Archives for September 2012
Heroines of the Past Bible Study by Amy Puetz is one of the best studies I have come across. This study was created to be used with young girls to teach them more about many great Proverbs 31 women. The stories inside help bring the Biblical aspects of Proverbs 31 women to life for young girls, teaching them along the way and helping to promote in them the goal of achieving the life of a Proverbs 31 woman for themselves.
Heroines of the Past Bible Study covers great women like Lady Jane Grey, who was queen for nine days, Magdalena Luther and her Mother Katherine von Bora Luther, wife and daughter of Martin Luther, the famous nurse, Florence Nightingale, and many more. Each woman has her own story of strength and survival through trials that were placed into her path. Each show Grace and loyalty to God throughout their personal missions, helping girls to understand their own purpose and mission in life.
Heroines of the Past Bible Study can be used in a group, such as a church study group or homeschooling group, or it can be used individually by an independent learner or along with Mom to strengthen the Mother/Daughter relationship. The book is sectioned into weekly lessons, sharing a different story or story part throughout a 5 day week. Some weeks cover more than one brave girl while others take more time to cover one particular girl. Each day ends with a review of the story portion read, asking questions for thoughts to be shared, discussing biblical verses related to the story and helping the student break the thoughts from the story down and relate them into her own daily life.
There are suggestions for lesson extras throughout the book such as the Box of Visual Reminders which a young girl can create using just a shoe box. The student will gather the suggested item and as they work through the book they will review the items in the box remembering the lesson and story that went along with that item, allowing them to also remember how God worked in that persons life as well as his wishes for us as Christian women ourselves.
This was such an amazing and fun study to use. Since the stories were broken down so they weren’t complicated to use or long to learn, it made learning from them fun too. They were stories that my daughter could relate to and have helped her to understand God’s wants for her, and give her strength as a blossoming young woman. This book has helped to strengthen my little girls love for God.
Heroines of the Past Bible Study by Amy Puetz is available through Golden Prairie Press as an eBook for $27 and it is well worth the investment. If you’d like, a print copy is also available from Golden Prairie Press for $27 plus shipping.
This program with it’s adorable children and cute characters connects children to others like them making it easier for them to pick up on a language that could otherwise be hard and confusing to learn. The programs structure makes it easy for toddlers and 10 year olds alike to pick up on the new language immediately. My children themselves are ages 4, 9 and 11 and all three equally enjoyed using and learning with this program while we were reviewing it. My youngest enjoyed the fun colors, the children, and most especially the characters in each video lesson we did.
Winston’s preferred method of learning is digital through video games and websites online, videos and lots of hands-on activities to bring things to life. He struggles with reading simply because books are boring to him. Reading Kingdom has changed all that simply by making reading fun!!
Reading Kingdom helps promote reading skills and build reading strengths by using reading games, online incentives, and progressing at a child’s skill level. Reading Kingdom teaches important skills such as sequencing, sounds, meaning, comprehension and more with it’s program. It is super easy to use. My son was able to work through the program on his own with sound cues throughout the program prompting him to move forward in his learning. Nothing was over his head in terms of learning either, all adapted to his skills through assessment in the beginning of the program. Lessons are a short 15-30 minutes each, allowing a child time to adjust to things he’s just learned about.
Reading Kingdom is definitely a program we will be sharing throughout the future. It’s perfect for leveled readers as well as struggling ones like mine. It captivates the child and keeps them interested in learning to read in a fun way. My son absolutely loved the program which says a lot to me since it’s so hard for us to find a program that keeps him interested and fits his learning style.
Reading Kingdom is available risk-free for free for 30 days. A subscription is available for $19.99 a month or $199.99 a year for the first reader and additional readers can be added $9.99 a month or $99.99 a year. Additional products are also available through the website for learning to read.
For my review, I chose the Everyday Family Chore System because with a new baby on the way, I knew I would need all the help I can get to maintain the house at this wonderfully busy time in our lives. This review could not have come at a more perfect time for me and my family. It has allowed me to set up a system that works, show my children the correct way to do things around the home, and allowed them to step up and help out, which allows them the feeling of accomplishing something all while learning important life skills.
The Everyday Family Chore System eBook was easy to use, easy to understand and easy to implement into our daily lives. This is the second book in Vicki Bentley’s Everyday Homemaking series. The book begins by explaining who Vicki Bentley is and why she created this series for homemaking. It continues with explanations on child training, putting a plan into action and creating the actual chore system to use in your own home. There are How-to-Do it cards to print and use through every step with your children, as well as blank cards to print and create for your own method of doing things that need done in your home.
Though we only had a short time to review this product during a very busy and stressful time in our life, we still found it very useful and it is definitely something we will continue to build upon as we adjust to living with our new little family member in our life. The kids enjoy the simple methods laid out through the book for organizing and cleaning. To be honest, I did too. The whole system was easy for us all to use.
The Everyday Family Chore System is available through www.everydayhomemaking.com for $19.99 for the print version or $17.99 for the eBook version. There is also a companion CD available for an additional $6. Or you can purchase both the Everyday Family Chore System plus Everyday Cooking cookbook for $34.98.