If you have a pre-schooler or even a younger child in school, Hooked on Phonics is a great program to get them started with reading. Science has proved time and time again that instilling a love of reading at an early age sets them up for success in more than just academics.
This deal is for the “Learn to Read Complete Kit” which includes 36 storybooks, 8 DVDs and workbooks, 4 sets of flashcards, a sing-along CD, and more … plus you’ll get an additional reading pack of additional materials.
Did I mention it ships free and you’ll get a $10 Plum District voucher for your next Plum purchase?
Here’s what I love about this deal: not only is it more than 50% off and a great investment in your child(ren), but it’s also one of those kid things that, if properly taken care of, you can resell via Craigslist or a kid consignment shop when you’re done using it.
Or, for that matter, hand-it-down to another family.
Do you know how much knowledge kids lose over the summer? A grade school teacher once told me that she spends the first 6 weeks of every new school year catching the Ã‚Â kids up … and bringing them back to where they were when they got out for summer vacation just 12 weeks before.
That’s a whole lot of brain drain going on.
So how can you avoid it? Well, for one, you can use a set of learning books like these from Learning Train … which includes not only grade-appropriate lessons, but stickers and all sorts of fun goodies to reward your kiddo for doing a great job! Read more…
Can you tell I’m slightly obsessed with the whole National Geo for Kids thing?
Our oldest is over it, but our youngest loves animals and I’m building a little stockpile of educational stuff for her … not that I’m a pusher or anything. Read more…