Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Our Review Of Forbrain


      Since I am always on the look out for cool things to try with my kids I jumped on reviewing FORBRAIN from Sound For Life LTD. I really wanted to use this neat head set with my sixteen year old son Fox. He has ADHD, poor memory as well as a few speech difficulties when he speaks fast. It is almost as if his brain works faster than his mouth! The product is used 20 minutes a day and he had no issue using it. My oldest son was not too thrilled as it goes by his face and he doesn't like that due to some sensory issues. Fox had no issue with it at all.  The technology behind it is like a workout for your brain! It's brain stimulation!   



      This is designed for children ages 4 and up as well as adults to use so age is not really a factor at all. The head set volume is adjustable but it is advised to keep on the preset level. This level is helpful for those with hearing difficulties or for those overly sensitive to sound. 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Our Review Of Innovators Tribe Engineering



      For the past few weeks we have had the privilege of reviewing Thinking Like An Engineer by Innovators Tribe. This program is a wonderful hands on approach for learning science, technology and art. It is great to use for STEM learning! My son Fox has always been the builder boy so I knew he would absolutely love this course and it did not disappoint. This is an online curriculum so internet connection is a must. The program is designed for grades 6-12. 



Thinking Like an Engineer





     This curriculum was created by Wayne Kroeplin and throughout the videos he is known as Mr. K to the students. The lessons are not lectures! This program truly fosters thinking skills and creative problem solving. It isn't just a do this or do that to get to this point type of thing. The kids have to really think to solve the challenges they are given. 


Friday, October 27, 2017

Field Trip To The Court House!!


      We had such a fun day at the court house! They learned so much about the inside of the building and the way things happen as well as what people do what jobs! 



     They loved seeing an actual courtroom and sitting in the jury box!










Field Trip To Starry Night!


       Every year the Gainesville History Museum puts on an astronomy night called Starry Night. Skyler looks forward to it every year and it never disappoints. They get these cool little stamp sheets and they go around doing all the activities to get a stamp, when it is full they get a cool prize!



      The crawl through is her favorite! She does it first every single year and hates that she can't take hours in that tunnel!












Friday, October 20, 2017

Literature/Author Basket


     I started an author basket last year and since then it has turned into the literature/author basket! We added The Literature and Poetry book by The Thinking tree. Skyler said it was no longer just an author basket at that point! Right now it is full of Shakespeare things. She is still reading through some of his plays and she loves the extras in there too!





     She is also enjoying her journal. When she finishes this one I will buy the next level!







Cooking Basket


      The idea for this basket came from The Yum-Schooling Cook-Book by The Thinking Tree. Every kid should know how to cook and what better to learn! I bought them quite a few cooking things that are just theirs. I discovered years ago when kids learn to cook they may destroy stuff so I wanted it to be things that didn't belong to me! Quite a bit of my kitchen things have been passed down from my grandmothers or my mother so I tend to be cautious! So this is their basket!




     I tried to find books that were more than just cooking as well! 




Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Our Review Of The Ultra Safe Scissors And Three Step Pencil Grips And A Giveaway

     After getting a chance to review for The Pencil Grip, Inc. a while back I was thrilled to use their products again! This time around we got to try The Ultra Safe Safety Scissors and The 3 Step Pencil Grip Training Kit. I truly enjoy this companies products. They are great quality and can come in quite handy at times. I have an artsy kid who enjoys using everything she can get her hands on so just about anything is right up her alley!
     
The Pencil Grip, Inc.




     The first thing she wanted to use was the scissors. She is a bit older than the targeted age but she she enjoys uses different things to see if she can make them work in different ways! 



The Ultra Safe Safety Scissors