Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Leapfrog Maths Adventure to the Moon DVD

Maths is very popular in my house.  I have a husband with a Masters in mathematics, a six year old who is very keen on multiplication and a two year old who can count up to 14, albeit skipping seven on a regular basis.


I have always tried to make learning fun at home which is not always easy.  With the television, computer and the wii to contend with just trying to get my family's attention is a triumph.


So I was ecstatic to be given a maths DVD for pre-schoolers to review.  Happy but skeptical.


But it seems my skepticism is unfounded.


Both my two and six year olds were glued to the television, watching Leapfrog and his friend Lilly fly a rocket to the moon, reach the stars and meet fun aliens.  All this and on the way they sang songs about counting, skipping numbers and sorting colours and shapes.


My six year old predictably narrated his mathematical prowess during the 30 minute film but I was very pleased to see my two year old engaged in the DVD, not only showing interest but trying to count on his fingers.   And together we shouted the colours when we saw them.


The DVD also offered the chance to watch the film with the lyrics so we could sing to our hearts content.


Whenever you are stuck for ideas to entertain the kids whilst secretly educating them I would highly recommend this DVD.


It will keep the whole family entertained.


To be in with a chance to win one of three DVDs before it's official release on 9th May just answer this question:


What is the name of Leapfrog's friend.  Is it:
A) Lilly
B) Billy
C) Dilly