These downloadable PDF files are primarily for use teaching English
as a foreign language. The graphics that are used are very cute
and appealing. For the most part, these kits would not really be
useful to homeschool families teaching their English-speaking children,
but they would be very helpful for those families who are teaching
English to an adoptive child from a foreign country. The Teachers'
Helpers Flannel Board Set (gingerbread theme) would make a nice
interactive activity for use on your classroom bulletin board.
It contains a poem and five different gingerbread "people" cookies
that you can print and add Velcro to the back. The PDF does not
include any instructions for how to use these materials in your
curriculum, but I assume they would be used in a preschool setting
for counting to 5.
The Little Mermaid-themed "Cook up a story!" activity set is really
nice. It would work for anybody, including English-speaking homeschool
families. It contains printable story strips and vocabulary cards
and game pieces for identifying beginning letter sounds, task cards
for identifying the parts of the story, journal pages, and cross-curricular
ideas for including art, science, and cooking in the process. This
is a really nice set that will give you lot of ideas for introducing
a story writing unit.
I plan to use the "Cook up a Story" set in conjunction with one
of my writing units. I am not sure what the price of these downloads
are. I couldn't find the information on the website, but I think
this set would be a worthwhile purchase for any homeschool family.