Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Messy Learning for Preschoolers and Kindergartners by PandaParents/ TOS Review


Panda Parents Kindy Curriculum

PandaParents has a new monthly curriculum they are coming out with called MESSYLEARNING FOR PRESCHOOLERS AND KINDERGARTNERS. 

What is M.E.S.S.Y Learning? It is a system for ages 3 through 6 that focuses on Early Brain Building through Reading and STEM. 

It is a 3 part system. In each course you will receive a story book, a video and a workbook that are all about the same story. 

You will read the book and watch the video with your child. 

Then you can work on the workbook about 2 to 3 days a week. All of the activities are based on the book and video. 

We received three different courses. 

We decided to focus on Mommy's Baby. 

It seemed a little easier than the other 2, and my son is only 3, so I thought this would be the best one for us to focus on for our review. (Plus it is just so cute!)

The other two courses are very similar, just with different themes. (The skunk course is super cute too!)

I need to go ahead and let you know that while we received all digital material, they will be offering a printed book option, as well as a digital option. 

I printed out the entire workbook. (Sorry it's a little worn. I should have taken pictures when we first printed them out!)

I have a monthly ink subscription, so it is not a big deal for me to print out all of the pages, however I understand that it can be a large cost for those who don't. It would use a lot of colored ink, and I just don't think that printing them out in black and white would be as fun for the kids. 

While I have no problem printing them out, I do have a problem with the fact that we can't use the stickers that you would get in a printed version. 

We could cut them all out and glue them, but honestly that's a lot of work for me, and I just don't want to do that. These are the cute sticker pages. If you get the physical book they will be in actual sticker format. 

We just did the pages differently than intended when we were supposed to use stickers. 

In the workbook your child will have pages that ask them to remember stuff from the story, such as how someone was feeling, or who was in the story. 

Your child will learn the letters from the story and how to write them. 

They will learn shapes, colors, big and small, pattern recognition, feelings and emotions, matching, etc.. 

We learned all about how animals have tails and how some animals use their tails for balance, or to defend themselves from danger. 

He didn't want to do everything I asked. He decided to give the tiger more legs instead! lol But he did do some of it correctly!

There really is a lot to learn in the workbook, and they do make it really fun!

My son really liked the videos and the online book, and doing the workbook pages. The online book was the first book that I have ever read to him that I got to actually finish the book. He normally takes the book away from me and wants to "read it to me". lol So we enjoyed reading the book together on the laptop. 

My son really liked the videos, and asked several times to watch it. We didn't watch it every time we did the workbook. We watched it a few times in the beginning and just did the workbook pages whenever we wanted. 

He would go and get the pages out of the drawer and ask to do his school, so that says something right there. 

You can purchase each digital course individually for anywhere from $9.95 to $14.95, or you can subscribe for only $9.95 a month. That is really not a bad price. 

There are two physical options. One is that you can get the physical workbook, but a PDF story book for only $14.95 aor you can get both the storybook and the workbook in physical form for $24.95 a month.  

There doesn't seem to be an option to purchase individual courses in the digital format just yet. 

Now, personally I did not mind the story book being digital, but would much prefer the workbook to be physical. Plus I think that would be part of the fun for the kids, and the adults, to get a new schoolbook in the mail each month! SO I would go with the $14.95 option for sure. 

My child did not really understand much of what we were doing yet. He is in his early 3's, but I do think that when he got a little bit older that he would really enjoy having a monthly subscription. 

I do think that getting a new workbook, and perhaps story book in the mail each month would get kids excited about learning, and looking forward to their new school books!

Here is what my son has to say about how he likes this curriculum!

Panda Parents Kindy Curriculum

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Messylearning For Preschoolers and Kindergartners {PandaParents Reviews}
Messylearning For Preschoolers and Kindergartners {PandaParents Reviews}

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1 comment:

Kelly ~ Our Everyday Harvest said...

Awww your son is so adorable! It looks like he really enjoyed the program. My son had a lot of fun with it, too!

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