Tag Archive: Homeschool Reviews

Sue Gregg Cooking Giveaway and Review

Congratulations to Charlsie @ Finish the Race for winning the Sue Gregg Cookbook. We have used and enjoyed Sue Gregg’s cookbooks for years.  Healthy, whole foods cooking with real life taste and preparation sums up this set of cookbooks.  If you want to move your family toward healthier eating, but don’t know where to begin…

Artistic Pursuits: Review {Giveaway}

I enjoy art.  I’ve enjoyed art since I was a child.  When I was pregnant with our sixth child, I took a smattering of art lessons, just enough to show me what I didn’t know.  I do not have much time to pursue art these days, but I have wanted to equip my children with…

Jean Welles Worship Guitar Class

This giveaway in now closed. I gave our kids the option to participate in the worship guitar class if they wished.  Matthew (10) was the only one who initially wanted to try.  However after a few lessons, when our older girls Kaitlin (12) and Amber (13) saw that he was able to play a few…

Beehive Reader 1: Review

Since this product is produced by and correlates with All About Spelling, you may be interested in reading my complete review of All About Spelling. As soon as this book arrived in the mail Sadie (6) claimed it as her own.  Sadie had not, to this point, picked up a book to read on her…

Dollar Homeschool: Review

Dollar Homeschool allowed our family to download a copy of the Eclectic Education Series, you may order the same thing on a set of CDs for $159. The Eclectic Education Series is a set of textbooks that was used in American schools from the early 1800’s to the early 1900’s.  These include McGuffey’s Readers, Ray’s…

Math Tutor: Review

Math Tutor offers DVD instruction in math from basic counting up through Physics 3.  The DVD’s (with the exception of Young Minds) feature a teacher explaining the concepts and working sample problems on a white board.  The DVD sets range from 5 to 14 hours in length and include a lot of information and helpful…

Facts First: Review

Facts First is an online math drill program produced by Saxon that teaches all the basic facts of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  It uses placement testing, gives lessons and provides lots of practice for students. Facts First has a definite fun, game-like feel with animated characters, facts taught in the context of stories and…

Mathscore: Review

Mathscore is an online math program that uses timed drills and practice to improve math skills.  It also offers instructions to help introduce and learn new concepts.  This program is very basic and offers students a long list of topics starting with copy cat, where the student simply learns to quickly type in the numbers…

Presidential Penmanship: Review

Zeezok Publishing offers a wide variety of books and educational resources.  Our family was sent Presidential Penmanship: Italic Style to review. Presidential Penmanship comes on a computer disk and contains levels for grades 1 through senior high.  Each lesson is composed of a presidential quote, scripture passage or excerpt from one of our founding documents…

Keyboarding for the Christian School: Review

Keyboarding for the Christian School is a basic no-frills, yet very thorough typing program.  Leanne Beitel introduces the alphabet keys in the first 20 lessons with practice and built in reviews.  She goes on to teach numbers and symbols in the next 9 lessons. After teaching these basics of proper keyboard technique, Keyboarding for Christians…

KinderBach: Review

KinderBach is an online piano program for children ages 3-7.  There are 6 levels with 10 weeks in each level and 4 days of lessons each week.  The beginning lessons are short, perhaps 3-6 minutes.  They eventually increase in length, but never get very long. KinderBach will teach your children: time signature and beats to…

Maestro Classics – Review

Maestro Classics offers wonderful stories combined with lovely symphony orchestra music,  for audio enjoyment for adults and children alike.  Some of the stories they offer are “Swan Lake”, “Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel”,  and  “Juanita: The Spanish Lobster”. Maestro Classics sent our family “The Tortoise and The Hare” ($16.98).   Our family loves audio books,…