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Friday, November 13, 2009

IBW Book Review & Giveaway

I had the opportunity to review IBW Books and they were gracious enough to send me 2 books. IBW is a new interactive way of reading with 2D and 3D animations you look up on the computer as your reading. Since C is very computer savvy already, I knew this is something she would be interested in. While she is only 4 and not yet reading, it was no problem for me to read it for her and she worked the computer.

The 2 books I received for review were they're KA Reader 3 " A Day At The Zoo" and Busy Preschoolers " Celebration of Letters G & H".

The KA Reader book helps develop vocabulary. The words were very simple to read. Nice big lettering and at the end of each story was a "webscene" web address that corresponds with the story. The webscene is an animated short "clips" that plays along as you read page by page. C very much enjoyed watching the clips, and seeing the pop-up words as I read. In “A Day at the Zoo,” a family of dogs has a silly day together visiting the zoo. You can see the same webscene C viewed online after we read chapter one in the book here www.KA-Reader.com/3-1

The Busy Preschoolers book was all about the letter G & H. Each letter had it's own poem on one page and instructions on the other on how to do a craft or game with the poem you just read. Just like the KA Reader, there are web addresses for the webscences. Just another way to keep your child engaged and interested. C's favorite part of this book as the puzzle she did online for the letter H.

I really liked how the IBW books engaged C in several different ways from word recognition, to puzzles and shape finding. They also have a hand writing program called ABC-TRACE-123. Your child uses the mouse to click and drag cute animal icons in a specific order to create a letter. Not only is it fun but it aids in developing the motor skills needed for hand writing. This is not just another book that I read and she gets squirmy half way through. She stayed interested the whole time.

All of “The Busy Preschooler’s Guide to Learning” online activities include drop-down menus with suggestions to help further your child’s learning. You can check out the Letter H puzzle and try the ABC-TRACE-123 activity that C had so much fun with here. www.BusyPreschoolers.com/h

" IBW titles use a new storytelling process that combines an actual print book with interactivity of online animations. There are six or more webscences included in every IBW book.

To learn more about IBW books, find other titles and how to order your own, visit their website at www.IBW-Books.com

Win It Here!!

IBW is giving one winner the choice of great 2 prizes!

* The Busy Preschooler's Guide to Learning - fun activities built around the 26 letters of the alphabet, with step-by-step help to guide parents in how to use everyday situations to teach 105 skills their kids need before they walk in the kindergarten door. (Retail value $60)

* THREE (3) KA Readers - beginning readers that use a new kind of storytelling where kids see an animation unfold at the close of every chapter! Dr. Seuss-like rhyming hooks kids on the fun of words. Online activities help parents asses a child's reading and comprehension. (Retail value $60)

How To Enter:

Visit IBW Books website and leave a comment telling me what you think you would like most about the IBW Books. Please leave your email address if it is not available on your blog or profile.

Giveaway closes November 20th @ 11:59pm (PST) Winners will be picked November 21st by Random.org and notified by email, a post will follow. Winners have 48 hours to reply to email otherwise a new winners will be picked.

Disclosure: I received complimentary online review products from IBW. No payment was received for this blog post.



Joannof10 said...

I think my kids would really enjoy the computer interaction---they love picture books, but they certainly are enthralled with anything computer...


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