Thursday, February 28, 2008

Kid Stuff Review : School Zone Books & Workbooks + Giveaway

In this household we try to keep as many of our toys as possible learning rich without being boring and School Zone offers great baby, toddler, and child activities, games, and books that do just that!

Our favorite is actually way out of Connor's age range, however, don't tell Connor that as he is a sucker for flash cards. Ever since we started the Baby Can Read series (see the past review) he has been fascinated with word flash cards and these 3D Thinks & Blink Alphabet Flash Cards from School Zone are wonderful! We try to spend at least a few minutes each day doing our flash cards and the 3D Thinks & Blink Alphabet Flash Cards are magic, not only are they really pretty but each card "changes" into the word below the letter, even I think they are neat! I don't know if he understands the words or letters quite yet but he will certainly drop everything he is doing and watch the flash cards as if they were the best book I have ever read to him. I only wish I knew what was going through that little baby head of his.

Happy Faces - Infant Mirror Cards are the ultimate "mommy needs a few minutes" distraction for all those moms who have babies that are in the chatty faze. When we first got these a few weeks ago, Connor had no interest in them.. but over the last week he has become incredibly "chatty" and since every time I have offered these cards I almost can't get them back. Basically you get a "mirror" card that you put the other cards on top of changing the picture and the experience for baby. Each card has its own little story and theme. We play with them together and when I need a few minutes to finish some homework (or this post right now) they distract my little man not to mention he is learning valuable language skills which I love too! They are a great tool for those car trips too!


If you have a preschooler or even school age child in your household the Little Hand Helper series of workbooks are wonderful! I'm no stranger to workbooks with many young cousins and long long hours babysitting I've always had some sort of learning activity book handy over the years for young visitors, but I always have found it challenging to find one that will keep a young one's attention very long not to mention. These Little Hand Helper workbooks on the other hand are colorful, no where close to boring, and AFFORDABLE!! The activities are varied so its hard to get bored, and the pictures are colorful and fun so even parents will like helping! At under four dollars each you can afford to have a full drawer full, and I promise you will love them as much as your kids do!

Next on our School Zone wish list would certainly be the Discovery Cards and the Busy People Peg Puzzle Cards.

Want them?
Go check out all of School Zone's cool learning products!

Win it!
I have a School Zone Cut & Paste Scissor Skills Little Hand Helper Workbook for one reader! Its recommended or ages 3-5.

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Go check out School Zone and look through their offerings. Come back here and tell me which product you'd most like to have for your munchkin!! No "i want to win" stuff without a little effort (and I do mean little!)
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
  • Please US entries only.
  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
    • Bloggers - Blog about this contest and leave me the link on your comment, or add me to your sidebar and let me know its there.
    • Non Bloggers (or bloggers) subscribe to my mailing list/RSS feed and earn another entry!
    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
  • This contest will end March 6th at midnight!

89 Comments:

JC said...

My favorite is the Happy Faces Infant Mirror Cards.

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Tasha said...

The product that would be most beneficial to the little girl I watch would be the Time to Learn Preschool. Thanks for giving me a new place to shop! :)

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Tasha said...

I added your button to my blog.

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Danielle said...

Im starting to work on reading skills with my 5 yr old, so I like the Start To Read! books!
dansan826 at yahoo.com

Brenners said...

The 02054 Beginning Sounds workbook for preschoolers looks like it would be great for my daughter.

Brenners said...

I added your giveaway to my sidebar.
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louiseb130 said...

Happy faces

Steph said...

Loved the Time to Learn! Preschool kit. We have the Preschool Scholar workbook and its great!

agordon10 said...

Hide and Seek number sj=kills would most benefit us.

Jacob, Vanessa, Rudy, Andy, and Mickey said...

I think the toddlers/travel would be very usefrul, since we are on the road so much. Thankyou

Mary512 said...

My daughter would love the peekaboo bunny guess who. thanks for the cool giveaway!

Mary512 said...

blogged ya:

http://mommyland512.blogspot.com/2008/02/win-copy-of-school-zones-cut-paste.html

thanks again!

peg42 said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I also like the love the phonics start to read books. Great site. Thanks again.

gcuvier said...

My daughter loves math, so we'd enjoy and of the Kindergarten-level math books from School Zone.

Shannon said...

The start to read books.

jdine said...

The Time to Learn! Preschool kit would help my son alot!

Bebemiqui said...

I like the Time to Learn Preschool kit.

Jennifer said...

What a wonderful site! I've bookmarked it for future use. My nephew is fixing to start Kindergarten & loves to spend time playing with his 123s and ABCs magnets, so I would have to choose the Kindergarten Magnetic Tin as my favorite item. I'd love to win, so please count me in! Thanks for the chance!

Jennifer :-)

LINDALSHOT said...

The Start To Read would be most helpful.

Marissa said...

I like the Time to Learn kits for Preschool, and the Baby books like the Happy Faces Infant Mirror Cards and the Fuzzy Farmyard Cards. Lots of fun learning tools with all those nice flashcards and workbooks. Nice way to educate your kids while letting them play! :)
Thanks,
Marissa
md-sweeps (at) hotmail (dot) com

Sarah & Paul said...

This would be great for my boys who will be starting school in a next year.

NateAndJakesMom said...

I will be needing all the stuff in the preschool math section. I am horrible at math and I need all the help I can get.

NateAndJakesMom said...

I blogged you!! :)

http://nateandjakeandme.blogspot.com/2008/02/school-zone-books-giveaway.html

Anonymous said...

My daughter could benefit from any of these materials, especially the Time To Learn Preschool kit.
(cme8397@yahoo.com)

Heather said...

My favorite is the Fuzzy Animal Friends Discovery Cards. My daughter just loves animals. She isn't old enough for the cut and paste yet, but she will be eventually! :)
katebeth45 at gmail dot com

Kelley said...

I love the start to read books...preschool time to learn books.

Thanks.

I have also linked your contest on by blog.
thanks!

Suzie said...

The item I like the most on the site is the Peek a Boo puppy book. It would be perfect for my son.

Mommy Cracked said...

I'm torn between the Preschool Basics and Count To Ten workbooks. Great stuff!

Kathy (at) cats4me@frontiernet.net said...

Love the Discovery Animal Friends Fuzzy Cards! My 1 year old granddaughter likes to imitate what her big sister does, so she would love these.

MommyKnows said...

Wow! Great stuff.

Mommyknows

kamlchap said...

Ithink my granson would love the happyfaces mirror cards.
They are all very nice products!

shakerbaby said...

I could really use the START TO READ books! Thanks!

Kari said...

The start to read books. My 4 yr old is being homeschooled and we have already started working on reading. Thanks!

Scrappy Do said...

My favorite is the Fuzzy Animal Friends Discovery Cards. My daughter just loves animals

idahomom said...

I like the start to read books. Learning tools/toys are awesome.

Anonymous said...

Wow!!

sweetsue said...

My grandaughter really likes puppies and kitties right now. She would love Peek-a-Boo Puppy.

jennem said...

My munchkin is 4 and doing great with her reading. We'd love the Three-Letter Words puzzle cards.

vboackle said...

l love the Start to Read books,I have a new grandson that is already so smart.

jenna said...

The bilingual section looks neat; I would try out their flashcards.

jenna said...

I'm subscribed to your feed.

DOODLEGIRL said...

"This Beginning Sounds" workbook for my preschooler

Anonymous said...

Love all your products!

littlelatina
edq143 at yahoo dot com

windycindy said...

What a wonderful learning site! I would choose the "Start to Read Level I" to begin with. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

holly K said...

Start to read level 1 books and tracing skills for my daughter and scissor cut and paste for my son.

Shelly said...

My daughter would love the Alphabet Fun! 4 Pack Flash Card Set

Kirsten said...

Peek-a-Boo Puppy. He's so cute!

jbubolz-miller said...

fuzzy animal friends discover cards look awesome. thanks for the site

Julie D said...

State Rummy (in the 4th grade Science and Social studies area.

redron said...

state rummy

Tracy Berta-daughter to the King, wife, mother, speaker, writer said...

Thanks for doing this giveaway and thanks for "promoting" School Zone. I was pleasantly surprised with how "cheap" all the products are! I have 5 children- ages 1 through 11 and I like that they have something for all ages and stages of development. Right now, because we are doing multiplication/division with BOTH my 3rd and 6th graders, I would like the flashcards!
I blogged about the contest at http://tracyberta.blogspot.com/2008/03/giveaway.html

Thanks, again!

miniloulous said...

I'd love to have the Time to Learn! First Grade for my daughter, she would love having the whole package just for her !
The cut and paste scissor skills would be perfest for my 3 year old !

Thanks for the giveaway !

miniloulous(at)yahoo(dot)com

cdrury said...

the toddlers travel looks like an essential!!

Amber said...

I have 3 children, who are 7, 3, and 2. I love School Zone because they have products for all ages! I really like the Second Grade Scholar Super-Deluxe Edition workbook and the Pencil-Pal Preschool Software (we used this with our oldest son and he loved it!).

Rockin' Mama said...

I like the Peek -a Boo Bear and Puppy!

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meredlp said...

I'd like one of the 3rd grade math programs. Wow! They have a big variety over there!

bison61 said...

I think our second grader would like the Big science workbook

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

tarah716 said...

Number skills would be perfect for us!

fireball351c[at]yahoo[dot]com

Anonymous said...

I would love the Fuzzy Animal Friends Discovery cards!
Jenny
jfg06001@cub.uca.edu

Anonymous said...

My daughter would love the cut & paste book!!

dakotakaylee@comcast.net

cluster77 said...

I would love anything for the preschool section. I am a teacher at a local preschool and we are always looking at different resources we can use.

Kate said...

would love it!

sachidewey said...

I would love to get the counting 1-10 book for my son!

dolls123 said...

On-Track Multiplication & Division 3-4 software

dolls123 (at) gmail (dot) com

jennmalan said...

The 02054 Beginning Sounds workbook for preschoolers would be helpful to use with my son

aharris007 said...

I like the fuzzy animal friends discovery cards, they would be great for my son!!

mommysweeps said...

the Beginning sounds workbook

Amy said...

My son is in kindergarten and is learning to read, so any of the beginning to read books would be wonderful. aewalls425@hotmail.com

yellowlabs said...

Happy faces...thanks for the chance to win!

Becky, Mom, Mommy, Hey you, said...

My daughter is in Kindergarten so the Kindergarten phonics and reading books would be great...

My son would benefit from those soon too.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

I would love the Flip Video Ultra by Pure Digital so I can take pictures of my little munchkin.

Nanette Olson
nanoart@yahoo.com

Heather said...

Thank you for the great link. I really love their products. I already have the Beginning Sight Words Flash Cards in my cart!

Lisa said...

the peek-a-boo cards are great, that's my daughter's favorite game so I know she would love those, especially with the cute animals!

paula h said...

I like the Fuzzy Farm Yard Discovery Cards.

jaydonco1 said...

The Time to Learn Preschool kits would be perfect for my little one!

Michele said...

I'd like to have any of the bilingual flashcards.
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K.C. said...

We could use the Phonics start to read books. My boys are just getting to the age where we could put them to use.

kevnjacks said...

The Preschool Star pack with the games and activities sounds like a great tool to reinforce what they've been learning! :)

hushmouth said...

My almost 5 year old LOVES workbooks and the
Hide & Seek Number Skills would be a great addition to his books and skills
Thank you for the chance
Dana
dana_noga@yahoo.com

Jinxy & Me said...

The Peek-a-Boo Puppy would be great for my little nephew.

crystalf said...

I would love to have the deluxe lowercase alphabet book. My 3 yr. old knows everything about the uppercase but we haven't even started lowercase letters yet. Thank you!!

jenny said...

now this is some thing i love to win for my little one all the books are so nice thay all look like thay would be fun to read

carissaad said...

I like Fuzzy Animal Friends Discovery Cards.

Anonymous said...

Fuzzy Animal Friends Discovery Cards

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Miranda said...

fuzzy animal freinds discovery cards thanks

donna444444 said...

I would like the 3rd and 4th grade multicurriculum workbooks.

Bakersdozen said...

I like the Alphabet Fun! 4 Pack Card Set.

Anonymous said...

Lets have the Biginning Sounds Workbooks; Best of luck to all who eneter!!!!!!!!!!!

lilyk said...

I would most like to have Crosswords Deluxe Activity Zone.

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