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Rainbow Price: $20.70
This simple wooden xylophone makes a great first instrument for a toddler. The body, mallet and even the note panels are made entirely of wood. Five panels are painted in blue, green, yellow, orange and red. Made of sustainable and recycled materials. Please note this xylophone is made for fun, so it may not be musically accurate.
Rainbow Price: $15.95
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This classic xylophone toy features 8 rainbow colored bars that each plays a different note. Use the attached mallet to pull it along or to strike the bars to play a tune of your own creation! Measures 11" x 5.5" x 2.5."
Rainbow Price: $32.38
This innovative version of bingo tests and strengthens the olfactory senses. Each player gets a game board with six pictures of aromatic objects. Then the thirty included scent jars are opened slightly; the first player picks one at random and tries to identify the smell. If the scent is on the player's game board, the player places the jar on the corresponding space. Turns continue until one of the players fills their game board with the correct scents. Some of the scents include florals, fruits, and unusual aromas such as chimney, biscuits, and mushrooms. Unlike most candles, the scent representations actually smell like their real-life counterparts! Contents include thirty scent jars, five game boards, and instructions. Please note: scents are very strong; you may want to air them out a bit before your first game. Not recommended for those who have asthma. ~ Janine
Rainbow Price: $22.95
You don't have to worry about losing any pieces here – all 25 bars of this deluxe xylophone are mounted inside a carry case! The notes include sharps and flats, and the bars are made of sturdy chrome steel. Two mallets are also provided.
Rainbow Price: $23.25
These are not what you think of when you see “bells;” these look more like individual xylophone pieces. The set contains 8 notes in a rainbow of colors, and they produce delightful, melodious sounds. The bells are contained in a yellow carrying case with a handle, which also holds the two included mallets. Leave the set in the case to play or remove it into different configurations or split it up between children.
Rainbow Price: $9.75
Play by color with this note-reading sticker set! Following the same color-coding note-reading scheme as the Boomwhackers line, these removable, reusable stickers can be placed on keyboards, xylophones, choir chimes, and other instruments so you can play along with Boomwhackers. This package contains 300 diatonic with letters, 100 diatonic without letters, 75 chromatics with sharp/flat spelling, and 25 chromatics without sharp/flat spelling. Even if you do not use the Boomwhackers, these colorful labels make great note reminders for beginning music students – simply label the letters C through C (an octave or more) on your keyboard, until the notes are committed to memory! ~ Lisa
Rainbow Price: $27.54
I had to take some time to play with this instrument – it's beautiful! This isn't your typical child's musical toy, this is an instrument. You play the Chimalong like a xylophone, but the metal tubes are precision-tuned to the same standards as that of the world-famous Woodstock Chimes, long tubular wind chimes that are the creation of a professional musician. This instrument, like the chimes, emits beautiful, rich tones. The 8 tubes are held in a rubber holder at each end, form an octave in the key of C, and each tube is color coded so any age child can play. A music book with color-coded notes to match the tubes of the Chimalong is included along with 2 mallets. A B-flat tube is also in the set and can be used in place of the B tube to perform songs in the key of F.
This instrument has been a big hit around our office, and I'm sure it will be a melodious pleasure in your house. Introduce your family to real music as they play.
Rainbow Price: $55.95
From one homeschool mom to another. Everything in this program is designed to communicate "I'm a homeschool mom that taught my kids to read. It's easy. It's fun! You can do it, too. Have a great time." And I'm sure if you follow Diane Hopkins' step by step approach wrapped with loving teacher-student interaction, that's exactly the result you'll get. After going through the just-the-right-size (25 pages) Teacher's Guidebook and looking through the brightly colored cardstock that makes up the program, I'm happy with the appearance of the product and really, really impressed with the content.
Starting at the very beginning, Mrs. Hopkins has boiled the entire process down into eight steps. And even if step seven (teach phonics units containing two or more letters) has seventeen parts, she's still managed to make a homeschool mom's most fearful task into something that seems remarkably ordinary and doable.
The package contains the Happy Phonics Guidebook, "My Big Book" (an almost-to-the-end-of-the-program-reader) and lots of printed, brightly colored paper and cardstock – flashcards, game components, first little readers and spelling lists. The Guidebook contains the Eight Steps along with specific how-to instructions for each step. The essence of the program is to introduce the phonics concepts a few at a time and then play games for retention. The author suggests that lesson time be about 10 minutes a day, but you may want to factor in more time to play the games over and over just because the student wants to.
The Guidebook is extremely user-friendly and written in first-person, mom-to-mom form. The step-by-step instructions are straight-forward and easy to follow. All references to the games and other supplementary material are coded with little symbols found on the colored sheets. Practically foolproof! But just to be sure, there's a chart that lists which games/components are used with each teaching step. There's also a chart clearly laying out those seventeen phonics units that make up step seven. And, of course, the teaching aids are clearly marked for each unit.
The teaching progression is common sense. Alphabet song; capital letters match lowercase letters; the main sound for each letter; blend letter sounds to form a word; teach common non-phonetic (sight) words; teach vowels that can make a second sound; teach through the phonic units; READ. Although she doesn't consider them absolutely necessary, the author does mention supplementary material that she likes and that her children have enjoyed – Lauri perception puzzles, Leap Frog Phonics Library, and the Explode the Code books. In fact, she changed her original letter presentation order (used with her older children) to conform to the Explode the Code books for her younger children and in this program. She also suggests various supplementary readers.
The games and other reinforcement activities are obviously a central component of this program. Some preparation is involved, usually just cutting cards apart. I would be inclined to laminate (or cover with clear contact paper) some of the frequently-used cards and game layouts if I thought it likely I'd be using the program with a number of children. The games include some adapted favorites like Phonics Bingo and a number of creative originals like the Y Not? Game. The line art of the game components is not high tech graphics but still communicates the concept and looks inviting. Components of the games are color coded, with the little symbols marked on each game piece, so that you can easily unscramble things if they don't always get put away neatly.
This program fits into the "complete program" category of phonics instruction, as it includes systematic phonics, reinforcement, and reading practice. The program gets your student reading on his own in an enjoyable way. Please note that it does not cover advanced syllabication, prefixes, and suffixes that tend to be found in second/third grade levels of some phonics programs. But it is an enjoyable program that will build the confidence of a newbie and provide ease of instruction for busy homeschooling mothers. All for a very reasonable price! - Janice
Rainbow Price: $28.95
At least three music courses (for beginners – either in age or experience) in one user-friendly, family-oriented package: music appreciation/history, reading music, and making/enjoying music. We all have this nagging idea that we really ought to be doing something about music but don't know exactly what. Or perhaps you're one of those moms who recognize that there are tremendous advantages for your children (spiritually, emotionally and mentally) when enjoying music is part of your daily lives but you can't imagine how you'll fit one more thing into your busy lives and homes. Marcia Washburn makes it easy for us by leading us step-by-step and providing a wealth of online resources to broaden that experience. You don't need to be able to read music or recognize one composer from another or spend a lot of money or time gathering resources. The author even assures us that this product has been "field-tested to ensure that musically illiterate adults can confidently use it with their children."
Beethoven Who? is an ebook, or in other words, pdf files on CD-ROM, readable from your computer. This ebook-on-CD format is perfect for providing quality information, hands-on activities, games, reproducible listening sheets and listening suggestions in an affordable package. AND, there are links – lots of links – to quality internet sources for listening to orchestra-performed and artist-performed pieces (classical, traditional, folk, patriotic, and sacred music). Many of the listening links also provide video footage so you get a great view of each instrument in the orchestra.
As we mentioned earlier, coverage of all things introductory and basic to music appreciation and enjoyment are included. The first section – Listening to Music – provides an overview of the elements of music (terms and basic info) followed by a period-by-period examination of major composers, musical instruments, historical setting, and notable pieces. In this section are briefly annotated (the author tells what to expect and look for) links to orchestras performing various pieces as well as video re-enactments such as costumed musicians playing period instruments while floating on the Thames River in England and even flash mob versions. The links are designed to build in you and your children appreciation for the music involved and to just plain enjoy a huge variety of musical experiences. In this section you'll find descriptions of the various periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, and Twentieth Century), short biographical sketches (with full-color pictures) of the major composers within each, examples of their major works, and lots of interesting odds and ends about both composers and works. To give you just a bit of an idea of the care that has gone into making the video link selections, consider the Flight of the Bumblebee (a work of the Romantic period composer Rimsky-Korsakov). Links for this piece include an orchestra (so you can see how fast their fingers need to move), the record-holder for the fastest violin version, a master violinist (Perlman) performance, a number of solo instruments each playing the piece (oboe, bassoon, clarinet, soprano recorder, and tuba), a Canadian Brass comedic version, a Disney cartoon shortened version, and, lastly, a boogie-woogie rendition on the piano. Notes on these links include observing that at 1:55 the pianist is smiling at an audience member (boogie-woogie) and a caution not to read the comments on the clarinet link (inappropriate content).
The second section – Reading Music – covers all the basics providing a wealth of reinforcing activities. Reproducible masters are often included for memory games or bingo, for instance, as well as using a variety of rudimentary, homemade musical instruments (toilet paper tube maracas, oatmeal container drums, metal bottle cap tambourines, and a drinking glass orchestra – all instructions included). Music Reading, Pitch, Rhythm, and Dynamics are all covered. Activities are easy and fun to do and will involve your entire family in a musical exploration adventure.
Section 3 – Making Music – transported me back to my grade school days and had me agreeing with the author that American folk and traditional songs – once learned in elementary school music classes like mine – are disappearing from our culture. You'll appreciate her determination not to let that happen as you listen through her list of not-to-be-missed songs: action songs (London Bridge), love/friendship songs (Bicycle Built for Two), animal songs (Itsy, Bitsy Spider), work songs (I've Been Working on the Railroad), patriotic songs (America the Beautiful), and sacred songs (hymns such as A Mighty Fortress and children's songs such as Jesus Loves the Little Children). Trust me, I've only scratched the surface of her many, many suggestions here. Again, there are a multitude of annotated links and often, historical and cultural anecdotes. She ends this section with suggestions for ways you can make music together as a family and ways to incorporate musical experiences into your everyday family life. A series of appendices include How to Use the Links in the Book, an Elements of Music Chart, a master for Sample Listening Sheets, a Resources list, and a Glossary of Terms. There is also a complete index for the entire e-book./
You can probably tell that I'm excited about the potential of this product to open the lives of our children to musical experiences, some noble, some mundane. There's over 300 pages of musical information, countless links, reproducibles, and, most importantly, the sense that "I can do this!" ~ Janice