Welcome to the fourth edition of the 2021 Homeschool Review Crew monthly blog post round up. Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and be encouraged by the Review Crew team.
March Product Reviews
- Fine Motor Alphabet Bundle, Superstar Spelling & Tracing Bundle from The Crafty Classroom
- Excellence in Literature Handbook for Writers from Everyday Education
- The Reading Game, 2nd Edition Reviews from The Reading Game
- The Family Journal / Maestro Mastery – Explore the Composers from Byron’s Games
- Hamelin Stoop: The Ring of Truth from 12 Gates Publishing
- Failure Free Reading Home Edition from Failure Free Reading
- Family Mixed Martial Arts Videos Preschool from Family Mixed Martial Arts
- Easter Escape Room from Teach Sunday School
- LeapFrog® from LeapFrog Academy®
- Homeschool Court from Homeschool Court
Encouragement from the Crew
- Yvonne from The Life We Build shares some ideas on How We Garden With Kids
- Kristen from A Mom’s Quest to Teach shares tips on The Perfect Picnic
- Michelle W from Life in the Nerddom shares insights into Who Was St Patrick.
- Yvie from Homeschool On the Range shares Homeschool Travel Advice
- Yvonne from The Life We Build shares some Ideas To Have Fun Outside In The Winter
Yvie @ Homeschool on the Range shares
- Taxes for Teens (Life Skills) – What’s the deal with taxes, and what should you know?
- Using Dyed Eggs After Easter – Make a Roman mosaic from your eggshells!
- Top Ten Audiobooks for Boys – Our top ten favorite audiobooks – with the stamp of approval from a house full of boys! – but it is not exhaustive. Use these as a jumping-off point for finding your family’s next listen…
- Teaching the American Civil War – Round-up of books, videos, and hands-on activities for teaching about the Civil War.
Amy @ Mrs. Write Balance shares
- The Lie About Loneliness – You’re not the only one who feels lonely a lot. For every person who could write volumes of praise about their best friend or circle of friends, there are half a dozen other people who would admit they feel lonely a lot and not satisfied with the friends they may or may not have.
- Is ADHD a Cop-out? – Is ADHD a Copout? If you would have asked me several years ago, I would have sheepishly said yes. I simply thought it was boys who can’t seem to sit still combined with a few unhealthy habits. I assumed that with a good diet, choice supplements, and more time in nature, any ADD/ADHD sufferer should be fine.
Jenny @ Faith and Good Works shares
- Homeschooling a Child that is Not College-Bound – Homeschooling a child that is not college-bound doesn’t mean they won’t be successful in life. Use their high school years to prepare them for life after high school.
Sarah @ Homeschooling 4 Him shares
- The Complete Gameschooling Guide – In Gameschooling, families choose to use board games to homeschool instead of worksheets and textbooks. In this post, you’ll learn why you might want to try gameschooling in your homeschool, and exactly how to get started.
- 41 Best Educational Board Games for Kids – Board games can be a great tool for homeschool families who want to teach their kids and learn together while doing it. Here is a list of teacher- and homeschool parent-recommended board games that are great for homeschooling!
- How to Make a Lapbook – Lapbooks are a fun and hands-on way for kids to remember and apply what they are learning in their homeschool lessons. Here you’ll find directions for how to design and create a lapbook of your own, and reasons why lapbooks are a great solution for homeschool families.
- All About Copywork for Homeschoolers – Copywork is a great way to teach kids about grammar and writing while exposing them to poetry and great works of literature. Here’s what you need to know to get started with copywork, and how to include it in your homeschool.
Annette @ A Net in Time shares
- Chance – Escape from the Holocaust – Read the story of a Jewish Boy, an artist, an his escape from the holocaust.
- Easy Food for the Road – Searching for easy food to take along with you on a field or road trip? Some ideas for you that are easy to do.
- What to pack for a field trip – Sometimes it’s hard to remember what you need to pack along for a field trip. Make a list following these suggestions.
- Entrepreneurial Skills – Seeking to boost the entrepreneurial skills of your children? Courses, methodology, and examples given to help boost the independence and business skills of your children.
Candy @ Candy Foote Club shares
- How to Homeschool Your Children When You Have Chronic Illness and Pain – I have had fibromyalgia all of my life. I quickly learned that I would accomplish nothing without a solid focus on my dreams and goals. Being goal-oriented certainly has helped me over the years. One of my major goals in life was homeschooling my twelve children.
Ellen @ Homeschooling Highway shares
- Themed Bible Sword Drill Game and Lesson: Number Three. Prayer – Can your kids find the Bible verses fast and then guess the topic of all the verses? This game and ready-to-read lesson also include Bible story visuals that will keep your kids having fun and engaged while learning about the Bible.
- Outdoor Scavenger Hunt – Read the clue then read the Bible verse to identify the item to find. First-person or team to collect all the items is the winner.
- Bible Basics: Follow God’s People through the Bible in Chronological Order – Follow the Israelites chronologically to see the big picture of the Bible and to understand our need for the Savior.
- Board Game Template for Kids – Your kids will have a good time reviewing their school lesson as they create their own questions, write the answers on the specified cards, and then play the game to see who wins.
Lori @ At Home: where life happens shares
- I Triumphed – A sink full of clean dishes inspires a feeling of triumph and reminds me about all I accomplished by cooking that meal.
- Scripture Writing – Stumbling upon a group writing the book of Acts has brought many unexpected benefits and challenges.
- Indoor Games for Middle and High School – Introducing some indoor games for middle school and high school that bring a bit more challenge for their advancing skills.
- A Gift Idea for That Child Who Loves to Bake – A quick and easy gift that will bring a full year of benefits to a child who just adores time in the kitchen and learning new skills.
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