Chloe the Jumbo Jet Giveaway


I am always looking for ways to make world geography fun and natural.  Books are often a great way to do this.  Our blog sponsor, Chloe the Jumbo Jet, sent us a book to review and are graciously letting us host a giveaway for one of you!

Chloe is an airplane, the artwork reminded us a lot of Jay Jay the Jet Plane, which we all love! This book is the first in this upcoming series geared towards kids ages 4-8, which takes the airplanes on worldwide adventures! The moment I opened the package, Ladybug begged me to read the book.  I honestly thought Krash would enjoy it most, but Ladybug was the biggest fan!  She loved the airplanes and asked to read it again right when we finished!Chloe Learning Activities

The storyline of the book we reviewed is centered around introducing the characters and traveling with them on their first adventure, which involves taking swimmers to the Olympic Games in London! Lots of geography basics are built in that you could easily expand on after reading. One awesome way would be to use the free printable activity pack offered on their website! I sure hope they offer these for upcoming books!  The activities are more for older kids, you can take a peek here!

There are several characters ~ Chloe from Korea,  Ana from Mexico, Keenan from Ireland, Kofi from Ghana, and Ludwig from Germany. You can read more about them here!

Chloe the Jumbo Jet A Problem of Olympic Proportions can be purchased here on Amazon!

One of you will win the book we reviewed, Chloe the Jumbo Jet A Problem of Olympic Proportions and a t-shirt too!

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Use the Rafflecopter form to enter below {if you don’t see the widget be sure to view on the actual blog and not RSS/email}.  Giveaway is open worldwide and ends July 23, 2013.

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Montessori at Home! Giveaway & Discount

Montessori at Home!

{disclaimer ~ this is a giveaway post, I was given a copy of the eBook to review and there are affiliate links in this post.}

If you have read my blog for awhile you know my passion for Montessori and have probably read posts from John Bowman, who writes the Montessori Minute for us every couple of months. Years ago he contacted me about his first edition of Montessori at Home! and we have been working together ever since.  John has recently released the 3rd edition of his already amazing book {if you already have an earlier edition, you get the update for free}.

I can’t believe he was able to make it even better, it was already amazing. If you are interested in home preschool at all, I HIGHLY recommend this resource.  There isn’t anything else out there like this, I truly wish I would have had it 7 years ago when I began! Even if you don’t want to implement a full Montessori experience {which we do not} this book is the best resource I have seen to pull everything in one place. I honestly can’t say enough about how wonderful it is. It is filled with pictures, ideas, links, and clear concise explanations.

If you are like me, you LOVE photographs in a book. The thing I love the most about this book is the outstanding use of examples through photographs.  Here are 4 of my favorite pages in the book, both filled with photos, and all of the blue writing you see links to awesome resources on the web!

Montessori at Home Sample Pages

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See many sample pages offered by John here.  He is so generous to offer this sample pack, it is truly amazing. Definitely gives you a great taste of what the book is! Keep in mind these pages are directly from the 512 page eBook, so it’s just a small portion. Be sure to notice the cute girl on page 10!

This is written by John to share more of what is included in this amazing resource…

The Montessori At Home! Third Edition eBook

The Third Edition of Montessori At Home! is a unique resource – a 512 page pdf eBook with a totally updated, complete Montessori program parents can do at home with their 3-6 year old children.

Highlights include:

  • A Quick Start Guide and recommendations for first activities so parents can start the same day they download the book
  • Clear, well organized early chapters to prepare parents to be successful, including: Maria Montessori & Early Childhood Education, Using Montessori Principles in Parenting, A Parent’s Guide to Using Learning Materials at Home.
  • Clear, easy to follow descriptions of over 300 activities and materials in the areas of Practical Life, Sensorial, Art & Music, Digital Life, Science, Mathematics, Reading, and Writing. You will not find such a complete collection of early learning activities anywhere else.
  •  Links to sites, blogs, and videos are found everywhere throughout the eBook to expand on the information in the book, help parents clearly see what to do, and give parents new ideas. Many videos are for children to watch as educational activities in themselves.
  • Recommendations are given throughout the eBook for over 225 digital tablet apps that reinforce and expand on the hands-on materials. The Digital Life chapter and app recommendations give parents the most clear, up to date guide available on safely using digital devices with preschoolers in developmentally appropriate ways.
  •  A greatly expanded Science chapter, with activities about Plants, Animals, the Human Body, Geography, Physical Science, Outer Space, and the Earth.
  • Clear, easy to follow sequences for teaching Math, Reading, and Writing, from a child’s first experiences through mastering advanced skills.
  •  76 pages of free printables to use with many activities in the book.
  • A copy of the eBook, Mom Bloggers Talk Montessori: Favorite Activities and Ideas, comes with every download. This great book will take you inside the homes of Moms who are doing Montessori at home. See what they are doing, learn from their tips, get activity ideas, and join the large and growing community of Moms working with their children at home.

Montessori At Home! is a pdf eBook, easily read on all computers, and especially optimized for viewing on the iPad. The book is full of high quality photographs, illustrations, quotes, clear explanations, and practical information on every page.

Montessori early learning materials help young children develop excellent brain architecture, a positive, confident self-image, a true love of learning, and early skills in math and reading that provide a great head start for school. Children love doing Montessori activities, because these materials provide real food for brain development.


Great News!

We are giving away a copy of the new Montessori at Home! eBook and the Montessori Print Shop Printable Bundle! The print bundle is from another company we love and compliments many of the activities in the eBook, the bundle sells for $24.95, learn more here.

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AND ~ John is offering my readers a $2 discount on the eBook, making it only 8.95 ~ for 512 pages!  Amazing! You have to use this checkout page to get the book for $2 off, so be sure to use this link if you want to purchase! There’s no code, just a buy now button on that page that gives you the lower price!

Enter to win below using the Rafflecopter form {if you don’t see it, be sure you are reading on the actual blog and not via email or RSS}.

Giveaway is open worldwide and ends 7/2/13

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iPad Mini and Prek & Kindergarten eBooks Giveaway

The best time to start teaching your young children is right now! I’ve partnered with Blue Manor Academy to bring you an amazing sale and giveaway! Plus lots of featured freebies!

{disclosure: Blue Manor is a blog sponsor and I received a copy of the curriculum to review}


Preschool & Kindergarten eBook Sale!

Give your child a tremendous head start with Blue Manor Christian Preschool and Kindergarten Curriculum eBooks. They are easy to teach and easy to learn! All book sets come with a comprehensive teaching manual to help you educate your child at home.

Use offer code:

1plus1E30 to receive 30% off

any Blue Manor eBook Set in the Curriculum Store!


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The Grand Prize winner gets an iPad mini and our Full Prek & K eBook Sets. A $410 value!!! 4 runners-up will win our complete Prek & K eBook Sets. If you have already purchased an eBook set and win the giveaway, we will give you a full refund! To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter Below. For more information, please read the official rules.

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Free Pintables!

Visit the Grand Opening Sale Page for 10+ Free Homeschool Printables and Curriculum! You’ll find free eBooks, activity packs, planners, and more!

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Who is Blue Manor?

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We believe that an Elite Education begins in the Home. We are on a mission to help parents raise sons and daughters, whose legacies honor their families and glorify their God. We create learning books for kids ages 1-12 and early learning curriculum – new books are added every month! We inform and inspire parents and homeschoolers through our two blogs: Blue Manor Homeschool & True Aim. We need your support because WE are in this together. Please join the Manor Homeschool Community today!

Photography Camp

{disclosure: Jessica Sprague is a blog sponsor and I was given access to the photography camp last summer to review.}


Last year, I was introduced to, a fabulous online learning classroom and shop for digital crafters. Some of you may remember that PacMan took a kids photography summer camp taught by Candice Stringham that we absolutely loved. Here is the post I wrote about it to refresh your memory.

I was so excited to learn that they are offering two session of the camp this year – in June and July. As I said last year, if your child has any interest in photography ~ SIGN UP! It is amazing!!

The three-week long camp is designed for children ages 8 – 13 and will teach basic photography and camera techniques. No special equipment is required – any point and shoot camera; even a cell phone or iPod with a camera will work.

During the class your child will:

  • Get an email with a printable card that includes a new photography technique and a new assignment.
  • Have access to weekly videos that they can watch at anytime
  • Be able to participate in a class forum, and a class gallery where they can ask questions and post their images

Each Friday they will receive a fun photography scavenger hunt to keep them learning and discovering new things all week long!

The class is taught by Candice Stringham, an editorial photographer turned scrapbooker. I was so impressed with Candice last year, she explains everything in a way that is easy to understand and the videos are amazing. Even parents can benefit from this class!

Two session of the kids camp will be offered: June 10 – 29 and July 8 – 27

The session fee is $36 and they have a discount for families with multiple children who would all like to take the class. Just add ten dollars for each additional sibling instead of the whole $36!

We are so excited to offer two of our readers a spot in the Kids Photography Camp session of their choice. To enter use Rafflecopter below.

Giveaway is open worldwide and ends June 7, 2013 {so the winner has the option of selecting the came that begins June 10}.

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Scripture Lullabies

Scripture Lullabies

We have LOVED Scripture Lullabies for awhile now.  I stumbled across the music years ago while online, I don’t even remember where I saw it first, but I downloaded it and have loved it since!  Volume II came out this past year and I am thrilled to have more of this beautiful, peaceful, relaxing and Biblical music!

Here’s a video of my absolute favorite song on Volume 1 {if you can’t see the video, click here}…

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Don’t let the name lullabies fool you, I listen to this music myself even more than my kids do!  It is honestly the most relaxing music I have on my iPod, and it is all scriptural! Ladybug loves to dance ballet to this soft music and we all listen to it during quiet times and when we need a bit more peace and GOD!

Here’s one of our Instagram moments, when Ladybug was dancing her heart out to this music…

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Directly from Scripture Lullabies ~

This powerfully peaceful music is helping children sleep soundly, free from nightmares, while also providing some much needed peace for mom and dad. It’s the perfect baby gift but as you listen, you’ll understand why so many adults are buying their own copy or several to give as gifts to friends and family members. 

One out of every 10 "Hidden In My Heart" CDs is donated to Pregnancy Resource centers around the country so by purchasing this CD, our customers are blessing more than just their own family!

Scripture Lullabies is a blog sponsor and provided me with a copy of Volume 2 to enjoy and also with a bundle containing Volume 1 and 2 for one of you! They have also given my readers a discount code, which you can use on their website.

Enter code: 1PLUS1 to save 15%!

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You can download a FREE song to try out too, just look for this on the top of their website


Giveaway is for both Volume 1 and 2, either actual CD or digital download.  CDs are only available for US residents, digital downloads are available worldwide. Giveaway ends 5/13/13. Use Rafflecopter to enter below, if you don’t see the widget, be sure you are viewing on the actual blog and not RSS or email!

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