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  • Item #: 010992
    ISBN: 9781933339009
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    In the quest to cover a little of everything from a particular time period AND present it at a level that a younger child can understand, most elementary history texts are, well, probably just a bit lacking in the exciting and shall we say “interesting” department. At least, I found it as such when I was much younger, although it led me to do a lot of self-reading to complete the picture in the areas that interested me. Susan Wise Bauer attempts to remedy this difficulty in presenting a chronological history to the younger set using a classical approach to history. The Story of the World is structured around a text and a curriculum guide/activity book that serve as a springboard for your futher history explorations. The readings in the text provide a background of the time period covered, augmented by the use of the guide, which contains review questions, suggestions for supplemental readings, appropriate literature selections, and also map activities, coloring pages, as well as an abundance of projects that span history, art, and science that are sure to excite the student.

    The text itself serves as the starting point and backbone of each unit. Each chapter covers a particular time period, and is placed in chronological order. For example, in Volume One: Ancient Times, Chapter One begins with “The Earliest People” followed by chapters detailing periods of Egyptian, Sumarian, Jewish, Babylonian, Assyrian, Indian, Chinese, African, Egyptian, Phoenician, Greek, Persian, Native American, Roman, Christian, Celt, and Barbarian history. The book goes in strictly chronological order, so one time period of a civilization will be covered, and then a different civilization may be covered, returning to another era of the first civilization later, to encompass a significant historical event of that civilization. Each chapter is further split into smaller, more bite-sized amounts that lend themselves well to a younger attention span. The chapters are presented at a level they will understand, but at the same time, find fairly absorbing. History is presented in more of a story-type format that they will appreciate, and the author emphasizes that the book is not intended to give a complete overview of the time period, but rather to give the student a chronological order of major events and an appreciation and understanding of different cultures while presenting it in a way that will foster an enthusiasm and enjoyment of the subject matter. For example, while not every ruler of a civilization may be named, along with major accomplishments, an overview of the period highlighting important events and rulers, along with details of how the people in the civilizations lived comprise the short chapters. Mythical stories as well as historical fiction-type passages about young children from different cultures are woven into the narrative to stimulate further interest. These almost story-type chapters are meant to be read aloud to younger children, or those with reading difficulty, while good readers and older children can read or take turns reading the chapters aloud.

    When a chapter has been completely read, you and the students then turn to the curriculum manual/actvitiy guide. At the beginning of each chapter in the guide, corresponding page references are given from four recommended supplements Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, The Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, The Usborne Book of World History, and the Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History. These selections further flesh out the history lessons, particularly for those periods or civilizations where less supplemental reading is available. When all the chapter reading has been accomplished, the next order of business are the reading comprehension-type review questions for each chapter section. Following the questions, the student is asked to summarize the chapter in a few sentences. The author again stresses that important facts be included in this narrative, but not necessarily every single one. A few sample narrations are also supplied for each section. The student’s narrative is then written, illustrated with his/her favorite part of the lesson. The narratives can be collected and put into a loose-leaf binder, to create the student’s own world history. After these activities have been completed, a list of readings chosen to supplement and complement the history lesson are supplied, as well as a following list of corresponding literature suggestions to further flesh out the lesson, with books telling stories from that era. Author, publisher, copyright date, and a sentence summary of each book are given for ease in locating the book.

    Now for some real hands-on work! The activities commence with “Map Work,” where a map of the appropriate area is supplied, and the student identifies and marks pertinent areas, routes, and features. The geography section is normally followed by a coloring page, highlighting some aspect of the history lesson, or some other word activity. Finally, the chapter closes with a selection of projects to do to really “get into” the featured civilization or time period. These may be arts, crafts, writing, or science projects, or just fun supplemental activities. Most require only common household supplies and art supplies such as paints & paintbrushes, boxes, newspaper and waxed paper, self-drying clay, etc. Several projects are provided for each chapter, covering a wide range of activities. These could include anything from building your own hut to making your own cunieform tablets, mummifying a chicken, brick-making, baking an African or Greek feast, purple dye, an erupting volcano, an olympic wreath, a Native American sand painting, a Roman chariot, making paper, and LOTS more. When you’ve covered the chapter content as much as is desired, move on.

    While the breadth of activities and readings may seem overwhelming or time-consuming, keep in mind that not every suggested book needs to be read, and not every single project needs to be completed. (But Mom, can’t we embalm the chicken today?) Spend as much time in an era as suits the students, pacing yourself to cover everything that is of interest. The structure of the curriculum makes it especially easy and enjoyable to use with several children in this age range, although I’m sure the older kids would love to get into it too!

    Volume One was revised in 2006 and now features more illustrations, maps, several timelines and additional parent/teacher notes. The text is paperback, and the Curriculum Guide/Activity Book is a bound paperback. - Jess

  • Item #: 038122
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    A fun little project for a rainy or snowy day, or an inexpensive party favor/activity to keep all those little ones busy! This little kit contains 1 of 4 possible Breyer® Stablemates® model horses, 3 colors of paint (white, brown, and black), and a paintbrush. Kids and adults alike can paint their own horse, just the way they want it!
  • Item #: 072047
    ISBN: 9789814736367
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        For those looking for extra practice specifically using the Singapore methodology, this series can be used to supplement any Singapore Math curriculum and is aligned to Singapore Math for US Standards. Each level includes five types of activities or exercises. Fact Builders offer practice with specific strategies for understanding concepts, Fact Strategy Practice helps students identify and apply strategies, Apply and Build Knowledge incorporates real-world problems, Writing About Math gives opportunity for students to discover and make connections, and Challenge Questions prepare for the next step in learning. These books are black and white with plenty of space for writing; instruction is minimal since these are intended for practice and reinforcement. Answer Keys aren’t included in the books; however, instructions are found in the front of each book for downloading a free answer key (PDF) at the publisher’s website (http://www.mceducation.us/resources). Help your students become fluent using the Singapore Math methodology. The books vary in length. pb. ~ Donna   

  • Item #: 072046
    ISBN: 9789814736350
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       For those looking for extra practice specifically using the Singapore methodology, this series can be used to supplement any Singapore Math curriculum and is aligned to Singapore Math for US Standards. Each level includes five types of activities or exercises. Fact Builders offer practice with specific strategies for understanding concepts, Fact Strategy Practice helps students identify and apply strategies, Apply and Build Knowledge incorporates real-world problems, Writing About Math gives opportunity for students to discover and make connections, and Challenge Questions prepare for the next step in learning. These books are black and white with plenty of space for writing; instruction is minimal since these are intended for practice and reinforcement. Answer Keys aren’t included in the books; however, instructions are found in the front of each book for downloading a free answer key (PDF) at the publisher’s website (http://www.mceducation.us/resources). Help your students become fluent using the Singapore Math methodology. The books vary in length. pb. ~ Donna   

  • Item #: 052565
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    Dianne Craft is well known for her successful approaches for equipping families (and teachers) to overcome problems faced by their struggling, but bright learners. Designed for home use, this manual provides an overview of how the brain works, right brain vs. left brain traits, detailed information on the four identified learning gates, brain training exercises, suggestions for a weekly sequence plus daily lesson plans for struggling learners.

    Overwhelmed yet? Don't be. Mrs. Craft has created an easy to use resource that may save you hundreds of dollars in occupational therapy. Beginning with a clear introduction to brain integration therapy she walks you through a brief overview of struggling learners, the importance of crawling and understanding the function of the brain with a focus on the role of the left and right brain.

    With the foundation of the importance of brain integration put forth, she then introduces us to the four learning gates: Visual Processing, Visual/Motor (writing), Auditory Processing, and the Attention/Focusing/Behavior. Observable characteristics of the blocked gates are presented alongside simple activities to determine if your child presents with a blocked gate in one of these areas. For example, a parent might recognize that their child who is struggling to learn to read has a blocked Visual Processing gate if the child needs to underline or point to each word as they read or reverses letters (or words) while reading. While the manual focuses on therapies to improve blocks in the first three gates, Mrs. Craft does offer detailed information on correcting a blocked Attention/Focusing/Behavior gate in her Biology of Behavior audio CD series, which we are pleased to offer separately.

    The remaining sections in the manual are dedicated to explaining a variety of exercises to improve brain integration. These include detailed explanations and step by step instructions paired with numerous black and white photo demonstrations, which leads me into one of the most valuable aspects of this manual: the detailed schedule suggestions.

    The suggested schedule is divided into three areas: Brain Training Sequences designed to be done daily Monday through Thursday; the once a week Brain Training Session which provides exercises specific to one of the blocked gates, and daily lesson plans for reading, writing and math. Parents will find time spent in each subject varies but parents should anticipate 30-45 minutes daily on each subject.

    All in all, this is a user friendly guide for home use. The exercises are well explained and laid out. The background information provides the parent with a deeper understanding of our children with learning glitches. Detailed diagnostic checklists, a diagnostic reading grade placement test, case studies and the optional online support from Mrs. Craft provide parents with necessary tools to best meet the needs of their unique learner. One caveat I would make is regarding the time commitment necessary to gain full benefit of the brain training. The program described will be time intensive for the parent, and the author acknowledges that a parent's willingness to devote a consistent and fairly intense effort is vital to success. If you are looking for something more specific in scope, we also offer Dianne Craft's Teaching the Right Brained Child DVD and Smart Kids Who Hate to Write DVD. Mrs. Craft's materials can be used independently as standalone products, or use them together as they complement each other well. There is minor overlap between the Brain Integration Manual and her workshop DVDs, but there is not a great deal of redundancy and using them together provides parents with additional tools. 2013 Edition. Spiral bound with included 18"x 12" Writing Eight Exercise template. 151 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 072045
    ISBN: 9789814736343
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       For those looking for extra practice specifically using the Singapore methodology, this series can be used to supplement any Singapore Math curriculum and is aligned to Singapore Math for US Standards. Each level includes five types of activities or exercises. Fact Builders offer practice with specific strategies for understanding concepts, Fact Strategy Practice helps students identify and apply strategies, Apply and Build Knowledge incorporates real-world problems, Writing About Math gives opportunity for students to discover and make connections, and Challenge Questions prepare for the next step in learning. These books are black and white with plenty of space for writing; instruction is minimal since these are intended for practice and reinforcement. Answer Keys aren’t included in the books; however, instructions are found in the front of each book for downloading a free answer key (PDF) at the publisher’s website (http://www.mceducation.us/resources). At the grade K and 1 levels, the answer keys also include a bit of instruction that may be helpful in implementing some of the activities. Help your students become fluent using the Singapore Math methodology. The books vary in length. pb. ~ Donna   

  • Item #: 029237
    ISBN: 9781937032180
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    Personal finances from the brilliant mind of America's favorite college professor, six-year-old Fred Gauss! Teaching teens the importance of financial responsibility, this course provides thirty-four lessons covering vital topics like needs vs. wants, assets and liabilities, budgeting, net worth, credit cards/debt, simple and compound interests, savings, education, investments/stocks, real estate, retirement, owning your own business, insurance, taxes, constitutional limits, and much more. Complex financial equations are simplified with practical explanations, along with Your Turn to Play chapter questions providing students practice to reinforce important concepts. Answers included. Whether your students have previously fallen in love with the Life of Fred (LOF) math courses or you are new to Fred, this course provides a witty, yet educational story to teach the inherent responsibilities we have as consumers and producers in today's society. HC. 176 pgs. ~Deanne
  • Item #: 047865
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    This mini balance provides hands-on instruction in addition and subtraction, and could even be used for equations involving multiplication/division. For addition and subtraction concepts, you can begin by hanging the blue weights in various yellow-peg positions on one side, and balancing the sum on the other side. So, for example, if you hang a blue weight in the 10-position on one side, you can create balance by hanging a blue weight in the 6- and 4-position on the other side (6 + 4 = 10). Students can think through and try all the possible combinations that could work, not limiting themselves to only two weights on the one side. That will keep them busy for a while, and you may want to have them write down their answers in logical order to make sure they haven't overlooked any possibilities. Subtraction follows, as students try to determine where the missing blue weight should go (10 – 4 = ?). Multiplication occurs when multiple weights occupy a certain peg (2 weights at the 2 position is 2 x 2 = 4, so one weight in the 4-position on the other side creates a balanced equation). Your equations can get even more complicated: what if you have a 3 and a 4 on one side and three 2's on the other? What do you need to add to make it balance, and where? The scale is not super precise in its ability to be perfectly calibrated, but little plastic weights are provided so that the calibrated accuracy will be sufficient for your purposes. ~ Caryl

  • Item #: 072050
    ISBN: 9789814736336
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      For those looking for extra practice specifically using the Singapore methodology, this series can be used to supplement any Singapore Math curriculum and is aligned to Singapore Math for US Standards. Each level includes five types of activities or exercises. Fact Builders offer practice with specific strategies for understanding concepts, Fact Strategy Practice helps students identify and apply strategies, Apply and Build Knowledge incorporates real-world problems, Writing About Math gives opportunity for students to discover and make connections, and Challenge Questions prepare for the next step in learning. These books are black and white with plenty of space for writing; instruction is minimal since these are intended for practice and reinforcement. Answer Keys aren’t included in the books; however, instructions are found in the front of each book for downloading a free answer key (PDF) at the publisher’s website (http://www.mceducation.us/resources). At the grade K and 1 levels, the answer keys also include a bit of instruction that may be helpful in implementing some of the activities. Help your students become fluent using the Singapore Math methodology. The books vary in length. pb. ~ Donna   

  • Item #: 072049
    ISBN: 9789814736381
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        For those looking for extra practice specifically using the Singapore methodology, this series can be used to supplement any Singapore Math curriculum and is aligned to Singapore Math for US Standards. Each level includes five types of activities or exercises. Fact Builders offer practice with specific strategies for understanding concepts, Fact Strategy Practice helps students identify and apply strategies, Apply and Build Knowledge incorporates real-world problems, Writing About Math gives opportunity for students to discover and make connections, and Challenge Questions prepare for the next step in learning. These books are black and white with plenty of space for writing; instruction is minimal since these are intended for practice and reinforcement. Answer Keys aren’t included in the books; however, instructions are found in the front of each book for downloading a free answer key (PDF) at the publisher’s website (http://www.mceducation.us/resources). Help your students become fluent using the Singapore Math methodology. The books vary in length. pb. ~ Donna   

  • Item #: 002026
    ISBN: 9781483824093
    Retail: $19.99
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    Five subjects conveniently bound into one colossal, full color workbook. Subjects (English, reading comprehension, writing, reading skills [including spelling/vocabulary] and math) are divided into color-coded sections for easy identification. This series covers a great deal of material focusing, of course, on basic skills. These workbooks do not have the breadth or depth that separate programs for individual subjects would have. However, if you're after basic skills mastery in the primary grades, this is a viable, cost-effective option. Teaching suggestions and answer keys included. 540+ pages. ~ Anh

  • Item #: 028792
    ISBN: 9780385341981
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    The preschool edition is divided into the sections of poems, songs, stories, history, science, and art. 'Poems' includes 48 of your favorite childhood poems and rhymes with oldies like Pat-a-Cake, One Potato Two Potato, and 5 Little Monkeys. Thirty children's songs are just fun to teach to your children like Wheels on the Bus, and Pop Goes the Weasel. The 'Stories' section includes the whole stories of Goldilocks, Gingerbread Man, Little Red Hen, 3 Little Pigs, How Turtles Got Their Shells, Why Flies Buzz, The Lion and the Mouse, and City Mouse & Country Mouse. In the margins of the stories new words are listed along with questions to ask your child about story content and discussion of the colorful illustrations. The 'History' and 'Science' sections are non-fiction and fiction read-alouds with discussion questions and new words printed in the margins. 'History' stories include First Americans, George Washington, Betsy Ross, Abraham Lincoln, and Martin Luther King, Jr. 'Science' covers the topics of animals, habitats, humans, plants, water, light, and air. There are no activities included in the science since the goal is simply to read to children and expose them to the topic. Be aware that this book presents humans as special animals, not their own species. 'Art' includes 12 copies of famous pieces of art along with information about the artist and the art. Some suggestions for art activities along with discussion questions are included.

    The last section of this book covers what parents need to know about their preschooler, and the importance of the preschool years. There are suggestions for how to choose a preschool and preparation for kindergarten. Checklists are included for the areas of math, literacy, language, social & emotional development, work habits, health, and general knowledge. Tips are included on reading aloud and enjoying music with your child along with a resource list of books and music for preschoolers. This book provides plenty of information and resources to start your little ones on a smooth road toward elementary learning. - Donna

  • Item #: 001984
    ISBN: 9781483824123
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    Five subjects conveniently bound into one colossal, full color workbook. Subjects (English, reading comprehension, writing, reading skills [including spelling/vocabulary] and math) are divided into color-coded sections for easy identification. This series covers a great deal of material focusing, of course, on basic skills. These workbooks do not have the breadth or depth that separate programs for individual subjects would have. However, if you're after basic skills mastery in the primary grades, this is a viable, cost-effective option. Teaching suggestions and answer keys included. 540+ pages. ~ Anh

  • Item #: 001983
    ISBN: 9781483824116
    Retail: $19.99
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    Five subjects conveniently bound into one colossal, full color workbook. Subjects (English, reading comprehension, writing, reading skills [including spelling/vocabulary] and math) are divided into color-coded sections for easy identification. This series covers a great deal of material focusing, of course, on basic skills. These workbooks do not have the breadth or depth that separate programs for individual subjects would have. However, if you're after basic skills mastery in the primary grades, this is a viable, cost-effective option. Teaching suggestions and answer keys included. 540+ pages. ~ Anh

  • Item #: 001982
    ISBN: 9781483824109
    Retail: $19.99
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    Five subjects conveniently bound into one colossal, full color workbook. Subjects (English, reading comprehension, writing, reading skills [including spelling/vocabulary] and math) are divided into color-coded sections for easy identification. This series covers a great deal of material focusing, of course, on basic skills. These workbooks do not have the breadth or depth that separate programs for individual subjects would have. However, if you're after basic skills mastery in the primary grades, this is a viable, cost-effective option. Teaching suggestions and answer keys included. 540+ pages. ~ Anh

  • Item #: 014127
    ISBN: 9781947484078
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    Right -Brained Math Vocabulary provides parents and teachers interactive, visual and tactile methods for teaching the math vocabulary necessary for math success. Each double-sided page provides a colorfully illustrated vocabulary word with brief explanation, summarized activity and sample sentence on one side, with a story, picture related information or activity, related thinking question and kinesthetic activity. The teaching process is clearly explained: introduce and model the word, get student participation, tell the story, follow with the visual exercise, journal and a kinesthetic activity, and post the word on wall for visual reminder. Use along with the other books in this series or as a companion to your current math curriculum to teach key math concepts. Each page includes 2 vocabulary words with dotted lines to cut between them, the individual vocabulary word card measures 8" x 5 ½". Pages are perforated for easy removal and could easily be laminated. Includes 138 words.

  • Item #: 004267
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    This hefty high school curriculum, newly revised in 2016, was designed to train girls to become godly women, based on Proverbs 31:10-31. The goal of the curriculum is to help Christian girls develop their skills and abilities for optimal service to the Lord within the family setting: a preparation for all the duties of an adult life. The guide's beginning elaborates on the program's philosophies and then discusses four learning styles as well as the Six R's of education (adds Research, Responsibility and Righteousness to the traditional three). The author assumes that students have a good basic mastery of Math and English grammar, as well as a good reading ability. In addition, these courses are written for mature young people., there are reproducible forms for planning and record keeping. (It is highly recommended that your daughter plan or at least help to plan her own lessons.) The forms included are a Goal Planning Checklist, High-School report Card, Lesson Planning Sheet, and a High School Cumulative Record Card. (This sheet will become the high school transcript for any student wishing to proceed on to college.) The curriculum guide is broken up into 20 different units (10 in Volume 1 and 10 in Volume 2). Each unit focuses on a different verse or verse group from Proverbs 31. Then, this unit is broken down into thematic mini units. Subjects covered are Bible and Christian Character, Cultural Studies, Reading and Literature, Composition, Math and Personal Finance, Science, Health and Physical Fitness, Practical Arts, and Decorative and Performing Arts. In each subject area within a unit, this curriculum guide gives a list of lessons for girls to choose from and complete. Since activities are provided for the four learning styles, there are more activities in the guide than can be completed in 4 years. The materials are written directly to the students, as they are encouraged to take responsibility for their own education. Each lesson assigns suggested point value (largely based on Carnegie units), so when an activity is completed you can easily total the points and convert them into High School credits. The guide also provides detailed instructions about how best to use the program, lists essential materials for the course, and recommends supplementary courses. Essential materials for the course are a Bible, concordance, dictionary, encyclopedia, hymnbooks, an English grammar book, and a writing style book). The list of strongly suggested materials is more extensive. Far Above Rubies was created to stand on its own, although the lessons call for reading and using a number of other books, such as Writer's Inc., the Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, Understanding the Times, and more. At the end of each volume, there is an updated, detailed list of recommended resources (and corresponding Web locations for more information), many of which we also offer in our catalog. Also included for each volume are some cross-reference guides to help you locate specific lessons based on chronology or theme and a "25 Ways to Have Fun with Book Reports" chart. Please note that although the guide self-proclaims that it is not necessarily against college and career goals for young ladies, they admit that this is not the primary aim of this guide. Consequently, if your daughter plans on attending college or becoming a career woman, you will need to supplement her curriculum with some college-preparatory math and science (specific suggestions are offered). However, this curriculum does still provide the college-bound with a well-rounded base, and it also offers a number of business and vocational skills. Help prepare your daughters using the model provided in Proverbs 31. Includes Beautiful Girlhood Audiobook and 7 bonus e-books: Friendship, Friendship Notebook pages, Girls in Bookland, Nest in the Honeysuckles, The Merchant Maiden, The Basket of Flowers, and The Value of a Praying Mom. The curriculum is only available in PDF format on CD-ROM. Requires Adobe Reader, a free download. Revised edition, 2016. Win/Mac ~ Rachel/Ruth.

  • Item #: 002040
    ISBN: 9781483824086
    Retail: $19.99
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    Four areas of learning conveniently bound into one colossal, full color workbook. Basic concepts and skills, writing readiness, reading readiness, and math readiness are divided into color-coded sections for easy identification. This series covers a great deal of material focusing, of course, on basic skills. These workbooks do not have the breadth or depth that separate programs for individual subjects would have. However, if you're after basic skills mastery in the primary grades, this is a viable, cost-effective option. Teaching suggestions and answer keys included. 540+ pages. ~ Anh

  • Item #: 000846
    ISBN: 9780880620741
    Retail: $12.00
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    A set of three well-written, helpful books by Dr. Beechick. A Home Start in Reading is chock-full of no-nonsense advice for teaching your child to read. Dr. Beechick includes a phonics system, chart, advice on dealing with those “messy” phonics problems and sight words, what to do “after” phonics, and suggestions for teaching spelling. A wealth of hints and helps packed in 32 pages. In A Strong Start in Language, Dr. Beechick explains an easy-to-use, natural method for teaching a child to write. Sample lessons are provided as a starting point. Discover Dr. Beechick’s “powerful, real-life, home method” for teaching your child to go beyond mere memorization to thinking mathematically in An Easy Start in Arithmetic. Includes teaching ideas, games and activities.

  • Item #: 069185
    ISBN: 9781947484009
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     Right- Brained Time, Money & Measurement is an engaging resource to teach practical skills to children from 5-8 years of age. Like the others in this series, the targeted learner is the visual or right brain although it may benefit children of all learning types. Concepts are taught through images, stories, hands-on activities, and patterns: all designed to engage and target a child’s natural learning strengths. Divided into 3 sections, one for each of the targeted skills, lessons begin with simple concepts and increase in difficulty. It is recommended you only go as far as your student is ready, depending on age and level. Part I, Time, covers everything from introducing the hands on a clock (Ollie Hour, Molly Minute, and Sammy Second), to future and elapsed time, and to estimating time. In Money, children are introduced to the different money denominations and end with adding money and making change. The final section, Measurement, focuses on measuring temperature, length, perimeter, area, weight, and volume. Resources for practicing the skills taught in the book and an answer key are included. Depending on your child, you may wish to add a clock, play money or measuring cups (not required). You will need a 12” ruler, measuring tape (or yard stick), kitchen scale, bathroom scale, and a food thermometer. The final section also includes cooking activities, so other common household and food items will be necessary. This is a wonderful resource to engage your child’s learning practical math skills.

  • Item #: 068704
    ISBN: 9781543083972
    Retail: $34.50
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     Love the idea of unschooling, but struggle to find a balance between too much unproductive time and a strictly scheduled day? This resource may provide the perfect balance. Subtitled, “The Beginner’s Journal”, this animal and farm themed curriculum gently guides learning in several areas including reading, handwriting, logic, spelling, classic literature and music, mathematics including practice in addition, subtraction, and multiplication, creative writing, and more.

      Due to the open-ended nature of this course, you will notice repetition in many of the activity pages. For example, the backyard science/nature walk study pages, animals of the world, and reading time pages allow children to document varied observations and studies. Many struggling learners thrive on familiarity, which helps create a fun learning experience for struggling or younger students. Parents will need to assist their children in choosing topics of study, completion of some activities and securing additional, recommended resources.

      Recommended educational resources include a computer with your own Minecraft world, audio books, Story of the World for the Classical Child, Classical music CDs, a variety of educational videos and movies, and a math curriculum (Life of Fred or Math-U-See are suggested). Necessary school supplies include pencils, colored pencils, gel pens, origami paper, and a ruler. Assorted dyslexia games from the author’s Series A and B are included, and the Dyslexie font is utilized. Author states a child may work in this book up to 3 hours daily for 6 weeks, with 30 minutes of computer time 3 days per week, although flexibility allows you to fit to your family’s needs. Reproducible for children in your household. Black and white graphics. SC. 294 pgs. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 067817
    ISBN: 9780545799966
    Retail: $21.99
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      Many of the math readers on the market today are for early elementary or higher, but this little series is specifically intended as an introduction at the preschool level. This is a set of 25 small readers (5.5” square) that vary in length from 7 to 11 pages, each with a specific focus: “Zero Means There Are None, Count to 10 in Color, 100 is a Lot.”An included parent guide offers ideas for each book before, during, and after reading. A small workbook (same size as readers) is also included and has one page to be completed after reading each book. Children can trace and practice writing numbers on the last few pages of the workbook, 0-20 and 100. A sheet of 16 reward stickers is also included to encourage your math learner. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 067707
    ISBN: 9781576859704
    Retail: $18.00
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       This book offers 20 lessons for Algebra practice that can be done in 20 minutes a day! Each lesson deals with one topic – integers, algebraic expressions, like terms, solving basic equations, solving multistep equations, equations with variables on both sides of the equation, formulas to solve equations, graphing linear equations, solving inequalities, graphing inequalities, graphing systems of equations and inequalities, solving systems of equations algebraically, exponents, multiplying polynomials, factoring polynomials, factoring, quadratic equations, simplifying radicals, solving radical equations, and using the quadratic formula. Take the pretest to pinpoint specific problems one might have and then focus on the lessons that will help these areas. Each lesson includes a topic summary and definition, practice problems, tips for solving problems, and examples. Practice problems are found after each concept within the lesson and a mixed practice is found at the end of the lesson. After finishing, take the posttest to measure your progress. Answers and a glossary are found at the back of the book. 205 pgs, pb. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 066463
    Retail: $8.99
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    Use these sheets to create your own magnetic labels, math manipulatives, play sets, word magnets to ‘write’ stories, business card magnets, and more. You could print out numbers or phonemes to use with your early math and phonics programs and magnetic white board. Make a moveable calendar for home or school! So many fun ideas! Instructions are included. Just print your design and cut with scissors. Each sheet is 8.5x11” and has a glossy surface. For use with standard ink jet printers. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 066108
    ISBN: 9780987873910
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $25.00

      Math is used in every aspect of life and there is no exception for horse lovers. This workbook shows students how to apply math concepts to working with horses daily. Intended as a supplement for 4th or 5th grade, this workbook is full of real-world story problems that will invite the horse lover in your life to also love math.

      This isn’t a systematic presentation of math concepts. Sections are arranged per the horse information, not the math. For example, the first chapter is titled A Day in the Life and is about telling time (timelines) and doing time problems. The student is asked to draw hands on clocks to show specific times and math problems that ask the student how long an event might take or how long it took to complete a task. There is no instruction on how to do the problem; it is assumed that the student will already know this. A Trip to the Tack Store is about money. Horse Science and Stable Management and Sports include addition, multiplication, and measurement. Horse Facts and Math Games and Things to Make and Do, give horse lovers an opportunity to apply what they have learned in the book – work through a math maze, crack the race code, learn some horse history, make your own hay net, make your own fly fringe, make horse cookies, and more. Pages with math problems to work provide work space and answers are found at the back of the book.

      Level 1 is the first in a three-book series that is in progress right now. The book is 175 pages, and spiral bound, for ease of use. For more math activities, students can join the Horse Lovers Math Club at horseloversmath.com. Combine the real-world of horses with math application that is sure to please the horse lover in your family. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 064820
    ISBN: 9781943122004
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $162.00

       Have you ever wanted to sit and soak in the wisdom of an expert in treating learning difficulties? As a parent or educational specialist, you know the children in your care are bright and capable, yet learning is hard for them. If you ever wondered if you can do more to help your struggling learner, this DVD series may have the answers you are seek.

      Designed for Special Ed teachers, literacy teachers, home-educators, tutors and others with a special interest to help children, Dianne Craft’s 10+ hour seminar series explains the brain research behind many learning glitches (disabilities), gives you the tools to identify processing glitches, and plan a program to correct blocked learning gates. She also provides effective strategies and lesson plans through the 9 sessions in this video seminar. Sessions include:

      Session 1: Identifying Your Child’s Processing Problems provides the foundational understanding of the four learning gates and signs of blocked learning gates. Right and Left Brain learning traits are also clarified. A 3-prong approach is provided to correct blocked learning gates.

      Session 2: Dysgraphia: When Writing is Painful discusses the signs of writing stress and compares it to a child who may appear lazy or uncooperative. Visual-Spatial problems are also explained before she expands on activities to correct dysgraphia. Mrs. Craft stresses that progress may be seen in as little as 3 months; however, a minimum of 6 months is necessary for full benefit. Includes step by step, Daily Writing “Eight” Exercise instructions and the daily lesson plan for struggling writer and speller.

      Session 3: Right Brain Paragraph and Composition Writing addresses the “loose thought patterns” experienced by children and teens who suffer with dysgraphia, ADD or Auditory Processing problems. A simple formula of baby steps, right brain webbing and modeling are easy to implement at home and have proven successful with reluctant, struggling writers. Includes directions for beginning, intermediate and advanced skill levels, along with writing tools for parent/teacher guidance.

      Session 4: Right Brain Math is dedicated to all the children who forget math from day to day. Teaching a “Plan B” for struggling math students, Mrs. Craft provides helpful, detailed information on right brain strategies for effective learning of math concepts. These strategies will work with any math curriculum. Includes math tutoring instructions.

      Session 5: Training Your Child’s Photographic Memory (for Spelling) provides a right brain teaching strategies that work for struggling spellers-regardless of brain dominance. Considered a “Plan B” for spellers, this DVD teaches a photographic memory method which may be valuable throughout life. Includes information to access a 1200 Most Commonly Used Words list.

      Session 6: Dyslexia and Other Reading Problems explores why reading is hard for some kids. With a focus on children at least 2 years behind in reading, Mrs. Craft explains the levels of processing problems, and differentiates dyslexia from visual and auditory processing disorders, and general reading dysfunctions. She then elaborates on the keys to correcting reading problems: Correct and Bypass. Includes daily lesson plans and a quick word recognition spelling test. Also, recommended for correction of reading problems are the Brain Integration Therapy Manual and Right Brain Phonics materials and basal readers.

      Session 7: Kids and Teenagers with Focus/Attention Issues takes a fascinating look at how our diet and antibiotic use may appear as symptoms of sensory dysfunction and focus/attention issues. She also explores the big question- “Is it character or chemistry?” and provides simple checklists of behavioral and physical characteristics. Dietary changes and nutritional supplementation recommendations are recommended.

      Session 8: Auditory Process Problems reviews common myths before teaching the characteristics that impact reading, spelling and math. Covering common physical causes (allergies, nutritional deficiencies), Mrs. Craft shares ways to bypass and correct auditory channels issues at home.

      Session 9: Autism, Asperger’s and Sensory Processing Problems looks at the increasing prevalence of autism in the U.S., traditional treatment and causation theories. Mrs. Craft recommends a 3-pronged approach to unlock the abilities of Autistic children, with a focus on nutrition in this session. She provides the foundational knowledge you need to identify, treat and restore the underlying biochemical disorder that may cause or exacerbate autistic symptoms. 

      Overall, this series is tremendously beneficial for parents and educators alike. There are a couple of disappointments. First, the DVDs are recordings of workshop sessions presented to a large group. Therefore, some graphics are difficult to see or have been updated to fit the DVD presentation. On one occasion, Mrs. Craft and her assistant are showing how to do the Circle Eight Exercises correctly and are partially blocked by the podium. The accompanying Study Guide is jam-packed with helpful information; however, at times is difficult to follow along with the presentations. As my colleagues and I viewed the videos, we elected to take notes during the sessions and read the study guide after the session. While there is no Biblical teaching, Mrs. Craft makes comments about our children being “God-made”, the value of prayer in helping our struggling learners and “God as our Supreme Being.” DVDs range from 45-90 minutes. CEUs or course completion certifications are also available. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 063910
    ISBN: 9781441308481
    Retail: $24.95
    Rainbow Price: $18.75

      There is chalk, and then there are chalk markers! This set of 9 super bright colors from Peter Pauper Press are practically perfect. Write on non-porous chalkboards, windows, mirrors and cool décor items for your home or office. Use with our chalkboard labels (046375) or other peel and stick chalkboards we carry. Mostly, they are super cute to leave messages on, without the mess or dustiness of regular chalk. You will love using them! To use, shake well with the cap on, push down on the tip to get the chalk flowing, then write with the chisel tip either fine or broad side. The colors are fantastic! Black, white, bright pink, true red, orange, yellow, bright mint green, bright light blue and a rich purple. Water-based pigment ink, 6mm chisel point, odorless, acid free, xylene free and they won’t bleed either. 5.5” with cap. ~Sara

     

  • Item #: 062838
    ISBN: 9780764167935
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.50

    This could keep a kiddo busy for a long time! Pages are laminated with bright and colorful houses on them (cutaways, so you can see the rooms). Using a 2-page spread, houses included are a modern home, farmhouse, mountain resort, island villa, city townhouse, beach house, country house, castle (with pink turrets), Spanish style house, French country house, & a blank 2-story house. The book lies open nicely with its spiral binding. Each house has a page of vinyl stickers you can move around. The stickers are of furniture, people, animals, flowers, rugs & other fun stuff. A cardboard stencil in the back can be removed (it's perforated) and your child can use it with markers to add details. Of course they can freestyle the details too! If you used wipe-off markers, they could change their design again and again. Perfect for kiddos who constantly wants to rearrange their room. Here is a creative outlet for them! This is a large hardcover book (9x11.25") with 500 stickers. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 061827
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.39
  • Item #: 060837
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $7.95

    Grab your standard Unifix cubes and get busy counting! This unique set includes a plastic base (4” x 9” x 1”) with 6 squares on top onto which you stack your cubes color by color. A background (10” x 10”) with lines on it (and blank on the back) clearly lets you count and compare your various colors. You can easily write on the background with a dry erase marker and wipe if off to use again and again. Not sure what to compare? Six little topic cards will give you some ideas (animals, colors, candy, holidays, fruits & sports). For example, have the students walk around with a notepad and count how many green items, how many yellow, etc., are in the room. They then gather that number of Unifix cubes and place them on the base. When you look at them all together, you can see that you have just created a graph against the background. It’s simple, clever and versatile! ~ Sara