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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The World's Greatest Stories TOS Review

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    We go to Church, we read our Bibles and we practice and memorize our Bible verses, I attend a Woman's Bible Study and so on and so forth. Yet I truly do not feel as if we know the stories of the Bible in and out. Often times audio Bible stories are often not told in a way that will hold ones attention for any length of time. It is sad to say this as we all need to know the stories of the Bible.

  Some of us on the TOS Crew were given the opportunity to review an audio CD from The World's Greatest Stories. We were given the choice of KJV or NIV versions of the Bible. We chose the NIV version as this is what we use in our classroom and home. I find it a simpler version for the kids to follow. These audio CDs and Cassettes sell for $7.95 each plus shipping. and there are currently 6 volumes, we were given the first volume to review titled, The Prophets. The first volume tells the stories of The Blazing Furnace,The Handwriting on the Wall, Daniel in the Lions’ Den, Elijah and the Prophets of Baal and The Prophecy of Jonah. The other volumes are as follows:
2. The Life of Christ
3. Beginnings
4. Joshua and Esther
5. Joseph and His Brothers
6. Defeating Giants

  Each volume runs about an hour in length and at only $7.95 is a great way to really dive into the stories of the Bible, if you purchase all 6 at one time you qualify for FREE shipping, what a deal! These are great for all situations, car trips, errand days, in the morning when you do your Bible reading, at bedtime when the kids are winding down, or as a family in place of a TV show. The list goes on and on.

   We found these stories to be so engaging we did not want to turn them off, the stories are told by George W. Sarris,who desired to increase Biblical literacy in children. He saw the need to produce an auditory Bible that was true to the words of the text, didn’t add characters or remove any of the actual events from the telling but still keep it captivating for children to listen to. Sarris has such a gift from God for story telling, his ability to go from the narrator voice to the character voice from the stories he is retelling is phenomenal.  The kids and I felt as if we were there in the story as it was happening. The boys and I would close our eyes as we listened, let ourselves be carried off into the stories of The Bible.These retold stories are just amazing to listen to, you truly get a feel for the events taking place as his emotion just carries you away.

   My boys are looking forward adding more of volumes to our collection, they simply cannot get enough. I won't lie, either can I, I honestly cannot say who enjoyed the stories more, my boys ages 12, 13 and 15 or me and my husband and 91 yr old Grandma. The recommended age on these is 4-12 but I honestly believe they can be enjoyed by the whole family to enjoy young or old.

  Not only does The World's Greatest Stories have the six volumes I mentioned above but for $9.95 you can purchase the Real story of  Easter. I cannot wait to experience that with my family and this is next on my list so we can enjoy all through the weeks leading up to Easter and the Celebration of Christ. What a keepsake to pass down for your next generation. Making these stories part of your family traditions is the greatest gift you can give your family.

    What are you waiting for, the longer you wait, the more you are missing out on by not experiencing the profound gifts awaiting your family when you experience The World's Greatest Stories together for the first time and every time after that. What a treasure.

  Please be sure to check out what the other TOS Crewmates are saying about The World's Greatest Stories.
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services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it

on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally

and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance

with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Simple Woman's Daybook Journal Entry for 12-22-11

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                                                               Simple Woman's Daybook


  Well it has been a while, but here I am again. After a roller coaster ride these past couple of months, we are still standing thanks to GOD and his never ending Grace.

  FOR TODAY


Outside my window...
A dull almost winter day... But good news No snow or ice on the ground so I will take it.



I am thinking...about my good friend Gyda and praying for her and her family's peace and comfort today as the beginning of her Mother's Funeral begins today at 2 PM. We will be visiting the funeral home tonight and attending the funeral tomorrow. My heart breaks for her as the loss of a mother is so great and a week before Christmas just adds to that grief. She would have been 88 on New Year's Day in a couple weeks. May she have comfort in the arms of Jesus now and suffer no longer.




I am thankful...for my Family and that everyone is "healthy" and home for the holidays.



From the learning rooms...(if this applies)Christmas Break is happening around here, but you can check out all of my TOS Crew Reviews to see what we have been up to as of late.



In the kitchen...
My hubby is making homemade waffles with strawberries and whip cream. YUMMY



I am wearing...My Capri PJ bottoms and the matching cantelope colored pocket T



I am creating...My new bedroom it is almost complete but there are a few finishing touches needing to be done thanks to Pinterest, Got to love that site.




I am going...to the funeral home and funeral over the next two days.



I am wondering...when we are going to put our tree up, we are very late in putting it up this year, because of the garage fire we have lost all of our christmas decorations and  it just is not the same this year when it comes to getting into the spirit of decorating. we have been blessed by wonderful friends donating ornaments and lights and such to help get us into the holiday spirit and my good friend Robyn also gave us stockings for the boys. I am determined to get into the Holiday Spirit this week no matter what.



I am reading...The Grace Effect



I am hoping...that we all fine peace to ending this year of 2011 and going into 2012 we all have a much calmer year.



I am looking forward to...Celebrating Christmas with my family and Celebrating The New Year with good friends and family this year.



I am hearing...the TV playing  a Christmas movie, hoping it will spark me to get in the mood to decorate.



Around the house...It doesn't really look like Christmas and the Living room looks bear since we moved upstairs I took the book case and my huge desk up with us and that leaves the living room a little sparse. I look forward to redecorating in February with our new much needed larger couch.



I am pondering...
what to make for a small token for all of the girls at Bunco next month


One of my favorite things...Is listening to the kids laugh at each others jokes



A few plans for the rest of the week:Decorating, Decorating, Decorating, do you sense a theme here?



Here is picture for thought I am sharing... My new Room almost done.











Friday, December 16, 2011

I See Cards brings Funtime to Mathtime with Fractazmic TOS Crew Review

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    Math seems to be the subject my youngest son Taylor struggles to learn and the subject I struggle most to Teach. I am fluent enough in Math to get by but do not enjoy it in the least. So any opportunity to make Math fun for all of us is a blessing.  Recently some of us from the TOS Crew were given the opportunity to review Fractazmic  from I See Cards. This handy little game is perfect for on the go Math fun as well as in the classroom. We find ourselves at many DR. appointments and this little game has been a blessing to pass the time away as it fits neatly in my purse.

   Geared towards children in the 1st-8th grade range, Fractazmic  is a comprehensive interactive fun lesson in fractions. There are several ways to play, our favorite is the one that is along the lines of Rummy. I grew up playing Rummy with my Grandma and her friend Elsa from England, and my kids have grown up playing Rummy with my Grandma and my Mom. I think this helped the boys catch on quickly since they were familiar with that game first.  Fractazmic teaches Fractions, Numbers and Measurement, all while having a great time playing cards.

      The Fractazmic set of cards is made from sturdy material and is bright and colorful.
Fractazmic Decks Include:


•60 Math Learning Cards


•Each card clearly numbered


•Each card clearly labeled with the fraction and reinforcing graphic.



The deck of cards are divided into three different sets. These sets are:

•The Twelfths suit – Blue


•The Tenths suit – Green


•The Sixteenths suit – Red

How to Play

Fractazmic is a 2-4 player game that uses math and language skills. The object of Fractazmic trap is to gather as many hands as possible before the first player runs out of cards. Hands are captured by either (1) playing a card that brings the sum of all cards thrown to 1 or (2) forcing the next player to throw a card that brings the sum to greater than 1. If any of these events occur – the player captures the round and is the first to start the next round.


You can also download a booklet that goes over the different ways to play in it's 28 pages that you can print out and refer to. In this booklet you will also learn to play other games from I See Cards as well such as Pyramath and Prime Bomb.
These are fun, educational card games which retail for US$6.95 per Deck of Cards.


 There are also a couple of YouTube videos that you can visit that show you hot to play the Rummy version and also Trap.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dushk1SHMIo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKm7dnjWWSs&feature=related


Your first stop might be this web page HERE where you can actually play the speed game online as well as WIN A FREE SET OF CARDS if your time is the fastest.
  Then you can check out all of the card games for sale by I See Cards for only $6.95 you may want to grab them all, I know my kids are getting the other two games in their stockings for Christmas, I cannot wait to play with them. Also be sure to check out the other TOS Crew Reviews for Fractazmic.



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services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it

on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally

and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance

with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Travel Back to Medieval Times with Pitsco TOS Crew Review

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        Who doesn't love hands on homeschool projects? I know my kids flip over them. We were recently sent the Pitsco Medieval Machines Homeschool Pack which retails for $21.95, with much thanks to TOS Crew for once again finding awesome products for us to review. Pitsco is Hands-on, Real-world K-12 Curriculum in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. They have been in business for over 40 years and are one of today's leaders in hands on technology and learning. An interesting fact about the company is that all of their kits are produced in house in Kansas so this helps them to keep their prices down, which already gives them an A+ in my book.


    My kids could not stand waiting to put these together, but they did have to wait a bit as we needed to run out and get super glue to make sure once we assembled them that they stayed that way.

     The Project packs came with an instruction/ learning guide and all of the components to assemble not one but 2 Medieval Machines, one being a Trebuchet and the other a Catapult, we were also sent a box of clean clay to make the projectiles. There is also a larger kit available that includes over 21 hours of teaching materials and it sells for $64.95.  Now I don't know about you but our family is big into Angry Birds so this could not have come at a better time. The possibilities are endless when it comes to how you can use these projects once they are built.  The guide was wonderful as it not only showed us step by step how to assemble them but there are also lessons which incorporate science, social studies and a little math.


    We started out by laying all the pieces for our Trebuchet down on the table, the kids were almost giddy with excitement. Taylor was more anxious about making birds to fling than actually assembling the machine, but that is just how Taylor works. Alyx is more the mechanical one and Taylor is more about the fun. They work good together. We did find we needed a few tools to help us along as well. Such as wire cutters and a tool to bend the wire into the shape we needed, as well as a ruler and scissors.








   Once we assembled the machine it was time to go over some of the lessons, I wanted the boys to be serious about it and how it really worked and what made it function and such before we broke out the birds for some fun. It did take some adjusting on the size of the "boulders" that we made out of clay and how many weights we used and the angle of the sling before we truly got it to work. It sure was fun even with all the trial and errors.

   After all of the lessons and work, it was finally time to have some real fun. Their imaginations went wild and they built walls with foam blocks and wood blocks and Popsicle sticks and who knows what else. They had competitions where one would build and the other would try to destroy. It kind of reminded me of the 3 little pigs story.

  The next week we built the Catapult and had just as much fun although I forgot to take my pictures for that one since we knew what we were doing we just got to work and completely did not think of the camera. The boys are hoping for some more fun projects from Pitsco for Christmas and at their reasonable prices who can resist. I feel the kids gain so much from hands on learning like the opportunities that are offered from Pitsco that I can hardly say no. Are you hands on learners in your homeschool like we are? Then you have to check out all that Pitsco has to offer, they even have K-12 Curricula, Robotics, and my favorite Green Education and this is not all,  they have too many offerings for me to list. The next project on our list is the Wind Gen Kit and for only $12.95 I can't wait to put it under out tree.  Kits range in price from $10-80 with a few being a little higher but the average are around $20-$30. So there is really something for everyone's budget. You will just have to head on over to their website and check out everything there is to get your hands on for yourself. If you hurry  I am sure you could get it for under your tree for Christmas Day. Nothing better than combining presents with learning opportunities, well at least that is what I think.

   Be sure to head on over to the TOS Crew Pitsco post to see where the imaginations of my fellow crew members took them on their Medieval Machines Journey.





Wednesday, December 7, 2011

ARTisitic Pursuits TOS Crew Review

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      Once again we have been blessed by being part of the TOS Crew. My boys had been attending an Art class once a month but it just isn't enough. So when we were chosen to review ARTistic Pursuits I was so excited for my boys. ARTistic Pursuits is THE Curriculum for Creativity. "A Comprehensive Art program designed to involve the student in the creative process while developing observational skills."
  The Philosophy of ARTistic Pursuits is...
At Artistic Pursuits Inc., we believe every child can understand the concepts of art and enjoy the process of putting ideas and visual images on paper. We're committed to the goal of helping children become visually aware of the wonderful world we live in, and be able to work in creative ways within this world. We offer parents and teachers a simple way to give children a quality art education that will prepare them to meet creative challenges in their future endeavors.



     The boys love Art and love to be creative but I want them to have the true foundation of an Artist so that they are doing things the right way when it comes to composition and the elements of Art. ARTistic Pursuits has a creative curriulum for all ages from preschool through senior high. We chose Junior High Book One, The elements of Art and composition, by Brenda Ellis. My boys that I used this program with are in 7th and 9th grade and it was the perfect fit for us. You would want to make sure that you looked over the choices and picked the best fit for your unique family.

        Upon choosing our Curriculum of choice we were sent a supplies list that included various tools we would need for our course to be successful. This was wonderful as it allowed us to gather the materials before our book arrived at our home so when it came we were all set to jump right in and be creative. Many of the items we already had on hand and a couple we were able to pick up at our local dollar store, so if money is tight like it is around here, especially at this time of year. You can be a little frugal where you can.  The list is split into Semesters so You only need to gather a few supplies at first and look for sales on the other items that you will need further down the line. If you find easier to one stop shop or you do not have access to a store for art supplies you can go ahead and order an Art Supply Pack through ARTistic Pursuits themselves. Prices vary on the supply packs based on which level book you are working with.
  Our list was this:
First Semester
2 each-Drawing Pencils HB,4B
1-vinyl eraser
1-metal pencil sharpener
1-sandpaper block
1- sketch pad
1- wire (aluminum or light weight types)
Second Semester
1-pen or marker pad
1-waterproof drawing ink black
1- brush,round #8
2- pen nib, #101 Imperial or similar nib
1-pen holder
Additional Items
drawing board,wire cutter or pliers,modeling clay


    When our book arrived at our home, I was pleasantly surprised that it was a large spiral bound book with a protective clear cover on top. This is well worth the investment of  $42.95. Especially since the books are non consumable so you will enjoy using them over and over for years to come with your other children.

    The boys immediately wanted to get started so we adjusted our school schedule and added in a block of time on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays. They were so excited to let their creativity flow and begin learning the foundation of Art. There are a few introductory pages and tips about getting started and then it was onto our first lesson. The title of this lesson was Space, the area of the paper that you draw onto. Not only did we learn the elements of Art but also a bit of Art History as well. Also Art culture from other countries. We found it all quite fascinating. We are currently on Lesson 3 How to Develop Observation Skills Through Contour Drawing. There are 64 total lessons in each book as each Lesson has sub lessons that delve deeper into the area of teaching for that sections. The boys are following along quite nicely and after we compete this Semester we are going to create an art portfolio to keep all of their work in. I have been looking on Pinterest for ideas for this.

   Artistic Pursuits has won a vast array of awards in the homeschooling community, including repeated first places in the Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards, Favorite Fine Arts Product from the 2010 Homeschool Crew, and first place in the art category in the Excellence in Education awards

    Each of the Artistic Pursuits books follows a similar format, addressing composition, art history, and media at an age appropriate level. Students receive both art instruction and plenty of hands-on projects, while moms have the lessons broken down for them in every detail.

  I know we are looking forward to moving on to Junior High Book 2 next Fall and maybe you are in the market for new Art Curriculum as well.  So if you find yourself overwhelmed by the sheer task of teaching Art or you feel that more Art is needed in your current curriculum like us then this may be just what your family is searching for. Please visit ARTistic Pursuit's website to find the book that is the perfect fit for you and for more information so that all of your questions may be answered.

Read what the Crew members had to say about the various levels they received for review and as always thanks for stopping by and I hope this has helped you decide on an Art Curriculum for your homeschool family.

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on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally

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with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Endless Adventure is waiting for your kids with Toydle!!! Christmas Giveaway!!!

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  Do your kids love to build forts? Do they use your chairs and furniture to accomplish this feat? Are they endlessly using their imagination to go to faraway lands? Blast off to space or just play house? Maybe they need a safe lace to escape to like mine, when the stimulation of everyday life just gets to be too much.
   If you answered Yes to any of these questions, then you need to keep on reading...

The TOS Crew is working with a company that has the answer to all of my questions above. TOYDLE!
Toydle is a child safe company that creates fort making kits out of a pvc- like material that is safe and wood tinker-toy like joints to connect them with and includes clips to attach your extra bed sheets to cover it with.
The configurations are endless. Your kids could spend hours upon hours creating new habitats. Do you come from a cold snowy winter climate like me? Sometimes it is just too cold to go out and play. Now they can create "snow" forts inside.  When your kids are done playing you can pack it up in the neat duffle bag that comes with all your Toydle parts, Zip it up and put it away and it is ready for the next time. Colors may vary for the storage bag.

American Made/Unconditional Guarantee



Toydle Forts are made in the USA—in Boise, Idaho. Each tube is cut, each wood block is hand-shaped by an American worker. We believe that with a little American ingenuity we can make products better and more cost-effective than sending the work overseas. We believe that we can win jobs back for our workers and our economy. We practice it every day!
 And we guarantee every Toydle product—we will replace any product or piece thereof that fails for any reason, even if your little critters leave a block out in the rain, or try to do pull-ups with a tube. The quality of our products speak for themselves.

 Toydle comes in 2 sizes, the Todle Fort is 45 sq ft of endless fun, and sells for $149. While the BIG Toydle Fort doubles the size at over 90 sq ft for double the fun and possibilities and sells for $229.99.

 Wouldn't your child love to see this under the tree this Christmas morning? I know mine would. You can buy your very own Toydle fort by visiting http://www.toydle.com/ or you can try your chance at winning one of 3 BIG Toydle Forts over at the TOS CREW BLOG.  That's right enter to win a Toydle Fort of your very own.
Remember if you cannot stand to wait and simply want it now head over to TOYDLE now and snatch one up. Toydle is a toy that will be around for years, backed by their guarantee, I'm sure it will be around for many, many years. Be sure to check back here in January for my personal review of TOYDLE.
  So why are you still here? Head over to the TOS CREW blog NOW!! So you can get your chance to win one of 3 BIG Toydle Forts of your own. Tell your Mother, your Sister, your Brother and your friends. Whoever wins this will be the most popular house to play at in the neighborhood. So don't delay. Enter TODAY!!
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This contest is open to residents of the United States ONLY. TOS Staff and TOS Crew Members (and their families) are not eligible to enter this contest.







Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Trading Spaces Kasprzak Edition Not So Wordless Wednesday

Pin It Now!   Recently we have been thinking about changing rooms between the younger boys and Dave and myself. They needed less room to make a mess and we needed more room to combine our bedroom and a small office for myself. So Trade Spaces is what we did this weekend. They are both a work in progress but here is what happened so far.
                                                

                                         The boys will have more room soon as we have ordered new pins to stack their beds back into bunk beds. We lost them when we moved and they did not need bunks in their old rooms. They are in the process of deciding on a color scheme. The runners up are orange and khaki or a red,white and blue room. We will see what they decide on hopefully soon.

This is the boys old room, our new room up in the bungalow of our home. We will be able to go back to a king size bed now. We have gotten rid of our waterbed mattress and currently are just using  a mattress in our waterbed frame.
The dresser you see is going to be moved and my computer desk is going to go in front of that window. Currently my computer desk is in our living room. There is not enough room in there so by moving we are eliminating excess furniture from the living room.
                                                    Here is our much bigger closet and the built in desk that is going to be redone and made into a built in TV Unit soon.
                                                     Here is the area where you come up the stairs, the little L on the left of the open space is going to be where our dresser is moving to.
                               Here is our new color pallet. I love it I cannot wait to start painting this weekend.
                            Here is our new comforter set that is on its way thanks to my Mom.

   Like I said it is all a work in progress and will be done a little at a time. I will be sure to post updates as different stages are completed.


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving from our Family to yours!! 2011

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Happy Thanksgiving from our Family to yours. May it be filled with many blessings today and the days yet to come.
I have many things to be thankful for this year inspite of all our obstacles we have encountered this past year.
Today I am thankful that through everything my family has been through this year we have stood firmly planted in our faith and turned to the Lord for guidance and grace.
I am thankful that it was only our garage that caught fire and not our home, and that nobody was injured or worse.
I am thankful for my family and our health.
I am thankful for another year with my Grandma.
I am thankful for our home that we can call our own, when so many we know have no place to lay their head at night.
I am thankful for the food on our table when so many people are struggling to provide the basics for their family.
I am thankful that my cousins and nephews in the service are home safe and not away over seas this year.
I am thankful for the wonderful friends I have made this year, I am not sure what I would have done without them, They give the true meaning of friends.
I am thankful for my husband's job, while so many are unemployed this year. While money is tight for us there is at least income coming in.
I am thankful for my right to homeschool my children, and teach them what I feel the Lord wants me to teach them.
I am thankful that my children have a giving heart and know that even though we don't alway have what we would like there are many who have so much less and they know the true meaning of giving to those who need it.
I am thankful for all of the little things that God blesses us with on a daily basis.
I am thankful for all of the things that I cannot think of right now but am blessed with always.
Thanksgiving to God this year for all of my family's blessings.
AMEN

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

"How much time is left ?" Time Timer TOS Crew Review

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  "How much time is left?" I must get asked this question 100 times a day, and not only from my children. My hubby asks this very same question, as does my 91 year old Grandma. It could be how much time do we have until dinner, how long before we leave to go ...... I also flip it on them sometimes, for instance you have X amount of time to clean your room, do your chores or until the TV gets turned off.

      Most timers are audio only, meaning that you may hear time ticking away, but you only know how much time is left if you walk right up to it or hear the sound of the timer going off. The TOS Crew was given another great review opportunity to try out the 3" Time Timer.

Over 20 years ago, Jan Rogers, the mother of an independent, inquisitive 4 year old, sought a solution to her daughter’s natural curiosity about time. Nicknamed the "how much longer kid," young Loran found the concept of time to be both a challenge and a frustration. Her innate need to beat the clock in athletics as well as household tasks was combined with annoyance at not being able to understand the passage of time.



  The Time Timer stands apart from other timers in that it is more visual than any timer I have come across. It doesn't make a loud ticking noise so it is not distracting, if for instance you were using it for test taking or other school work. There is also no loud obnoxious alarm noise that goes off when time is up. You can see a video on how it works by clicking HERE.

  You simply put one AA battery in the back and you are good to go. There is also a heavy duty plastic shield that covers the time portion and also prevents little fingers from adding more time. On the flip side you can fold the cover back and it makes a more sturdy stand. I did not have a problem with it standing up without using it as a stand, I prefer to use the cover to do just that cover and protect the time.

  When you dial the plastic dot counter clockwise the area of time remaining turns a bright, bold red. VERY visual. I loved that you can see it from across the room.

   I put the Time Timer to use in many ways to test it to the fullest. I used it for chore time, and did a race with the kids to see if they could get their chores done before me and before the timer was done. I also used it to help differentiate the time we had left between subjects, my boys having Asperger's do not transition well without notice, so when I know we are needing to move onto the next lesson I set the timer for a 10 minute warning. This also helped when it was shower time and TV time was drawing to an end. I set it for a 10 minute warning signaling the transition to bedtime routine, such as showering and teeth brushing.

   Taylor is a big fan of videogames but has a hard time when it is time to wrap it off so for him I set a 30 minute timer and then he can keep an eye on how much time is left for his game. Before the Time Timer he would always say he could not hear our old timer go off because he had headphones on. He can certsainly not use that excuse anymore as he can always see the Time Timer on top of the TV in plain sight all the time.

  With my Grandma I used the time timer to give her a visual for how long until dinner was ready. She has Alzhiemers and it affects her short term memory. We often had her coming out of her room several times in a few minute span to ask if dinner was done. So now we just set the Time Timer for 15 minutes and she can watch the red get smaller and smaller as she watches TV until dinner is done with out having to keep ask.
   We have also used it to show her how much time she has to get ready to leave for an outing. This has helped tremendously as we were always running late because she lost track of time.


   Time Timer sells 3 sizes of their physical timers as well as an IPOD, IPHONE and IPAD  App that is available for download. This makes it handy as there is something for everyone's needs. Their largest at 12"  is the size of a clock and is perfect to hang on the wall. Then there is an 8"  medium size and last the small 3" table top one that we received as a review. I liked our size as it is so portable to be able to take it from room to room and it doesn't take up much space. Time Timer also sell watches, puzzles and other software apps as well as many other ingenious products be sure to check them out.
 The Time Timers range in price from $30 - $40. They have computer software that sells for $24 and the IPAD App is available from the App Store on Itunes.The Time Timer watch sells for $40 and all oders over $50 qualify for free shipping.

   The Itunes  App would be great for on the go, maybe to use it for how long the car ride to get to a place may take, like the Doctor or grocery store. The possibilities truly are endless.


   Some of the TOS Crew were given the physical timer like I received and some were given the opportunity to review the App so be sure to check them out and see how my fellow crewmates used their Time Timers.
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mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I

only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:

"Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."