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    5 Excellent Reasons Why Early Childhood Education Is So Important

    Most parents are anxious about whether sending their child to an early learning center is the best idea. It can be hard to separate yourself from your child when they are so young. But, in many cases, it is the only option as parents need to return to work. Even if work is not a factor in the equation, there are five excellent reasons why you should be focusing on early childhood education for your child.  Just be sure to take your time choosing the right place. A little research will ensure you’ve chosen a reputable center, such as this Croydon early learning center. 1. Independence One of the toughest…

  • Whistlefritz On Va Jouer!! YES! (Let’s Play)

    It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of Whistlefritz CD’s and DVD’s.  These are FUN ways for kids to learn a new language!  Whistlefritz CD’s and DVD’s have received so many awards, from Parents’ Choice, Mom’s Choice, Mr. Dad, The Dove Foundation, NAPPA and KIDS FIRST! The folks at Booklist has praised them as “perfect for both school and home settings.”  Alice, Emma, Eli and myself AGREE!! 8 thumbs UP from my crew. The newest release is On Va Jouer (Let’s Play) is equally as fun and entertaining to watch!  The On Va Jouer DVDs combine live-action, animation, interactive skits and music. On Va Jouer!  Let’s PLAY!!  Is being released just in time for Bastille Day, which is  July 14. …

  • Tappy Alphabet App Review

    This business appears to have disappeared. BUMMER!! I love finding apps that are FUN but actually TEACH kids!! Tappy Alphabet App is one of those!! First, if an app doesn’t keep Alice entertained she won’t use it. No matter how much I try. Tappy Alphabet not only keeps her 100% entertained, engaged but SHE is LEARNING at the same time!! Even more impressive? Alice PICKS Tappy Alphabet to play with FIRST out of a LOT of different apps she has available on my iPad. THAT is truly impressive to me. This is a simple app that teaches, not only the alphabet but over 100 different vocabulary words!! The colorful graphics…

  • Alphabet Flash Cards from Educational Toy Planet

    I spend my days with my two year old Granddaughter Alice. We have lots of play time, but, I make sure we have learning time too.  I’m always on the lookout for educational items that keep Alice interested!!  These Alphabet Flash Cards from Educational Toy Planet fits the bill!! The cards are large and easy to hold for Alice. Each card has a bright colorful item on one side that corresponds to the letter on the other side.  A for Apple and so on.  The deck has 52 cards. Upper and lower case letters. We use the Alphabet Cards in several ways.  *Letter side up I ask Alice to match the…