Product: Premium Membership at KBTeachers.com
Price: $29 US for 1 year, $49 US for 2 years
As you know, there are tons and tons on free printables online. If you are willing to do the work you can probably find printables on just about any subject. However, searching for activities can take some time. You might have to wade through a small mountain of material before you find something that is right for your child. You may find material with ambiguous questions and no answer key. However, if you want life to be easier, than I encourage you to check out KBTeachers which I was given an opportunity to review as part of the TOS Homeschool Crew.
KBTeachers (formerly known as KnowledgeBears.com) brings you a wide variety of resources for children from preschool up to the high school years in a variety of topics. There are seriously thousands of worksheets for you and your child to use. You’ll find all kinds of math worksheets ready to print (or you can customize your own!). There are English pages for those just learning to read and write right up to your high school students who are learning to write persuasive essays and the more subtle rules that make up good writing. You’ll find maps and more for social studies work. We were particularly impressed with the quality of the science worksheets that were available on a variety of topics (the human body, the planets, dinosaurs, etc). Topics are rotated on a seasonal/monthly basis so that you are set with activities for all the upcoming holidays. For a complete list of topics that are covered be sure to check out their website. They’ve even stated on their website that if you cannot find a topic you can e-mail them and they’ll find it for you even if they have to make it! What customer service!
If you read my blog, you probably know that I am not a huge fan of “busy work”. I want my kids touching, feeling, asking questions, moving and not just filling in worksheets. However, I was really impressed with the quality of the material that was available on the KBTeachers website. I was especially pleased to see that the material for older children was not at all babyish. I’ve had trouble finding worksheets, particularly in science, that my advanced child appreciates and enjoys doing but that was not the case when I presented him with the astronomy activity book available from KBTeachers. I was also happy to see how easy it was to find material on the website. When I noticed that there was no search box on the site I was rather worried but I guarantee that just a couple clicks will get you to what you are looking for. That’s how organized the website is. It’s a pleasure to not have to spend a whole bunch of time looking over various links! The answer keys were also much appreciated. While I didn’t come across any ambiguous questions or anything too tricky sometimes it is nice to take a break and use the answer key, especially for older children.
The only drawback to the website is that you have print directly from is so you cannot download material into files to use at a later date which is something that I do like to do. It’s nice to be able to open your “Thanksgiving” folder, for example and see are the various materials you have accumulated and then pick and choose what to print. However, because of how easy the site is to navigate and the quality of the worksheets, it is quite possible that you won’t need to sift though all the Thanksgiving material you’ve accumulated over the years and will be happy to print something directly off the website. It’s also possible to contact the company to get access to seasonal material that they might no longer have on their website “off-season”.
For 29$ for a year subscription (or 49$ for two years), I think this website is a good deal for parents/teachers who enjoy using worksheets with their children/students. If you want to try it out for yourself they offer a 10 day free trial and a 30 day money back guarantee that you can sign up for here. The website has a lot to offer for a variety of ages so I encourage you to visit and take a peak for yourself. If you and your child love worksheet then this may very well be a site that you will LOVE.
**Any products reviewed by me as a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew have been given to me free of charge in order for me to provide you with an honest review of the product and/or how we used the product within our family. I do not receive any other form of compensation for the reviews posted on this blog.