Category Archives: Product Reviews

Gryphon Online Safety App

Gryphon Online Safety App

We are a very plugged in family. Between working from home and homeschooling, at least one person in our home is accessing the internet almost all of our waking hours. Many times all three of us are on at once via Kindles, laptops, smartphone, etc. This includes Caroline who is already quite savvy with utilizing a laptop, a Kindle, and an ipod. I struggle with trying to strike the balance between allowing her freedom to learn and play online with keeping her from harm lest she end up in some corner of the internet that is a cesspool of … Read more »

Multiplication Practice Math Game

Multiplication Practice Math Game

I am always on the search for ideas to make math learning fun. Hands-on, active games are always a good possibility for our family so we were excited to try one of the limited copies of HoliMaths X, a new multiplication math practice game.

I received this product for free and was compensated for my time to review it. All opinions are my own and I was not required to post a positive review.

Multiplication Practice Math Game

HoliMaths X is a family multiplication strategy game that can be played ten different ways and with one to six players.

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3 Books Featuring Girls Changing Their World

3 Books Featuring Girls Changing Their World

Today I would like to introduce you to three pictures books featuring girls worth knowing. The three girls lived in different places and different times, but they all share one thing in common – a desire to imagine, create, and change their world.

(Sidenote: I receive free books to review all the time and only share a small percentage of them with my readers. These three are very good!)

Ada’s Ideas – The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World’s First Computer Programmer

Ada’s Ideas introduced me to someone completely new from history. Ada Lovelace was the daughter of Lord … Read more »

Using Audio Dramas for History

Using Audio Dramas for History

History is one of my favorite subjects, but I never had the opportunity to listen to high quality audio dramas when I was younger. At least not the kind that Heirloom Audio has created. I was excited to receive copies of four of their audio dramas to listen to. Now I am excited to share with you my thoughts about how I would suggest using these dramas with your own family (as well as a great offer at the end!). This post is sponsored by Heirloom Audio. All content and photos are my own.

These are the … Read more »

Creating with 3D Pens for Kids

Creating with 3D Pens for Kids2

Caroline enjoys trying almost any new art medium we discover. She especially enjoys working with three dimensional art and toys. Because of this, she could hardly wait to get her box of IDO3D Art Pens opened when it arrived!

I received this product for free and was compensated for my time reviewing the product and writing this review. All opinions are our own and I was not required to post a positive review.

Using IDO3D Art Pens

IDO3D Art has developed special pens that make it possible for kids to create three dimensional objects with polymers. The kit … Read more »

Fun with Lil’ Fishys Fish Toys

Fun With Lil' Fishys

Caroline was excited to get her hands on a whole bunch of Lil’ Fishys. She loves pretty much any toy that is animal related and the fact that these were for playing in the water made them all the more fun!

I received these products for free and I was compensated for my time. All opinions and content is mine. I was not required to post a positive review.

Lil Fishys Fish Toys

We knew for a few weeks that these were coming and Caroline was excited to see them after watching videos about them and checking them … Read more »

Learning Geography with Gardening

Learning Geography with Gardening

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro Gro-ables. All opinions are 100% mine.

Integrating multiple subjects is a great way to get the most bang for your homeschooling time. Some topics naturally seem to go together – science and math, history and geography, and reading and writing. If I asked you what you could integrate with gardening, I’m sure your first thought would be science and then probably math.

What about integrating gardening and geography? That’s what we’re doing as we continue to work on our Gro-ables Project.

Hardiness Zones in the United States

Understanding … Read more »

Growing Vegetables and Herbs with Your Kids

Growing Vegetables and Herbs with Your Kids

This post brought to you by Miracle-Gro Gro-ables. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Sallie Borrink Learning.

Since Caroline was tiny we have tried to provide her with a wide variety of hands-on learning activities and opportunities so she would understand how the world works. One area where we’ve done this is by planting gardens. At one point we had two large square foot gardens. More recently we’ve had to simplify life and we’ve scaled back to pots on the deck. The important thing is making sure she understands the life cycle of plants, how food … Read more »

Free ARDA History and Religion Website for Jr/Sr High

Free History and Religion Website for Jr.Sr High

Two of my favorite topics to study are history and religion. So when I was presented with the opportunity to review the Association of Religion Data Archives (ADRA) website, I said, “Yes, please!” As always when I do reviews, I was compensated for my time, but all opinions are my own and I was not required to post a positive perspective.

Okay, I am going to say right up front I am going to gush a tiny bit about this website. It’s SO COOL. This is like the promised land for … Read more »