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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Review: TOS Travel Kits

The Old Schoolhouse offered a great ebook for me to review for the Homeschool Crew. By Donna Rees, you can find this ebook at the TOS Store for $12.45

Travel Kits: A Simple Way to Bless Others is chock full of great ideas for simple to put together baskets of gifts to give to others for time in the car. The purpose is to make car time more fun- for everyone! The age range for this is ALL. You can do this no matter what your age or who you are making a Travel Kit for.

In our family we take quite a few trips and we have always taken along a bag with items such as books, toys, paper, crayons (though mostly not), pencils, etc., that they might like to fiddle with while we are spending time in the car. This ebook gives so many ideas that go way beyond our simple tradition. But not one of the suggestions would cost much.

The 93-page ebook is full of photograph examples of travel kits that were put together by the author or suggestions for future travel kits. I really like how Rees lets us in on some of the circumstances of how she came up with some of them. She also shares where she got the items, many times as footnotes but also in the paragraph. It sounds like the Dollar Tree is a favorite and it makes perfect sense to me! It is set up wonderfully as well. It is very logically put together. You have to know what kind of car that the recipients of your travel kit will be in. If it's a small car and you plan on putting together and giving something that requires space...that's not going to go over so well, and may even be left behind on the trip!

This ebook has 14 chapters that cover absolutely everything you could think of that have to do with putting together, choosing items for boys/girls/mom/dads, presenting the items, when and how to distribute the items. I was just amazed at how much was put into this simple idea. The main theme throughout this ebook is the way that it is a blessing that you can give to others with so little actual effort.

We went on a two-day driving trip to see family and friends not long after I received this ebook for review and so I didn't get to try it out on our trip. But lucky for us (and yes, I mean lucky) we are taking another one soon and the suggestions in this ebook will be so useful. I have already begun mental lists (that really need to be physical lists) for others that I know who would benefit from this. My pastor and his wife often travel to other cities when he preaches at other churches. A friend of mine has two young daughters that would love to have a travel kit--I'm sure she would like one too!

The price of $12.45 is well worth it. There are 'bonus items' at the end of the ebook. I'm not sure I am allowed to share what they are but...if you check out this ebook at the TOS Store, they have some sample pages. This is truly a great resource!!

See what other Crew Members have to say about Travel Kits at the TOS Homeschool Crew blog

**Disclosure: I received this ebook free from The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew for an honest review. I received no other compensation for this review. See my Disclosure/Policies for more information.**

2 comments:

  1. Road trips with the new travel kits were fun for us. I'm also thinking of ways that I can bless others with these fun kits.

    Great review!

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  2. Hi Blossom! It is exciting to get our first review done, isn't it?!!!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog too!

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