*I was sent the books to review as well as a gift card for participating in this campaign. All thoughts and opinions are my own.” My son is ecstatic about The Lego® Movie coming out on DVD on June 17. Like can’t sit still, talks about it EVERY DAY excited. I can’t blame him though, […]
How Do You Make the Most of Quality Time?
This summer, we’ve really greatly enjoyed being a part of Random House’s Kids Read & Play Summer Learning Community. It has been such a refreshing and engaging way to connect with mom’s across the country. Last night, some of the community leaders hosted a live chat during which they discussed how they’ve been making the […]
Books Turned into Movies
Last Friday night, as a part of our project with Random House, The Random House Kids Read & Play Summer Learning Community, we were a part of a live chat of which the subject was “Books turned into Movies.” Of course the obvious ones were discussed first: Harry Potter, Twilight, The Cat in the Hat, Marley and Me, Pride & Prejudice, etc., but once we started getting deeper into the conversation, we were amazed at how many movies are based off of really phenomenal books.
Educational iPad Apps for Kids from WordWorld
While I am a great believer in “unplugged play” and limited screen-time for young children, I recognize that technology and even television shows can enhance learning. One of my favorite educational television shows is WordWorld, and I recently had a chance to test their new iPad apps for kids.
Leap Ahead in Summer Reading
As LeapFrog Summer Reading Ambassadors, we’ve been showing off the LeapFrog TAG and TAG Junior systems at schools, libraries, and playgroups in our area.
When I reviewed the LeapFrog TAG last year, I was impressed. As an educational consultant, I believe the TAG system is a great example of technology that genuinely engages kids in learning. Download classic stories onto the reading pen and children can listen to the whole story, hear individual words, and play games. Using the TAG helps build reading comprehension and fluency.
Letter Learning Fun
Is your child entering kindergarten or pre-school in the fall? Teach letter recognition over the summer using two fun, educational resources: How to Build an A and the LeapFrog – Letter Factory.
Learning to Spell is Easy as ABC
Learning to spell can be as easy as ABC.
Lionsgate sent us the LeapFrog Talking Words Factory and this DVD is now my 2.5 year old daughter’s top pick for her daily video…