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  • Item #: 026659
    ISBN: 9780064440349
    Retail: $4.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.95

    Owl is sensible, but he has his moments - like when he tries to let winter come in and warm up by the fire. Kids will love these short, silly stories.

  • Item #: 065199
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.75

      Have you ever cringed at the idea of messy arts and crafts with your kids? Has it kept you from letting them express their creativity, even though you know they love it? Make clean up a little easier with a sturdy, water-resistant tarp. Use it on the floor to catch the mess or directly on a surface where kids are painting or using glitter. Then just take it outside to shake it out or hose it off. For smaller messes, wipe with a damp cloth. The size is really convenient at just shy of 8’x10’. It has finished hemmed edges and reinforced grommets at each corner. Take it to the beach or on a grassy picnic to sit on. Make a shade cover for a sand box or kiddie pool! Put one under a high chair. Got enough ideas yet? Made from reinforced, woven blue plastic ~Sara

  • Item #: 058624
    ISBN: 9781937645076
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $6.20

    There are a number of important inclusions for a book that claims to be a guide to home school teaching methods. Fortunately, this one delivers. In a lively, conversational tone, the author considers reasons for homeschooling, different homeschooling methods, family and individual factors such as personality and learning styles, schedules, and putting it all together into a workable plan. Peppered with experiences from her own family and many others she interviewed, the result is an enjoyable read, a practical how-to handbook, and an inspirational and motivational journey into the depths of homeschooling.

    Don't think that Ms. King-Christison has produced a book just like all the others, though. She goes places others have not. For instance, while Waldorf and Montessori education are sometimes mentioned in terms of homeschooling, this book gives a thorough examination of these two methodologies and even contrasts them. When covering learning styles, she also delves into multiple intelligences and shows their relationship to homeschooling. While recognizing the existence of faith-based reasons for homeschooling, she maintains that homeschooling is more about promoting core values alongside the other reasons (avoiding standardized education, providing a challenging and dynamic environment, and managing special needs and developmental issues). And, for the record, the author does make reference to her faith and to the faith-based orientation of some homeschooling approaches, but these references are not exclusively Christian.

    The author's assessment of educational methods and approaches is one of the most succinct, yet information-full that I've seen. For each method – and she covers Montessori, Waldorf, Trivium, Charlotte Mason, and Unschooling in depth – she looks at its history (how it came to be), guiding principles (the heart and soul of a method), defining characteristics (tell-tale signs), what the critics say (and why you should listen), the homeschool spin (how it might look in your home), activities (tips to try and home), and ideal for…(families that are a best match). Her thorough coverage provides some valuable angles of perspective.

    Resources include booklists, online resources, and a whole collection of planning worksheets that you can either reproduce from the reduced copies in the book or download printable pdf versions of from the publisher's website.

    This book will get you started well in homeschooling – or give you a shot in the arm if you're a bogged-down veteran. Pick it up and take a look. You'll be glad you did. 297 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 023181
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $15.95

    Six baby owls have flown far from their nest to see what excitement the dark night can offer; however; the sun is on the rise and they must get home before morning! This quality cooperative game is perfect for young children, employing some strategy as well to keep older players interested. The game board features a spiral path with different colored spaces, leading to the nest in the center, with the six baby owl tokens starting on different spaces at the outside end of the spiral. A separate sun track shows the progress of the sunrise from the dark night to bright daylight. There are 50 cards containing colors and pictures of the sun and to begin the game, each player is dealt three cards which they keep face-up in front of them. Working together, the players take turns playing a card from their hand into the discard pile, moving an owl or the sun token and replacing their hand with a new card from the draw pile. When you play a color card, you choose any baby owl and "fly" it to the next available card of that color (if another baby owl is already on the next space of that color you get to fly on further to the following one). When you play a sun card (which you must play if you have in your hand), the sun moves one space closer to daylight. You're going to have to work together and keep those owls moving if you're going to get them home by morning! 2-4 players, game play lasts about 15 minutes. ~ Megan