Monday, August 6, 2012

HEV Review and Giveaway

Have you ever hear of HEV?  If you are a homeschooling family, you need to check it out!  I was recently contacted by the husband and wife team behind the operation, John and Claudia, who wanted me to share their great site with you all, and they are even sponsoring a giveaway for a years access to the site.  Make sure you scroll all the way down to enter after you've learned what their site is all about =)

Essentially HEV is a compilation of videos designed to help homeschool students (and their parents!)  The videos are "designed to be supportive to the Christian homeschool environment, build character in learners, and ease the burden parents sometimes feel when trying to find and teach the basics to their children (like grammar and math)."  The videos cover a great variety of topics, both educational and encouraging, and it looks like they are adding new videos frequently! Here are the categories of what is currently available on their site:

  • Creating Men
    • Boyhood and Beyond
    • Entreneurship
    • Fathers
  • Creating Women
    • Beautiful Girlhood
    • Crocheting
    • Mothers
  • Courses
    •  Origami
    • Abacus
    • Airplanes
    • Art Concepts & Projects
    • Cursive
    • Chess
    • Spelling
    • Science Concepts and Projects
    • World Geography & Cultures
    • Guitar
    • English Grammar
    • Nature Journals
    • Clouds
    • How Things Work
  • Love of Country
    • The Constitution
  • Gifts and Talents
  • Making a Difference
  • Book Reviews
  • Debate Forum
  • Writing Critique
  • Spriitual Thoughts
  • Monthly Contests

I have been going through the cursive video series with my son, and we are enjoying it.  The videos are short and to the point, and my son is learning!  For this course, they even have printable pages to go along with each lesson so you child can practice right along with the instructor.

I really like that this is a safe place for a parent to let their child learn about many topics.  You don't have to be afraid that your child will end up on an inappropriate video (like you would if they were searching for similar instruction on a place like youtube) so you could let them browse the website if you choose.

These videos would be a great complement to your school year, whatever style of homeschooling and whatever curriculum you use!  Everybody likes a change of pace from time to time, and whether it's learning something fun like crocheting or guitar, or something that will aid in what you are studying at the time, HEV has just the thing!

If this is peaking your interest, you can head over to HEV and sign up for a 1 week free trial to see more for yourself!  If you see a topic that you are interested in, you can sign up for just a month, or a whole year if you see many topics that you would be interested in your children learning about throughout the year.

Right now, HEV is offering a special of 20% off the regular yearly subscription fee for blog readers only!  Enter code 'hevbloggers' at the check out to get a year subscription for only $56. This offer expires August 31, 2012.

Also one lucky reader can win a one year subscription to the HEV site!  Just enter below...

Happy Winning!

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10 comments:

  1. This would be very fun to win! It looks like a good program!

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  2. What a great program to know about!
    CHristie McConkey

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  3. This looks like a great program! I am looking for more visuals for the children and this would be something I could easily weave through our school year! Thanks again!

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  4. This looks like such a wonderful program! Thanks!

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  5. thank you for your kindness:)

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  6. We've been adding more on-line coursework to our homeschooling and this looks like it could be a winner! Thanks for the contest ; )

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  7. Never had heard of this before. Looks quite an intriguing program! :)

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  8. This looks like a cool program :)

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  9. Thank you to everyone who entered! The winner is Lisa, I have sent you an email so check your inbox!

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