Little Miss A and I couldn’t help but bop around our house listening and watching the materials from Readeez. There were even points in the songs where Miss A took out her inflatable guitar to rock along with the quirky songs.
I love Readeez because they remind me a little of the band They Might Be Giants’ style , if you don’t know who they are then stop reading my blog! No seriously TMBG is probably best known by parents because they are featured on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Higglytown Heroes, and Courage the Cowardly Dog. Although they have some pretty awesome adult hits as well.
The combination between the simple, yet fun illustrations and the “live-action” of creator and performer Michael Rachap is a great marriage to keep kids (and some adults) engaged. While I like most of the songs I have a few favorites, perhaps because I like “rocking out” with Miss A. We love dancing to, “Boomba Boom,” and always giggle at, “The Duck Song.” I just can’t help but want to jump around and be silly and Readeez makes it so easy.
The point of Readeez products is to make learning fun by using fun story lines, lyrics, and music to show kids what words look like. I love that they use what they call SyllableSync™ which gives kids the experience of being read to while reading for themselves and putting the words on the screen my syllables.
I’m not sure my 2.5 year old is getting the written word down, but when she’s requesting a song after only listening to it twice you know something has to be good about it. I thought it was hilarious that as soon as the, “I Love Lunch,” song came on Little Miss requested a snack.
Aside from the eclectic music, (that I think both kids and parents will enjoy) I really enjoy the relationship between Isabel Waters and her dad Julian. It’s a very fun, yet sweet relationship and I love that we, the reader, are allowed to go on a silly adventure with them up the mountain.
My one “gripe” if you want to even call it that would be Michael’s funny facial expressions, they’re just too much for me, but Miss A loves the videos so I guess Readeez is doing it’s job and getting their audience, my kids and yours involved with the exaggerations. He just must be that “cuddly teddy bear” type, I guess.
Not only did Miss A and I get to have fun with Readeez’s CD and DVD but two of you, my ever faithful readers are going to win a copy of the CD and DVD that I received as well!
Here’s how to win:
Using the entry form directly below this post (NOT the comment form), submit your name, an email address that you check regularly, and the qualifying entry you are submitting. Please be sure to fill out a new entry form for each additional entry. *Please note the Mandatory Entry must be completed before you can qualify for additional entries. Any one who does not follow these guidelines will have their entries removed so please read and re-read carefully.
MANDATORY 1st Entry – Visit Readeez’s video website http://www.readeez.com and tell me which video/song is your favorite .
Extra Entries: Each worth 1 entry, again please fill out separate entry forms for each.
– Grab my MommyB Knows Best button and add it to your blog
– Subscribe to my posts via email
– Follow me on Twitter
-Follow Readeez on Twitter
-Follow Readeez on Facebook (make sure you tell me your Facebook name so I can confirm)
– Tweet the following for up to 1 entry PER DAY: Win a @Readeez DVD and CD from @mommybknowsbest at: http://bit.ly/5ifuEP
Giveaway ends January 14th @12:00 pm. The winners will be chosen at random, verified, emailed, and announced in the comments section of the post. The winners will have 48 hours to email MommyB to claim the prize, if prizes are not claimed within 48 hours new winners will be chosen at random. You must be 18 years or older and live in the US to enter.