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What was your favorite game as a child? I’m sure there are many different answers to that question, but I’ll bet you remembered exactly which game or toy was the most special to you. Those memories will stay with you and fill you with joy and happiness through your life. Which ones will your child remember most fondly? Perhaps it will be something that you find this year that will bring a smile to your child’s face years from now. We hope that we can help you find that perfect memory.  
 
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Stopmotion Explosion
 
Have you seen a movie with LEGO® characters and wondered how it was made? Now you can make your own animated films with Stopmotion Explosion, a complete filmmaking kit!
 
The Stopmotion Explosion book contains example projects, hundreds of illustrations, and step-by-step instructions for screenwriting, video editing, animating, audio recording and video processing software. Readers may also access detailed video tutorials on the Stopmotion Explosion website! 
 
Learn How To… 
  • Animate LEGO® minifigs, action figures, toys, clay, and other materials. 
  • Build custom armatures and movie sets. 
  • Create stop motion explosions, gunfire, laser weapons and rocket-launch effects. 
  • Add voices, sound effects and music to your films with video editing instructions 
  • And much more! 
Includes:
  • Stopmotion Explosion: “How to Make Epic Films Using Everyday Stuff” (290+ pages) 
  • HD 1280 x 720 USB camera 
  • Software CD with video examples, 150+ sound effects and additional content 
  • Quick Start Guide 
 
Software Features: 
  • HD Video. Supports camera resolutions up to 1920 x 1080 (1080P) 
  • Play, export, and save video in AVI / MP4 format (YouTube supported) 
  • Animation playback and timeline feature 
  • Onion-skinning preview 
  • Windows & OS X supported 
Start making creative films with Stopmotion Explosion! 
 
FREE SHIPPING December 2015 with checkout promo code: TOS2015
 
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Exploring Robotics
 
Exploring Robotics with Ozobots 
Mighty Minion Robots!
 
Ozobots are tiny robots that love color and can be programmed by elementary students. 
 
Using Exploring Robotics with Ozobots, students control robot movements by drawing colored lines on paper, or using simple Apps on tablets or smart phones or with OzoBlockly, a programming language that snaps together like puzzle pieces. 
 
Course Benefits: 
  • Coding introduces critical thinking, problem solving, the scientific method, algorithms, and more! 
  • Use tablets or smart phone Apps with touch and graphic interfaces to control the robots. 
  • STEAM lessons are adaptable to different age groups, and expandable for teaching additional concepts. 
Lessons integrate math and science to move the robot, and language arts to draw, describe projects, and develop games and presentations. Also teaches coding concepts using a graphic programming language 
 
Exploring Robotics has robots for everybody!  
 
From robots that don’t require a computer to program, all the way though to advanced robotics programming in High school, what ever your education needs are, Exploring Robotics has you covered. 
 

 

 
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! 
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WATCH ME GROW
 
Watch Me Grow is a Family Fun way to track your child’s growth, loved by parents and grandparents! 
 
Every 3-4 month (the approximate amount of time your child’s foot grows a shoe size) you do a new set of pages!
 
WATCH ME GROW kit includes: 
  • A keepsake book with space for both recording children’s growth information and beautifully rendered coloring pages for your children to enjoy 
  • A sticker sheet with colorful calendar reminder stickers and special stickers to celebrate your children’s growth 
  • A measuring tape 
  • A fOOter® Family Foot Measure 
There is an area where you can trace your child’s foot, or make an impression with finger-paint for messy good fun! Don’t forget to allow it time to dry! Next, write down your child’s HEIGHT (with enclosed tape), weight and Footer size. The Footer Family Foot Measure is a great way to measure your children’s feet from home, before shopping online, or heading to go shopping. 
 
The opposing page has an area for your child to color, and questions based on the picture’s theme. 
All The fOOter Family of Measuring Devices have been awarded the prestigious Seal of Approval by the American Podiatric Medical Association. 
 
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Allon Books
Reading is more than words on a page. Books can open up a gateway to the mind. The Allon series creates a world of fantasy and adventure for young adults ages 12 and older. Each story uses allegorical illustrations of Biblical truth sure to challenge the reader. The Parent Study Guide contains notes and lessons for all nine books, so it easily fits with any language arts or reading curriculum. 
 
The King’s Children trilogy is a spin-off of Allon aimed at children ages 8 to 10. These first chapter books help to instill godly and moral values. Each story concludes with words of wisdom that asks the reader to consider what they learned. 
 
Siblings of different ages, reading levels and understanding can share the stories and relate to the characters in these books. This makes it easy for parents to combine teaching by way of stories, and use the Parent Study Guide to promote discussion. 
 
For more information on the books visit www.allonbooks.com. Be sure to sign-up for the newsletter to learn about new releases, conventions and workshops. 
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KidsConnect 

 
When it comes to your child’s safety, you want to make sure you have the best tracking device ever. That’s why we developed the KidsConnect GPS Tracker Cell Phone
 
The KidsConnect GPS Tracker Cell Phone is an all-in-one device that lets your child safely explore their world without the anxiety of losing contact. Unlike other GPS trackers, The KidsConnect GPS Tracker Cell Phone allows parents to set a GeoFence, track three days of location history, voice monitoring, four pre-programmed speed dial numbers, S.O.S. button, parental control of all incoming and outgoing numbers, and so much more! Plus with our Free App, you can monitor everything from your smartphone, tablet or computer. The KidsConnect GPS Tracker Cell Phone is easy to carry with the included neck lanyard and service is available for as low as $8.33 a month with an annual plan, giving parent’s total piece of mind for an affordable price. 
 
According to the FBI there are over 800,000 children in the USA reported missing every year that equals one child every forty seconds. 
 
Save $10 Use Coupon Code SAVE10 in Your Cart. 
 
Learn more about the KidsConnect GPS Tracker Cell Phone at
http://www.mykidsconnect.com or view our
video here.
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Math seems so straightforward, doesn't it? Numbers, patterns, formulas, and procedures all so clearly laid out with rules for each problem that just have to be learned and followed. Easy. Until you have a child and a math program that aren't a good match for each other and then the whole thing changes! If you are looking for a new fit, or even just need to shake things up a little and add some excitement to your math day, take a look at these great offers.
 

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Math-U-See

 
Math-U-See is a complete K-12 math curriculum that uses manipulatives to illustrate and teach math concepts. We "Build Understanding" in students with a multi-sensory, mastery-based approach suitable for all levels and learning styles.

 

Our curriculum is organized into levels, not grades, so that students can be placed and proceed according to individual ability. When students demonstrate mastery of a concept, they are ready to move on to the next concept. Math-U-See is designed to teach students specific skills that build as the student progresses. This systematic and cumulative approach uses a definite, logical sequence of concept instruction.
The Math-U-See system is structured with step-by-step procedures for introducing, reviewing, practicing, and mastering concepts. Each lesson teaches through multi-sensory tools such as videos, manipulatives, and other resources, designed to appeal to any type of learner.
Our new online placement tools help you place your students accurately in the Math-U-See curriculum, with immediate feedback. More than just right and wrong, these assessments are a combination of written assessment and an "interview" in which you, the parent, can determine how well your student understands the concepts.
Visit our website to learn more about our curriculum, see demonstration videos, and take the new online placement tests. 

 

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ALEKS

 
Engage your child with
ALEKS®, the online math program that personalizes every lesson, every day, to build mathematics proficiency and confidence. For your child who needs additional review or is ready to move ahead,
ALEKS uses adaptive technology to deliver self-paced instruction targeted to each child's learning needs.
ALEKS is a complete home curriculum math solution:

 

  • 24/7 online access on computers and tablets
  • Immediate feedback and detailed explanations for every problem
  • Built-in progress assessments
  • Full course library spanning grades 3-12
  • One-stop Master Account to monitor progress
Learn more about ALEKS for Homeschooling.

 

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Educents

 
At Educents, our mission is to provide affordable education by giving you the BEST discounts on educational materials. Our customers LOVE the Life of Fred Math books and so do we! Find out how to incorporate Life of Fred into your homeschooling, and at the best price on the Internet!
 
Use Educents to discover innovative and fun math resources for your homeschool today!

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SchoolhouseTeachers.com

 
Take a look at the variety of fun learning opportunities available to your entire family with just one membership to SchoolhouseTeachers.com. For example:
Pre-Algebra:
This is a complete, ten-month pre-algebra course with written instruction and daily worksheets.

 

Fractions with Vivian Owens:
A fun, twelve-week fraction workshop focusing on understanding the basics of fractions using a visual and hands-on approach.

 

Elementary Math:
A video series by Dr. Peter Price designed to help parents understand how to teach elementary math concepts.

 

Trigonometry:
A supplemental, fourteen-week course perfect for review of trigonometry facts with veteran teacher Martha Candler.

 

Everyday Games:
These games from Teresa Evans are low-prep printables that deliver tons of fun. Teresa shares a new game every weekday, alternating weeks between elementary reading/phonics and math.

Plus we have fun Daily Math and Algebra for Kids worksheets for practicing and reviewing important skills!

For a complete listing of all of our resources, visit our Site Content page or take a tour of the site on our Start Here page. Co-op and small group pricing are available.
We make teaching math as easy as
Point. Click. Teach.

 

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SchoolhouseTeachers.com

 
Have you seen the Fraction Workshop by Vivian Owens? This brand new class joins the more than 100 classes already on SchoolhouseTeachers.com. This is a fun, twelve-week fraction workshop focusing on understanding the basics of fractions using a visual and hands- on approach. Designed for students of any age who need a boost understanding fractions, this workshop will illustrate fractions using concrete objects-balls, vegetables, popsicle sticks, and more. Over the course of twelve weeks, students will learn: 
  • What a fraction is 
  • The terms associated with fractions 
  • How to multiply and divide fractions 
  • How to add and subtract fractions with like and unlike denominators 
  • How to apply their knowledge of fractions to word problems and the real world 
Try SchoolhouseTeachers.com for thirty days for only $1. Keep it and pay just $12.95 a month and lock in that rate for as long as you keep your membership, no matter how many new classes and features we add. 
 
One membership to SchoolhouseTeachers.com serves your entire family, regardless of how many children you are homeschooling or their ages. There are no per-child fees, and courses are not live so you can start them any time. 
 

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