Nonna's Favorite Quotes:

Nonna's Favorite Quotes: "The best way to make children good is to make them happy." — Oscar Wilde, author and poet

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

And Now a Word From Our Sponsor...

Over the past few months I've been receiving very positive comments about this blog. My followers seem to like what I have to say and are downloading the activity sheets that I have created and posted for their use. This makes me extremely happy. My goal has always been to provide parents, grandparents and teachers with reading readiness materials that are fun and easy to use.

My hope is that my followers will also go to the "Nonna and Me" website to preview the products that are available on our online store. Our products are designed to introduce readiness material in a fun, non-threatening way (nothing scary), using repetition and reinforcement. All animations, sounds, and music were carefully chosen, and particular attention was paid to controlling the volume of our audio and video presentations.

"Nonna and Me" started with our ABCs DVD. Here is a short video clip that contains small sections from the main feature. Our DVD introduces the alphabet, identifying letters and their corresponding sounds, together with words that begin with these sounds. As you'll see, this is done at an even pace, using animations, pictures, sound effects, and a wide variety of music. Our DVD also contains 25 additional minutes of Bonus Material that includes: Digraphs, Fun and Games, and Sign Language ABCs. 

(Video clips from the Bonus Material section can be previewed from our website.)

Our ABCs CD uses the sound track from the DVD to reinforce the letters and their corresponding sounds. It integrates the DVD's sound effects and music to help children visualize words and concepts that demonstrate the sound(s) of each letter. We've included an additional section that introduces the sounds of five common digraphs: CH, PH, SH, TH, and WH.

We've also created My ABCs Book to accompany the DVD and CDReview activities are integrated throughout this alphabet book to provide a fun way to reinforce what the child is learning.

My ABCs Coloring Book gives children the opportunity to express themselves while they learn the alphabet. Each letter has four large pictures to color. Uppercase and lowercase letters appear on each page and can be colored or traced.

(Sample pages from our book and coloring book can be viewed on our website.)

Our latest addition to the product line is the ABCs Bingo Game. Our new game teaches letter recognition by matching uppercase and lowercase letters using an old-fashioned game of BINGO.

As always, parent-child interaction is an important element in a child's development. We strongly encourage you to watch our video, listen to our CD, read our books, and play our game along with your child and initiate discussion about what they see and hear.

"Nonna and Me" products are recommended for children ages 2 and up.

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