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  1. August 6, 2013
    Krista @thehappyhousie

    They are so cute! I love the voracious appetite that little kids have for learning… so inspiring. I wonder what happens somewhere along the line? Anyhow – perfect to grab the appetite while you can!

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    • August 6, 2013
      Tara

      I totally agree, Krista. It’s amazing how much Lila and Lucy enjoy learning. They’re little sponges. I’m sure that if I broke out my Note Tote and some markers, they’d be sitting inches from me, eager to follow my instructions.

      I have to admit, the power is intoxicating! 🙂

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  2. August 6, 2013
    Amy of while wearing heels

    I used to love playing school too! And, like you, I was always the teacher to my little sister…who, ironically ended up hating school when she finally got to go. I wonder if that has anything to do with me 🙂

    I love Leap Frog. We have a few of their DVDs and they really do provide lessons in fun and easy to understand ways.

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    • August 6, 2013
      Tara

      I love Leap Frog too. I was really pleased with these workbooks and dry-erase stuff – Lila got right into it. I think that she’s a chip off of the old block. I adored school when I was a kid. I couldn’t get enough of it!

      How funny that you were the teacher too! That’s probably why we like each other so much – we both have a bit of the bossy-pants in us! 🙂

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  3. August 6, 2013
    amy @ one artsy mama

    I love LeapFrog stuff! LC has LeapFrog sight word flashcards and they really were what got him starting to read.

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    • August 6, 2013
      Tara

      Oooh… sight words! That would be a great set for us to have once we’ve sorted out phonics. Lila is still young, but I do like have little “learning times” when we can. Like I said – “teacher fo’ life!” 🙂

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  4. August 6, 2013
    Amy@TripWorthTaking

    My boys loved LeapFrog products when they were younger! They really have some great products.

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    • August 11, 2013
      Tara

      I agree, Amy! We’ve had such a blast with them so far!

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  5. August 6, 2013
    ChiWei

    I love those flashcards! Not sure if my little one is a bit young, but no time to start being getting all Tiger Mom on him than now! 🙂 jk…sorta.

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    • August 6, 2013
      Tara

      You and I must be on the same psychic wavelength today, ChiWei. I was just having a conversation about being a “tiger mother” with another mom today! We both laughed that we aren’t Tiger Mothers… we don’t think. 😉

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  6. August 6, 2013
    Mary

    I have to ask if you plan to teach them writing (vs printing) or is that just too old fashioned now?

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    • August 6, 2013
      Tara

      I really hope to teach them “handwriting” – as in cursive. I loved handwriting when I was a kid, and my writing right now is a hybrid of printing and handwriting. I’m not sure what they’ll learn in school, though!

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  7. August 7, 2013
    Bethany

    How awesome! I love that it’s dry erase, so they can redo the “lessons”. My son is only two, but this would be a good set for him. I knows all his uppercase letters, and we are working on lowercase. Plus he loves to scribble, so he might just pick up on tracing the letters (Maybe I am being waaay to optimistic, here)

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    • August 7, 2013
      Tara

      Oh Bethany – optimism is my M. O. when it comes to teaching these kidlets! I really think that the dry erase board is a great way to get them feeling comfortable with holding a pen (or crayon), and the fact that all “mistakes” are easily erased is half of the fun! We love to scribble here too – but it seems like they enjoy really focusing and tracing the letters for a while before their artistic side takes over.

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  8. August 7, 2013
    Kadie

    I love that you took them on the boat with you! What a great way to help your kiddos learn.:)

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    • August 7, 2013
      Tara

      It was Lila’s idea, actually! She loved the set! 🙂

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  9. August 7, 2013
    Melanie

    These look great for my little one

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    • August 7, 2013
      Tara

      They were a huge hit in our house! We’re actually packing it all up with our camping gear tonight!

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  10. August 15, 2013
    Marilyn

    Oh a lefty! My middle child is a lefty! There ‘s a great book about teaching to the right side of the brain called, ‘Unicorns are Real’. It was a lifesaver in our house…it really helped me to understand my older son!

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    • August 15, 2013
      Tara

      She is 100% a lefty. Inherited it from my mother. I will definitely find that book – I love the ideas behind it! Thanks for the recommendation!

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