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Gardening with Preschoolers-Green Toys Indoor Gardening Kit

Gardening with Preschoolers-Green Toys Indoor Gardening Kit

Gardening with Preschoolers- Green Toys Indoor Gardening Gardening Gardening with preschoolers is fun and exciting with Green Toys Indoor Gardening Kit.  Yes I know its in the middle of the winter, but winter time doesn’t have to mean placing limits on how we learn.  As a matter, a fact learning indoors can be just as much fun with the right product.  Gardening with preschoolers is a brand new experience with Green Toys Indoor Gardening Kit. Description Green Toys Indoor Gardening Kit is a hands-on indoor planting set  with organic seeds and soil.  It comes with: 3 pots a pea-pod shaped planter tray for the pots to sit in, a trowel soil 3 packets of organic seeds (Teddy Bear Sunflower, Zinnia, and Basil). This set is easy to use and very attractive with yellow and green pastels and great design.  Another thing that makes this kit so amazing is that it is made from recycled milk jugs. Not only are these great toys but innovative and planet friendly ones too. Directions Green Toys Indoor Gardening Kit is so easy to use.  It only needs a few simple steps! To use the set just drop peat in the 3 pots. Soak with water and wait 30 minutes. Plant the seeds! It is just that simple!  Green Toys Indoor Gardening Kit is a perfect introduction to gardening.  Your kids will love it, especially toddlers!  The one disadvantage is that the pots do not have drainage holes so if your kids will be watering they need to be careful not to get things too wet. Parental supervision may be needed.  There is a warning  for children 3...
Financial Literacy is a MUST!  Start Your Kids Early!

Financial Literacy is a MUST! Start Your Kids Early!

Financial Literacy is a MUST!  Start Your Kids Early!  Learning about financial literacy is a must! Start your kids early!   Children are rarely taught financial literacy in school and some parents don’t  have good money habits to pass on to their offspring.  Teaching financial literacy is a must!  Start your kids early so they will establish good money habits that will carry them into adulthood.   FamZoo is an excellent online software tool for teaching kids financial literacy. Description of Famzoo FamZoo is an online program that helps parents teach their children how to establish good money habits.  Parents can use this software from preschool to college.   FamZoo uses a virtual bank that is similar to a real bank.  The only difference is that the money is not sinked with your real bank.  However, it is extremely realistic and works just as well.  Starting is very easy.  Just go to the home page to set up an account for the family.  Parents who sign in can see all accounts.  Children can only see their own accounts.  Parents will manage the real money,  this is used to keep track. Teach your kids good money habits with FamZoo’s Virtual Family Bank.   Family spending and earnings are easier to track by selecting either a Prepaid Card Account or an IOU Account. Prepaid Card Account FamZoo’s prepaid card is a reloadable Mastercard.  Customers link together accounts and are available online using FamZoo’s Virtual Family Bank software.   Parents use cards together so family members can share money between them.  It works when one parent uses the cards as the main funding...
Learning to Read with ABC Mouse-Review

Learning to Read with ABC Mouse-Review

Learning To Read with ABC Mouse Learning to read with ABCmouse.com is interactive.  My review of ABCmouse.com helps you understand how the program helps your child become a good reader.  ABCmouse.com offers an entire curriculum with reading, writing, math, social studies, art, and music with over 350 lessons and six levels.   Your child will also be able to select books, games songs, animations, puzzles, and printable sheets.  When the lessons are completed they are rewarded with tickets.  The levels are designed into categories. Toddler Time Preschool 3 and older levels 1 & 2 Preschool-Kindergarten levels 3-4 Kindergarten levels 5-6 Different Sections for Learning  ABCmouse.com is intended for preschool to kindergarten.  It is a very colorful site with detailed graphics.  When you first sign up, your child will be directed to the about me section with six different parts. My Avatar allows your child to select their own clothes, physical features, and pet. My Favorites keeps track of your child’s favorite activities they have completed. My Lessons shows your child will which lessons have been completed and which ones they still need before graduating to the next level. My Email teaches your preschooler how to compose, forward, reply, delete, and print emails.  Although the messages are not sent to a real email address it is a good tool for teaching. My Files will save your child’s selected images for them to print later. My Tickets is a ticket reward system for completing each activity.  This is one of the best features.  It is where your child will go when they want to see how many tickets they have earned.  When I did this with my daughter her eyes lit...
Get The Resources You Need ! Preparing Your Child to Take Gifted Tests

Get The Resources You Need ! Preparing Your Child to Take Gifted Tests

Preparing Your Child to Take Gifted Tests Schools offer a wide variety of programs to help maximize your child’s opportunity to grow.  If you are considering enrolling your child in a gifted program here are some helpful tips to consider when preparing your child to take gifted tests. The week of the test, make sure they are getting plenty of sleep, and a good breakfast.  Assure them that it isn’t a big deal and don’t make it an issue. Eliminate any stress for you and your child. Have your child wear comfortable clothing the day of the test. Reassure them that you will love them regardless. Reach out to other parents and establish a support group system. Expose your child to several experiences, such as theater, poetry, science labs, museums, or just talking about different cultures and how they live.  Talk about the world. The more your child is exposed to the better off they will be. Building Your Child’s Skills In addition to providing your child, basic needs,   preparation for gifted testing may require additional resources.  I would suggest Gifted and Talented Math and English programs.  These online activities teach your child learning one or two grades above their current grade.  Here is an overview of Gifted and Talented Math and English programs online resource program can do for your child’s education.   Using Gifted and Talented is designed with your child in mind. The program is personalized to meet your child’s individual needs Many of the programs are unique to the child based on the data entered Your child will have tutors that provide mastery instruction so they...
The Perfect Free Online Course for Your Teen!

The Perfect Free Online Course for Your Teen!

The Perfect Free Online Course for Your Teen Teens are busy, An online course is perfect. Juggling school, activities, and deciding on what college they will attend can get hectic.  During high school kids start to think about what they would like to do with their lives.  Some may want college others may learn a trade.  Or perhaps they will have their own business.  Regardless of what they decide,  learning is an ongoing process. Recently I discovered the perfect free online course for your teen to learn something new, get a head start before enrolling in college courses, or maybe it’s a business idea they have been wanting to pursue.  Shaw Academy is the perfect place to start. Best of all it is FREE to for an entire month without having to use your credit card. Which means you can take a course totally free!  Shaw Academy is a unique academy based in Dublin, Ireland.   Its mission is to educate anyone and everyone around the world. Here are some classes at Shaw Academy: Photography Finance Health, Fitness, & Wellness Marketing Technology Web Design Personal Beauty Business English for Beginners Mobile App Development Shaw Academy offers other languages that are commonly spoken around the world.  Those languages are: English Spanish German Italian How Shaw Academy Works Set up your FREE trial and your login information in the member's area.  This is where you will access all of your recordings as well as track your classes you have taken and completed.  Once set up all courses are streamed live on the internet with interactive webinars. The times are scheduled two...
Reinforcing Math Facts with Xtra Math!

Reinforcing Math Facts with Xtra Math!

Preparing to go back to school isn’t just about getting school supplies and new clothes.  It is also about encouraging your child to continue to learn and grow.  There are many products on the market that assist in helping your child develop better academic skills.   There is an app called XtraMath that does an excellent job with teaching basic math facts. Reinforcing Math Facts with Xtra Math XtraMath Xtra Math helps your child master the basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts that are essential to learning math concepts.  When your child develops the ability to recall basic math facts quickly and easily they will be more successful at learning other concepts like fractions, algebra, and decimals. XtraMath student activities are simple and take only a few minutes each day.  The program has a teacher named Mr. C.  This computerized teacher is very realistic and makes the program engaging to children.  The program uses sophisticated methods to present your child with the right problem at the right time to maximize the effectiveness of practice. Benefits of XtraMath After reviewing this app for myself,  I discovered there were many benefits.  I really liked it and when I had my children use it they were very engaged and involved.  Some great benefits include: Children will earn a certificate of achievement when the operations are completed. Parents are given weekly progress reports in their email that show how their child is progressing. The programs are available in 13 different languages. Children can use the app without ads being displayed.  This is a huge plus!  It eliminates distractions and allows for better...