I wanted to share about how helpful Usborne Internet-Linked books have been in our homeschooling. These resources are what you come to expect from Usborne with colorful illustrations and loads of information, but with them you can also access super fun and equally informative websites relating to the material covered in the book. You simply go to the Usborne book website, enter a page number from the book and up pop the links. Most impressive to me so far is that I have yet to click on a bad link. Seriously. One of the books we have was first published in 2004 and even today the links still send us to legitimate sites. Impressive, huh? Shows me that Usborne is serious and cares about the resources it provides us.
This has been a wonderful companion to our SOTW Vol I studies this year. Just today we finished up our SOTW reading about life in ancient Greece, perused the Usborne book’s offerings on the subject and then hit the computer to check out the links. The boys had great fun on one interactive site learning about the Olympics and Greek drama, and on another they saw examples of an ancient Greek home and played a game where they put members of the household in the correct rooms.
We are also currently working on a human body study with this book as one of our main resources. Today we covered the topic of our blood. One of the sites we visited had a game where the boys learned how to type someone’s blood and give surgery patients the correct blood type before their operation. Then we saw a site that had a virtual tour of someone going to a blood center and donating. So fun, so interesting and so engaging! This kind of stuff helps balance out the “book learning” and keep my boys excited about school.
I’m not affiliated with Usborne in any way, not trying to sell a product, just sharing something that has helped us in our homeschooling. :) For more Helpful Homeschool Hints visit Many Little Blessings.