Happy Happy PRIME Day, friends! The day where Amazon.com gives deep discounts on thousands of products, and we all SAVE big. Remember, it’s
really only considered saving if you’re purchasing something you would’ve needed in the first place, right? Yep, let’s hope I can keep that thought at
the forefront as I am seeing 40%-80% off on all sorts of things!
Well, our trusty pencil sharpener bit the dust last month, so I’m going to give THIS ONE a try.
I love that it can be plugged in through USB, as well as use batteries if we’d like (perfect for when we go RVing). I typically keep our pencil
sharpener in the kitchen, as that’s where we use it the most, but I have a plan to plug this one into our desktop computer and keep it in the homeschool room. I think it will go missing a lot less often! 😉
This one isn’t a Prime Day deal but definitely related… PENCILS! The Amazon Basics brand is a line of less expensive merchandise, that doesn’t sacrifice quality.
A few years ago our two older kiddos purchased Kindle Fire Tablets with money they earned helping us lay new flooring. Previously we had one tablet that everyone shared (which worked fine, but was a pain signing in and out of apps, and dividing time during the school day). Each kiddo has their own tablet with educational games they can play on it. The benefit of each child having their own tablet is that the apps are customized to their skills,
and there’s no need to sign out between students.
and occasionally I throw in some free play time (by occasionally I mean it happens maybe twice a month at the most). Our tablets (mine included) are all kept in a “tech basket” in the homeschool room.
There are SO many good and FREE apps available on the Kindle Fire, don’t pass up this great resource! If you’re okay paying for apps, there are plenty of those too. Our favorite paid apps are the All About Spelling app, Letters for Learning, (no more magnet tiles for us- we have a toddler) and XtraMath (the paid app is for sure worth the $5).
Along the lines of technology, I adore our Echo devices. I love having music streaming quietly in the background, being able to look up facts, recipes,
and having Alexa help the kids with spelling when they’re writing a paper or in their journals. Calling from room to room, or to our relatives with
Echo devices is another benefit! My top two recommended Echo devices are the EchoShow, and Echo Dot. The Show has the screen, and the Dot is the tiny speaker that packs a big punch.
We use an Echo Dot in the bathroom for setting timers for brushing teeth and showering (our water is SO expensive, and I could easily take a 40-minute shower if I’m not being careful- Super wasteful). We also use one outside of the kids’ bedrooms as an alarm clock, for music streaming and in-house calling. The kids could also call our cell phone contacts on it if needed.
If you want to splurge, go for the Echo Show. This one is my favorite:
I posted a while back about the HP Instant Ink Program. I still use it and love it. It’s every homeschool mom’s BEST FRIEND in the tech world. No
more dried out ink cartridges, waiting for shipping or a chance to get to the store. No more looking for the best deals, or stocking up and forgetting
where the ink is. You can read all about the program HERE.
Right now you can score an INCREDIBLE deal on a printer PLUS with your purchase you’ll score 4 months of HP Instant Ink for FREE! Dang, what a deal!
There are also a ton of board and card games on sale today. Check them out HERE. That’s all for now, friends. If I see any other AMAZING deals I’ll come back and update this post, otherwise watch for the deals on Facebook at Fb.com/AslightlyBetterWife
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