It has taken me a little bit to write up this review as I was waiting on the Teacher lounge to open up so I could use their teacher books that went with the story books. The program is still being built and the teacher workbooks are still being written and added to the site at this time. I have had the pleasure of dealing with one of the founders, Andrew, of this program via email and customer service has been quick, helpful and always friendly.
|The program is call Adventurous Mailbox and contains eight books, they arrived in a neat sturdy box!|
|along with some top secret forms|
|Each child receive a letter along with a card to access their computer lounge where additional resources can be found while using the books|
|The kids were so excited after reading their letter that we drove in to read the first book on Finland together!|
|Currently the countries in the series include Finland, Taiwan, Brazil, Thailand, Greece, Tanzania, two books on Peru. |
I am told more books will be added over time!
|The computer site is full of interesting blogs, written by Crameye and his friends, facts, forums, food, games and resources that relate to the countries|
|In one packet included information on how to understand the tonal Chinese language and kids got to practice writing 'I Love You" in Chinese using step by step instructions|
|MarioFan's attempt at writing Chinese|
|Even I had to give it a try!|
|After reading the book there are comprehensive questions the kids answered, according to the website this section is aimed at 4th to 5th grade level.|
|these were great fun worksheets to learn vocabulary!|
|The information was given in so many ways to help solidify the vocabulary words!|
|there is a writing checklist for kids to refer too that is common core aligned if you are interested in that as well|
|As well as other idea to get children's brain thinking regarding their writing assignments!|
Right now the company is running a special discount just for homeschoolers. Use the coupon code HSadventure at checkout and you will receive access to the Teacher's lounge for free! This is usually a $20 fee. You will also receive a $10 off the Adventurer Package. The total cost of the program is just $69 and you will receive series one (which includes 8 books), lifetime access to Crameye's World and gain access to 100's of lessons in their Teacher's Lounge! This code is good until the end of June!
I receive these books for free in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and comments are honestly given and are based on how my children and I felt and managed the program during the trial period.