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Docufiction Review: March of the Dinosaurs

While at the video shop, I stumbled across “March of the Dinosaurs” – a CGI documentary that follows the migration of a herd of Edmontosaurs to the south as they attempt to escape the harsh winter in the Arctic. Created by the makers of Walking with Dinosaurs, I figured Gavin would really enjoy it sinceContinue reading “Docufiction Review: March of the Dinosaurs”

Programs: Dinosaur Train by Jim Henson

Recently, a friend told me about a new DVD series called Dinosaur Train by PBS. It’s a cute series that teaches children about dinosaurs and trains and a winning combination for Gavin who’s into trains and dinosaurs! Here’s a brief description about the series: Dinosaur Train embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have withContinue reading “Programs: Dinosaur Train by Jim Henson”

Recommended Reading List for Life Lessons: The Berenstain Bears

I was looking for some new books for Gavin when I stumbled across the Berenstain Bears series by Stan and Jan Berenstain which I thought looked pretty good. Since I haven’t actually read them, I can’t really say if they really are good, but I have two books on order – Berenstain Bears visit theContinue reading “Recommended Reading List for Life Lessons: The Berenstain Bears”

Leapfrog DVDs Teach Math, Reading and Phonics

I have heard about Leapfrog DVDs for some time but never really took a look at them until I stumbled across one at a DVD shop. After reading so many positive reviews about them on parenting forums, I decided to give it a go. I bought Numbers Ahoy thinking it would make Math more funContinue reading “Leapfrog DVDs Teach Math, Reading and Phonics”

Review: Guess With Jess

Guess with Jess is a relatively new television series that was brought to my attention by my BFF. Launched at the end of 2009, this series explores common science and nature questions posed by children aged 2-5 years old. Here’s a video detailing what it’s about: httpv:// What I like about Guess with Jess isContinue reading “Review: Guess With Jess”

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That

I was at the DVD shop looking for movies when I spied a new DVD titled “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That: Up and Away!”. It is a new series on Dr Seuss’ famous Cat in the Hat that was launched third quarter of 2010. It follows the style of “TheContinue reading “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That”

Wink to Learn: Chinese

I am monolingual.  I never learned to speak any other languages other than English. Well, I did have a few years of French in school but that never got very far.  My father speaks Hokkien and my mother speaks Hakka but I never learned either of those dialects either.  We migrated to Australia when IContinue reading “Wink to Learn: Chinese”

Right Brain Kids – Tweedle Wink DVD Series

I mentioned some time back that I ordered some educational resources over the internet which included the Tweedle Wink educational DVD series from Right Brain Kids.  We finally got the DVDs and I started Gavin on them a few weeks back.  Here is a little bit more about it: Before I tell you about theContinue reading “Right Brain Kids – Tweedle Wink DVD Series”