I don't know who was more excited about the package from Egglo Entertainment, me or the kids! We were so happy to open it up and see glow in the dark Easter eggs!
Upon opening the package we found Glow in the Dark Egglo Eggs, The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure book, The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure (book audio download), Egglo Treasures Scripture Scrolls, and The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure Program Guide.
The Glow in the Dark Egglo Eggs come in a package of 12 eggs. They come in four colors and there are plain eggs or eggs with a cross on them. They are able to open up and you can put items in them. Once charged, these beautiful eggs glow bright in the dark! The 12 eggs cost $9.99.
The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure Book is a very beautiful book! The kids couldn't put this down! This 40 page book tells the story of searching in the dark for the light…kind of sounds like a bible verse "The light of Jesus shines in the darkness" John 1:5, which is the books theme. The kids in this story are searching for the eggs with clues to lead them to the next egg and ultimately the greatest treasure. This beautiful book sells for $9.99.
The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure audio download book is 30 minutes long. This is a perfect way to let the littles listen to the story over and over again all day long 🙂 They loved the story and with the chimes they knew when to turn the page! this download sells for $2.99.
Egglo Treasures Scripture Scrolls are little tiny scrolls that come with 12 verses that go along with the theme of the book. They are just the right size to fit inside the eggs and if your kids are like mine, they will treasure these scrolls more than anything…even the candy! They are only $4.29 for the 12 of them.
The Egg-cellent Adventure Program Guide is a 60 page step by step guide that helps you (or a church/youth program) plan out a wonderful and fun experience for the kids. This two part download gives you decorations, invitations, snack ideas and discussion cards. The program guide is $14.99 and lets you make this Easter a truly unique experience that teaches your kids the true meaning of Easter.
All of these items are perfect for home or group use. They are recommended for ages 4-13, but we used them with Little Miss who is almost 3 and she loved them just as much as the rest of us!
As soon as we opened the package, I lost eggs throughout the house. The kids had fun holding them up to the light and than running into the darkest room to see what would happen. We than sat down and looked through the book. We didn't read it right away, because we wanted to wait for daddy, but we got the idea right away. Jesus is the light in the dark. Ray Ray took this one to heart and now carries around a "fake" candle that he can turn on whenever he gets scared.
While the kids were busy playing and checking out the new "toys", I spent some time reading the program guide. I took the ideas and used them to work for us. We love ideas for new snacks, and snacks that go along with the book! How awesome. The program guide also gives you questions and answers to see how well the kids followed along in the book. There are coloring sheets and fun printables to add to the eggs if you want.
When daddy was home, we were ready to have fun! We left the eggs in the window sill all day to charge, and they were ready for us after supper. We all sat down together with the book and followed along with the audio download. After we finished the book, we talked about the story and the true meaning behind Easter. Than the kids had to go and hide while mommy and daddy hid the eggs. They came out and we had a flashlight shining in a general area so no one got hurt. Everyone found their eggs and had so much fun! They were thrilled that they each got a scripture scroll! However, now I am three scrolls less in my bag, but hey, it is worth it 🙂
I love the program! I love the idea of the program! I love that my kids are having more fun with learning about the true meaning of Easter! The kids had fun and that is what matters to me. The pictures in the story book are beautiful and the story line is perfect! My only complaint about the story is that it is a little long. I don't know how I would make it shorter and still keep the details that this story had. I see why they say the older ages, Little Miss had a harder time sitting still for the whole story. The program guide is full of details, and I only printed the items I wanted to use with the kids. There are lots of colors and pictures, so I didn't want to print the things I didn't need to. Would any of these dislikes deter me from purchasing the product? No. I don't think any of it takes away from the program.
So, what is your favorite memory of Easter? I sure hope you are going to look into this to help your kids with their memories 🙂
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When you say the word Math to Moe Man you get met with a disappointed, defeated look. He has not had the "aha" moment when it comes to math for him. When I was given the chance to check out The Algebra 1: Volume 1 Tutor on DVD from ScienceandMath.com I was excited to see what we could have here.
As part of this review, we were given The Algebra 1 Tutor Volume 1 DVD. The physical DVD (which we received) sells for $26.99, or you can get the DVD download for $23.99.
We also received the Fractions Thru Algebra Companion Worksheet PDF download, which sells for $21.99 or the physical CD version sells for $24.99.
As the title of this DVD states, it is a Tutor and not a full math curriculum. You will still need a curriculum, but this is a perfect way to help your child along when you don't know how to explain what they are learning. It is not required to have the companion worksheets, but they do help to reinforce what you are learning while you watch the DVD, and I highly recommend them 🙂 The Algebra 1 Tutor: Volume 1 is for grades 7 and up, unless you have someone younger who is taking an Algebra course.
ScienceandMath.com has been a life saver for us! We took this algebra tutor and used it the best that we could. It is a wonderful way to have someone else "teach" Moe Man when he doesn't want to listen to me. There are 3 disks which have 3-4 "lessons" on each one. From these "lessons" you are able to pick and choose what you need help with. We started at the beginning for a review of the most basic parts of real numbers and the number line.
Even though we started with items that Moe Man already knew, he loved being able to have that review. And to have it on the T.V. and letting him be in control of the remote let him "take control" of his math learning. We took lesson 1 on disk 1 and broke it up into three days. During those three days, Moe Man would watch the video, take notes as they were written on the board and than did the companion worksheet. Doing this quick review gave him a confidence boost that continues to show every day when it comes to math now!
After our quick review, we took the tutor as a tutor. When we learned something new or had a struggling moment, we would jump over to The Algebra Tutor and see another view point on how to learn it. This is perfect for Moe Man. He learns best from the repetition, and being able to watch the same thing as many times as he needs to is wonderful.
There is no schedule for this program. There is no do this on this day and than move onto this on this day. This is a tutor. This is a use it as you need it program, and for us we are using it a lot!
So, do I like the program? YES! Why did I like it? Well, Moe Man actually asked me if he could do math first on the second day. He always puts it off, but to hear that he WANTED to do math, made me smile. The instructor goes slow enough on the DVD that you are able to keep up. He makes it fun for the kids, and I even caught Ray Ray watching the video with Moe Man. It is not a boring lecture of math that kids don't like. It is simple, yet effective! Moe Man enjoyed (and still enjoys) being able to go to this when he needs help. He likes being able to pause the DVD when he needs to, and the fact that he can rewind it makes it even better. I like that I don't have to keep repeating myself, yet he still gets the repetition.
Who do I recommend this program for? I would recommend this to any family who has a child in Algebra! I don't care if you are a homeschool family or not. This program is great to help all children who need that extra boost. It helps those who struggle with math and may not have had their "aha" moment.
I loved this program. Moe Man loved this program. This is something we will continue to use and benefit from. I can't think of anything that needs to be changed with this.
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