In December I was selected to be a part of Timberdoodle’s Blogger Review Team. Timberdoodle is my favorite curriculum supplier. The catalog is beautiful, informative and fun to read through. Their website offers even more.
Many products have a testimonial from homeschooling moms like me. When I pulled our kids out of public school two years ago, reviews by customers meant the most to me. No one is going to tell you their product is less-than-the-best. Moms however, will give you what did and did not work for them, and why. I hope this will help you find the curriculum that is best for your family.
I chose these three titles to review for one month:
I chose this book for our PreK learner, Evan. He will be moving up to Kindergarten in the fall, and I want to include him more in workbooks. We used page protectors and dry-erase markers for each page. Evan seems to work easier with markers than pencils.
Evan is really enjoying this workbook! We have tried a few others, and he didn’t really take to them. Mathematical Reasoning however, is a hit!
This is not your thin, use-in-a-week kind of workbook, there are a beefy 235 pages!
Beginning Mathematical Reasoning has everything Evan will need to be ready for Kindergarten.
I really like the Red Herring Mysteries, I chose it for our 5th grader, Hannah. The suggested grade level is 4-6. I am 32, and am left scratching my head! I have never been very good at critical thinking, and am apparently even worse at critical questioning. This one is moving to our family time in the evening, right before our Bible devotional. I think Dad is better equipped at this one!
I actually thought I had this one. I didn’t. Would I recommend this product? Absolutely! You learn so much when you are challenged! I am hoping that our children will have much better reasoning skills than their mother.
Editor in Chief was chosen for our oldest child, Christian. He is currently in the 8th grade.
I have been wanting a little more challenge for him in the grammar department, and this has really fit the bill. Each lesson has a themed paragraph. There are errors in content, spelling, mechanics and grammar.
There is an editing checklist in the introduction. Each lesson tells the student how many errors are present. There are 33 exercises, with answers in the back. Also included in the back is the help- Guide To Grammar, Usage, And Punctuation. This grammar guide covers the skills that you will find in Editor in Chief. Christian has found it challenging, yet enjoyable. He asks to do it!
All three titles have been a welcome addition to our homeschool. You can find other titles from Critical Thinking Press, as well as other Thinking Skills titles by clicking on them. There is a great selection of Language Arts and Math curriculum at Timberdoodle, or if you want all of the work done for you, they also offer Core Curriculum Kits for each grade level.
*As a member of Timberdoodle’s Blogger Review Team I received a free copy of these books in exchange for an honest review.*
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