Monday, March 28, 2011

Only 3 Days Left to Try Out for the TOS Homeschool Crew


If you are interested in trying out for the 2011-2012 Homeschool Crew, you only have until March 31st to get your applications in.

Please read this link, and this link for more information.

Here is the link to the TOS Crew blog, which also has the information.

Let me know if you have any questions, or are interested in trying out for the Crew this upcoming year.

I have really enjoyed it, and I think you probably would too!

Good Luck!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Comparison of the KitchenAid Classic and the KitchenAid Professional 600 Series



I recently bought a KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6 Quart mixer, and on the first attempt to make bread, it started making a clicking noise. Not good.

I called KitchenAid, we talked it through, they listened to it, and decided to send me a new one.

After that incident, I decided to put the new mixer up against my old one. If it messed up again, or if it was not much better, I was going to just keep my old one. (This new one worked great!)

So I decided to do this side by side comparison for those looking to decide between the two. 


The first thing I did was to put the warm water, yeast, and honey in the bowl. I put the paddle down, and mixed it for a couple of seconds to get it mixed in. Then I let it sit for 10 minutes to sponge. I forgot to add some of the flour to the sponge though, lol, but it still all worked out.
It got all nice and bubbly.


I then added 3 cups of flour to the yeast mixture. I used the paddle to mix it well until it looked like this. The dough hook just doesn't seem to get it mixed very well in the beginning. 



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After the paddle, I switched to the dough hook, and kneaded it until it was done. It was a lot harder in the KitchenAid Classic to get the dough kneaded. It tends to just form a ball, and then ride around on the hook. You have to take it off, and do it over a few times. No huge deal, but a little more work. I also had to get the flour/dough off of the bottom of the bowl, and put it on top for it to incorporate. 
It may need to be adjusted. I will check, and if that is the case, I will update this post. 
I added more flour to this one than I did the other one also. I am not sure why it was needed, but it was. 
The recipe called for 5-7 cups of flour, but I only used 4 1/2 cups of flour in the 6 qt mixer. I still only used probably a cup more in the other one. 
You can still make bread in the Classic, but it is a little more labor on your part. I think the bowl is just so much smaller that it doesn't have a lot of room. It tends to climb the hook. 
It still worked though. 

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After Kneading was complete, I covered the bowls with damp towels. A friend of mine gave me this tip. 


You can see that they both rose well.


After the rise, I kneaded them again. I only kneaded for a minute or two just to get the air out, and give it a little more knead. 


I took the dough out of each mixer, and divided it in half. I formed a ball, and the rolled the dough out into a rectangle, and then rolled it into a log shape. I then put it into the oven that I had turned on for two minutes, then turned off, to let it rise. After it rose high enough, I left it in the oven, and turned it to 350 degrees, and baked it for 30 minutes.



Tada! The finished product. As soon as I took it out of the oven, and placed them onto the cooling racks, I could tell these were so much better than the bread I had been making. It was actually soft! HA

The conclusion: You can do bread in the smaller KitchenAid mixer, but it is a little more work on your part. You will have to remove the dough from the hook a few times, and make sure you get the stuff off of the bottom of the bowl. You will have to turn the dough a couple of times. But all in all, it is not that bad. 

They both turned out great bread. Actually the bread from the Classic seemed a tad bit softer, but I think it was because they had more time to rise. Also possibly because they were in bigger pans. The differences were very minimal. 

I am going to choose the bigger mixer because I didn't have to do anything in the kneading process, and I can make more in this at one time. It has a power knead dough hook that is more efficient at kneading heavier doughs. 

If you were to use white flour, you can use up to 14 cups of flour at once in this machine. With whole grains, I think the limit is 8 or so. That means I could do 4 loaves at once since I only used 4 1/2 cups for these two loaves. 

I hope this helps in your decision. If you can swing the bigger mixer, I would go with that. 
If you already have a smaller mixer, or can't get a bigger on right now, it can be done in your smaller machine. Don't worry. You can still do it!

Friday, March 25, 2011

I did it! I made bread, edible bread!

I can't believe I did it. I have been trying for a while to make bread. I have been turning out bricks. (Literally)

So, I started doing a lot of research. I purchased an eBook class that shows how to make bread in the Bosch and the KitchenAid.

I have a KitchenAid mixer, and it is really hard to find any videos that specifically use this.

I only found source, and it was the Homemaking class on CD. You can also download the class for $5.  This was pretty helpful. It has step by step pictures, which I really liked.

The recipe I used was from this class.

Another great resource I heard of was through Cindy Rushton. I emailed her, and she gave me some great resources.

I love the free eBook from The Urban Homemaker. When you sign up for the newsletter, you will get the free eBook, Steps to the Best Bread. It is awesome. Really helpful.

I also found a video that made bread in a stand mixer, but not a KitchenAid.

It was very helpful.




I took what I had learned from these three sources, and the other things I had heard, and meshed it all together, and made my own technique.

I used the recipe from the class, but I took some hints from the eBook, and the video.

I did a video comparison of the KitchenAid Classic, and the KitchenAid Professional 600 series, and put these techniques into practice.

Look for that soon and you can see step by step what I did.

I am just so excited to have made good bread. I have been told not to expect results that are very similar to store bought bread, but mine really was similar to store bought bread. Very soft, and oh so yummy!

Coming soon...my KitchenAid comparison video.

(This bread looks like white bread, but it was made from Hard White Whole Wheat. This is Whole Wheat bread, not white bread.)

Fit Mommy Friday!

I have really been getting into the habit of working out again. 
 
All last week I worked out. (M-F)
 
This week I worked out M, W, and Th.  I did not work out Tue. because I was exhausted.
 
M and W, I worked out to Leslie Sansone's 1 mile videos. Th I went to the park and walked/Jogged around the track 3 times with my sister-in-law. 
 
I am sore. 
 
I did lose one more pound, but I am hoping that it was only one because I am bloated. lol
This next week, I am going to work on doing the 2 mile videos, so that I can up my workouts a little bit. 

I think my sister-in-law and I are going to get together each Th and walk/jog the track. Each time around the track is almost one mile. 

My mother-in-law watches the kids at the park while we walk the track at the park. 

I am also going to work more on portion control. I have to not eat as much. Even if I am not overeating it still gives me heartburn, and hurts really bad. 

I need to get this weight off. This acid is so severe. I wake up with my heart hurting every morning. 

I have heartburn all day. Gotta get this weight off. 

How did the rest of you do?

 

Blog Walk - Week 13


1. Clark Clan Craziness
2. Doxazo Prep Academy
3. My Elastic Life
4. Fun in the Sun
5. A Teaching Heart
6. Mindful Ramblings
7. Simple Thoughts
8. Joy in Our Journey.com
9. Crazy Homeschool Mama
10. Walking Home

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

TOS Review/ Artistic Pursuits


I was given the opportunity to review Junior High Book One The Elements of Art and Composition, from Artistic Pursuits.

I was thrilled to be chosen to review this art program.

My daughter loves art, so I knew she would be excited to get this.

Artistic Pursuits is different in that it doesn't teach you how to draw. It teaches you new techniques to improve your drawing.

There are four aspects to each unit. (There are 16 units.)

Building a Visual Vocabulary
Art Appreciation and Art History
Techniques
Application


Take a look at these pages from Unit 3.





You can see that the child is learning to think for himself what art should look like. He learns to look outside of the box, and not just follow a cookie cutter pattern of what others are doing.

He is learning new techniques to enhance his art, not just copy someone else's.

This art program is perfect for children who love to draw, but would like to learn how to take it up a notch.

My daughter fits this bill perfectly.
She loves to draw, and this program was just what she needed to help her draw at a higher level.


Here are the pictures that my daughter drew from unit 3:


 The challenge was to create an underwater scene using the textures they had just been taught.

 This challenge was to draw two separate pictures of objects, one showing marks to make texture, and the other a sample of rubbing.

This was the Unit Project. She was to draw a picture that shows a variety of textures.


We both love the fact that you can draw whatever you want, instead of having to draw what they tell you to.

My daughter says this program really makes it fun, and easy to learn how to draw.  

We would love to continue to use this art program throughout all of our school years.

If you use this program twice a week, for about an hour, it will last you one school year.

Of course you can tailor this to your student. If they are like my daughter, and want to do art everyday, you may go through 2 books per year.

On the other hand, if you only use it once per week, it may last you 2 school years.

The ability to customize this to your own schedule is just one more aspect of this program that I really like.

There is one thing that I didn't care for in this particular book.

In Unit 1, in The Art section, while talking about Indian art, it states, "Indian art has primarily been created for religious purposes. It is difficult for westerners to enter into the strange world of of fierce red god's and demons displaying symbols of their power, images which dominate Eastern religion."

Now, I know that they were simply describing the painting, and the culture of surrounding it, but I would rather my children not learn about these type of paintings in the first place.

I know this is not a Christian art curriculum, and therefore may have some secular topics, but I just didn't care for it. 

I am glad I chose to read this to my daughter, instead of just handing it over to her. I covered it with post its.

I have not finished the book yet, but so far this is the only time I have seen anything like this.
I will update here if I see anything else questionable.

Even with this, I highly recommend the art curriculum. We just love it!

Here are the supplies you will need to finish this course:

1st Semester:
2 each- drawing pencils HB, 4B
1- Ninyl eraser
1- metal pencil sharpener
1- sandpaper block
1- sketchpad for drawing
1- wire (aluminum or light weight types)

Second Semester:
1- pen or marker pad
1- waterproof drawing ink, black
1- brush, round #8
2 pen nibs, #101 imperial or similar nub
1- pen holder

Additional items:
drawing board, wire cutter or pliers

I have only bought the supplies for the first semester so far, but I found them all at Hobby Lobby.
I used their weekly coupons, and bought them one at a time, in order to save money.

I think you would really like this art program if you were to try it.
It makes it so easy to teach your children something that you may have thought you never could have. It is also non consumable, so you can use it over and over.
No more excuses...
Give it a try.

Junior High Book One ISBN 978-0-9815982-6-0............made in the USA..........Price: $42.95

Be sure to check out the rest of the series. 







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Make sure you check out what my fellow Crew Mates had to say about Artistic Pursuits. We all had different levels, so check them all out!



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*I have received a copy of Artistic Pursuits Jt. High book One, free, as a member of the TOS Homeschool Review Crew, in return for my honest opinion. No other compensation has been given to me.*

Blog Walk - Week 11


1. 1 of 100 plus 25 TOS Crew Reviews
2. Homeschooling Hearts and Minds
3. Homeschooling Drewper
4. Burkherts Brigade
5. Families Again
6. Homeschool and Family
7. The Sunny Patch
8. Life on the Hilltop
9. Our Busy Homeschool
10. Homeschooling Blessings

Monday, March 21, 2011

Recording LIVE Today: Castles Under Fire!

Recording LIVE Today: Castles Under Fire!

cindypark1Your Time of Encouragement Mom-to-Mom”
Imagine! A mommy-getaway online! Retreat with Cindy as she takes you from home to homeschool to home business to homemaking to ministry to marriage to mothering…ALL IN OUR AWESOME ONLINE RADIO SHOW!!
Mom to Mom Radio Show with Cindy Rushton
Every Monday at 2:00PM ET/1PM CT
THIS WEEK: March 21, 2011 - Castles Under Fire!
Join us for today’s show. Our topic is Castles Under Fire! In this show, Cindy will take us back to Scripture to share very practical ways that we can set guard around our homes–you will love this show!
Also, Cindy will dig into your voicemail and email–go ahead and call in your message at: (256) 273-9576 or email at cindy@cindyrushton.com.
Join us LIVE!
Yes! We are recording LIVE every Monday afternoon at 2:00PM ET/1PM CT. You can join us online or by telephone/Skype/Google Voice. Here are the details:
Join Us Online in Our Chat Room:
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Call-in Number:
(347) 850-8893
Mark your calendar AND tell a friend (or two) to join us today!
Counting down….
PS! Did you tune into last week’s show? You can find it here: STEPPING UP TO THE CALL

Blog Walk - Week 9



1. Creative Learners
2. The Homeschool Desk
3. Ramblin' Roads
4. The Stewards Steno
5. Mama Manuscripts
6. Train Up a Child
7. We Love to Homeschool
8. Day by Day in Our World
9. Acorns - or Homeschooling Nuggets of Gold
10. The Berry Patch

Saturday, March 19, 2011

My New, BIG Cookie Sheet!

Food Network Air-Insulated Cookie Sheets
I finally got a BIG cookie sheet. I only have stoneware ones. (Pampered Chef) I love them, but I can't fit my whole batch of cookies on them at one time. I had some Kohl's cash, and I spent some of it on the largest cookie sheet I could find! lol
  • Commercial-weight metal construction keeps its shape for years.
  • Air-insulated design means your cookies will brown, not burn.
  • Metal-safe, nonstick finish makes for flawless food release and easy cleanup.
Sounds good to me. I have one of their bread pans, and I LOVE it.

I actually got another one today so that I could have 2 bread pans the same size. Nothing sticks to this bread pan, and it cooks so evenly.

Food Network Loaf Pan
I also got a big cooling rack. I just had 2 little ones, that were not any good.

Now I have a big enough cooling rack to cool all those cookies I can now make on my BIG cookie sheet. lol

I am excited that I was able to get these items.

Food Network stuff is so expensive, but after trying their bread pan, I am sold. It really is better to get the best once, rather than go through cheaper stuff more often.

My next Food Network purchase will be the bigger bread pans, if I find I need them. I may not.

I am loving their commercial quality products though, and they have square pans, and cake pans just like the bread pan that I have.

I would love to have those. I will have to wait for another sale, plus have a coupon though. That's how I do things. I always try to get the best deal.

I just had to share my excitement about my new kitchen cookware! lol

Oh, and I did get my new mixer, but already had to send it back. It was making a clicking sound.

I will see if the new one works well or not. I am going to test it against my smaller mixer.

I will let you know the results.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Fit Mommy Friday!

I am proud of myself. I have worked out everyday so far this week.
My weight loss was only 1 pound, but I really hope to see more results next week. 
I have been working out to Leslie Sanson's videos. I really like them. 

I have been caffeine and pop free for I guess a month now. I occasionally have a sprite. 
I am doing a lot better, but I really want to see some results. 
I have been trying to post my daily activity on FB to keep me more accountable.

I hope you all did well this week.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Two Days in a Row!

Training Children Up for Christ 
 
Alright, I worked out again today! Who-Hoo

I am trying to commit to working out 4-5 days a week.

I never feel like it, so I just tell myself to go ahead and get up, and do it real fast. I always feel better.

Today I did another Leslie Sansone video called Cardio Slimdown, On Demand.

I really liked it.

I have dozens of her videos. They have been the only ones I really liked,a long with Windsor Pilates.

I only have a DVD player in my bedroom however, and there is not a lot of room in there, so I have been doing the free ones On Demand. 

It is a struggle for me to make myself workout each day.

How do you motivate yourself to workout every day?

I worked out yesterday

I was so tired yesterday, but I made myself get up and work out.

It did make me feel better, and gave me more energy.

Funny how that works.

I did Leslie Sansone's new Walk and Tone video On Demand from Exercise TV.

I love this one. It is fun!



Does anyone else use Leslie Sansone's videos?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Keeping your dishes to a minimum




I don't know about you, but I am so tired of my kids using up all the dishes.


I really wish they would wash their dishes and reuse them, but that doesn't happen. 

So to help ease the load, I decided to give them 2 plates, bowls, and cups apiece. 
These are different colors, or patterns, so that they can tell the difference between theirs. 

This way they can only use that amount of dishes, and if they need more, they can wash them. 

At least that is the goal. 

I have not gotten them in the habit of washing them yet.

I just bought them new dishes yesterday, and will be working on this all week. 

I got rid of the rest of the plastic dishes that just built up in the sink. 

This way, even if they don't wash them, I won't have as many to wash. 

I think this is really gonna help keep the dishes to a minimum.

Let me know if you try this and if it works for you, or let me know how you keep your dishes to a minimum.


Be sure to check out The Christian Home Magazine this week.

Friday, March 11, 2011

TOS Crew tryouts for the 2011-2012 year are here!!!

If you have read any of my reviews this year, and wished that you could be a part of the Crew, you now have your chance.

I hope you read my post about my experiences with the Crew, because it will give you a lot of insight to how it all works.

If not here is the link. You really should read it.

Although I did write a lot in that post, there have actually been a few more changes to the requirements for this years Crew.

I will give the short run down of the requirements here:

1. You will need a blog with at least 25 followers, and you need to post regularly, at least once a week.

2. You need to have at least one school aged child to apply. (Not recommended for first year homeschoolers.)

3. You will need a Facebook account. This can be just a fan page. It does not need to be a personal page.


A few things to know:

1. There are no guarantees as to how many products you will review, or as to how many of them will be physical.

2. There will be some things that will be online only, or that you will need to print. Keep that in mind. Make sure you can have ink and paper available for this.

3. You may be reviewing multiple products at one time, possibly even of the same subject.


When you apply, know that this is not just a way to get free stuff. It is a big responsibility. 

There is a lot of good though.

It has been such a blessing to me this year, and I will be trying out again for next year!

So, obviously I think it is all worth it, but I just want you to know that you will have to devote some time to this.

If you are using a curriculum that you already have, you may have to put that aside in order to review your products. Review products must come first.

Again, please read this post, so that you can get all of the insights to how the Crew works before you try out.

If you want to try out, here is the application.

It has been perfect for my family, but I am flexible. You really do need to be flexible to be on the Crew.

Here are a few links to a few other ladies who are on the Crew who are advertising the tryouts. They also share some of their experiences, so I urge you to read these too.


1. Our Busy Homeschool
2. North Laurel Home & School
3. Footprints in the Butter

Here is the link to the main post of the Crew's website.


Good luck!

Oklahoma Wildfires

Please pray for these wild fires, and the people affected by them.


 

Monday, March 7, 2011

Teaching your highly active boy.

TOS Homeschool Crew   
I have a 6 year old boy, and I know that teaching a boy is a lot different than teaching a girl.

Girls are usually more calm, and are able to sit longer, and do their lessons.

Boys are another story. lol

You have to make things fun, active, and well, boyish.

For instance, when we were learning our letters, I wanted to do the letter tree, or caterpillar that I have seen so many do, but my son thought it was too babyish.

So, we did a letter of the week snake! ( We call it a diamond back rattle snake, hence the diamonds, lol.)




All the letters are now filled in, but I had to make it more boyish, and something that he really liked. 
You can read my full post about the Alphabet Snake here.

If you can do something outside, do it. Boys are so active, and they need to be able to get their energy out. You can call out math fact while passing the ball, or counting the times they jump rope.

Sometimes it even helps if you let them stand up and do their work rather than make them sit down.

I like to do math and sound practice out loud while we are doing other things, or are in the car.

I also break up his lessons with activity breaks.We will do one subject, and then I'll let him go outside and play for a while. This also gives me time to focus on my daughter and her work.
This is probably the biggest help. I only have him do seat work for short periods of time, and then let him get up and be active. 

Teaching boys can be a little challenging, as they are highly distractable, and they can have a short attention span, but it can be such a joy to teach boys.

Boys are so precious, and they are so sweet, and you will learn a lot too. You will learn to like bugs, and gross stuff, and you will learn to love their dirty little faces and hands, and you will look back on all those chaotic days with a smile and great joy in your heart.

So, if you find yourself stressed out because you just don't know how to teach your highly active boy, take heart, slow down a little, and learn to work with his attention span, and make learning fun.

If you had a girl first, like I did, it can take you a while to learn how to tailor schoolwork to your son, but it will be worth it.

You don't want to make your boy do everything exactly as your daughter did. You have to recognize their differences, and go with them.

I know that this can make it a little challenging when you have multiple children, but remember God blessed you with all of your children, no matter how many or few you have, and He will not give you anything that you can't handle.

So, enjoy your job as a mother of boys, and go outside and catch some bugs!


P.S. I also have a daughter, and she is wonderful, and I love her very much.

TOS Review/ Reading Kingdom



Reading Kingdom takes a different approach to reading. 

They believe that phonics just doesn't work.

They say, "Put simply, if phonics worked, the word would be spelled "foniks." To get around this problem, phonics has almost 600 rules that are impossible to memorize and riddled with exceptions."

I agree with this to a certain extent. I think that for young readers, phonics is the way to go.

Reading Kingdom says that there are 6 skills to reading and writing success, and that phonics only covers one.


You can learn more about how Reading Kingdom is different than other programs by downloading this PDF.

After using this program for a while I can see the benefits. I have never been one to like the site word, or whole word approach, but I do know that there are many words that you can't sound out, and you must learn them some way.

When your child first starts out with this program, they will take an assessment test. This is to see where they need to be placed.

It is great that they can take this test. That way they don't have to waste their time doing things they already know.

If your child is new to reading, they will most likely start out in Letter Land and Seeing Sequences.

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Here your child will learn where all of the letters are on the keyboard, and how to use the mouse.
This part can be frustrating to some children, as they must click, or type, the letters in a certain amount of time.

I did not like this. I think that for beginners there should not be a time limit. I can see a time limit a little further down the line, but not at first. It can really diminish a child's desire to do the program.

We had several days of crying with my son because he knew where the letters where, but just wasn't fast enough. He wanted to quit many times because of this, but I had him keep on. Now that he is past that point, he really likes this program. 

This part is essential however, as they need to know where all of the letters are on the keyboard in order to use the program. 

After they make their way through these levels, they will go into Reading level 1.

Here they will be asked to spell a word. If they know how to spell it, and can type it correctly, they move on to the next word.

If they do not know how to spell it, they will be shown how to spell it, and then there will be many chances to practice the word. (If your child already knows how to read fairly well, but has trouble spelling, this would be a great spelling program.)

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Your child will match the word, and they will pick which word could become the word they are spelling.

This program almost seems more like a spelling program, rather than a reading program, but while my son is learning to spell these words, he is getting the vision of the word in his mind, so he can recognize that word in a book, and read it. So, it seems to work.

As your child progresses, the program is essentially the same, but he will be typing more words, and eventually sentences.

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You can see the run down of all the levels here.

This program can be used by pre-readers, and any child who is not fluently reading yet. The age range really varies, as all children learn to read at different ages. 

I like the charts they have set up so you can see what level the child is on, and how he is progressing.

I also like the fact that there is no teacher preparation involved. The child simply logs on, clicks on the owl, and it will take them to their next lesson. The program tells them everything they need to do. 

And the colors are so bright and cheerful, and the characters are super cute. Children will love these aspects.

Reading Kingdom


I asked my son what he liked and disliked about Reading Kingdom, and this is what he said, "I like the typing, and I like that it is on the computer, and I just like all of it." 

My son is only 6, and if I had not reviewed this program, I probably never would have had him use it.
For one, I would have thought he was too young to learn site words, and two, I did not think there was a need for a sight word program.

I am happy to have had the opportunity to review this program because it has changed my mind a lot about how kids learn to read.

I am now convinced that children need both phonics and a sight word method.

My son likes Reading Kingdom, and every day he comes in to tell me that he learned to spell a new word! That is fun. He likes being able to read and spell words that he never thought he could.

It only takes about 5 minutes a day, 10 tops, and he is done. So it is very easy to implement into your already busy schedule.

I do recommend this program as a sight word supplement to your reading program.

I know that cost may be an issue, as it would be for me, so be sure to check out their scholarship offer at the end of this review.  I think that it is awesome that they offer help to those who may not be able to afford this program otherwise. That shows you how much they really care about your child learning to read.

In my opinion, your child needs to learn phonics as well, especially when they are first learning to read.

After they have started with phonics, this would be a great supplement to their reading program.

They will need to learn the sight words somehow, and this is a fun way to do that.

To top things off they are also practicing their spelling, so all in all, this is a good program.

If my son didn't enjoy it, I wouldn't have him doing it at his age. He is only 6, but he likes it, so we will continue to use this program.

I think it will be even more beneficial for him when he is a little older.

Be sure to check out what the other ladies of the Crew had to say about Reading Kingdom. 

I think a lot of us feel the same, that children need phonics as well, but that this program has some really great benefits that we didn't expect, so be sure to read all of the reviews.

Have fun reading!

Our Pricing:
You receive a free 30 day trial. After that, subscriptions to Reading Kingdom are $19.99/month (with no monthly minimum), or $199.99 per year. You can cancel your subscription at any time.
(It is only $9.99 for each additional child.)

Contact us for information on volume licensing discounts.
Our Pledge

We're passionate about promoting literacy and believe that every child has the right to learn to read. We don't want to turn anyone away.

Our Scholarship Program

So, if you can't afford to pay for the program, you can apply for our scholarship subscription which enables your child to participate in the program for free.

Bear in mind that we're a privately run company and make our money by your subscriptions, so if you can afford to pay, please do so, because your support enables us to continue to develop products and promote literacy.

To apply for our scholarship subsciption, please contact us and request a scholarship subscription application.


Educators

Education professionals contact us for educational pricing.


www.readingkingdom.com

 
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*I have received 1 year of Reading Kingdom, free, as a member of the TOS Homeschool Review Crew, in return for my honest opinion. No other compensation has been given to me.*

One Year Anniversary!

Today is our one year anniversary. It sure has been a crazy year, but I am so thankful for my husband.