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LEGO® Creation Product Review 31019
|LEGO® Creator 31019|
I love how the monkey has parts that can move. His mouth can be opened, his eyebrows raised, his ears adjusted, tail curls, and his legs, arms, and hands move. It also comes with a toucan that has wings and tail that move and a banana to feed your monkey. I think LEGO® did an awesome job with this creation. I would really like to see more sets like this one. How can you go wrong building things from God's wonderful creation. I would also like to add that this set comes with some fun pieces that can be so useful in building creations of your own. I love the new eyeball pieces and I can't wait to use them on some of my own creations. This set is a three in one and can be broken down and rebuilt as either a bear or squirrel. You will not be disappointed with this one!
As I mentioned, this set was a gift but, I think that it is reasonably priced for the pieces you receive. The next set on my list is LEGO® Creator 31021 Furry Creatures. I love these new sets from LEGO® Creator.
Hope you enjoy this creation.
My City - New Video GameI have been counting down the days to play the new LEGO® My City game at LEGO.com. I was finally able to access it yesterday and it was awesome. You can access the game online or through iTunes.
Be sure to enter the code MAXBONUS to unlock bonus studs that can be used to purchase upgrades and extras.
I think this is LEGO's best game. If you haven't checked it out yet be sure to try it out. I think you'll love it!
K5 Learning Product Review
I recently blogged about the opportunity to review the K5 Online Learning Program in exchange for my honest review.
K5 is an online reading and math program for kids grade kindergarten to 5th grade. It can be used for homeschoolers or kids attending school. When you start the program they provide you with an online assessment of your reading and math skills. I liked being able to see that I was on track with my learning and areas of strength and weaknesses. The program is customized to your learning assessment so, you are not bored with learning things you already know.
K5 Reading is used to helps kids develop a love of reading. The program covers phonemic awareness, phonics, sight words, vocabulary, and reading comprehension.
K5 Math program helps kids have a better understanding of math concepts that helps build self confidence. The Math program covers numbers and operations, geometry, measurement (including time and money), algebraic thinking and data analysis.
K5 Spelling helps improves language skills with advanced vocabulary. They feature adaptive instruction, automatic word generation, an optimized visual interface, and a 150,000+ word database. One of my spelling words was cigarette which I did find a little unusual.
K5 Math Facts helps kids develop instant recall of basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts. I loved working with my multiplication facts and the 5 minute time reward of game play was really awesome!
Some of the benefits for kids using K5 is that you can work independently, progress at your own pace, and do not feel pressured.
Benefits for parents include a program that organizes, instructs, and quizzes your child and provides reports to you. It teaches your child to work independently. The program provides safety with no ads, no chat, & no external links. It is convenient and can be used 24/7 with a computer and internet connection with nothing to download or install. The content is award-winning and aligned with national standards. The program is personalize to your child’s skills, not their age or grade level. The lessons are interactive.
How much does it cost?
Get unlimited use of 4 programs for $25.00 a month for one child and $15.00 for additional children. They also offer an annual subscription for $199.00 for one child and $129.00 for additional children.
Overall, I would definitely use K5 Learning again! I found the lessons to be fun and was not bored with the program. I did not find any offensive material. It was a very enjoyable experience that I was able to work on at my own pace. The reward game time for working on my multiplication tables made it a fun. I continued to return to this section because it was so fun. I hope you will give K5 Learning a try if you are looking for a supplement to your current educational needs.
I have tried several programs out there and by far this one has been the best that I have found!
Thank you K5 Learning for offering this free program trial for my honest review!
Time 4 Learning Product Review
Time 4 Learning is a online education program for Pre-K through twelfth grade. It can be used as a homeschool curriculum, afterschool tutorial, or for use over the summer to keep you refreshed. The program is web based and is accessible 24/7 from any computer that has an internet connection.
At the preschool and kindergarten level they offer Math, Language, Reading, and Phonics. Grades first through eighth grade are offer Math, Language, Science, and Social Studies. At the high school level they offer English, Math (including Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, and Pre-Calculus), Science (including Biology, Chemistry, Physics and more), and Social Studies.
Time 4 Learning is organized by chapters. When you log in you choose your subject, chapter, and lesson. The program keeps track of where you left off and what you have completed. You are guided through each lesson with both visual and auditory prompts.
The program offers tools and support for parents such as a parent forum, activity finder, lesson plans, parent reviews and more.
We would not continue our subscription to Time 4 Learning as their Science curriculum contains evolution and does not represent our beliefs of a young earth. I contacted Time 4 Learning with my concerns. This was Time 4 Learning's response and recommendation.
We would recommend visiting our Parents Forum to see how other families are using the program as part of a religious approach. You may want to post your concern since other parents may find your information helpful when deciding how to address the lessons in their own homes.
It appears that other families have had concerns with the program from a Christian perspective. I did appreciate Time 4 Learning response and recommendations but, I choose to support programs with Christian values. A special thank you to Time 4 Learning for extending this product to me for a free trial in exchange for my honest opinion.
Udderly Smooth Product Review
Today I would like to tell you about a lotion called Udderly Smooth. Since my blog is for LEGO® fans like myself, I just couldn't resist adding a LEGO® creation to go along with my review.
Udderly Smooth lotion is manufactured by Redex Industries. Redex Industries is family owned and operated and has been manufacturing the Udderly Smooth products for over 30 years. The cute thing is their product was originally created for use on dairy cows. Now it is used by people worldwide to treat dry and chapped skin.
In exchange for my honest review Redex sent me the hand lotion, foot lotion, and body cream. I have very sensitive skin and a history of eczema. I found these products to be very moisturizing without being greasy. The hand lotion is awesome. Even after you wash your hands you can still feel your lotion working. My favorite was the foot cream it has shea butter added to it and kept my feet nice and soft. My little brother also has eczema sometimes. He had a outbreak due to a new vitamin. My mom used a little of the body cream on the area and he immediately felt better and the eczema was completely gone in two days. I like that the lotion is not heavy or greasy and provides just the perfect amount of moisturizer. Sometimes playing and building LEGO® creations with your hands can dry out your hands. I found the hand lotion to be a perfect balance for treating my dry skin and it has a light clean smell which I like.
The jars are really fun too with black and white cow spots.
Here are a list of the products they manufacture.
You can find them here.
You can order these products by phone, fax, or postal mail, using their order form. Products are available in Canada.
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Hello Fresh Product Review
- Hello Fresh's chefs create delicious recipes that are easy to prepare. They ensure a balanced and varied diet. We found that the recipes were all very unique and easy to make. We loved the beautiful recipe cards that are professionally printed.
- The next part is awesome. Hello Fresh does the shopping for you. I do dislike the weekly trips to the grocery store with my mom so, this is a awesome in my book. Hello Fresh sources only the highest-quality and freshest produce. We found beautiful fresh produce, meat, and some organic items in our box.
- Hello Fresh then delivers this to you free of charge on Wednesday every week. Our box actually arrived on Thursday morning, but with the Christmas holiday a delay in shipping sometimes cannot be avoided. The box was well insulated and the ice packs still frozen and everything was fresh and cold.
- The next part is where the fun starts. You unpack the ingredients and plan out when you will cook. Recipes typically take only 30 minutes or less and don't require fancy equipment. Anyone can cook with Hello Fresh. Hello Fresh's mission is to get more people to cook by using their beautiful step-by-step photo instructions. We did not need any fancy equipment to create our meals. The instructions were easy to follow. Prep time took about 30 minutes or less and cooking time was around 30 minutes or less.
See The Light Product Review
Next, I learned how to make my watercolor start out darker and lighten it little by little and how to add details to my painting.
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A Light for My Path is published by Apologia. Apologia is a widely respected name in the Christian home school community. I currently use their science home school curriculum. I love being able to trust that I will not find evolution lurking around the corner. Apologia is a Christian family-owned business with a mission to help families learn, live, and defend the historic Christian faith. That's important to me!
Apologia has some wonderful books, A Light for My Path is no exception. The pages are illustrated beautifully by Alice Ratterree, with a animal or plant for each letter of the alphabet. The otter is my favorite illustration. The book is based on Psalms 119, an acrostic poem. Did you know that Psalm 119 is noted for being the longest chapter in the Bible? Each page shows a capital and lowercase letter along with the plant or animal for that letter. I liked how the previous animal or plant is displayed on the next page that follows each letter. In the back of the book the full Psalm 119 is printed, along with the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet. I found that totally cool.
A Light for My Path describes God's Word, laws, statutes, decrees, commands, and precepts on each page with repetition that helps enforce the subject. This book has four main purposes. First, it is a great book for a parent to read to a child during quiet time. Secondly, it reinforces the alphabet for little guys, like by brother, by showing the capital and lowercase letter on each page. Most importantly, it plants a seed of love for God's word. Lastly, it can be used to teach the Hebrew alphabet.
A Light for My Path is available for $14.00 on Apologia's website. I am sure your going to love it!
EEME Product Review
|My EEME LEGO Creation|
|EEME Product Review|
Learn the Books of the Bible - Old & New Testament
Here is the New Testament version.
Homeschool Programming Review: KidCoder Windows Programming and Gaming
|Student Textbook for KidCoder Gaming Programming|
|Student Textbook for KidCoder Windows Programming|
The KidCoder courses are designed to teach kids how to program in Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Express. This is a free download so, no worries about buying additional software.
I have been interested in learning computer programming and developing my own video games for some time. My mom was looking for a way to help me learn computer programming. We checked out numerous books from the library. I will admit that looking through those books was a little intimidating. So, when I received the opportunity to review these courses I was really excited.
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Iris Lego Project Case Chest Product Review
|Iris LEGO Project Case Chest|
|Plastic Project Case|
The organizer comes with plastic project cases with these cool LEGO® minifigure heads on them. You can stack these organizers on top of each other. I have two different types of this organizer and they stack neatly on top of each other.
The things I like most about the organizer is that it can be expanded. I love the minifigure faces on the plastic storage cases. The cases are sturdy and great for transporting your LEGO® bricks. One of the organizers I have, has a double tray which is awesome to separate little pieces. I also like that it includes a plate at the top of the organizer for displaying a creation.
The things I like least about the organizer is that you have to remove the case from the organizer and open the lid to get your pieces out. I would prefer being able to reach in versus having to remove the storage case. I also wish the organizer provided various size cases. I could use a couple larger cases for those bricks that I have a lot of.
Overall, I think that it is an awesome product. It is very well made, compact, and looks great in my room. I would recommend this product. This is my honest opinion I have not been compensated in anyway for my opinion.
Be sure to check back tomorrow as I share how I organize my LEGO® bricks.
LEGO® Brick Separator
|LEGO Brick Separator|
This weeks LEGO product of the week is the LEGO Brick Separator.
This is not a new product, but I was surprised to find that some are still unaware that this product exists. Some of the larger sets include this tool. They can also be purchased separately from Amazon.com, any LEGO store, or online at LEGO's website.
This is a awesome tool for any LEGO builder. It saves your finger nails and teeth from damage that could be caused by trying to take apart your LEGOS. LEGO has done such a wonderful job designing these bricks to stay together in order to create wonderful, moveable creations. Taking them apart to build something else can be a bit of a challenge. This is where the brick separator comes in. The newer ones have a spot to remove pegs and axle pieces as well.
I recommend that you have a minimum of two of these separators. They are reasonably priced and well worth the money.
Just a note that this opinion is strictly my own honest opinion. I have not been compensated in any way for this review. I offer these reviews for my readers as a way of introducing products to them that I think may be of interest. If you should decide to purchase through my Amazon link, I will be compensated in a small way for referring you.
Happy Building and God Bless!
LEGO® Ice Brick Tray Product Review
|LEGO Ice Brick Tray|
Our trays get lots of use, and it usually is not for ice. I love chocolate, these make wonderful LEGO chocolate pieces. My mom buys candy melts and then we melt them in the microwave. After they have melted, we pour them into the minifigure and brick trays. Then we pop them into the freezer to harden for a few minutes. The end result is wonderful chocolate LEGO pieces.
These were a big hit at my LEGO birthday party a few years ago. We also make them for Valentine's Day to share with friends. Last week we made them for my geography fair. All the kids really love LEGO chocolate, including me.
These mold are useful for creating other party favors too. They can be used for LEGO crayons, soap, or gummy candy.
I hope you enjoy these as must as I do! I have received no compensation for my review of this product. This is just a honest review from a kid crazy about LEGOS.
|Melt candy Melts added to LEGO Brick Tray|
|Yummy LEGO Brick Chocolate|