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D’Aulaires Greek Myths Set: A Review from Memoria Press!

It’s another review in line with Charlotte Mason’s principles, somewhat at least. ;) It definitely applies to classical learning. This time around we received D’Aulaire’s Greek Myth Set from Memoria Press. The D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths Set is for grades 3-6 and includes a student book, a teacher book, and flashcards. We absolutely adore all of the books written by the D’Aulaires! They have gorgeous full color illustrations and do an excellent job of bringing the biographies and myths to...

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Linguistic Development Through Poetry Memorization: An IEW Review!

Hey, hey…another review of an Institute for Excellence in Writing product! This time we received Linguistic Development Through Poetry Memorization. It included a physical copy of the teacher’s guide, the PDF student book, poetry CD set, a DVD of Andrew Pudewa’s conference talk on Nurturing Competent Communicators, and seven audio mp3 downloads. Whew. IEW is never lacking in quality materials, that’s for sure! IEW was also generous enough to include a bonus spiral bound, soft cover physical copy of the student...

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Kwik Stix: A Mess-Free Paint Review!

  Kwik Stix (made by The Pencil Grip, Inc.) were a super fun product to review! What are they? Paint! Anyone who has ever been around kids knows two things. They love to paint. (Love may not be a strong enough word for the way my littles feel about painting, especially my two year old…) Painting is messy and sometimes stressful for the adult in charge. Paint gets EVERYWHERE each time my kids get near it. Doesn’t matter what kind of paint it...

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Harriet Tubman: A Biography Review!

    Rosie and I have been reviewing an excellent book from YWAM Publishing‘s series of historical biographies! It’s called Heroes of History- Harriet Tubman by Janet and Geoff Benge. In addition to the book there was also an accompanying Digital Unit Study.   Part of Charlotte Mason style learning involves reading living books instead of just learning facts from textbooks. This book falls perfectly in line with that. The story is captivating and makes the story of Harriet Tubman and...

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Apologia Writers in Residence: A Language Arts Curriculum Review!

    Rosie was given a lovely spiral bound book called Writers in Residence from Apologia Educational Ministries for review! This is a complete language arts curriculum. It takes you through the entire writing process piece by piece, and it also throws in grammar skills! We received two things. The student workbook, which contains both the information and the work pages. This book is a large spiral bound book with heavy weight paper. It’s high quality and the pages are meant to...

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Read, Write & Type: A Review of a Fun Program for Early Elementary Kids!

Ada and I have been reviewing a learn to read and type program called Read, Write & Type from Talking Fingers Inc.  We received a year subscription. Ada is almost six and still learning how to read smoothly. I hadn’t even considered teaching her how to type yet, but it turns out she’s very capable of learning how!   Read, Write & Type is a fully online program for kids at the K-2nd grade levels or ages 6-8. The program covers a...

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Homeschool Copywork: A Review!

I always get excited when a review comes up for a Charlotte Mason style product! We were given a lifetime membership to the website Homeschool Copywork to review, which is awesome because we really value the importance of copywork around here.   Homeschool Copywork provides more than just handwriting practice sheets!  The copywork includes various booklets on famous artists, poetry, Bible verses, holiday related quotes, famous speeches, and character traits. The website includes multiple levels of copywork: Early Elementary Copywork, Upper...

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Times Tales from The Trigger Memory Co.: A Math Review!

Our latest item for review is Times Tales from The Trigger Memory Co. We’ve been using the physical version of Times Tales that a friend gave us a couple of years ago in our homeschool and loving it, but we’d never seen the video version until The Trigger Memory Co. offered it to us for review! For the review we were given a digital download, which included the videos as two mp4 files, printable flashcards, plus a few worksheets including a...

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Logic of English, Essentials: A Review!

This week’s review is for a curriculum from the company Logic of English. We received Essentials 2nd Edition, which is for ages 7 to adult. The program has three separate levels (A, B, and C) so it can be used for multiple levels and for up to three years!   What was in the box? Well, a lot of things! There is simply a lot of material here!   -Essentials Teacher’s Guide, Volume 1 The teacher’s guide is a massive 632...

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Rainforest Journey: A Science Curriculum Review!

Well guys, I’m reviewing a lot of stuff lately with TOS Review Crew. Whew! Today’s review is for a science program that’s completely online called Rainforest Journey. It’s from the company EdTechLens. It’s life science curriculum with 34 lessons. The lessons include videos, audio, and writing, along with large color photos. There’s also a review with each lesson, along with assessments.   Rainforest Journey is for grades K-5th. There are separate levels for each grade. Ada, age five, and I reviewed...