Browsing Category : Homeschool Curriculum Reviews

GoGo Kabongo!!


Start the school day with computer games?  No way!  But as reading is our first subject of the day, usually, GoGo Kabongo quickly became a favorite warm-up.  Designed to foster skills such as attention and focus, working memory, processing, successive and simultaneous processing, visualization, planning and comprehension, Kabongo captivates children with colorful alien guides, fast action roller coasters and frequent interactive…

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Reading Kingdom – Reading Without Rules


Phonics has been used to teach reading “since Hector was a pup”, as my dad would say.  The team behind Reading Kingdom has an alternative.  Learning to read by mastering 6 basic skills:  sequencing, motor skills, sounds, meaning, grammar and comprehension.  And they provide all the tools necessary in a fun, child-friendly online program. Our happy little owl friend starts 4-10…

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Kid Scoop


Teaching children to read is one thing.  Getting them to read is another.  This is where Kid Scoop’s Reluctant Reader Solution comes in.  Recommended for grades 2-8,  Reluctant Reader Solution includes a 12 month online subscription to Kid Scoop newspapers, plus 365 fun activity sheets that can be used individually, or as provided in 60 mini-unit studies. The online version of the…

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Wierd Science – The Curiosity Files


Join Professor Ana Lyze as she leads you and your students on a wild scientific adventure, searching for “outlandish insects, rare diseases, unique gems and more” (from Introduction to The Dung Beetle).  The Curiosity Files is a new series of Unit Studies by The Old Schoolhouse, focusing on unusual scientific subjects.  We were captivated from page one of The Dung…

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Easy Classical – Classical Education, Charlotte Mason Style


The Easy Classical program offers a full 36 week set of lesson plans, or “schedules” for teaching a classical curriculum using living books, as Charlotte Mason proposed.  The system seems to be built around Susan Bauers’ book,  “The Well Trained Mind:  A Guide to Classical Education At Home”, which is recommended reading before starting the program.  I have not read…

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