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“You’re such a fun mom!” People used to say it to me all the time. But the fact was, I wasn’t really a FUN mom, I was a hands-on mom. I’m not good at getting in the floor and playing with my kids or telling hilarious stories. I am good at organizing fun activities for my kiddos to enjoy. When we first started homeschooling, we did hands-on science activities and experiments, celebrated silly holidays and took amazing field trips.
As my kids got older and more of my kiddos joined our homeschool, that faded.
I was overwhelmed with trying to figure out how to teach all three of my kiddos at the same time. With a high schooler, middle schooler and elementary kiddo, it was a lot of work. It felt like I was running in circles all day.
I started noticing that my youngest wasn’t getting the same experiences my older kiddos had. Somehow, I had started focusing so much on high school that I was doing the bare minimum with my little guy, which wasn’t fair to him.
I realized, although I love to plan hands-on activities, I simply didn’t have the time to do that anymore. Simply put, I can’t spend hours on Pinterest, looking for fun science activities, then run to ten different stores finding the supplies I’ll need, and then actually find the time to teach my little guy. It just wasn’t realistic anymore.
But…I knew I know kids learn best through hands-on activities, so I started looking for a curriculum that did the work for me.
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When our BookShark Science B Package arrived on our doorstep, I knew I’d found exactly what I’d been looking for. The lessons were simple yet engaging. It was packed full of hands-on activities and experiments, but all the hard work was done for me! In a nutshell, it was a dream come true for a busy homeschool mom like myself.
5 Reasons I’m LOVING BookShark Science
Hands-On Science Activities:
Like I said, I knew we needed more hands-on learning but I simply didn’t have the energy to make it happen. When we opened our box of science goodies, my kiddo just dove right in. He loved the magnets but was intrigued about what other experiments we would do with the supplies in the box. (Spoiler Alert: The 30 major experiments center around water, magnets, light and mirrors. There’s literally an activity for everyone!)
The best part about these hands-on science activities is that every single supply you need will be ready and waiting in a compact box, that’s easy to store. The step-by-step instructions and included DVD make it a breeze to teach.
Open & Go:
There’s nothing better than a curriculum that takes all of the work out of homeschooling for you and BookShark Science does just that!
No more wondering when to teach what. BookShark science has an easy-to follow schedule that shows you what books to read, which experiments to do and which videos to watch.
There is literally NO prep work needed!
4 Day Schedule:
Let’s be honest: scheduling a 5 day homeschool week can be exhausting. It leaves you no room for sick days, last minute vacations or to run errands.
When I realized than 4 day homeschool weeks could help reduce my stress, my whole homeschool world changed. No more struggling to fit in everything I need to do, trying to get caught up or feeling overwhelmed all the time.
High Quality Literature:
Y’all know I love high quality books, so this one is one HUGE perk of BookShark Science. It comes with all the books you need to really bring your science curriculum to life.
From Usborne to DK books, these are top of the line literature picks, designed to reinforce the lessons and help the kiddos really understand each lesson.
Curious Kids Love It:
So many science curriculum require kids to study the same topic for an entire year. Let’s be real: that gets old, quick! With BookShark Science, we’re studying meteorology, biology, electricity, soil science, astronomy, physiology, and hydrology, all in one year!
It’s perfect for kiddos who want to learn about everything around them and not just one topic! I especially love this approach with younger kids because it shows me exactly what they’re interested in and introduces them to concepts and ideas that really make them think.
If you’re looking for an easy-to-use science curriculum that’s jam-packed with hands-on science activities, amazing books and ready-to-go worksheets, you can’t miss BookShark Science!