American Academy – Christian-based Homeschool Academy for Pre-K Through High School

http://www.american-academy.com/ The American Academy 5350 S. Western, Suite 318 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73109 Phone: 866-605-7772 Email: educate@american-academy.com By Ellen Meade It has become more difficult to find traditional, comprehensive, Christian-based curricula for home study. Ask yourself: Do you believe education should come before socialization? Do you believe homeschooling curricula should develop a strong Christian character? […]

Teaching Cursive – New Teacher’s Text

http://www.teachingcursive.com (541) 330-5996Email: Linda@TeachingCursive.com By Linda Corson The United States is about to eliminate cursive writing from its teaching curriculum! If implemented, we will be taking an enormous gamble that cursive in today’s environment is obsolete. As of today, 40 states have adopted the Common Core curriculum which supposedly establishes the requisite skills necessary for […]

Peterson Directed Handwriting

Movement-Based Strategy for Teaching and Learning – Our lessons are not Trace & Copy. The strategy is called a “directed lesson.” Available at www.peterson-handwriting.com By Randy Nelson Letters are taught much like you would teach a line dance or aerobic exercise routine. The strategy is easy to use. The teacher handbook provides a daily lesson […]

Movies As Literature Unit Study – eBook and Hard Copy

Created by Kathryn Stout, Design-a-Study Design a Study 206 N Mechanic St., Wilmington, DE 19934 (302) 998-3889 or 1-800-965-2719 E-mail: designstdy@aol.com www.designastudy.com Assessed by Janet Esposito and Joseph Grayhaim Kathryn Stout founded Design-A-Study in 1988, after teaching for 8 years in the public education system. She wrote a series of books to help other teachers […]

Talking Fingers

Read, Write & Type Learning System (RWTLS) Talking Fingers Software, Inc. 830 Rincon Way San Rafael, California 94901 Ph: 415.472.3103; Toll Free: 800.674.9126 E-mail: contact@talkingfingers.com www.talkingfingers.com by Michael Leppert Fortunately for all homeschoolers who enjoy using their computers as educational assistants, software designers never seem to rest! There are great educational products constantly being developed […]

The Reading Game – Learn-to-Read Game for Ages 4 and Up

www.thereadinggame.com Ph: 877-826-3782 Allsaid & Dunn 2727 De Anza RD, Suite SD21 San Diego, CA 92109 By Janet Esposito The Reading Game is an amazing tool for all students learning to read. Whether pre-schoolers, who are ready to move on from pictures, or if you’re teaching the basics to your kindgarteners, or even if you […]

Therapro, Inc. – Special Needs Products

www.therapro.com 225 Arlington Street Framingham, MA 01702-8723 (508) 872-9494 or (800) 257-5376 Email: info@therapro.com By Ellen Meade Teaching children with special needs offers a unique set of challenges and rewards for students and parents. However, public schools have one advantage over homeschooling parents – the learning resources. Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Art Therapists – these […]

Wizzy Gizmo – Old and New Testament Bible Series for Families

www.wizzygizmo.com By Andrea Harden Celebrating Christianity and learning about the Bible is a huge part of daily life for many American families. This is most especially true for homeschooling families using Christian curriculum. However, beyond an academic setting, or outside of church, it can be a struggle to get children engaged and excited about exploring […]

Artistic Pursuits

10142 West 69th Ave, Arvada, CO 80004 • 303-467-0504 www.artisticpursuits.com Review by Linda K. Foster Children, by their very nature, are creative beings and, unfortunately, too many art programs offer structured instruction that stifles this natural creativity. Artistic Pursuits takes the approach that teaching children to go beyond their first ideas and find solutions that […]

Easy Grammar Systems – Grammar texts for grades 2-12

www.easygrammar.com P.O. Box 25970 Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Email: jenny@easygrammar.com Phone: 800-641-6015 Reviewed by Jennifer Nairne Easy Grammar Systems has developed a series of texts for students that finally make the English language approachable for everyone. Struggling students, English Language Learners, accelerated students — all children can benefit from using this innovative approach to grammar instruction. […]