Fast Facts Complete Title —It’s So Amazing: A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies and Families Publisher – Candlewick Press Author – Robie Harris Illustrator – Michael Emberley It was time! The questions were coming, and I was totally unprepared. I had not even one book that explained the “facts of life.” Does every parent think that this time comes far sooner than expected? I
The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is a publication of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Are you wondering how in the world a boring statistical book made it onto a homeschool review site? Keep reading. The OOH is not boring, and it’s very helpful for middle school and high school homeschool students and their parents. My daughter is only ten but I’ve already bought a
If you’re looking for a Bible study that your 8-12 year old can do alone, the Discover 4 Yourself Inductive Bible Studies for Kids are a good choice. Written by Kay Arthur of Precepts Ministries, these studies are solid introductions to forming a lifelong Bible study habit. There are many titles in the series covering the gamut of Old Testament and New Testament books, people,
There are actually two Mathematicians are People, Too books – a volume one and a volume two. They both have the same format and style and are written by Luetta Reimer and Wilbert Reimer. Recently on a forum, someone asked if these books are math books or history books. Well, that’s a great question. They are living books for sure. And because they are living,
Why should you give your children regular editing and proofreading exercises as part of their language arts studies? Editing exercises teach them how read critically for errors. Hopefully, those skills will carry over into their own writing as they go through the drafting, revising, and editing steps of the writing process. Editing exercises are the best way to teach grammar and usage – in the
Finding a language arts curriculum is a lot like finding a good bathing suit –getting that perfect fit is really tough! Here’s a review to help you “try on” one more curriculum. Learning Language Arts Through Literature (LLATL) is a gentle approach to language arts study that works best for homeschoolers who use a living books approach to learning [I am basing this review on
Living Math is a curriculum written by Julie Brennan, a professional CPA, a mom of four, and an obvious math lover. If you have heard of living math, you may think that this curriculum is full of hands-on games and puzzles with lots of living math books. Actually it is more of a historical tour through time, looking at the mathematical developments of each period.
The Big Book of Books and Activities by Dinah Zike is a black and white, 128 page resource for paper crafts and minibooks. I’ve owned my copy for several years, and I still pull it down for ideas. Now that my daughter is ten, she can look up papercraft ideas herself in this easy to use book. What I love most about this book is