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  • Item #: 022360
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.95

    While this game is super easy to pick up and play, the challenges might leave you in knots! The 40 challenges really test your spatial reasoning and manual dexterity. In head-to-head 2 player mode a double sided card is inserted into the slot on the top of the scorekeeper. Players must then race to be the first to complete the pictured knot. The winning player gets to pull the "Tug-o'-War" rope through the scorekeeper one notch in their direction to signify a win. The first player to pull the rope all the way through to their side is the winner of the game. Challenge cards progress from beginner to expert. Game includes 4 ropes, 4 rings, a 30-second timer, 40 cards, scorekeeper, and instructions. Single and 4-player instructions are included.

  • Item #: 059812
    ISBN: 9780985472528
    Retail: $24.95
    Rainbow Price: $19.50

    I love the line on the front cover: “Math is often taught as all scales and no music. This book contains the music!” Our math study is indeed lacking if we don’t see how it can be used to do wonderful things. The book’s first premise is that we learn through being challenged. Students, secondly, should be presented with these challenges in ways that intriguingly connect math and the real world. Each chapter introduces concepts and discusses the real world situation using a charming animal companion and an Einstein-like character drawn in black and white cartoons. The formula and key processes they discuss are highlighted on a drawn chalkboard. The 21 chapters each pull from a wide variety of topics: astronomy, problem solving, algebra, probability, ratios, perimeter and circumference, area, volume, analogies, speed, bases and more. First in each chapter come problem sets. You can easily select the difficulty of problems to specifically challenge your student. All material covers four different levels of difficulty: easy, somewhat challenging, challenging and very challenging. Each problem set has “warm up” exercises with one problem for each of the four different levels. After a few pages of problem sets come extended sets of questions at each level--a good handful (5 or so) of questions per level. Answers are provided in full and comprise 125 pages of the book. Pages are reproducible for classroom use. 398 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 022748
    ISBN: 9780060080938
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

    A delightful story about a little boy in grand clothes; fierce tigers who are talked out of eating a little boy when given pieces of his clothing; fighting tigers whirring so fast around a tree leaving only melted butter and pancakes. Set in India, this story might be familiar to those who have been around awhile by another name, but has now found its rightful setting and comes alive with winsome illustrations. Small (6.5” x 6.5”), 70 pg paperback ~ Janice

  • Item #: 008863
    Retail: $11.98
    Rainbow Price: $7.75

    If you like double solitaire, you'll love this! Lay out your 3 base piles, and 10 cards in your "wood" pile. Stack the same color card from 1-10. Everyone plays at once in this fast-paced card game. Also, you can never be stuck! So hurry up, use the "wood" and be the first to yell, "Dutch Blitz!" It's easy to learn, fun to play, and contagious. It seems like our children take a deck wherever they go. 2-4 players.

  • Item #: 070916
    Retail: $109.00
    Rainbow Price: $69.00

    It's the same! But, different. Leaving the world of CDs behind, Rosetta Stone Homeschool has taken the leap into the world of online subscription formats. As with every major format change, there are advantages and disadvantages. You will probably like the changes which provide more mobility and more flexibility (unless you do not have access to high speed internet or do not wish to enter the internet world). All the aspects of the Rosetta Stone approach to language acquisition that we've come to love and expect are there. It's just packaged differently.

    So, what's different? First of all, there are only four products (instead of the 70 or so we carried before). Each product is an online subscription. This subscription gives one student 6 months of access. You purchase a subscription then you choose your language as part of the activation process. There are 24 languages available and a subscription purchase lets you choose any one of the 24 (Family Pack subscribers can choose up to three different languages). The subscription also gives you access to ALL levels of instruction available in that language. All languages have at least three levels. Some languages have five levels. If workbooks, quizzes, or tests are available (only for a few languages), access to pdf versions of this material comes with the subscription. Because all content is online, you can access it from a computer, laptop, or mobile device and you can access it from anywhere that you have a fast internet connection. You can even download lessons (with Audio Companion) to use when the internet is not available.

    So, what's the same? The dynamic immersion instructional methodology, the voice recognition software, and the student tracking abilities. In other words, all the good stuff that has made Rosetta Stone distinctive and a favorite with homeschoolers. And there is still a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee if you are not satisfied with the program. To get a sense of the program, check out the video demo found on our website.

    Rosetta Stone's "Dynamic Immersion™" methodology combines multimedia technology with a total immersion approach utilizing four aspects images, intuition, interactivity, and instruction. Real-life images are coupled with words or phrases, both spoken and written. There is constant interaction with the program, making selections which are confirmed if correct. Understanding of the language is built through spoken responses to real-life simulations utilizing TruAccent® speech-recognition technology which listens, analyzes, and corrects the student response. [Headset with microphone is needed but not included.]

    Core Lessons cover: A. Listening & Reading combined; B. Listening only, C. Reading only, D. Speaking, and E. Writing. There are Focused Activities that concentrate on language skills vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, reading, speaking, listening, writing and Adaptive Recall which are review sequences. While the general content and methodology is similar between the various Rosetta Stone versions, the Homeschool version is unique in giving parents the ability to plan and track the student's progress through the lessons and activities and to print data reports.

    Rosetta Stone Levels (in any language) cover the following material:

    Level 1 Build a Foundation. Fundamental vocabulary, essential language structure, basic conversational skills including greetings and introductions. Includes colors, adjectives, numbers, prepositions, definite and indefinite articles, singular and plural nouns, family relations, the five senses and time of day.

    Level 2 Navigate Your Surroundings. Builds on vocabulary and essential language structure. Giving/getting directions, using transportation, telling time, dining out, and enjoying basic social interactions. Includes verb tenses, adverbs, formal imperatives, school subjects, months, and emotions.

    Level 3 Connect with the World. Builds on language fundamentals and conversational skills. Learn to share ideas and opinions, express your feelings and talk about everyday life, your interests, your work, subjective, present perfect, weights, and measurements.

    Level 4 Deepen Your Understanding. Expands on what you learned in Levels 1, 2, and 3. Negotiate complex situations with confidence. Develop conversational skills to navigate the workplace, care for your health, arrange repairs, and move abroad.

    Level 5 Develop Your Command of the Language. Refine crucial communication skills and make full use of everything you've learned in Levels 1-4. Discuss entertainment and culture, government and the marketplace, and celebrate language-learning success.

    The following languages are available (with number of levels in parenthesis): Arabic (3), Chinese (Mandarin) (3), Dutch (3), English (American) (5), English (British) (5), Filipino (Tagalog) (3), French (5), German (5), Greek (3), Hebrew (3), Hindi (3), Irish (3), Italian (5), Japanese (3), Korean (3), Persian (Farsi) (3), Polish (3), Portuguese (Brazil) (3), Russian (3), Spanish (Latin American) (5 Workbooks for Levels 1-3), Spanish (Spain) (5), Swedish (3), Turkish (3), and Vietnamese (3).

    System Requirements:

    Windows 7, 8, 10 or higher

    Mac (Intel based only) Maverick (OS X 10.9) or higher

    Internet Explorer 11, Chrome 50, Firefox 46, Safari 9.1, Edge 13 or greater

    Latest version of Adobe Flash Player

    Computer Hardware Requirements:

    Windows: 2.33 GHz or faster x86-compatible processor OR Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks

    Mac: Intel Coreâ„¢ Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor

    1 GB of RAM or higher

    1024 x 768 display resolution

    High-Speed Internet connection (at least 768bps)

    In terms of high school credit equivalency (as before) Rosetta Stone is not "accredited" because it is not a school, but each level of the Homeschool program has a "Full Year Curriculum" lesson plan. If you follow that lesson plan, each level will be a 36 week program if you're not using the supplemental (suggestions in teacher materials) materials, or 45 weeks if you are (equivalent to 1 school year). Not all schools or boards will accept RS as credit, so checking to ensure it will be accepted is recommended.

    While it's a bit sad to say "good-bye" to Rosetta Stone's old standby CD-based program, it's easy to see the advantages and necessity of increased mobility. Thankfully, favorite features have been retained and the program remains a strong option for high school foreign language. As before, we encourage the use of a grammar workbook to complement the strong conversational aspect of the program. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 036495
    ISBN: 9780142401101
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.75

    Grandma Dowdel is not your average grandmother. She's a large, intimidating woman who wears men's clothes, isn't afraid to use her shotgun, and is as wily as a snake. So it's with some trepidation that Joey and his younger sister Mary Alice travel to southern Illinois every August to visit her. Grandma's sleepy little town is shaken up by that very character, but the kids can never quite figure out ahead of time what she may be up to. As they are dragged along on all sorts of adventures, they gain admiration for their grandma and a sense of adventure. You will too, as you get an "inside peek" at adventures from hosting a wake for the (ambiguously) dead "Shotgun Cheatham," snagging a free biplane ride at the county fair, and selling "genuine" Lincoln items to save a neighbor's house from being torn down. Recommended for ages 8+, I bet the whole family will enjoy this hilarious, fast-paced book, especially as a read-aloud!

  • Item #: 070914
    Retail: $169.00
    Rainbow Price: $99.00

    It's the same! But, different. Leaving the world of CDs behind, Rosetta Stone Homeschool has taken the leap into the world of online subscription formats. As with every major format change, there are advantages and disadvantages. You will probably like the changes which provide more mobility and more flexibility (unless you do not have access to high speed internet or do not wish to enter the internet world). All the aspects of the Rosetta Stone approach to language acquisition that we've come to love and expect are there. It's just packaged differently.

    So, what's different? First of all, there are only four products (instead of the 70 or so we carried before). Each product is an online subscription. This subscription gives one student 12 months of access. You purchase a subscription then you choose your language as part of the activation process. There are 24 languages available and a subscription purchase lets you choose any one of the 24 (Family Pack subscribers can choose up to three different languages). The subscription also gives you access to ALL levels of instruction available in that language. All languages have at least three levels. Some languages have five levels. If workbooks, quizzes, or tests are available (only for a few languages), access to pdf versions of this material comes with the subscription. Because all content is online, you can access it from a computer, laptop, or mobile device and you can access it from anywhere that you have a fast internet connection. You can even download lessons (with Audio Companion) to use when the internet is not available.

    So, what's the same? The dynamic immersion instructional methodology, the voice recognition software, and the student tracking abilities. In other words, all the good stuff that has made Rosetta Stone distinctive and a favorite with homeschoolers. And there is still a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee if you are not satisfied with the program. To get a sense of the program, check out the video demo found on our website.

    Rosetta Stone's "Dynamic Immersion™" methodology combines multimedia technology with a total immersion approach utilizing four aspects images, intuition, interactivity, and instruction. Real-life images are coupled with words or phrases, both spoken and written. There is constant interaction with the program, making selections which are confirmed if correct. Understanding of the language is built through spoken responses to real-life simulations utilizing TruAccent® speech-recognition technology which listens, analyzes, and corrects the student response. [Headset with microphone is needed but not included.]

    Core Lessons cover: A. Listening & Reading combined; B. Listening only, C. Reading only, D. Speaking, and E. Writing. There are Focused Activities that concentrate on language skills vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, reading, speaking, listening, writing and Adaptive Recall which are review sequences. While the general content and methodology is similar between the various Rosetta Stone versions, the Homeschool version is unique in giving parents the ability to plan and track the student's progress through the lessons and activities and to print data reports.

    Rosetta Stone Levels (in any language) cover the following material:

    Level 1 Build a Foundation. Fundamental vocabulary, essential language structure, basic conversational skills including greetings and introductions. Includes colors, adjectives, numbers, prepositions, definite and indefinite articles, singular and plural nouns, family relations, the five senses and time of day.

    Level 2 Navigate Your Surroundings. Builds on vocabulary and essential language structure. Giving/getting directions, using transportation, telling time, dining out, and enjoying basic social interactions. Includes verb tenses, adverbs, formal imperatives, school subjects, months, and emotions.

    Level 3 Connect with the World. Builds on language fundamentals and conversational skills. Learn to share ideas and opinions, express your feelings and talk about everyday life, your interests, your work, subjective, present perfect, weights, and measurements.

    Level 4 Deepen Your Understanding. Expands on what you learned in Levels 1, 2, and 3. Negotiate complex situations with confidence. Develop conversational skills to navigate the workplace, care for your health, arrange repairs, and move abroad.

    Level 5 Develop Your Command of the Language. Refine crucial communication skills and make full use of everything you've learned in Levels 1-4. Discuss entertainment and culture, government and the marketplace, and celebrate language-learning success.

    The following languages are available (with number of levels in parenthesis): Arabic (3), Chinese (Mandarin) (3), Dutch (3), English (American) (5), English (British) (5), Filipino (Tagalog) (3), French (5), German (5), Greek (3), Hebrew (3), Hindi (3), Irish (3), Italian (5), Japanese (3), Korean (3), Persian (Farsi) (3), Polish (3), Portuguese (Brazil) (3), Russian (3), Spanish (Latin American) (5 Workbooks for Levels 1-3), Spanish (Spain) (5), Swedish (3), Turkish (3), and Vietnamese (3).

    System Requirements:

    Windows 7, 8, 10 or higher

    Mac (Intel based only) Maverick (OS X 10.9) or higher

    Internet Explorer 11, Chrome 50, Firefox 46, Safari 9.1, Edge 13 or greater

    Latest version of Adobe Flash Player

    Computer Hardware Requirements:

    Windows: 2.33 GHz or faster x86-compatible processor OR Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks

    Mac: Intel Coreâ„¢ Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor

    1 GB of RAM or higher

    1024 x 768 display resolution

    High-Speed Internet connection required (at least 768bps)

    In terms of high school credit equivalency (as before) Rosetta Stone is not "accredited" because it is not a school, but each level of the Homeschool program has a "Full Year Curriculum" lesson plan. If you follow that lesson plan, each level will be a 36 week program if you're not using the supplemental (suggestions in teacher materials) materials, or 45 weeks if you are (equivalent to 1 school year). Not all schools or boards will accept RS as credit, so checking to ensure it will be accepted is recommended.

    While it's a bit sad to say "good-bye" to Rosetta Stone's old standby CD-based program, it's easy to see the advantages and necessity of increased mobility. Thankfully, favorite features have been retained and the program remains a strong option for high school foreign language. As before, we encourage the use of a grammar workbook to complement the strong conversational aspect of the program. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 052056
    ISBN: 9780781444996
    Retail: $27.99
    Rainbow Price: $18.95

    Teens and pre-teens today are inundated with action heroes that are dramatically illustrated and larger than life, so much so, that at times it may seem difficult to engage them in the stories found in the Bible. As parents, we want our children to be excited and eager to dive into the action heroes-the original and real-action heroes found in the Bible. Let's be honest, how many of our young people think of God as an Action Hero? Our young people become enthralled when Superman blows a car over with his breath, yet when you stop to consider God created the whole universe with his breath, who is the real Super Hero? Written to communicate Biblical Truth clearly and forcefully, the Action Bible contains over 200 fast-paced narratives in chronological order, making it easy to follow the historical flow of the Bible. Old Testament covers creation, fathers of the faith, the life of Joseph, Moses, Joshua, God's Judges, the Kings, the Prophets, and the Exiles, covering Genesis 1 through Malachi and including a brief look at the four hundred years between the OT and NT. The New Testament encompasses the birth and ministry of Jesus, Jesus' Final Days, the birth of the Church, the life of Paul and the final days of Revelation. Graphically illustrated. HC. 750 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 039509
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.95

    Be the first to fill your bingo card to win this fast-paced game! Great for developing those early math skills, each bingo card contains groups of objects in each of nine squares. The Zingo!® Zinger dispenses random double-sided number tiles. So if you have nine apples on a square and the Zinger spits out the number "9," grab it and cover that square. Each bingo card is double-sided; you can also play at a slightly higher level with simple addition challenges on each square. 2-6 players. CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.

  • Item #: 020287
    ISBN: 9781878257536
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $7.50

    My dad always says, "Busy hands are happy hands." Now I know why! When I discovered Cat's Cradle at my cousins' house, I couldn't put it down! Five string manipulation games are presented. It was so much fun I just had to play it until I could do all five by memory. It includes a sturdy, tie-dyed loop of colorful string that's just the right size! Enjoy!

  • Item #: 014117
    Retail: $5.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.95

    A fast and fun card game you can learn how to play in less than five minutes. Just remember the golden rule: to play a card, you must match either color, shape, or count to a previously played card. For example, on a card with one blue flower, you could play a card with two blue stars (matching color), three brown flowers (matching shape), or one red moon (matching count). Players simultaneously race to discard cards, and the first to get rid of all his cards is the winner. This deck contains 60 cards consisting of six shapes, six colors, and five counts. Game play is so quick, you might want to make it a best two-out-of-three match. Great for set recognition skills. 2 players. ~ Anh

  • Item #: 008706
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.25

    More flexible than attribute blocks! More fun than Venn diagrams! It's fast-paced. It's challenging! It's...fun! I fell in love with this game the very moment I saw it. It sounds simple; players race to see which three cards (of the twelve showing) form a "set". There are no turns, no waiting - the quickest to deduce a logical set wins the point. There is no age advantage; your children can beat you if their visual perception in sharper than yours. Even when played alone, the game is a mental challenge. With opponents, the heat is on! MENSA chose this game as a top mind game in 1991 - chosen for originality, intellectual challenge, aesthetics, quality and longevity (you won't quickly tire of this game!). So... are you ready to get Set?

  • Item #: 031607
    ISBN: 9781853262418
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.50

    These short stories all have a little bit of humor and irony from them, often with a twist at the end that you weren't expecting. There is the story about a woman who makes a sacrifice to buy a Christmas present for her husband, who surprises her with a gift she's always wanted, but can't use. Another story tells of a homeless man wandering the street, trying to be arrested so he may be sent to jail and have shelter for the winter. When he finally decides to turn his life around, will he have a chance? The characters are diverse, such as a hypocritical cosmopolite who asserts that he is much too worldly to have an attachment to anywhere on the planet, yet when somebody cuts down his hometown, he creates a scuffle. There is also a story from a dog's perspective about how he has grown tired of the name "Lovey," and being coddled and confined to a small apartment with a large lady who tries to pass time all day. At the end, he is overjoyed when a man takes him away and names him "Pete." Each of the stories are fast reads because they are not overblown in detail or lengthy description. Each episode shares some ideas about life and offers some thoughtful messages. A Wordsworth Classic.

  • Item #: 026708
    ISBN: 9780064401487
    Retail: $5.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.95

    This is a delightful story about a woman who has hair down to her knees so that children can comb it or braid it, but she usually wears it in a knot on the top of her head. When she was little, she always dreamt about an upside-down house, but her kitchen and bathroom are right side up. How can you cook on an upside down stove? You'll know even more about Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle if you read the first chapter, because it is everything you wanted to know about her. As you read the following chapters, you'll notice a pattern. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle has a cure for everything! Very effective, funny, and clever cures at that! For every problem, she has a solution: The Won't-Pick-Up-Toys Cure, The Answer-Backer Cure, The Radish Cure, The Never-Want-To-Go-To-Bedders Cure, The Slow-Eater-Tiny-Bite-Taker Cure, and lastly, The Fighter-Quarrelers Cure.

  • Item #: 025577
    ISBN: 9780395311288
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.75

    When the homes of a cast of wild animals are in danger from heavy machinery, they decide it’s time to move on. They climb a big oak tree and jump on top of the train, but now that it’s going so fast, will they be able to get off? More important, will they ever find a new home? A story of teamwork and sticking together. 38 softcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 005045
    ISBN: 9780440413240
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

    Two dogs and a cat - three loyal friends. When the animals' owners have to leave for an extended length of time, Luath, Bodger, and Tao go to live with John Longridge until their family returns. During this time John leaves to go and stay at a cabin for two or three weeks with his brother, and his neighbors are going to care for the animals. John leaves on his trip, and the animals, sensing the fact that they are alone, set off for home by instinct. A misunderstanding leads Mrs. Oakes to the belief that he has taken the animals with him, and so she is unaware that the animals are on their own. Luath, the younger dog, is the unspoken leader of the group, leading the other animals straight west and towards home. Bodger is a much older dog, and his already weary body tires fast. Tao, the cat, helps Luath look out for Bodger against the many trials they will face in the open wilderness. Are the three friends up against more than they can handle in their nearly 300 mile journey across the Ironmouth Range in Canada? - Mel

  • Item #: 074235
    Retail: $15.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.50

    Nibbled is a fast paced, easy to learn game with no reading required, so even the little ones can get in on the fun. First player to get rid of all their fish wins. Ages 4 and up, 15-25 min. average game time, 2-4 players. Contents of the game box are 16 plastic fish, Sheet of “eye” stickers, Deck of 52 cards, and instructions. ~ Stephanie

  • Item #: 074181
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $24.95

    A word-guessing game in which teams compete against each other’s time until one team is too slow? This could be interesting! In Smash Talk, it’s all about speed: clue givers draw a card with 5 words on it, such as “Carnival”, “Fog”, “Reptile”, “Tube”, and “Tuesday.” Once they press the timer, it’s game on as they rush to give verbal clues for each word to their team! When finished, they press the timer again (though it really is more of a “smash” as the title suggests), and it records their time. The second team must then beat their time. If they do, play continues with team 1, until one team is too slow and they lose the round! The first team to win 3 rounds wins the game. It sounds simple, but can you keep up with the pressure as the time available gets oh-so shorter? For 4+ players.

  • Item #: 070917
    Retail: $479.00
    Rainbow Price: $289.00

    It's the same! But, different. Leaving the world of CDs behind, Rosetta Stone Homeschool has taken the leap into the world of online subscription formats. As with every major format change, there are advantages and disadvantages. You will probably like the changes which provide more mobility and more flexibility (unless you do not have access to high speed internet or do not wish to enter the internet world). All the aspects of the Rosetta Stone approach to language acquisition that we've come to love and expect are there. It's just packaged differently.

    So, what's different? First of all, there are only four products (instead of the 70 or so we carried before). Each product is an online subscription. This Family Pack subscription that allows for up to 3 users for 24 months. You purchase a subscription then you choose your language as part of the activation process. There are 24 languages available and a subscription purchase lets you choose any one of the 24 (Family Pack subscribers can choose up to three different languages). The subscription also gives you access to ALL levels of instruction available in that language. All languages have at least three levels. Some languages have five levels. If workbooks, quizzes, or tests are available (only for a few languages), access to pdf versions of this material comes with the subscription. Because all content is online, you can access it from a computer, laptop, or mobile device and you can access it from anywhere that you have a fast internet connection. You can even download lessons (with Audio Companion) to use when the internet is not available.

    So, what's the same? The dynamic immersion instructional methodology, the voice recognition software, and the student tracking abilities. In other words, all the good stuff that has made Rosetta Stone distinctive and a favorite with homeschoolers. And there is still a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee if you are not satisfied with the program. To get a sense of the program, check out the video demo found on our website.

    Rosetta Stone's "Dynamic Immersion™" methodology combines multimedia technology with a total immersion approach utilizing four aspects images, intuition, interactivity, and instruction. Real-life images are coupled with words or phrases, both spoken and written. There is constant interaction with the program, making selections which are confirmed if correct. Understanding of the language is built through spoken responses to real-life simulations utilizing TruAccent® speech-recognition technology which listens, analyzes, and corrects the student response. [Headset with microphone is needed but not included.]

    Core Lessons cover: A. Listening & Reading combined; B. Listening only, C. Reading only, D. Speaking, and E. Writing. There are Focused Activities that concentrate on language skills vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, reading, speaking, listening, writing and Adaptive Recall which are review sequences. While the general content and methodology is similar between the various Rosetta Stone versions, the Homeschool version is unique in giving parents the ability to plan and track the student's progress through the lessons and activities and to print data reports.

    Rosetta Stone Levels (in any language) cover the following material:

    Level 1 Build a Foundation. Fundamental vocabulary, essential language structure, basic conversational skills including greetings and introductions. Includes colors, adjectives, numbers, prepositions, definite and indefinite articles, singular and plural nouns, family relations, the five senses and time of day.

    Level 2 Navigate Your Surroundings. Builds on vocabulary and essential language structure. Giving/getting directions, using transportation, telling time, dining out, and enjoying basic social interactions. Includes verb tenses, adverbs, formal imperatives, school subjects, months, and emotions.

    Level 3 Connect with the World. Builds on language fundamentals and conversational skills. Learn to share ideas and opinions, express your feelings and talk about everyday life, your interests, your work, subjective, present perfect, weights, and measurements.

    Level 4 Deepen Your Understanding. Expands on what you learned in Levels 1, 2, and 3. Negotiate complex situations with confidence. Develop conversational skills to navigate the workplace, care for your health, arrange repairs, and move abroad.

    Level 5 Develop Your Command of the Language. Refine crucial communication skills and make full use of everything you've learned in Levels 1-4. Discuss entertainment and culture, government and the marketplace, and celebrate language-learning success.

    The following languages are available (with number of levels in parenthesis): Arabic (3), Chinese (Mandarin) (3), Dutch (3), English (American) (5), English (British) (5), Filipino (Tagalog) (3), French (5), German (5), Greek (3), Hebrew (3), Hindi (3), Irish (3), Italian (5), Japanese (3), Korean (3), Persian (Farsi) (3), Polish (3), Portuguese (Brazil) (3), Russian (3), Spanish (Latin American) (5 Workbooks for Levels 1-3), Spanish (Spain) (5), Swedish (3), Turkish (3), and Vietnamese (3).

    System Requirements:

    Windows 7, 8, 10 or higher

    Mac (Intel based only) Maverick (OS X 10.9) or higher

    Internet Explorer 11, Chrome 50, Firefox 46, Safari 9.1, Edge 13 or greater

    Latest version of Adobe Flash Player

    Computer Hardware Requirements:

    Windows: 2.33 GHz or faster x86-compatible processor OR Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks

    Mac: Intel Coreâ„¢ Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor

    1 GB of RAM or higher

    1024 x 768 display resolution

    High-Speed Internet connection (at least 768bps)

    In terms of high school credit equivalency (as before) Rosetta Stone is not "accredited" because it is not a school, but each level of the Homeschool program has a "Full Year Curriculum" lesson plan. If you follow that lesson plan, each level will be a 36 week program if you're not using the supplemental (suggestions in teacher materials) materials, or 45 weeks if you are (equivalent to 1 school year). Not all schools or boards will accept RS as credit, so checking to ensure it will be accepted is recommended.

    While it's a bit sad to say "good-bye" to Rosetta Stone's old standby CD-based program, it's easy to see the advantages and necessity of increased mobility. Thankfully, favorite features have been retained and the program remains a strong option for high school foreign language. As before, we encourage the use of a grammar workbook to complement the strong conversational aspect of the program. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 070915
    Retail: $239.00
    Rainbow Price: $159.00

    It's the same! But, different. Leaving the world of CDs behind, Rosetta Stone Homeschool has taken the leap into the world of online subscription formats. As with every major format change, there are advantages and disadvantages. You will probably like the changes which provide more mobility and more flexibility (unless you do not have access to high speed internet or do not wish to enter the internet world). All the aspects of the Rosetta Stone approach to language acquisition that we've come to love and expect are there. It's just packaged differently.

    So, what's different? First of all, there are only four products (instead of the 70 or so we carried before). Each product is an online subscription. This subscription gives one student 24 months of access. You purchase a subscription then you choose your language as part of the activation process. There are 24 languages available and a subscription purchase lets you choose any one of the 24 (Family Pack subscribers can choose up to three different languages). The subscription also gives you access to ALL levels of instruction available in that language. All languages have at least three levels. Some languages have five levels. If workbooks, quizzes, or tests are available (only for a few languages), access to pdf versions of this material comes with the subscription. Because all content is online, you can access it from a computer, laptop, or mobile device and you can access it from anywhere that you have a fast internet connection. You can even download lessons (with Audio Companion) to use when the internet is not available.

    So, what's the same? The dynamic immersion instructional methodology, the voice recognition software, and the student tracking abilities. In other words, all the good stuff that has made Rosetta Stone distinctive and a favorite with homeschoolers. And there is still a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee if you are not satisfied with the program. To get a sense of the program, check out the video demo found on our website.

    Rosetta Stone's "Dynamic Immersion™" methodology combines multimedia technology with a total immersion approach utilizing four aspects images, intuition, interactivity, and instruction. Real-life images are coupled with words or phrases, both spoken and written. There is constant interaction with the program, making selections which are confirmed if correct. Understanding of the language is built through spoken responses to real-life simulations utilizing TruAccent® speech-recognition technology which listens, analyzes, and corrects the student response. [Headset with microphone is needed but not included.]

    Core Lessons cover: A. Listening & Reading combined; B. Listening only, C. Reading only, D. Speaking, and E. Writing. There are Focused Activities that concentrate on language skills vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, reading, speaking, listening, writing and Adaptive Recall which are review sequences. While the general content and methodology is similar between the various Rosetta Stone versions, the Homeschool version is unique in giving parents the ability to plan and track the student's progress through the lessons and activities and to print data reports.

    Rosetta Stone Levels (in any language) cover the following material:

    Level 1 Build a Foundation. Fundamental vocabulary, essential language structure, basic conversational skills including greetings and introductions. Includes colors, adjectives, numbers, prepositions, definite and indefinite articles, singular and plural nouns, family relations, the five senses and time of day.

    Level 2 Navigate Your Surroundings. Builds on vocabulary and essential language structure. Giving/getting directions, using transportation, telling time, dining out, and enjoying basic social interactions. Includes verb tenses, adverbs, formal imperatives, school subjects, months, and emotions.

    Level 3 Connect with the World. Builds on language fundamentals and conversational skills. Learn to share ideas and opinions, express your feelings and talk about everyday life, your interests, your work, subjective, present perfect, weights, and measurements.

    Level 4 Deepen Your Understanding. Expands on what you learned in Levels 1, 2, and 3. Negotiate complex situations with confidence. Develop conversational skills to navigate the workplace, care for your health, arrange repairs, and move abroad.

    Level 5 Develop Your Command of the Language. Refine crucial communication skills and make full use of everything you've learned in Levels 1-4. Discuss entertainment and culture, government and the marketplace, and celebrate language-learning success.

    The following languages are available (with number of levels in parenthesis): Arabic (3), Chinese (Mandarin) (3), Dutch (3), English (American) (5), English (British) (5), Filipino (Tagalog) (3), French (5), German (5), Greek (3), Hebrew (3), Hindi (3), Irish (3), Italian (5), Japanese (3), Korean (3), Persian (Farsi) (3), Polish (3), Portuguese (Brazil) (3), Russian (3), Spanish (Latin American) (5 Workbooks for Levels 1-3), Spanish (Spain) (5), Swedish (3), Turkish (3), and Vietnamese (3).

    System Requirements:

    Windows 7, 8, 10 or higher

    Mac (Intel based only) Maverick (OS X 10.9) or higher

    Internet Explorer 11, Chrome 50, Firefox 46, Safari 9.1, Edge 13 or greater

    Latest version of Adobe Flash Player

    Computer Hardware Requirements:

    Windows: 2.33 GHz or faster x86-compatible processor OR Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks

    Mac: Intel Coreâ„¢ Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor

    1 GB of RAM or higher

    1024 x 768 display resolution

    High-Speed Internet connection (at least 768bps)

    In terms of high school credit equivalency (as before) Rosetta Stone is not "accredited" because it is not a school, but each level of the Homeschool program has a "Full Year Curriculum" lesson plan. If you follow that lesson plan, each level will be a 36 week program if you're not using the supplemental (suggestions in teacher materials) materials, or 45 weeks if you are (equivalent to 1 school year). Not all schools or boards will accept RS as credit, so checking to ensure it will be accepted is recommended.

    While it's a bit sad to say "good-bye" to Rosetta Stone's old standby CD-based program, it's easy to see the advantages and necessity of increased mobility. Thankfully, favorite features have been retained and the program remains a strong option for high school foreign language. As before, we encourage the use of a grammar workbook to complement the strong conversational aspect of the program. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 069881
    Retail: $10.00
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    Want a game you can take on the go and play for five minutes or as long as you'd like? Then toss this one in your purse. The cute little square box holds 78 letter cards and instructions. Each round, you pull out three cards, decide on the direction you want to play and then race to be the first to use those three letters in order in a word. So if you set out an "M," "S" and "H" and play left-to-right, you could say "mash" or "misshapen," or if you play right-to-left, you could yell out "handsome." The first one to say a valid word wins the cards, and the player with the most cards wins! Play solo or with as many other players as you'd like! Jess

  • Item #: 068089
    Retail: $21.00
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       Smooth laydown of ink, these super fine 0.8mm needle point pens from Zebra are fun to use and great for detail work. Set includes 12 colors of archival quality ink that dries fast so you can write, draw and apply layers of colors without worrying about smudges. These are great for sketching, cartooning, lettering, journaling, adult coloring and mixed media projects. The pigment is water resistant and holds its lines without bleeding even when wet media is applied over the top. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 066874
    Retail: $19.99
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     Help Dr. Microbe complete her research by competing to complete the microbe challenge. Each player (2 to 4 players) gets a small Petri dish that is divided into 4 compartments. The larger Petri dish is full of colorful microbes and sets in the middle of the playing table. Flip the top challenge card so all players can see it and complete the puzzle first. Put the microbes in the correct compartment and find the ‘superbug’ to complete the puzzle. The game includes 49 microbes, 4 lab tweezers, 5 Petri dishes, 54 challenge cards, and instructions. Game play is fast and loads of fun logic fun! ~ Donna

  • Item #: 065226
    Retail: $8.60
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      There are so many projects you can make for a porch or front door with this sturdier version of your favorite Mod Podge! Let the kids come up with seasonal decorating ideas or try out something you found online. Make a “Welcome” sign and attach it to an old chair you repurpose and decorate with whimsical paints and papers. If you are decorating a clay pot to match your patio furniture, seal the inside first to keep water from soaking through and ruining your artwork. To use this product, brush a layer onto your surface, apply decorative papers or fabric, and then apply several thin coats, letting it dry about 20 minutes between coats. On the Mod Podge website, they recommend you let your items cure (harden) indoors 3-7 days before setting it outside. ~Sara

     

  • Item #: 064965
    ISBN: 9781457538094
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $23.95

       Take a different approach to teaching phonics and reading with your students. The Stretch & Catch Method can help children learn to read in 10 minutes a day. Whether you are teaching your children at home or they need extra help with their classroom learning, this method is easy and can be a tremendous help.

      The instructions for employing the Stretch & Catch Method are presented in a systematic fashion, so that anyone can use it. Developed by Amanda McNamara Lowe, her goal is to help all children learn to read. To learn to read, children must understand how words work. Stretch & Catch will help them see patterns in words, sound out the words, hear the sounds, feel the sounds, and use their fingers to “catch” the sounds.

      There are nine chapters in the book; chapter one is the explanation, preparation, and assessment portion of the book. This chapter is very important to understanding the Stretch & Catch methodology, The Word List (TWL), daily reading and placement. Stretch & Catch is a technique that uses the fingers to represent word sounds – Stretch is sounding out the word by raising one finger at a time per sound, Catch is saying all the sounds together, quickly, while bringing the fingers into a fist. Example: Spelling the word ‘dot’ – say /d/ and raise the first finger, say /o/ and raise the second finger, say /t/ and raise the third finger; say the word fast and pull the three fingers into a fist. My example is a simplified explanation of the methodology, and there is a scripted dialogue to be used along with it (8 steps). The Word Lists (TWL) are five colored lists of high-frequency words that the student learns to identify, these words make up 50% to 60% of the child’s reading and must be mastered. TWL are found in chapters 3 through 7. Assessments for TWL are found in chapter one, but you won’t use them until the appropriate time. Daily Reading to and with your child is a very important part of this program. There are no designated readers, but the author suggests reading alphabet and ABC books for children who need to learn basic letter sounds (children beginning with chapter two of this book). Early reader books for children in chapters three through six of this book, fluent readers (children in chapters 7-9) can read anything of interest to them. Chapter One includes a vital assessment tool to help you determine where to begin in this program. For children who need to learn basic letter sounds, begin with chapter two. Others start with chapter three, where Stretch & Catch begins teaching letter patterns. The word ‘feature’ is used to refer to the spelling pattern(s) being introduced in each chapter – there are 26 features total. 

      Chapter Two teaches the basic alphabet sounds (feature 1) and instructions are given at the beginning of the chapter. The author suggests that you have index cards on which to write the letters (lowercase and uppercase on separate cards), consonants in one color and vowels in another. Spend one week per letter for children who are being introduced to letters and sounds, one per day for those who just need review. Each letter has a key word that will be associated with it throughout the lessons. Only short vowels are presented in chapters two and three.

      Chapter Three introduces the first TWL words (you will want to use index cards to write them on for practice), Daily Reading suggestions, explanation of short vowels using Stretch & Catch, and scripted templates for teaching ‘features’ 2 through 6. There are two templates, one that is adult-led and another for child-led. These are examples of how to teach the lessons included in the chapter. You will then find lessons (lists of words) to use within the template for teaching each day. This chapter also includes some optional lessons.

      Chapter Four focuses on beginning and ending blends (features 7-11), and chapter five is beginning and ending digraphs (features 12-13). These chapters follow the same format as chapter three: TWL words, Daily Reading suggestion, explanation of the features in the chapter, templates, lessons, and examples.

      Chapters 6-9 cover features 14-26, and at this point your child is no longer considered a beginning reader. Lessons become child-led and you (parent/teacher) are there to be a guide. Children will learn about silent e, common long vowels, diphthongs, and r-controlled vowel patterns. Each chapter includes the TWL words, Daily Reading suggestions, explanation of the ‘features,’ an optional template for introducing the ‘features,’ child-led templates, lessons, and examples.

      Children should be reading fluently upon completion of this book, and just 10 minutes a day! Lessons may take more than ten minutes a day in the beginning; but once the methodology is mastered, teacher and student will love the ease of doing a short lesson each day. The method is multi-sensory and repetitive, which helps children to commit things to memory. The more a child is exposed to letters, sounds, and words, the quicker they will be imprinted on the brain (memorized). This method works well with beginning readers, but can also help struggling readers. 137-pgs, p/b. ~ Donna     

  • Item #: 064619
    Retail: $0.00
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    Create 8 handsome wristbands with colors and designs catered specifically to boys. From basic leather wraps to more detailed knot work and the addition of beads and chains, these bracelets build on difficulty as you go. All the cords and clasps you need are included, though strong glue is required for one bracelet to affix the clasp. Parents will want to note that it is recommended to seal the ends of the cord with a lighter, so they may want to supervise that part (Fire in a boys bracelet kit? How fitting!) Perfect for a party activity or craft night. Laura

    1CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.

  • Item #: 063510
    Retail: $12.99
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    You've seen those knotted friendship bracelets with words and symbols, but now make them using your favorite Rainbow Loom bands – and faster too! This loom has two rows of seven pegs. Place all your bands, then instead of looping them one at a time, use the special comb to loop all seven at once! How cool is that? While this loom will work with standard Rainbow Loom bands, this kit also includes 1000 specially-designed Alpha Loom bands in assorted colors (wider than your standard bands so the designs are really easy to see). Finished bracelets are about an inch wide if you use all seven rows to make your designs. Easy-to-follow instructions are included and design ideas are available on the Rainbow Loom website as well as Youtube(use with a parent's supervision!). – Laura
  • Item #: 063021
    Retail: $21.99
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    Frida is a toucan who loves her fruit! Your goal is to get 4 letters in a row on your bingo-like board. You do this by spinning a triple spinner with letters on it (and special monkey and bowl of fruit spaces). If your spin lands on a letter that is on your board, use the toucan squeezer (like a big plastic pincher) to grab the matching fruit bowl out of the box. The fruit bowls are so cute! They are rubbery blue bowl shapes that hold a cardboard letter. The effect is that they wiggle and wobble in the box, and even bounce a little! The rules are simple and fast to learn. Great for fine motor skills, letter recognition, multi-sensory play and good old fun! 2-4 players ~ Sara

  • Item #: 057925
    ISBN: 9781893791268
    Retail: $2.25
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    When you just need that little something for extra addition & subtraction practice, this is the ticket. Students do one page of 20 problems a day and chart their progress. Answers are in the back, so students can even check their own work. Simple paperback booklets have 40 pages of exercises. This smaller format (7.5" x 9") makes this book very kid-friendly and portable. You can set a timer if you'd like and go for speed and accuracy at the same time. The cover is green and white and so are the inside pages (green ink). ~ Sara

  • Item #: 057633
    ISBN: 9781931181209
    Retail: $24.95
    Rainbow Price: $21.98

    Fast-paced college note-taking ruined my handwriting and it never recovered, not even when I was teaching handwriting skills to my own children (do as I say, not as I do). If I had stumbled onto this little manual at the right time, I could have changed all that. This manual trains teachers to improve their handwriting so they are better prepared to teach children to have good handwriting. Both a manuscript and a cursive pretest are included (so you can prove you don't need to be trained – or, more likely to understand why you do need training). Next, systematic instruction is given in manuscript and cursive letter strokes, elements of legibility, size, alignment, spacing, paper position, and joinings. Most importantly, there is plenty of room to practice – first on strokes, then letters, then words, and sentences. Just like we want our children to do – practice. A stroke-by-stroke listing of possible errors and ways to correct them is also provided. Each practice page becomes a self-checking worksheet. The final 20 pages of the book is a brief tutorial on how to teach handwriting in the classroom (easily adaptable for the homeschool). This will help you if you end up teaching a lefty (while you're a righty) as I did. The two posttests – manuscript and cursive gives you the opportunity to pat yourself on the back. If you've wanted to hide your own handwriting as you've taught your children – or if you feel your own handwriting inadequacies make you a bit of a hypocrite as you encourage your children to practice, this manual may be just what you're looking for. Use it yourself to get ahead of the game before you teach your children to write or use it alongside your children to show them that no one is too old to learn. 176 pgs, landscape orientation, pb ~ Janice