Friday, May 14, 2010

Super Star Speech (Games): A Review

Have you ever had ideas of games to help your kids learn and then discovered somebody else had the same idea and did all the work? This might sound lazy but I love it when that happens! Deborah Lott, a liscensed Speech language therapist, has come up with some awesome games to reinforce what your kids are already learning. Each of these games may be purchased for $3.50 each at CurrClick. The links below will take you to the CurrClick site where you can browse through previews of each selection. At the moment we are enjoying The Insect Game and All About Animals.

Silly Snail Parts of Speech Game
"Review parts of speech (common noun, proper noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, and adverb) with Silly Snail: Parts of Speech Game. 3rd to 6th grades."

Planets, Moon and Stars 
Players answer trivia questions about space while trying to be the first to collect all the planets in the solar system.

Road To Revolution
Reinforce your study of the American Revolutionary War with this board game. Includes 48 multiple choice questions cards and game board. Players try to be first to the finish line while answering questions about famous people, events, and causes of the Revolutionary war. Designed for grades 3-8.



Explorers of the World
Learn about 24 world explorers and their contributions to American and world history. The 72 game cards can be used to play two different games-- a matching game and a time line game. Have fun while reinforcing your history and geography studies! Explorers of the World is appropriate for 3rd to 8th grades.

The Inventors Game
The Inventors game will teach your child about 24 famous inventors. Instructions are included for two different games, with variations for difficulty. Children have fun matching inventors to their inventions or playing a timeline game using the dates of different inventions. Reinforce your history or science curriculum in a fun way!

Cover the Continents
Reinforce and learn geography facts and map skills in a fun way! The object of this game is to "settle" more continents than any other player. Covering the Continents includes a game board/ map and game cards that ask questions about each of the seven continents. Players try to be the first to answer three questions about a continent to "settle" it. Fun for ages 6 to 10.

Colony Quest
Colony Quest is a game that will teach children about the thirteen American Colonies and map skills. Children will answer questions about the colonies wihile trying to "settle" more colonies than the other players. A fun way to reinforce your American History curriculum! Ideal for 3rd through 5th graders.

Exploring Egypt Game
Reinforce your study of Egypt in a fun way! Players of the Exploring Egypt Game will race to be first to the top of the pyramid by answering the most questions about ancient Egypt. Game question topics cover geography, politics, daily life, and religion of ancient Egypt. The game can be adjusted to accomodate players of different ages and abilities. Designed for 3rd to 8th grade students.

Climb the Vine: All About Plants
Climb the Vine! is a question and answer board game that will reinforce your science curriculum. Players answer multiple choice questions about plant types, pollination, photosynthesis, trees, and more while racing to the finish line. Designed as a file folder game for grades 3-6.

The Insect Game
Use the Insect game to learn all about insects or to reinforce another study of insects. Players will answer questions about insects to earn insect parts, attempting to be the first player to build a complete insect. This game is designed for 2nd to 6th grades.

All About Animals
All About Animals is an animal classification game for grades K-5. Players use picture cards or clue cards to categorize animals into the five major groups, competing to be the first to cover their game boards.

Are you concerned about your child's speech development?
Is your child difficult to understand?
Is your child becoming frustrated with his or her speech errors?
Are you interested in helping your child master difficult speech sounds at home?
If you have any of the following concerns you should also check out her speech materials!

As a member of the TOS crew I received the above products free of charge in exchange for an honest review. Any opinions expressed above are mine.

What Am I? by All About Reading: A Review

Several months ago, I reviewed a book sent to me by All About Spelling called The Beehive Reader , (The title was recently changed to Cobweb the Cat). Redd loved this book because it looks and feels like the books Dixie and I read. Plus it was divided into chapters so that made it even more official.  So he was even more excited to get What Am I? in the mail with a lot more words and longer chapters!

What Am I?  is a collection of short stories priced at $19.95 as part of the All About Reading collection that correlates with the word lists taught in the All About Spelling program. What Am I? is a beautifully illustrated, 160 page hardcover book that will delight you and your child.
Here are a few examples of the stories you will encounter:
…a boy visits an elf in the Alps
…a broken robot throws figs
…and much more!

…a family of skunks moves into the shed

…a smelly musk ox goes for a swim

…a bunch of snakes escape their cages

You can read one of the stories above about the musk ox here!
The reader can be used independently of the All About Spelling program or to correlate 100% with Steps 1-14 of All About Spelling Level 2.
You may order this product online or by phone at 715-477-1976.

As a member of the TOS Crew I received this product free of charge in exchange for an honest review. Any opinions expressed above are my own.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Nursing Care Sample
The Nursing Care™ Instant Relief sample consists of one reusable cooling pad and four treatment sleeves. One sample per household. Offer valid while supplies last.

My daughter Miya slept 10 hous last night and Elijah made it all night with a 'clean diaper'. Woohoo!!!
I have a question for all of you out there.  Have any of you ever been unorganized and turned into an organized person? Just wondering if its possible or if I should just resign myself to disorganized organization.

Here's a good quote:
A neat house has an uninteresting person in it!


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

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Well, I forgot to write something yesterday and I'm sitting here thinking, 'What did I do yesterday?'.
I know I did school with my kids, fed them and got them to bed. Oh yes, we had the best supper. We love to have breakfast for supper at least once a week. Well, I'm not trying to brag but I made the best homemade biscuits ever! Growing up, I used to stay with my friend Christy and her mom made the best bacon, egg and cheese biscuits. Last night, out biscuits tasted just like those.  If you have seen the movie Ratatouille and the scene where the critic eats a bite of the Ratatouille and he instantly feels taken back in time in childhood.  Well, that's how I felt. I'm pretty sure my family enjoyed the meal too because there was not a lot left and no begging or bribing was involved.

Today I got to go triple couponing at Harris Teeter. My mom went and helped me use up some of my coupons.  Thank you Mom!!! My mom is going to have a big huge jewel on her crown in heaven for all the help she gives me.  If the Lord allows me to be a grandma one day I hope to be like her!

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Monday School Freebie

Monday, May 3:
The American Boy's Handy Book: PART ONE (PDF ebook)
Part One of this wonderful, classic collection of projects from yesteryear for
adventurous boys (and girls) to make and do all year long.
Just a few are: building kites, unique ways to fish, building an aquarium,
knots, water telescopes, boat building, wooden toys, hunting, even
taxidermy! Fully illustrated.

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Blessings In Disguise

I was really sick this past week: high fever, sore throat, headache. On top of that, while I'm in bed last Sunday my husband decides to stick my 2 1/2 yr. old on the potty.  Hours later, he's still there but eventually has 'success'.  Well, Monday I'm able to move to the couch and decide if I'm stuck being sick to make the best of it and work with Elijah on being a big boy. A week later he's only had a few accidents and we're almost down to just one child in diapers!! Now, I'm not asking for more sickness to accomplish other goals but Thank You Lord for that blessing in disguise.
Do you have something like this that has happened to you?  Please leave a comment to share your thoughts with my readers.


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Terrestia Chronicles: A Review

Knights, castles, dragons, swords....words my children (and myself) love to hear!! I have always loved reading tales from this time period and would love one day to visit a real castle. But until then, I'll have to be sastified with being swept away to that time with books like 'The Terrestia Chronicle Series' 
I have seen this series of books advertised for some time and was extremely excited to have a chance to read them with my family.

I received the first two books of the series.  Book 1 is The Sword, the Ring and the Parchment (187 pages).  "Young Josiah is a slave to Argamor, the powerful warlord who has plans to seize the throne from King Emmanuel. When Josiah fails in his attempt to escape slavery, Emmanuel not only sets him free forever, but adopts him into the Royal Family. The book presents an unforgettable picture of our salvation and reminds the reader what a wondrous thing it is to be redeemed." Click here to read another excerpt.

In the second book of the series The Quest for Seven Castles (195 pages) we read how "when King Emmanuel sends Prince Josiah on a difficult journey to various castles across the kingdom, the young prince is unprepared for the dangers and temptations that he will face. As Josiah grows in the knowledge of his King and strives to become like him, he learns the importance of following his Book and listening for the voice of the Dove."

I am so appreciative that the Lord has given Ed Dunlop, the author of this series, a gift and and a burden to write quality, Christian literature for our children that encourages the reader to "honor Jesus Christ as King, to challenge young readers to love and serve Him, and to teach them to guard their hearts for Him."
The added bonus to to this series is that there is no magic or wizardry! Older children and adults will enjoy the allegorical concepts while younger children will be delighted with knighthood, noble quests and chilvary!

The books in this 7-book series may be purchased individually for $7.99 each or as a collection for $39.99.
You may buy online or send in a check/money order with this downloadable form. Check out the website for free coloring pages and an awesome free e-book page!

As a member of the TOS Crew, I received the the first two books of this series free of charge in exchange for an honest review.  The opinions expressed above are my own.

Yoplait Greek Yogurt Giveaway Winner

Dear Readers,
Please forgive me for taking so long to get this to you. First I had a bug attack my computer putting it out about 5 days and then a serious case of strep throat. So, lots of catching up to do!!!

For starters the winner to the Yoplait Greek Yogurt Giveaway is
mandala.  I'm sending you an email.  Please respond within 24 hours with your address info.

Next, I have lots of reviews to catch up on for the TOS Crew so hang in there with me.

Last, I would like to make an attempt to be more personal with this blog. I'm going to try to start small by just giving a snippet of the day's happenings.  So here goes.  Last night my 4 month old slept through the night!!!!!  All you moms out there know how great a feeling that is!
I'll save my next good news for tomorrow. I'm titling it Blessings in Disguise (Think about the verse 'All things work together for good to them that are called according to His purpose.')
I have a prayer request: if you think about it, ask the Lord to help me with the many reviews I have to catch up on! Thank you!