Sunday, August 29, 2010

Rock N Learn: Getting Ready For Kindergarten Review and Giveaway

My oldest daughter (almost 4) will be starting Pre-Kindergarten in September, as well as homeschooling with Before Five In A Row (B4FIAR), and loves to learn! We are always working in workbooks and playing with preschool activity bags, educational toys and games, and reading! I love that she has such a love for learning and pray this love will last for the rest of her life.

Recently we had a chance to review Rock N Learn: Phonics Volume 1 and we have been viewing it regularly ever since! I am very excited to share another great Rock N Learn DVD with you all! Getting Ready For Kindergarten is a fun way to teach young children all they need to know for school! 



About Rock N Learn:

Rock ’N Learn, Inc. began as an idea that would help children learn by putting educational material to music with a current sound—the kind of music that kids enjoy and find motivating. Now with over 50 products, we have sold millions of audio/book and video programs to teachers and parents throughout the United States, Canada, and other countries.
Rock ’N Learn programs help students learn math, phonics, reading, early childhood, social studies, Spanish, test-taking strategies, writing, and science. Our DVDs incorporate cool music with exciting, colorful imagery.
Headquartered in Conroe, Texas, just north of Houston, Rock ’N Learn is owned and operated by its founders, Richard and Brad Caudle. Our primary warehouse is in North Carolina.
Working as a school psychologist in 1986, Richard saw the need for multi-sensory learning programs using the styles of music that kids love. He consulted his younger brother Brad, an accomplished musician, to record their first program to help kids learn multiplication facts. Strong sales of this recording in the school specialty and book markets led to other programs and the start of a successful company.
Richard and Brad never varied from their number one goal of providing children with programs that would make learning easier as well as fun. Brad’s wife Melissa, a former second-grade teacher, writes material and coordinates educational research for Rock ’N Learn. Richard’s wife, Kathie, manages sales and marketing.
Rock ’N Learn programs have received numerous awards such as Dr. Toy, Parents’ Choice, iParenting, National Parenting Publications, Learning Magazine Teachers’ Choice, Early Childhood News, National Parenting Center, and Parent's Guide to Children’s Media. Our programs lead in the areas of quality and customer satisfaction based on surveys of school supply stores.
As documented in hundreds of testimonials received each year, Rock ’N Learn programs work. The overwhelmingly positive response from parents, teachers, and kids generates tremendous word-of-mouth support. By consulting with educators and featuring talented vocalists and performers, Rock ’N Learn will continue to develop quality audio and video programs that hold interest and help kids learn.



About Getting Ready For Kindergarten:


Getting Ready for Kindergarten DVD—works well for preschool instruction in daycare or at home. The fun, animated characters Jill and Joey make it easy for your child to get involved and practice right along with the video. 
Getting Ready for Kindergarten includes plenty of real children to help demonstrate the skills covered. We consulted with leading kindergarten teachers to be certain we covered those skills that would help ensure success in kindergarten.
Getting Ready for Kindergarten covers these skills 
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• zipping • colors • counting • tying shoes with "bunny ear method" • following directions • sequencing • sorting • neatness and organizing • asking permission • walking in a line • size comparisons • drawing a person • sharing • listening comprehension • letter recognition • number recognition • holding a pencil • printing letters and numbers • shapes • patterns • left/right directions



Getting Ready for Kindergarten is also a perfect supplement for kindergarten teachers to use with students who want to learn to speak English. This makes it an ideal video for ESL instruction as well as kindergarten readiness.
My Review:
I am now the proud owner of two Rock N Learn DVD's and I love them! More importantly, my girls love them! To see them interact with the characters on the screen with the great enthusiasm that they do is so entertaining.


 With a running time of 45 minutes, you would think that a two year old would not sit through the entire thing. But you are wrong, mine did! When I tried to take her to get a diaper change, she was so upset! In only viewing Getting Ready For Kindergarten for the last week or so, my almost four year old is already singing along to many of the songs and wants to alway try to tie shoes now. Though she has not mastered that skill quite yet, this DVD will be very instrumental in teaching her to tie shoes when the time comes.


One of the things that I loved best about this DVD is how it integrates animation with real life children! I always prefer real life over animation when teaching young children, and Getting Ready For Kindergarten does this in a great manner!


If you have a child between the ages of 3 and 5 years, Rock N Learn Getting Ready For Kindergarten will be the perfect way to add fun, music and learning to their lives!


I highly recommend this product and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase Rock N Learn: Getting Ready For Kindergarten directly online, here at the Rock N Learn website!
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****I received a complimentary copy of this product courtesy of Rock N Learn and SSA Public Relations, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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