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PINK Active Kyds Premium Kids Leather Tool Belt / Tool Pouch with Steel Hammer Loops for Construction Play, Kids Costumes / Costumes for Kids or Kids Dress Up
PINK Active Kyds Premium Kids Leather Tool Belt / Tool Pouch with Steel Hammer Loops for Construction Play, Kids Costumes / Costumes for Kids or Kids Dress Up
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Price: $29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product!!!, December 13, 2015
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This product far exceeded my expectations. It is sturdy and well-crafted, a smaller, pink version of my husband's professional tool belt. Little girls who are serious about building will love this tool belt!


SPELLING WORKOUT LEVEL B PUPIL EDITION
SPELLING WORKOUT LEVEL B PUPIL EDITION
by MODERN CURRICULUM PRESS
Edition: Paperback
Price: $11.87
52 used & new from $4.13

5.0 out of 5 stars Good spelling series, May 15, 2014
Great product and great service. Helpful series for homeschooling my children. Includes rules for commonly spelled words. Self directed learning.


Kaleidoscope Drawing Pad
Kaleidoscope Drawing Pad
Price: $0.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Great for the kids!, July 13, 2012
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This game keeps my 5 and 7 year old daughters occupied for long stretches of time. Great for when they're lookong for something to entertain themselves.


The Little Blue Book: The Essential Guide to Thinking and Talking Democratic
The Little Blue Book: The Essential Guide to Thinking and Talking Democratic
Offered by Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
Price: $4.99

29 of 99 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Does not help the progressive cause, July 11, 2012
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This book can hardly be taken seriously by anyone looking to advance the progressive agenda. It creates caricatures of the left (fawning hippies joining hands and singing praises to an omnipotent, beneficent government) and the right (sinister, narcissistic evildoers intent on killing us all). Rather than laying out well-formed and logical arguments, it offers trite phraseology with links to communist and socialist websites that will easily be dismissed by those on the right as partisan. It reads more as a statement of already known progressive beliefs than a reasonable and logical argument for those beliefs.
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Solitaire
Solitaire
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this app!, February 28, 2012
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It's free, fun, and User friendly! Great app and one of the games I play the most on my Kindle Fire.


The Bill of Rights: Protecting Our Freedom Then and Now
The Bill of Rights: Protecting Our Freedom Then and Now
Price: $6.64

22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Homeschoolers!, February 27, 2012
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As a homeschooling mother, I am very concerned about bias in the curriculum I choose, particularly when it comes to history and government. Ideally, I should not be able to ascertain the author's political ideology from the published work, and that is definitely the case with this book. I have no idea if Syl Sobel is liberal or conservative.

The book is well-written, and keeps my child's interest. It gives a history of the Constitution, and the reasons the Founders had for adding the Bill of Rights to the Constitution. It also touches on the controversy between Federalists and Anti-Federalists, and explains why some of the Founders were against adding a Bill of Rights to the Constitution.

The book then gives a short synopsis of each of the first Ten Amendments, along with the historical background that led to the need for each amendment.

This book is devoid of political opinion and simply states the facts.


Presidential Elections: And Other Cool Facts
Presidential Elections: And Other Cool Facts
by Syl Sobel
Edition: Paperback
45 used & new from $0.01

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for Homeschoolers!, February 27, 2012
As a homeschooling mother, I am very concerned about bias in the curriculum I choose, particularly when it comes to history and government. Ideally, I should not be able to ascertain the author's political ideology from the published work, and that is definitely the case with this book. I have no idea if Syl Sobel is liberal or conservative.

The book is well-written, and keeps my child's interest. Sobel masterfully simplifies the election processes that are sometimes confusing for adults, such as the electoral college, the popular vote, and their places in the electoral process. He gives a concise history of the election process and why it is the way it is. He touches on first ladies and gives a few trivial tidbits about various presidents (i.e., the youngest president elected, the oldest president elected, presidents who were related to other presidents, etc.).

Sobel gives equal time to both conservatives and liberals, and he neither endorses nor villifies any party. This book is purely factual and devoid of opinion.

This would have been a five-star review but for one glaring inaccuracy in the book. Sobel says that the United States is a democracy. A democracy is rule by the people. In the United States, the people democratically elect officials to represent them in governmnent, making the United States a Democratic Republic. This inaccuracy, however, was not a deal-breaker for me. I pointed out the error to my child and was able to discuss the differences between a democracy and a democratic republic, and it made for a very teachable moment.


How the U.S. Government Works
How the U.S. Government Works
by Syl Sobel
Edition: Paperback
75 used & new from $0.01

22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for Homeschoolers, February 27, 2012
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As a homeschooling mother, I am very concerned about bias in the curriculum I choose, particularly when it comes to history and government. Ideally, I should not be able to ascertain the author's political ideology from the published work, and that is definitely the case with this book. I have no idea if Syl Sobel is liberal or conservative.

The book is well-written, and keeps my child's interest. Sobel masterfully simplifies the sometimes complex relationships between branches of government, the Constitutional responsibilities of government, and the limitations of government. He uses examples from a child's everyday life to draw comparisons to government workings.

This would have been a five-star review but for one glaring inaccuracy in the book. Sobel says that the United States is a democracy. A democracy is rule by the people. In the United States, the people democratically elect officials to represent them in governmnent, making the United States a Democratic Republic. This inaccuracy, however, was not a deal-breaker for me. I pointed out the error to my child and was able to discuss the differences between a democracy and a democratic republic, and it made for avery teachable moment.
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Gorgeous Core with Suzanne Bowen
Gorgeous Core with Suzanne Bowen
DVD ~ Suzanne Bowen
Offered by Bowen Productions LLC
Price: $12.99
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great workout!, September 4, 2010
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Suzanne Bowen never fails to disappoint! This is a rigorous workout, and one that will leave you feeling healthy and empowered! Suzanne is encouraging throughout the video, the exercises are focused, the video quality is excellent, and you will DEFINITELY feel the effects! It's done wonders helping me bounce back from the birth of my third child. And for a great prenatal workout, check out Suzanne Bowen's Long and Lean Prenatal Workout!


Apples to Oregon: Being the (Slightly) True Narrative of How a Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, and Cherries (and Children) Across the Plains
Apples to Oregon: Being the (Slightly) True Narrative of How a Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, and Cherries (and Children) Across the Plains
by Deborah Hopkinson
Edition: Paperback
Price: $7.99
72 used & new from $2.27

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great tall tale, fun to read, December 23, 2008
My two-year-old wasn't particularly interested in this book, but my four-year-old loved it. The story is loosely based on the story of a pioneer man's journey to move are great number of fruit trees and his large family to Oregon. It is told from the first-person viewpoint of one of his daughters, who uses rich and folksy imagery to humorously convey the many hardships suffered (mostly by the fruit trees) on the trail. Reading the book aloud makes me inadvertently speak with a Southern accent.

Tall tales are a great way to introduce exaggeration and humor in literature, and is a genre that pre-schoolers and school-age children tend to appreciate.


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