Connected2Christ.com

Sharing our thoughts and experiences on life as a Christ following family of five...

First Start Reading by Memoria Press {Schoolhouse Crew Review}

memoriacrew
I learned early on that my two children have very different learning styles. While my daughter doesn’t tend to favor repetition or work book approaches, my son tends to prefer it. She always needs a lot of interaction to keep her occupied and change to happen quite frequently. He on the other hand tends to prefer knowing what to expect next. Too much change to soon often frustrates him. If something is very busy he tends to get distracted and misses the point of the lesson. In realizing this, I knew that how my daughter learned to read would not be the same for my son.

When the opportunity arose through the Schoolhouse Crew Review Team to review a classical curriculum called First Start Reading by Memoria Press I jumped at the opportunity. What drew me the most to this curriculum was the fact that not only would my son be mastering his phonics but would also be improving his handwriting and early reading skills all together.

Continue Reading No Comments

GPA Learn {School House Crew Review}

gpalearn
My son and daughter ages 4 and 6 years old take very well to using the computer. In knowing that, I’ve typically used computer time as something fun to do. It’s a great reward for doing well in their schooling and in their daily chores. I’ve learned however, to be selective in where and how they spend their computer time. I want them to have fun but also still be learning as they play. I’ll admit that sometimes with so many choices out there it can be hard to know which on-line curriculum and games are worth pursing for this purpose.

When the opportunity to review GPALOVEMATH by GPA LEARN through the Schoolhouse Crew Review Team came up I knew I had to apply for it. As a parent, I felt it was worth pursing. The helpful info-graphic and the fun character videos pretty much sealed my decisions. I felt my children would like it for many reasons and I was right in that assumption!

Continue Reading 1 Comment

Visual Learning Systems: Digital Science Online {Schoolhouse Crew Review }

vsciencepin
Science is one of the most loved school subjects by my children. It’s interesting, hands-on, and exciting. In learning by observation and through experiments they are getting answers to the hows and whys of how things work. Science gives one the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills, pursue scientific interest further, and make informative decisions. In understanding the importance of science and its benefits, I’m more than delighted to have discovered Visual Learning Systems, an educational science publisher that offers top-quality visual curriculum for grades Primary all the way through High-school.

As part of the Schoolhouse Crew Review team, I’ve been given the opportunity to share my thoughts upon Visual Learning Systems Digital Science Online: Elementary Edition (Grades K-5) curriculum (Digital Science Online: Secondary Edition (Grades 6-12) is also available). I’d been on the look out for science curriculum to use during the 2015-2016 school year that I could make work for both my children. I was having a hard time deciding, weighing many pros and cons. I’ll admit that this review opportunity couldn’t have come at a better time. This particular edition includes primary as well as elementary science which works perfectly for my 4 and 6 year old.

Continue Reading 1 Comment

Egglo Entertainment {Schoolhouse Crew Review}

egglotospic
Easter is only a month away! During the month of March, I start gathering goodies for my son and daughter to celebrate this holiday. While they really love the fun side of Easter full of bunnies, chicks, candies, baskets, and prizes, I’m at odds in hoping they don’t miss the real reason why we celebrate this day as Christians. One way I try to push away from secular culture is to fill their baskets full of fun Christian themed music albums, movies, books, and things that point to Jesus. However, I’m still at odds feeling like there needed to be something more that would leave lasting memories & spiritual growth year after year.

Continue Reading 1 Comment

Koru Naturals {Schoolhouse Crew Review }

toscrewknatur

I’m not usually one to go out of my way to pamper myself but lately I’ve taken notice I feel so much better when I do. Depending on the method, it really doesn’t take much time or effort to refresh ones inner or outer-self. I firmly believe that in feeling renewed daily,  makes for a more cheerful soul and a happy heart in return! One of my personal favorite ways to nourish myself is through my health and beauty care routine.

As part of the Schoolhouse Crew Review team, I’ve been given the opportunity to share my thoughts upon a few of the heath and beauty care products by Koru Naturals! I received Emu Oil & Manuka Oil & Honey Shampoo and Conditioner to review. We’ve been enduring an early Spring in Oregon and with that comes several skin irritations from eczema that needs controlled to uncomfortable contact rashes. Each of these products couldn’t have come at a better time for my family to use in aiding our skin care needs be it for health, happiness, or both!

Continue Reading No Comments

Heirloom Audio Productions: In Freedom’s Cause {Schoolhouse Crew Review}

infreedomcauseim
My children like learning history through age appropriate video documentaries and audio books.  The more exciting and adventurous it is, the better. Honestly, who would want to sit and listen to a poorly narrated monotone voice-over for an extended amount of time? Certainly, not me.  I’ve found that with well done curriculum, once I bring something up from their lessons of past they tend to recall important information far better. I can’t stress enough on how it’s so important to offer children engaging ways to study that appeal to their interests and learning styles.  Learning should pique curiosity and the imagination. We as parents have the opportunity to nurture that with the right tools &  resources!

As part of the Schoolhouse Crew Review team, I jumped at the opportunity to share my thoughts upon Heirloom Audio Productions latest audio theatrical drama adapted from a book, by G.A. Henty. This particular tale with a Christian perspective presents the history of William Wallace and King Robert The Bruce in an exciting way. I received the In Freedom’s Cause Single Package which includes a physical 2 CD set, a digital download study guide, MP3 soundtrack, and a digital copy of The Prayer of William Wallace. The package  has everything one would need to complete a great study and is very reasonably priced at just $29.97 plus shipping and handling.

Continue Reading 1 Comment

Customize It All

Connected2Christ.com Copyright © All Rights Reserved.
Powered by Warp Theme Framework