Learning a Second Language for Kids with Whistlefritz

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Learning a second language with Whistlefritz is fun!

Learning a second language at a young age can play a key role in a child’s academic achievements which can help them immensely as they mature.

According to the Cornell Language Acquisition Lab, “Learning a second language does not cause language confusion, language delay or cognitive deficit, which have been concerns in the past.”

Studies indicate immersion via learning and hearing. Eventually, if they are able to master speaking a new language, it may be the best way for kids to pick up new words and increase their chances of becoming bilingual.

Whistlefritz is an awarding program that uses language immersion so your child can learn how to speak Spanish or French! It was created after Founder, Heidi Stock set out on a mission to find a fun yet educational teaching materials for her children to learn a new language. She quickly realized that most programs solely featured cartoons and didn’t feature live speakers for children to watch the movement of their lips. Not finding what she wanted, Heidi decided to create it herself!

Whistlefritz’s programs allow kids to join a group of lovable characters. The set includes the animated mouse Fritzi, the animated mouse who whisks you on an adventure with her other colorful friends to learn another language! The combination of live-action, animation, and lively music makes the programs as entertaining as they are educational. Children will learn their second language through Whistlefritz the same way they learned their first language: through words used in context by live speakers in engaging games, well thought out skits and catchy music.

Whistlefritz’s collections include DVDs, flashcards and worksheets that are available in Spanish and French

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Bookroo Monthly Childrens Book Subscription Review

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We are no strangers to Bookroo’s monthly subscription program.  In fact,  my son remembers how fun it was to unveil the books the last time he got a shipment,  check out my previous post from a couple years back.

This is a great gift idea for little ones and older kids as well.  They have board books as well as paperback and all are quality books worth every penny of the monthly fee you will be paying for them.  The wrapping paper that they come wrapped in is worth that much alone!

Imagine the faces one the kids wheb they get their monthly package in the mail with two books to unwrap.  Just watch my 5 year olds reaction to the “gifts” he got!

What’s even better is the fact that this makes him want to try reading and creates an excitement around the possibility of books.  Personally,  we have so many books that I like to donate books when we are done with them, but these we tend to keep because they’re special!

Right now they have a GREAT Cyber Monday deal going on for 25% off you order by tomorrow 11/27!

BFJERSEY for 25% off any multi-month subscription (3,6, or 12 months)
One redemption per family. Valid for new customers only. Existing customers may use for the purchase of one gift subscription.
Valid 11/24 – midnight PST 11/27

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Campus Book Rental – College Textbook Alternative

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Are you a parent of a student entering college this year? Or maybe a student yourself? Have you seen the prices of the book store textbooks and the laundry list of books needed for the classes? Are you looking for an alternative to buying expensive college textbooks that you’ll never use again or maybe get a fraction of the money you paid for it back if you sell it back? I know there are numerous sites to choose from now-a-days, but stick to the experts and look no further. Campus Book Rentals, the name says it all. It’s what they do, and they do it well.

CampusBookRentals.com is the one stop shop for College students who want the ease of reliable textbook renting.

  • Some of the benefits of using CBR as opposed to competitors are:
  • You save 40-90% off textbook prices
  • Qualify for FREE shipping both ways (with the option to get the book next day for an extra fee).
  • Unlike others that may send a PDF file, you get an actual textbook you can HIGHLIGHT in and make any needed notes.
  • Flexible renting periods with a 15 day grace period, which surely you’ll never need because no one procrastinates in college…right?

So how does it work? Check out the video below!:

What makes the whole deal even sweeter? When you kick in a donation. That’s right. They donate to Operation Smile with every rental purchase.

What is Operation Smile?

Operation Smile is a non-profit organization that provides rehabilitating, and sometimes life-saving surgeries to children born with cleft palates.

Check it out for yourself below!

http://www.operationsmile.org/about_us/who-we-are/

If you have had experience using CampusBookRental.com, or plan to try it out, please leave your feedback in a comment below! I’d love to hear it.

Bookroo Subscription Review & Discount Code on

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(Photos courtesy of Bookroo.com)

I had an opportunity to check out the new children’s book subscription service from Bookroo.com this past month. I have not heard of this subscription service before, but thought it was a great idea and would fit my family well being that I have a 3 year old and a 7 year old. My 7 year old is at the age where he is loving showing off his reading skills, and conveniently enough, my 3 year old is at the age where he loves being read books. So for me, this was a no-brainer to try out!

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The logo is so cute on the brown box outside, and my 3 year old immediately proclaimed it was a present for him when I brought the mail in for the day. To my surprise, the contents inside of the box were even more adorable.

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There were 2 books, and they were each wrapped individually with an amazing quality wrapping paper and even tied together with a cute little twin rope. You can tell each book was wrapped by hand, and that a lot of work went into preparing this little box of cuteness.

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My son was so excited because he loves opening presents! I mean, what kid doesn’t? He wasted no time ripping the beautiful paper off of the books, and unveiling each book to me with a huge smile. He couldn’t wait to sit on the couch with me and read the books immediately. The books were both titles I have never head of before, but they’re definitely quality. As weird as it may sound, I couldn’t help but sniff the pages. They smelled like the library and reminded me of how much I loved reading with my parents when I was younger. Something about the smell and the bright colorful pages that were all brand new to me brought me back to my childhood and I thoroughly enjoyed reading each of these to my boys.

The 2 titles we received are;

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Harry and Horsie; It has an MSRP sticker on the back side that read $16.99. Being the skeptic I am, I immediately googled the book to see what I can find. Amazon has the hard cover listed at $15 with free shipping if you’re a Prime member.Other sites that pop up are similar in price, so I feel confident I got a great deal with this book alone. These sites also do not ship in the adorable wrapping paper and light up your child’s face like this subscription does.

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Squid and Octopus; friends for always: this book didn’t have an MSRP sticker on the back, but after looking it up, it’s another $15 book. This one has a few stories in one book which is cool. The colors are very vibrant and there is a section with a surprise pop out which we loved.

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Overall, I am excited to get out next shipment next month and I hope my sons are just as excited to see which books they get and more important, to read.

Spending quality time with my children is what I cherish most and reading to them affords me that uninterrupted opportunity.

If you’re interested in checking out Bookroo for your home, Bookroo has given me an exclusive code to share with my readers to save $4 off your first order (shipping included). They have a few options to choose from as far as month to month or up front monthly bundles. You can also choose to give Bookroo subscription as a gift and if you’d like board books or regular.

I hope your children enjoy this subscription as much as mine do.

The exclusive discount code is below;

bookroo.com/ac/JUSTFORMOMS4

Please let me know if you’ve tried Bookroo!

aleighn(photo courtesy Bookroo.com)