March 1, 2019

Typesy | Typing Program For Homeschoolers

Typing is one of those things that everyone needs to know with how technology has advanced over the past several years. I knew I wanted my boys to have the opportunity to learn proper typing. So when Typesy contacted me to review their program, I couldn't turn it down. 

Typesy is a Homeschool Typing program. 
It includes a comprehensive curriculum based on the science of muscle memory and structure repetition.  

As the parent, you have complete control in the admin panel of your child's learning, assignments, and assessments. The lessons are customized to their skill level. It slowly progresses through the current skill they are working on giving them time to master each section. 

During the course lessons there are step-by-step video teachings, effective exercises, and fun games.

My boys really enjoyed completing their course for the day and then following it up with the fun games that they offer. The games include typing letters and words to move the characters. 

My boys have always watched as I am able to type without looking at the keyboard and have wanted to be able to do the same. I was taught in high school to type and had always been looking for something similar to how I was taught. Typesy is very similar and I see them already learning how to type without looking. It can only get better as they continue to use it.

Typesy is used by top schools nationwide. 

I found it to be super easy to set up and enjoyed using the lessons myself. 
I highly recommend it for children to use as a homeschool typing curriculum.
Even parents will enjoy it! 

February 12, 2019

Building Blocks of Science Book 5 Review

I was sent the Building Blocks of Science Book 5 from Timberdoodle to try out and we love it!!

The Building Blocks of Science Book 5 Book set comes with a Textbooks, Lab Book, and Teachers Manual.

The Student Textbooks contains everything the students will be learning as well as color images that go along with the lesson. It is very thorough and I felt like my son was actually learning the contents. 

I feel that the images really helped with keeping the lesson interesting.

The Lab Notebook is what has the experiments and where they fill in the information that they learned about in the experiment. 

The Teachers Manual was really a nice add on to the set. It made me feel confident in teaching the lessons and was very open and go. I feel that is so important!

It provides a list of all the materials needed for the experiments.This makes it so easy to gather everything before hand!

Overall we really enjoy this curriculum and I could see us using it in the future. I like that it was hands on and brings in so much information. My son enjoyed the experiments and getting to use a lab notebook as he did them. I highly recommend this set!!

(I was given the Building Blocks of Science Book 5 Set in this review by Timberdoodle, but all opinions are my own)