Friday, January 13, 2012

Swan lake - Maestro Classics/ TOS review

The Story of Swan Lake

Swan Lake from Maestro Classics  is beautiful ballet. Tchaikovsky’s greatest ballet score, is the tale of a prince who falls in love with a beautiful princess. The princess, however, has been turned into a swan by an evil magician, and only the prince’s love can break the spell. This narrated version of the classic tale for children is sure to delight all who love ballet and enchanting storytelling.

Included what is called the Digipak, which includes the CD, and a booklet that tells about the composer, the conductor, the narrator, and has several fun activities for the children that are related to the CD.

The case that it comes in is beautiful, as is the CD itself.

On the CD you will first listen to an introduction which tells the background of the story, and which instruments represent which characters.  This is really helpful.

Your children will also learn all about the composer, and about the music, among other things.

A 24-page activity book included with the CD contains a biography of Tchaikovsky, information on acoustic and electric guitars, sheet music and words for a sing-along song, explanation of major and minor keys, puzzles and more.

We really enjoy all maestro Classics CD's. They are very well done, and the music is so well done.

You can find Swan Lake and other CD's here for $16.98 for the Cd or $9.98 for the download.

I would go with the CD!

Check out what my fellow Crew Mates thought of Swan Lake


*I have received a copy of Swan Lake, as a member of the TOS Homeschool Review Crew, in return for my honest opinion. No other compensation has been given to me.*

Saturday, January 7, 2012


I recently got the opportunity to review a fort from Toydle Forts.


I love the fact that your child can build his own fort anywhere he likes and can leave your furniture in place!

All Toydle Forts are constructed with

  • Hand made wooden blocks 3” sq. made with high quality, laminated poplar.
  • High Quality PVC tubes 29” long & 1/2in wide.
All Toydle Forts include an industrial strength storage bag.

All Toydle Forts include clips to help secure your sheets and blankets.

 Toydle Forts are made in the USA—in Boise, Idaho. Each tube is cut, each wood block is hand-shaped by an American worker.

The PVC pipes are phthalate free.

Toydle will replace any product or piece thereof that fails for any reason, even if your little critters leave a block out in the rain, or try to do pull-ups with a tube.

Toydle Forts come in two different sizes.

The Toydle Fort

Over 45 sq ft of fun! Lots of room to maneuver.

The BIG Toydle Fort

Double the square foot for double the fun!

My son is 7 years old and he really loves this fort. He can change the shape and size any time he wants to. My 14 year old daughter even loves it!

You can purchase the Toydle Fort for $149, or the BIG Toydle Fort for $229 here.


*I have received a fort, free, as a member of the TOS Homeschool Review Crew, in return for my honest opinion.
No other compensation has been given to me.*

Wordless Wednesday

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