8-12 Years

Bloco’s Combat Dragon! Is he fierce or is he friendly? Review by The Traveling Sisterhood

This is the first Bloco toy we've bought, and we can't wait to buy some more! I was impressed with how durable it is--it's not like any other foam toy we've used.

Djeco Glitter Art, Our Fave Art Kits Reviewed! by The Traveling Sisterhood

This year, we're using Djeco as our main art curriculum. Djeco won Best Art Supplies of the Year and after using three of their kits so far, I recommend them over any other children's art set.

Usborne Sticker Soldiers, Great Little-Boy History Fun from Timberdoodle! by The Traveling Sisterhood

Even I learned quite a lot from this book. As for my son, he learned a ton and gained more of an interest in history.

Djeco Claire’s Oil Pastel Workshop, Love It! by The Traveling Sisterhood

Featuring vivid, charming jungle animal images, Claire's Oil Pastel Workshop is designed by illustrator Claire Rebillard to show how to create colorful art with oil pastels, and yields four works of art that will look magnificent on any wall.

Oil Pastels at their Finest by Djeco review by The Traveling Sisterhood

After reading about them, I was expecting our first one (Djeco Nathalies Oil Pastel Workshop) to be great but it actually exceeded our expectations.

Block Builders Architecture Review by Bow of Bronze

As he plays he is learning to problem solve, think spatially, and balance objects with care. Fat Brain Toys always teach through play and that is a concept I love.

A Young Scholar’s Guide to Composers, my review…by A Families Love

Overall, we give The Young Scholar’s Guide to Composers a big thumbs up!!! It has great information in a fun and interesting format, with a bit for every learning style and grade, making for happy kids, and it exposes my kids to favorite composers in an easy to...

Wordsmith Apprentice Writing Curriculum by Common Sense Press by Bow of Bronze

Here is what my son Jonathan (age 11) has to say: “I like Wordsmith. It is a fun and interactive way to learn writing. I like how they make it fun by adding a story to it and I like how they let you write about whatever you want.

Wordsmith Apprentice Review by Home Grown Hearts Academy

It didn't just ask my daughter to write 'such and such'. It taught my daughter the skills to be able to write and to do it independently. Not to forget, it has wonderful comic sections. My daughter, being more of the visual type learner, really enjoyed these sections.

Timberdoodle Review — Wordsmith Apprentice Review by Ben and Me

Wordsmith Apprentice begins with the basics of writing -- parts of speech, and moves quickly into writing good sentences, and finally paragraphs. The creative ways in which it teaches really grabbed Ben from the beginning.
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