A few months ago I wrote a post about the realities of homeschooling and now that the school year is almost over I’d like to amend my list to add about 300 more things. The first one on my new list would read something like “if you give your kids the laptop to play educational games, within 30 seconds they will be watching YouTube videos of adults making Frozen characters out of Play-doh while talking in ridiculous voices.”
I would love to tell you my children quietly attend to their school work while I bounce from child to child, patiently awaiting their next instructions. In reality, if I don’t have my act together someone will start using flashcards to spell bodily functions while I’m teaching someone else sight words.
I’ve had to get really creative with keeping everyone engaged during our school hours or I lose them all and it’s a slippery slide down the slope of my sanity from there. So it was a huge relief when School Zone offered to send me their new Little Scholar Educational Tablet to see if my kids enjoyed it and if it helped to supplement their learning.
To say the table has helped would be an understatement. It is now the go-to device in our house and since it’s loaded with nothing but educational games and activities for kids in preK-1st grade, I know they are learning every time they pick it up.
My kids love the math games, the read-along books and the memory games and I love that I can keep track of what they’re doing and the progress they are making in the parent section.
Since the Little Scholar Educational Tablet and accessories are manufactured in Grand Rapids, it’s only fitting they are now available in Meijer stores. AND since they are Michigan-based and I am too, I get to give away a Little Scholar Tablet. I’m thrilled to be able to offer one reader our new favorite thing. I’m feeling like Oprah over here without the five million dollars in additional prizes and live studio audience and private jet.
Here are the features in the new and improved tablet one reader will receive:
• Ready to play – with or without Wi-Fi
• Over 200 apps including 98 songs and 54 “Start to Read” Books – WORTH OVER $400 in free content!
• All Start to Read!® Books will have read-along audio tracks
• 8-inch screen, textured easy-grip protective bumper
• Runs on Google AndroidTM 4.4.4 operating system
• 2 convenient charging options: USB interface and 5-foot DC power cord
• Download additional apps from the School Zone Market or the Amazon App Store may be installed
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carol clark says
we play games to learn its fun
Karla R. says
I usually make songs out of things for my daughter to learn.
I’m glad to know my kids are not the only ones who love those Play-Doh videos! Thanks for the post about the tablet. I really like that all of the books have an audio track that will read along. My son is at the pre-reader stage and really likes that option, but it’s hard to find.
Laura J says
We try to make it fun by playing educational games…cards or board games! Carter loves garbage trucks, so somedays we will drive around and count how many we can see on garbage day….or he loves looking for tipped over garbage cans! A few weeks ago…it was so windy…we had to count to 301! Just little fun ways like that!
Melanie montgomery says
I like to do a lot of hands on learning
Erin Ellis says
I make learning fun by incorporating education and their favorite activities. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
Stacy Uncorked says
I try to make it like a game – both kids definitely prefer to have fun while learning, otherwise they tend to shut down and learn nothing. 🙂
Elle P. says
I like to incorporate educational games and songs.
Heather Hayes Panjon says
I Make Learning Fun With Games, Singing.
shelly peterson says
I try to make learning fun by making learning into games and using apps.
Dawn Monroe says
I like to use games. They think they are playing but they are learning too. Sneaky!
Thomas Murphy says
We use music to make learning fun.
Amanda Sakovitz says
I make learning fun by making a game of it.
steve weber says
We incorporate fun songs or games while learning.
Tamra H says
We try to make learning fun by making it an adventure! Whenever we can take a trip to learn hands-on, it’s always fun for the whole family.
Nicole Dziedzic says
I make learning fun for my kids by using online resources, apps, and fun games.