Monday, July 18, 2011
TOS Homeschool Crew
I am excited to announce that I am now an official member of the TOS Homeschool Crew! TOS stands for The Old Schoolhouse and is a homeschooling company that offers homeschoolers a variety of resources and encouragement. As a member of the Crew I will get opportunities to try many different homeschool resources such as curriculum, games, and books at no cost to me. I will then share with you, my readers, what I thought of the products I used by posting my review here on my blog. While I am not getting paid for the review, I am able to sample, and sometimes keep, the products I review for free. So I want to be upfront about that.
Up until now (except for the one TOS review I did to apply for this position - TOS Review: The Curiosity Files) everything I have posted about has been things I have personally researched and used. I only post about things that are helpful homeschooling my daughter who has Down Syndrome. My blog will still be just that. Other than posts that begin with "TOS Review", you can know that I personally researched, purchased and liked the product or idea I am posting about. None of that will ever change.
However, that does not mean that my TOS Review posts will be that much different. It was obvious with my first TOS Review post, that The Curiosity Files unit study was very adaptable and helpful for Gess. See, that's the best part. Now that I am on the crew I will simply have access to more great products that I might not have otherwise known were available. The best part is that once I find them and use them, I get to share them with all of you!
Of course I am not silly enough to believe that every curriculum or product I am asked to review will be perfect for a child with special needs. That's alright though, because I will still be able to share what audience I think it will benefit. Most families have more than one child and will hopefully find something useful out of what I post!
I am very anxious to start the year. I can not wait to begin working with the products that the TOS Homeschool Crew will get to review! They have some really great ones coming in this year and I just know that Gess and I will have lots of fun with them! I hope you enjoy my posts and benefit from it as well. So be watching for posts that have the TOS Homeschool Crew banner on them to see what new things we will find this year!