Category: Homeschooling

Ten-Frame Treasures™ by Learning Resources {review & giveaway}

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If you are looking for a fun way to aid in teaching your hands-on learning child math, Ten-Frame Treasures just may be the activity set you are looking for! This comprehensive math manipulative set appealed to both my son age 2 1/2 and my daughter age 5. It can help you teach base-ten number concepts and it’s great for early addition and subtraction.  Let’s be serious here too, what kid doesn’t get excited over a treasure chest?

The set as a whole comes with 85 pieces. There’s the chest, 4 Ten-Frame Trays, 40 Silver Coins, & 40 Gold coins. The coins all have the same design which is a crown on one side and on the other a ship. Both my kids liked the designs and thought it was cool that the images were raised. Each of the trays can hold ten coins each. And a bonus is that the trays and the coins fit into the treasure chest making it easy to store. I will note that there’s no latch or anything so if the treasure chest topples over or is held upside down, you’ll have pieces scattered everywhere. Continue reading

X-ACTO SharpX Performance Electric Pencil Sharpener {review}

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If you are looking to sharpen many pencils quickly, you’ll be pleased with the X-ACTO SharpX Performance Electric Pencil Sharpener. One of it’s features is that this pencil sharpener allows you to sharpen multiple standard sizes of pencils, even triangular ones! This is a great feature for my family since we have younger children that use larger beginner sized pencils, removing any need for multiple sharpeners in our home.

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Disneynature: Wings of Life (Blu-ray / DVD) Review

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From Disneynature, the studio that brought you Earth, Oceans, African Cats and Chimpanzee, comes Wings of Life — a stunning adventure full of intrigue, drama and mesmerizing beauty. Narrated by Meryl Streep, this intimate and unprecedented look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers is a celebration of life, as a third of the world’s food supply depends on these incredible — and increasingly threatened — creatures.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg, Wings of Life utilizes riveting high-speed, time lapse and macro filmmaking to showcase in spectacular detail these unsung heroes of our planet. Continue reading

Funky Monkey Forecast™ Magnetic Daily Weather Set {review & giveaway}

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2013-04-02

I recently had been looking for a fun hand’s way to teach my two children age 2 1/2 and soon to be five years old about the calendar as well as our weather. I wanted something to display in our school area that could easily be changed up daily. I found a few calendars here and there but they weren’t cutting it as I wanted the weather listed too! I needed an all in one and something that would be exciting and boldly catching the eye and interest of children. This is when I discovered a fantastic educational set from Learning Resources that could do all I wanted and more super easily! Continue reading