We were asked to review MESSYLEARNING FOR PRESCHOOLERS AND KINDERGARTENERS from PandaParents. I had honestly never heard of this company before this review and found it interesting so I decided to give it a try. Though it’s a little different, we have enjoyed it.
PandaParents MESSYLEARNING FOR PRESCHOOLERS AND KINDERGARTENERS is a digital program that offers several factors. The first step is story time in which you introduce on of their many books by reading and allowing your little one to read the book themselves. The books vary in subject and the curriculum is monthly in it’s design. Story videos are also included to help you bring the books to life for your little ones. These are short and adorably designed, easily to be used by you for your child.
In the back of each book, there is a question answer section to review what you’ve read with the child. This is not mandatory but is a great extra to help you ensure your child is listening and comprehending what they are learning. This section is short but thorough.
The second step is to learn. Here you put workbooks that are specifically created for the program to use with your child(ren). The workbooks are age appropriate and fun to use. These help you to build the skills your child needs for development and support learning.
Step three is time to be creative. Here comes the Messy part. You use Art to further extend the learning process, allowing your child to complete different activities. In the process, your child learns about different medians of Art and explores creating their own masterpieces based on the books your learning at the time. This is a fun way to really get your child motivated to learn. They know this is coming after the work and they often want to get to this step in any program so they are more willing to learn. Fun for all!
The books we received were Mommy’s Baby, Scotty Skunk Hears a Scary Sound, and A Jolly Jingling Journey. Each book is unique and educational but simple and adorably written and designed. We enjoyed all three of them.
Mommy’s Baby is probably Jack’s favorite because of the silly lines throughout the book. He is my Baby so he could relate to the baby in the book and the things the baby said are often things he says at bedtime as well. It was a cute read.
Both the book and workbook come in PDF form. The workbook pages are pretty simple and easy to follow. We were able to print them and work on them throughout the week. There are 34 pages in the Mommy’s Baby workbook.
Scotty Skunk Hears a Scary Sound was another favorite. This book concentrated on the “S” sound, which is Laycie’s favorite and always a challenge for her to say with her tongue-tie. This book was great for me to work on with her to practice that challenging sound.
A Jolly Jingling Journey is about the Big Guy in Red, Santa. We love stories that are Christmas-y though this one wasn’t about Jesus. It was about the letter “J”. This book was equally interesting to my children and they enjoyed reading it with me.
The creative projects for Art and learning are included in the workbooks. The Read-to-me story videos are also a part of the program and help to encourage your little ones to read along with the videos. These are downloadable as well.
We really enjoyed using this program. It was easy to use and thoroughly educating. It wasn’t a program I probably would have taken a look at had it not been on the Crew this year but it is one that my kids and I have enjoyed using.
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