Curriculum, Education, Homeschool, Read Alouds

One More Story Review!

DISCLAIMER: I received this complimentary product through the Homeschool Review Crew.

We love a great picture book in our home, but as my son has gotten older and reads more chapter books with less pictures we haven’t read many lately. I was delighted when the crew was given the opportunity to review a one-year subscription to One More Story .

One More Story is an picture book digital platform available on IOS app and website . Students are able to explore to array of picture books that are vividly pleasing . There over 75 books to choose from that are read aloud to your student. When logging in you will immediately notice the books are divided into different bookshelf tabs. Students will see the full display of the book and can have the title read to them by clicking on the books and when the student is ready to read they just click the green button and the book starts.

Students have 2 options when starting the book they have it read to them or they can click “I Can Read” . There also vocabulary button that will show the vocabulary words for that book and students will be able to see and hear the meaning of the word and a preview of the sentence from the story.

One More Story is a great program for early readers or if just want to get in some more read aloud time with your students. The word tracking in the story helps student to learn new vocabulary. I really like how the books have background music playing. Seeing such a great variety of books took use down memory lane.

My son loved using One More Story he at first was hesitant because of course he is a big time 4th grader who doesn’t have time for picture books, but then he spotted one of his favorite picture book Little Melba and Her Big Trombone. This book is what inspired him at 3 years old he wanted to plat the trombone. He was so happy to see the book he has listened and read it to me several times. Then we were doing an art study on Bill Traylor and I forgot to pick up the book to go along with our study and then I saw “It Jas Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw on One More Story . As we were starting to study Asia in geography and in our grammar curriculum we found Grandfathers Journey as well. It has been so nice to be able to have picture books back into rotation in our home. Thanks One More Story for bringing picture books back to our homeschool.

At the time of this review the cost of a one year subscription is $45.99. Be sure to check out the rest of the crew reviews on One More Story by clicking the banner below.

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Family, Homeschool, Morning Basket, Parenting, Read Alouds, Reviews

Everybody, Always for Kids Review!

I received this complimentary product through the Homeschool Review Crew.

Over the last few weeks we have been transitioning our homeschool into our summer routine. What better way to swap out our morning readings with Everybody, Always for Kids by Bob Goff and Lindsey Goff Viducich.

The last 5 months we have been focusing on growth mindset and kindness. Everybody, Always for Kids has been a welcome addition to our journey. The stories in the book focus on kindness, service and empathy. Children are able to easily relate to the different lessons being taught in the stories.

Everybody, Always for Kids is written from the prospective of the Christian faith but I can honestly say that families of non-Christian faith will find the stories not intrusive and really just teaching the children to be kind to others and acts of service. I found the book very culturally inclusive. Diversity is one of the things I look for in books and we were very happy to see children and families of all ethnic backgrounds in the book as well as characters visiting other countries. Everybody, Always for Kids is a hardcover book with bright vibrant, glossy and sturdy pages.

Everybody, Always for Kids also includes a lesson plan which is fabulous. There are 5 lessons included in the lesson plan. Each lesson comes with :

  • Objective
  • Activity
  • Supply list
  • Lesson steps
  • Discussion questions

We did lesson 5 The Oaks Garden for Earth week and revisited the frog life cycle. My son really likes Everybody, Always for Kids he has been reading it the last few weeks on his own and we talk about what he has read. One story that stood out for us was Chapter 7 Building Schools it taught a lesson about gratitude and a little about the country of Afghanistan and the need for building schools for girls. As a mom Chapter 6 My Bucket also rang home for me about filling my own bucket something I dont do enough and I like the idea of having a real bucket and writing things I need to fill it with. This visual bucket is something I plan to do do not just for myself but for all of us.

We did not read the the book in order I let him read the stories that peeked his interest. The stories are short and they keep his interest and he enjoys them. We will continue to read through the rest of the book and look forward to any new of Everybody, Always for Kids by Bob Goff and Lindsey Goff Viducich series.

At the time of this review the cost for Everybody, Always for Kids by Bob Goff and Lindsey Goff Viducich is $10.27 for the hardcover on Amazon. We really like this book and recommend it if you are looking to add some positive literature for your students. Be sure to check out the other Crews reviews on Everybody, Always for Kids by Bob Goff and Lindsey Goff Viducich by clicking the banner below.

Until the next time

Mom and J

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