Thursday, March 27, 2008

Hooked on shrink wrap

I recently got the Hooked on Phonics program for helping my homeschooled 7 year old and 4 year old to learn to read better. I have high hopes for what it can do for my preschooler.

Anyway, it arrived yesterday afternoon and I didn't get a chance to really look at it until this morning. It boasts at least 30 original books for helping the children learn to read. There was a section of 10 books in a shrink wrapped package. I opened it. Each individual book was then in its own shrink wrapped packaging! It took a long time to get into it. My two year old really wanted me to read to him, but by the time I got into the books, he had lost interest and gone off to another activity.

The program has a 30 day money back guarantee. I think it should be 31 days. You need one day just to get into the program and get the wrapping off 9 sets of flash cards and 30+ books.

Yesterday we went to the Botanical Gardens. I do enjoy it there. It is lovely and the children's area is very nice with lots of things to do, play on, look at, and a nice hill to climb up and roll down. We spent three hours there just letting the kids run and play. We all received our first sunburn of the year. Everyone came home with pink cheeks and noses. Luckily for the kids, the pinkness seems to be mostly gone today. For some reason, I'm the one that burns the worst. My children are all fair haired and fair skinned, but me, with my dark hair and slightly less than fair skin ends up with the worst burns. My nose is still quite red and I could feel the burn on my head while I was brushing my hair this morning. It is defiantly time to pull out the sunblock.


Janie said...

We loved hooked on phonics, not neccessarily the books but the program itself and the atta-boy poster. I swore I would keep it all together and organized so I could re-sell it on Ebay when the day came, but best laid plans of mice and men - its all over my house.

Benteti5 said...

But head skin is so fun to pick at, especially when it comes off in big chunks.

Mrs. Brooke said...

31 day guarantee, ha ha. I just had a similar experience...I imagine the world's landfills would be so much emptier were it not for the plethora of plastic wrap that we find ourselves having to deal with on a regular basis.

SLC said...

I've considered getting that program, is it expensive? Well sis, seeing as how tomorrow is April Fools Day, it should be the big day for you and baby. I can't have the only family with silly birthdays!! I loved your past blog posts, though I didn't comment. I have either been too sick or busy with work and party planning to get online.

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