Beric the Briton by: Heirloom Audio Productions ~ Review

 Beric The Briton Heirloom Audio Productions Review

Heirloom Audio Productions brings history to life in yet another great radio drama. This time it is an adaptation of G.A. Henty’s Beric the Briton. I have done several other Heirloom Audio Production reviews that are all part of “The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. Henty” series like With Lee in Virginia and The Dragon and The Raven. Just like those, Beric the Briton will not disappoint!

Who is Heirloom Audio Productions?

They are a company that is committed to bringing history to life in a way that the entire family can enjoy. I never have to worry about my kids being exposed to language or other questionable content while listening to their products. The violence included  is only for the sake of history and is not gory  or overly dramatic. Each story also incorporates a moral message and focuses on what God has done in our past history. They have truly family safe productions.

Each story is so well told by a team of quality actors and artists that you really feel like you are living the adventure. We are at the edge of our seats waiting to hear what happen next. We usually listen on car rides and hate it when we get to our destination before the story is complete. Each one of us love the stories from the five year old to the driving daddy. The sound effects and the vocal dramatics really help you feel like you are right there at the scene of the battle.

Another important detail is the quality of the physical product itself. Every CD set that I have received has come in a durable hard case. Each case contains two discs (each with half the audio on them). The cases a beautifully designs and have great graphics. They are fashionable and functional. They keep the CD’s well protected.


Each audio drama also includes a study guide as a digital bonus. Beric the Briton’s study guide is 48 pages designed to bring the story to life even more. It includes the e-book of Beric the Briton, study questions, printable cast poster, and inspirational poster with a quote from Julius.

Now About the Audio Drama Story!!!!!

Beric the Briton is a 2 1/2 hr audio adventure that takes place during the Roman invasion of the ancient Britannia. Beric and his best friend Bodouc get caught in the middle of the invasion and have many frightening and fierce adventures such as, being captured by the Romans, training as gladiators, serving the Emperor Nero, and many more. As the story wraps up, Beric and Bodouc are forced to reflect upon their pagan cultures past and discover to true source of forgiveness.

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ArtAchieve Draw The World Entire Level 1 – Review

 Art Lessons for Children ArtAchieve Review

We have added some artistic fun to our summer with ArtAchieve and The Draw the World Entire Level 1 course. We love it!!!It has also helped bring some structure and learning to our summer off. It is super flexible and has fit right in to our crazy schedule.

 Art Lessons for Children ArtAchieve Review

ArtAchieve believes that everyone can be an artist with a little time and a little learning. Their program teaches basic and essential skills through online lessons and tutoring. It is more than just art, it also give a brief geography and biology lesson with each creature creation.

They offer several levels of lessons so there is something for every student…Beginner to advanced. Make sure to check out the products available in each level to see what peaks your artist’s interest. It was really hard for use to decide since there were so many fun projects.

You can purchase each project individually, as a bundle of a few products, as and Entire Level bundle, or the entire curriculum access.

Art Lessons for Children ArtAchieve Review
We ended up choosing the Entire Level 1 bundle a $27 value. Included in this bundle are eleven projects. Our 1st two picks were Level 1-Art Lesson 4 & 5. The Dragonfly from Ecuador and The Haitian Gecko. ArtAchieve also has several free tutorials you should check out!

The curriculum lessons include four sections. The first section is a PowerPoint lesson that includes a brief example of ways that you can customize your project, a section about the animal in the project, where the project comes from ie..Haiti, goals and instructions for the lesson, supplies, warm-ups, lots of helpful hints, and step-by-step drawing instructions.


Next is the warm-up download that includes printable copies of the warm-up exercises described in the PowerPoint lesson.


There is also a video that talks about and demonstrates the project. we had fun with the music from the area studied haha!

Last is the printout of the project. This was super helpful to get even the little involved in the art. She loved coloring the page and one of the other girls used it as a template to trace using graphite paper.


We used the curriculum within our home with our students but it would also work great in a COOP or school setting. It would make a fun drawing party or a girls night out activity. It was fun seeing the different takes on the same project. Everyone had their own interpretation.

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We have really enjoyed going through the lessons and look forward to finishing the rest of the projects. It is nice that this curriculum doesn’t require any outside prep. As long as you have art supplies on hand it is really plug and play. haha

With our super busy summer schedule it is sometimes hard to have free time activities if I have to prepare anything for them. We have had fun just sitting down together and learning while creating!

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Self-Paced Bible by Veritas Press Review


Old and New Testament Online Self-Paced Bible Veritas Review
Are you looking for an interactive and fun way to get your kids interested in studying the Bible? If so, look no farther than Self-Paced Bible by Veritas Press! Thanks to TOS crew I get to review another great product!

Veritas Press offers several “self-paced” curriculum including history, Bible, and Omnibus (history, theology, & literature from a biblical view). As well as other on-line curriculum, and the subscription. (I received the subscription.)

Old and New Testament Online Self-Paced Bible Veritas Review
Veritas Press is an award winning curriculum that found a better way for kids to become excited about learning. It is used by many homeschools and classical Christian education systems.

I love their mission statement! “Restoring Our Culture for Christ…One young heart and mind at a time!” That truly expresses my desire for my kids lives to be Christ centered and the reason that I am so involved in children’s ministries within my denomination. Children are the present and future of our churches and our nation. I have seen many families turned around because of one child having a desire to be at church and from there changing the way they live. The best way to do that is to get kids excited for Christ and teaching them what His word says. That can often be a hard to do when they don’t understand the Bible or during some of the dryer books.

 Old and New Testament Online Self-Paced Bible Veritas Review

That is where Self-Paced Bible comes in! It brings the stories to life through videos that are realistic and fun. My children sometimes get tired of the cartoon Bible stories. At Veritas Press they used real actors in combination with imagination to teach the stories. A great combination!


Old and New Testament Online Self-Paced Bible Veritas Review
I received the Subscription which gave me 1 yr access to all three self-paced modules which are Old Testament 1: Genesis to Joshua, Old Testament 2: Judges to Kings, and New Testament 1: The Gospels.  Also coming soon are Chronicles to Malachi and Acts to Revelation.

This option also allows you to set up multiple children and track individual student progress. A great option for the entire family to use.


Old and New Testament Online Self-Paced Bible Veritas Review
Each of the self-paced cources has 128 lessons covering 32 biblical events. They include the interactive teaching, games, & video. Songs are included to help with chronology of events.  The course will help your student/s become familiar with different stories and lessons in the Bible, as well as, memorize names, dates, places, and how God worded in the biblical times. It is more than just reading the pages in a Bible. It brings the stories to life in multi-sensory ways that promote learning in fun and exciting ways.

Old and New Testament Online Self-Paced Bible Veritas Review
Here is the kicker, Each unit is $179. But, you can have a free trial of the subscription by clicking here. It is a bit on the expensive side, but to me it is worth the price since it is the most important subject that can be taught. Teaching your kids to have a life long relationship with Christ and learning His word so that they can have a hungry for it.

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