Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
I forgot something.....see if you can see what is wrong in the pic of Little E. :-)
96-Piece Children's Globe
For children in the early grades, consider the 96-piece Puzzleball Globe. Large pieces and child-friendly graphics make this a perfect puzzle for a six-year old.
Bright, colorful, and adorned with animals, your young students will get a kick out of assembling and reassembling this puzzle.
Puzzles can be educational in so many ways because they stretch your child's brain and improve the way his mind solves problems. While he's solving a puzzle, he's really teaching his brain to work in new ways. As your child solves a geography puzzle he is mentally drilling himself with physical facts, such as what country goes next to the one he has just completed. Unconsciously he is making a number of associations as he searches for the next piece.
Each Puzzleball Globe comes with beautiful, vibrantly-colored, and perfectly-crafted curved puzzle pieces that allow for an exact fit and are easily assembled with no glue required!! A stand is included to display your work of art, but you will have so much fun putting it together that you shouldn't be surprised if the stand gets little use!
Put out by: Timberdoodle (Publisher: Ravensburger)***Disclosure: Mama Buzz and reviewers, received a complimentary copy of this puzzle for review purposes.
Big T was so excited when this came in the mail! He wanted to tear into it right then and there. But being a Mama to 4 young children (one of which isn't even 1 month old yet) I wasn't ready for the task. But we let Baby K pose with the puzzle. :-)
I absolutely loved this puzzle. The pieces are plastic (which is the greatest idea every) and you don't need glue. Plus for someone like me trying to help Big T it was great that the pieces are numbered. Not only are they numbered but it even tells you were to place the next piece by looking at which way the arrow points. (I need to add that the first puzzle piece is located by itself in a separate plastic bag. So you don't have to hunt for it! Isn't that awesome?)
Big T really enjoyed putting this puzzle together. He would sometimes try to find the next piece by looking for the image and sometimes he would use the numbers.
Once we completed the puzzle he wanted to take it apart and do it again. Sadly for Big T...Mama said no. I needed to take care of the other children, but I know it will be dismantled shortly and put together again. Once he masters this one I know we will probably purchase one of the large ones to continue to challenge him. There are many Homeschool Supplies that I would absolutely love to get from Timberdoodle. I have a list started already. :-) You all should check it out. Even if you don't homeschool there is a lot of cool things that your children would love. :-)
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Illustrated by Steve Smallman
Put out by: Thomas Nelson
***Disclosure: Mama Buzz and reviewers, received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Friday, November 06, 2009
Big Thoughts for Little People by Kenneth N. Taylor
Hardcover retails for $14.99
From back cover:
Children and adults will enjoy learning biblical concepts and verses while searching for lessons (and hidden ladybugs) in the art. Learning has never been so much fun!
Who wouldn't want to read this book to their children? I highly recommend it to anyone that has a child they can read to. :-) Thanks again to Tyndale for allowing me the privilege to review this book.
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
The Tallest of Smalls by Max Lucado
Retails for $16.99
When we received this package in the mail my children were outside playing in a huge pile of leaves. As I pulled the book out of the package my youngest (at the time) came right over and was intrigued by the bright and colorful cover. Little E immediately asked for me to read him the book. I think I read it three times and I finally had to tell him to go and play in the leaves a little more. He didn't want to, but once I promised to read it again he finally went on to play. I have always enjoyed books by Max Lucado and this one is no different. This book has provided an opportunity for the children and I too discuss how special we are to God. That no one is "too small."
It reminds me of times as a child when you don't get picked first for the kickball game or to be in someone's group for a class project. Actually, it happens to adults as well. With my youngest two we had to take more time to explain the meaning behind the story, but with the rhymes....it kept them intrigued. They also enjoyed picking out different things that they would find on each page.
Not only does the story attract the attention of the children, but so do the illustrations. I know it is recommended for the 4-7 age range, but my 2 1/2 year old enjoys it as do I. It's a wonderful read aloud story for everyone. :-) Thank you again to the publishers for giving me the opportunity to review this book for them. :-)