Yay for educational DVDs! I am so excited to introduce you to Rock 'N Learn. This great company combines catchy songs and fun animation with educational content. My kids are loving it!
I was sent Getting Ready for Kindergarten for Asher and he has watched it about 6 times already and keeps talking about it. I have to be honest, I tried to watch it with him the one time and I just couldn't sit through it, but it obviously offers something that keeps him interested and that's what I'm concerned about. He walks around singing the little songs about getting dressed and talks about how to tie shoes. He calls it his "Kindergarten movie" and since he's so excited to go to school next year, he gets excited that he's learning stuff that will get him ready for school. I think it's great and I'm super happy with what it's teaching him.
Here's the description from the Rock 'N Learn website... Jill and Joey are so excited about starting kindergarten! Your kids will get excited too, as they learn essential skills through fun songs, animated characters, and real children. Skills include colors, counting, tying shoes, following directions, holding a pencil, printing letters and numbers, listening, number recognition and printing numbers through ten, getting dressed, left/right directions, and more.
Ages 3 - 5. Approx. 45 minutes.
The other great DVD I was sent to review is Multiplication Rap. Riley (my 7 1/2 year old) is a big fan. He has watched it several times and was so excited about it that he took it to school and showed his teacher and she said they could watch it toward the end of the year because that's when they will begin to touch on multiplication. He's so excited to be learning multiplication before they are even teaching it at school and I'm excited for him about it! It's such a wonderful thing to see your children ahead of the game and know they aren't struggling through learning. The concept of the DVD is super simple and I think that's what makes it so effective. I can already see how it's helping Riley, so I'm totally on board with it!
Here's the description from the website... Everyone loves rapping along and learning multiplication with D.J. Doc—the Hip Hop Hamster. Positive lyrics, super-cool rap music, and high-energy action make these multiplication rap songs irresistible. Multiplication facts through 12 are easy to learn and remember with these fun rap songs—a different one for each set of rap facts. Now includes Skip Counting songs. Choose from DVD video or audio CD & book programs.
Ages 8 & up. Approx. 50 minutes
They have tons of other great DVDs that teach things like Telling Time, Money and Making Change, Spanish, Solar System, Grammar and many more. Not only are these great for helping along kids in school, but they would be great for homeschoolers as well. They put all the important lessons in a simple and practical form that makes them easy for the kids to understand. What could be better than that?
I am a HUGE fan of these DVDs and what this company is providing to kids and families. I highly recommend them and think that if your child is struggling with learning, that you should get these DVDs because I'm sure that they will be a huge help and build confidence in your child!
The seriously rockin' people over at Rock 'N Learn would like to give one of these two DVDs that I reviewed to 2 of my readers. One of you will win the Getting Ready for Kindergarten DVD and the other will win the Multiplication Rap DVD. See below for how to enter to win these great DVDs!!!
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This contest will be open until 11:59 PM on February 23rd. At that time I will use random.org to determine the winner. The winner will then be emailed and have 24 hours to respond, otherwise I will choose a new winner. This contest is open to U.S. residents.
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MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit Rock 'N Learn and tell me a DVD besides the ones I reviewed that you would be interested in for your child. Also, tell me which of the DVDs (Getting Ready for Kindergarten or Multiplication Rap) that you would like if you win. (1 entry)
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That's 15 chances to win! Good luck!
Disclosure: I received these products for free for review purposes. My opinions expressed in this review were honest and genuine and I was in no way persuaded by the company involved.
I've been married to my husband, Brian, since June 12, 1999 and we have 3 amazing boys. I was fortunate enough to be able to stay home and raise my kids until they were all in school and I am thankful for that everyday. I'm a quirky, emotional, self-proclaimed dork and I've finally gotten to the point in my life where I'm cool with that.