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With numerous homeschooling websites these days, it’s actually pretty difficult to weed through them all, focusing on the best of the  best.  In my crazy long search for educational resources for my eldest (4.5 years old) I happened to have the opportunity to try Reading Kingdom…and boy am I glad I did! 

Reading Kingdom

Reading Kingdom is is an award-winning online program that teaches children ages 4-10 to read and write to a 3rd grade level. Based on the work of Dr. Marion Blank (from Columbia University, one of the world’s top experts on reading and language development), it is a program you surely don’t want to miss out on.

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My 4.5 year old has a lot of fun using the program. And unlike many traditional (cookie cutter) educational-based learning programs, as a parent I am repeatedly reminded not to help him out. This is so the program can assess his own strengths and then his work will be customized to his specific needs. As a mom, I really love that! 

The program is quite engaging for my son, and he will often ask me to let him ‘play’ (complete more lessons) longer than he needs to. Obviously that is saying a lot! ;)

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One feature that I also love is that I receive progress emails from the program, letting me know how my son is doing. As a parent that information is essential in his learning, and I certainly appreciate it! 

While we have taken some time this past month to “un-school” him, I am looking forward to jumping back into the program in the fall.  In fact, I can’t wait! 

Their is a membership fee to use the program, but I promise you it is worth it if you are in search of an engaging, quality reading program for your child. At just $9.99/month, I am so excited about Reading Kingdom and know that you too will love it. So what are you waiting for? Head on over to their website and start your free 30 day trial. You and your child will be grateful you did. Don’t waste your time on cookie-cutter programs that aren’t customized to your child’s needs. Happy learning! 

Want to learn more about Reading Kingdom? Check out their website and connect with Reading Kingdom on Facebook and Twitter too!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

I love natural teething remedies, and when you couple natural with something that is also fashionable, well I’m sold. Lately my littlest dude (6 months old) has been teething like crazy! Between his excessive drooling and his constant chewing, I knew he needed something more than just my knuckle to gnaw on. That’s why I am so happy to tell you all about Gumigem – a chewable necklace that I can wear and he can go to town on!

GumiGem

Gumigem recently sent me one of their beautiful Bubba bead necklaces ($29.95) to review.  At first glance I knew we would be friends – not only is it super adorable, but Gumigem’s products are all BPA, PVC, Lead, Latex and Phthalate free. Clearly I was in love from the start…

Here are a few up close pictures that help show you how every bead is individually knotted and each necklace has a safe break-away clasp.

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Super cute, super safe! gumigem

Not only is my little man getting the relief he needs from chewing, but I know that he is also doing it safely.  The best part is that each bead is almost 3/4 of an inch, so there is a lot of surface area to gnaw on! Long gone are the days when a mom had to worry about their baby hurting themselves on her jewelry!

Here is another picture, showing how stylish this teething necklace is, and how it can go with any one of my outfits!  I sure love versatility :)

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So in a nutshell – my son loves chewing on it & I love wearing it – making it definitely ‘Organic Mama’ approved!

Save 10% on all orders placed before 8/9/13 using my exclusive discount code: happygumi10 :)

Would you like to know more about Gumigem? Check out their website and visit them on facebook and twitter!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Welcome to my blog! I'm a teacher/mom of 3 with a slight obsession with all things natural/eco-friendly! Please connect with me over at TeachersPayTeachers if you haven't already! I look forward to chatting with you!

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