Homeschooling Online with Orphs of the Woodlands (Star Toaster Review)

Star Toaster Review

Do your kids find reading boring? Looking for a fun way to encourage your children to read and enjoy a story? You will want to read on. The members of the Schoolhouse Review crew recently had the opportunity to review the fun and engaging online reading adventure from Star Toaster.Star Toaster is company producing online books, geared towards kids grade 4 and above, which offers you more than reading. It offers “an educational journey that combines a reading adventure, an academic treasure, and a rewarding game”.  Orphs of the Woodlands, transforms your children into spies of the WAK Underground. Their Continue reading

Everything You Need to Manage Your Homeschool (Lord Heritage’s HomeSchool Office Review)

Lord Heritage HomeSchool Office Review

Do you sometimes forget your reason for homeschooling? Are you having trouble seeing the forest for the trees? Are you overwhelmed with the homeschool record keeping requirements of your state? Or maybe you just wish you had a way to assign lessons to children & adjust them on the fly. If any of these sound like you, you might benefit from Homeschool Office from Lord Heritage. A full featured, Internet-based homeschool administration program, Homeschool Office is based in both God & business-oriented principles. The interface is divided into 5 sections to track almost everything you could think of related to Continue reading

Digital Science Online (Visual Learning Systems Review)

Visual Learning Systems Review

Digital Science Online is an multisensory online science program by Visual Learning Systems.  They offer two programs, Elementary Edition for grades K-5th and Secondary Edition for grades 6 – 12th.  These digital programs are available with an annual subscription. Digital Science Online consists of educational videos on a wide variety of science related topics.  Each video also includes clips, animations, images, assessments, student activities, and teacher’s guides.  The student activities consist of quizzes, tests (pretest and posttest), writing activities, hands on experiments or other application and vocabulary exercises.  Activities vary by subject matter and grade level.  A wide variety of Continue reading

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

Egglo Entertainment Review

Do you want to share the true gift of Easter with children in a way that is meaningful and something they’re sure to remember? Glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunts help children see the light of Jesus! Egglo Entertainment sent a variety of products to members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew to facilitate glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunts to encourage a memorable experience and express the powerful message that Jesus is the light of the world. Products received include: Glow in the Dark Egglo Eggs The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure Book Egglo Treasures Scripture Scrolls Egglo Bible Verse Stickers The Egglo Glow in the Continue reading

The Beauty of New Zealand (Koru Naturals Review)

Koru Naturals Review

Members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew often refer to camping out by the mailbox or stalking the UPS truck as way of expressing excitement about an upcoming item for evaluation.    Those delivery drivers may have been feeling some pressure as we recently awaited some pampering products from Koru Naturals.   “Koru” is the Maori word for a new, unfurled fern frond. It symbolizes new life, growth, strength and peace to that New Zealand aboriginal culture.  This single word reflects not only the origin of many of the company’s products, but their purpose as well.  Since 2002, Koru Naturals has been Continue reading

Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity in America (IndoctriNation DVD Review)

IndoctriNation DVD Review

“Are the public schools an educational “neutral zone,” or a humanistic program designed to undermine the influence of the Church and the family? Is there any truth to the “salt and light” argument that encourages Christians to send their kids to public school? “ -from the IndoctriNation website Great Commission Films recently sent members of the Review Crew their DVD IndoctriNation: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity in America for our honest review. A little bit testimony and quite a lot documentary, IndoctriNation is a 102 minute DVD intended for Christian teachers, parents, and pastors. The origins and decline Continue reading

Snake Oil Educational Games (Out of the Box Games Review)

Out of the Box Games Review

Anybody ready for some good old-fashioned fun about now? This time of year seems to have us racing from one activity to the other. Family time is precious and we want to make the most of every minute we can spend together. Since 1998, Out of Box Games has created fun and original party, card and board games that encourage families and friends alike to make the most of time spent together. This award winning company strives to make the games they create easy to learn, fun to play and filled with opportunity for real interaction. The Schoolhouse Review Crew Continue reading

G. A. Henty Audio Books (Jim Hodges Productions Review)

Jim Hodges Productions Review

  Many homeschool families have enjoyed the classic G. A.  Henty educational classics.  Jim Hodges Productions provides unabridged recordings as Audio Books for our generation. Recently members of The Schoolhouse Review Crew were privileged to receive MP3 CDs of some of these G. A. Henty classics. Most also included an accompanying study guide in PDF format. If you are not familiar with this author, you may be interested in Jim Hodge’s free audio recording:  How Henty Helps with History, Geography, Language,  and Character . The following selections were reviewed by the Crew: Henty Short Stories Collection The Cat of Bubastes (BC 1250) The Continue reading

Themed Treasure Hunts! (Clued In Kids Review)

Clued In Kids Reviews

The last thirty years have shown an explosion of “screen time” with younger and younger children, and left parents struggling to find a way to keep children entertained. Recently, the Schoolhouse Review Crew had the chance to try out Clued In Kids, a company that provides a fun, educational way for parents and children to spend time without turning on the TV. Parents were allowed to choose from one of nine printable options, including Seasonal treasure hunts Hallowe’en – This is a hunt in a Hallowe’en card! The hunt includes a card, clues, tacks for taping clues to hiding places, tattoos to Continue reading

Christian DVDs Changing Lives Now and for Eternity (New Liberty Videos Review)

New Liberty Videos Reviews

New Liberty Videos is a family-owned company dedicated to producing quality Christian DVDs. They were founded by Brian Barkley, a former Hollywood television editor. The Schoolhouse Crew has had the opportunity to review several of the selections offered by New Liberty Videos. They include the following: Anthem for a Nation – This documentary explores the qualities that made America great, including our God-given freedoms. It is meant to educate and revive the hearts of our country today to walk with God and trust Him to restore our land. The Forbidden Book – This DVD details how the Scriptures were brought Continue reading