Archive for the ‘My Reviews’ Category
I am so glad we had the chance to review Snake Oil – Party Potion by Out of the Box Games. This is not only our most favorite family night game, we plan on bringing this out New Year’s Eve as one of the games to play. I think it would provide a lot of laughs and fun.
Snake Oil – Party Potion is great for kids ages 8 and up. It’s best to play with 3 – 6 players. It only takes 5 minutes to learn the game. It takes roughly about 20 – 30 minutes to complete the game.
We recently received Purposeful Design for review. After reading it you think about what we take for granted or forget to see the beauty of God’s wonderful and beautiful creations. Purposeful Design: Understand the Creation by Jay Schabacker, is a beautifully written and illustrated book. It takes readers through 7 chapters of day by day creations of God. It also reveals the principles of science that allow our world to work, and how our loving Creator God took so much care and consideration he took in creating it.
If you never heard of IXL before I highly suggest checking it out. IXL has two programs: IXL Math is for grades PreK – 12 and IXL Language Arts Grade 2 – 8. We have used both the math and the language. It is not a full curriculum but it is great for supplements and for reviewing.
IXL is where practice feels like play. The awards and certificates that the kids are are very enticing and motivating. The kids don’t know exactly when they are going to be awarded. My daughter is always excited about working through the problems as she can’t wait to open the next award. The awards are sent to you through email. My daughter loves both but I think her favorite is opening it up on the screen.
When I think about Christmas lately, I think that it has really been so commercialized and people are forgetting what the true meaning of Christmas is. I was blessed to review If He Had Not Come, which is a classic story by Nan F. Weeks, reintroduced to a new generation by David Nicholson.
The author of this book David Nicholson had heard Nan Weeks’ story If He Had Not Come for the first time while he was in adult Sunday School. He said that it captivated him and that he wanted to share it with his family and has shared it every year on Christmas. He liked it so much that he wanted to share it with all of us by reintroducing it to us.
Their Name is Today: Reclaiming Childhood in a Hostile World by Johann Christoph Arnold is a book that all parents and people who are in contact with kids should read. There are a lot of hostile forces that threaten to deny children a healthy and happy childhood. The author highlights drastic changes in the way our society treat children, but he also brings together the voices of dedicated parents and educators who are finding creative ways to give children the time and space they need to grow.