the Schoolhouse Review Crew, I thought I’d go back and let you know which products made the daily cut, the ones we are still using on a daily basis. I must say that I loved many of the products we reviewed, but we all know that there is just so much time during a school day and not all of our ambitions and intentions get checked off the lesson plan. So, in utmost honesty, I’m disclosing which ones we continue to use.…

Growing Up Wild Review

Growing Up Wild is a DVD series following the life of a missionary family and their 4 sons in the jungles of Indonesia. Each DVD comes with three 15 minute episodes that share an aspect of missionary life: where they live, how they get supplies, how they get water and energy, what is the culture like, what animals they encounter, etc. Plus, suggested activities are provided at the end of each episode with an Activity Guide cd for more details on those activities. The purpose of the series is to introduce children, ages 5-12, to missions work and what it…

Primary Art of Language Review: a reading and writing program for K-2nd grade

  Primary Arts of Language, produced by The Institute for Excellence in Writing is a reading and writing program for K-2nd grade. This program is absolutely immense! So let me break it down for you and review it in chunks. Primary Arts of Language Reading The Primary Arts of Language reading program, written by Jill Pike,  is based on Anne Ingham’s method of blended sight-sound. Basically, it’s a mix of both phonics and sight-words that is very multi-sensory and layered. One of my favorite parts of this program are the stories that help to anchor the special sounds. Every letter…

Journeys of Faithfulness Review

    Among the many fabulous books that you’ll find at Apologia, I was recently given the opportunity to review Journeys of Faithfulness by Sarah Clarkson. Recommended for girls ages 12 and up, Journeys of Faithfulness was written to be a devotional journey shared by mothers and daughters. The author Sarah Clarkson uses engaging fiction, relevant person testimony, and pointed Bible study questions to help women and young girls connect with the faith and faithfulness of the women in the Bible. Explore the feelings of loss and loneliness and the powerful love of Christ as you study the life of…

Dayspring Christian Academy Review

  Thanksgiving is a big deal at our house. We place a huge emphasis on the holiday, beginning our traditions at the very beginning of the month of November. Thus, after watching the video preview of The Pilgrim Story online course produced through Dayspring Christian Academy, I knew it was something I wanted to try even though my children were considerably younger than the recommended 3rd through 6th grade.   I began going through the course with my kids in the afternoons once or twice a week. My daughter, age 4, was only moderately interested, but my first grader was…