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Now I'm Reading! ~fun way to teach reading (Review & Giveaway)

Posted Nov 03 2010 12:00am 7 Comments

Being a home school mom, I try and keep my eyes open for great products that will be fun, educational, and inspiring. I love creative products that spark my kid's interests. I was recently sent the Now I'm Reading! Plays from Innovative Kids to review, and I love these sets! These sets are designed to help children learn to read, in a fun and playful way. I got the play set: Three Little Pigs. My kids love this story, and they are really excited to act out the story with facial masks and all...not only is it fun, they are learning, too!
The Level 1, Now I'm Reading!, Three Little Pigs (the play) set includes : a Storybook, 5 easy-to-read scripts including: Pig in Blue, Pig in Yellow, Pig in Red, the Big Bad Wolf, and the Narrator~~ Plus, the masks to go with the booklet. It is great to have the storybook, to introduce the story to the kids. Some children may not be familiar with the stories, so I found this to be a great way for them to know it. Reading the story a few times a day, will help them learn the story very well. I like that my son is in Kindergarten this year, and is showing signs of wanting to learn to read. I like to point out the words to him as I am reading.
After the kids get to know the story really well, you can show them the masks, and they can play the parts of the story out with their imagination. It is fun to see what they remember from the story that you shared with them. I think this is great for comprehension. With looking through their scripts, as they play the part of their character, they start to recognize words, and begin learning to read.

Caleb loves the wolf mask, and being the Big Bad Wolf. The pictures and words in each book is big, and really easy to read. Next to each reading part, there is a picture of the character who needs to read it. Each person only reads a sentence, so it is easy to read along and follow. Each booklet has 15 pages, and tells the complete story. The character that you are, or are playing, is in a white highlight, so you know when it is your turn. On the back inside cover, your character that you played tells you a nice compliment.
I love this set, and I am happy to have it apart of my home school curriculum! I recommend this to everyone, especially home educators! The Now I'm Reading Plays are great for family game night, and story times with friends over, as well.
The books are written by Nora Gaydos, and the Illustration is by Barbara Vagnozzi.
The Now I'm Reading! Plays are developed and designed from the creative team at innovativeKids.

From innovativeKids website innovativeKids creates award-winning books designed for everyday play and extraordinary learning, from birth to age 12 and beyond. More than just books, innovativeKids titles are also games, puzzles, and toys—because having fun is the best way to learn, and more fun means more learning. Our products inspire the potential in children around the world by encouraging a lifelong love of reading and learning. innovativeKids® books are distributed throughout the world, with co-editions published in a host of languages and countries.

***ENTER TO WIN!!!***
This contest is open to bloggers, and non-bloggers of the United States, and will end on November 20th.
To enter, visit and find another product that your kids would love (other than the Now I'm Reading Series). Then, comment on it. For an extra entry, like innovativeKids on Facebook , Nora Gaydos on Facebook , or you could subscribe to Gaydos' blog . To get credit for the extra entries, just make sure you leave a comment on the facebook pages/blog that you heard about them on my blog.

**For extra chances you can: blog this contest, add my button to your site, subscribe to my blog, follow Sassyfrazz on twitter and/or become a fan on facebook , and/or visit everyday and comment on another one of my blog posts (leave a comment letting me know what you commented on). Visit Trivial Pursuit on Facebook, "like" them, and comment that you are entering my contest to win Lots of chances to win! Don't forget to put the extra comments for the "extra" work. Good luck!**

I will contact the winner by e-mail and they will have 3 days to claim their prize, and at that time...if no response, I will have the option to pick a new winner.

This review was provided from They have provided me with a Now I'm Reading! Plays to review and information to share with my readers. I am sponsored to offer a giveaways for my readers through this review. I was given the product for my personal opinion and option to share with my readers. I was not compensated for my time or written review.

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My kids would love the "Little Pirate" book series

I "liked" innovativekids on Facebook.

I signed up to Nora Gaydos' blog

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