Mead Early Learning Review and Giveaway

January 16, 2013

My 4 year old started preschool this year.  He has really enjoyed his time outside of the house – but his learning skills are definitely not developed like some of the other kids in his class. 

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We had conferences with his teacher, she mentioned that he has an ‘akward’ grip on his writing utensils – which could possibly be hindering his ability to learn to draw shapes. 

I’m not terribly concerned at this point, considering that he just turned 4.  I’m sure he won’t be entering High School without knowing how to hold a pencil, but I have been on the search for other ways to help him out in a fun way.

It does make sense that he’s not sure how to properly hold a pencil because he’s not much for arts/crafts <with the exception of finger painting!> – and hasn’t ever enjoyed picking up a crayon, let alone a pencil. And, well – the majority of our learning activities consist of programs on the computer or the iPad! 

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I’ve decided that there has to be a fun way to learn through some preschool workbooks.  I was searching the isles at Target – and noticed some fun ones for preschoolers made by Mead®.  And imagine what happened the very next day? They emailed ME asking me to review a few of their new products.

Mead® Early Learning products are endorsed by professional educators, and tested and reviewed by parents. Featuring workbooks, flash cards, games and more, these products build basic learning skills for kids in preschool through third grade, while fostering the bond between mom and child. With fun activities and tools that equip mom to both teach and engage, Early Learning products give parents a fail-proof teaching guide to supplement classroom learning and build fine motor skills for their children after school hours, during summer breaks or on the road.

They sent me a super pack filled with all sorts of activities to do ranging from Kindergarden through Third Grade.  There is some pretty cool stuff that they carry!

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I love the dry erase boards – allowing him to work through some of the items without having to waste paper! And it’s fun to use!Mead 1

A few of the books they sent are a little bit too ‘old’ for my oldest, but I’m sure we’ll be using them in the near future! 

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My favorite workbook that they sent was the 4-in-1 Learn to Letter with Guidelines.  This book is *SO* cool, because it has indentations where your pencil is supposed to sit.  It encourages him to use the pencil and actually follow the lines, while keeping steady. The book has both upper case and lower case (Separated, of course!).

All of these learning tools, plus SO many more – are available online at Mead.com

But: Great news! I’ve got a prize pack identical to the one I received – which includes everything I’ve pictured below plus a few extra items – valued at over $75!

Win It!!!!
One Lucky GC2C Reader will Win a Mead Early Learning Prize Pack (ERV $75!)

Mead Giveaway

How to Enter:

Mandatory Entry: Leave a relevant comment on this post.

Then: Fill out the rafflecopter form.

Be sure to come back each day for extra entries!!

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Rules: You do not have to be a blogger to enter/win. An email address is required to enter. The winner will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. One person entering per household please. US only please.

This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on February 15th, 2013.

Comments

  1. Tabitha P. says:

    my daughter would love this!

  2. this would really help teach how to read and write

  3. KIRSTEN PEREZ says:

    My 2 boys could really use these to work on their school work

  4. Would love to win this for my daughter

  5. This would help my kids!

  6. Fabulous kids giveaway. My daughter would love these workbooksand cards

  7. Fabulous kids giveaway. My daughter would love these workbooksand cards

  8. Shannon R says:

    This would be great to have for my daughters. They are definitely ready to start learning to write their letters.

  9. i would love to have these for my daughter!

  10. Andrew Johnson says:

    Would love to win this for my son, learning at an early age is great

  11. This would be great for my toddler!

  12. This could really benefit my son. I love the learning and activity giveaways, they are the best!

  13. Mary Happymommy says:

    This would be great for my daughter!

  14. DARLENE Owen says:

    The preschool workbook would be great for my 4 year old granddaughter that is being home schooled. She had a hard time following letters so the indents would be great.

  15. This would be perfect for my son

  16. ELIZA ELLIOT says:

    That looks so fun…wow what a program – that really would be a help to my son.

  17. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    My nephew could really use these!

  18. Anne Perry says:

    would love this for my son… we are going to homeschool.

  19. Shannon Barnes says:

    I would love this for my daughter.

  20. Stacey Roberson says:

    This would be great for my son. I would love to get him started early.

    Thanks so much for the chance!

  21. I homeschool my children so this would be wonderful to add to our supplies! 🙂

  22. My neice started pre-school last sept.She loves it when I get her work books from the dollar tree.She says it’s her homework.My other neice is 9 so she has homework.My sister would love having some books like this.Thank you for the great giveaway! 🙂

  23. these are great fun ways to include learning into your daily activities

  24. Jodi Holmes says:

    Would be great for my pre-schooler!

  25. I remember these from when I was a kid 🙂 Or at least something like it. My 3 year old has been in speech and development sessions since he was 18 months old. One trick to develop better writting is to break crayons and have them write with tiny crayon pieces (1 crayon=3 pieces) It helps them learn fine motor skills. Also make sure to teach him to use child scissors- that helps a ton as well.

  26. Fawn Strunk says:

    NIce giveaway my kids would really use this and I could as well

  27. nichol tone says:

    This would be great for my daughters going into school

  28. rachel jones says:

    My daughter is starting school in the fall, so this would be perfect!!

  29. jamie kelsey says:

    this would be awesome

  30. EMMA L HORTON says:

    MY GRANDSON WOULD LOVE THIS

  31. michelle riebeek says:

    I have a couple of books from walmart and I love them. It’s nice to have a ton!

  32. Carolyn A Colley (Griffith, Smith) says:

    what a great giveaway

  33. Kristen H says:

    This prize pack would be great for my 4 year old daughter. She always wants to do homework like her big brother!!

  34. I have triplet nieces starting school this year! My sister would love to use materials like this to prepare them.

  35. debbie jackson says:

    this would be perfect for my nephew debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  36. Samantha C. says:

    My 3 preschoolers would love this!

  37. Monique Rizzo says:

    Perfect for my daughter.
    Thanks for the change.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  38. Amanda Alvarado says:

    This would help my dd with her writing letters and numbers!

  39. June Isbel says:

    My Grandaughter needs this!

  40. gena smith says:

    perfect gift

  41. I would love this. We like to keep fresh and work on school work during breaks

  42. christina o says:

    My son is also 4 and I would love to win all of this for him.

  43. jackie buck says:

    I would love to win this for my daughter

  44. I would love to win this prize.

  45. Brittany C. says:

    I would love to win this for my son. Thanks for the giveaway!

  46. jamie braun says:

    My daughter is just starting to count & learn her abc’s, so this is perfect! Grest giveaway

  47. Sue Ellison says:

    My son has learned to spell his name but for some reason is having trouble with saying his abc’s, I think this would be a big help.

  48. I need these. I have a 5 year old starting kindergarten next fall and I am always looking for products to help me start her with the basics.

  49. Trisha W. says:

    I saw these products online a little while back and thought they looked fantastic. Thank you for sharing them with your readers too.

  50. Heather Stokes says:

    I would love this for my almost 3 year old. 🙂 Thanks!

  51. Enizete Lane says:

    Great giveaway. Count me in, please. Thanks!

  52. The math flashcards would be great for us!

  53. Leslie Galloway says:

    These materials would be great for my son who is having trouble learning his letters. He starts kindergarten in the fall, and we’re working hard to get him up to speed!

  54. natalie nichols says:

    Ohmygosh This would be perfect for my neice!

  55. Audra Weathers says:

    Math is one subject I really need to work on with my 4 year old daughter. Sometimes I’m not sure if I’m trying to show her too much or too little. I love little workbooks like this that are geared toward an age range.

  56. nannypanpan says:

    my son could use these to working on his letter writing

  57. would love this for my grandson

  58. Love the dashed lines to help my daughter with her letters

  59. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I would love to try these for my 3 1/2 year old! They look really great. I also love the Dry Erase!

  60. This would be perfect for my son

  61. I would love this for my nieces who start kindergarten next year. Thanks for the giveaway!

  62. katklaw777 says:

    These products look very helpful…thanks!

  63. I homeschool, so this would be a great supplement to the curriculum we have now.

  64. Jennifer Young says:

    This would be so great for my daughter!!

  65. Michelle Frame says:

    I am homeschooling my daughter this year and this would be perfect!

  66. Jamie Brigham says:

    Oh wow what an amazing prize for someone to win. I would love this I intend on homeschooling my toddler and this would be a great head start teaching him things prior to him reaching school age.

  67. Paula Michele Hafner says:

    I would love this to use for my son. We homeschool.

  68. Heather M. says:

    I’d love to win this for my two sons.

  69. Madeline J says:

    I’d love to win this!!!

  70. James Beck says:

    this would really help teach

  71. Dorothy Deakyne says:

    what a great way to make learning fun

  72. Leanne Hill says:

    These are awesome at helping children!

  73. This looks like a great set for my preschooler.

  74. susan smoaks says:

    our son would enjoy this!

  75. Laura Proctor Unger says:

    This would be great for my preschooler!

  76. I love their learning products!

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