*This is not a sponsored post. I was gifted the ASG Little Learner Pack to review.
Nanny Reviews: ASG Little Learner Pack
Do you have a child that just loves learning? I do. Information hungry, they pump you for answers and hit you hard with the dreaded “why” questions.
When it comes to school, my eldest nanny charge is all over it. She’s the kind that does extra “homework” on school holidays and would rather do Mathletics on the computer on Saturday nights than watch a Disney movie with her sister.
Miss 7, and now Miss 5, get plenty of education time. As their nanny, I strive to foster an environment for learning at all times. I create “school readiness” programs for kindergarteners and develop early learning activities to help the little ones.
But being a nanny to three kids, two early primary age and a toddler, I’m busy. Between running errands, school drop offs and pick ups, toddler classes and meal prep, I don’t always have time to formulate my ideal lesson plans.
The ASG Little Learner Pack has been my saving grace, and a sanity saver. Complete with a book collection, an educational edition Dr Seuss DVD, and access to an online hub of educational activities, we’ve had it covered.
The stories are age appropriate and with a bit of adult assistance, both Miss 5 and 7 have been able to read them. Together we’ve enjoyed expanding on the stories, using them to create games and arts and crafts activities, and additional discussion points to further our learning and understanding.
I was given ASG’s Little Learner Pack to road test recently, and it was a much enjoyed addition to our school readiness activities in the lead up to Miss 5 starting kindergarten this year.
ASG’s Little Learner Pack includes:
> The Cat In The Hat DVD (educational edition)
> Five hardcover children’s books from highly regarded education consultant, Michael E Bernard, featuring stories on how to get along, confidence, resilience, being organised and persistence
> Membership to MY ASG – a members-only website allowing access to even more educational resources
> Special discount offer to join Michael Grose’s Parenting Ideas Club (additional cost)
Perhaps the best part of the DVD was that it was so musical and catchy. The girls are big singers, so we had reinforced learning thrust upon us as they sang the theme song all day, for days on end.
We’re big fans of Dr Seuss here in the nanny life. It’s the rhyming that gets us. So we were pleased to find in the books after we progressed from the DVD, that the theme had subtly continued.
The set of five books have been developed based on the five foundations of the You Can Do It! Education program – organisation, persistence, resilience, confidence and getting along – to help children understand the important elements that are necessary for personal achievement and happiness.
Aimed at children aged 3 to 6 years, I love that the topics within are challenging enough to spur Miss 5 to join her sister and hit me with the hard questions. The books invite her to think deeper about the story, the characters, their feelings and their reasoning behind their actions.
A story about confidence, our favourite book in the set was “The Turning Point”, and received big applause from Miss 5. We learnt new words like “atrocious” and “hesitate”, and giggled sheepishly at the word “jerk” as it popped up unbidden and prompting a further discussion about how to use our “nice words” correctly. She was also pleased to learn that her independence was indeed a good thing, and that learning through discovery was definitely a viable option.
The pack is fun and entertaining, light-hearted and simplistic, making it highly appealing for the targeted age demographic. However, its positive to see that there is a strong foundation of education beneath.
Completing ASG’s Little Learner Pack together, we both really enjoyed the extra bonding time before she started school this year.
ASG is committed to supporting children’s education – it’s all they do. ASG’sLittle Learner Pack is their latest educational resource marketed to children aged three to six years of age, designed to help children develop socially and emotionally to ready them for the school environment.
For nannies and parents that need some support to help craft learning activities for the early years, the ASG’s Little Learner Pack is the perfect assistant.
>>> Do you craft educational activities for your kids?
*The Australian Scholarships Group is a member owned organisation that assists families to offset the costs and plan for their child’s education. The ASG Little Learner Pack retails at AUD $49.95, which includes GST and delivery, for a $180 value pack. To purchase, simply go online to www.asg.com.au/little-learner