The Best Seat in the House

Ahh Bean Bag Chairs

AHH Bean Bag Chairs {Ahh Products} have been a part of our life for a few years now!  I wrote a bean bag chair review back in 2010, when we were first introduced! We currently own 3 bean bag chairs, and they are each used daily.  If you follow my blog, you see them in tons of homeschooling pictures!  Be sure to read my full review here, if you are looking for even more details, this review is an update now that we have owned them for a couple of years.

Bean Bag Chair

Because my children use these beanbags not only as places to snuggle and sit, but also as jumping pads, they have had to be refilled. Jade from AHH Products has really helped me understand this and why jumping on them will flatten them out and just sitting will leave them feeling fuller.  Bean Bag Chair

So, I will say, if you have kids who you think will use these for fun, you should expect to refill them in the future.  Jade assured me that when they are used for sitting only, the air in the Styrofoam pellets doesn’t compress and flatten out as much.

Bean Bag Chair

Jade told me her daughter has a 37” bean bag and has had it for 5 years and it has never been refilled, but she only uses it for sitting!  My kids most certainly use ours for active play.  For us, this is great, and the refill is worth it.  They are pieces of furniture for us, but also are durable enough to withstand the craziness of our kids.

Bean Bag Chair

Also, I must share that 2 of our bean bags have been urinated on by our cat, and you would never know.  The covers slipped right off and the waterproof liner protected it as it said it would.  The cuddle fabric we have washed up beautifully and still looks brand new.

Bean Bag Chair

Some specific info on the bean bags from www.ahhprods.com ~

  • Cover, Liner, and Filling: nothing else to buy
  • Zip-off, machine-washable cover
  • Covers made of high quality fabrics, including "true" 14 ounce denims
  • Water-repel, stain-resist liner made of extremely strong microfiber that holds the filling
  • Refillable liners have child-resistant self-locking zippers
  • Double-stitched seams on covers and liners, will not break
  • Hidden seams for finished look preferred by professional decorators
  • Made in Virginia, USA
  • 10 year warranty, will last years beyond that
  • Exceeds U.S. flammability standards
  • Choice of regular or virgin bead Styrofoam filling for what you expect a bean bag to feel like
  • $25 refill discount for AHH bean bag owners only
  • 365-day no-hassle return policy
  • Shipping included

All About Learning Press #giveaway

If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you know we have been using products from All About Learning Press. Specifically, PacMan used All About Spelling when he was struggling a few years ago, and Krash will start with it this year. Krash is currently using All About Reading Level 1, and Ladybug is using All About Reading Level Pre-1.

I am thrilled to host a giveaway for you, for a $50 gift certificate to All About Learning Press! I know many of you have been eyeing products from All About Learning Press, and I love that one of you will win this to help with your purchases for the upcoming school year!

Not sure what you would want to purchase? Here are some links to some of my favorite resources on the All About Learning Press website {which is so helpful and informative}.

You can enter to win using Rafflecopter below. If you don’t see the widget, be sure you are reading on the blog itself, and not in RSS/email.

This giveaway is open to anyone, and ends on September 14, 2012.

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Measuring Motors #giveaway

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We have a fun giveaway for you today, for the super cool Measuring Motors Math Activity Set from Learning Resources!

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Ladybug’s thoughts… she really enjoyed these and loved finding them on her shelves to play with!  She immediately began sorting them by size on her own, and has done that several times since.Learning Resources Measuring Motors-9326

I made some patterns with her, mostly she enjoyed knocking them apart when I was done!Learning Resources Measuring Motors-9561

As for the boys, they definitely liked them, but weren’t as drawn to them as other toys.  I will be using them with Krash especially during math time.  The boys had a blast playing “cars” with them and using them creatively.  

My thoughts…the teacher in me LOVES these!  They are accurate measurements, as shown below, so can be used for measuring in a fun way.  They are great for patterns and sorting too.  A fabulous hands on tool for so many early math skills. 

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You can purchase these on Amazon here, and also directly on the Learning Resources website.

 

Wanna win a set of your own?

Enter using Rafflecopter below, if you don’t see the widget, be sure you are reading on the actual blog and not in RSS or email.

Giveaway is open for US only and ends 8/21/12.

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Candy Construction Building Set #giveaway

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We have a fun giveaway for you today, for the super cool Candy Construction Building Set from Learning Resources!

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Ladybug’s thoughts… my girl LOVED these!  They are a bit hard for her to build with, but that didn’t hinder her ability to have fun.  She handed me the book and asked me to build things for her!

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I made the swing, the merry-go round, and the house.

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She loved helping me and playing with them once they were built.  When we took the merry-go round apart, she showed me these and told me she “had 2 – one big and one wittle.”

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She spontaneously made a fire to roast a marshmallow, on the right she was blowing her marshmallow, she got it a bit too hot I suppose!

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As for the boys, they were VERY excited when they saw this, they knew this wasn’t just a “sister” thing!  I had it out the first day with just Ladybug while they were at VBS, when they got home, it drew them in immediately and for hours!   They have both taken the bin out on several occasions since then also.  I can tell, they are very impressed!Homeschool Learning Resources Candy Construction Building Set-8322

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This building set now has a home in our schoolroom toy storage area, with a brand new bin!  This is where we keep the most played with learning toys.  Homeschool Learning Resources Candy Construction Building Set -8533

My thoughts…this is a very high quality and unique building set.  I LOVE the colors, the variety, and amount of supplies included {92 pieces}.  The pieces go together nicely, they fit well, and stay in place.  They were a tad bit difficult for Ladybug, but I think most 3-4 year olds could build with them.  Krash is 6 and he loved them, Pac is 10 and he loved them too!  I love open ended and creative toys, and these totally fit the bill!   You can purchase these on Amazon here, and also directly on the Learning Resources website.

If you win or you decide to purchase this set, the Candy Preschool Pack would be an awesome addition!Candy Preschool Pack

 

Wanna win a set of your own?

 

Enter using Rafflecopter below, if you don’t see the widget, be sure you are reading on the actual blog and not in RSS or email.

Giveaway is open for US only and ends 7/31/12.

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All About Learning Press Giveaway

If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you know we have been using products from All About Learning Press.  Specifically, PacMan used All About Spelling when he was struggling a few years ago.  Krash is currently using All About Reading Level 1, and Ladybug is using All About Reading Level Pre-1.

IMG_9643 All About Reading Level Pre-1 All About Reading Level 1 IMG_1786

I am thrilled to host a giveaway for you, for a $50 gift certificate to All About Learning Press!   I know many of you have been eyeing products from All About Learning Press, and I love that one of you will win this to help with your purchases for the upcoming school year!

Not sure what you would want to purchase?  Here are some links to some of my favorite resources on the All About Learning Press website {which is so helpful and informative}.

You can enter to win using Rafflecopter below.  If you don’t see the widget, be sure you are reading on the blog itself, and not in RSS/email.

This giveaway is open to anyone, and ends on July 9, 2012.

a Rafflecopter giveaway