Jeepneed Circuit Lab-in-a-Box

I mentioned Jeepneed briefly when I posted about the Philippine Homeschool Conference 2016. We bought the Pocket Microscope then and it has  truly helped us in our Science discoveries at home. A few days ago, I was once again able to come across Jeepneed and get to know the company a little better. Not only that, I was able to try out their Lab-in-a-Box kit.

Jeepneed makes adventures in Science more accessible for homeschooling parents like me. For the past years that we’ve been learning about Science in our homeschool, one of the major challenges is collecting all materials needed to perform experiments at home. Since my daughter was learning about electricity, I opted to buy the Circuit Lab box for her.

Inside the box, there are batteries, LED lights, copper tape, electrical tape and instructions for 5 expeditions or activities your child can accomplish.

(photo courtesy of jeepneed.com)

At the beginning, she tried to light up the LED using 1.5V of batteries.

Then she tried to make a simple circuit.

Watch the video on how she put the simple circuit together.

It took her less than 20 minutes to finish the expedition and she enjoyed the whole process.
Along with the materials, a simple instruction manual came with the expedition and there were some concept lessons being taught as well. It was simple and easy to understand.

Currently, Jeepneed has 6 labs that you can purchase individually or through subscription:


(photo courtesy of jeepneed.com)

 

 – Outdoors Lab

 – Circuit Lab

 – Space Lab

 – Health Lab

 – Kitchen Chem Lab

– Soap Mixtures Lab

Jeepneed is such a great tool for homeschool parents as they make adventures in Science more accessible to everyone! Aside from that, Jeepneed also helps out in public schools by letting them experience Science in a fun way. As they reach 100 subscriptions, it means 1000 students served. What a great way to help build our nation, isn’t it?

How much does the subscriptions cost?

1 month is 750 pesos

3 months is 2100 pesos

6 months is 3780 pesos

12 months is 6000 pesos

Be sure to check out their website or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/jeepneed/  for more information about their subscription packages and other products.

 

 

 

Cetaphil Restoraderm Skin Restoring Body Moisturiser

Last year, my daughter started having rough and dry skin all over her hands. I have her checked by pedia to be sure that it isn’t something else but skin eczema. When we were sure, he gave us a sample of Cetaphil Restoraderm Skin Restoring Body Moisturiser and she applied it 2-3 times  a day. She only uses a pinch of the lotion and apply it on the dry skin.  After less than a week of use, we have seen a big improvement and eventually, her hand healed.

When the sample pouch ran out, I researched online where I can buy Cetaphil Restoraderm. I saw that it was sold through Lazada. But I wanted to get it personally and I was really glad to have found it in Rustans Fresh Supermarket inside Ayala Alabang Village. Though a bit pricey than our usual lotion, we are truly glad to have found something that works for my daughter’s dry and itchy skin.

 

Our Epoch PocketSpa Experience

Allergic rhinitis is common in our household. Sometimes, it gets bad and my daughter takes antihistamine chewable tablets every now and then. She also uses the inhaler once in a while. When I heard about EpochEssential Oils diffuser and how it has helped a friend’s family, I was curious and tried to find out more about it.

According to Wikipedia, “An oil is “essential” in the sense that it contains the “essence of” the plant’s fragrance”. I had no prior experience with essential oils and was a bit apprehensive to try it out since it is a bit costly and is out of my budget. But because I have spent a bigger amount of money buying oral medicines and want to try something that is chemical free to help my family, I invested in an Epoch Mini Mist Diffuser which is more commonly called PocketSpa.

The package that I bought is the PocketSpa and it comes with a 15ml essential oil of my choice. I chose the lavender oil as it aids the body against asthma and can have antihistamine effects. It also aids in sleeping.

It is very easy to use. Just need to add one drop of the essential oil to the water container that they will provide and add distilled water. Please take note that the Mini Mist Diffuser is very sensitive so it is important not to use tap water and use distilled water.  Fill the water reservoir with the mixture. Slide the front panel and out comes the mist. The mist is cool and fragrant. Each session lasts 30 seconds. The Mini Mist Diffuser uses 4 AAA batteries.

The ultrasonic mist diffuser uses electronic frequencies and causes the water to vibrate and breaking the oil into very fine mist  thus allowing our lungs to absorb the oil easily.

My daughter sniffs every morning and evening. Thankfully, it has helped lessen her allergic rhinitis. She used to have colds the whole day but we have noticed significant improvements as she doesn’t have clogged nose or colds anymore.

We also bring the PocketSpa everywhere we go. When we go to public places and there are people who smoke, we can immediately use the PocketSpa to ward off the smell.

There are several other essential oils that are available in the market like the Burst, Brisk, and Peppermint. I look forward to buying them and experiencing their natural healing effects.

There is also a Full Package where you can buy the 8 essential oils available and get the Epoch Room Diffuser along with it.

If you are interested or have any questions, please leave a comment.

Teaching Textbooks Math 7 Review

My daughter has never been a fan of Math, so as we were approaching higher Math levels in our homeschooling, I was getting apprehensive about which curriculum she would use. She used Singapore Math during her primary school years but we both wanted to shift to something that she could do on her own and at the same time, make Math easier to understand . We’ve tried several other Math programs before but they didn’t work for her so we wanted to try Teaching Textbooks.

Teaching Textbooks is a Math curriculum which comes in CD format and/or physical book format. It starts from 3rd grade Math until Pre-Calculus.  There is a placement test your child can take so you can be sure which level suits child.

We purchased a pre-loved copy of the Teaching Textbooks Math 7 from another homeschooling family. We got the complete set  which includes the self-grading CDs, Textbook and Answer Keys.

The Math 7 curriculum has 4 CDs and each CD contains around 25 lessons each. There is a total of 117 lessons. Each lesson starts with a lecture with someone explaining the concepts. The narrator is able to explain the problem in an interesting and non-boring manner. The lecture is interactive allowing the student to answer the questions by typing. After lecture, there are 5 practice sets followed by around 25 problems that she needs to solve . The answers are checked on the spot and if student gets it wrong, there is an option where the student can watch the correct solution. There is also a gradebook which records all the quizzes and grades of the student.

My daughter thinks Teaching Textbooks is an awesome way to study math! Hearing that from her is enough to confirm that this product is worth buying.

I personally like Teaching Textbooks because it fosters independence in my daughter. It also dispels my fear of being unable to teach higher Math to my homeschoolers. I also like it that the technical support responds promptly to my inquiries through email.

After several years of homeschooling my children, I am glad to have finally found the Math curriculum that fits my daughter’s needs.

Mom 24/7 2017 Planner

It’s that time of the year again… when planners for the new year are widely available. As a mom, I need a planer which has enough space for me to write about my own goals and even my children’s schedule. I am so happy that Mommy Mundo has made a planner especially for moms, the Mom 24/7 2017 Planner!

Take a peek at the pages inside…


The planner is available at mommymundo.com/shop, or you can buy it in select Fully Booked outlets or order www.milkandhoney.ph !