Monday, August 20, 2012

Back to School with FlashKids! Review & Give Away!


My twins start kindergarten in just a few weeks.  I simply can't believe I am nearly a mom to school aged children.  The years go by so quickly.  Expect me to be a puddle of emotions on that first day!  One thing I am confident about as far as school goes, is that A&W are ready.  Really ready. They love to learn, are curious about the world and are like little sponges for information.  In preparation for kindergarten we have been using some wonderful tools from FlashKids.  Have you heard about Flashkids?  They have flash cards and workbooks created by educators and parents FOR educators and parents.  They cover every aspect of your child's education with fun and engaging pictures and clear, easy to follow directions.  FlashKids covers takes your child from learning colors to complicated long division with ease! 

Because we are entering kindergarten in the fall, we were lucky enough to review three items from the FlashKids collection focusing on kindergarten learning.  The first Sight Worlds Flash Cards have become a game in our home....
There are 86 cards containing over 150 sight words (words frequently encountered which cannot be easily sounded out) and you can't beat the $3.95 price tag.  We make learning extra fun by seeing how many the boys can name in a set amount of time. 

We also received The Complete Book of Sight Words and this book has been super for worksheets.  My son, "W", really enjoys doing worksheets and seems to learn best this way.  Here are the details from the FlashKids website....

Learning to recognize common words that don't follow regular spelling rules--and can't be “sounded out”--is an important step to becoming a strong reader. The engaging activities in this workbook teach 220 of these essential words in a structured format that encourages independent work. Fun games and puzzles keep children's interest level high, unit tests review and reinforce new vocabulary.

This book is HUGE and covers a lot of ground.  I love that, while the focus is obviously on learning, the creators have taken care to ensure that the road to learning is paved with fun.  Word finds and linking letter exercises are a favorite of the boys and they really enjoy this book. The illustrations are also vivid and engaging further adding to the appeal.

Lastly, the boys and I were able to review Alphabet Puzzles and Games.  This 60+ page workbook is super.   It is filled with great learning worksheets that are fun with easy to follow directions.  There are pages which ask your child to follow a specific letter on a path, color specific letters to create a picture, circle items which begin with a certain letter and so  much more.  At the end of the book there are fun stickers and a certificate of completion.  This book was a huge hit with both A&W.

I think learning should be a fun adventure for children and I think Flashkids has done an excellent job combining important skills with fun and engaging games.  I know we all want the children in our lives to be successful and happy in their school lives and FlashKids has created tools to help us guide our children on their path.  I am a huge fan of FlashKids and will certainly be adding on to our own FlashKids collection as the years progress.  To view the entire FlashKids product list for all skill and grade levels click HERE.  You will also find free, downloadable worksheets as well so be sure to check out www.flashkids.com.

I am so excited to tell you that the publisher is giving one lucky RBM reader a FlashKids workbook of their choice! Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter....

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36 comments:

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...

I would choose the Ready for School workbook in the Pre-K section.

Karen Hewitt said...

I like all the pre-school books. But will probably start with alphabet

movaly1 said...

I would choose the 3rd Grade Problem Solving workbook.

Janet W. said...

I might choose the Ready for School workbook from Preschool. So many good ones to choose from!
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Sandy VanHoey said...

I like the sight words

kay said...

beginning sounds

Tawnya said...

I would like the preschool beginning sounds!
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Jennifer Rogers said...

Problem Solving Math Workbook!
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Anonymous said...

Preschool ready for school

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Tabitha said...

I would get the sight words book. My almost-4-year-old is already beginning to spell and sound out words!

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Tamar said...

I'd try a pre-school book, maybe the sight words or ready for school.

gail said...

beginning sounds
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Wendy said...

I'd get the vocabulary book for gifted students - 3rd grade.
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Audra Weathers said...

I would pick the Number Activities book.

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Caryn said...

Alphabet Puzzles & Games for kindergarten

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Veronica Cummings said...

I would choose kindergarten math.

AStarrA said...

Flash Cards Third Grade Multiplication War

Sarah Z said...

I would choose the Sight Words book. My son is delayed in his reading, and this would help him improve, I'm sure.

Echo Dannelle said...

I'd get the Beginning Words workbook for preschool.

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Mary Self said...

I would love to win the Preschool books, alphabets!

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

I like the preschool beginning sounds!

Jodi Kershuk said...

I would pick a preschool book I like the start with the alphabet.

Gates family said...

I would choose the Ready for School

Leslie S. said...

I would love Vocabulary for the Gifted Student Grade 6 to use with my oldest 2 kids.

Jenny18286 said...

I would choose Pre School...probably the alphabet, but maybe ready for school!

brendaelsner said...

I would get the 4th grade reading comprehension.

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dvice12 said...

I'd choose Alphabet Puzzles and Games

Sarah Yurga said...

I would like to use the preschool beginning sounds
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