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Whether you were thrown in the deep end by Covid-19 or you have been homeschooling for a while, you may find some helpful resources and support in the 2020 Ultimate Homeschooling Bundle!
This bundle has products that can help parents who are looking at back-to-school hybrid / blended learning plans, as well as "regular" homeschoolers. Many of these products can help make learning at home a bit more fun in these challenging times! You can get over 50 quality homeschooling resources for just $29.50!
But for many of us at the moment, spending almost $30 is a lot of money, and you will want to consider carefully if this Bundle is the best one for you. I wrote this page because I know how tricky it can be to try and make a decision about buying a Bundle Deal in such a short space of time - it is only on offer until July 31st!
On this page, I will be calling out some of the products, and answering some questions you may have.
Honesty Point: I am a contributor to the Ultimate Homeschooling Bundle, as well as an affiliate. I have downloaded and accessed many of the resources for myself, and my review is my honest opinion. I will receive a commission if you purchase anything through my link, but you are under no obligation to purchase anything! Get this deal only if it is right for you!
In short - this bundle contains over 50 homeschooling resources that cover the whole
age range from preschool to high school.
PLUS there are a multitude of bonus gifts, that alone are worth over $120!
So check it out, take time to look at my reviews below, and see if this bundle is a good fit for you! But remember, the Ultimate Homeschooling Bundle is only available from 27 July to 31 July 2020!
We have been homeschooling since 2008, so I have 2 high school teens and a middle school tween. Although some of the resources in the Bundle are not currently useful to us as a homeschooling family of older kids, I can still see their worth from an occupational therapy perspective.
In this section, I am calling out the resources that appeal to me as an OT as well as ones I am enjoying as a homeschooling mom of older kids and teens.
Even if you are currently using resources sent home by your child's school, there are still a lot of products that will interest and flair to your child's learning experience, and make the blended learning experience a more fulfilling one!
Most of the resources in the Ultimate Homeschooling Bundle seem to be written from a neutral perspective, addressing skills and issues that are common to all homeschoolers.
These authors may share their individual faith or beliefs
in their bio's, but the ideas and principles contained in the resources
are applicable across all spectrums of homeschooling (eg resources for
phonics, art, scissor cutting, country studies) and their beliefs are not shared in the actual resources.
However, the following resources are presented from a specific viewpoint:
(this is not a comprehensive list, as it was very time consuming to go through each and every product completely, but these are the ones that stood out for me.)
As with every purchase, there are pro's and con's - I have tried to make your life easier by pointing out some of the negatives...
The organizers of the Ultimate Homeschooling Bundle have done their best to make it as easy as possible, with a video to walk you through how to organize and access your resources. You will see this video on your account page after purchase, and all the bonuses and resources will be at your fingertips right away.
You also have 6 months to access and download everything, but, yeah, it is a lot!
For example if all your kids are in middle school and older, you probably won't use the preschool and elementary resources. The high school section also has the least number of resources, but the resources that are there are still worth a lot more than $29.99, so see what your family needs at this stage.
For me, I was won over by the Mega Art Journal Pack, that usually
retails for $49 and the Music Appreciation Course that usually retails
If your kids are younger, you can save most of the middle and high school resources for when you DO need them. The only thing would be that your access to the online course would have expired by then. But if you look at the range of preschool and elementary resources, as well as the bonuses which are directed to that age group, it definitely seems like a worthwhile buy.
This is a bit hectic if you have limited data or internet connectivity issues. However, you get to choose which ones to download and you have 6 months to access your courses and download your documents, so you can spread the data usage over a couple months. Read the descriptions of each resource so you only download what you really need!
You may need to sign up with your email address to access some of the
resources (at least 9 of the products are courses, summits, audio files or similar) - but you can always
unsubscribe from any newsletters once you are done with the course.
However, most of the products (about 40) are downloads which you access directly once you have paid for the Ultimate Homeschooling Bundle - no need to give out your email address to access each one. You should NOT receive unwanted emails from the other Bundle contributors!
Be very careful about sitting your preschooler down with handwriting worksheets such as those given in the phonics downloads.
If you want to reinforce letter formations as you expose them to phonics, then rather use the activities I suggest on my Letter Formation Activities page. Preschoolers should be spending most of their time doing hands on activities in order to learn, not worksheets and desk work.
Use the Teach Your Preschooler packet (from the Bundle) to guide you in age appropriate activities to do with your preschooler. These activities will help your child develop the skills needed for reading and writing without premature desk work. Some of the other themed unit studies for this age (eg Sunflower School) are lovely and interactive - pick and choose the activities and worksheets that at your child's level.
Having gone through just about all the products in the bundle, I will be honest and tell you that some of the products are better value for money that others, given their regular price.
From making my own e-books, I know a huge amount of effort goes into each product, but that does not mean we can charge a fortune for them! They are digital products after all! The bundle is hyped as being worth almost $1300 - I think the true value is about $700-800 for the actual bundle.
But it is still worth WAY more than $29.50!
And the bonus products obviously add even more value.
Given that I have just written point 6 above, you are probably
wondering how I can say this! Honestly? Because I think it still is a great
deal if there are products in there that you can use!
Wondering why the prices are so low? The creators of the product are offering their products at a special price to get exposure for their websites and their other products. There are just soooo many awesome homeschool products out there, and this is a great way to find new sources you can trust.
So go through the bundle and make a list of the products you think will be useful.
Are they worth more than $30?
Will you be using resources you would never have considered on your own?
The Mega Art Journal Pack, and Music Appreciation package are the deals that won me over - these are areas of schooling that I struggle to offer my own kids, and these alone are worth the bundle price for me, as they would cost over $80 together if I bought them from the authors' own websites! (The Mega Art Journal Pack retails for $49, and The Music Appreciation Pack retails for $34)
I would never have thought of getting these products if they had not been brought to my attention through the Bundle.
If you are looking at a back-to-school hybrid plan, you can enhance your child's blended learning experience with the lovely audio and art resources in the Ultimate Homeschooling Bundle.
Parents who are undertaking blended schooling with their kids may also find it really helpful to do some of the parent seminars offered - these can help you understand your child's learning style, find out how to schedule your time and theirs, and help you deal with the bad days.
Once you purchase the Ultimate Homeschooling Bundle, you will receive an email with all your access information. You can start downloading and accessing your offers right away. Hint: Use the "Getting Started Guide" to help you figure your way around!
All of the Ultimate Homeschooling Bundle products are digital and either come as courses or as downloads (PDF downloads or ePub, depending on what kind of resource it is).
Once you have saved them to your computer, you can access them over and over again for each child.
Important Note: a couple of the Bonus products are physical products, and don't ship internationally, which is a bummer for me in South Africa :-( but the digital bonus products more than make up for the ones I don't get.
Having bought bundle deals from other suppliers in the past, I really resented having to sign up with my email address for Every. Single. Product. I wanted to download. This was super irritating, not to mention feeling invaded by the avalanche of emails I received after downloading. It really put me off getting more bundle deals.
In comparison, the Ultimate Homeschooling Bundle gives you instant access to about 40 of the products - you can immediately download all the printables, e-books and workbooks that you want without having to go to each author's website!
The only products for which you need to sign up with your email address are the ones which are the online courses, summits and audio resources, and you can easily unsubscribe once the courses are done.
The organizers of the Ultimate Homeschooling Bundle will refund you if you are not happy with the purchase - just email them and explain your situation. They are also super ready to help with any tech or download issues you may have, so please do reach out if you have any problems accessing your purchase.
So, what do you think? To be honest, in every other bundle I have ever purchased, there have been a few products that I was "meh" about. But in this Bundle, there are enough products that I am happy with to make it an overall positive experience.
If you are still unsure, why not hop over anyway and browse the products for yourself?
Thanks so much for visiting!
This is not a normal page for me, as my website is not about homeschooling,and I have never promoted a Bundle before, although I have purchased many over the years! But because my Scissor Skills and Cutting Templates e-books are included in this Bundle, I wanted to review it for my visitors. I hope it helped!
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