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It is so difficult to find well-researched, well-written Christian biographies that appeal to all ages!  As homeschoolers we are constantly looking for such resources, and in Simonetta Carr’s Christian Biographies for Young Readers series we have found a treasure. These stunning books speak to children, teens, and adults; are lavishly illustrated with photographs as well [...]

Thinker Academy’s Study Skills Course [REVIEW]

Thinker Academy’s Study Skills Course [REVIEW] – The Curriculum Choice

As homeschool parents we understand the need to teach key subjects to our children such as math, language arts, science, history, etc. Over the years we may even figure out how to teach this information in different ways based on the learning styles, personality preferences, and interests of our students. During the teen years students [...]

Boom Bags – A Fun Strategy to Review Material

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Sometime ago, I dropped by a middle school to visit a friend and former colleague. While there, I observed her students working in pairs to compete for points as they reviewed material for an upcoming exam. I was captivated by how enthusiastic the students were and how engaged they were in the activity. Boom Bags, as she called them, [...]

Honey for a Teen’s Heart

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Most homeschoolers know about Honey for a Child’s Heart, and recently Heidi reviewed Honey for a Teen’s Heart here.  That wonderful review motivated me to look for the book, and as soon as I returned my interlibrary loan copy to the library, I bought it. It’s that good. And that’s why I want to draw [...]

Promise and Deliverance by S.G. De Graaf

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It can be difficult to find a quality narrative Bible curriculum for teens and adults. The four volume Promise and Deliverance series by S.G. De Graaf, first published years ago, is still among the best. Many years ago Christianity Today called it “A landmark in interpreting the simple stories of the Bible” and that assessment [...]

BrainPOP Review

BrainPOP review

This post contains affiliate links. Tim and Moby If you know Tim and Moby, then you know BrainPOP. BrainPOP is a popular website featuring engaging, educational resources. Most homeschool families know about their award-winning videos, however that is just one part of what makes BrainPOP unique. The website also boasts GameUp, quizzes, BrainPOP Jr, BrainPOP [...]

The Story of Canada by Janet Lunn and Christopher Moore

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Although relatively short and peaceful, Canada’s history is both fascinating and significant.  Our family owns all kinds of Canadian history books, but for a readable overview that appeals to all ages we prefer The Story of Canada by Janet Lunn and Christopher Moore. This large, colorful book is full of detailed illustrations and interesting stories [...]

GEO Puzzles Review – Geography Fun

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Please note that this review includes affiliate links because we really love this product and highly recommend it to you. Puzzles! Our family always enjoys a good puzzle. We jumped at the chance to use GEO Puzzles as part of our homeschooling geography plans. Most pieces are shaped like the country, state, or province they [...]