Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Christian Kids Explore Science TOS Crew Review 2012

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   Back again with a curriculum find that fits in my boys favorite subject, Science! Homeschooling my kids has been such a blessing as I get to see the wonder and amazement and pure joy when they learn or study something they truly enjoy. Science is one of those things, as a kid Science was my least favorite subject. So when we started homeschooling I was a bit apprehensive about teaching a subject that I had no real interest in. How was I going to make learning fun if I though the subject was boring. Well have I been wrong in more ways than one, homeschooling has allowed me to make learning so much fun that I enjoy it sometimes more than my kids. Many things I learned in school I forgot over time, and I enjoy learning right along with them now. Science has quickly become one of my favorite subjects as well and it is because of companies like Bright Ideas Press, the publishers of Christian Kids Explore Science. What makes Science even better with homeschooling is when you can teach it from a Christian perspective with companies you can trust and this company just happens to be top of my list. 

  TOS Crew members were given the opportunity to pick a Science subject that their families would be interested in , the boys and I chose Physics. 

My boys and I had so much fun exploring the land of physics with Christian Kids Explore Science. With 30 easy to teach and understand lesson the boys and I dove deep into the land of matter and energy. Learning together along the way with a Christian point of view. Beholding the wonders of Creation with CKE.
You can view sample lessons to see which book would be the best fit for you and your kids or just to see more what it is like. I love companies that let you sample before you buy, that way there is no surprises and you can be sure you are buying what you want. The boys and I have been doing 2 lessons a week and will continue on with the rest of the book with the remaining lessons being completed during our Summer down time where we only do fun learning activities just to keep in the groove of school. So when it is time to hit the books in the Fall we are not reluctant to get started.
My boys want me to order the CKE Chemistry for the Fall, even though it is geared for kids 4-8 I think it will work for us for the beginning of the year with Taylor in 8th and Alyx in 9th. That is another great plus to homeschooling choosing curriculum based on interest and what works for each child's ability not just what grade they are in. 

Christian Kids Explore Physics is a fun interactive book that now comes along with a Resource CD. They sell for $39.95 for the new and improved 2nd Edition. There are other titles to choose from as well like CKE Chemistry. Both the Physics and Chemistry are geared for kids in grades 4-8. If these titles seem to old for your kids you could check out the books that are for younger students such as, Biology and Earth & Space. They run $34.95 and Resource CDs can be purchased separately as well. The Resource CDs come with printable material that correlates with the book. The brand-new CD includes Daily Lesson Plans, Materials Lists, Bonus Literature Study Guide, and All Reproducibles, such as:
  • Coloring Pages
  • Unit Reviews
  • Follow-Up Questions for each lesson
  • Activity Charts
Be sure to check out the sales that Bright Ideas Press has going on right now for the older versions of certain books. Also make sure to head over to the TOS Crew blog and see what everyone is saying about Bright Ideas Press, Christian Kids Explore Science and the topic they chose to review.  Bright Ideas Press not only sells great Christian Science but other subjects as well, like composers and geography, and literature and a neat thing called Wondermaps, so don't miss out check them all out today. 

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