Homeschool Curriculum Reviews for Electives

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Electives can cover such a wide range of topics in homeschool. And electives are often where our students find the most joy – plus develop unique talents and interests. We offer you an abundance of homeschool curriculum reviews for electives below! ~don't miss the giveaway at the end! Below are some of the many electives [...]

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  When I began researching homeschooling options way back when, I ran across Ambleside Online and was immediately intrigued. For various reasons, I ended up selecting another curriculum to begin with; however, Christmas found me lingering on the Ambleside Online website. By the New Year, we jumped into Year 1 and haven’t looked back since. [...]

My husband wants our kids to be able to think. He especially wants them to be able to think critically about all the information and ideas they are being fed every day. That’s why we emphasize logic in our homeschool. We’ve used a wide variety of resources over the years. While we use other materials [...]

Larsen Toy Lab Blocks Review

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Back when we were brand new parents, my mother gave my children a set of blocks. Many a plastic toy have come through our house but that set of blocks still stand, stack and stimulate imaginative play. That was 15 years ago. Today my five children still play with blocks... Exactly why we found Larson [...]

The Fallacy Detective by the Bluedorns

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Whenever I ask my husband what should be a priority for our homeschool, he mentions logic, so the children study logic every year from about age 11 and on.  Some years it’s a great learning experience, and some years it’s fun.  When we study The Fallacy Detective by Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn, it’s both.  [...]

We did a product review some time back and part of the suggested items for doing that review was Mind Benders. I had never heard of them but the curriculum said they were "highly recommended" and that they had actually tried removing them from the curriculum but received so many complaints that they put them back in! With [...]

K5 Learning

To be honest, when I was approached about writing a review for K5 Learning, I was going to pass. We just haven't liked any online sites that we have tried. I decided it was only fair to give it a quick look before saying no, and my five-year-old was immediately drawn into the site. I [...]

Foxmind Games

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Remember my love for logic? Well, here I am again talking about incorporating more logic into your homeschool - this time through games! I'm teaching a logic and critical thinking class at co-op this year and needed some activities that were both fun and challenging.  I hit the jackpot with Foxmind Games! Each of the [...]