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CrossTimber- Name Meaning Gifts Review


Personalized gifts are always so much more meaningful so we were excited to review the brand new Your Amazing Name – Personalized Adventures for EVERY name! from CrossTimber. This was such a special thing to put together for my son.  CrossTimber researches the meaning of your child’s name and make a cute 30 minute video to show your child.  That alone is pretty special, but they went above and beyond to make this so personal.

They requested a hand drawn picture from your child and incorporated it throughout the video.  They also ask for you to type out a personal message about how your child got his or her name.  This was read at the end.  I loved it!!!

All throughout the video they talk about how God made them special and how He loves them.  I really liked that this is from a Christian perspective!  They did a great job putting this together!

I think this would make a great gift.  The animation was great, the story was told in a fun, engaging way.  I played it on my computer, but I could have cast it to my tv.

I think any of my kids would have loved to have a personalized video about their names. I chose to have this video made for my youngest child.  He was named for both of his grandparents and his great grandfathers.  It was fun to tell the story about why we named him.  He also has the same initials as I do.

As a bonus, we also received 10 personalized pdf worksheets:

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Are you thinking this may be something you would like? They are having a giveaway!!!  Click here to enter!!! For a limited time you can enter to win a free video of your very own. I definitely think this is worth getting if you don’t win! 😉

Many other families on The Homeschool Review Crew had the opportunity to also receive a personalized video to review.  Click on the graphic below to see what they thought of the video they received.


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Secret of the Hidden Scrolls Books 5 & 6 Review

My 3rd grade daughter and I have been reading Secret of the Hidden Scrolls: The Shepherd’s Stone (Book 5) and Secret of the Hidden Scrolls: The Lion’s Roar (Book 6) from WorthyKids Books.  We absolutely love EVERY book we’ve read from WorthyKids!!!  Evie and I have been reading 2 chapters a day, sometimes more if we have the time!

These books are so easy to read aloud and great for the whole family.  If you like books that transport you back in time to learn about what happened, you will like theses.  The best thing about these books is that they are Biblically based.  We started with book one with Creation and now we are up to book 6 about Daniel and the Lion’s Den.
Peter, Mary and their dog Hank visit with their Great Uncle Solomon who was an archeologist.  He has many amazing treasures around his big house.  On, their adventure, Peter and Mary usually see where that item came from, like tiles from the lion’s den or King David’s harp.  The kids take a scroll from the house with them back in time.  They have a few days to decipher the code on it.  If they don’t figure it out, they don’t get to go back to Great Uncle Solomon’s house.  If they aren’t there, they can’t go home when their parents come for them.  Sometimes they get dangerously close to running out of time.  The archangel, Michael helps them through their suspenseful journeys.
The first book we read for this review was Book 5: The Shepherd’s Stone.  This book was about David and Goliath.  We saw through Peter and Mary’s eyes just how big Goliath was and how much bigger David’s faith in God was.  The book is so very well written we felt as if we were there, tending sheep, walking through the valley of the shadow of death, and on the battlefield that fateful day.
The second book we read was Book 6: The Lion’s Roar.  This book was about Daniel and the Lion’s Den.  We got to meet Daniel’s friend Shadrach and hear their story about being thrown in the fiery furnace. What faith they had in God!  They never bowed to another god and never doubted that the one true God would save them.  Peter and Mary got to see Daniel trust God again as he was thrown in the lion’s den and was untouched by hungry lions.
These are softcover books are just the right size to put in your purse or bag to read on the run.  There are illustrations every few pages.  They really add to the story to see what you are reading, but there’s not too many to be distracting.
I am so glad we found these books! We have had many great conversations because of these books.  We have talked a lot about faith in God and  the schemes of the devil. We have looked up the stories in the Bible to see if what we read really happened.  Most did.  There were a few things that were embellished a little, but it proved to be a valuable lesson in always returning to the Bible to see if what we are being told is what the Bible really says.  We are looking forward to more in the series.  I’m so glad that they are coming out in order so we can read them in the same order they are in the Bible.
You can read my reviews of the other books in the series here:
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Many other families on The Homeschool Review Crew had the opportunity to review these books also.  Click on the graphic below to see what they had to say about them.Secret of the Hidden Scrolls: The Shepherd's Stone (Book 5) & The Lion's Roar (Book 6) {WorthyKids Books Reviews}Crew Disclaimer