I’m super excited about this year’s Homeschool Blog Awards, aren’t you? I remember the first year I started homeschooling and I was directed to the HSBA by Amy Stultz of Heart of the Matter…oh..my..golly.. I was so excited to find such a wonderful online community of support in the blogosphere. I spent the rest of that year surfing through all the nominees and winners of that season’s awards. I was SO encouraged and inspired by the fabulous moms and dads who willingly give their free time to blog about homeschooling to offer us so much support.
After going through many different curriculums with my four children I was so happy to find Math-U-See. I’m equally thrilled to be able to introduce YOU to Math-U-See with this PRIZE they are offering for the awards seasons. Math-U-See is offering this Stewardship Package and my daughter has already gone through this set. Her and I felt it is a solid curriculum for any eleventh or twelfth grader to use in their education. Math-U-See is a faith based Math program, but even if you aren’t a family of faith, the principles contained within the lessons are sound wisdom for anyone who wants to have financial stability as an adult. I would even recommend this for any adult who just wants to get a firm grip on their own finances. Their website is FILLED with tutorials, videos, and more.
Next I’d like to introduce you to Heart Math! This is a brand new product for me as I have never seen it before but was thrilled to discover them. I am an Organic Homeschool Mom and I am always happy to find FUN ways to teach my children. I am always looking for affordable fun curriculum for my blog readers. I’ll be adding them to my list of resources!
Play it at Home or in the Classroom
Make a face that shows frustration or happiness. Tell about a time you felt calm or scared. What color would your heart be if it were a color? Those are just a few of the challenges players face in HeartMath’s new Wild Ride to the Heart™ game, where the first player to reach the heart at the center of the board, wins. But win or lose, the whole family will soon learn the true fun in playing Wild Ride – again and again – is because it makes you feel good in your heart.
Emotional Awareness and Balance
Wild Ride is especially designed to teach children about recognizing, expressing and balancing their emotions. The game incorporates HeartMath’s nearly two decades of scientific research and field studies into the physiology of emotions and the intelligence of the heart. For those who are lucky, the journey to the finish will be smooth, but chances are they’ll have a Wild Ride as they make funny faces, tell stories and have lots of fun. It’s good for the heart.
- Colorful, illustrated game board
- Markers for moving around the board
- Surprise Cards that challenge players to perform various tasks, including:
- Make faces of different emotions.
- Describe what makes you feel certain emotions: frustration, disappointment, courage.
- Practice a simple, but powerful HeartMath emotion-regulation tool called Go to the Heart™.†
- Emotions Definition Cards that explain the meaning of the most common emotions: love, sadness, happiness, anger, calm, and fear.
- Two dice: Instead of the spinner, one die may be rolled for moves (The other die is a spare.)
- Can be played at home or in the classroom.
- Incorporates scientific research of emotions and heart intelligence.
- Helps children begin to identify and understand their emotions.
- Helps children in their relationships with family and friends at home, school and play.
- Can aide in bringing family and friends closer.
- Ages 4+
Next in the lineup today is Illusionism.TV. When you learn how illusions work it strengthens your thinking skills. I believe thinking skills are very important in this modern day of deception. And with Illusionism.TV they make learning fun. Unit study moms will delight over this ‘curriculum resource’ – I know KONOS has a ‘Deception/Illusion’ unit that would be a perfect fit for Illusionism.TV!
Here are at least 7 HUGE reasons why they believe every kid on the planet should learn a few tricks, even if it’s only for a season.
1. A Rise in Social Skills
2. Improved Communication Skills
3. A Higher Level of Confidence
4. Improved Dexterity
5. Better Hand/Eye Coordination
6. An Understanding of Trust & Respect
7. A Healthy & Potential Life-Changing Understanding of Trickery & Deception
We want to give a huge THANK YOU to these sponsors for contributing to the support of the homeschool community. Please show your appreciation by giving them some traffic (go check out their websites!) and consider investing in their products for your homeschool – and just for fun!
WE LOVE OUR SPONSORS (This is a list of our current 2010 prize awarders! Please visit them as a thank-you for their generous participation!)