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Typing

Creative, full-color nature-themed course books with vibrant watercolor stickers make learning to type fun. Lessons are varied each day, making typing an enjoyable elective.

Homeschool typing curriculum and educational resource including daily lessons and stickers

Typing 1

Grades: 2 & up

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Includes:
  • 43 page full-color
  • Wire binding
  • 8.5×11 sticker sheet
Topics covered in Typing 1:
  • Proper posture and hand position
  • Home row placement
  • All of the letters
  • The space bar, the shift key
  • The semicolon, the period
  • Typing words and short sentences
Typing 1 is designed for children ages 7–12 with no or little typing experience. We suggest children start the course at age 7–9, depending on the child and their interest in typing. We also offer Typing 2 and 3 once your child is done with Typing 1.
Homeschool typing curriculum and educational resource including daily lessons and stickers

Typing 2

Grades: 3 & up

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Includes:

  • 45-page full-color
  • Wire binding
  • 8.5×11 sticker sheet

Topics covered in Typing 2:

  • Review of concepts taught in Typing 1
  • Typing words, sentences, poems, & numbers 0, 1, 2, and 9
  • Increasing typing speed
  • The caps lock key; changing font size; adding bold to the text
  • The following punctuation keys: comma, quotation mark, apostrophe, question mark, hyphen, exclamation mark

Typing 2 is designed for children ages 7–12 who have completed Typing 1 or have had the same level of typing experience.

Homeschool typing curriculum and educational resource including daily lessons and stickers

Typing 3

Grades: 4 & up

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Includes:

  • 42-page full-color
  • Wire binding
  • 8.5×11 sticker sheet

Topics covered in Typing 3:

  • Review of concepts taught in Typing 1 and Typing 2
  • Typing words, sentences, and poems
  • Increasing typing speed
  • All the numbers
  • The tab key
  • Colon, slash, parentheses, symbols, plus and minus sign
  • Indenting, centering,
  • Learning and practicing capitalization and punctuation rules

Typing 3 is designed for children ages 8–13 who have completed Typing 2 or have had typing experience.

Nature Notebooks

Our two nature notebooks take students outdoors! Learn about birds and changing seasons, then take a nature scavenger hunt! These are the perfect complement to our many family-style science units.

The Birdwatching Notebook includes one-of-a-kind games, activities, and guides.

Grades: 3–8

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Help your children explore the feathered creatures that surround them with the Birdwatching Notebook and its one-of-a-kind games, activities, and guides. This fun resource can be downloaded as a free PDF version below or purchased in physical format above. This stunning notebook may be used along with the Birds unit or independently. Add a copy for each of your children to help foster wonder and gain knowledge about the amazing birds that fill the skies.

  • 41 pages
  • Full-color illustrations
  • Paperback; wire binding; 8.5″x11″

Pages do not need to be completed in order, but we recommend you look through the entire notebook before you start using it to get an idea of things to look for.

*FREE download available below.

Above purchase is for a physical copy of the Birdwatching Notebook.

Grades: 3–8

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The Nature Notebook helps your children explore nature and enjoy writing through journal prompts and activities that encourage exploration, imagination, love of nature, and appreciation for God and His wonderful creations.

This beautifully designed notebook is carefully planned to help children gain an inquisitive and grateful mind as they explore the beauties and wonders around them.

The Nature Notebook is divided into five sections: one for each season and one to be completed any time of the year.

  • 117 pages
  • Black-and-white text and illustrations
  • Paperback; wire binding; 8.5″x11″

Creative Writing Notebooks

The Good and the Beautiful Creative Writing Notebooks are sure to spark some creative stories! Children learn about sensory language, building a plot, and how to use these (and more skills) in their own writing!

Front Cover Creative Writing Notebook #1

Grades: 3–8

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  • 87 full-color pages
  • Wire binding

*Please note that the front and back cover and cover page of Creative Writing 1 was recently changed. No internal content was changed.

Grades: 3–8

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This beautiful notebook provides more practice and joyful, creative exercises for budding writers!


  • 75 full-color pages
  • Wire binding

  • Contains three sections: Writing for Fun, Story #1, and Story #2
  • Teaches skills such as adding sensory descriptions, generating ideas, using gestures to show emotion, creating engaging characters and plots, writing dialogue, overcoming writer’s block, and much more!
  • Designed for children in Grades 3-8. Children in Grades 2 with advanced handwriting and writing skills may also enjoy the notebooks.
  • Covers fiction writing and poetry.
  • May be completed before or after Creative Writing Notebook 1.
  • *Please note that the front and back cover and cover page of Creative Writing 2 were recently changed. No internal content was changed.

Crafts & Drawing

Bring out your child’s inner artist with these unique activity books! Our craft and drawing books contain simple steps to create watercolor projects, pastel pictures, nature crafts, and simple-to-detailed drawings. There is sure to be something for everyone in the family in these electives!

Homeschool Creative Arts & Crafts Notebook

Grades: K–4

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Twenty-seven fun, creative projects will keep your children engaged and interested. Easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions guide children through watercolor projects, pastel pictures, nature crafts, and much more.

  • 83 pages
  • Full-color photos and illustrations
  • Paperback; wire binding; 8.5″x11″

You will also be emailed a PDF download of the book for optional printing of consumable pages or copies for multiple children in the same household. Craft supplies not included with notebook purchase.

Please note: all sales of this item are final sale. If you return the physical Creative Arts & Crafts Notebook, you will be charged the full amount for the free PDF file you received. As the PDF is the same price as the physical item, no refunds, exchanges, or credits can be processed for returns of the Creative Arts & Crafts Notebook.

Drawing 100 Fun and Easy Birds Book by The Good and Beautiful

Grades: K & up

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Aspiring artists, young and old, learn through simple steps to draw fun and easy birds. 

In Drawing 100 Fun & Easy Birds, draw a high-stepping flamingo, a whimsically patterned owl, a graceful swan, and more!

  • 57 pages
  • Full-color illustrations
  • Paperback, perfect binding, 8.5″x11″

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Aspiring artists, young and old, learn through simple steps to draw fun and easy trees.

Grades: K & up

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Aspiring artists, young and old, learn through simple steps to draw fun and easy trees.

In Drawing 100 Fun & Easy Trees, draw an evergreen tree decorated with tinsel, a whimsical palm tree, a weeping willow heart tree, and more!

  • 59 pages
  • Full-color illustrations
  • Paperback, perfect binding, 8.5″x11″

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Grades: K & up

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Aspiring artists, young and old, learn through simple steps to draw vintage images like those found in classic storybooks. Available in a five-book set, click here to purchase the entire Draw Vintage Images series!

Draw Vintage Images Level 1, the first in the five-book Draw Vintage Images series brings engaging, creativity-boosting art exercises to life. Basic art concepts such as line drawing, scale, attention to detail, and more are introduced. Children use their new art skills to create simple drawings of everyday items that they love, such as boats, cakes, rockets, and rainbows! Beauty, nature, diversity, and attention to detail are emphasized in all levels of the Draw Vintage Images series. Continue with Levels 2–5 to complete the art instruction in this series.

  • 64 pages
  • Perfect binding

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Grades: K & up

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Aspiring artists, young and old, learn through simple steps to draw vintage images like those found in classic storybooks. Available in a five-book set, click here to purchase the entire Draw Vintage Images series!

Level 2 includes exercises that build on concepts learned in Level 1. Exercises in simple line drawing, adding detail, drawing everyday objects, and more are engaging and boost creativity. Continue with Levels 3–5 to complete the art instruction in this series. Beauty, nature, diversity, and attention to detail are emphasized in all levels of the Draw Vintage Images series.

  • 64 pages
  • Perfect binding

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Grades: K & up

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Aspiring artists, young and old, learn through simple steps to draw vintage images like those found in classic storybooks. Available in a five-book set, click here to purchase the entire Draw Vintage Images series!

Level 3 includes engaging exercises that children will love, such as how to draw cars, bikes, animals, household items, and more. Exercises build on concepts learned in levels 1–2 and boost creativity by introducing shading skills and adding lifelike details to drawings. Continue with Levels 4 and 5 to complete the art instruction in this series. Beauty, nature, diversity, and attention to detail are emphasized in all levels of the Draw Vintage Images series.

  • 64 pages
  • Perfect binding

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Grades: K & up

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Aspiring artists, young and old, learn through simple steps to draw vintage images like those found in classic storybooks. Available in a five-book set, click here to purchase the entire Draw Vintage Images series!

Exercises in Level 4 include drawing people and objects, keeping children engaged and boosting creativity. Children continue to build on concepts learned in Levels 1-3 with more focused exercises in shading and adding realistic details. Continue with Level 5 for additional instruction and mastery. Beauty, nature, diversity, and attention to detail are emphasized in all levels of the Draw Vintage Images series.

  • 64 pages
  • Perfect binding

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Grades: K & up

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Aspiring artists, young and old, learn through simple steps to draw vintage images like those found in classic storybooks. Available in a five-book set, click here to purchase the entire Draw Vintage Images series!

Level 5 includes exercises that encourage mastery of lifelike and detailed drawing, building on concepts learned in Levels 1–4. Each engaging exercise is created to boost creativity and provide additional practice of previous concepts learned such as drawing people and animals, shading, and creating a full scene. Beauty, nature, diversity, and attention to detail are emphasized in all levels of the Draw Vintage Images series.

  • 64 pages
  • Perfect binding

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Games & Activities

Colorful and engaging games bring hands-on learning into your home!

Flat Lay Treehouse Town Parts of Speech Game

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Level 2B

With an enjoyable game and two part book set, children will be immersed in beauty and learning as they explore Treehouse Town.


The books in the Treehouse Town Boxed Set take readers on an exciting adventure with Ella and Jake as they discover new friends—and new problems to be solved.

When Ella and Jake find a treehouse in the woods, it is only one of several mysteries they encounter. Who are their new neighbors? Where is the mysterious light in the woods coming from? And who built this beautiful treehouse?

Ella’s dad went up the ladder, disappearing into the leaves.

“Oh, children!” he cried. “You’ll never believe what is up here!”

Book 1 – 63 pages

Book 2 – 99 pages


The Treehouse Town Parts of Speech Game helps children identify four basic parts of speech: common nouns, proper nouns, adjectives, and verbs. As children work to build a collection of treehouses, this simple game reinforces grammar principles in a fun way!

2 players, ages 6+. Contains one spinner, 48 playing cards plus instructions and key, and 16 colored game pieces all in a sturdy box.

⚠Warning
Choking Hazard
Small parts—Not for children under 3 yrs.

Books in the Treehouse Town Boxed Set are not sold separately. As they are only sold as a set, it counts as just one book for our Buy 5 Bookshop Books Receive Free Shipping promotion.

Homeschool Flower Game from The Good and the Beautiful

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Children and parents will enjoy two engaging games that can be played with this gorgeous deck of over-sized cards: Pick a Flower and Sun Hat. Players will effortlessly master the identification and names of 40 flowers as they have fun. This game pairs perfectly with The Good and the Beautiful Flower Study book.

40 full-color, double-sided cards in custom box

This game is an optional resource perfect to accompany our Botany science unit. It is included in the optional Botany Read-Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

Spread Snatch! A Birds of Prey Game

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This game includes 64 amazing cards designed to help children recognize, identify, and learn about the unique characteristics of these intriguing birds of prey, also known as raptors. In this game we cover eight types of birds of
prey, sharing not only beautiful images of each bird, but also interesting facts about the bird’s habits and habitat. Each type of bird of prey has a color group to help younger children identify which birds fall into each type of raptor. Symbols for each category are also included for players with color vision deficiency.

This game is suggested to accompany our Birds Science unit.

*An Original Game from The Good and the Beautiful*

Homeschool Musical Multiplication Book Set and 37 Songs from The Good and the Beautiful

Musical Multiplication
(Physical Books + MP3 songs)

Grades: 3–5

$24.99

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Finally, learning multiplication facts doesn’t have to be hard. Musical Multiplication is full of vibrant images, beautiful multiplication songs, and captivating lyrics that make memorization a breeze!

  • Children learn multiplication facts independently, freeing up time for parents.
  • Children are introduced to joyful learning that is auditory, visual, and kinesthetic.
  • Music ingrains math facts quickly and long term.
  • Children also gain the benefits of practicing melody, pitch, beat, and rhythm.
  • Multiplication songs, written by award-winning songwriter Jenny Phillips, are high-quality and enjoyable.

Note: There are no faith-based lyrics in the songs.


Includes the boxed set of 4 books with wire binding and a download link to access multiplication songs.
  • Full-color
  • 4.25 x 5.5
  • 110-pound cardstock
  • 74 pages (total)
  • 37 songs (digital MP3s)

Musical Multiplication can be used as an optional resources with our Math courses.

Please note: songs are only available with physical purchase. If you choose to return an unwanted unit or cancel an order, you will be charged $12.49 for the songs; only the physical portion is refundable.

Spread Multiplication Flashcards

Multiplication Flashcards

Grades: 3–5

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The Multiplication Flashcards are a helpful tool for children to learn, master, and review multiplication facts. Facts include facts for multiplication 3–9 and 12. Facts covered match those included in Musical Multiplication. Multiplication Flashcards are highly suggested to accompany Math 3 and above.

  • 66 cards
  • Full color
  • Double sided with problem on one side and answer on the other
  • Perforated for easy preparation

Please note: these flashcards are available as a free PDF for self-printing if desired. The PDF can be found on the FAQs page for Math 3, Math 4, and Math 5.

Anteater Addition Homeschool Addition Cards

Grades: K–2

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This one-of-a-kind original game offers great math fact practice for children in grades K and higher. Two games offered in both single-player or two-player options help children practice facts independently or with a parent or partner. Addition facts 1–9 are practiced along with odd and even.

This game is recommended to complement the Simply Good and Beautiful Math K Course along with Snowy Owl Subtraction. These games can also be used for children in Math 1 and above for additional practice and mastery.

Full-color sturdy 5″X3.5″ box includes:

  • Instructions for both single-player and two-player games
  • 75 cards including addition facts, answers, and odd/even cards

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Homeschool Snowy Owl Subtraction Activity

Grades: K–2

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This one-of-a-kind original game offers great math fact practice for children in grades K and higher. Two games offered in both single-player or two-player options help children practice facts independently or with a parent or partner. Subtraction facts 1–9 are practiced along with one more and one less.

This game is recommended to complement the Simply Good and Beautiful Math K Course along with Anteater Addition. These games can also be used for children in Math 1 and above for additional practice and mastery.

Full-color sturdy 5″x3.5″ box includes:

  • Instructions for both single-player and two-player games
  • 55 cards including subtraction facts, answers, and playing cards including owls and eggs

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Let the beauty of melody, rhythm, and rhyme help teach your children through these original songs written by award-winning songwriter Jenny Phillips.

Features twelve new songs about counting, sharing, nature, saying thank you, the alphabet, imagination, the wonders of God, and so much more.

Grades: Preschool–2

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Bring the peacefulness and power of good music into your child’s day! Our new Quiet Time Learning Songs album features twelve new songs about counting, sharing, nature, saying thank you, the alphabet, imagination, the wonders of God, and so much more—perfect for bringing calm to your home or your car. Available only on our website as a download, these songs feature original lyrics and music by Jenny Phillips as well as classic songs and poetry.

You will receive a link to download 12 songs including:

  • Where is God?
  • Who Has Seen the Wind?
  • The Alphabet Song
  • Snowflake World
  • Say Thank You
  • My Gift
  • Morning, Afternoon, Evening, Night
  • Little Raindrops
  • I’d Like to be a Lighthouse
  • Fifteen Sheep on the Hillside
  • I Can Count by Tens
  • I Can Share

Click here to see our other music album, Bedtime Songs.

*NOTE: These songs are not available in physical format or on a CD. You may burn a CD for your own family’s use using the downloaded MP3s. Files may not be shared with those outside of your household. Downloads are final sale and may not be refunded, returned, credited, or exchanged.

Downloadable MP3s do not count towards the Free Shipping promotion.

Bedtime Songs album will lull children to sleep as beautiful musical and language patterns fill their minds.

Grades: Preschool–2

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The type of music children listen to at a young age can greatly impact their minds and their characters. The eight songs included in the Bedtime Songs album will lull children to sleep as beautiful musical and language patterns fill their minds and messages about the love of God and family and the wonders of nature fill their hearts.

Please note: these songs are available for free on our Kids YouTube Channel. As a convenience and for those who would like an alternative to YouTube, we have also made these songs available as purchasable MP3s.

You will receive a link to download 8 songs created by Jenny Phillips including:

  • Child’s Lullaby
  • Mr. Owl
  • The Nesting Hour
  • Thou God Seest Me
  • Song at Dusk
  • Meadow of the Night
  • Tender Shepherd
  • Goodnight

Click here to view our other music album, Quiet Time Learning Songs.

*NOTE: These songs are not available in physical format or on a CD. You may burn a CD for your own family’s use using the downloaded MP3s. Files may not be shared with those outside of your household. Downloads are final sale and may not be refunded, returned, credited, or exchanged.

Downloadable MP3s do not count towards the Free Shipping promotion.