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For the longest time, J has been begging for more ‘schoolwork’ like his brothers. At 3, he’s still young for truly formal learning. Amazing Action Alphabet is a product that has come into our house which is helping J with learning letters.
About Amazing Action Alphabet
Amazing Action Alphabet takes a three pronged approach to learning: seeing, hearing and doing. Using all of those steps helps to solidify the information being learned. (Researchers and educators have found that people retain 20% of what they hear, 50% of what they see and hear, and up to 90% of what they see, hear, say, and do.)
Our Thoughts on Amazing Action Alphabet
We were sent the Amazing Action Alphabet Package Deal(flipchart, sing along CD, and activity book for $30.99) for this review.
J found the animal letters to be funny as well as memorable. Along with those characterizations for each letter, the child is told a silly story which includes several words which start with that letter. To my more ‘discerning’ older boys, these might seem quite silly and strange. But, my preschooler is loving them and getting better each day at recognizing the letter’s we’ve been learning.
While the story is being read (either by me OR using the song CD), J can be looking at the child’s side of the flipbook. The first time through the story he just listens. But, then on subsequent readings he does an action which corresponds to the letter being learned.
As J is still on the young side, we have not fully utilized the activity book. I do love the list of suggested book titles that fit a theme for each letter to really ‘explode’ the child’s learning adventures with the alphabet. There are also different activities or worksheets in the book which we are saving for this next school year when J’s just a bit more ready for paperwork beyond coloring.
Win a Copy of the Amazing Action Alphabet Flipbook
One lucky blog reader will have the opportunity to try this program in the comfort of their own home. I have a copy of the Amazing Action Alphabet Flipbook ($12.95) to giveaway. Entries are accepted through the Giveaway Tools form below through 3/26/13 for US mailing addresses only.