Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from 2019

Review: Wikki Stix

Wikki Stix are pretty neat. The stix don’t dry out so you can reuse them over and over. I think they are a perfect way to help toddlers learn how to form their letters. Super easy to use, too. You just push the stixs onto the card and they stick. I would suggest these for young kids who haven’t yet started writing.



Mrs. Penguin

Mrs. Penguin is ready for the coldest of weather but she’d love a warm place to call home.


Price:
     25$ each + shipping



My items are intended for decoration purposes. Not intended for children or infants to play with as some parts can be a choking hazard. 
***If you will be gifting to an infant or child let me know. I will use yarn for eyes instead of safety eyes; as they can be a choking hazard.***

This doll is handmade by me, Daisy Luckey, from a design and pattern by AradiyaToys



Mr. Teddy Bear

Perfect gift for any loved one. Mr. Teddy Bear is ready to give all his love.


Price:
     25$ each + shipping




My items are intended for decoration purposes. Not intended for children or infants to play with as some parts can be a choking hazard. 
***If you will be gifting to an infant or child let me know. I will use yarn for eyes instead of safety eyes; as they can be a choking hazard.***

This doll is handmade by me, Daisy Luckey, from a design and pattern by AradiyaToys


Review: What Your Preschooler Needs to Know

I really enjoy What Your Preschooler Needs to Know. It has a lot of classic poems, nursery rhymes as  well as little stories from history and a bit of science. My daughter enjoys just snuggling up and reading the book together. I like how the history and science are not overwhelming for a young child. The illustrations are bright and big to help engage the children even more. Definitely, recommend and will continue with What Your Kindergartener Needs to Know.

Review: All About Reading Prereading

Cannot say enough great things about All About Reading. It’s fun, engaging, not to long but not to short, has everything you need in the kit (you may need craft supplies if you choose) and you can copy the pages if you have multiple students. I am dyslexic, reading and spelling were the hardest for me in school. All About Reading gives me the tools to teach my daughter properly. The teacher guide has little tips to let you know what sound should be used by giving you a word that has that sound. For instance, “I” will sound as it does in “lick” or “I” will sounds as it does in “like”.



Prereading goes through uppercase, lowercase and the basic letter sounds. The two little readers are great for young kids and the worksheets go along with the stories. I school year round so I decided to redo the lessons until we finish the school year instead of buying the next lesson after we’re done. I have enough days to redo Prereading 3x. Since All About Reading allows you to photocopy the workbook …

Review: Djeco Pompom Pictures - All Aboard

Djeco Pompom is a super cute and easy art craft for toddlers. They just put the pompoms on the corresponding dots. I like that it comes with all the pompoms you need. However, the glue stick they give you doesn’t make the pompoms sticks to the board. I tried regular glue and that didn’t work either so I ended up having to use a hot glue gun. So, I suggest having hot glue if you get this.


Review: Small Pegs Activity Set

Small Pegs Activity Set is great for fine motor skills. The pegs snap into the board so you know they are in properly. My daughter gets bored about halfway through doing one challenge so I have her just do a little section or take turns outing in Pegs with her. I do wish it came with a blanket challenge board so she could make her own design. I plan on making one for her. 

Review: Alphabet Bingo

Want a fun game to help recognize the alphabet? Then Alphabet Bingo is the game for you. The box says it’s a 1-player game but I think it’s more fun when you have more players. You can use the picture side or the letter side of the chips for your child to find on their bingo cards. Our daughter loves this games. I plan on taking it for play dates.


Review: BambinoLUK Set A and B

BambinoLUK Set A and Set B are a great tool to get your child’s critical thinking juices flowing. You get 16 books if you get both sets. Some books they match the exact picture, while others they have to match a picture with one that is similar. The tiles are the perfect size for little hands. The set as a whole isn’t very big in size so you can take it on the road if you like. I do wish that it came with two set of tiles and clear holders. One for each set would have been nice but I bought them together so I only got one set.


Review: Junior GeoStix

Junior GeoStix was a blast for our daughter. She loved getting to put them together and make the different ideas on the cards. It was a little difficult at first for her to put the sticks together but she eventually got the hang of it. I think these are great for creativity and math skills.


Review: Mad Mattr

Absolutely love Mad Mattr. It is easy to shape and mold, doesn’t dry out no matter how long you leave it out and it’s not sticky. Mad Mattr is a billion times better than Play Dough. Never again will I get Play Dough, only Mad Mattr from here on out. Our daughter can easily manipulate the dough and has a blast using it for hours. 

Review: Magna Tablet Deluxe

We got the Magna Tablet Deluxe in our Timberdoodle Kit. It is nice and big, extremely sturdy and the magnet pen is the perfect size for our daughter’s little hands. This tablet is an amazing tool to use for practiceing letters, numbers, shapes and anything she can think of. Great for use in the car or to take to places were she would get bored. Definitely, highly recommend this great learning tool.

Pre-K 2019 Curriculum Choice: Unboxing

I wanted to find a well rounded curriculum for our daughter. One that had everything together and I didn’t have to go hunting for it myself because that’s a daunting task. I researched lots of different secular curriculum kits and each item in the kits. I came across Timberdoodle and just adored everything about it. The kits are hands-on, have a ton of things to engage your child in the joy of learning and have a scheduler. I will have a review post for each item as we use them and an end of year review.

First I started with their placement test to see which kit was right for our daughter to start with. She placed in the Pre-K kit. I went with the elite kit but I’m sure the complete kit has enough. For English they have All About Reading: Pre-Reading, What Your Preschooler Needs to Know, Magna Tablet Deluxe, Alphabet Bingo and Wikki Stix Alphabet. The complete kit doesn’t include bingo or wikki stix.


I absolutely love math. It’s one of my favorite subjects. You’ll get Mathematical Re…