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Tilt & View Animal X-Rays by Learning Resources {Review + Giveaway}

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The Tilt & View Animal X-Rays card set by Learning Resources is an awesome tool to use in teaching kids about animals and their skeletons. You can look at all the cards at once and investigating bones. Or you can take a look at one at time and build your own unit study around the animal cards included! The variations of how you can present and use these in a home or school classroom are completely endless!

The Animal X-Rays Card Set includes 18 double-sided cards that measure at 5″ x 4″ inches in size. The front side of the card features an animal and when tilted the card displays a holographic matching x-ray. On the back of each card, is information and neat facts about the animal. Animals featured include: Gray Squirrel, Green Sea Turtle, Moray Eel, Barred Owl, Emperor Penguin, Mallard Duck, and more.

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The Magic School Bus in a Pickle & Revving Up on DVD

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On July 30th, Scholastic released “The Magic School Bus In A Pickle” DVD & a Three DVD pack called the “Magic School Bus called Revving Up”! This DVD award winning series are must haves in educating children at home or in any school classroom on the world of Science in fun and exciting way.

The Magic School Bus is a cartoon that I personally enjoyed growing up! I am really excited that smaller collections such as these are being released if you don’t have the funds to get the entire collection at once which was previously released onto DVD.

My children ages almost 3 and 5 1/2 are huge fans of the Magic School Bus (age recommendations are 4-10). Since I homeschool, I’m using the collection in teaching my daughter and son science. My daughter really enjoys learning through the Magic School Bus and recently she also received the Nintendo DS Magic School Bus Ocean game to use along with these DVDS. She literally was begging for the game after watching this series! If that’s not a love for Science, I don’t know what is!

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Learning Resources Mental Blox Game {Review + Giveaway}

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Mental Blox is a brain boosting hands-on strategy game that was released this year by Learning Resources. It’s geared toward children ages 5-13 and there’s a wide variety of ways to use the game! I will vouch that there’s more than meets the eye on the surface of Mental Blox. It can either be a look & build stacking game, a listen and build game, and you can use it to teach a child about pattern sequencing as well as take an approach to educate a child on geometric shapes and the correct names.

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Bink & Gollie and more stories about friendship, a new Storybook Treasures DVD {Review}

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This new DVD in the SCHOLASTIC STORYBOOK TREASURES™ collection is perfect for kids as they wind down the school year, get ready for camp and look forward to spending the summertime with friends. BINK & GOLLIE… AND MORE STORIES ABOUT FRIENDSHIP is an all-new compilation headlined by “Bink & Gollie”, from Kate DiCamillo, the Newbery Medal-winning author of Because of Winn Dixie and The Tale of Despereaux and Alison McGhee. A story of two very different girls who are the best of friends, Bink and Gollie don’t agree on anything, but they learn ways to keep their friendship going strong. The original story for early readers, illustrated by Tony Fucile, won the Theodore Geisel Award, and a new book in the series “Bink & Gollie: Best Friends Forever” is available from Candlewick Press this spring. 

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Disneynature: Wings of Life (Blu-ray / DVD) Review

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From Disneynature, the studio that brought you Earth, Oceans, African Cats and Chimpanzee, comes Wings of Life — a stunning adventure full of intrigue, drama and mesmerizing beauty. Narrated by Meryl Streep, this intimate and unprecedented look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers is a celebration of life, as a third of the world’s food supply depends on these incredible — and increasingly threatened — creatures.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg, Wings of Life utilizes riveting high-speed, time lapse and macro filmmaking to showcase in spectacular detail these unsung heroes of our planet.

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