Monday, January 31, 2011

try 3 weeks of Sonlight

Would you like to try Sonlight before you buy?

The link below enables you to try a 3 week sample - you could borrow the books from the library and see if it is what you are after. Once you have tried Sonlight you will LOVE it.

3 week trial

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Ultimate Montessori Homemade Materials Collaboration

Montessori Items are so expensive to buy especially for good quality ones. So What DID we do all day? has come up with a linky list – so if you are wanting some ideas start here (click on the picture to go to the blog and then the link)


– if you have made some please add to the list.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Another Free reading Program – again this one looks great and has all the information you need to teach your child to read. has 52 books in the series that you can download free of charge. You do need to create an account but this is so easy and gives you instant access to the site. Each book has word cards and lesson plans to help you teach the lesson. I am still exploring the site but what I have seen so far is fantastic!

My Downloads are down!

I am in the process of swapping all my downloads from Scribd as I discovered that you have to pay to download or have an account and upload there first so I am going to store my downloads at 2 places and see how they work. For the moment you can still access the Scribd ones but I will be changing all the links slowly Smile

The first is at Homeschool Launch and the second is at Media Fire – I am still in the process of getting that up and running. So please be patient with me. I am slowly tracking down all the file I have that were saved in various spots while I had no computer and then replacing all the software I had so I can remake and edit them. So far I have some Sonlight downloads up at Homeschool Launch.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Free Reading Program for the month of January

Funnix Reading Program is offering their complete reading program for free this month – it is a computer download. The author of the program was also behind the reading program ‘Teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons’

Remember this free offer is only for the month of January 2011!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A-Rhyme-A-Week Site

A-Rhyme-A-Week is a phonological awareness program featuring 30 different rhymes – It is a 30 week program and covers the following “rimes” -ack, –ail/ale, –ain, –ake, –ame, –an, –ap, –at, –ate, –aw, –ay, –eat, –ell, –est, –ice, –ick, –ide, –ight, –ill, –in, –ine, –ing, –ink, –it, –ock, –oke, –op, –ore, –ot, –ump. (note these are listed in alphabetical order and not in the order presented.

There are free downloads for each week and they look like a fun and easy free way to add to your child’s learning of some of these difficult sounds. Zebra is very visual and I am sure this will help her a lot.