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  • Step Into My Shoes: Compassion Canada In our first world country of Canada, even if your family is considered to be poor or low income, it can be very hard to fully comprehend the poverty levels of a developping country. It’s so easy to take for granted what we have and complain about what we don’t have that when we get a chance to compare it to someone who has nothing or just a little thing – it’s a real eye-opener. Compassion Canada has put together a 7 part series called Step Into My Shoes that takes you on a day-to-day journey with the family of Pastor ... Read more
  • Come Sit By Me Come Sit By Me is a unit study program based on lovely, Canadian picture books. It is designed for use with young children aged 4 to 7, and includes content for all subject areas including math, science, art, language, music, history, and geography. It is a christian program which emphasizes character formation by making connections between the characters in the books and Bible characters as well as having a memory verse for each unit. There are 8 units covered in Volume One with such topics/themes including life skills, literature, social studies, science geography and math.  Each unit is organized into a ... Read more
  • Kids of Integrity Created and developed by a homeschooling mom and presented by Focus on the Family Canada, Kids of Integrity is a website which is chock full of lesson plans based on character qualities. There are 16 topics: Acceptance Attentiveness Contentedness Courage Courteous Communication Easter Faithfulness Forgiveness Generosity Gentleness Harmony Honesty Humility Joy Kindness Obedience Patience Perseverance Respect Righteousness Self-control Thanksgiving Each plan has suggested prayers, memory verses, Bible stories, activities, crafts, creative discipline ideas related to the topic, hands-on activities, object lessons and more. Designed for children between the ages of 3 and 11. Everything is completely free, workable at your own pace, and flexible to meet the needs of your family. You can also connect with other users and creators on their Facebook page. Read more
  • Bible Study Guide Many Christian homeschoolers look for a great Bible program to use with their kids and family. The Bible Study Guide for All Ages offers programs for children from 3 years old up to teens and adults, with many different grade level options – including suggestions on how to do the lessons as a family. We reviewed the Primary edition, which focuses on the Grade 1 to 2 age range. Of all the programs, this particular edition requires a teacher’s guide since it’s designed for students who aren’t solid independent readers yet.  Included in our Primary package were:  Student Workbooks Teacher’s Guide Bible Book Summary Cards & a Children’s ... Read more
  • Preschoolers And Peace Preschoolers and PeaceWhat I reviewed: Preschoolers and Peace: Homeschooling older kids with success while loving the little ones at your feet (e-book) What is it? Advice for homeschooling multiple ages by Kendra Fletcher of Preschoolers and Peace Who is it for? Homeschooling Moms How much is it? $2.98US (digital download) Tell me more: Kendra Fletcher is a mom of 8 kids, and a veteran homeschooler, who has lots of experience on how to balance the challenges of trying to give your older kids the education they deserve while trying to keep toddlers and preschoolers out of trouble. She started blogging to share the ideas she perfected over the years and ... Read more
  • Tadeo Turtle {Book Review} Tadeo the TurtleCanadian children’s author and artist, Janis Cox, has a beautiful book called Tadeo Turtle. This early years picture book is all about a little painted turtle named Tadeo who sees a squirrel running through the trees and dreams of being able to do more than he can as a turtle. When he frees himself from his shell, things don’t quite go as he thought they would, and he discovers that God made him perfect after all. Awarded the Best Children’s book in the 2013 Word Awards, this book’s illustrations are artwork. Gorgeous vivid watercolour colours fill the pages, making Tadeo and his ... Read more
  • Veritas Press Veritas Press - Middle AgesWhat I reviewed: Veritas Press Self-Paced History: Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation What is it? A self-paced online history course Who is it for? Students in 2nd to 6th grade How much is it? $199 Where can I find it? http://www.veritaspress.com/ Tell me more: Veritas Press offers online courses based on a Classical Christian approach to learning. There are a lot of options to choose from, but we picked the self-paced history course based on the time period of the Middle Ages to Reformation (~400 to ~1600). The program includes a series of 160 online lessons and tests, combined with a set of detailed informational flashcards. This particular period of history ... Read more
  • Go Science What I reviewed: Go Science DVDs What is it? Science Demonstrations on video from Library and Educational Services Who is it for? ages 4 – 12 How much is it? $8.97 US each Where can I find it? http://www.libraryanded.com/ Tell me more: Science really seems to stick to kids who can see it in action. That’s what these videos aim to do – bring science demonstrations to life. Led by teacher and science enthusiast, Ben Roy, each topic features short video segments ranging from about 3 minutes to 10 minutes, demonstrating various science topics through hands-on experiments and activities. The kids in the group watching get to participate while Ben explains what ... Read more
  • Egglo Entertainment What is it? Easter games and activities by Egglo Entertainment Who is it for? Usable by any ages, but aimed for 4 to 13 years old What did I receive to review? *Glow in the Dark Egglo Eggs ($11.99) *The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure ($12.99) *The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure (book audio download) ($2.99) *Egglo Treasures Scripture Scrolls ($4.29) *The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure Program Guide ($14.99) Where can I find it? http://eggloentertainment.com/ Tell me more: Easter is coming! Do you do an egg hunt with your kids? I invite you to check out these fun glowing eggs from Egglo Entertainment. Egglo Entertainment is a Christian company, who aims to teach children about the Christian meaning of ... Read more
  • Maple Tree Publications If you are looking for some Canadian content for your homeschool, check out Maple Tree Publications – a homeschool resources store run by homeschooling mom, Cori Dean. In her store you can find the series, Come Sit By Me, a Canadian version of the popular Five-In-A-Row program that follows a unit study approach through literature, designed for children ages 4-7. You can also find a series all about Canadian art appreciation and artists by the same author. Other products include Life of Fred math books for both elementary and secondary aged students, resource materials covering the Charlotte Mason method, journal prompt workbooks, ... Read more
  • Peppermint Stick Learning Co. One of my readers recommended this company and after some research I’m excited to bring to you a Canadian curriculum company called Peppermint Stick Learning Company. Based out of Bracebridge, ON, this homeschooling family of 6 children ranging from infant to jr. high, has developed a curriculum based on the needs of their children and the homeschooling community. Joy, the author, told me: “I do write Canadian-based curriculum with the goal of meeting or exceeding Ministry of Ed. standards here and do so from a Biblical perspective when issues arise (such as creation/evolution, ethics, values). “ From their catalogue “About Us”: “We provide Canadian-based academic resources. Our ... Read more