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TreeSchoolers & (A Giveaway)

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*This is a sponsored post by Two Little Hands Productions. All opinions are my own.

 A while back I talked with you about some of my favorite educational programs. One of those programs was a Two Little Hands Productions, Signing Time DVD/CD’s. It’s no secret that I love these DVD’s! So, when I was presented with the opportunity to review Rachel & The TreeSchoolers: Our Solar System, I jumped at the chance!

Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better…

Before reviewing Rachel & The TreeSchoolers: Our Solar System DVD/CD, I assumed this would be simple. I already have six of their DVD/CD’s after all. So I thought, what would be the difference, right? I mean, I already know they are captivating and educational.

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But there is a difference! 

While Baby Signing Time and Signing Time focus predominately on ASL signs, TreeSchoolers primary focus is on teaching a curriculum while incorporating ASL signs.

Impressed! 

When I taught science, I would often start with a problem. This always lead to a question which needed to be solved. This DVD approaches learning the Solar System in the same fashion, using child-like characters to keep children engaged. I love how they incorporate songs and ASL into the curriculum. Even classics like the Alphabet Song made the cut. Songs are a great way to remember new content. I would often encourage children to create a song in order to memorize new content for a test.

Rachel & The TreeSchoolers do an amazing job delivering the content in a way that not only makes learning fun, but memorable as well. To say my two-year-old was memorized by this DVD would be the understatement of the year. We have watched it more times then I can count. Once it’s over, we either watch it again or she brings me another of her Signing Time DVD’s.

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Something New!

To be honest, I have never used the CD’s that accompany her DVD’s. I didn’t feel it was all that important, but I decided to give it a try. I am pleased to say I was completely wrong! During one of our typical car rides, I popped the CD in, only to hear a small voice shout, “waxing!” My daughter was actually making an effort to sing along with the songs! This was a new and amazing skill for this proud mama to witness! The songs helps to reinforce the educational content of the DVD. Making the Solar System an easy subject to learn at any age!

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If you haven’t, I hope you take this opportunity to check out the Signing Time DVD/CD’s for your children!

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Educational Programs

On Wednesday, we talked about achieving a better screen time balance for our kids.

Today I want to talk about what I feel to be some of the best T.V. programs for kids.

My favorite children’s T.V. program, Baby’s First! I didn’t stumble upon until we switched cable providers. At that point, my daughter was almost 22 months old. This program is beyond AMAZING! My personal favorite is Preschool Basics. This show literally has the BEST educational show on T.V. It has numbers, colors, words, and alphabet, ect. Our daughter counts along with the show and often says what’s on the screen before the program does. Honestly, I feel this show taught her how to count. I do love all the other programs on Baby’s First, Preschool Basics just happens to be my favorite. My daughter enjoys Tec the Tractor, Harry the Bunny, Squeak, Knee Bouncers, etc. This show has plenty for the infant/baby stage as well as, including a mommy and me class as one of their T.V. programs. My only regret is that I didn’t find this program sooner. If you are looking for something sweet and educational for your children then I encourage you to check out Baby’s First.

When my daughter was 8 months old, I began doing basic sign language with her. I started with simple signs such as; eat, hungry, milk, cup, diaper change, banana, etc. At one point I realized I had taken it as far as I could on my own. So I began looking for supplemental materials and that’s when I found Baby Signing Time! These DVD’s are wonderful! My daughter lights up when I put one on! She has learned so many signs and is fully engaged with the DVD’s. We have now moved on to Preschool Signing Time DVD’s, which are AMAZING! Eventually we hope to own EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. But for now the ABC’s DVD is fabulous. Currently, my favorite is the potty Time DVD! If you’re in the throws of potty training hell – then this DVD is for you!

Baby Einstein, my daughter absolutely adores these DVD’s. Even now, she is still completely memorized by those cute puppets! I love that the collection of DVD’s runs the gamut, from colors, shapes, numbers, languages, words, and sign language. These DVD’s have beautiful soft melodies that are not too loud or over powering. Baby Einstein DVD’s are very wholesome and educational. I also recommend Little Einstein’s on Disney Junior. My daughter loves to dance to the music!

Lastly, Your Baby Can Read DVD set is great! No, I don’t have it because I thought it would teach my daughter how to read. I have it and like it because its educational and it ties in with the Baby Signing Language Flash Cards we have. Honestly, just reading the books to her were great! Just to clarify – my daughter did not learn to read. However, I do feel it helped teach her small aspects, like waving to someone. I will definitely use this set with future children, as I did like the content, but it isn’t necessary to have.

What do you children watch? Do you have any educational programs your children really love?

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