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 Brainology, a brain science program to improve student motivation and increase achievement. For grades 5 through 9. 
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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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Save 55% on BrainWare Safari: http://www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org/brainware-safari/?source=GBC
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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Save 38% on Zometool STEM+ Educator Kit: http://www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org/Zometool-STEM/?source=GBC
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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Save 30% + Bonus SmartPoints on Highlights - Thinking Skills: http://www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org/highlights/?source=GBC
when you purchase books and software from The Critical Thinking Co. through the Co-op, an award-winning leader in critical thinking curriculum -- Cathy Duffy "Top 102 Pick"! Grades PreK-Adult. 
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After trying the trial period I bought the year subscription and I love it! You can schedule up to a month ahead (or longer, as needed), and if something comes up, it is so easy to change! Also it's easy to print out so your child can check off what they have done. I love this calendar!
Francine, Co-op Member
I started using Homeschool Planet as my days are starting to get crazy with a 5th grader, a 2nd grader, and a toddler in our home. It was really easy to get started and the tutorials were a great help. Everything has been simplified for me and it is a weight of my shoulders to plan ahead for assignments and "classes" and other stuff. I am loving the ease at which Homeschool Planet helps me stay on top of my school and how easy it is to use. I also really love that I feel accountable. It reminds me that I have to grade assignments or that certai...(more)
Liz D., Co-op Member
I'm really enjoying this planning system. The product is easy to use and it is simple to navigate about the system. I love having my schedule for the day e-mailed to my inbox so I can see what was planned. I also love being able to move assignments around with ease. Beats my old method of erasing and rewriting assignments on paper. I'd highly recommend Homeschool Planet if your current system is tedious or not working and you'd like to get your school organized!
Maria, Co-op Member
I have tried every electronic planner available. None of them compare to Homeschool Planet. It is very user friendly. My favorite features are the ability to reschedule individual classes, print your weekly assignments in either a checklist or calendar format, and being able to add resource information to the individual lesson. I spend a lot less time planning and a lot more time teaching. I have told all my friends who homeschool about this great planner. I will be subscribing.
Katherine D, Co-op Member
I love love this planner!!! Especially now it tracks hours!! This is what I need the most and all in one place with assignments, grades, etc. Thank you!!
Tai Gruver, Co-op Member
We have thoroughly enjoyed the planner, so far! I love that it sends daily assignments automatically. That I can bump an assignment to the next day and have the choice to add it to the next day or make all future assignments move back a day! And, that my kids can click when they complete an assignment. That all our calendars can merge! That Dad can see what the kids are up to in school at any time! There are so many features that it is impossible to list!!! Thank you for such a comprehensive program that you continue to tweak to make eve...(more)
ajwaspooh, 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 homeschool 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...(more)
Abigail Griffin, Mom
We just started using Homeschool Planet last month and I have to say I love it. I have tried a few other homeschool tracking / planning programs and I like this one the best by far.

It's been quite intuitive. It's easy to set up classes, add assignments to the schedule and modify assignments when you need to.

It seems well worth the money to me.
Jenny Kidwell, Co-op Member
Last year was our first year of homeschooling and I tried EVERY homeschool planner I could think of to try to get the academic year organized without any luck. I was pretty frustrated and a little panicked about the upcoming year because planning was such a weak point for us (me!).

When Homeschool Planet was offered in Beta version, I honestly thought I would be disappointed. I figured it would be like every other planner I tried - overly time-consuming, counterintuitive, and difficult to manage. That was not the case at all.

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Sarah L., Co-op Member
I absolutely LOVE Homeschool Planet. I use a lot of websites as part of my curriculum. I like that I can input my websites on the schedule ahead of time so that I don't have to spend the day looking for the right website. I also like how easy it is to adjust the schedule so that I can be spontaneous without it being a hassle. One thing I really like is being able to input all the songs for my daughter's violin lessons so that there's a nice flow to her practice. I like that she has her own account so that she can check off her assignments ...(more)
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