Early Readers

What do you know about Early Readers? It seems like for the most part the major publishing companies all have their own version, but I keep getting confused so I decided to try to write out a list to understand it a little better myself. (I then figured I might as well make it a blog post in case any one else is interested!) Oh and now it seems many of these are available through Nook and Kindle. Those seem to range from $2.99-$4.99. These are all listed as Nook Kids, so I’m not sure if that means they are Nook Color (Nook Kids app on iPad too) Read to Me books, but I think that’s a possibility as I know the two I Can Read! ones are… speaking of which, a new one is FREE as of today! The problem that I notice off hand is that each publisher. . .

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Free CurrClick Product of the Week – Winter matching cards

Boost new words by playing these ready to print and use vocabulary games! From traditional board games to guessing pockets and tic-tac-toes, you will find educational games to practice and reinforce vocabulary with your children. You can use the games to play daily with your children at school or home. You can adapt the vocabulary in the games using the blank cards to meet your children’s needs. You can also expand the vocabulary connecting the words and concepts to other activities seen in class. Children can play the games individually, in pair work or in groups. Besides using a variety of games promotes the acquisition of new words and concepts as well as the use of different games. Components: 9 cards upper case letters and 9 cards lower case letters Get It Here! Search “Winter matching cards”

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The Tuneables DVD/CD

The Tuneables is an award-winning children’s music educational DVD and CD series designed to teach the ABC’s of music at a critical time in a child’s development. Fun, interactive, and engaging, children will watch over and over while building a solid foundation of music learning. Sponsored by the Music Intelligence Project. Ages 3-8.

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Dora’s Ballet Adventures

Join Dora as she gets ready for her big dance show in this compilation DVD which features four of her dancing episodes. Help Dora find her ballet shoes in Dora’s Ballet Adventures, take part in the musical parade in Dora, La Músico, join the party in The Super Silly Fiesta and celebrate Boots’ birthday in Surprise!

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Princess and the Popstar VeggieTales DVD

Princess and the Popstar VeggieTales DVD Genre: Christian Children’s Musical DVD Recommended Ages: 4-14 Duration: Approx. 50 minutes Release:  August 16, 2011 Publisher: Big Idea, Inc VeggieTales®: Princess and the Pop Star Tells A Story of Trading Places And Teaches A Lesson In Being Yourself Princess Poppyseed’s life on her family’s farm is far from the glamorous but lonely world of her favorite pop singer Vanna Banana.  On a chance meeting at a playground, Vanna and Princess cross paths and realize that they look almost exactly alike—which leads to the crazy secret plan where they decide to switch lives!  As each girl realizes that the life they longed for doesn’t fulfill all of their dreams, they learn that the life God gave them is the one for which they were uniquely and lovingly designed. VeggieTales: Princess and the Pop Star will feature plenty of high-energy, family-friendly music, including the new. . .

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Fancy Nancy: Stellar Stargazer!

Fancy Nancy thinks that everything in the sky is simply stellar, from the sun and the moon to the stars and their constellations (that’s a fancy word for the shapes that stars make!). So nothing could make her happier than a special sleepover under the stars with her dad and her little sister, JoJo. Together Nancy and JoJo wish on stars, moon bathe, and even eat astronaut ice cream! But when rain clouds cover up the stars, what’s a stellar stargazer to do?

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She said tractor and wants this.

So what does it mean when the penny pinching daddy emails me from his phone a picture and one sentence? Um, can you say wrapped around her little finger? Oh she’s good. He’s gone for with two daughters soon! She said tractor and wants this.

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F Is for Fireflies by Kathy-jo Wargin

F is for Fireflies is written by award-winning prolific children’s author, Kathy-jo Wargin. This beautifully illustrated book explores God’s warmest, wonder-filled season from A to Z, by delighting young readers with beaches and sandcastles, picnics and lemonade, and all of the blessings that God’s summer brings.

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Baby Einstein Discover Kits – New Kits Available!

Join new characters Pellie the musical woodpecker and Coco the dancing cockatoo and share the magic of rhythm with your little one. World of Rhythm explores rhythm in music, rhythm in nature and rhythm as a form of expression and is a fun way to encourage your little one to express their own unique beat through singing, dancing, clapping and playing. Your little one will want to keep a beat, snap his fingers and march his feet!

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My Baby Can Talk!

This past year has been a whirlwind. I can hardly believe my baby will be two years old later this year.  Through out the beginning of our AppleBlossom’s education I have seen and used a lot of different things. But there are few things on our favorite shelf that I would recommend that any new parent buys – worth every penny! One of those things is the My Baby Can Talk! Video and Board Book Series. We watch at least one of them almost every day by her request and the combination of vocabulary words, music, colors and entertainment value it fabulous. My Baby Can Talk is a series of award winning DVDs and board books that teaches babies and parents to communicate at an early age, reducing frustration and creating a special bond that is so important for healthy child development. Babies are able to communicate at a much. . .

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Baby Einstein Discovery Kits

The new Discovery Kits encourage parents to take what they and their little one have seen on screen, in the book or on the Discovery Cards, or listened to on the CD and apply it to baby’s everyday life. They were created to grow with babies and are organized in a way that offers three distinct levels of discovery: Experience, Explore & Expression.

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Richard Scarry’s Colors by Richard Scarry

With art by Richard Scarry, you know this is going to be more than your average color concept book: it educates and entertains too! Bright and fun to look at, it offers plenty of amusement and action on every page. And as they’re enjoying the lively pictures, toddlers will learn some simple color basics in the most delightful way.

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10 Little Penguins by Jean-Luc Fromental

This inventive pop-up, featuring the mischievous stars of Jean-Luc Fromental and Joëlle Jolivet’s 365 Penguins, starts with ten penguins on an icy shore. One by one, they playfully disappear from the scene as the text counts down from ten to zero. The flaps embedded in the book facilitate the story—readers can make the penguins disappear and reappear! It’s a stylish, humorous take on a counting book with winter-friendly, penguin-filled pop-ups.

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