As an author who depends almost exclusively on spell check and editors, I wish I had had a book like this to learn from.
My 10 year old daughter struggles with dyslexia and speech/ language delays which makes spelling even more of a challenge. She doesn't always hear words as they are spoken, so trying to teach her from a phonetic base just wasn't working for us.
Dyslexia Games is our favorite new resource and we're enjoying trying out some excellent curriculum that is truly helping her.
In Master the Top 150 Misspelled Words you will find 45 spelling exercises that engage learners and support knowledge in a comfortable, casual way. Children will be asked to:
You can order your copy on Amazon for $24.95.
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Do you really believe that you're too grown up to color? Do you think you've learned all there is to know?
If you answered yes to either of those questions you're pretty silly.
As moms we should always be learning and always engaging in satisfying past times that feed our mind, nurture our spirits and encourage us to improve.
With no real guidance, the Mom's Homeschooling Handbook: Home Learning Guide will give you permission to play and invite you to learn. It's as personal as you make it, a world where you are in charge. Choose where to start, bounce around, loose a bit of time with a box of crayons, dive into those books that have been sitting on your shelf far too long and prove that YOU are important and worth nurturing.
With the right balance of whimsy and class, this book is your key to Mother Culture inviting you to:
Mom's Homeschooling Handbook has become more than a book to me, it's my breath of fresh air.
Order your copy on Amazon for $35.00.
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I give this book 5 stars and I don't know how I ever lived without it.
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Disclosure: I received this book directly from the author in exchange for my honest review. Learn more about Dyslexia Games/ Thinking Tree, LLC at http://www.dyslexiagames.com/
Are your children familiar with the Peanuts gang? If not, it is your right and proper duty to introduce them to the humorous world of Charles M. Schulz.
Andrews McMeel Publishing is taking on the mission of introducing a new generation to this classic comic strip.
Woodstock: Master of Disguise shines the spotlight on Snoopy's faithful friend, Woodstock.
In 224 pages packed with laughs, Woodstock: Master of Disguise revives one of American's iconic birds and provides children 8-12 with an age appropriate comic strip depicting friendship, frustration, and the backyard adventures of Snoopy's favorite little bird.
You can order your copy on Amazon for under $9.99 in paperback. This would be a great book for down time during the homeschool day. I can just picture my son curled up reading this during one of our "brain breaks" through the day. Use it during transition time from one activity to another. Each comic strip is brief enough to engage, and not overwhelm, struggling readers. It's a fun pleasure read.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of Woodstock: Master of Disguise from Andrews McMeel Publishing via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
I give this book five stars. It's Woodstock, folks!
Ashley Spires has written and illustrated an adorable, simple book with big impact and a message that matters.
Who doesn't experience feelings of failure, frustration and insurmountable obstacles?
The author knows this is a universal feeling and she does something amazing by not naming her main character but instead introduces her as "a regular girl". She could be any of us. We can all relate. This simple detail makes us root for her and (in rooting for her) we root for ourselves and subtly learn a life lesson in innovation.
The main character just wants to build the most Magnificent thing. She makes plans. Her dog assists. However, when her plans go awry she has a decision to make. Will she quit her goal or succeed against all odds?
This is an excellent book for children and sets an exceptional example especially for young girls.
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Aren't the characters just precious? I love her spunk. I have classified this book under both character and life skills categories because I believe it teaches the importance of perseverance, a crucial character trait that is very valuable in life. Perseverance and flexibility are life skills worth teaching at a young age and The Most Magnificent Thing is a sweet way of doing it.
Order your copy on Amazon ($4.49 Kindle/ $15.18 Hardcover) and then be sure to check out the free Teaching Guide that uses the book to teach students (grades 1-12) how to identify and organize their goals, observe social barriers and push through, apply perseverance strategies, think creatively and operate like engineers. Assignments are created at different age levels and vary in difficulty. It's a very good resource for expanding the learning opportunity of this book.
The author also encourages children to create something of their own and invites them to use #makesomething to show off their creations.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of The Most Magnificent Thing from Kids Can Press via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
I give this book five stars
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