Category: Education

Review and Giveaway: Shape Sorting Presents by Learning Resources


Learning Resources Shape Sorting Presents set is a great tool to add to any classroom for children ages three years old and up! This particular set comes with 96-pieces which includes 6 shape shorting presents each representing its own shape, 90 shape sorting cards, and a very helpful suggested activities guide.

My daughter whom is almost four years old is really enjoying this set. We’ve made up several games of our own and I used the suggested activities guide to easily plan out our weekly homeschooling day. This set is very eye catching! Each shape sorting present box features boldly represents its particular shape with colorful patterns that are perfect to keep the attention of young children. The lids of each box are also removable and make for storing and and keeping things organized away in our classroom a cinch!

The 90 shape sorting cards included feature real-life images to help children recognize shapes around them. For instance on one of the circle cards, there is a picture of a bright yellow button and on one of the square cards, there’s a picture of a slice of white bread. On one of the oval cards is a picture of a very colorful Easter egg and so on.

The set itself is very durable and I imagine will last for a very long time. The quality of this product is  highly appealing as I plan on using this for my son when he’s the right age for it. Overall, the Shape Sorting Presents set helps children to recognize several different shapes, learn about grouping , practice sorting skills, and  much more! I would highly recommend it!

BUY IT: Learning Resources Shape Sorting Present set retails for $32.99 and is available at
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DVD Review: The Cat and the Hat Knows A lot about That “Surprise Little Guys”.

If you are a fan of Dr. Seuss, there’s no doubt that you haven’t heard of “The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That” which is currently airing on PBS and a few episodes can be seen on Netflix. And just in case you didn’t know and the plain fact your kids may not be getting enough of the cat, it’s good to know there are DVD’s featuring multiple episodes available for purchase on DVD through nCircle Entertainment.

My children have been enjoying the latest collection of “The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That” DVD called “Surprise, Little Guys”. This DVD’s runtime is 75 minutes and features the five following episodes: Super Secret Digger, Night Lights, Along Came a Spider, Teeny Weeny Adventure, and Hold on Tight.

I love the educational aspect of The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That, teaching science in a fun friendly child format! All the episodes are packed with great facts and fun songs. My children love the songs and I have even been caught singing some of the songs featured in the shows myself!

This is a fun collection that will teach your children how earthworms help the flowers to grow, how babies birds take flight, and so much more!

What are you waiting for? You children will be swept away into the world of shrinkamadoodles, thing 1, thing 2, a silly cat, the adventures of two fun loving kids, and be inspired to look at the world around them in a whole new light!

Buy it: You can purchase Cat in the Hat: Surprise Little Guys on Amazon.com for $9.49 right now and it’s eligible for free shipping!

Get Connected: Be sure to check out the other Cat in the Hat DVD’s as well as other great show and movie titles available at nCircle Entertainment.

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Review & Giveaway: Learning Your ABCs Felt Board Set by Betty Lukens

I’ve been very excited about finding products that my daughter can completely engage herself into when learning. Some of the hands-on products I love to present her with are from Betty Lukens, a company that offers over 30 fun felt sets geared to children of all ages. Themes include animals & nature, science and learning, dress up dolls, bible stories, and so much more!

I’ve been using the Betty Luken Learning You ABC’s Feltboard Set to help my three and half year old daughter learn her letter sounds. This 13″ x 15″ set comes ready to use with over 60 pre-cut shapes, and it’s easy to store away at home or to bring along when traveling with it’s included plastic storage bag.

The board itself has the letters A-Z printed on it. The included full color pieces have images such an Apple to place on the letter A, Butterfly to place on B, and so on. What’s neat is that there is also the word for each image and each vowel has an image of it’s long and short letter sound!

This set has been a wonderful aid to begin teaching my daughter letter to picture matching as well as phonic sounds! I’ve even been working with her to start sounding out the words for each image. Some days I let her play with the set by herself and she’s been matching all the images to the correct letter and has been so proud of herself for getting everything correctly. There’s so many ways to learn and use this set, I say just let your imagination take you.

There’s nothing I don’t love about Betty Lukens products. They are toys and tools that are not just fun but educational too. These products are also very durable and will last for years and years to come. If you check out the website, you can find a fun free interactive felt set for kids to play with online!

If you are interested in purchasing a Betty Lukens Feltboard Set like the one I reviewed note that it cost $16.95, which I find to be a real deal! This is a set that will played with over and over again! Be sure to check out all the other products offered to find something perfect for use with your own children or church/school classroom!

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Review & Giveaway: Primary Science Mix and Measure Set by Learning Resources


Teaching preschool science to my daughter has been an absolute blast. She like most preschoolers learns best by doing so any thing hands-on is a must to incorporate into educating a child. Science is a great way for children to explore with minimal instructions from an adult. It’s an exciting and meaningful way to help children better understand the world around them teaching problem solving, basic elements, and scientific reasoning such as testing and seeking solutions and answers.

Recently, I was given the opportunity to review the Primary Science Mix and Measure Set from Learning Resource’s latest line of 2012 products. You can bet I was pretty excited to delve deeper into science with my children with this fun looking set!

The Primary Science Mix and Measure Set from Learning Resources contains a scale, a large bowl with a lid, 3 measuring spoons, 4 measuring cups, 2 liquid measuring cups, and 10 scientific activity cards. The set itself is very colorful making it enticing to children and the tools are shaped in a way that are perfect for little hands. The activity cards are a great way to get you and your child started in learning fun scientific things though you aren’t limited to just that. Some of the activity cards you can find in this set include recipes for puff paint, slime, clay, bubbles, and more!

My daughter whom is nearly four year old really enjoyed using this set. I gave her the opportunity to play with it freely and explained to her what the names for the pieces included were. And then we opted to scientifically create and explore Mystery Goo and what fun that had been. She got to investigate and discover that when she put her had slowly into the mixture that it was all smooth but if she tried to pull her hand out quickly or punch the goo her hand would get stuck! She’s been very eager since playing and learning with this set to explore the world of science again.

We really enjoy using the Primary Science Mix and Measure Set and are looking forward to trying more of the suggested projects found on the included activity cards. The only thing I wish was included in this set would be an apron or two because science can get a bit messy and maybe a little booklet in basic terms that mentions what exactly is going on with each of the projects included in scientific terms. Overall a great product and we highly recommend it!

BUY IT:  Learning Resources Primary Science Mix and Measure Setretails for $29.99 and is available at www.LearningResources.com, other online retailers and specialty stores such as Amazon.com. 

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