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The exhibit hall at the Chicago Homeschool Expo provides parents the opportunity to interact with homeschool curriculum providers, homeschool service providers, college representatives, and more.  We like to pack our exhibit hall with all types of curriculum and services – from tutors to colleges, science to math, preschool to high school.  It’s all here under one roof!

If you would like to become an exhibitor, please visit our “Be An Exhibitor” page for more information and a link to our online registration form.

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2009 Exhibitors

3P Learning – Mathletics – online math curriculum resource

ABeka Book – Christian textbooks

Academy of Science for Kids – Little Professor Science Kits

Accountable Kids – The Accountable Kids Parenting Program

Add-A-Century Timeline – History Timeline System

Alpha Omega PublicationsSwitched-On Schoolhouse, LIFEPAC, Horizons, Alpha Omega Academy

AM 1160 WYLL – Radio station

American School – Accredited distance education high school/ general high school and college preparatory.

Apologia Educational Ministries – Homeschool science

Arbonne International – Health and wellness products, home business opportunity

Artistic Memories by Alice Craig – Artwork to bless the Home; and also bring comfort for those parents grieving the loss of a child

Arts Attack – Atelier Homeschool Art Program. Award winning DVD-based art curriculum ages 4-16. Art appreciation/print kits, art supply kits.

Assistive Writing Solutions, Inc. – Just The Write Size Structured Writing Paper

Astronomy DelightAstronomy curriculums

Baker Trittin Press / Tweener Ministries – Motivating Books for Boys written by Dads and High School Students. Accompanying Language Arts Curriculum. Includes competitions for High School Authors, Artists, and Song Writers.

Barefoot Books – Beautiful children’s books, puppets, puzzles and CD’s

BJU Press – BJU Press educational materials and services

Brainetics LLC – Brainetics Math and Memory Program – DVD set

Brooks with Books – Vintage hard-to-find Books

Carpenter Phonics – Repetitive, systematic phonic/sight word curriculum for beginning/struggling readers

CBH Ministries – Keys for Kids devotionals, Devotional books, Down Gilead Lane CDs, Classic CBH Songtime & Storytime CDs

Cedarville University – Cedarville Univeristy is a Christ-centered learning community equipping students for lifelong leadership and service through an education marked by excellence and grounded in biblical truth. Home-schooled students fit right in at Cedarville, partly because we provide the same values-centered education. Cedarville’s home-school graduates pursue majors in numerous fields and many home-schooled students take on leadership roles at CU.

Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University – Education resources for gifted children

Championship Chess – Chess workbooks, DVDs and CDs; chess sets, demonstration boards, chess clocks and score books

Cheryl Moeller Production – Homeschool Your Preschooler on $1 a Day, Lexi’s Homeschool Diary – a novel with curriculum, Baby Saves Christmas – a novel with curriculum, Aunt Sarah’s Alaskan Cookbook – a novel with curriculum

Children’s BooksMany different publishers

Christian Liberty Academy & Press – We publish Christian textbooks and educational materials. We also provide home school curriculum from Preschool to 12th grade.

Christian Youth Theater – Children’s Theater Classes, Family Theater Shows

Classical ConversationsClassical Conversations, IEW, Apologia, Saxon, Veritas Press, Memoria Press, Greek-n-Such

College Assistance Plus (CAPlus) of ChicagoEducational/College financial aid consulting & academic coaching

Concerned Communications – Homeschool Curriculum

Consignment Books – Large selection of used K-12 homeschool curriculum and educational resources, including but not limited to books, toys, games, manipulatives, videos, CDs, etc.

Cornerstone Learning Connections – Integrated Multi-sensory Language Arts program featuring Alphabet, Phonics, Reading, Handwriting and Spelling; Educator’s Publishing Service; Singapore Math, Science, & English

Coulee Region House of Knowledge – Used homeschool curriculum Pre-K – 12

Courtship Connection – Tools for training in character, purity, and courtship

Creation Truth Foundation – Truth in Science Curriculum

Current Curriculum – Current, classroom-ready print activities taken from today’s world, Inc. – Online Teacher Facilitated Structured Singapore Math (US Edition) Curriculum

Dave Ramsey – The Lampo Group – Books and educational materials teaching kids ages 3 – 18 about handling money

Digital Frog International –  Educational natural science software

Digital Interactive – DIVE into math and science with video lectures on CD-ROM that teach Saxon Math and high school science

Discovery Toys – Educational toys, books, games and puzzles

Dove Chocolate Discoveries – Ready to make or ready to eat exclusive, and delicious, Dove Chocolate beverages and food items

Edu-Track Homeschool – Edu-Track Homeschool software

Einsteinhealthylearning/Motor Learning Centers Inc. – EinsteinCyclePC; Einstein Islands Software

Equal Exchange – Fair trade curriculum, organic & fair trade coffee, tea, snacks

Erin Brown Conroy – Books: parenting, writing, reading

Esther’s Place – Fiber art kits for needle felting, supplies for spinning, weaving, needle and wet felting

Excellence in Writing – Andrew Pudewa’s Teaching Writing and other grammar and writing helps

Faithful Bookshop – Classical products such as Veritas Press, Classical Academic Press, specializing in Logic and Latin

Family Time Magazine – Family Time Magazines, flyers for upcoming Baby Expo and Autism Seminar

Finding Christ Through FictionBiblical Fiction, Lapbooks, and Bible Study resources for all ages

For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries – Affordable marriage conferences and Biblical resources for couples

Foreign Language Friends – a complete multimedia experience designed to help children learn a foreign language easily and successfully

Get Organized! LLC – Fridge File; Home Operations Made Easy – Your Family Command Center

Gideons International – Distribution of Bibles, around the world, to over 190 countries, in 90 different languages

Good Steward Books – Books, DVD’s, Audio Drama’s and Audio Books from Focus on the Family, Crossway, Moody Publishers, Your Story Hour and many others.

Growing Healthy Homes – Nutritional curriculum, Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils

Gospel for Asia – Free books given out (Revolution in World Missions) and Profiles for sponsorship

Hands-On English with Linking Blocks – Linking Blocks manipulatives, student workbook, teacher manual, and teaching aids

Heritage Makers – Online books, calendars, cards, and posters

HL Games – GO mental, GO mental FUNDAmental, GO metnal SACRAmental, AmuseAmaze, Beadecked – educational, family board & card games

Home Educating Family Magazine – Home Educating Family Magazine, Well Planned Day Homeschool Planner

Home Field Advantage – Books written by Christine Field

Homeschool Inc.Quick Start Curriculum Kits, Grades K-12, Special Needs Resource List, PER (Plan/Educate/Record)online Homeschool Planner

Homeschool Legal Advantage – Promotional material for HLA legal services, books written by Attorney Gibbs and other CLA attorney’s – Offers homeschool group leaders and their families the ability to setup and manage their website and membership

Homeschool WorksOnline classes and tutoring for home schoolers grade 5 – college level

Illinois Homeschool Freedom Watch

In the Hands of a Child – Lapbook project packs

InspirED Educators – I Think:   History,  Government and Civics,  Geography, Literature Connections, etc.

Institute for Creation Research Premier education and research institution for equipping believers with evidences of the Bible’s accuracy and authority

Intellego Unit Studies – An integrative approach to web-linked, secular K-12 education that embraces the learning styles and multiple intelligences of every child

Judah Bible Curriculum – Book: The Third Alternative: Christian Self-government, Judah Bible Curriculum

Juice Plus+ – Nutritional supplements

K to the 8th Power / National Connections Academy – K to the 8th Power provides an online technology literacy curriculum that enables students to learn technology and computer skills with integrated academic objectives

K12 – Homeschool Curriculum; Foreign Language curriculum; private international academy

Keyboarding4KidsKeyboard Classroom is a unique learn to type program for children

Kids Love Illinois/Kids Love Travel – Guides, games, Daycation planners, state history workbooks, travel mysteries & educational travel games.

Lamplighter Publishing – Rare collector books for family reading and character growth

Language Stars – Language Learning Products

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago – LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago Workshops

LLM Creative Learning – Science kits and curriculum from a Christian perspective

Lockrobots – Lockrobots (educational manipulative)

Mad Science of Northern Illinois – Hands On Science activities

Marshall Publishing – Educational learning media including DVDs, Books, CD-ROMS, Learining Guides, Audio CDs from Marshall Publishing. Topics include: History, Fire Safety, Animals, Autism, Culture, Travel, Early Childhood and more!

Math-U-See – Math curriculum

McNulty Irish Dancers – Traditional Irish Dance lessons and performances

Miller Pads and Paper – Paper, art and educational supplies, hands-on learning, emphasis on combining art with core subjects to enhance learning and retention. Preschool through adult. Journals, sketching & painting supplies, calligraphy supplies, teacher planners, art & craft kits, Sculpting supplies, Dover books, Dot to Dot and Activity books, Art History and Appreciation, Hands on History, Science, Geography, Math and English.

Moody Bible InstituteFrom the Word to life.  Whether it is our intimate campus in Spokane, Washington, our main campus in the heart of Chicago, or our distance learning options that allow you to study the Bible from home, Moody welcomes home schooled students to gain a deeper understanding of the Word of God and practical skills for effective  ministry.  We’ll train you to make serving Christ your lifelong pursuit.

Moving Beyond the Page – Curriculum for gifted and creative learners

My Daisy Days

Nancy Larson Publishers – Nancy Larson Science 1, 2 and 3

Nest Family – Books and videos

Olivet Nazarene University – College representative

Pampered Chef – Kitchen tools, cookware, stoneware, cookbooks and entertaining accessories

PlunderChess & Bookflip – PlunderChess game chess variant, chess mats, beginner chess DVD and Bookflip bookmarkers

Pre-paid Legal Services, Inc.Safeguard the family you love. You have many rights as an American citizen. For less than the cost of a cup of coffee a day, Pre-Paid Legal can show you how to protect your family’s legal rights. A comprehensive Will and Identity Theft Shield are also included with the membership. Business Opportunity: Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. (NYSE listed) is looking for a few people who would like to earn extra income by working 4 to 6 hours per week.

Prodoceo Homeschool Consulting and Tutoring ServicesPrivate instruction

Progeny PressStudy guides for literature from a Christian perspective, books

Reformation Books – Books for all ages

RightStart Mathematics – We use the AL Abacus to provide a visual, auditory, and kinesthetic experience

Rod & Staff Publishers – Rod & Staff books

Rosetta Stone – Rosetta Stone Homeschool

Savannah College of Art & Design – College

Scotto’s Place Computer Skills – Essential Computer Skills Curriculum, Joyful Experiences Bible Curriculum, Homeschool Record Keeping Utilities

ShillerMathResearch-based math curriculum, music, manipulatives, flashcards, and workbooks for students of ages 4-12 (including pre-K and pre-Algebra), with beautifully designed lessons, diagnostic tests with answer keys, math songs, and Montessori-based manipulatives

SIMPLER TIMES Health/Young Living – This health curriculum is a three-in-one family nutrition and health program for all ages that presents the major body systems, how they function, their common health issues, the benefits of good food and the consequences of bad food.  With hands-on activities, science and art projects and nearly 80 family-friendly recipes, this program teaches and reinforces the why’s of what we should eat, not just “because I said so”.  Containing a complete reference guide filled with nutrition facts, charts, practical tips and an exhaustive index, Nutrition 101 – Choose Life! Will serve as a constant resource for improved health and abundant living.

Simply Fun – Award-winning family board games for all ages

Skritter – A Better Way to Learn Chinese Characters

Sonlight Curriculum – Comprehensive,complete literature based curriculum for ages Pre-K through high school

Spell to Write and ReadA complete phonics program designed for preschool through twelfth grade

Stack The Deck Writing Program – Composition textbooks, grades 1-12

State History by a Helping Hand – Complete state history courses from a Christian perspective

Taylor University – Taylor University – Taylor is homeschool and family friendly.  We are a Christ-centered educational institution, and an evangelical, interdenominational covenant community committed to advancing life-long learning and ministering the redemptive love of Jesus Christ to a world in need. Taylor University has been awarded as #1 Midwest Baccalaureate College two years in a row by U.S. News and World Report.

Teaching Textbooks – Math text books designed for homeschoolers

TeenPact Leadership Schools – TeenPact 4-day and 1-day state classes

The Bookshelf – Used books

The Chenille Kraft Company – Storysacks, Early Learning Toys, Gorilla Blocks, Arts and Crafts

The Country Baker – Specializing in teaching healthy and flavorful whole grain baking featuring a complete line of professional grade products for the home baker

The Critical Thinking Company – Award winning books & software for better grades and higher test scores, grades K-12

The Fun OnesParty rentals; fundraising

The Homeschool Channel.TV – IPTV and interviews, filming presenters

The Medical Transcription Service – Medical Transcription A to Z training program

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine – Homeschooling magazine

Thinkwell – Thinkwell Math, Thinkwell AP Calculus, Thinkwell AP Chemistry, Thinkwell AP Biology, Thinkwell AP Physics, Thinkwell AP Government

Total Living Network – Christian television & family programming.  Great curriculum tools.

Trinity Christian College – Trinity Christian College is a four-year interdenominational Christian college located in Palos Heights.  Since its founding in 1959, Trinity has provided its students with an excellent Christian higher education, offering majors in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences as well as professional programs including accounting and business administration, nursing, education, computer science, social work, criminal justice, pre-medicine, and pre-law. Caring Christian professors, small class sizes, and comfortable residence halls are just a few of the things that draw students to Trinity Christian College.

Trinity International University – We combine rigorous academics, innovative programs, and supportive relationships to challenge you to become the kind of person who can truly change our society. Ten-percent of TIU students come from a home-school background. Stop by our booth for more detailed information and a chance to win a Nintendo Wii!

Vertical Endeavors – Indoor Rock climbing/ Outdoor guided Adventures

Victoria Kasten-Homeschooled Author – Books, tshirts, posters

Videotext Interactive Homeschool Math – Educational materials specializing in multi-sensory programs for middle and high school mathematics

Wholemovement – Books on the geometry and mathematics of folding circles

Word Centered Productions – The Bible and the ABC’s book, A Street Called Straight DVDs, GLAD-The Christian Humor Magazine, Christian Greeting Cards

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