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Christmas in America

Want a great gift for your kids that’s free? Learn Our History’s latest DVD, Christmas In America, will teach your kids the American history behind their favorite holiday! Get it FREE for a limited time—plus, act now and get FREE learning guides that are great for homeschool, too!

Prager University

Prager University is an online educational resource promoting knowledge and clarity. We are not an accredited academic institution. And we don’t want to be. All our courses are free and available to anyone anywhere throughout the Internet.

Each week, we release a FREE, 5-minute video course – taught by some of the foremost experts in the field—on history, economics, politics, religions, philosophy and life. Each video not only teaches an important concept, but it also helps people to understand how Judeo-Christian values have shaped the world, how free markets, small government, and personal responsibility create just and compassionate societies in which people are happy, prosperous, and caring.

PragerU videos also make great additions to any lesson plan. Use a course’s companion quiz and study guide to engage with the content on a deeper level. Or use them to spark a lively discussion on all sorts of topics. Our videos are not only packed with rich information, they are supported by cutting edge, visually-compelling, entertaining images and animation.

On the hunt for scholarship money? We can help with that too! Have your students enter our essay contest on the Ten Commandments for the chance to win up to $1,500. For more details, please visit the website.

And as an extra bonus for readers of The Old Schoolhouse®, we’ll be raffling off a $100 Visa gift card! Simply sign up for the free Educator Program using this special link by December 20, 2014.

VideoText Interactive

Recommended by Dr. Jay Wile of Apologia Science as “…truly, the best that I have seen,” VideoText Interactive Math specializes in multi-media programs for middle and high school mathematics (Pre-Algebra through Pre-Calculus.) With focus on the “why” behind concepts, video lessons are supported by notes, worktexts, tests, step-by-step solution guides, and a toll-free helpline for additional support. While parents and students are often frightened by the prospect of teaching high school mathematics, VideoText Algebra and Geometry programs are the perfect solution for continuing home education.

Each video lesson is designed to capture and hold the student’s attention for 5-13 minutes, through the use of computer-generated graphics, animation, and color-sequencing, while engaging him or her in the complete development and understanding of concepts. Because of the unique delivery of the VideoText lessons, students can study independently, allowing them to cover and comprehend more material than ever before thought possible. New online versions of VideoText Algebra and Geometry now also provide families with even more economical options for mastering these math courses. Visit the website below to request a FREE sampler DVD and receive information about trial guest access to VideoText Online!

Receive a FREE Algebra Desk Reference Kit (a $60 value) with the purchase of an A-F or B-F Online Algebra package! Each kit contains: A-F WorkText, A-F Course Notes, A-F Solutions Manual (Odd Problems), and a 4-function calculator. Offer lasts through January 2nd, 2015! Use checkout code: STOCKING14


Magna-Tiles® by Valtech is “where math, science, and creativity meet.” Parents, teachers, and children ages 3+ enjoy hours of open-ended play with 3-D magnetic building tiles! Make colorful Magna-Tiles® Mosaics or create cool Magna-Tiles® Castles with basic geometric shapes. The secret is the unique ability to connect even when the tiles are flipped. They always attract! Sized just right for little hands, the mind of a Magna-Tect grows as they spend more time with Magna-Tiles®. Children develop fine motor skills and become familiar with shapes and geometry ideas through constructive play.

Dover Publications

Save 25% on Fun & Educational Gift Books for Homeschoolers!

Dover Publications offers thousands of affordable books that will engage and entertain homeschoolers of all ages—and make great holiday gifts! High-quality coloring books foster creativity as they teach informative lessons about important events and people. Our children’s classics collect timeless stories and poems at the lowest prices available. We also publish books filled with simple science experiments, crafts projects, and much more. Plus, you’ll find hundreds of stocking stuffers for as low as $1.50 each: stickers, activities, and more holiday treats!

Coloring Books
Children’s Literature
Science for Children
Activity Books
Paper Crafts
Little Activity Books

Save 25% with Coupon Code WHAR — Order Now Sale Ends 12/25/2014!

Happy Kids-Happy Pets

Available now for Android, Apple, and Amazon tablets!

Happy Kids-Happy Pets TM promotes character development in elementary-age children through fun stories “written” by furry pets. Our app covers five topics: Life Lessons, Dealing with Bullies, Caring for Your Dog, Learning about Cats, and Learning about Dogs.

Your child can seamlessly scroll through 275 story cards, front and back, at his or her own pace. The front side features irresistible portraits of cool dogs or cats. The reverse side has the printed “thoughts” of each pictured pet, read aloud by children with sound effects galore. Since kids relate well to animals, they won’t feel “lectured to” about the important topics covered. Each story is less than one minute!

Kids can read along or listen to the stories during quiet time, car rides, bedtime, etc.—with their minds thoughtfully engaged! Our stories encourage meaningful conversations, inspired by questions such as these that conclude each story:

  • Why is it important to tell the truth and keep your word?
  • What would you do if kids were bullying you or someone else?
  • Is it hard for you to share?
  • How do you care for pets?

Kids will enjoy this wholesome, entertaining app and benefit from the important lessons they learn from it.

Our motto is: “Treat all people and all animals exactly how you want to be treated. Kindness is cool!” Share this with everyone you love!

Limited Time Only – Download 15 FREE Stories!


Simply Fun

Give the gift of play this season with board games and activities from SimplyFun! SimplyFun makes learning fun with more than 100 award-winning family board games for ages 3 to 103 that meet the needs of today’s kids, parents and homeschoolers.

We believe play is essential in our lives, helping us strengthen academic, social & emotional skills in children. Our award-winning educational games make learning fun and are designed to be played in 30 min or less, allowing the busiest of families to learn and connect through play. At SimplyFun we keep families connected while helping children learn the value of play & creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Visit for details on what’s new and how we can help you find the perfect game for you!

GEMS Girls’ Clubs, SHINE brightly, Sparkle

You want your daughter to know she is valuable and loved. You want her to know she was made with a purpose. And you want her to be able to laugh and smile and discover and create as she grows into the woman God designed her to be. SHINE brightly (ages 9-14) and Sparkle (ages 6-8) Magazines will help her do just that! These publications strive to give girls the building blocks of faith while inspiring them to be bold activists for Christ!

Through this special offer, both magazines are available for over 50% off the cover price! Don’t miss the opportunity to snag a holiday gift for your daughter that will keep giving all year!

Visit our website to preview the latest issues and to learn more about GEMS Girls’ Clubs—the organization that publishes both SHINE brightly and Sparkle.

GEMS Girls’ Clubs is a relationship-building club program for women and girls. Our mission is to help bring girls everywhere into a living, dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ.

To do that, we inspire and train teams of women to mentor the next generation. GEMS was founded on the principles defined in Titus 2, and we want to grow women closer to God and closer to each other as we equip them to show girls how to live God-honoring lives.

Education Outdoors

A tradition passed down through the generations, the Snipe Hunt originated as a tall tale told by parents and teens to younger children. Inexperienced campers are told about a bird or animal called the Snipe and the usually preposterous method of catching it, such as running around the woods carrying a bag or making strange noises like banging rocks together. As children set off in search of the Snipe, their elders take in the antics and try to contain their laughter.

A twist on this fruitless quest, Snipe Hunt is an indoor or outdoor game of hide-and-seek where players try to be the first to find their opponent’s Snipe and return it to its nest. To play, the teams choose an area that will be the Snipe nest and two areas to hide their Snipes.

Each team turns their Snipe on and disappears to find the best hiding place for them. In five minutes the Snipes will begin chirping and their eyes will start flashing red so teams must hurry to get back to the nest before they give away the direction their Snipe is hiding. Once both Snipes are hidden, the hunt begins! The first team to return their opponents’ Snipe to the nest is the winner.

Each game comes with two snipes, (named Biela and Smartin) and a Snipe nest. The packaging tells the story behind the legendary campfire animals. For more information on the game, including rules, visit

Classroom Friendly Supplies

Are you completely fed up with your current pencil sharpener? Does the loud grinding interrupt your lessons? Or perhaps you are you looking for an alternative to the costly electric models that barely last a full year and create an absolute racket when sharpening.

The Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpener has been getting rave reviews from both teachers and homeschool families throughout the country. The specialized blade creates a long yet sturdy point and the automatic stopping feature prevents over sharpening. Its sturdy retro metal frame allows for a long lifespan and the clear disposal tray allows for quick and easy clean up. Children as young as 5 years old can quickly learn to operate this manual pencil sharpener. It is intended to be a portable device which allows you to take it with you wherever you go. It can also be secured in place using the included clamp or permanent mount. Oh, and did I mention just how quiet it is? You certainly won’t be interrupted anymore.

Visit to check them out. They will change the way you sharpen pencils in your home or classroom.
Use discount code HOMESCHOOL2014 to get 5% off your order. Offer ends Jan 31, 2015.

Classroom Friendly Supplies is owned and operated by an elementary school teacher.

The Old Schoolhouse® Christmas Store

Welcome to The Old Schoolhouse® Christmas Store. We have filled our store with Christmas gifts for you, your family, and your friends. You’ll find great board games, music lessons, Christmas lapbooks, unit studies, sewing projects, and more! Christmas is a wonderful time to slow down and just enjoy the true meaning of the season. Take some time and check out the great deals (and even some freebies) in The Old Schoolhouse® Christmas Store!

Molly Green Magazine

Enjoy the Molly Green Magazine Holiday Issue—Absolutely FREE

In this gorgeous issue, you’ll find valuable information for crafting a memorable and affordable holiday season that focuses on gratefulness and simplicity. Here is just a sample of what this 88-page issue offers:

In Rural Revolution Patrice Lewis shows you how to “plug the leaks” that are keeping you from financial peace.
How Your Garden Grows: Bring the outdoors inside with Christmas décor from the garden.
Living Our Dream details the fascinating story of how one family made their “Home in a Tractor Shed.”

Let the ladies at Build A Menu assist you in “Taking the Stress Out of Holiday Meal Planning.”
Check out four amazing side dishes in “From-Scratch Holiday Recipes” and learn the art of “Making Fancier Cookies.”
Spend your money wisely with “Low-Budget Christmas Decorating” and “Great Gifts that Won’t Break the Bank.”

Take a look at “Homeschooling College” via CollegePlus.
Consider new ideas for your home in “A Simple and Meaningful Holiday Season.”
Spruce up holiday education plans with “Historic Christmas Unit Studies.”

You’ll love one family’s home-business story in “Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree!”
Read how one family of Young Entrepreneurs is “Crafting a Home Industry.”
Learn the secret of “The Best Gift to Give.”

There’s so much more we haven’t even begun to mention. So whether you’re visiting family or staying put this season, we hope you enjoy “HOME for the Holidays.”

Merry Christmas!


"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6).