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  • Item #: 003050
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $29.95

    After winning almost every imaginable toy reward, we felt this "toy" deserved a place in our catalog! It is a real, working, solar-powered calculator with a cash drawer that holds real-size bills and coins. Oversized buttons and big number display make it perfect for even your littlest storekeeper. Comes complete with play bills, plastic coins, pretend Citibank credit card, and suggested activities. Measures 10 ½"w x 9 ½"d x 5 ½"h. Mom will be tempted to borrow this one for her next garage sale!

  • Item #: 064284
    ISBN: 9780810994423
    Retail: $24.95
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    Five hundred pages of art history in a 5x6.5" book? What? Yes, it's true and I love it! Imagine a big beautiful coffee table style book, full of beautiful color photos arranged chronologically, that you can easily pick up and read. It is a comprehensive reference book with a helpful index in the back, perfect for adding to any art curriculum or even your world history program. Periods include pre- and early history (40,000-500 BCE); antiquity; late antiquity & the middle ages; renaissance; baroque; 18th century; 19th century; 20th century before 1945; and art after 1945. For families concerned about nudity, there are several statues and paintings depicting both males and females in various states of undress. I counted about 50 among the 900 images in the book. The variety of artists is outstanding. The text is interesting and very readable, and the information is factual and solid. For a student interested in art, this book is a must have. 512pp, pb (1.5" thick). ~ Sara

  • Item #: 049324
    Retail: $6.00
    Rainbow Price: $4.95

    Looking for an alternative to the classic pretend money to liven up learning about our currency? This set of ten white "money" dice, each of which has six sides: 1¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢ and $, all printed in green. So, what do you with money dice? I have a few ideas! Let children roll the dice and total up each roll. The first one to get ten dollars wins. Or maybe roll the dice and total the amounts on a paper. Give each child a quarter for every five dollar increment on their total sheet. After you decide to stop (20 minutes or so,) have each child show their totals and explain their math. Maybe you could write a total (like $3.61) and your child can show you the number using the dice - $, $, $, 50¢, 10¢, 1¢. Try this the other way around too. ~ Sara

    CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.

  • Item #: 032606
    ISBN: 9781338037524
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.25

    Sigh, those creative children who forever want a new bedspread, new pillows, new paint, new curtains and such can cost you a fortune in time and materials. Never mind about the holes in your walls from changing their minds! Turn that creative bent into a thoughtful (an inexpensive) project where they get to design the bedroom of their dreams. You may even find it is motivation to earn some money and learn how to paint to make their dream a reality at some point! This kit from Klutz provides 5 fold-out practice rooms to design using over 300 punch out decorating pieces and patterned papers. Use the tape sheet (included) as you group the colors, patterns and accessories you want in your room onto a plan board of some kind or put them directly onto the room settings. There is also a 78 page book of instruction and inspiration. Design a loft look a la Boho chic, go soft and floral in a vintage style room with weathered finishes, or play with a stark black and white graphic wall with pops of color for a modern fab flair! You have loads of throw pillows to choose from in fun and trendy styles and colors. How about a chandelier? Why not, it's a dream room after all. Parents, just be prepared for a sales pitch from your child who is now armed with a concrete design for his/her bedroom! I have to say, the designs are pretty girly, but I think any future designer would have a ball with this cool kit. ~Sara

  • Item #: 029400
    ISBN: 9781483826905
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    I'll say. This 416-page book holds a multitude of math activities appealing to young children. Each page holds fun, colorful illustrations and engaging exercises. The first section concentrates on number recognition and writing. Each number 0-20 is introduced through a variety of coloring, drawing, tracing, writing, and fun pages. The numbers are reviewed after 5, 10, and 20 to ensure retention. Additional sections provide practice in place value, comparison, skip counting by 2, 5, and 10, addition and subtraction with one and two digits, graphing, time, and money. Each section provides complete instruction and holds a number of pages devoted to teaching the concept. The end of the book holds cute math rhymes to further reinforce the numbers. If you're looking for a beginning math book that will hold your child's attention and provide fun learning activities, this book is just the item. ~ Steph

  • Item #: 005380
    ISBN: 9781570578083
    Retail: $13.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

    Painlessly teach your child the meaning of money with these two easy games. Vital mathematical concepts such as: addition, subtraction, multiplication, place value, making change, budgeting, and money management are taught and practiced. Both games ("Bill Maker" and "Bill Breaker") are fun and fast-paced, with two players competing. In "Bill Maker" your goal is to be the first player to accumulate one $100 bill. Play money is included in 1's, 5's, 10's, 20's, 50's, and 100's. Players are constantly exchanging smaller bills for larger ones until that winning $100 is obtained.

    "Bill Breaker" deals more with real life and is slightly more advanced. A parents' pay check may seem like big bucks to a small child, but where does it all go? This game uses moneywise kids markers representing some of the costly expenses and necessities of life (not realistically priced, of course!) such as taxes, clothing, food, medical care, transportation, and housing. Players constantly take the risk of picking up a financial explosion that will really blow a hole in their savings. The first player with all six markers and $100 wins. - Megan

  • 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 #: 051797
    ISBN: 9781609050672
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.75

    Did you know that if you draw a picture as you learn a new word that you will remember it more easily? The quicker your brain makes connections, the quicker you are able to memorize new material. This book will teach your children how doodles can connect new vocabulary words in their brains. Look at this example from the book. I chose the word "buoyant." You get the definition: (adjective) able to float in water or air; lightness in spirit. Students are directed to draw a hot air balloon with a happy little person inside made from the letter B. Here are your doodling directions: 1. draw a B, 2. add curves and a squared U, 3. raise two arms in the air, 4. add a happy face, 5. make a big horseshoe curve, 6. draw five curves and attach the balloon to the basket. Each step of the drawing is modeled for them. The next time your child reads the word "buoyant" in a novel or on a test, they will recall drawing the happy little person in the hot air balloon and remember that it means floating and lightness. The practical application of this exercise is when your student makes vocabulary note cards for any project and is able to doodle and memorize those new words easily. Once they complete this book (101 is a lot of practice doodles after all,) they will have a good handle on how to make their own system of doodles for making those important brain connections. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 047997
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $8.95

    I want to express a heartfelt “Thanks” to Ginger McCreary, the speaker on this DVD for sharing her wisdom, advice, and experience with us. Although she describes herself as “ordinary,” I would say she is “extra-ordinary” in that, even after completing 19 years of homeschooling, she is still amazingly enthusiastic about the pursuit. Ginger has a refreshingly “real” manner. Even though she has successfully home schooled and advised other homeschoolers for years, she has an attitude of gracious humility that comes through. She’s here to help and encourage you, not to preach at you, tell you what you must do, or brag about her own achievements. Although sometimes it is difficult to listen to the same speaker for a length of time, I found this an easy and pleasant talk.

    There’s something on this DVD for people at all stages of homeschooling, whether you’re just considering it or have done it for years. Some of the topics she discusses are:

    Why people homeschool

    Advantages of home education

    A short history of compulsory education

    Socialization

    Tips for homeschooling success

    Organization in your home school

    Scheduling

    Keeping records

    Choosing the best curriculum for you

    Support for homeschooling

    Homeschool dads

    Instead of listening to someone still in the middle of it all, get advice from someone who has finished the race well. I have to laugh at some of the books we get for review from young people who are single, just married, or with young families, imparting their advice to others on the subjects of marriage, family, or schooling. There’s a reason employers look for a person with experience. And that same reason applies to listening to someone’s advice. Before we jump onto a moving wagon, let’s take a hard look at the person driving the wagon. Have they completed this trip before? Do they know where the potholes and obstacles are? Do they know when and where to turn? Only if they have successfully completed the course themselves should they presume to give others advice and direction for the journey. Ginger has successfully homeschooled three children at home from grades K-12. All three attended college. One is an officer in the army, one is getting her master’s degree, and the last one is still in college.

    As someone who has homeschooled even longer (four out of college and married, one in college, two still at home), I found her advice full of common sense and right on target. I really appreciated her tips on keeping your home clean and organized (“Teach your children to do every job at home. Children must learn to work”) and honesty about the challenge (“You will feel like quitting.” “You will feel discouraged.” “You will want to flag down the big, yellow school bus and put your children on it.”), including excellent counsel on how to avoid burnout, stress, and discouragement. Despite the fact that we have not been engaged much with other homeschoolers (because of our time-consuming family business), I agree with her strong encouragement to seek out and get support from other homeschoolers via local support groups. As she accurately points out, homeschooling is a radical lifestyle. More so when we first began, but even today it is considered a fringe activity. And she is right on the money about even churches not necessarily being supportive (or the children in them being accepting of yours!). Ginger and her husband were heavily involved in both local and state groups, serving as officers and board members. She puts in a strong plug for not only using these groups for your own support, but in giving back to them through your service to other homeschoolers. She doesn’t mince words, either, when it comes to putting aside unrealistic expectations for your school or the amount of help you should expect in day-to-day schooling from a working dad. Rather, she encourages dads to prioritize their family’s educational pursuits by being interested, by showing support and respect for your efforts (including the occasional disciplinary call for help), perhaps attending homeschooling conventions with you to help make curriculum choices, and maybe even joining you in serving your homeschool support group or state organization.

    Listening to this DVD is like getting good advice from an old and trusted friend. If you’re on the fence about whether or not you can or should homeschool, this presentation would be an inexpensive help in making that decision. If you’re new to homeschooling, Ginger is a seasoned veteran with many worthwhile suggestions that will save you time and money. Her commonsense counsel and insights, along with her naturally calm and friendly demeanor, will help you conquer self-doubt and be encouraged on your journey.

  • Item #: 042526
    ISBN: 9780824955564
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.75

    This devotional book combines the natural love children have for animals with a study of character traits they exhibit (good and bad) for a delightful end product of short but engaging devotionals for young children. It is divided into sections by habitat – farm, zoo, forest, water, sky, etc. Each section contains 4-8 devotionals, each highlighting a particular animal. Each devotional covers a two-page spread. One page holds the text, and the other is a full-page illustration along with a few simple questions about the devotional to discuss with your kids after you've finished reading it. The book is fully illustrated by cute watercolor illustrations; even on pages of text there are colorful pictures around the margins and in the background. Some of the animals covered include beavers, kittens, monkeys, owls, earthworms, pigs, hippos, and hummingbirds. 96 pgs, pb. – Melissa

  • Item #: 035179
    ISBN: 9781483826875
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

      For those of you who want all your manuscript and cursive instruction and practice in one big workbook – this is it! Traditional ball and stick printing is presented and practiced in the first 216 pages – letter practice, numbers, shape words, color words, days of the week, months of the year, seasons, weather words, holidays, school words, school tools, praise words, safety words, family words, neighborhood words, place words, food words, direction words, sports words, money words, action words, adjectives, comparison adjectives, literature words, math words, science words, art words, music words, writing a letter, thank you note, friendly letter, and envelope. Letter practice begins with six pages of strokes using dotted lines and arrows, then each letter is presented, in order. There are five pages of practice for each letter – one page of letter practice, one page of words, and three pages of copying phrases or sentences. After finishing letter instruction, children are now ready to practice the word pages.

      Cursive instruction and practice finishes out the book covering many of the same topics as the manuscript practice plus some additional language arts words. Cursive follows the same format as the manuscript, using dotted lines and arrows for the letters. All line spacing is ½” with a dotted midline, and colorful illustrations decorate some of the pages. This book isn’t reproducible, but the price makes an affordable multi-year handwriting program. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 028261
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.50

    We selected this title during game night, thinking it would be a simple game of elementary trivia. It kind of was, but we also came to realize that after so many years, facts you learned in elementary school can slip away under pressure! Even simple things like which ocean is where, what exactly an isosceles triangle is, or who was president in 1800. Play is simple; players must answer two questions from each of the grades 1-5. Each 1st grade question is worth $500, 2nd is worth $1000, and so on up to $5000 for 5th grade. You don't have to answer the questions in order, but if you ever get an answer wrong, you lose any money you have earned. After all standard questions, players can take a chance on a bonus question to multiply their earnings (or lose it all!) After the bonus question, the player with the most money is the winner. Each player has three cheats to help them out. Since every player has to try to answer the questions for this purpose, everyone stays involved and play is pretty fast-paced. With fun yet sometimes challenging questions in every subject area (600 questions on 300 cards), and game play between 30-45 minutes, this is one of those educational games your family will want to play just for fun. For 2-4 players. ~Rachel

  • Item #: 026194
    ISBN: 9780736943857
    Retail: $13.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.00

    Kathi Lipp wrote this book for people like her – people that want to get organized, and then move on! Instead of bringing in a canned organization system that may or may not work for you, she strives to help you build an organization plan around your life and habits. For a sense of immediate victory, she suggests jumping right into the area that causes you the most stress. Start the attack by evaluating everything you use the room for, then decide how you are going to define the areas for those activities. The second step is to use her three-box, two-bag system and sort: things that belong in other rooms; things that go back in this room after you clean and organize; and things to donate, toss in the garbage, and recycle. Third, take a little time to do some light cleaning while you’ve got the space all cleared out. In steps 4 and 5 she offers tips for storage/organization in that space and keeping it clean. She wraps up with further tips on saving space, time, energy, and money in that area and a small bonus project or two. After moving through every room (including the garage and basement!), Kathi moves on to projects for your family, employing the same five-step system to help control your laundry, schedule, meal planning, grocery shopping, kids’ chores, paperwork, and travel. Then she shifts the same strategy to projects that center on your personal life: your schedule, getting out the door in the morning, to-do list, car, handbag, computer, and wardrobe. Even if you’re not the next Martha Stewart (the author might say especially if you’re not the next Martha Stewart!), this system can bring some much-needed order to your life! – Steph

  • Item #: 019218
    Retail: $29.95
    Rainbow Price: $23.25

      Our kinesthetic learners are those students who solve problems or create by moving their bodies. This is also the learning style most overlooked in the classroom but can be accommodated at home. All kids can benefit from an activity break during their lessons. Walkabouts combine an activity break with a lesson! Getting kids up and moving increases brain plasticity, and it’s fun!

      Each Walkabout lasts 7-10 minutes and starts with a peppy song. Students watch them on a computer or tablet. You have a happy little animated host (Jax or Gia) guiding you through the lesson, as you walk, hop, march, jump, squat, gallop, and more! There is a lot of following directions, which is always helpful to learn. As questions come up on the screen, children answer by moving their bodies. For example, in a lesson about irregular plural nouns, the screen shows the word “fish” at the top of the screen with “fishes” to the lower left and “fish” to the lower right. Students show the right answer by doing a log roll jump (a double hop with a sideways jump) in the direction of the correct answer. Then they move the single noun to the middle of the screen with an answer above and below. Students do a jumping jack for the top answer, and a squat for the bottom answer. It is really cute!

      Getting started is a breeze. We mail you a paper with your access code and you are in! The teacher dashboard has 5 buttons. Only five! Most of you will use the big green button more than the others. It is where you create the Walkabout. All you do is select a grade level (PK, K, 1 or 2) then choose a math or ELA/Reading standard and that is it! The standards are written out and list a skill, so even if you are not required to meet any of these specifically, you can choose a skill to practice. I found the lessons reinforce, rather than introduce, concepts. You can choose from Headstart, Common Core, Nat’l Assoc for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) or your specific state’s standards. You can have a single student use this or a group doing it together and even assesses individual student’s comprehension (up to 4 individuals.) A homeschooling parent can assign a Walkabout and give it to a student to practice certain skills. It is so quick and easy to use! I liked the option of printing out a worksheet to go with the lesson. They cleverly call these walksheets. I know a worksheet means sitting down with a pencil, but after taking an activity break, it is way to hold a student accountable for their activity and assess their comprehension. If you have an ADD/ADHD child, activity breaks are especially useful in helping them focus and learn. The ease of use and the quality of activities, along with an affordable price for a 1 year subscription all make Walkabouts a good option for parents and classroom teachers. ~ Sara

     

  • Item #: 018383
    ISBN: 9780890515006
    Retail: $18.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.95
    Whether you’re planning a trip to the zoo or would like to complete an animal study within the comfort of your own home, this creation-based resource provides you with lots of information, tips, and activities for a fascinating look at 27 different animals. The book speaks to the user in either situation; however, it certainly leans toward the zoo-goer. The hardcover “field-trip-in-a-book” houses a spiral bound book as well as a “tool kit” – a pouch in the back cover holding additional materials. The book is divided into the following four sections: Before the Zoo, At the Zoo, After the Zoo, and Appendices. In the Before the Zoo section, you’ll become acquainted with the Complete Zoo curriculum, utilize the planning calendar and supplies list if you are taking a trip to the zoo, and enjoy 7 devotionals meant to prepare you for the trip and the amazing creatures God has designed. The At the Zoo section is the heart of the book. Here there are a couple of pages with information about field assignments (assigning children to different roles at the zoo – photographer, trail finder, etc.), field journals, and tips for behavior while at the zoo. Then it’s on to the animals! The 27 animals detailed are organized in 5 tabbed sections - birds, paws and claws, hooves, reptiles, and amphibians. There are 2-3 pages devoted to each of the 27 animals. These pages include lots of interesting text about unique characteristics/design, behavior, and lifestyle as well as photographs, fun facts, and a map showing where in the world the animal lives. The After the Zoo section holds several reproducible follow up activities for younger ages, intermediate students, and advanced students including matching exercises, word searches, coloring pages, and other activities to complete using the materials found in the tool kit. In the Appendices section, you’ll find helpful resources such as scripture verses to memorize, educator notes for parents/teachers, and a glossary. Throughout the entire book you’ll enjoy lots of colorful photographs of a variety of animals.

    The Tool Kit holds 4 different resources. First, there is a field card for each animal covered in the book. These cards hold general statistics for the animals, including how big, how heavy, diet, habitat, life span, special features, and more. Each statistic appears in the same order on all of the cards for easy comparison and information gathering. Next there are 7 biome cards, each with a picture of the biome on the front (along with a map showing where in the world that biome exists) and information on the back. Thirdly, there are 3 field journals included with the book (a reproducible form is included in the book in case you need more than 3). These “journals” are pamphlet-sized and made out of cardstock (an 8.5” by 8.5” sheet folded in half). The journal features 32 boxes to fill out on the trip to the zoo (or on the trip through the book!). The students record the type of animal, write its name in the blank, and draw or describe any special features in the blank space. Lastly, there are 12 name badges, which are glossy cardstock and feature space for the student’s name as well as their field assignment. All in all, this curriculum offers a great way to expand your trip to the zoo and does an excellent job of dispelling evolutionary myths about God’s creation and instead pointing to our wonderful Creator. – Melissa

  • Item #: 018382
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $31.99

    Take on the role of chieftain of a clan competing to build the best land in this thoughtful game of buying and selling land. Aspects of this game are reminiscent of Carcassone, but the variability and mechanics of this game offer more strategy than the aforementioned. Whereas both games revolve around square tiles featuring different landscapes that have to be connected, Carcassone tiles are placed in a central map, while Isle of Skye players each build their own swath of land that scores them points. The main strategy in this game lies in the buying and selling of land tiles. At the beginning of each round (either 5-6 total, depending on the number of players), players receive their income based off of their current landscape, and then each player randomly draws three landscape tiles from the bag. Once everyone has drawn and all of the new tiles are visible, each player secretly chooses one of their three tiles to discard back into the bag and sets the prices for the other two from their money supply. You have to keep an eye on which tiles other players may want to buy from you to complement their landscape as well as which tiles will most benefit you. Setting prices too low means you wont profit much from the sale, but setting them too high may deter other buyers and cause you to spend more of your own money. Once everyone has set their prices, the player screens are moved so that the prices are revealed, and then players each have a turn to buy a tile from another player. If a player buys a tile from you, you receive your money back as well as the coins paid by the buyer. However, if no one buys your tiles, you pay the bank the price and may add the tile to your personal map, always connecting like landscape to like. As with most great games, there is a good balance between resources, causing you to choose your purchases wisely. The round closes with players scoring based on their current landscape. The scoring is an aspect that brings wonderful variability to the game players randomly select four of the 16 scoring tiles at the beginning of the game and set them in the middle of the scoring track in the spaces marked A, B, C, and D. For example, you may score victory points (VPs) for each sheep in your territory or if you are the player with the most gold. However, each round only scores a combination of the scoring tiles after Round 1, you score using the A and B tiles; after the fourth round you score based on the criteria of tiles A, C, and D. This makes all the scoring tiles important, but each at varying points of the game. At the start of each round players receive additional income based on their land and the land sales start all over again. After the final scoring, the chieftain with the best kingdom wins! Steph

  • Item #: 012492
    Retail: $49.99
    Rainbow Price: $44.99
    It's anybody and everybody's game in Smallworld, from elves, to giants, to skeletons and more! Four different maps for 2, 3, 4, or 5 players are included, each larger than the last (but never big enough for everyone!) Mountains, Woods, Hills, Farmlands, Swamps, Lakes and Seas are spread across each board. To kick off the game, players select a combination from the shuffled column of Races/Special Powers. Each race has its own inherent abilities. Giants, for example, require one less token to conquer regions next to Mountains they own. Special Powers involve the ability to fly, colonize water, earn points for terrain, and more. Racial Abilities are combined with Powers to create a playable race. These could include Diplomatic Ghouls, Forest Dwarves, or even Commando Trolls. Once you've picked a race, you attempt to conquer regions which have the highest benefit for your Race/Power, earning Victory Coins at the end of each round. However, it costs troop tokens to invade regions, and before long you'll find your race stretched to its limit! Once you bring your race into dominance, don't be afraid to abandon it when a more advantageous group comes along… Your previous race becomes inactive, a new race is chosen, and you attempt to earn more Victory Coins with your new Race/Power. This cycle of conquering, earning coins, and sending races into decline continues until 8-10 turns (depending on the board) have passed, and the player with the most Victory Coins wins! Note: one race, the Amazons, may be slightly racy for some families. They wear a leaf bikini but are fairly cartoonish. Additionally, the box's tagline is, "…It's a world of Slaughter, after all!" but the game itself is not violent and does not indicate violence beyond taking over regions from other players. For 2-5 players. 40-80 minutes.
  • Item #: 028010
    ISBN: 9781887840873
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.49

    If you're looking for a little more help on how to teach Primary Math, these support guides are just what you need. Each guide provides a suggested teaching schedule, detailed notes to the instructor referencing specific course book pages, games and activities, complete textbook and workbook answers, step-by-step solutions for all word problems, and mental math pages. Suggested games and activities may require additional materials, such as a base-10 set, multilink cubes, hundred chart, etc. Currency replacement pages (depicting U.S. money) are also included. Guides for all levels can be used with both the Singapore and U.S. editions, although you may need to make minor adjustments for level 2B. ~ Anh

  • Item #: 002026
    ISBN: 9781483824093
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

    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 #: 070915
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $239.00

    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 Core™ 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 #: 070914
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $169.00

    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 Core™ 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 #: 027706
    ISBN: 9781887840866
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.49

    If you're looking for a little more help on how to teach Primary Math, these support guides are just what you need. Each guide provides a suggested teaching schedule, detailed notes to the instructor referencing specific course book pages, games and activities, complete textbook and workbook answers, step-by-step solutions for all word problems, and mental math pages. Suggested games and activities may require additional materials, such as a base-10 set, multilink cubes, hundred chart, etc. Currency replacement pages (depicting U.S. money) are also included. Guides for all levels can be used with both the Singapore and U.S. editions, although you may need to make minor adjustments for level 2B. ~ Anh

  • Item #: 063479
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.56
    Set sail with Captain Carl, Barrel Bess, and the rest of the crew. But as the sea gets choppy, will all of them be able to stay on board the ship? This game has two variations of play, one where you must carefully place pirates on the ship and one where all the pirates start on the ship before carefully removing one. Each turn pick up the map tiles to see what pirate you are adding/removing and the type of sea the pirates are sailing across. Slide the sea board that matches your map tile in hopes of keeping all the pirates on. The 4 different sea boards range from calm seas to rough seas with big waves that will rock your ship dramatically. This easy-to-learn game takes from 5-15 minutes and can be played with up to 4 players.
  • Item #: 000236
    ISBN: 9780942617375
    Retail: $17.95
    Rainbow Price: $16.50

    In this second sequel to Whatever Happened to Penny Candy, Richard Maybury gets down to the specifics of running a business and how to protect yourself and your business from government intrusion. This book would be most helpful for current or future entrepreneurs, but would also be helpful for an employee making career decisions. Cathy Duffy (CHECM - Jr/Sr High) says that after reading this book, "you will know more about the way business really works than many business college graduates."

  • Item #: 040450
    Retail: $6.08
    Rainbow Price: $1.95

    Getting organized with your shopping can save you lots of time and money! This kit comes complete with a magnetic mini-grocery booklet that is 5 1/2" x 8" when open that has over 300 items in twenty-five different categories listed. Plus, it comes with a reusable plastic envelope that will easily store your list and any other notes or coupons you may have.

  • Item #: 022704
    Retail: $13.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    Designers, fashionistas, paper-crafters, kids, teens, adults – you are all going to have too much fun making cool stuff from this big pack of patterned paper! 200 sheets of one-sided, 5.5" x8.5", lightweight (similar to origami paper) in a huge variety of colors and patterns. The fabric-themed patterns are perfect for paper-doll clothes, as inspiration swatches for our fashion design books, mood boards, & room décor. Use them for card making and other paper crafts. Some patterns include: geometric quilt, jacquard, mod prints, tie dye, animal prints, polka dots, lace, hounds tooth, gingham, toile, stripes, paisley, floral, etc. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 018810
    ISBN: 9781580370912
    Retail: $11.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.95

    The purpose of Personal Finance is to provide children with a solid background in money matters by offering a brief overview of fundamental financial topics. The book starts off with the exploration of career choices and then progresses to banking issues generally related to checking and savings accounts. The remaining content of the book covers the following topics: various types of insurance (auto, life, and property), investing in stocks and bonds, decision making in large purchases like a car or home, and the various classes of taxes (income, employment, sales, and property). Although the majority of the topics included in this workbook are not new to children, the extensive collection of hands-on assignments allow the child to develop a better understanding by applying the concepts to his personal experiences. After completing the exercises in this book, your child will know how to perform important real-life activities such as writing a check, reconciling a bank account, preparing a budget, and filing an income tax return. This workbook is consumable with limited classroom reproduction rights. Answers are included. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 009569
    ISBN: 9780684839561
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    One thing homeschoolers may miss out on is career testing. The individual career counseling tests that I have seen tend to approach choosing a career on the basis of an individual's values, interests, and perceived aptitudes. I know this is true of one particular Christian organization's career placement service and was also true of the test that was previously supplied in College Majors and Careers (before revision removed it). However, Discover What You're Best At contends with this type of testing. Author Linda Gale points out that it doesn't matter how much you would like to do a certain job if you don't have the ability to do it. It's important that you first select a career that you have the aptitude for. You may not have the particular skills required today (you may have to learn or train for them), but you at least need the potential, or aptitude, for it. No amount of self-examination or self-evaluation can be as objective or realistic as aptitude testing. We tend to color our perception of our abilities according to our desires or, often, we just have a much higher (or lower) opinion of our abilities than is actually warranted. The author relays a story about a young man who was very determined to be a mechanical engineer. When he took this battery of aptitude tests, he scored extremely low on both the mechanical and numerical tests, indicating that pursuing a career in this field would be a struggle for him. As it turned out, his father was a mechanical engineer and both father and son strongly desired that this young man follow in his father's footsteps. Apparently, this was so ingrained in the young man that he never realized his abilities lay elsewhere. After testing and some additional career counseling, he decided to switch his career goals.

    The battery of six tests in this revised book are the National Career Aptitude System tests that have been administered for over twenty years, with apparent success. Only slight changes to the tests have been made over the years, mostly in response to changing technology. And, no, you don't have to pay a lot of money to send them off to be scored for you. The timed tests are self-scoring. Unlike those other career placement tests, this test actually helps you to identify clusters of careers that would fit your aptitudes. Once your tests are scored, you can determine which clusters best define your abilities; then you can scan the list of careers in those clusters. Over 1,100 specific careers are listed and described briefly, along with the clusters they belong in. If you see a career that interests you by cluster, you then look it up in the career listings. Often, these are followed by compatible clusters that you may want to refer back to for additional career choices. At this point, you should consider how well each career fits with your value system, since this will play a major factor in your job satisfaction. This book does provide a list of job-related values to help you identify what your priorities are. You will probably want to find out more about the specifics of each likely job to determine how well it will meet your needs. To this end, the book closes with information about job search and career information sites available on the web, so you can become better informed about your career choices and even apply for a job!

    This will be a very helpful tool for high schoolers unsure of a college major, for those seeking a job right out of high school, and for parents seeking to return to the job market or considering a change in their careers.

  • Item #: 071529
    ISBN: 9781452154756
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $15.50

    This oversized journal has loads of clever writing prompts. Between 1 and 4 prompts on a page, with dotted lines to write on. Here are a few examples: Think of 3 things that are definitely bigger than you, then write a dialogue between these 3 things. Your house is a jar of sand and your bed is a lock with a key in it – what are you? Write about a squirrel that is trapped in a shopping mall. What is your favorite sound and why? Use the words you hear to create a poem. Lots of great ideas to get creative flowing and writing practice started. 9”x 11”, 304 pgs, pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 070917
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $479.00

    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 Core™ 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