I am old fashioned when it comes to teaching young learners about math, reading and writing. As an educator, I prefer hands on activities over computer generated tasks (Although I recognize they have their place in early childhood learning, as well.) The TEACH MY series is one that I fully enjoyed and could see practical at home and early childhood center practicality.
I will focus this review on the award winning TEACH MY PRESCHOOLER LEARNING KIT, the third in a series offered by the company which also created and sells TEACH MY INFANT and TODDLER kits. First, let me say that the owner, Christy Cook, is a wonderfully motivated entrepreneur who has a heart of gold! She has created a common sense approach for pre-academic and developmental skills for infants through preschoolers. The kits are all chocked full of emergent learning with a healthy dose of fun and interaction!
The preschool kit is comprised of ten early primer reading books with flashcards and a box to create a word bank. The books are soft covered which would make it easy for tucking them in to a purse for use in restaurants or doctors offices.
Pre and early writing skills are introduced with a letter print guide, magic drawing board (my personal favorite!) and four sets of tracing transparent cards.
Math skills were very cleverly taught with a counting book, poster and set of train flashcards. Also, counters and foam numbers rounded off the kit which I found visually engaging and great for kids who learn through multiple modalities. The entire kit can be housed in a cute and sturdy carrier with a handle. Small enough for the average preschooler to proudly bring to the grandparents house, but mighty with content!
I have reviewed and seen many, many products geared towards academic readiness. I truly found the TEACH MY PRESCHOOLER LEARNING KIT to be TOP NOTCH! The kit reviewed is offered online at $49.99
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The kit that was given to me for review will be donated. I earned no financial compensation from My TEACH or Christy Cook.
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