A Proven System for Mastering Math Facts (UberSmart Math Facts Review)

UberSmart Math Facts Review

Members of the Review Crew recently got a chance to try out UberSmart Software.  They were given a downloadable software called UberSmart Math Facts to try out with their children.  Up to 8 children could use the program. UberSmart Software came about when David Kocur was asked by his wife to find a flash card program for their children.  He couldn’t find anything he liked so he decided to make his own!  One of his daughters has learning disabilities due to epilepsy and they were told she would always struggle with math facts.  Not anymore!  This program helped her to Continue reading

Boost Character and Social Skills with Music (Happy Kids Songs Review)

Happy Kids Songs Review

What was the last song to get stuck in your head? Was it good or bad? It’s amazing how much of an effect music can have on us. Not only can the music itself influence us, but so can the lyrics. I monitor music carefully at our house but I don’t have to worry about monitoring the music from Happy Kids Songs. Happy Kids Songs produces music that touch the behaviors & habits of children 4-8 years old. With adult-quality music and kid-friendly lyrics spanning a variety of genres & styles, the songs from Happy Kids Songs will entertain & Continue reading

Fun Bible Resources for Kids of All Ages (Wizzy Gizmo Review)

Wizzy Gizmo Review

Many of us have a deep desire to flood our children’s hearts with Biblical truths. Our culture is loud with views and standards that oppose the character of God. Consider this verse in Deut. 6:5-6. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up What an important command! This 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

Tough Cases for Mobile Devices (Trident Case Review)

trident case review

Many homeschooling families know the value in educational apps and utilize one or more tablets or smartphones as part of their everyday routine or as part of an occasional routine. Making sure they are protected can means less stress and worry about accidents. The Trident Case was founded in 2010 with the mission to created the toughest cases available for mobile devices. They have their own manufacturing facility and an in-house design team that create unique, fresh designs. Features offered by Trident Case include: Made in the USA Cases for a wide range of devices Cases that meet Military Standard Continue reading

Classical Music for Your Homeschool! (Maestro Classics Review)

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Started to help parents and children better understand and enjoy symphonic music at home Maestro Classics combines the performance of symphony music with narrations ranging from classical children’s stories to historical tidbits about the authors and composers. Recently The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew was able to review this series of educational musical CDs by Maestro Classics. Maestro Classics is the creation of music director Stephen Simon and executive director Bonnie Ward Simon who envisioned musical performances that would appeal to audiences of all ages. The Schoolhouse Review Crew were given several titles to review from the Music Maestro Classics CD Continue reading

Missionary Adventures! (The Brinkman Adventures Review)

brinkman adventures review

Are you up for an adventure?  Come along for the ride as  you become immersed into an adrenaline-filled journey to the bottom of Random Lake with a group of modern day missionaries, the Brinkman family. The Brinkman Adventures will take your family on a heart-pounding, exciting adventures all the while showing God’s love for everyone on earth. Based on a real life family, The Brinkman Adventures share real life events from the lives of missionaries around the world, though some stories are dramatized. In each episode, the names have been changed, but the actors/actresses play themselves. Members of the Crew 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

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

victus study skills

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