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Top Picks - Educational Products & Gifts

Thinking of buying homeschool curriculum, or supplemental books, or educational toys and games for your children? Your Homeschooling Guide offers her top picks for homeschooling related products in this ongoing resource section.

Alaska History and Activity Books
Children all over America are required to study the history and geography of their state, usually in the 4th grade. Here are books to help homeschoolers of Alaska accomplish this task.

Woodworking Kits
Maybe you don't have your own woodshop out back, but kids can try their hand at woodworking with these kits. The kits range from creating your own projects, to specific projects, to wood-burning, to motorized wooden models.

St. Patrick's Day Activity Books and Stickers
St. Patrick's Day is on March 17th. Here are top picks of St. Patrick's Day themed activity and resource books and themed stickers.

VTech Learning Systems
Kids will be learning without realizing it while playing with these exciting electronic learning systems. These are all made by VTech and are of exceptional quality.

2006 Winter Olympics Stickers, Awards and Incentives - Olympics Themed Units
The 2006 Winter Olympic Games will begin on February 10. Here are top picks of Olympic themed Stickers, Awards and Incentives.

Travel Activity Books for Kids
Make car trips with kids fun and educational with these Travel Activity Books. A little planning can make for a more enjoyable trip!

2006 Winter Olympics Resource Books - Olympics Themed Units - Grades 4-6
The 2006 Winter Olympic Games will begin on February 10. Here are top picks of Olympic themed activity and resource books for grades 4-6.

2006 Winter Olympics Resource Books - Olympics Themed Units - Grades K-3
The 2006 Winter Olympic Games will begin on February 10. Here are top picks of Olympic themed activity and resource books for grades K-3.

State History and Activity Books
Children all over America are required to study the history and geography of their state, usually in the 4th grade. Here are my top picks of state history and activity books to help homeschoolers accomplish this task.

Crab Products and Apparel - Crab items to enrich your Crab Unit Study
Here are some fun items to enrich your Crab study. From puppets, to t-shirts, to jewelry, there's something for everyone.

Spelling Games
Being a good speller takes a solid phonics foundation and lots of practice. Here are some fun and educational spelling games that will help to build your children's spelling skills.

Smackers "Make Your Own" Kits
These Smackers "Make Your Own" Kits mix crafts and science while providing fun and entertainment. Girls mix their own products, decorate the jars, and then create a label and name for their creation.

Science Kits for ages 4+
Here are science kits for your younger scientists. Watch their faces light up as they try these fun experiments. These kits are for ages 4 and up with adult supervision.

Magazines for Preschoolers
Here are some magazines for your younger kids. Even the little ones love to get magazines every month. These magazines are designed for babies, toddlers and early learners.

Scrapbook Kits for Kids
A scrapbook is a perfect way for your kids to capture the memories of their homeschooling years. These are kits for kids to assemble and decorate their own scrapbooks.

Magazines for Girls
Magazines encourage reading and broaden the horizons of kids. These magazines are designed for girls or appeal to girls, ages 5 to 14.

Seahorse Books - Seahorse books to enrich your Seahorse Unit Study
Enrich your seahorse study with these fun, educational and informative Seahorse books.

Science Kits - Magnets
Kids love magnets - they're so intriguing and fun to play with. Kids will learn many scientific principles with these magnet kits while enjoying hours of exploration and entertainment.

Seahorse Seahorse Products and Apparel
Here are some fun items to enrich your seahorse study. From puppets, to t-shirts, to jewelry, there's something for everyone.

Numbers and Counting Toys
These are my top picks for electronic toys to help children learn their numbers and counting. Many other electronic toys include numbers and counting amongst many other activities, but these focus specifically on these skills.

Magazines for Boys
Magazines encourage reading and broaden the horizons of kids. These magazines are designed for boys or appeal to boys, ages 5 to 14.

Math Games - Money
Help kids grasp the practical money skills they need for daily life with these fun and educational math games. The levels range from coin recognition, to counting money and making change, to learning about stocks and financial investments.

Thanksgiving Books - Top Picks for Children's Thanksgiving Books
Learn about the Thanksgiving Holiday through children's books. Thanksgiving is a time for celebrating and being thankful for family and friends.

Make Your Own Diary Kits
Keeping a diary, or journal, is an important part of writing and a good way for homeschoolers to get in their daily writing practice. With these creative kits, kids can decorate and personalize their own diaries.

Learning Language Arts Through Literature
Learning Language Arts Through Literature is a complete language arts program for first grade through high school. Using an integrated approach to learning, students learn the skills appropriate for each grade level in the context of real literature.

Advent Calendars for Kids - Countdown to Christmas
Top Advent Calendars for Kids - Advent calendars for kids to countdown to Christmas with a surprise for every day.

'Keeping in Touch' Kits
Keeping in touch with friends and relatives is more fun with these kits to create your own cards, stationery, address books and day planner. Letter writing is a great way for homeschoolers to practice their writing skills.

Maps, Charts and Graphs
Maps, Charts and Graphs

Guide Picks - Top Woodburning Kits
Woodburning is fun for your older students. Try some of the projects in these woodburning kits.

Klutz Science Books
Klutz makes many exciting books that make learning fun! These are my top picks of their science related products. The projects and experiments will truly amaze your budding scientists and entertain them for hours!

Kid-sized Gardening Tools
Kids love to dig in the dirt. They love to water their seeds and care for their gardens. It's fun to see their faces light up when they see their first sprout. Here are my top 10 picks for kids-sized gardening tools.

Calendars for Kids
Calendars can be more than just about what day it is. These top picks for kids encourage creativity and learning. These calendars will bring enjoyment year round!

Bubble Products and Books
Bubbles intrigue both young and old. Here are my top picks to make the most of your bubble exploration.

Candle Making Kits
Discover the lost art of candle making. Have fun making different types of candles, painting candles and making collage candles with these fun kits.

Hands-on Math for Young Children
Give young mathematicians a good foundation with these hands-on math resources using common household objects, felt boards and dominoes.

Chemistry Sets
Explore the world of Chemistry with these exciting Chemistry sets. They range from small sets with a few experiments, to larger sets with up to 1500 experiments.

Hands-on Math for Grades 6-12
Is your student having trouble understanding the concepts of Algebra and other upper math concepts? These are my top picks of hands-on resources for the upper grades.

Charlotte Mason Homeschooling Books
Charlotte Mason was an innovative educator who developed a unique approach to education. Many homeschoolers are using her approach to teach their children. These are my top picks of books using the Charlotte Mason Method.

Hands-on History - Medieval Times
Bring history to life with some hands-on fun. These are my top picks for hands-on learning for Medieval Times. The products range from puzzles, to games, to crafts, to building sets and more.

Classical Education Books
Dorothy Sayers well-known essay "The Lost Tools of Learning" is the basis of the new classical Christian education movement. These are my top picks of books on the Classical Education Method.

Cookbooks for Young Chefs
Kids love to cook and serve meals and goodies to family and friends. Every kitchen that has kids should have a couple kids cookbooks to keep them interested and excited about learning this necessary skill. These are my top choices for cookbooks for kids.

Hands-on Geography: Globes
Bring geography to life with some hands-on fun. These are my top picks for world globes to help children understand geography and get a grasp on where things are in the world.

Hands-on History - Egyptian Games
Bring history to life with hands-on fun. These are my top picks for Ancient Egypt games.

Design Your Own Clock Kits
Make your own clocks with these kits. Kids have a lot of fun showing off their creativity by designing their own clocks.

Hands-on Geography Activity Books
Bring geography to life with hands-on activities and projects. These are my top picks for hands-on project and activity books to enrich your homeschool study of geography.

Electronic ABC and Phonics Games
Help children learn their alphabet and beginning phonics with these fun electronic games. These learning games will keep children entertained for hours with their cute characters, lights and sounds.

Gardening Books for Young Gardeners
Gardening is a great way to get outdoors and yet still accomplish learning - and it's great exercise too! Here are some great books to give you ideas and plans to get the kids involved in the garden.

Garden Crafts
Add some personality to your garden with these craft kits for personalized stepping stones, bells, wind chimes, sundials and more. Pick flowers and leaves from your garden, press them and make handmade cards and gifts.

Educational Stocking Stuffers
These inexpensive educational items make great stocking stuffers. They range from little cookbooks, to education card games, to pencil sets, and more.

Hands-on Geography
Bring geography to life with some hands-on fun. These are my top picks for hands-on learning for geography.

Hands-on Math for Grades 1-6
Math concepts come to life when taught with hands-on, everyday objects. These are my top picks for hands-on math resources for the elementary grades.

Medieval Times Literature
Many homeschoolers teach history using literature instead of a curriculum or along with their curriculum. Here are top picks of Medieval Times literature.

Medieval Times Unit Study and Activity Books
Bring history to life with a unit study on Medieval Times. These are my top picks for hands-on themes, activity books and unit study books for Medieval Times.

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