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 Toy Lab to be such a wonderful, family-friendly toy company.
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 that information I immediately had to get them, of course.
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 responded to the request with a yes. We started with
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 games below can be played by one person or a
“From the time my children were in kindergarten, I have followed the same basic weekly schedule for math. We typically complete three textbook lessons per week and two living math lessons per week.” ~ Cindy West Cindy West’s Loving Living Math has given my family permission. Permission to learn and enjoy the real life stuff of math. See, I admit I am not a math
By now, y’all know I love logic. Whether the more mathematical side of logic puzzlers or the more formal side of logical thinking, I’m on board (and so are my kids!) And I’m on a mission to get your family excited about this important subject. This time around, I’m reviewing Art of the Argument: An Introduction to the Informal Fallacies by Aaron Lawson and Joelle
Many of you know that I’m a huge fan of teaching logic in the homeschool. For most people, the word ‘logic’ brings to mind older children in middle school and beyond. Believe it or not, I’ve successfully used logic materials with my children as early as the preschool years! Today I’d like to introduce you to one set of fantastic books which I’ve used with
While browsing the Christian Home Educators of Kentucky Convention last year, I came across a booth with several games that looked exciting. The company, HL Games Limited, allowed me the opportunity to review three of those games. All of them are appropriate for middle elementary children and older. Amuse Amaze happens to be our favorite of the three, although all of them are fun. Your