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Smarty Pants Product of the Week - School Zone Product

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Smarty Pants Product of the Week - School Zone Product

School Zone's Math Readiness Sticker Workbook and Big Alphabet Workbook

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I'm a teacher at heart and try to incorporate educational activities with my munchkin each day.

Between trips to the park, birthday parties, the zoo and more we do all sorts of educational activities! We sing the alphabet at least a dozen times a day, together we write out the alphabet and her name, we count anything and everything, we paint letters, write them with chalk, form them with play-do. It's great and best of all I am seeing the work payoff. At 21 months she could identify every letter of the alphabet and count to 13!

To supplement these activities, I have tried out 2 School Zone workbooks, Math Readiness Stickers Workbook Pre-K and Big Alphabet Workbook Ages 3-5. She LOVES using these books. Each afternoon we do a few pages. The Math Readiness Sticker Book is our favorite so far! This book includes sheets of stickers that are used with each page. My daughter, as I'm sure is the case with most children, loves stickers. We color, circle, write out and sticker a different number each day. Here's the number three! (She wrote the numbers with much of my help!)

The Big Alphabet Book is also great. She is learning how letters and words (a is for apple) are connected, as well as objects (firehouse and a fireman) are related. She is learning how to draw a line (huge challenge) to show these connections.

Why is it a Smarty Pants Product?
As a Smart Mama it is so important to always try to provide the best for the munchkin(s). Adding educational type activities is certainly a way to provide the best. School Zone workbooks not only provide an educational tool for mom's to use with their little ones, but they make it fun! She loves them...I wouldn't have her use them if she didn't.


Retail Value
School Zone's Math Readiness Sticker Workbook $7.99
School Zone's Big Alphabet Workbook $12.99

Smarty Pants Product Giveaway
School Zone's Math Readiness Sticker Workbook and Big Alphabet Workbook
Retail Value $20.98
Entry Dates Today – Sunday, September 21, 12:00 PM EST
Winner Announcement Sunday, September 21, 2008 via blog posting and email.
How to Enter Share a comment to this blog entry with an educational activity you do or have done with your munchkin(s).
Other Tiny Details Products will only be mailed within the 48 continental states. One entry per person. I will contact the winner via e-mail by Monday, September 22nd, so please be sure I know how to get in touch with you if you win!!! If no contact info is provided it automatically disqualifies your entry.



Blogger Tech Savvy Mama said...

We are constantly at the library checking out books for our 4 1/2 year old emergent reader and help her decode words in books to assist her with her reading.

September 14, 2008 at 2:31 PM  
Anonymous Nicole said...

I read to my son every night and we work puzzles all the time.

September 15, 2008 at 7:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

read with them every day

September 15, 2008 at 8:15 AM  
Blogger tutugirl said...

We make letters out of playdough. Also do cutting work with magazines and make beautiful pictures to hang on the refrig.

September 15, 2008 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

We spend a lot of time working on letters and numbers.

September 15, 2008 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger Jenn S. said...

We read every night and always count wherever we go (steps,..etc), we also do simple addition and subtraction problems with small candies and cereal.

September 15, 2008 at 10:26 AM  
Blogger JACLYN said...

We do activity books together and crafts and play lots of imagination games. Plus lots of reading!

September 15, 2008 at 12:11 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

we do alot of reading and we play alot of number games- to learn to identify the number and to add up

September 15, 2008 at 1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if it would be considered a activity but I been counting with my son. I hold out my fingers and we count together.

September 15, 2008 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger jffryclough said...

well we started off with fingers and toes

September 15, 2008 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger mverno said...

singing our alphabet

September 15, 2008 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger agordon10 said...

We just did an IQ test.

September 15, 2008 at 4:19 PM  
Anonymous rosidentevil said...

thank you for the great contest

enter me please

pethof (at) gmail (dot) com

letters and numbers

September 15, 2008 at 5:34 PM  
Blogger Maja said...

We read and sing all the time. It's the best fun he has. I teach him Spanish and Croatian, so we sing in these languages,too. He will be 4 in December.

September 15, 2008 at 5:37 PM  
Blogger reb said...

We have been doing multiplication facts.

rebbi511 at

September 15, 2008 at 6:37 PM  
Blogger Beth/Mom2TwoVikings said...

On a walk around the neighborhood, ask your "big kid" to add up all the numbers in certain house numbers.

September 15, 2008 at 7:36 PM  
Blogger Julie D said...

I've been reading to them every night.

September 16, 2008 at 1:42 AM  
Blogger janetfaye said...

I read with my grandson and we go over the alphabet and numbers. I make it fun for him.

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

September 16, 2008 at 3:38 AM  
Anonymous Felicia said...

My son is a special needs child, we have learned to put a tune to spelling that seems to help him remember better, thank you. Icetwofire[at]aol[dot]com

September 16, 2008 at 4:10 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

music...we sing a lot of 'educational' songs...often from wonderful shows like Sesame Street...and even dance to them as well. Do this all the time with wonderful granddaughter. THANKS

September 16, 2008 at 6:07 AM  
Blogger idahomom said...

We play board games and card games that make you count and add. I also like working jigsaw puzzles with them.

September 16, 2008 at 8:18 AM  
Blogger sweetsue said...

I like to do an alphabet jigsaw puzzle with my 2 year old granddaughter.

September 16, 2008 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger kygirl said...

We play yard sale or store to help with learning to count money.

September 16, 2008 at 2:30 PM  
Blogger kristilb19 said...

My son and I work on workbooks every night with counting and such so I'd love to win these for him!

September 16, 2008 at 4:00 PM  
Blogger SeahorseLady said...

We read everyday at home and we play math and spelling games when we are in the car. I've learned to make the math problems at home the night before just so I don't forget the questions and answers.

September 16, 2008 at 4:02 PM  
Blogger kdkdkd said...

We do all kinds of work books and flash cards. We also play games like store and bank to learn about money.

September 16, 2008 at 4:29 PM  
Blogger silverbele said...

I read with my grandchildren and encourage their art work

September 16, 2008 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger vmkids said...

I like doing art crafts with different beans it helps kids motor skills and counting and such

September 16, 2008 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger vboackle said...

math flash cards.

September 16, 2008 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger judybrittle said...

I do a lot of reading with my grandchildren. Plus I print out fun activity pages and puzzles for us to work on. Thank you so much!

September 16, 2008 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger valerie2350 said...

lots of reading :)

September 16, 2008 at 11:11 PM  
Blogger Cherie J said...

I read to my kids every night and I do arts and crafts with them. We also have a music time and play toy instruments.


September 17, 2008 at 12:08 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

I read with my children all the time. My first grader and I also play the Penny Pick Up game to learn addition and subtraction.
jesslag77 at yahoo dot com

September 17, 2008 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger littlelatina said...

We read together and he likes to cook with me. You can learn alot about taking directions, measuring and using good judgement.

September 17, 2008 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger hminnesota said...

go fish, brain quest and reading

September 17, 2008 at 11:57 AM  
Blogger bison61 said...

our local library has wonderful activities for children-we go there every couple weeks and we read daily

tiramisu392 (at)

September 17, 2008 at 12:51 PM  
Blogger jennem said...

She loves worksheets, so I print them out from the computer and we do them together.
jennem22 at yahoo dot com

September 17, 2008 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger justicecw said...

We do a lot of reading and counting games. thanks for the chance,

September 18, 2008 at 12:44 PM  
Anonymous jenny said...

We have table time with my daycare where we work on ABCs, puzzles, worksheets and more

mattmicah78 at hotmail . com

September 18, 2008 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger Jake B. said...

My 6 year old daughter and I are currently working on the Hooked on Math system, its quality time together and fun for her. Thanks so much!

September 19, 2008 at 1:40 AM  
Blogger clc408 said...

I read a lot with my kids. We also baked alphabet and number cookies. Thanks for the chance to win.

September 19, 2008 at 6:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We go for nature walks and make leaf pressings with what we find.

roblyn66 at yahoo dot com

September 19, 2008 at 4:34 PM  
Anonymous Jessica Russell said...

I read to him and with him daily, we practice our prewriting skills, we "build words" using magnetic letters on the refridgerator, and we watch educational dvds together. He is 3 1/2.

September 20, 2008 at 6:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We go on a lot of nature walks looking for plants and animals. Then when we get home we draw what we have seen or read more about it in a book.

September 20, 2008 at 9:21 AM  
Blogger lorides said...

we go to a lot of library groups

September 20, 2008 at 9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Each child has his/her own garden.

September 20, 2008 at 4:16 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

I do a lot of educational activities such as reading and practicing writing letters.

September 20, 2008 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

I would love to get this for my young niece and nephew. I enjoyed reading as a child and I would love for them to have that opportunity, too.

September 20, 2008 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger fancyfeet48 said...

we do alot of reading and playing with flash cards

September 20, 2008 at 6:20 PM  
Blogger gkstratos said...

Right now we're focused on cutting and pasting.

September 20, 2008 at 7:12 PM  
Blogger EdwardsRUs said...

I read with my son every night. We also practice basic math skills by "playing with" fruit flavored cheerios or mini-marshmallows. I dump a pile on the kitchen table and then start giving him equations to figure out. Once he gets the right answer, he's allowed to eat the food!

Shannon Edwards

September 20, 2008 at 7:23 PM  
Blogger ssmina said...

read to my toddler all the time, especially if he shows interest in a certain book...thanks!

September 20, 2008 at 8:19 PM  
Blogger sharon said...

I read to my toddler every day, say nursery rhymes, play music and dance, and we spend lots of time outdoors, exploring

September 20, 2008 at 8:53 PM  
Blogger tlcfromtn said...

I watch my 3 yr old grandson and I have been trying to do educational things as often as possible. We sing the alphabet. We count and name colors of the things he is playing with such as his little cars. I have also been helping him write on a Magnadoodle. It's fun and it saves paper. And you can just keep erasing and writing. I would love to have some books to work on with him. Thanks for the great giveaway!

braaisjo at gmail dot com

September 20, 2008 at 9:03 PM  
Anonymous Brenda S. said...

we do alot of reading and we play alot of number games, thanks!

September 20, 2008 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger Gianna said...

We made a clock together with moving parts to learn how to tell time :)

September 21, 2008 at 12:15 AM  
Blogger crystalf said...

I've done flashcards and work books with my girls. We've done all of the fun learning aids which has really helped my girls in school. Thank you!

September 21, 2008 at 12:18 AM  
Blogger dvice said...

We read every night

September 21, 2008 at 8:29 AM  
Blogger klp1965 said...

we play the leapfog games and quizzes together to see who is smarter ;)

September 21, 2008 at 9:27 AM  
Anonymous chris martin said...

We go to her school's website and practice blogging on it. I teach her computer's while we do it.

September 21, 2008 at 10:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have flashcards of words that help him start to learn to read.

angela k

September 21, 2008 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger gweno said...

Stickers are forever fun for kids of all ages.

September 21, 2008 at 8:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

math flash cards

September 21, 2008 at 8:26 PM  
Blogger Audrey B said...

I do a lot of what you do, chalk, playdough, paint shaving cream all ways to practice writing, my son loves to sing so we play all kinds of sing along songs which are sooo educatiopnal

September 21, 2008 at 8:44 PM  
Anonymous Cathy said...

We love to include the children in cooking activities as they are full of math learning

September 21, 2008 at 10:25 PM  
Blogger donna444444 said...

We read together.

September 21, 2008 at 10:46 PM  
Blogger masonsgranny59 said...

we sing songs and read alot

September 21, 2008 at 11:08 PM  

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