Learning at Home Review
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.
I home educate my three children and have found that Lakeshore Learning offers a wide selection of high quality learning products that are not only educational but very entertaining too for children of all ages. I was very excited to learn that Lakeshore Learning recently launched the Learning at Home product line which offers parents and grandparents a fun new line of educational toys for the home!
This is such a creative line that it sure to be a hit with both parents and children (infants through 6th grade). In fact, my children who are ages 8, 6 and 5 enjoyed browsing the available products with me online and have lots of “favorites” on their wish list. Even when we are not formally schooling at home, my children love to do arts, crafts and other educational themed projects in their free time. With categories to choose from including math, science and social studies, arts and crafts, language and reading and more there are sure to be lots of great educational items for you to choose from for your child.
My children are always begging to do arts and crafts projects which can quickly become overwhelming do to a big mess and lots of supplies that need to be put away when the fun is over. All of that has changed for the better with the Arts & Crafts Supply Center ($49.99) which literally has hundreds of craft supplies in on convenient center. This supply center has 20 clear-view drawers so the kids can easily access the necessary supplies and everything gets stored in one spot making clean-up and storage a breeze. We were very impressed with the wide variety of crafting supplies including pompoms, wiggly eyes, pipe stems and so much more. In fact, when my six year old daughter and her little brother first saw the Arts & Crafts Supply Center their eyes widened, they applauded and commented, “WOW, this is so cool!” Two hours later, they were still making a variety of arts and crafts projects like neat jewelry necklaces out of beads and having a blast!
Science is one of my children’s favorite areas of study and science experiments are always a big hit. It always takes me a lot of time to research age appropriate experiments online and then gather up all of the supplies. Therefore, the Truth or Myth? Science Kit ($39.99) was a hit with all of us as I saved valuable time by having everything I need in one kit and the kids get to do a variety of educational and fun science experiments. Recommended for ages 6 and up (though even my five year old could participate with supervision), there are tons of great experiments for future scientists. We liked the easy to follow instructions and projects. For example, my eight year old was fascinated to learn what is truth and what is a myth based on his observations. He loved learning about solar power, gravity and even whether he could power a clock with a lemon or cook s’mores with sunlight. His favorite science experiment was to see if a sharp skewer could pass through a balloon without puncturing it! After a few misses we were all thrilled when it actually worked!
There are so many great ideas for educational projects at Lakeshore Learning in the Learning at Home product line. You are invited to visit Lakeshore Learning to browse the entire selection and purchase your favorites….these would make great gift ideas too!