Thursday, October 11, 2012

Learning Resources Jumbo Endangered Animals Review & Giveaway


     I am happy to share another great learning product from Learning Resources.  I was recently sent the Jumbo Endangered Animals.  This set includes 5 different animals that are on the endangered species list.  There is a black rhinoceros, manatee, giant panda, cheetah, and albatross.  The animals all have great detail. The wrinkles on the rhino and manatee are realistic.  They are well made from a thick plastic.  The set also comes with an activity guide.  The activity guide gives lots of great information about each of the animals in the set.  It gives information like why the animal is endangered, where they live, and special characteristics.  It also gives discussion starters and a couple of activities.

     Did you know??

*  Unlike black bears, pandas cannot walk on their hind legs and do not hibernate in winter.
*  Black rhinos eat grass and are considered "grazers," just like cows.
*  Manatees are very intelligent, have excellent long-term memories and, like dolphins, can understand and perform complex tasks.
*  There are 21 species of albatross - one of these, the great albatross, has a wingspan of ll feet, the largest of any bird.
*  The cheetah is the fastest land animal, able to sprint up to 75 miles per hour.

     I pulled out the box of Jumbo Endangered Animals and Jayden was of course immediately interested.  I opened it up and he immediately asked questions.  He started to name the couple he knew.  I corrected or helped with the couple he didn't know.  We talked about the animals and a little about each.  I told him they are all endangered and of course he asked what that meant.  We talked a little about them, but mostly Jayden just likes to pretend play with them.  He was pretending today that the manatee was swimming really fast and then he broke his tail so he was swimming slow and then it got better and he went fast.  Such a 4 year old play game.   There is so much play that can happen with these animals.  Pretend play is such a valuable skill to learn and why not add in some other learning.

     The Jumbo Endangered Animals are for ages 2 years and up.  I really think they can be used for many years.  There are so many learning uses for these animals.  Any child that likes animals would love these.  They would make a great gift.



Win it:  One (1) Arizona Mama Reader will win Jumbo Endangered Animals

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Thank you to Learning Resources for sponsoring this review and giveaway.  
I was provided the above mentioned DVD  for review purposes.  I was not compensated in any way.  All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced.  disclosure

59 comments:

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  2. I like the Time Tracker® Visual Timer & Clock

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  3. The Science Kit with the Magnets!

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  4. I want this for our 2 year old son because he loves animals!

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  5. I would love to win this for my son because he has a very good imagination and I can see him having hours of fun pretending with these animals!

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  6. I like the Multiplication Master

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  7. This is for my youngest son who loves animals.

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  8. I like the my first doctor's set!

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  9. I would like these for my daughter for Christmas! She loves animals and would enjoy playing with them.

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  10. I like the GeoSafari Light Writer

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  12. I would give this to my little 2 year old grandson who loves to visit the zoo frequently to see the animals!

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  13. I like the Color Mixing Glasses.

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    debbie jackson
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  15. I would love to win for Oliver who loves animals
    debbie jackson
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  16. I like the Time Tracker mini

    april yedinak

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  17. I want this for my daughter because she loves to play with animal figures.

    april yedinak

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  18. I like the giant inflatable solar system.

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  19. I love the primary science kit.

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  20. I want this for my daughter--she loves Diego and likes to pretend she is an animal rescuer.

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  21. New Sprouts™ Cure it! My very own doctor set

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  22. for my 2 year old son... he loves animals

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  23. I like the No Yell Bell
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  24. I would like this for my granddaughter. She has great fun with her pretend animals
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  26. I want this for my son. He just loves playing with little animals like this!

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  27. I like the New Sprouts Munch It! My very own play food

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  28. I like the magnetic letters. These look really sturdy! http://www.learningresources.com/product/magnetic+learning+letters.do?sortby=ourPicks&sortby=&&from=Search

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  29. I would love to win this for my students. They love animals!

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  30. I think the Time Tracker® Visual Timer & Clock is cool.

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  31. I want this for my younger kids because it's a great teaching tool.

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  32. I also like the Smart Snacks® Counting Fun Fruit Bowl™
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  33. I like the jumbo zoo animals!

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  34. another product I like isGator Grabber Tweezers™

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  35. GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope.

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  36. My daughter would like the doctor set

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  37. I like the Classroom Café - by Educational Insights!

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  38. I like the hot dots dog eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  39. I would love this for my son Thor who plays with his toy animals more than anything

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  40. I like the Pretend and Play Animal Hospital! We love animals in our family!!

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  41. I want this for my son because he loves animals.
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  43. For my daughter because she has a HUGE heart for endangered animals

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  44. I like the Jungle Animal Counters. My son is an animal fanatic.

    Jamie Brigham
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  45. I definitely want this for my 2 and a half year old, he is obsessed with animals and even makes the sounds, he loves to growl when he holds a tiger, lion, bear etc. LOL it's so funny.

    Jamie Brigham
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  46. I like the Magnetic Apple Fractions.

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  47. I'd like this for my grandson. He loves little toys he can take in the car and on trips.

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  48. I love the Sprouts Cure it! My very own doctor set.

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  49. I'd like the super sorting pie for my son too.

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  50. I'd love this for my son as a Christmas gift!

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