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  • Item #: 022914
    ISBN: 9780979221101
    Retail: $39.00
    Rainbow Price: $32.50

    Sure, we all study astronomy in high school, but does the astronomy you studied help you to navigate, tell time, or even identify the planets as they appear to us in the sky? Probably not, if you, like me and many others, studied astronomy primarily as ½Å"modern astronomy" which offers dazzling telescopic photos of the planets, and information based on measurements made by astronomers. So, what's the difference? Classical astronomy is based on how humans on earth view the sky, and how we can learn the patterns of movement of the sun, moon and stars and apply this knowledge for practical use. This is the way astronomy has been studied for centuries, before we developed high-tech instruments to satisfy our never-ending curiosity about the surfaces of other planets, the structure of stars and planets, and what else is out there.

    To fulfill this purpose, Signs & Seasons focuses on learning classical astronomy through the cycles of movement of celestial bodies and how these change through a day, a month, and a year. The course is written from a Biblical standpoint, and author Jay Ryan reminds us that keeping time through the days, months, and seasons were actually the purpose that the sun, moon, and stars were created. Seven chapters (and an epilogue) cover an introduction to the sky, day, night, the cycle of the month, the position of the sun in the sky and its' apparent movement to us, the cycle of the month, the seasonal stars, ½Å"wandering" stars (planets), and the calendar. Topics studied within include the divisions of the day, astronomical alignments, the circle of the meridian, phases of the moon, eclipses and why they occur, changes in the sky through the seasons, the motions of the planets, and much more. Historical information is woven throughout the text, which ties together what we observe in the skies today, and what ancient astronomers learned from viewing the same sky years ago.

    Each chapter is formatted like a science text, with very readable, fascinating text accompanied by large, clear, grayscale illustrations that follow along and offer a visual component that matches the reading. The diagrams that show the movement of the stars are especially helpful, as they show their change in position over time, from the ground, so they should be similar to what you observe in the night sky. Quotes from the Bible, famous astronomers, and various other places are scattered throughout the text, and in keeping with the ½Å"classical" theme, historical woodcuts and vintage art also accompany the text.

    Following the text portion of the book, you'll find a section of ½Å"field activities" to be used with each chapter. These include making and maintaining a field journal to record all of your observations, sketching diagrams of the sun, moon and stars and doing hands-on manipulative activities with a globe and cardboard models. Activities are given for all major topics covered which allow you to see the astronomical topics in practice and are sure to make them very memorable! Guiding questions accompany the observation activities and give students a guideline for their journal entries as they observe. Although there are no study or review questions found in the book chapters, keep an eye out for the accompanying workbook that will be available soon. An appendix at the end of the book holds a glossary, bibliographies of quoted authors, astronomical tables for viewing the stars and planets, a bibliography and index. So, if you think you've already covered astronomy, sit tight and enjoy this course which helps you understand what you actually see when you look up at the stars at night. 262 pages, hardcover. ½" Jess

  • Item #: 012535
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.99

    There must be a universal desire in all children to create music with rhythm instruments. If they don't have real instruments, kids will make their own from boxes, rubber bands, cardboard tubes, wooden spoons, pan lids, or whatever they can find! More substantial than homemade instruments, Band in a Box is guaranteed to bring hours of entertainment to your aspiring musician. A great value, this set includes a small tambourine, rhythm sticks, ÿtriangle & striker, "clacker," mini cymbals, and a pair of brightly striped maracas. All this comes neatly packaged in a hand crafted wooden carrying case. Pieces are constructed of metal and solid wood to withstand years of "music." ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 002240
    ISBN: 9781602005228
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $27.95

    That proverbial talk about the “birds and the bees.” You know you need to do it. Teaching your children about God’s plan for sex and all the male/female interaction that leads up to it is part of what it means to bring up a child in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. And you want to do it – sort of. It’s just that it’s so very uncomfortable – and you don’t know what to say – and there might be questions asked that make you ashamed or guilty. . .  Dennis and Barbara Rainey (parents of six) of Family Life Ministries know you need “a plan” and they’ve provided a lovely one – a getaway weekend kit complete with instructions for you, guidelines for what to do, excellent speakers to get the difficult words out in the open by offering interesting audio sessions, an engaging format, a solid study of Biblical values, and enjoyable scripture songs.

      The goal of this program is to encourage and empower parents to discuss the difficult topics of intimacy, sexual behavior, and personal feelings that are facing their children as they enter the preteen years. To give parents the tools they need to both challenge their sons and daughters as they enter the pathway to Christian adulthood as well as provide the foundation for future discussions and sharing. To build a mentoring relationship with your children that continues past the weekend and into all the years leading up to adulthood.

      Preteen? Isn’t that jumping the gun a bit for the birds and the bees? Not in today’s culture. It’s literally everywhere around us – and now in ways unimagined by all previous generations. This program is designed to set the stage for a close parent/child relationship as the child moves into this period. Topics are handled biblically, carefully, and tastefully. Some topics are left optional for the parent.

      A weekend getaway. That’s the general setting. One child – with the parent all to himself (boys with fathers; girls with mothers) – doing an activity of his choice that he loves to do and spending time listening to “talks” and working through study material together. It’s a wonderful affirmation that the love of the parent can transcend the upcoming changes that the child will be experiencing.

      There are five audio sessions and one optional session: 1) the adolescent experience, 2) how to handle peer pressure, 3) changes that are ahead (God’s design for sex), 4) purity (protecting sexual innocence), and 5) dating (properly engaging with the opposite sex). The optional session covers really delicate issues (masturbation, pornography, and same-sex attraction) and can be inserted after the fourth session and before the fifth if the parent chooses,

      The Getaway Kit provides the necessary framework: a tour guide for the parent, travel journal for the preteen including 25 follow-up devotions, CDs containing 5 sessions, scripture memory songs and downloadable MP3s of all sessions.

      The Tour Guide is for the parent – basically a leader’s guide for this very focused Bible study. This little manual includes sections on planning the getaway, an itinerary for the weekend, a suggested schedule, preparation checklists (and needed supplies), guidelines for writing a note to your son/daughter, and very specific suggestions for praying for your son/daughter. Also included is a page-for-page reproduction of the Travel Journal (accent color rather than full color) so you can work through it with your son/daughter.

      The Travel Journal is for your son/daughter and is designed as a companion for the experiences of the weekend. With a travel theme and an engaging appearance, it provides a place to write notes (from the talks), thoughts, and answers to questions as well as the guidelines for godly Christian living provided by this study material. There are 25 follow-up devotions that continue with a similar theme and help strengthen the biblical core of the young adult’s understanding of the various issues. This is a nicely done keepsake book with a hardcover, full-color graphics, and an elastic strap for place-keeping.

      The CD Set provides the core material for the heart of the weekend and the program. Eight CDs provide the weekend talk sessions. These sessions feature scripture memory songs, dramatic vignettes, humorous features, real-life stories from teens and adults, and lots of teaching from parents and experts that have “been there, done that.” Songs are CCM-type of music with understandable lyrics, singable melodies, and full instrumentation backup.

      Having “that” talk with your children may never be entirely comfortable, but this kit gives you a plan; the certainty of godly, biblical content; and the promise of enjoyable memories. 

  • Item #: 038151
    Retail: $30.00
    Rainbow Price: $23.25

    You don't have to worry about losing any pieces here – all 25 bars of this deluxe xylophone are mounted inside a carry case! The notes include sharps and flats, and the bars are made of sturdy chrome steel. Two mallets are also provided.

  • Item #: 033881
    Retail: $6.00
    Rainbow Price: $2.99
  • Item #: 033880
    Retail: $6.00
    Rainbow Price: $2.99
  • Item #: 064646
    ISBN: 9781849943093
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    This unassuming book packs enough info for a detailed children's music class! Subjects range from Music Appreciation topics such as types of instruments, ensembles, and genres all the way to Music Theory topics like reading music and playing basic instruments like the recorder, piano, and guitar. The straightforward presentation is accompanied by illustrations to help demonstrate what the text is saying, and although the text is simple enough for a child to read, the book is pretty text heavy so a parent may want to help get a child started. While the book is not structured to be a curriculum, I'm impressed at how much music education could be obtained by a thorough reading of this book. 127 hardcover pages. Laura

  • Item #: 063568
    Retail: $20.00
    Rainbow Price: $15.75

    This is perfect for lap harps! While the beauty of Music Maker Harps is that anyone can play them – regardless of musical talent or any knowledge of notes or reading music. Which is why I wanted to get one for my kids, but then I opened the box and it wasn't tuned, and I didn't have the ear to tune it! Which left my options at playing horribly off key, finding a musical friend that could tune it, or leaving it in the box! In the box sat our harp, with the kids wanting to know when they could play it and me not knowing what to do. Until I found the E-Z Tuner! Simply clip the tuner on the end of the harp, turn on the digital display, and play a note on the first string (a tuning sheet is included with the harp showing what note each string should be). The tuner displays what note was played, simply use the tuning tool (included with the harp) to tighten or loosen the strings until the optimal note is achieved. Now our harp plays beautiful music (on key!) and the kids are happy, too! ~ Megan

    (Can be used for Lap Harps and other stringed instruments: guitars, ukeleles, etc.)

  • Item #: 053457
    Retail: $25.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    Lead a battalion or just keep the beat with this charming wooden drum. The red, white, and blue painted body and rims are strung together with a pretty gold cord. There is an extra cord for hanging around your neck (the neck strap was long enough for me, so you may need to shorten it for little percussionists). Comes with two 7” wooden drumsticks for keeping perfect time. Approx. 8.5x8.5x8.5” – Laura

  • Item #: 037442
    Retail: $25.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    This 8-note set contains the most popular boomwhackers and a scale that is generally preferred by most music educators and people more familiar with music. It contains C', D', E', F', G', A', B', and C". If you're interested in just one set, this is the one to get.

  • Item #: 004257
    Retail: $49.95
    Rainbow Price: $39.95

    Includes bells for lower C to upper C but does not include sharps.

  • Item #: 060687
    ISBN: 9780739048177
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $17.50
  • Item #: 054281
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.95
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  • Item #: 052864
    Retail: $7.50
    Rainbow Price: $6.75

    Now you can whistle a happy tune with this sturdy, plastic ocarina! Based on a design found in multiple ancient civilizations, this fun instrument has seven playable notes and comes with a fingering chart. Made in the USA, and fits perfectly in a stocking too! What songs can you play? Approx. 3x6” - Laura

  • Item #: 050238
    ISBN: 9780760362624
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $14.95

    Billed as the world’s smallest science lab, this tiny kit contains small versions of basic science equipment. So, if you don’t have much room for science equipment and you don’t mind doing experiments on a small scale, this kit is for you. You also get a 48-page lab manual-ette that contains 20 experiments, all using common household ingredients not included with the kit. Kit includes 3 test tubes with stand, beaker, flask, graduated cylinder, funnel, petri dish & lid, balance scale w/ 3 weights, magnifier, 10 cm steel ruler, pipette and scoop, and a 5”x3.5”x2” cabinet to store it all in.

  • Item #: 047303
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $54.95

  • Item #: 034580
    Retail: $10.00
    Rainbow Price: $7.50
  • Item #: 033882
    Retail: $6.00
    Rainbow Price: $2.99
  • Item #: 023918
    ISBN: 9780947183370
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $8.95
  • Item #: 012879
    ISBN: 9780739009604
    Retail: $24.95
    Rainbow Price: $19.95
  • Item #: 072881
    Retail: $29.95
    Rainbow Price: $22.95

    Lots of features for a low price on this 37-key kid’s piano. Keys are labeled on keyboard, with each octave distinguished from others. Unit can be set to mimic 7 other instruments in addition to piano. Large drum keys for bass, snare, hi-hat and cymbal add to the keyboard melody. Background rhythms in 8 different styles are supplied for the child to play along with, with tempo keys to speed up or slow down the rhythm. Record and playback options are included, and, (mercifully!), volume controls as well. Demo batteries (3 AA) are included. Approx 21” x 7” x 2”.

  • Item #: 062112
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $0.35

  • Item #: 061446
    ISBN: 9780310749455
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.95

    Ben Carson has a profound life message for teens. From his humble roots of 'class dummy' to world renowned neuro-surgeon, Dr. Carson's growing up years were anything but easy-abandoned by his father, raised in poverty, called stupid at school. Yet he had a mom who believed in him. With a bit of tough love, she limited television watching and put a reading requirement on her sons: read at least two books per week, then write and present two book reports. Through the pages of this book, we get a glimpse of the power of self-education, yet more than this, we experience the character development of a young man who grapples with pride and temper issues. We also see firsthand the power of a praying mom who was instrumental in the successes of her world renowned son. Transitioning to principles necessary for excellence (traits he has identified as essential for unleashing potential), Dr. Carson expands his acronym THINK BIG: T-Talent, H-Honesty, I-Insight, N-Niceness, K-Knowledge; B-Books, I-In-depth learning and G-God. Regardless of your political affiliation, Dr. Carson provides an insightful, motivating book for teens (and adults!). I was captivated by the personal stories of his youthful adversities and medical successes and failures as a prominent neurosurgeon. Appendix includes a personal talent assessment and discussion questions. Excellent for use as a family read, for dinner-time discussion or for a high school book study. 231 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 060664
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.95

    What I would have given to have this as a young piano student! If your little Mozart has a hard time keeping track of their multiple note flashcards, this is the perfect solution. The heavy-duty laminated sheet has a blank staff ranging from B2 to D6. Firmly attached to a clear cord is a black plastic quarter note that slides up and down to be any note. “But what about the stem being on the wrong side?” you might ask. Don’t worry; the note spins (though it might be a bit tricky for little ones to rotate) so that the stem is on the correct side, adding another element to quiz your student about. Parents, want to help quiz your child but don’t know how to read music? Not a problem! On the card’s back, the note moves up and down in correspondence to the front-facing note and labels indicate the note’s name. A valuable tool for anyone looking to improve their note identification skills. – Laura

  • Item #: 054280
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.95

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  • Item #: 052944
    Retail: $5.00
    Rainbow Price: $4.50

    Play all kinds of silly sounds – no musical knowledge required! This 9” whistle (15.5” when fully extended) makes that classic sliding sound and is a fun toy for kids of all ages. Fits perfectly in a stocking! – Laura

  • Item #: 052465
    Retail: $4.50
    Rainbow Price: $4.25

     With these 4” kazoos, music-making is a easy as humming a tune. The classic feel of
    these metal kazoos brings back fond memories of marching around the house with younger siblings in tow and now the next generation of beginner muscians can get their start in the same way!

  • Item #: 052298
    Retail: $35.00
    Rainbow Price: $28.95

  • Item #: 049251
    Retail: $6.49
    Rainbow Price: $5.95
    Packet includes instructions for tuning your harp, plus a few sample songs to test the tuning of the instrument.
  • Item #: 048117
    ISBN: 9780849760501
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $5.50

    These flash cards from Jane Smisor Bastien provide anywhere, anytime musical practice in note recognition in both the treble and bass clefs, including ledger lines, major and minor keys, and interval and music sign identification. Instructions are included for each kind of card for naming, and/or playing and singing practice, and answers are included on the back of each card. The note answers include an illustration of the note's location on a piano keyboard. This set of 72 cards is perfect for an introduction to music theory and sight reading. It will take some discipline to practice with these, but it will certainly pay off in the long run when your children and/or students don't have to count lines and spaces to read notes anymore! ~ Rachel D.