Book Review: Kitchen Science Lab for Kids

I bought this book almost on a whim. I had heard from a friend that it was really nice, but I rarely buy a book without trying to peak inside first, so I wasn’t quite sure what I would end up getting here. This book is part of a larger group of books like Art Lab, Outdoor Science Lab for Kids, and Gardening Lab for Kids. I also plan on buying Art Lab for Little Kids pretty soon if I can swing it.

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Pre-K Curriculum

So I’ve been on the hunt for a fun and easy curriculum for my little one. She is intensely interested in numbers and letters, so I have been trying to find ways to keep her learning without pushing. I had been trying out Education Expedition but I did not like the random religious content. It was a couple of items like songs but I am not inclined to use something with religious content of any kind if I don’t have too.

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Website Content Updates

I spent a good amount of time recently redoing the pages of my website. I wanted to make things a little easier to read and find. I also added in entire new sections (educational apps for kids and useful apps for homeschooling parents) for added information. I am hoping that it is becoming a fairly fleshed out resource, and I am constantly trying to add new things as I find them. It is quite a bit faster to add one new item than to surf through my backlog of saved materials.

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Homeschooling Book Reviews

I recently read through several piles of homeschooling books. I found some really helpful books, some that were a total waste of paper, and quite a few that were so middle of the road they didn’t even warrant a mention. First off I am going to start with the books I felt were pretty unhelpful so that I can end on a better note of good books. A bad book is always disappointing, but when a book is so bad you get nothing from it, that is truly horrible.

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Education Expedition Curriculum

I was recently given the opportunity, along with many others, to get a free month of pre-k curriculum from Education Expedition. We are a focus group to give feedback on the current curriculum to look for any issues and offer ideas for improvements. We got curriculum for the entire month of May. I am hoping to get a review written up at the end of the month, with possible weekly posts as well to document our experiences.

It seems fun and easy so far, but I will have to jump into it before I have any solid opinions. It includes videos you can access from their website, weekly lesson plans, a calendar of daily activities, a slew of support documents for use with the curriculum, and a supply list for the entire month. If you are interested in try this out they offer a free week of curriculum for download on their homepage.