Monday, July 19, 2010

TOS Crew 2009-2010 Favorite Review items(Before My 1st review for 2010/2011)

 Hello, again~ 

After a little hiatus from TOS Reviews, I decided I needed to get this little post done before jumping in to the 2010/2011 Review year. The TOS Crew voted on their favorite products in a number of categories, and the following is the result. Because my opinion varied on a number of them, I included my family's choices as well. The links for "my choice" lead to my reviews of the items, the links for the "Crew Choice" lead directly to the item website. I hope that this list is a useful "summary" as you continue to gear up for the new school year. 


Favorite Language Arts Product :
My Choice- Educational Diagnostic Prescriptive Services (EDUDPS)

Crew Choice- Educational Diagnostic Prescriptive Services (EDUDPS)

Favorite History Product : 
My Choice- Bright Ideas Press  (Mystery of History)
Crew Choice- Bright Ideas Press  (All American History and Mystery of History)
Favorite Science Product:
My Choice- mmmm.... couldn't decide... 
Crew Choice- Nature Friend Magazine

Favorite Math Product:
My Choice- ALEKS
Crew Choice- Math Mammoth

Favorite Online Math Product:
My Choice- MathScore
Crew Choice- Mathletics

Favorite Handwriting Product:
My Choice- N/A (only reviewed the one)
Crew Choice- Zeezok Publishing (Presidential Penmanship)

Favorite Fine Arts Product (art, music, etc.):
My Choice- Artistic Pursuits (I didn't review it THIS year, but I did last year...still a favorite!)    Crew Choice- Artistic Pursuits

Favorite Pre-school Product:
My Choice- Math Tutor: Young Minds, Numbers and Counting
Crew Choice-Time 4 Learning

Favorite Elementary Product:
My Choice- All About Spelling (All About Reading)
Crew Choice- Critical Thinking

Favorite Upper-Grade Product:
My Choice- Cerebellum/Standard Deviants
Crew Choice-  Professor in a Box

Favorite College Prep Product:
My Choice- Educational Diagnostic Prescriptive Services (EDUDPS)
Crew Choice- Cerebellum/Standard Deviants

Favorite Special Needs Product:
My Choice- Super Star Speech
Crew Choice- Super Star Speech

Favorite Health and Beauty Product:
My Choice- N/A~
Crew Choice- Virginia Soaps and Scents

Favorite Christian Product:
My Choice- Grapevine Studies
Crew Choice- Grapevine Studies

Best Resource I Didn't Know I Needed: 
My Choice- StudyPod
Crew Choice- StudyPod

Best Homemaking Product:
My Choice- Sense & Sensibility Patterns
Crew Choice-  Sue Gregg Cookbooks

Best Customer Service:
My Choice- Classical Legacy Press
Crew Choice- Great Software Tools

Best Online Resource:
My Choice- ABC Teach
Crew Choice- ABCteach

Best e-product:
My Choice- AVKO
Crew Choice- Growing Healthy Homes:  Nutrition 101

Best Office and Technology Resource:
My Choice- Web Design for Kids (and Curious Grown-Ups)
Crew Choice- Web Design for Kids (and Curious Grown-Ups)

Best Homeschool Resource:
My Choice- Homeschool Library Builder
Crew Choice- Apologia Press: The  Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling

Best Map Resource:
My Choice- Homeschool in the Woods
Crew Choice- Home School in the Woods

Best Book, Novel or Magazine:
My Choice-  Terrestria Chronicles
Crew Choice- Sarah's Books

Best Children's Book
My Choice-  Sarah's Books
Crew Choice- Children’s Bible Hour

Best Hands-On Resource:
My Choice- We R Fun, Life on the Farm Game
Crew Choice- A Journey Through Learning Lapbooks

Most Adaptable Resource:
My Choice-  ABC Teach
Crew Choice- Sue Patrick Workbox System

Most Unique Resource:
My Choice- Lobster Network
Crew Choice-  Lobster Network

Most Family-Oriented Product:
My Choice- Family Mint
Crew Choice- Family Mint

Kid's Choice:
My Kid's Choice- Mathletics
Crew Choice- Maverick Books:  Hank the Cowdog Series

All Around Crew Favorite:
My Choice- Math Tutor: Young Minds, Numbers and Counting
Crew Choice-  All About Spelling (All About Reading)

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this/these item(s)/service for free as part of the TOS Crew Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


  1. Wow! That was very interesting! You reviewed A LOT of stuff last year! Do they take a poll each year to see what the Crew's favorite is?

  2. We had a TON of reviews last year. This year should be a little bit slower, with the two different crews/ages/limits on the number of reviewers per product.

    The 1st year a bunch of us did our own "top 10 or 20" lists, and this last year was the first year that we did the "All-Crew" awards. I'm guessing that they will do that again this year. :)

  3. Just now seeing this post as I 'crawl' through the blogs. I love how you compared your favorite to the Crew pick.


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