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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.


The back has a pack of cards that can be used for copy work but I don’t use them a lot. Mostly, I just let her be as creative as she wants by making whatever she can think of.

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.


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