Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Reading Eggs New Workbooks - 200 Essential Reading Skills for Kindergarten/ TOS Review

Online Reading Eggs Suite

OH MY GOODNESS...Guess what Reading Eggs just came out with???

Online Reading Eggs Suite
Online Reading Eggs Suite
                      If you are not familiar with Reading Eggs, you may not understand why I am 
so excited about these workbooks.  

I am not usually a workbook person, but after using and reviewing Reading Egg's online program, I was thrilled when they came out with the matching workbooks.

 I chose Reading K 200 Essential Reading Skills for Kindergarten. This book is 275 pages and is made to complete in a year at about 15 minutes a day. 

My son is 3 1/2 and is just learning his letters and sounds, and he loves this program. He also loves to have his own "school", so this workbook is perfect for him because he is already familiar with the program, and the characters. 

Having used the online program, it will be hard for me to focus solely on the workbook without talking about the program as well. And while you could definitely use this work book alone, just as you could use the program alone, I completely recommend using them together! The workbook coming out makes this a complete reading/writing program.  (As well as a math program if you want it!)

There is a yearly planner at the beginning of the book to help you get through it in a year. It seems to equal out to about 3 pages a day. Brently can't do three pages a day, so it would just take us longer to complete, but I am totally fine with that! 

I have quite a few videos that we made of my son using the online program so that you can see how the workbook correlates. 

This is one of the activities the child does when learning the sounds of the letters. As you can see in the video, he is already learning the sound "mmm". 

The dot to dot activities are one of his favorite ones. This also helps the child learn how to form the letter. 

Before we got the actual physical workbooks, we received a download version so that we could get started on the workbooks! 

My son was so excited. I was too when I saw the pages. It is so familiar and fun and colorful! 

Reading K 200 Essential Reading Skills for Kindergarten includes pen control and handwriting practice, which we really need. As you will see in these videos, my son is just starting to learn how to use a pencil and write, or draw. 

The workbook has dot to dot and tracing patterns for extra practice learning how to use the pencil. 

Here he is doing more practice. We need to practice holding the pencil correctly but he is really enjoying doing his "work". 

After some warm up practice, you get into the letters. Everything corresponds with the online program. Your child will learn how to write the letters in the same order that they learn them online. 

Since Brently is only 3, it takes us longer to get through the lessons. I am also using the online program with him as well. We are doing the online portion a couple of times before we move on to the workbook. I want him to understand what it is he is seeing and trying to write. If we just did the workbook alone, at this point, he wouldn't know what the letters were. 

If he were older and already knew his letters, he could use the book by itself, but we are using it as part of a program. 

After he has "played" online several times during the week, we will then go to the workbook and work on the portion that corresponds to what he has just learned. 

As you can see in the pictures, and the video below,  he has a blast writing his letters. He is so proud of himself!

I have taken extra pictures of the workbook so you can get an idea of what all is in it and how it progresses. 

The workbooks even include certificates for when you child finishes each section (map), just like the online program does. 

And there is a certificate for when your child completes the whole workbook. 

Inside the workbook is also a letter chart. I printed this out on card stock so we could have it out of the book to look at. 

I love the workbook and think it is great on it's own, or as a companion to the online program. 

My only complaint is that I wish the pages were perforated so that I could tear them out.

Another aspect to this program is Math Seeds. I think my son actually likes Math Seeds better than Reading Eggs! He LOVES the monkey! He thinks it's hilarious.

It is super cute, but it is also a great, fun way for your child to learn his/her numbers, and core math skills. 

This is kind of a long video, but it takes you through several of the activities in the beginning of Math Seeds so that you can see what it's like. 

Here is a shorter video of another one of the Math Seed activities. 

There is a reading program for older kids as well. It is called Reading Eggspress. Now, we are not in this level but my son always trys to do it anyways. (silly boy). I took a video one time just so you could get an idea of what the older program is like as well. 

There are 6 reading workbooks and 3 math workbooks.  All of the workbooks are $19.95. I think this is a great price for a workbook that will last all year long, especially since the workbook is in all color! 

I will definitely be getting the Math Seeds workbook to go along with this program as well!

I am super excited to be able to offer you guys an extended free trial and 10% off any of the new workbooks! 

You can click here or on the image below to get your 4 free weeks of the online Reading Eggs program. 

To get 10 percent off of the workbooks just use discount code WK10TSNJ22I

Last Year I reviewed the online program for Reading Eggs. Please read it here. I have a lot more information about it there.

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Be sure to read what my fellow Crew Mates thought about the new workbooks too!!

Online Reading Eggs Suite {Reading Eggs Reviews}
Online Reading Eggs Suite {Reading Eggs Reviews}

Thursday, August 30, 2018

TBT/ How to Have a H.E.A.R.T for Your Kids...

I came across a past post for my first review that I wrote for the 2011/2012 review year. It was for a book called How to Have a H.E.A.R.T For Your kids by Rachael Carmen

I had forgotten about this book until I came across this post. This was such a great book for me! I read it cover to cover. 

This book taught me so much about what really having a heart for your kids meant. 

I am glad I came across this post. I will be getting this book back out and reading it again. 

Read my review of the book here, and see if it is one that you would like to read. I am sure you will! 

Friday, August 24, 2018

My Favorite Preschool Curriculum! Usborne Books and More

Preschool can be so much fun to teach. One of my favorite parts of teaching preschool is that you don't need a whole lot of curriculum. 

Preschool can consist of books, games, coloring, playing, nature walks, etc...

My favorite part of preschool is the books!

I love books that are educational, but also fun; books where the child doesn't even realize they are learning.

Some of my son's favorite books right now .are the Peek Inside books. He absolutely loves the space book We literally read it every night. 

Picture of Peek Inside Space

There are many books in this series and they are all awesome. We particularly like the Animal Homes book as well. 

One of my son's other favorite books right now is Telling the Time

Picture of Telling the Time

This is a cute story with a very interactive way to learn to tell the time. 

For early math I love these two books. Adding at the Circus and Subtracting

They are both part of the First Math Slide and See series. These are so interactive and literally show the child things being added or taken away. It makes it so much easier to learn and understand when you can see it happening. 

Picture of First Math Slide and See Adding

Picture of First Math Slide and See Subtracting

There is a series by Usborne Books and More called Lift-the-Flap. There is a book for learning just about anything in this series. There are way too many to list, but we use these interactive books to learn pretty much anything we need to learn in preschool! I think this series is a must have for preschool. 

Picture of Lift-the-Flap ABC

Picture of Lift-the-Flap Colors

Picture of Lift-the-Flap Numbers

Picture of Lift-the-flap Opposites

For science and non-fiction I love the Shine-a-Light series. 

We have Secrets of Our Earth and Secrets of Animal Camouflage and are working on getting the whole series. 

These books are so awesome. The kids learn about all kinds of things in a super fun way. When they shine the light behind the pages, new things appear! 

Picture of Secrets of Our Earth - Shine-a-Light

Picture of Secrets of Animal Camouflage - Shine-a-Light

There are SO many awesome books that are fun and educational that I couldn't possibly list them all. 

I found myself purchasing so many books from Usborne Books and More that I just became a consultant so I could get the discount. I just wanted to be up front and let you know that I am a consultant, but that's not the reason I am showing you these books. I am showing you because they are AMAZING and children LOVE them and really learn form them. 

I really feel like you can get everything you need for preschool with these books! 

I hope this post shows you that you can teach your children in fun ways and foster a love for learning and reading as well! 

Reading Eggs New Workbooks - 200 Essential Reading Skills for Kindergarten/ TOS Review

OH MY GOODNESS...Guess what Reading Eggs just came out with??? ...