Reviews & Giveaways

  • $5 Educents Credit + Giveaway Have you heard of Educents yet?  It’s a really great website to get highly discounted curriculum and educational supplements. For example, right now you can get a 3-5 curriculum bundle for just $29.99 — that’s a savings of over $120!!!     Today, they have two special promotions that could help you save even more money:   Need fun & engaging ...
  • ABC’s, Spelling, and Music as a Wordpad! As a new homeschooling mom, I desire quality education for my girls as what homeschooling parent doesn’t want this, right?  Currently, my 5 year old has been learning reading and spelling basics.  I was searching high and low for something that could supplement this learning but all the while educational and fun.  I was recently introduced ...
  • Alpha-Phonics Beginning Readers Curriculum Giveaway Do you have a beginning reader?  I am so excited to share with you an excellent new phonics program for early readers.  My middle daughter is in the “beginning reading” stage, so I thought this would be perfect for her.  I look forward to using this with my preschooler as well.  The name of this ...
  • Blingerz Review & Giveaway I received a package recently, the contents of which was a product intended just for a mom of girls – like me! I was also given the story behind the product, which reads: “Two moms, sick and tired of the prices of blinged-out shoes, especially for kids whose feet grow constantly, decided to figure out ...
  • Can you Grow Glowing Crystals?   As a homeschooling parent, are you always searching for fun and exciting yet very educational science experiments?  Science experiments most definitely are great for science enrichment activities and what better than hands on? Just recently, my oldest daughter (8) and I were discussing crystals and came across a very intriguing crystals experiment that we just needed to ...
  • Date Night Giveaway: Kenny Chesney Concert Tickets Disclosure: Ticket giveaway sponsored by Ford Field.  The author did not receive any additional compensation for this post. With our kids home all the time, it’s so easy to let time slip by without carving out a little bit for ourselves.  It’s important to have a little mom time, a little time with your friends and ...
  • Detroit Pistons Academy Dance Flash Giveaway Do you have an aspiring dancer at home?  The Detroit Pistons will be hosting their 2nd Annual Pistons Academy Dance Camp this Saturday, April 27th, at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Don’t miss out on this awesome Flash Giveaway we are having on our Facebook page right now. If you would like to go ahead and register, ...
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel {Giveaway} As a homeschool mom, I’ve always said that my main goal was to raise children that loved to read.   When my girls were struggling readers, it was difficult to get them to love reading.  However, once they found something they were interested in reading, they were able to overcome their struggles and become much more ...
  • Disney on Ice Returns to the Palace of Auburn Hills {Giveaway} Most of my treasured family moments have included Disney characters in one form or another.  When my oldest daughter was an infant, she was fascinated with Donald and Daisy Duck at 9 months old, her first word was “Minnie” (for Minnie Mouse). The classic Disney characters have always been a favorite in our household and we’re ...
  • Disney on Ice: Princesses and Heroes-Palace of Auburn Hills (Giveaway) Ends 9/23 I received 4 tickets to Disney on Ice in exchange for this giveaway/promotion.  All opinions expressed here are honest and my own. Who is ready for a fun giveaway?  Disney on Ice: Princesses and Heroes is coming to the Palace of Auburn Hills on October 16-19. Join Ariel as she enjoys life above the waves…….See Prince Phillip race ...
  • Disney Pixar’s Monster’s University 3D Review Who is a fan of James P. Sullivan (Sully) and Mike Wazowski?  The hilarious monsters of the original Disney Pixar’s  Monster’s Inc. are back, but with a twist!  Instead of taking a trip forward in time, the monsters take us back in time to the days of their youth.  You get to see a glimpse ...
  • Disney’s Frozen in 3D {Review} I received the opportunity of pre-screening Disney’s Frozen at Emagine Theater in Novi (with my daughter) in exchange for this review.  All opinions expressed here are honest and my own. A new Disney movie is in town and maybe you have heard of it? Yep, that’s right, Disney’s Frozen!  With all of the promotions and trailers, they made ...
  • Enter to Win a Decorating Set PLUS the Perfect Cupcake Ends 8/26 Craftsy is having a fun giveaway where you can win a decorating set and the perfect cupcake.  When it comes to kids and baking, this is the perfect combo! It’s very easy to enter.  I just entered for my 8 year old who absolutely adores baking.  All you have to do is enter your email and ...
  • Enter to Win Tickets to the Harlem Globe Trotters {Discount Code Too!} The Harlem Globe Trotters are returning to the Palace of Auburn Hills this April!  This fun family event will take place on Saturday, April 19th at 7:30pm.  Homeschooling In Detroit readers can purchase tickets and a special discounted rate, starting at only $13.50 (you must order using this Globetrotters April 19th Flyer). To make the evening even ...
  • Explore the Wonder of Fairy Tales at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House {Giveaway} This family-friendly event is sure to appeal to children of all ages.  Join Alice, the White Rabbit and other Alice In Wonderland characters this Saturday, June 29, 2013, at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House as they kick of this summer’s Fairy Tales Experience with the Fairy Tale Festival. This year’s schedule includes: Performances by Full Impact ...
  • Free Thanksgiving Unit Study Guide It’s hard to believe that October is behind us and Thanksgiving lies just a few short weeks away!  We have a lot of celebrating to do too!  This month, we introduced our new teen book reviews and we’ve got giveaways, lesson plans and a whole lot more, starting with this free Thanksgiving Unit Study Guide. This ...
  • Girls Know How: Raising the Roof Book Review/Giveaway  Congratulations, to our winners: Glendy Spigle Kimberly Wain Perkines Shannon Lazovski Just recently, my 9.5 year old daughter got to read a book from The Girls Know How Series #2: Raising the Roof written by Ellen Langas Campbell.  She couldn’t put the book down.  Prior to her reading adventure, I skimmed the book and found it to be a lot ...
  • Happy 10th Birthday Mo Willems’ Pigeon Book Giveaway Disclaimer:  I received a box set of It’s a Busload of Pigeon Books and a copy of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus in exchange for this review and giveaway.  All opinions expressed here are honest and my own. Disney Publishing Worldwide is pleased to celebrate the 10th birthday of Mo Willems’ avian hero, Pigeon! This month, ...
  • Homeschool Discount to Disney on Ice Dare to Dream & Giveaway! Disney on Ice “Dare to Dream” is coming to the Palace of Auburn Hills, including a special matinee performance on Friday, March 15th at 11am.  We’re thrilled to let you know about an exclusive homeschool discount and a chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets for this performance! Get tangled up in the newest thrilling ...
  • iPieces iPad Game Review & Giveaway iPieces are a fun new accessory that turns your iPad into an interactive multi-player game board.  Each iPieces game comes with the games pieces that coordinate with a free downloadable app.  There are a lot of fun, classic games available, including: Air Hockey: Now, you can turn your iPad into an on-the-go air hockey table! When the ...
  • Kumon Tuition Scholarship Sweepstakes Though Kumon is more widely known for their after-school enrichment programs, after having coffee with one of their representatives, I’ve discovered they are very home school friendly too. WHAT: The “Kumon Scholarship Sweepstakes” is taking place throughout the month of October, and will award 12 students with $2,000 Kumon Tuition Scholarships. Participating centers will be hosting ...
  • Last Day to Enter to Win!!!! Don’t forget to enter to win a $30 Target gift card today! All you have to do is leave a piece of homeschool advice or a homeschool question over at this post, and you’ll be automatically entered into a random drawing. Be sure to leave a comment by 8am (EST) Saturday.  Good luck!!!!
  • Learning in the 21st Century: How to Connect, Collaborate, and Create Book Review/Giveaway Homeschooling families this day and age have a broad range of resources and opportunities to choose from. In fact,  there are so many options out there, we just have to know how to find them, especially with technology on our side. I just recently was given the opportunity to read an amazing book that I think ...
  • Learning Through JumpStart.com and Madagascar Online Are you currently looking for fun yet educational and interactive programs for your child?  JumpStart.com creates “3-D worlds filled with games and adventures that allow kids to run, swim, and fly through a different quest every day.”  Through this online program, children can create characters, play with friends all the while learning and discovering new things.  It’s ...
  • Learning through Story Cubes Does your child love to read or even make up stories of their own?  If so, Rory’s Story Cubes is the perfect educational game for your child.  What is the concept of this particular learning toy?  It’s really quite simple though it stretches the imagination and lets it run wild so to speak.  Here is ...
  • Learning with Bedtime Math Bedtime Math: A Fun Excuse to Stay up Late by Laura Overdeck and Illustrated by Jim Paillot Do bedtime and math really go together?  When I first introduced Bedtime Math to my girls my 10 year old daughter looked at me like I was crazy.  Math before bedtime, really?  The title definitely grabs your attention even if there may be a ...
  • Math Mammoth Children’s Activities Bundle {Giveaway} Ends 6/28 I received $45 worth of Math Mammoth products (downloads) of my choosing in exchange for this giveaway.  Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own. Are you looking for extra young-learning supplements for your summer adventures?  Math Mammoth is giving away their activities bundle to 4 of our readers. What is included in the activities bundle? Animal Dot-to-Dots Children’s Best ...
  • Michigan Theater Madeline & the Bad Hat {Giveaway} Friends of Homeschooling in Detroit have the chance to attend Madeline and the Bad Hat for FREE– just be one of the first 100 people to sign up! Date and time: Sunday, November 10, at 1:30pm Location: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 About Madeline and the Bad Hat: This original musical follows a young Parisian girl who learns that first impressions aren’t everything. ...
  • Movie Review:Disney’s WRECK-IT RALPH Looking for a fun family movie to see with your family this weekend?  Disney’s WRECK-IT RALPH in 3D, is the movie to see of the season.  Just a couple of weeks ago, I got the awesome privilege of attending a pre-screening of the film at Emagine Theatre in Novi.  Sweet Pea (9), came along for the fun ...
  • National Park Mystery Series Review/Giveaway Do you have a child 9+ that loves reading age appropriate fictional mysteries?  Just recently, a fellow homeschooling friend handed me two books to review: National Park Mystery Series: Stolen Treasures at Pictured Rocks by Mary Morgan, illustrated by Dawn McVay Baumer National Park Mystery Series: The Face at Mount Rushmore by Mary Morgan, illustrated by Dawn McVay Baumer Because they are easy ...
  • Nino Salvaggio’s Pantry Essentials Recently, I had the wonderful opportunity of meeting great people, eating great food and learning great information at the Nino Salvaggio’s Blogger Event. Chef Pete Loren presented Pantry Essentials at the Clinton Township Store located on Hall Rd. My daughter and I along with about 25 other bloggers started the evening with a scavenger hunt which ...
  • Not-Back-To-School Giveaway! Homeschooling in Detroit is all about helping homeschoolers plug-in, connect and find the resources, support and advice they need in their journey. In the spirit of sharing and support, we’d love to hear your best homeschool advice. Do you have a great tip for keeping organized?  How do you evaluate your curriculum needs?  What do you ...
  • Outback Steakhouse Fundraising Event for the Detroit Zoo #OutbackZooNight 11/6 Hello fellow homeschoolers! This is a friendly reminder that Outback invites you to join them at any Detroit area Outback Steakhouse location for the Detroit Zoological Society Give Back Night fundraiser this Thursday, November 6th. Relax and enjoy the fresh flavors at Outback and they’ll proudly donate 15% of your total check to the Detroit Zoo! Just say ...
  • Review: The Mother Company Books About Feelings Sending a big shout out to The Mother Company, from whom I recently received some adorable reading material about preschooler feelings.   These are the people that bring you Ruby’s Studio, a charming little show in the same vein.  View a clip of the show, and see more about the books, here:  “A Little Book About ...
  • ReZoopie Book from the Detroit Zoo and Door to Door Organics {Giveaway} We have an exciting announcement from the Detroit Zoological Society and their partner, Door to Door Organics.  The two companies have paired up to make a ReZoopie® cookbook featuring your favorite animals at the Detroit Zoo and using ingredients from Door to Door Organics. The fun and colorful ReZoopie® cookbook helps you tempt your kids into ...
  • Ruby’s Studio Friendship Show Review and Feelings Giveaway As a homeschooler, have you included character training in your curriculum?  As a second year homeschooling family, I have discovered that character training is very important.  I have tried different methods and I am always researching new ideas.  I was just recently introduced to a brand new episode of the Ruby Studio Series: The Friendship Show.  It ...
  • Save, Spend, and Give Online with Virtual Piggy Are you currently teaching your homeschooler the value of a dollar by learning how to save, spend, and even give online?  I would like to introduce to you Virtual Piggy.  Virtual Piggy, is the “safest” alternative for children to do just this. How does Virtual Piggy work? Parents sign up with their preferred method of payment such ...
  • Saving Face: Online Video Training for Parents {Giveaway} Today’s tweens and teens are often much more tech-savvy than their elders. This doesn’t mean, however, that they are ahead of the game when it comes to staying safe and being responsible online. Even the most tech-savvy kid may need guidance in this area. But while parents do understand the many dangers that exist online, ...
  • Teen Book Review: Glow Glow (Sky Chasers) Author: Amy Kathleen Ryan Age Group: 11+ Genre: Science Fiction Romance Rating: 7 (out of 10) Recommend?: Yes Description: The Empyrean is the only home fifteen year old Waverly has ever known.  As a member of the first generation to be successfully conceived in deep space.  She and her boyfriend, Kieran, will be pioneers of New Earth.  Waverly ...
  • Teen Book Review: The Best Friend by Melody Carlson Title: The Best Friend Author: Melody Carlson Genre: Realistic fiction Plot: “Lishia Vance is totally baffled. One day she has friends. The next day everyone has turned against her. No explanation. Just complete social isolation. Even her best friend Janelle isn’t giving her the time of day. Now she has one goal for her junior year at Kingston High: make ...
  • Teen Book Review: The Jerk Magnet by Melody Carlson Title: The Jerk Magnet Author: Melody Carlson Genre: Realistic fiction Plot: “When Chelsea Martin’s future stepmother helps her transform from gawky and geeky into the hottest girl at her new school, Chelsea is pretty sure it’s the best thing that ever happened to her. But her hot new look has a downside. She’s attracting los of guys who all ...
  • The Recess Family Music Festival is Coming to Meadow Brook Music Festival: Ticket Giveaway! Are your kids a fan of the Laurie Berkner Band, Dan Zanes & Friends, Ralph’s World, Candy Band, The Verve Pipe and the School of Rock? If so, they are in for a big treat.  The Recess Family Music Festival is coming to Meadow Brook Music Festival!  To celebrate this family-friendly music festival, we are giving away ...
  • Win Free Movie Tickets Courtesy of Chuck E. Cheese’s All Through November! Does your family flock have plans to see the “Free Birds” movie? If so, this news will sure ruffle up feathers of excitement! Let Chuck E. treat you to your next movie! In theaters now and just in time for fall holidays, the buddy comedy stars pizza-loving Reggie, voiced by Owen Wilson, and Jake, voiced by Woody ...
  • Win FREE Tickets to the 2012 Midwest Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati Homeschool conventions are a wonderful way to recharge your batteries, learn something new and make new friends too.  The Midwest Homeschool Convention is one of the most popular events of the year for those living in Michigan and surrounding states. Held in Cincinnati on April 19 – 21, this year’s convention has a great line up ...
  • Win Tickets to the Midwest Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati Homeschool conventions are a wonderful way to recharge your batteries, learn something new and make new friends too.  The Midwest Homeschool Convention is one of the most popular events of the year for those living in Michigan and surrounding states. Held in Cincinnati on April 19 – 21, this year’s convention has a great line up ...
  • Winner of the Not Back To School Giveaway Thanks to everyone that left a comment, sharing their best homeschool advice! The winner of a $30 Target Gift Card is Sheri H! Her advice: Only plan out about 6-8 weeks out for your intended goals, so that you do not become overwhelmed. Esp. since “life happens” which undoubtedly will throw everything off. By only have a couple ...
  • {Giveaway} Detroit Zoo & Plum Organics Camp Amazing Sampling Event On Sunday, July 7, the Detroit Zoo is partnering with Plum Organics Baby and Toddler food to promote their Summer tour “Camp Amazing.”  Parents will be able to take part in the event and receive free product samples from Plum Organic. “Plum Organics is a complete line of organic baby foods including fruit puree, toddler snacks, ...
  • {Giveaway} Little Passports World Edition Suitcase Kit I am so excited to share with you an awesome learning program that I think your kids may enjoy.  I was recently introduced to Little Passports. What exactly is Little Passports?  It’s a site dedicated to helping your child learn about the world.  Your children can take a Global Adventure with characters Sam and Sofia.  Depending ...
  • {Giveaway} Time for Kids Grammar Rules Grades 4-6   Homeschooling parents, are you ready to: Perfect your child’s punctuation? Avoid common mistakes? Sharpen their writing skills? Time for Kids: Grammar Rules by Ann Weil and Illustrated by John Joven, is just the ticket to get your 4th through 6th grader writing and speaking like a pro! I am currently utilizing the Grammar Rules workbook with my 5th grader and it ...

 

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