Archive for August 30th, 2012
Welcome to WordWorld, where words are the stars of the show! Join Duck and Fly as they learn how to be firefighters just like their friend Firefighter Frog! To be firefighters, the gang has to keep a look out for any signs of smoke in WordWorld…because where there’s smoke, there’s fire! Will Duck and Fly be able to determine what’s really smoke and what’s not? Firefighters to the rescue!
My kids ages 1 1/2 and 4 years old love Word World and I’m glad that they do! It’s a show that in my opinion demonstrates that learning to read can be fun! This show teaches children letter sounds, how to build words, rhyme, and much more! It’s pretty neat that it shows literally how letters come together to form words. Perfect for any child that learns visually.
The stories are cute and the characters completely love-able. Kids will be engaged with the stories and learn important early reading skills a long the way. I know mine have!
On the 21st of August, nCircle Entertainment released Word World to The Rescue! This collection of four different episodes each with their own general theme has been a hit in our home. Here’s a brief description below of the episodes:
To The Rescue
Duck and Fly want to become firefighters, just like their friend Firefighter Frog. To be firefighters, the gang has to keep a look out for any signs of smoke in WordWorld, because where there’s smoke, there’s fire! Will Duck and Fly be able to determine what’s really smoke and what’s not? Firefighters to the rescue!
Duck Saves Spider’s Web
When DUCK accidentally crashes into Spider’s web and breaks it apart into letters, he has to go about finding the letters to fix it. But he doesn’t know what letters are in the word ‘web’! With ELEPHANT’s help, he learns that sometimes if you can sound out a word, you can figure out what letters you need to build it.
The Best Nest
It’s DUCK’s turn at show and tell at school, and he wants to bring the thing he loves the best: his nest! But when the nest breaks apart into letters, will DUCK be able to retrieve them all in time?
Caterpillar Gets a Home
On a rainy, windy day in WordWorld, DUCK helps his new friend, caterpillar, build a home to keep her safe from the weather. But not just any word will keep an itty bitty caterpillar from getting wet or blown away…
Final Thoughts and Tidbits…
The runtime of this DVD is 60 minutes long. You can easily let your children watch the whole DVD at one sitting or space at the viewing time an afterward discuss the story and other things they they’ve learned. Along with the DVD was a Word World character poster in which my kids couldn’t wait to have hung on their wall!
Overall, I would highly recommend this DVD to parents or teachers of preschool to kindergarten aged children. Sugested retail price is 9.99. I found WordWorld: To the Rescue for 8.99 on Amazon.com.
Just because work and school can be boring doesn’t mean your stationery supplies have to be! International Arrivals brings fun to your office and school day with their line of stationery items.
Established in 2005, International Arrivals was inspired by former Barnes & Noble buyer Carol Tyner. With the ingenious idea to create fun and practical supplies for adults and children, International Arrivals has produced clever products such as scented pens, pencils and markers to pencil sharpeners, paper clips and journals, among many other stationery supplies.
Gathering attention from magazines such as O Magazine, Woman’s Day and Real Simple, International Arrivals is paving the way for imaginative writing instruments and stationery supplies. Check out what all the hype is about at www.intlarrivals.com
Both my children were extremely happy when I opened up a box full of unique and fun school supplies for them to enjoy and use daily during their 2012 school year from International Arrivals. Some of the awesome supplies we received were sweet smelling gourmet Smencils, fuzzy wuzzy and sparkle pencils, jumbo sized markers, self sharpening crayon sticks, candy shaped erasers, rulers, and a few more things!
I think receiving special school supplies to use through out the school year nurtures and shows a big part of your child’s personality. My four year old daughter for instance, choose the school supplies out of those we were sent to review that I thought portrayed her perfectly. She’s a very happy, extroverted child, she loves the color purple, and anything that sparkles. She right away went straight for the purple sparkle pencils and the purple colored ruler. Once she found out the other pencils and erasers smelled uniquely different she couldn’t wait to use them and show them off to everyone she came in contact with.
My 20 month son who really loves drawing right now, enjoyed using the Chunky Monkey set of 10 markers. These markers cover every color needed to create a masterpiece. My son had no issues holding and using these to draw. I like that they come in a clear storable container and that the lids of the markers are easy to take off and put back on.
Out of everything we received, I was really tickled with the Color Appeel crayon sticks! These awesome crayon sticks peel to sharpen, keeping them ready to use without the hassle of digging out your pencil or crayon sharpener to continue drawing or coloring. The names of the colors are equally as fun as the sticks themselves with names such as odd ball orange, lighthouse blue, bamboo brown, and peacock purple to name a few!
I highly recommend check out www.intlarrivals.com for yourself, you won’t be disappointed in the products that can be found there. Hurry on! I’m sure any of these products would be sure to brighten the day of any child (or adult!).
Disclaimer: I was sent the above mentioned product to review. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.
On Monday, Swagbucks.com welcomedthe return of Shop & Earn, and just in the nick of time. Shop & Earn is the newest way to earn even more Swag Bucks by shopping online at popular retailers like Kohl’s, Nordstrom, Target and more. You’ll now have the ability to earn Swag Bucks per dollar spent or purchase made (earning amounts vary by store) through Shop & Earn.
Please note that Shop & Earn is only available in the U.S. for now, but they are working hard to make it available everywhere in the future. I think it’s awesome and have personally used this way to earn SWAGBUCKS myself buying things I was already planning on ordering anyways!