At the end of each year, the Homeschool Review Crew sends out a survey for crew members to vote on their favorite products from that year in a variety of categories. It's fun to see what everyone on the crew enjoyed, and I discovered it's helpful to sit with my children and discuss what we felt was most helpful in our home and fun to use. You can see the survey results here.
I called my children together and we discussed each portion of the survey. Some sections were easy, as we only reviewed one item in that category. But there were many categories that had multiple review items we had used and those were harder for us to decide on! Here are our favorites that won:
- Favorite Grammar Program – The Critical Thinking Co.
- Favorite History Curriculum – Home School in the Woods
- Favorite History Supplement – Carole P. Roman
- Favorite Science Supplement – NotebookingPages.com
- Favorite Elective Curriculum – Stop Motion Explosion
- Just for Fun! – FlipStir
- Kids’ Choice (Ages 0-12) – KidsEmail.org
Our family's favorite review items:As a family we decided to pick our top 10 favorite items from this year. It was hard to narrow down this list! Some items that we loved aren't in this list because the children chose them as their personal favorite below.
- Can Do Cubes
- IEW Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization
- Memoria Press Third Grade Literature Guides
- U.S. Elections Lap-Pak from Homeschool in the Woods
- Carole P. Roman If You Were Me and Lived In... books
- Heirloom Audio Productions - The Cat of Bubastes
- Stopmotion Explosion
What did the children like most?I asked each child to pick their personal favorite. That took some thought too! I heard some things like "If you are picking that, then I'll pick this."
- M, 8th Grade - The Cat of Bubastes, though she'd like to pick The Dragon and the Raven as well, since we included The Cat of Bubastes above.
- J, 6th Grade - KidsEmail.org
- E, 3rd Grade - FlipStir Puzzle
- N, Kindergarten - Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids
- Mom - NotebookingPages.com Lifetime Membership
We're looking forward to another year full of great products to review! Click on the image below to see some family favorites from the rest of the 2016 crew.