If you’ve been homeschooling for any length of time, chances are that you’ve heard of Bright Ideas Press. If you haven’t, then it’s high time that you do. It will be the honor of the Crew to introduce them to you . . .
This year’s Crew members will be receiving a large variety of products from Bright Ideas Press to use in their homeschools and to share with you. Below is just a sampling of what the Crew will be receiving. I hope that you will hope on over to the Bright Ideas Press website and check out all of the products that they have available.
Illuminations is Bright Idea’s Press newest product, and their foray into the Language Arts arena. So far, 2 volumes are available. Here is what BIP has to say about Illuminations:
* Practical – you will not find any assignments to “write a ten page treatise comparing and contrasting 6 major world religions” or “build the Great Wall of China to scale out of cereal boxes and recycled tires.” We are R E A L homeschoolers who recognize that there is more to life than academics.
o Our schedule also runs on a FOUR DAY school week! This allows for:
+ Co-ops or outside classes
+ Projects, experiments, field trips
+ Catch-up days
+ Real life!
* Fun – no, not all education is “fun” but we want to help you build “fun time” into your schedule. For some, this could simply mean having a great read-aloud and discussion time, for others it might be making costumes out of left-over fabric and duct tape, or enjoying ethnic cooking together. We want your family to build F U N memories of your homeschooling years!
* Affordable – save money by purchasing programs that are:
o multi-year materials (re-usable, non-consumable)
Lastly, we believe Illuminations will be Encouraging as well. We are on your team to encourage and equip you to diligently train and teach your children in the way of the Lord! Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. (Psalm 119:105)
One of my personal favorites from BIP is The Mystery of History (vol. 3 is pictured here). My oldest daughter has gone through all 3 volumes (currently available) and has developed a love for history that now rivals her mother’s!
Complete, chronological, Christian – The Mystery of History ties together both secular and Biblical history in an easy-to-use and easy-to-understand format. Three of four volumes are finished.
Looking for American History? BIP has that too! It’s called All American History and is available in 2 volumes/sets. I am currently working through Volume 1 with my 5th grader, and loving it!
Volumes 1 and 2 will take you from Explorers all the way to the 21st century. Written primarily for 6th – high school, it can also be adapted for younger children.
BIP publishes the Christian Kids Explore . . . science series. This series includes books on Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and Earth & Space. We used the Biology book from this series last year and I was very impressed (which is saying something, since I’m not a huge science fan). This series is great for elementary grades and requires very little teacher preparation time. It’s a great combination of reading and hands-on activities.
Crew Members – please sign the Mr. Linky with your name and the product (or products) that you received to review (initials are fine).