Posts Tagged ‘teaching’

Paperback, 128 pages

((̲̅ ̲̅(̲̅C̲̅r̲̅a̲̅y̲̅o̲̅l̲̲̅̅a̲̅( ̲̅̅((>This book includes helpful information for the beginner artist. Rachel’s recommendations included the supplies/ tools she used to achieve beautiful colorful art. There are many illustrations throughout that show the creation process. This book would be a great resource for home school art (somewhere around grade 5 and up) with the easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and practice pages. 

This book was provided by Rachel Reinert (thank you for the autographed copy) to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

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Hardcover, 32 pages, ages 2-4

Meet a determined little spider who can’t seem to spin a perfect web. Whoosh goes the wind as it blows each web away. But one thing Walter can spin is shapes and one day he spins the most spectacular shape of all. It’s better than perfect – it’s a truly wonderful web.

I love this spider! This is a great picture book that my little reviewer and I both recommend. (It’s the one I pick when it’s “my” turn to choose) It entertains with a wonderful story and with beautiful illustrations. It teaches basic shapes and the concept of perseverance. Good book to choose for fall, an active spider season. More from Tim Hopgood on Amazon.

WALTER'S WONDERFUL WEB

What’s your favourite book, of those that you’ve written?
Books need all the enthusiasm and energy you can give them to ever be published. So I always say the book
I’m working on at the moment is my favourite. http://www.timhopgood.com/about/

Tim Hopgood/ Macmillan provided these two titles to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Amazing Action Alphabet Flip ChartThe Amazing Action Alphabet is so successful because it takes the abstract alphabet-with its shapes, names, and sounds-and presents it to the learner in terms based on knowledge that most children already have and understand.

About the Amazing Action Alphabet

The Amazing Alphabet Flip Chart was reviewed by me with my 2 year old boy. It’s sized 6 x 9, spiral-bound, with card stock pages printed on both sides. From the See Hear Do Company, I love this approach. For each letter of the alphabet, there is an animal that creates the shape of the letter (see). There is also a story for that letter (hear) and an action activity to include with the story (do). Excellent resource for families.

Other products available in addition to this flip chart so I recommend visiting their web site.

The See Hear Do Company provided The Amazing Action Alphabet to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

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“What better thing to do on a grey day than collect some colours? Cat decides to do just that, but where will she find them? A charming, deceptively simple story about making the most of the world around us, and giving something back in return.”

Hardcover, 32 pages.

Airlie Anderson’s book is TERRIFIC. It’s perfect for toddlers/ preschool children. With brief sentences and charming illustrations, this book tells a cute story with a sweet ending. Teaches colors and sequencing, too. We love it💜 A keeper for our library.

About Airlie: “Airlie has been published as an author and illustrator by several notable houses such as Child’s Play International, Little Brown & Co, Dover Publications, and Tiger Tales.  She is the recipient of several book awards including the 2014 Gold Independent Publishers Book Award, the Best English Language Books for Children (Taiwan) as well as the 2008 Practical Preschool Award. ”

Airlie Anderson/Child’s Play International provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Ken Ludwig

Broadway Books

Paperback, 368 pages

A foolproof, enormously fun method of teaching your children the classic works of William Shakespeare

To know some Shakespeare provides a head start in life. His plays are among the great bedrocks of Western civilization and contain the finest writing of the past 450 years. Many of the best novels, plays, poems, and films in the English language produced since Shakespeare’s death in 1616—from Pride and Prejudice to The Godfather—are heavily influenced by Shakespeare’s stories, characters, language, and themes. In How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare, acclaimed playwright Ken Ludwig provides the tools you need to inspire an understanding, and a love, of Shakespeare’s works in your children, and to have fun together along the way.

How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare is a guide and not a step-by-step curriculum. A great resource for literature study, the book covers twenty-five passages of Shakespeare. The learning/memorizing starts with a single line and moves on to complete speeches. And while memorization is key to the teaching concept of the book, it reaches in further to teach the language, vocabulary, metaphors, plots, and so forth, of Shakespeare’s writing. Similar to learning a foreign language, Ken Ludwig’s method incorporates reading, hearing, and speaking Shakespeare.

Having no previous Shakespeare familiarity,  I found this book interesting. I would have appreciated it during our homeschool years and will be using it in a few years from now with my grandson. “No” on intimidation. “Yes” on  fun.

Make use of the free printable QUOTATION PAGES to memorize & AUDIO CLIPS of each passage. link below

How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare

The Blogging for Books program provided this complimentary copy for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own. 

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My Foodie ABC

A Little Gourmet’s Guide
by Puck
Illustrated by: Violet Lemay 

– Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers
– Small and sturdy format, round corners for extra safety
– A fun introduction to the wold of food and the alphabet

7” x 7” inches; board book; 22 pages; full-color art; nontoxic; ages 3 to 6

ISBN: 9780982529522

$8.95

A delightful educational tool that stresses the importance of having a healthy relationship with food, this board book teaches the letters of the alphabet to tots and other gastronomes in training. Stylish and dazzling illustrations that highlight terms such as Kobe beef, pomegranate, ice cream, and farmer’s market pair with fun foodie facts to make learning the alphabet easy and enriching. A complete introduction to the alphabet and gastronomical terms, this unique book also includes a pronunciation guide, making it an ideal companion for food aficionados.

 

It’s a culinary journey through the alphabet accompanied by Violet Lemay’s fun illustrations. Every letter of the alphabet is featured in both uppercase and lowercase with pronunciation spelling for the featured word in parenthesis, if needed. (yes, I used it) Each word also gets a a short description.

Unique foods and “big” words for little ones; older readers will find it interesting, too! Just like any other alphabet book except this one doesn’t use A for apple!

 

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest opinion. No other compensation was received.

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123 Zoo: A Cool Counting Book

by Puck

– Perfect for babies and toddlers
– Small and sturdy format, round corners for extra safety
– A fun and colorful way to practice number skills

6” x 6” inches; board book; 22 pages; full-color art; nontoxic; ages 0 to 3

ISBN: 9781938093081

$7.95

From counting penguins and lions to giraffes and bears, this board book introduces toddlers to the familiar sights of a zoo while making basic numbers fun to learn. Parents and children can count to 10 using iconic zoo animals depicted with vivid colors and a bold design. Perfectly sized for small hands, this durable board book also includes a “Let’s Talk” section with conversation starters to help parents begin a fun discussion with their kids.

 

I happily recommend this cool counting board book by duopress. Each two page layout shows a large number and that same amount of a particular zoo animal. It contains only pictures and numbers but the vibrant colors and illustrations keep a young learners attention. It’s a favorite choice for seeing and counting elephants, hippos, bears, lions, giraffes, flamingos, zebras, gorillas, penguins, and birds. I think number three is the best with three different kinds of bears!

 

 

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