This week I will be bringing you some fab reviews and giveaways
in honor of my birthday (I turned 36 last week! Where do the years go?)
I am kicking things off with a fabulous product that was sent to us
from an equally fabulous company - Montessori Services.
If you haven't checked out Montessori Services I honestly recommend you visit their site (they are also on Facebook). It really is chock full of wonderful resources (for both parents & educators) which encourage education, exploration/discovery, creativity and play. I have used their products in the classroom & now use them at home with the Lil Divas and have had great success in both environments.
Today, I am going to share our experience with these awesome
Our local science museum has similar x-rays as part of a hands-on display and I have been eyeing them for ages. I was excited to finally get a set at home for our personal use that we could play & learn with.
My Lil Dias enjoy puzzles, so I thought this would be something they would find inviting & I was correct. We took apart the pieces and laud them out on our large floor mat and the Lil Divas got right to work. It was wonderful to see them working cooperatively and helping each other.
The x-rays each have a small photo "hint" printed on them so the experience wasn't frustrating for them being that this was the first time they were attempting to put together a human skeleton, piece by piece.
We reinforced left and right, using a diagram for clues and discussed the names for the bones. It was such a wonderful activity to engage in together and a great way to learn more about the human body.
Once we had the skeleton put together, the Lil Divas wanted to compare themselves to it. They lay down beside it and we discussed who was larger and smaller. They compared their hands, feet and head size to the x-rays.
Then I got the idea to mention a specific bone and have them find it and place it against their body in the correct place. They had quite a bit of fun with this and it was an easy way to learn more about bone names.
We played for a long time with the x-rays, much longer than I expected to. Isn't it great when things take on a life of their own like this? I am sure there is tons more we can do with this. I wish we had a light table - what a great way to explore the x-rays, like doctors do! I can see us including these into our pretend play (maybe hang them onto our windows so the light shines through).
This is the kind of product that would be great both at home or school. It would have been fabulous to have when I taught first grade and we learned about the human body! The kids would have really enjoyed working on this is small groups, it would have been a great science learning center.
The Human X-Rays are super easy to clean up and storage is a snap because they fit right into their envelope, which is compact. Just put them away & store until the next time you are ready to play.
Now that I have shared our experience with the True-to-Life Human X-Rays with you, are you ready to enter to win a set of your own? The generous people over at Montessori Services are giving a set away to one (1) lucky Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas reader!
Enter to win:
1 (set) of True-to-Life Human X-Rays
(retail value $24.95)
from Montessori Services
*Open to US & Canada*
*Sweepstakes ends Sunday, May 13, 2012*
How to Enter:
Simply tell me why you would like to win the True-to-Life Human X-Rays and/or how you would use them.
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Giveaway ends 5/13/2012 at 11:59 (PDT)
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Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize.
Please note any entries that can not be verified will be disqualified.
Disclaimer: I received the above product to use & share our personal experience. That being said, this review is my 100% honest opinion of the product - I was not paid for my review or my opinions! They are 100% mine! Please remember that your opinions and tastes might differ from ours.