Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar

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You all know by now that I’m a phonics curriculum junkie, so I’m pleased to bring you this review of Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar from, a division of just2ducks LLC. We had access to the entire phonics program as well as the first book with guide for the grammar portion, so I had […]

Talking Shapes – Online Phonemes Program Review

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We have a range of learners in our home, and I’m discovering that even my twins learn differently and at different speeds. Talking Fingers Inc. has several phonics learning online programs, some of which we’ve reviewed earlier this year so I’m pleased to also be able to bring you this review of their Talking Shapes: […]

Poetry Memorization

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I recently read that dyslexic students are great storytellers, and to encourage them to tell stories and memorize prose and poetry. When I had the opportunity to review Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization from one of our favorite publishers (Institute for Excellence in Writing), then, I jumped right on it! I had my dyslexic 5th […]

What Does School Look Like? – Tips for Homeschool Parents

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Last week, someone asked our special needs homeschooling group what school looks like at our house. I know this is a question often asked of any homeschoolers, but I hadn’t really thought about how we do things differently because of our special needs. I don’t know why I hadn’t thought about that; the very reason […]

Stick Figure Through The Bible with Grapevine Homeschool Bible Study Curriculum

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Have you heard of the Grapevine Studies Bible study series that teaches through a Stick Figure Through the Bible method? We had the pleasure of receiving for review all the levels of the New Testament Overview Part 1, because I have a kid at each age level from Beginners and levels 1 through 4. For […]