As a home educator I am always gathering up resources, Its a hard job to do and I haven't got notes or a curriculum to follow like many teachers do. Due to the way Chloe needs to learn our style of learning is a mix of many to keep her interested and engaged. I had recently came across a new company on twitter that had an amazing educational resource and have offered to share them here with you too. They are called Mysteries in Time:
Mysteries in time is a very exciting monthly subscription box, designed to bring history to life for 7-11 year olds. You are introduced to your adventure with two young characters brother and sister Max and Katie where you can solve a fictional mystery in a real, historic setting amongst lots of interesting and 'clever' activities.
What you get:
- An adventure story book
- History fact booklet
- Puzzles & quizzes
- Colouring in sheets & pencils
- Collectible gift
- Themed bookmark
- Craft pack
- Map (in first pack)
Chloe did a box opening video as she really wanted to show everyone how awesome the package was:
You can paint and decorate the box, Chloe did this activity first:
She really enjoyed reading the fact magazine and filling out the puzzles. We have recently completed a project study on Ancient Egypt so it refreshed her memory.
Chloe loved deciphering the Hieroglyphs and enjoyed creating her own cartouche.
We were very impressed with the quality and variety of activities inside the subscription box, Chloe liked the details in the colouring sheets, especially Anubis, she had taken a great liking to the Egyptian gods and goddesses when we did our study so she was quite taken with the fact that was covered.
Here is a close up of Anubis, Do you know which God he is? (not for the faint hearted)
There was so many activities and souvenirs in the mysteries in time box. You can see how exciting, fun and creative they are!
She especially liked the clay kit and made herself an Ankh:
Chloe finds traditional education methods a task due to her PDA and finding activities that she will participate in can sometimes be difficult, if they look fun, inviting and less demanding she will have a go, if it appears to 'school like' then she will shy away. I think the personal touches made it for her, making her feel rather special and it was so well illustrated and had just enough information that the age bracket prefers.
l personally would recommend this and will be signing up for the subscription as it is a rarity to find a product that has that right balance of educational and fun, most things I have sourced lack the latter. And for many children the 'fun' bit is what captures their hearts and minds and how learning should be. I think it is safe to say that Mysteries in time has certainly managed that.
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* Please note we were gifted Mysteries in time Egyptian box for the purpose of the review.
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