Flourish by Mary Jo Tate (Apologia Book Review)

FLOURISH BOOK REVIEW

Are you a homeschool mom on the brink of burnout? Is keeping up with a schedule stressing you out? Or, maybe you’re just stuck in a rut and need some inspiration! Either way, the latest book reviewed by members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew is for you! Apologia Educational Ministries generously sent Crew members physical copies of Flourish: Balance for Homeschool Moms by Mary Jo Tate to provide you with genuine, comprehensive reviews. Apologia Educational Ministries has become a well-known and trustworthy resource in the homeschooling community. They strive to provide quality science, history, language arts, and biblical worldview curriculum for homeschooled students and other materials for Continue reading

Elementary Writing for Homeschool (WriteShop Review)

WriteShop Review

Regardless of whether you are a good writer yourself, teaching someone else how to write can be quite a challenge, especially if that someone else happens to be your child. Fortunately, WriteShop takes all the pain out of the process. For the past eight weeks, 55 Crew members have had the good fortune to be using Write Shop products to teach their children the writing process. The products they have been using are: WriteShop Primary: Book A Set - for Kindergarten and first grade students. This level is appropriate for the youngest writers, as early lessons can be administered entirely orally. Continue reading

Complete Homeschool Curriculum for Ages 4-14 (Moving Beyond the Page Review)

moving beyond the page review

  Do you love literature-based learning but struggle with planning it all by yourself? Moving Beyond the Page offers complete curriculum options for homeschoolers based around a multitude of Science, Language Arts, and History topics. The units combine hands-on activities with writing and discussion-based assignments. Explore great books with the Language Arts Packages that include learning guides and books. Choose a physical or online guide and get started right away. Guides from Moving Beyond the page support multiple learning styles including visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. Manipulatives and hands-on projects engage active learners, while the images in the books and drawing Continue reading

Classical History (Veritas Press Review)

veritas press review

For years, Veritas Press has been known in the homeschool community for their classical Christian education approach.  The company grew out of their founder’s own pursuit of an educational model which would weave together what is contained in history books with the Bible. Veritas Press History and Bible Flashcards were the first product produced with the goal of helping children learn history in a timeline fashion.  Since those early days, Veritas Press has grown to provide complete learning options from kindergarten through high school. Veritas Press has entered the world of online learning with self-paced and live online courses. For Continue reading

Go Science DVDs! (Library and Educational Services Review)

Go Science Review

Library and Educational Services is a wholesaler of an incredible amount of educational  materials.  From faith to family, seafarers to scientists, there is a program that will benefit your homeschool!  One that they offer, the Go Science DVDs (series 2), was offered to 100 Schoolhouse Crew Review members. Hosted by Ben Roy, a science teacher at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and former director of a television science program, these high-energy DVDs for students ages 4 to 11 will enthrall both the avid scientist and the recalcitrant student.  Mr. Roy brings to life the fundamentals of science, including how sound Continue reading

Character Training for Children and Teens (We Choose Virtues Review)

we choose virtues

As parents, it’s safe to say that we want our children to grow up and become both productive and kind adults in society. In order for this to transpire, we need to instill good character qualities in them and teach them to be virtuous. By definition, virtue is the quality of being morally good or righteous. Oftentimes parents may have difficulty in thinking of ways to teach their children how to be virtuous, or maybe even want to make it fun for them. Most important is making those qualities last a lifetime. We Choose Virtues was founded when Heather McMillan saw Continue reading

Tales of Peter Rabbit (Kinder Cottage Review)

Kinder Cottage Reviews

  Kinder Cottage Publishing is a company that was started in 2012 by parents, Howard and Ann Closs, who wanted to instill in their own four children a love of their rich heritage. The company focuses on materials that are characteristic of western civilization such as literature, history, culture, and Christianity. Their main goal is to develop and provide products that help parents instruct and train their young children. Review Crew members were recently given the opportunity to choose two 5×7 hardback picture books from a wonderful Peter Rabbit series which includes the following ten titles: The Tale of Peter Rabbit Peter Rabbit at the Farm Peter Rabbit’s Christmas How Peter Rabbit Continue reading

Discover a Way to Treat ADHD and Dyslexia Without Medication (Learning Breakthrough Program Review)

Learning Breakthrough

What parent doesn’t want to improve the brain function and clarity of their children? Whether it is to work through a learning disability, help with ADD, improve athletic performance, or simply counteract too much screen time, keeping our children clear and focused is the goal of most homeschoolers. Most parents are willing to spend some time and energy on a program that will help their students learn and retain material better. Recently, the TOS Review Crew was given the opportunity review a book about a program that can help their student do just that – A Life in Balance: Discovery Continue reading