Archive | February, 2013

Children’s Favorite Bible Stories Giveaway

love you to god and back

I was sent 2 great books from Tommy Nelson this month. The first one is called “I Love You To God and Back“.  This little book is such a sweet bedtime prayer book to read to your little ones. I often tell my children, “I love you to the moon and back.” So I loved the title of this book when I first saw it. This book has the sweetest illustrations all throughout it. It is a precious way to end a long day with your little blessings.

children's favorite bible stories

Children’s Favorite Bible Stories is a great book offered by Tommy Nelson. We love to have read aloud time in our house, and this book is a great supplement to our book list. Each story from the Bible in this book is has a great illustration and gives the scripture reference to go along with the story.

This is a hard back book that comes with a ribbon bookmark to keep your place. This book is laid out in an easy to read format, and includes a prayer. Another great thing about this books is the ‘going deeper’ section. This section makes your little ones think deeper on the story they have just read.

Children’s Favorite Bible Stories offers your family an easy to read way of learning the Bible together. What’s even better? Tommy Nelson is offering my readers a chance to win one. This would make a great addition to your home library.

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Kindness IS Powerful with Mystery of History


We are moving right along in our Mystery of History this year. Though we have taken it a little bit slower than the usual pace, we are really loving this curriculum. As all the homeschool moms know it is a relief to find something that everyone enjoys. We made it to the lesson on Naomi and Ruth. The story of Naomi and Ruth is one of my very favorites. It ranks right up there with the story of Esther in my book.

 Kindness is Powerful

In each lesson there are activities for the different levels of students. For my 4 little ones we always do the younger students portion. For the lesson on Naomi and Ruth the activity was to do a kind deed or a random act of kindness for someone. We learned that kindness is powerful.

This was such a great activity that came in perfect timing for our family. I recently shared how a complete stranger bought our dinner without even telling us before they left. This was a great time to put that lesson into practice. My children all love giving, and they have the sweetest little hearts.

For our random act of kindness we decided that we would pay for the persons order in the car behind us at the Starbucks drive-thru. My kids thought that it was the greatest thing. They giggled and snickered in the back seat as we told them what we were doing. This teaches our children to give with a cheerful and happy heart.

I love that Mystery of History is bringing these opportunities into our homeschool. It is such a great way to get the lessons ingrained in their hearts.

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A+ TutorSoft, Inc Review

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We are always on the look out for a great Math curriculum. Recently my daughter started struggling with our current curriculum. It was just a little too much too soon for her. I was very excited to find another computer based math program from A+ TutorSoft, Inc.  I chose the 1st grade A+ Interactive MATH CD Software for our review. 

One of the first things that jumped out at me about this program is not needing to be online to do the lessons. I love that you can install it on the computer, and then your child has access anytime to do their lessons. My daughter was able to easily log in on her own and get started.

With both versions of this curriculum you get interactive lesson plans, printable worksheets, lesson plans, and a solution guide. The multi-media lessons that your child will receive give them the advantage of learning through 3 avenues: Audio, Visuals and Text-based instruction. This adds a great element that really helps the lessons to stick with your child.

The premium edition of this curriculum has so many great features. Another one that we really liked was the weekly progress report. I like being able to see a weekly wrap up for my daughter to keep up with her progress. Plus my little one gets a weekly accomplishment report so that she can see how well she is doing with her lessons. My husband really liked the fact that the parents have parental controls for the software, so that you can hide or unhide the answer keys.

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We will be sticking with this curriculum for the rest of the year. We have already worked through several learning gaps that my daughter had, and she is moving forward better than expected.

Of course, with each homeschool family cost is always a factor when choosing curriculum. A+ TutorSoft is a great and affordable option for your homeschool.  The CDs are $99.99 per grade for the standard edition and only $124.99 for the premium edition.  With the premium edition CD you get the added benefit of tracking the individual progress of up to five students in one grade.

Want to hear something really exciting?  A+ TutorSoft, Inc. is offering our readers 50% off of the purchase of A+ Interactive MATH. Just use code ‘SPOFFER50′ during checkout. This offer is good for the entire month of March! 

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*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this product through the Schoolhouse Review Crew in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my child(ren). I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.

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