In our family, we homeschool our children (well, Jacob, but I'm working on colors and shapes with Jaden right now); anyway, with homeschooling, we're always on the lookout for interesting and useful products and tools we can use to supplement the boys' education. Recently, we had the opportunity to review MRM Classroom's Word Wall Words.
At $19.95, and with over 100 sheets in each packet, this is a great value. The activity sheets could be spread out throughout the year in lesson plans and make a great supplement to any phonics/spelling program. Not only can the kids color the words, but they can take the sheets they have done, and they can make their own books out of them. They could hang them on the wall for wall decor that also has learning appeal; they could laminate them and place them on a ring or in a binder. There is no end to what could be done with these sheets.
So far, Jacob has colored four of the sheets, but we plan to use them throughout the rest of the year. He has sat for an hour or two at a time coloring these, and for Jacob (if you know him at all), he doesn't sit like that. He is up doing something all the time. He actually comes to me and asks if he can do more when he's done with the one he has been doing. It's so cool! So, not only is it a great learning tool, but he is loving it at the same time, which makes my Mama's heart so glad.
Would I recommend the Word Wall Words? You bet, in a heartbeat! To learn more about MRM Classroom and their educational products, check them out at MRM Classroom Connections, LLC.
Here is a press release about the Word Wall Words:
Product press release:
These educational activity kits help children practice and learn the sight words, necessary for reading and writing. Children color a graphically designed sight word and “find” the hidden word.
“The product is creative and artistic,” said Maria Rios-Marrero of MRM Classroom Connections.
“Children who love to color or create an artistic product will love this kit. Children who are having trouble reading will interact with words in a fun manner.”
This product is a 2008 iParenting Media Best Product of the Year Award winner and Mom’s Choice Award winner.
Launch date: September 2007
Melissa j's take:
I have a confession to make. . . When I saw these packages of Word Wall Words, I wanted to open them and start coloring them myself. They remind me of those fun books you can buy at craft stores, that have neat designs to color. More than designs however, are high frequency words, relevant to the grade the package is geared towards.
It's easy to see why World Wall Words have won the Mom's Choice Awards, Honoring Excellence, the iParenting Media Winner Aware, and Creative Toy Awards, Product of the Year Award. It's an ingenious concept that MRM Cassroom Connections has come up with! It moves away from static text book learning and launches into the dynamic world of arts and crafts learning.
World Wall Words come package in sturdy, colorful folders which contain alphabetized lists for the words that are contained within the package.
I don't have a child old enough to use this product. . . yet! But when she is old enough, you can be sure I will be using these World Wall Words with her. In the meantime, I will be recommending this product to every homeschooling mom I know!