In The Reign of Terror: A Review

Heirloom Reign of Terror

Dear Homeschooler, The best way to learn history is through engagement, and one way to do this is to listen to stories that captivate the listener. That is just what Heirloom Audio Productions does with each installation of The Extraordinary Adventures of G. A. Henty. That is why we are…

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R.E.A.D. Curriculum: A Review

R.E.A.D.

    Dear Homeschooler, Reading Curricula are numerous with varying theories and scopes & sequences. I find it hard to recommend one because I believe that decision weighs heavily on both the teaching style of the parent and the learning style of the student. My daughter has just finished kindergarten; however, with summer…

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Doctor Aviation: A Review

Doctor Aviation

  Dear Homeschooler, My husband has always been interested in aviation. He tells stories of his youth of his attempt to build his own aircraft, carefully measuring and crafting pieces out of plywood. I even believe at one point in high school he was aiming to become an aeronautical engineer.…

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Novare Science & Math: A Review

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Dear Homeschooler, Why is the sky blue? Can ray guns, light sabers, or photon torpedoes really be made? What causes the distant pavement on a highway to appear wet? Like most kids, mine ask questions constantly. I can answer some of them. Some I google (good ol’ technology!). Wouldn’t it be…

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Whistlefritz: A Review

Whistlefritz

Dear Homeschooler,  Hola. Como estás? Spanish is such a fun language. Plus, knowing a second language is such a useful skill to have. If you are part of the Dear Homeschooler community, you will know that my background in linguistics causes me to be rather drawn to language curricula; I…

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K5 Learning: A Review

K5 Learning

Dear Homeschooler, We’ve been winding down the school year over the last month or two. As we finished up our core curricula, I’ve been supplementing with some fun, computer-based educational programs. One of our favorites has been the  online program by K5 Learning. K5 Learning provides supplemental instruction in reading, math, and spelling…

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