Online Homeschool Math Tutor (CTC Math Review)

CTC Math Review

Whether you love math or hate it, many homeschooling families find that teaching math is one of the more challenging things they are called to do. Fortunately, there are companies whose mission it is to make this task easier. CTC Math is one such company, and recently the Review Crew had the privilege of reviewing its 12 Month Family Plan, unlimited access to all lessons, across all grade levels, for up to ten students. CTC Math is a comprehensive online math tutor offering 1,367 4-9 minute animated and narrated math lessons, a bank of over 57,000 interactive questions, diagnostic tests, Continue reading

Food and Animal Science DVDs (Curiosity Quest Review)

curiosity quest review

  Curiousity Quest is a fun educational program for the entire family that explores those things its viewers are curious about. In each show, host Joel Greene ventures on a quest to answer viewer’s letters of curiosity.  Each curiosity quest takes the audience on location for an unscripted, hands-on, educational experience. Members of the Crew were sent 2 DVD Combo Packs, each containing 3 episodes. In the DVD Combo Pack: Swimmers of the Sea, viewers are given a glimpse of salmons, sea turtles, and penguins. In the DVD Combo Pack: Produce, viewers are taken on a journey to learn about mushrooms, orange packing, Continue reading

Science for All Grades the Easy Way (Supercharged e-Science Review)

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Science is a pretty big subject to teach. There are so many variables that it can be difficult to know where to begin. Supercharged Science was started by Aurora Lipper, a real rocket scientist, about 10 years ago. Aurora is committed to helping students become excited about learning Science instead of being bored with it. Crew Members were given 6 months of access to the e-Science Premium Membership. Supercharged Science is an online science curriculum for grades K-12 that allows parents access to 20 units of study which include video instruction presented by Aurora herself, along with step-by-step videos detailing Continue reading

Study. Learn. Set Goals. (Victus Study Skills System Review)

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Do you regularly learn new things? Do you set goals and plan out projects? All these study skills are things you probably use throughout your life. But even if you do them, would you know how to TEACH them? The Victus Study Skills System was created to help students of all ages learn how to study, learn and set goals. In Latin, Victus means “way of life” and rather than teaching isolated study skills such as note-taking and planning, Victus aims to teach the skills together to form a plan that will serve them for life. The Victus Study Skills Continue reading

Captivated Movie (Media Talk 101 Review)

Captivated Review

    Do you ever feel like media has taken over your life and the lives of your family? You are not alone. While there are many benefits to using different types of media, it also leads many parents to wonder “How much is too much?”. At Media Talk 101 Phillip Telfer explores that question. In his documentary, Captivated DVD, he takes a hard look at television, computers, gaming, cell phones, and social media websites and the effects they have on us and our children. One of the biggest issues in parenting is protecting our children, not just physically, but Continue reading

Developmental Spelling (Spelling You See Review)

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For years, homeschool families have counted on Steve Demme and his Math-U-See program to teach their children math. Demme Learning has now branched out into the world of spelling. Spelling You See is a brand new program that uses short daily activities to teach correct spelling in a meaningful context. Each activity integrates writing, reading, speaking, and listening skills. The five levels of Spelling You See programs are based on research into the five developmental stages of spelling. There are no grade levels in the materials — the student starts at the appropriate developmental stage and moves at his own Continue reading

Glow-in-the-Dark Easter Eggs! (Egglo Entertainment Review)

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Are you planning an Easter egg hunt this year? If so, make it memorable with Easter eggs that glow in the dark! Egglo Entertainment sent members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew an interactive, glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunt program to help our families celebrate and focus on the true meaning of Easter. Members received the following products: 1 box (12 eggs) Glow in the Dark Egglo Eggs The book, The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure (audio download) Egglo Treasures Scripture Scrolls The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure Program Guide This program is based on the Scripture from John 1:5, “The Light shines in the dark and the darkness has Continue reading

Science and Math for Homeschool (ScienceandMath.com Review)

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Do your students need help to excel in Science and Math? If so, ScienceandMath.com has some products you will be interested in learning more about. Award winning video lessons, done in a step by step fashion, will help to ensure that your students gain a thorough understanding before moving on to the next step. These videos help your student learn, practice and master the subject at hand. Algebra 1: Volume 1 (DVD) will help your grade seven and up students learn algebra. This DVD and additional PDF download of Fractions Thru Algebra Companion Worksheet CD, assumes that you know absolutely Continue reading

Talking Shapes App for iPad (Talking Fingers App Review)

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Talking Fingers, Inc. has developed an interactive learning program for preschool readers called Talking Shapes. Talking Shapes is a research-proven program created by neuropsychologist Dr. Jeannine Herron and funded in part by a research grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).  Using pictures as mnemonic devices, it introduces the all 40 English speech sounds (phonemes) by helping children develop a correlation between the shape and sound of the letter. Simple stories are used to introduce sounds and words.  In the program, a story about a group of letters and their correlating phonemes is read to Continue reading