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Just fyi, there's a coupon code for Brainpop that's valid now for 20 percent off _ I used it yesterday to reduce an $80 Brainpop Jr. subscription to $64. It is: holiday10
One possibility would be George's Secret Key to the Universe by Lucy and Stephen Hawking. I finished it recently with my newly minted 7 yr old. Originally, I wasn't sure if she'd be ready for it, but she loved the adventure story. The purely factual information was boxed off and interesting to take or leave as much of as you like. My dd asked me midway through the book to stop reading the boxed material because doing so interrupted the story too much. After we finished the...
Stellarium is wonderful _ we've been using that, too, for quite a while now. But we needed a bridge from that to finding the planets, constellations, etc. outside. We found these... http://www.usborne.com/catalogue/catalogue.aspx?id=2630 Now, we check Stellarium to see what will be visible from our location that night around the time we'll go out (mom noting which direction to look), then we find the matching cards from the Usborne Spotter's pack and go outside to find...
I haven't much for you, but was just on this the other day with my dd (soon-to-be 7), who enjoyed rolling over and clicking to read the descriptions and information, some of which mentioned how the particular bone can break, etc. http://www.innerbody.com/image/skelfov.html It's a site mentioned in R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey from pandiapress.com. They have the first several chapters of their first life science e-book available to download and try out for free, including...
Quote: I joined this webgroup this evening - because this thread fascinated me. My husband is likely to take on a position in Bahrain from beginning of next year. I am mom of 4 little ones. We homeschool. Wondering what family life is like there for families with little ones. hoping to meet new friends quickly Hi. I don't check this section often and just saw this. We're in Bahrain and we homeschool. PM me if you're still expecting to move here and I...
We're keeping this option in mind should we ever be told we cannot homeschool (it's unclear where we are and in our situation, but I think this would satisfy naysayers here). You may want to check it out... http://www.clonlara.org/home_based
This looks like the same set as the 4-in-1 mentioned above, but on sale at half the price... http://www.thinkgeek.com/clearance/on-sale/bcd8/
It sounds like the Enki 1st grade math has what you are looking for and I do think it'd be no problem at all to use just the math without the rest of the curriculum. BUT, I think you should make doubly sure with Enki what is included when you by the math separately. I have their full package and the math is pretty spread out in it _ in a separate math book, as part of an instructors guide, in the overall fairy tales book (for fairy tales to read with the number qualities),...
My 6-yr-old loves Stellarium, a free downloadable program (go to stellarium.org) that shows you a 3D sky from any latitude/longitude/altitude (we keep it set to ours so we can identify what's out there at night). It moves in real time or can be reversed/fast-forwarded. You can move around the sky or search for things, overlay names of planets, stars and constellations and _ my dd's favorite _ overlay constellation art. We've been using it fairly regularly for maybe a year...
You might try noorart.com and check the pre-K/K section. I haven't ordered from them, but keep spotting interesting things there.
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