We were excited when Jill asked us review Enchanted Homeschooling Mom’s
new Member’s Only Website. I (Pam) have been following Enchanted Homeschooling Mom for about a year now. She has put out great packs, which we have used off and on over the year. She makes great stuff and puts a lot of time and money into them.
Like most of us, the economy has affected their family and she has had to create a ‘Members Only’ website which is where all of her creations will be (You can read her post about it HERE). Jill is going to charge just a $15 ONE TIME fee to have access to all her amazing work. As it stands right now her website has over 110 creations (ranging from curriculum to single page printables). That means as of today, if Jill were to not add any more creations to her Members Only website each printable would be $0.14 a piece. With every new creation that she adds the price for each printable will go down in it’s overall cost you paid per item. Both Lisa and I went ahead each did a review!
So, I have to be honest, I am not really a big pre-k pack person. I know, Pam makes the best packs and I don’t even use all of them. My boys just don’t sit long enough for me to put all that work into it! When I was asked to review and look over the materials in EHM members only website, I didn’t expect to find a whole lot that would be practical for us. I was very wrong! There is a huge range of activities for a large range of ages. Davis is really advanced in math, and I worry about him getting bored and not learning anything this year. I printed off he Lego Harry Potter Pack he loved doing the activities or “homework” as he called it. If only they stayed this excited for homework later in life
Beckham wanted to be in on the action too!
Who doesn’t love to do Math with their tongue out? Davis really dug doing these pages and wanted even more “homework.” It kept him and Becks busy for about an hour! Davis was still working on his pack when Caleb came home, and in Caleb’s words it was “no fair.” So, I printed off the Lego Pirates Pack for Caleb. This was just challenging enough for Caleb at the start of 3rd grade.
The site is really easy to navigate and is very organized. Plus, you just click on the printable and you can print it. It’s fast and really easy. There is even a section with cub scout materials – Score! I think my favorite printable though was the reading log. All of Caleb’s reading charts have focused on minutes read and it drives me crazy that Caleb just reads for his minutes, not for the story. I printed off the Lego reading chart (which he is really excited about because its Lego)! I am really excited about it too, because it’s organized by books read. I love it! I really am trying to get Caleb engaging in stories and I think this chart is really going to help! He is almost finished with his first book this school year and he can’t wait to add a finished date to the chart! I also loved the Magic Tree House book report form. It’s totally usable with all of the books and will really help with story comprehension. I can only imagine how helpful these activities and packs would be for people who homeschool! Even as a non-homeschooler though, I found a lot of fun activities for my kiddos. The longer I looked, the more I found that I got really excited about. There are some awesome Social Studies resources for learning the states, there are sight word flashcards, and all sorts of forms and charts for staying organized! $15 for a lifetime membership is a steal! I know we will be back!
I chose to do one of the lessons out of the Berenstain Bears curriculum! We have actually done some of the lessons over the past year. It’s such a great way to teach the kids and I love love love the Berenstain Bear books and cartoons!
I even saved my collection from when I was a kid for my boys – see!
Anyways, another reason I decided to do the Berenstain Bears – Give Me the Gimmies book, is because my Nathan as been thinking he needs something EVERY time we go to the store. I give him the same talk about want vs need.. but it just isn’t sticking. So, one day when I had his cousin over I pulled out the book and Berenstain Bears Pack Pt 1 (89 pages in just the first Pt of the Pack) and we “played” for a while.
I did find part of the curriculum to be a bit advanced for Nathan (he’s only 4). But, I just helped him and simplified some of the math part. The curriculum will give you great discussion questions and referred you to you tube videos, which is super helpful!
I think Jill’s Members Only website is SO worth it! I totally plan on going through all her Berenstain Bear Curriculum over the next year. Nathan’s at such an imperative age to teach all these life lessons to and it’s so great having a visual way of teaching it! Plus, majority of available “packs” out there are for younger aged kids (Pre-K and K) and Jill has created more advanced packs and curriculum, which let’s be honest, is more work. I’m so excited for Nathan to be able to grow into a lot of her stuff!
Jill is also nice enough to offer a giveaway for one LIFETIME Membership to her Members Only Website! Giveaway will end next Wednesday at midnight! Enter below using Rafflecopter (it’s our first time using Rafflecopter – let me know if you have problems)!
GOODLUCK and THANKS Jill for allowing us to do this review and giveaway!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Disclosure: I was provided with a personal membership at no cost by Enchanted Homeschooling Mom in order to access the Member’s Only Website to review her products’ and give my own personal opinions on them. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by Enchanted Homeschooling Mom or the free access provided.