Herb Fairies

When I wrote about our kids' current elementary homeschool curriculum I mentioned the fantastic program called Herb Fairies that Brienne is using for her science studies. (This is not a science "program" but it fits the bill in our house for exploring nature during the elementary years.)

Herb Fairies is a learning resource produced by LearningHerbs.com. The product was available for a limited time last summer, at which time I snagged it for Brienne. It will be available for purchase again next month.

Brienne really enjoyed the stories, learning how to identify plants, and how to make herbal remedies. The pairing of a fairy with a particular plant is genius if you ask me.

The folks at LearningHerbs.com are running a video contest right now. No doubt, to generate some buzz around the upcoming release.

When Brienne found out about this contest she was very keen to produce a video. Video Production 101 (we use iMovie on my Mac) has been her homeschool curriculum for the last couple weeks. Herb Fairies has really facilitated a lot of learning around here. I love that. (pst. This is what interest-led, project-based learning looks like in our home.)

Brienne would be thrilled if you would "Like" her video on the Learning Herbs facebook page. This contest is over now.

Here's a little message written by her, about Herb Fairies and the video contest.


I made a video for a contest. The video is talking about Herb Fairies. Herb Fairies is a series of 13 books where you learn about different plants and herbs along with a fairy. I made a video about Herb Fairies for a contest by the company that publishes Herb Fairies.

The person who gets the most likes on their video has a chance of winning an iPad mini.

I was wondering if you could go to this site, find my video and "like" it.

The winner will be chosen by the 19th so if you're going to "like" my video it needs to be done by then.

You can also tell your friends I made a video so they could like it to, so I could have more chances of winning.



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  • Kika

    Kika on March 15, 2013, 3:50 p.m.

    My daughter Ella and I enjoyed your video, Brienne. We will definitely go "like" in on the FB page;). Ella enjoys the "Wildcraft" game and adores anything about fairies AND loves science so she thinks she would enjoy this resource.


  • Sarah

    Sarah on March 15, 2013, 4:33 p.m.

    Well done Brienne! You are incredibly articulate and I loved hearing about what you liked about herb fairies! ...So much that I think I will buy it for my cousin's birthday--she is turning 10 (today! ..but I am sure she can wait a bit).


  • Lisa

    Lisa on March 15, 2013, 4:51 p.m.

    "Liked"! Excellent job Brienne! I thought your video was very well done, and I'm going to look into the Herb Fairies for my daughters. Good luck!


  • Michelle Baesler

    Michelle Baesler on March 15, 2013, 7:07 p.m.

    Way to go, Brienne! I really enjoyed your video. I can't wait to show my daughter Hannah! I am thankful for your blog, Renee. I am inspired and encouraged. We will homeschool again next year. My Hannah is 6 and Eli is 2. I know Hannah would love Herb Fairies. I am on the email list to be notified of its arrival. Can't wait!


  • Joeann Millard

    Joeann Millard on March 16, 2013, 1:07 p.m.

    Greetings from northern New Brunswick :) What an absolutely enchanting video, and what an articulate young lady you are Brienne. Your parents must be so proud of you.


    • renee

      renee on March 16, 2013, 2:28 p.m.

      Northern NB ?! you must be right across, or fairly near, the border from us.


      • Joeann Millard

        Joeann Millard on March 17, 2013, 7:07 p.m.

        Hi Renee,

        Yes, we're not far, in Bathurst actually. Made the big move from Toronto almost 2 years ago. Lots of adjustments, so I can relate to some of things you've been through during your moves. But it's all good now that our local grocery store carries kale, lol.


  • Leilani

    Leilani on March 17, 2013, 12:47 a.m.

    You should have seen us - all four kids watching your video at the breakfast table. Now we all want to get the Herb Fairies! Thank you for a wonderful video, Brienne!

    (And Renee, what amazing speech skills! Engaging, confident. Pretty amazing. Now we'll be able to think of Brienne when we have miso soup and when we -finally- get Herb Fairies. Can't wait!)


  • Jenna

    Jenna on March 18, 2013, 5:24 p.m.

    HI, I liked your video! I do not have facebook, so maybe you could like if for me. I want to get a copy for my daughter when she is older.


  • Russell Family

    Russell Family on March 19, 2013, 6:32 p.m.

    turns out you have the most "likes"... mainly because you are amazing!!! My "like" made it 160!! Way to go!


  • Rana

    Rana on March 19, 2013, 9:57 p.m.

    Great job with your video Brienne! I can't wait to get Herb Fairies for my daughter. Our whole family loves to play Wildcraft.


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