Thinking & Other Skills

On this page you'll find products that may turn out to be just as important for your child's education as traditional products. What they all have in common is that they help develop skills, including thinking skills, that are essential to modern life. (Get more Co-op savings.)

on 1-year subscription Gold subscription to ChessKid.com for 1-5 students in the same household. For grades 3-7. 
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on the award-winning, cognitive skills building software BrainWare Safari, from Learning Enhancement Corporation. Additional student licenses only $49. Ages 6 and up. 
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when you purchase books and software from The Critical Thinking Co. through the Co-op, an award-winning leader in critical thinking curriculum. Grades PreK-Adult. 
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on GameSalad mobile game design lab. For grades 8-12. 
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on the complete STEM+ Educator Kit from award-winning Zometool, a leading provider of educational building sets for grades 1-12.  
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on thinking skills with Inspiration, Kidspiration, and InspireData by Inspiration Software, Inc.! Quantities are LIMITED! 
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on Hidden Pictures™, Puzzle Buzz™, Puzzlemania®, and Amazing Mazes Book Sets from Highlights™. For hours of fun, critical thinking practice! Ages 3-12. 
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on fun, interactive learning websites for girls and boys: Always Icecream and Clever Dragons. Access within 24 hours of ordering. For Grades K-8! 
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on Brainology, a brain science program to improve student motivation and increase achievement. For grades 5 through 9. 
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on a monthly subscription for up to 4 children to the award-winning PBS KIDS PLAY!, an online school readiness program for kids age 3-6.  
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Homeschool-Planet has really helped us stay organized. My daughter really enjoys getting her daily schedule by email. I have done a trial membership with two other similar planners and this one wins hands down. It is very easy to use and doesn't take forever to learn. I have purchased a year subscription and will likely use it for years to come. I have told all of our homeschooling families.
Amanda S., Co-op Member
Thanks to Homeschool Planet, we are having the best, simplest, most organized school year yet. My 13 year-old loves being able to sign in to her own user account and mark each assignment as completed .
Amanda Wilson, Co-op Member
I am loving Homeschool Planet! I have used 3 other planning tools before. They were either too complicated or didn't offer enough functionality/flexibility.

This one is a perfect fit for our family - very intuitive, easy to make changes/additions, and great customer service. My kids enjoy the easy-to-use daily checklists we print out, and I love the the quick entry for completed/graded assignments. I also like that it reminds me each day of items we missed the day before so I can reschedule them if needed - that really helps us stay on tr...(more)
Leslie Brookman, Co-op Member
I have tried numerous online, paper-based, and self-invented strategies for keeping my and my sons' homeschooling lives organized and focused. I tried Homeschool Planet on the 30-day trial, and I was pleasantly surprised at how intuitive it is to use, and how much my kids enjoyed seeing their work laid out in the digital format for them to check off, and check in. I've recommended it on our homeschool network, and I look forward to this year with a new *team member* in our corner.
Donna, Co-op Member
I am very excited about using the Homeschool-Planet planner. It is the most intuitive online planner that I tested. I especially like the feature which automatically numbers the lessons by page numbers or chapters. In addition, the technical support has been outstanding!
Melanie, Co-op Member
My famiy has been using this planner for just over a month. This is just what I have been looking for over a decade! After fiddling with paper planners and other difficult to navigate through systems, this has been a true blessing! My ninth grader plans out his entire schedule, giving him the opportunity to be autonomous. Easy to set up as well! We plan on keeping this well into our future! - Thank you!!!
Tami Nickel, Co-op Member
I never fill out testimonials, but I decided to do this one. This products has really helped me get our homeschool on track. Before this, I was creating my daughters homeschool plans on paper - in a yearly planner. The problem was that when our daily plan didn't go as expected, then it was very difficult to erase. Planning ahead became very difficult, because of the inability to adjust things easily in writing. I really appreciate being able to easily change plans using Homeschool-Planet. Now, if we miss a day or two of lessons, I just cl...(more)
Abigail Griffin, Mom
I actually had practically run out of the 30 days to look it over, having only 2 days. After 48 hours I knew our family ABSOLUTELY NEEDED it to organize our home. We have 8 children plus a Chinese exchange student for the year. I always wrote everything out by hand and it was a nightmare to say the least. Now all my family's curriculum is on the planner, their clubs, no more missed activities:) The best part of it all is that it is e-mailed to all I have indicated daily and my husband is very aware of everyone's daily schedule. I was able to p...(more)
A. Guzman, Co-op Member
I signed up for a free 30 - day trial and I had only entered two days worth of assignments before I decided to go ahead and buy a subscription. Scheduling takes so much less time now And when life happens, rescheduling is easier, too.

My daughter likes being able to check off completed assignments and to see what's coming up. I won't go back to a pen and paper planner ever again.
Michael A., Co-op Member
I loved the Homeschool-Planet Planner. I've tried other computer-based planners and have also used Word and Excel on my own to organize my lesson plans. Homeschool Planet is by far the most user friendly program I've tried. Everything is very self explanatory and easy to understand. It's easy to use and set up. I also like the auto-generator for assignments. That being said, the only thing I didn't like was the way it printed out assignments. Each day is printed on 1 sheet of paper which translates to 5 pages per week per child. I would love to...(more)
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