Saturday, July 14, 2012
I LOVE Rainbow Resource
I have to put in a plug for my absolutely favorite go-to source for my teaching needs:
When I first started homeschooling, I was overwhelmed by the vast number of companies selling teaching materials. I was looking for a reputable company from which to buy my curriculum materials, math manipulatives, and fun extras. I heard about Rainbow Resource from The Well Trained Mind and decided to give them a try. I have been a fan ever since!
I truly think that the highlight of my June is receiving their 1300 page catalog! For the past 4 or 5 years I've read it almost cover to cover. The product reviews (for almost every single product) are very thorough and their website offers customer reviews in addition to this.
I have always received fast service, particularly when I place my order earlier in the summer (June/July). On the extremely rare occasion that there was a problem with something I ordered, I have always received friendly service and the problem was corrected.
As a bonus, the Rainbow Resource family is truly a family-oriented company. I have also appreciated their commitment to homeschooling--From their website:
"In the Old Testament, God's people offered up the first fruits of the harvest as a sign of trust in His provision. We would like to do something in this same spirit. We are offering up all our profits for the month of June and giving them to homeschool families who have educational needs due to hardships of any kind..."
How cool is that!
By the way, it's not just for homeschoolers! Any "brick and mortar" schoolteacher, any parent, or grandparent would LOVE to get their hands on these products.
Give them a try!