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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Dive Into Your Imagination- TOS review

We just got back from a trip to the beach and miss it terribly!  When I arrived home I was thrilled to see that my "Who Lives in the Sea?" Dive Into Your Imagination DVD had arrived in the mail! "Ocean" Annie Crawley has created an amazing and beautiful set of DVDs (with educator guides!) that teach your family about the ocean and the creatures that live there.  

The DVD is geared towards children ages 3-8 and my 9 year old felt that some of the songs were a bit "babyish" but when the movie started showing the fascinating ocean creatures she stopped with the criticism!  The movie is absolutely stunning and covered so many things that we are studying in Science right now.  It's one thing to read about animals but so much more exciting when you can see them in action!  "Who Lives in the Sea?"  features whales, sea lions, turtles, birds, sharks, nudibranchs (ocean snails!) and more all captured in all their glory.  Awesome.  Other DVDs available in this series are: "Dive into Diversity", "Visions of the Sea", "Explore Coral Reefs",  and "Dive Into California".  Available here for $19.95 each.


Not only that, the DVDs come with educator guides!  Movies and learning are such a great combination at my house.  You purchase the guides separately.  There are two sets- one for Pre-K and the other for 1-3 grade.  I was really impressed with all that they include- lots of ideas, printables, tips and more. Each guide covers 8 chapters with 6-7 activity stations per chapter.  Your children will learn literacy, science, math, geography and more! They are available here in print for $299.00 for all 3 or PDF version for $69.95 each.  Free shipping through the month of June. 

Annie Crawley is more than passionate about the ocean and it's inhabitants.  She seeks to educate the world so that we can learn about the sea, care for the sea and experience the sea through her eyes.  I believe you and your family will really enjoy Dive Into Your Imagination!

See what other TOS Crew members thought about Dive Into Your Imagination here.

*I was given a copy of Who Lives in the Sea? and the educator guide in exchange for an honest review.  No other compensation was received.*

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