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The Way Things Work Now by David Macaulay - Book Review

Explore The New Way Things Work (Mammoths Included) {Review}

With all the new ways to learn things … from apps to videos to virtual reality … does an “old” way still have a place?

I think it does.

Yes, there are apps to learn how to read and how to spell and how to do math facts.

And we use all of those in our homeschool.

But I still pulled out the handheld flashcards to review music notes with my 10 year old today. And I still believe that writing spelling words on paper has a place (even if you can also type them on the computer).

As you consider the “best” way to teach your kids any topic, keep in mind that mixing old techniques with new can actually enhance the learning that your kids are doing.

The brain learns best when learning is varied and spaced out.

So use your iPad or your kindle — but also keep some paper and pencils handy. Turns out BOTH are really valuable.

[Update: After I did this review, I realized that there is an even NEWER version of this book. I highly recommend you check it out for your homeschool!]
Think Fun Laser Maze Review - Logic Game and STEM Toy

Your Kids Will Be Problem-Solving Ninjas {Review}

Do your kids solve problems well? Or do they tend to get stuck and fall apart?

Problem-solving is an essential skill to be successful in school and in life — and it’s one you ABSOLUTELY can help teach.

In our family, I use hard work and games to reinforce problem solving.

My kids like the games more than the hard work … go figure!

Problem-solving games require perserverance, learning how to deal with failure and frustration AND the ability to look outside the box.

Good thing games are also fun!

We have these kinds of games scattered around our home … and different games appeal to different kids.

The game I’m telling you about today — Laser Maze — is one that has really appealed to my mathy 10 yr old, but the others enjoy it too.

And I don’t mind playing, which is totally a win-win!

Click HERE to check Laser Maze for your homeschool.

Here Comes Science by They Might Be Giants - Review

Science That Is Music to the Homeschool Ears {Review}

Want to spice up your homeschool science WITHOUT making a mess?

This album from They Might Be Giants is your answer!

19 songs … real science … funky clean music … even your teens will be singing along!

It’s also great for carschooling days when you want to get a little more “education” into the drive.

Click HERE to check this album out and preview the songs.