Welcome to the Christmas In July Giveaway Hop
This giveaway hop is hosted by The Review Wire. Oh the weather outside is frightful… wait what? It may just be July but Christmas will be here before you know it! This hop offers many gifts either for yourself or you may find something to save for that special someone for the holidays. Make sure to stop over and Enter the Grand Prize at The Review Wire too!
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You see, as a child, I loved learning! I was lucky enough to have many great teachers who made it their mission to make learning fun, and that was something I really wanted to pass along to my children as well. We love doing science experiments and other hands on learning fun at home to expand upon what he is learning in school. When you make learning an experience, school doesn't have to seem like such a bore! And this is just what these books do. Take a look:
The Smithsonian Sticker Creations line (ages 6+) – Dinosaurs and Under the Sea – engage young readers with an innovative, hands-on approach to learning. Each book presents fun facts about dinosaurs and sea creatures in a child-friendly manner, backed up by the experts at the Smithsonian, and comes with more than 175 reusable stickers plus 5 oversized 3-D stickers, and a pull-out framed play scene, allowing children to create their own prehistoric dinosaur scene or ocean floor adventure.
What kid doesn't love stickers? I know mine certainly do! These fun books were perfect for them! It gave them the fun of stickers over and over again! But it also allowed my son to learn more about dinosaurs and sea creatures in a fun, interactive way. Of course, dinosaurs are huge right now, so he particularly loved learning more about them! This was certainly a favorite here!
Now, if I were being 100% honest, my little guy hasn't shown a ton of interest in these cards just yet (I suppose they don't seem as exciting as the other options), but I absolutely loved them! They are probably MY personal favorite. They are packed with lots of quick facts on subjects that are perfect for those grade levels. Now, my son has already passed Grades K-1, but I love that these will provide that quick little reminder on the topics he's already learned. I look forward to using the Grade 2-3 cards to help him in the next few years to expand his school lessons at home. They feature some of his favorite subjects- like science (space and animals) and geography in a quick, easy to understand format! I love the tabbed organization as well. Having a two year old as well, we have already discovered just how handy those are for keeping everything neatly organized by category!
Smithsonian Young Explorers: 50 States (Ages 6+) comes packed in a sturdy travel case with an illustrated poster and a giant 130-piece floor puzzle of the United States. The alphabetically arranged fact book details state birds, animals, flowers, famous residents, and other fun trivia.
As I said, my little guy loves geography and is all about maps, so this puzzle was right up his alley! Not only was the puzzle super fun and colorful, but we loved learning about all the different states, including our own! It goes beyond just learning where each state is and their capitol, but also teaches us the state birds, flowers and other fun facts! Very cool and another favorite here!
In Smithsonian Discover: Earth (ages 8+), young readers will learn about the amazing animals, vast oceans, and wild weather that make up the planet they call home. The comprehensive guide comes with 12 fact cards, a large two-sided poster, and a 3D paper globe for children to construct.
As I said, I think one of the best ways to get kids interested in learning is by making it a fun, interactive experience... and this book certainly fits the bill! A paper globe? How fun is that!? We loved learning all about our planet- from topics like the solar system and gravity to atmosphere, climate and landscapes, to water and even weather! This book is packed full with fantastic information on all things planet earth! And we love it!
These books individually are fantastic resources and together form a wonderful learning library perfect to beat those summer blues and get kids back into the learning spirit. These are perfect for the homeschooling mom to compliment your curriculum. They are perfect for the mom who does not home-school, but still likes to keep learning going at home. And they are even the perfect addition to your classroom library for teachers as well. We have had so much fun learning through these books from Silver Dolphin Books, and hope your children will too! You can see more great selections and connect at the links below:
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And I am super excited to announce that one lucky winner is going to win a Mega Prize Pack for themselves!! The Mega Prize Pack Giveaway consists of Smithsonian Sticker Creations: Dinosaurs, Smithsonian Sticker Creations: Under the Sea, the Smithsonian Everything You Need to Know Fact Cards: Grades K-1, the Smithsonian Everything You Need to Know Fact Cards: Grades 2-3, Smithsonian Young Explorers: 50 States and Smithsonian Discover: Earth (ARV $108). US only. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below:
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