The Old Schoolhouse® Lab
Compiled and edited by Kate Kessler,
Product Reviews Director
Welcome to February! Do you get down in the dumps in February because winter is not quite over and spring is not quite here? Please come join me as we sit at the proverbial curriculum hall table and chat about some great resources for your
homeschool! Welcome to the February issue of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine’s Lab!
So what’s new? Let’s find out together!
Growing Up Wild DVDs
The Wild Family
As a member of The Schoolhouse Review Crew, I was thrilled to receive two
DVDs from the Growing Up Wild series. I received Volume 1 and Volume 4.
About Growing Up Wild: Growing
Up Wild is a series of DVDs produced
by the Wild family, who are real missionaries to a remote tribe in the Indonesian jungle. The Growing Up Wild
DVDs document their lives with the
Wano people in the Papua jungle. The
DVDs are narrated by Mom and Dad
and show the daily missionary life
through the eyes of their four boys . . .
the Wild brothers.
Each episode is a view into a differ-
ent aspect of the missionary life and
is geared to give children a broader
view of just what missionary work is
all about. The Growing Up Wild series
is geared toward children aged 5–12.
They are beautifully shot and really en-
gaging. Each episode is about 15 min-
utes in length, and there are 3 episodes
per DVD. There is also an activity
guide that offers lots of ideas to bring
the message home. Each of the Grow-
ing Up Wild DVDs sells for $18.99 plus
shipping and handling. You can also
purchase the entire Growing Up Wild
set ( 5 DVDs) at a 15% discount for
$80.99 plus shipping and handling.
Growing Up Wild, Volume 1
“Home Sweet Hut”—In this episode,
you will see a glimpse into the Wild
brothers’ house and life. Learn how a
house in the jungle is built and see the
creatures that emerge in the night.
“Supply Trip”—How do the Wild
brothers buy and bring in supplies
for months while living in the jungle?
Come and watch as this episode takes
off on a little bush airplane and ends
with a pantry full of supplies.
“Sun & Water”—Discover how the
mighty sun’s power and a rushing
mountain stream can be harnessed and
become useful daily tools for the Wild
brothers and their family. Who knew
learning about electricity and water
pressure could be so much fun!
Growing Up Wild, Volume 4
“Amazing World Around Us”—Col-
orful pythons, tropical birds, a giant
stick bug, and a huge hairy spider are
the stars of this exciting episode. Join
the Wild brothers as they marvel at the
amazing evidences of our Creator in
the jungles of Papua.
When I brought the package into the
house and told Riley what it was, he
was ecstatic. This was quite possibly the
single most anticipated review for him.
When I told him about the DVDs, he
couldn’t stop talking about them. Every
time I’d come from the mailbox with a
package, he was dying to know if it was
the Wild boys. He bugged me as much
about the Growing Up Wild DVDs as
he does about the free Lego magazine!
So, you can imagine how excited he
was for them to finally arrive.
The minute I got back into the house
from the mailbox with the Growing
Up Wild DVDs, the first one went into
the player and Riley was mesmerized
for the next 45 minutes. The episodes
are FUN! We all enjoyed watching the
Wild boys’ antics and learning about
life as a missionary. Riley oohed and