Homeschool Creations

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Top Ten Homeschool Crew Picks 2009 - 2010

This past year I was again blessed to be a part of the Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew. During the year I reviewed a large variety of products and found some products that we really enjoyed.

You may have read some {or all} of these product reviews, but here are my top ten picks from the variety of products we received. If you would like to read the actual review, click on the title and it will pull up each review post for you.

In no particular order...

All About Spelling ~ this year brought more GREAT products from All About Spelling: the Cobweb the Cat and What am I? readers. These books have been well loved by our kids.


Studypod ~ a little product that has been used so much this year during our schooltime. It has been wonderful {and put a stop to quite a few arguments between the kids}.

Olde World Style Maps Olde World Style Maps ~ some amazingly wonderful maps from Homeschool in the Woods. We’ll be using quite a bit of their curriculum next fall too!

Rocket Phonics

Rocket Phonics ~ We’re still using this with Zachary and have loved it this last year. There are some great hands-on activities that work well for little boys who are super active. :)


Virginia Soaps and Scents ~ I am HOOKED on their Lemon Verbena soap and lotion now. I love the way it smells {and so do my kids}.

Language Smarts

Language Smarts ~ another great book from Critical Thinking. We’ve been using this since we received it and I’m planning on getting the next level for our upcoming school year.

Life on the Farm game

Life on the Farm ~ This game has been played over and over again at our house and I love the durability of it!


Nature Friend Magazine ~ beautiful pictures and a great nature magazine from a Christian {no evolution} perspective.


Christian Keyboarding ~ Our girls have loved this and starting it got them really interested in typing and writing on their own.

Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling

The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling ~ a great tool to recommend to families that are considering homeschooling, new to homeschooling, or even looking at the ‘next step’ for their younger children. It is chocked full of useful and helpful information.

The past two years working with the Homeschool Crew have been a great experience for me. I’ve learned so much about my children and their learning styles and found some amazingly wonderful curriculum and products that I likely never would have considered.

My last review for the Crew posted earlier this week, but there will still be reviewers circulating around the blog world this fall. Thanks so much for hanging in with me this year!Link



  • I'm going to miss you on the Crew this coming year! It's been great fun getting to know you over the past 2 years. I'm hoping we can hook up for a meeting sometime soon!

    By Blogger Heidi, At May 20, 2010 at 8:43 AM  

  • Hmmm, I have been looking for a typing program for my have got me usual!! :-)

    By Blogger Mama Jenn, At May 20, 2010 at 11:08 AM  

  • I think it was from a review you did on Virginia Soaps and Scents that caused me to order some as giveaways in a drawing for our Homeschooling Support Group.

    Well done on ALL your reviews, Jolanthe. I know it's an undertaking, but we've all been added to because of your efforts. Thank you again, for everything you're doing in the Homeschooling World. We appreciate your voice.

    By Blogger Kathy, At May 21, 2010 at 11:09 AM  

  • Thank you for your reviews! I ordered the AAS reader to use this summer and have enjoyed reading your reviews

    By Blogger Kelly, At May 21, 2010 at 3:27 PM  

  • Wow! you got to review all of that !! :)
    How can I become a Crew member????

    Thanks in advance :)

    By Blogger Unknown, At May 23, 2010 at 1:23 PM  

  • Wow! you got to review all of that !! :)
    How can I become a Crew member????

    Thanks in advance :)

    By Anonymous keri, At December 15, 2010 at 1:03 PM  

  • Hmmm, I have been looking for a typing program for my have got me usual!! :-)

    By Anonymous Mama Jenn, At December 15, 2010 at 1:03 PM  

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