Education is so important to my husband and I. Having grown up in a home where both parents were educators was a huge blessing in my life. We were taught to read early in life and that helped so much for down times in my life while we were traveling, camping, or just lying at home in bed. Books were a way to escape and get away, so when I had my first baby, I knew I wanted him to learn to read quickly too. We read and read together and he learned to really read about 5 years old. My second learned to read at the same time…around 3. It was such an exciting time, and now I have my third child learning to read. She started really understanding and loving it when she was 4 and starts school here in the fall. Every one of them was different in the way I approached teaching them to read because they all learn a little different, but I was so excited to check out ZooBean’s Expert Service to see how it all worked..and I can tell you now just how awesome it is.
Have you heard of Zoobean before? ZooBean Expert is a service that curates apps, books, and education resources for your child. It finds out all the details from you, from just a short sign up and then you build your child’s profile. From there you can sign in to your dashboard (or SmartGuide) where you are given recommendations and reading guides to keep your child reading..and LOVING it! I am loving being exposed to so many new books. We tend to read from our home library and order a ton from Amazon, so this whole idea of getting new recommendations all of the time is priceless!
Two things I really love about ZooBean Expert are this:
1-You are given a Personal Expert to help you. They find out more about your child’s interests and reading levels and can give you help on different strategies and resources to help if any problems arise. Each week they will give you a recommendation for your child to try out. How awesome is that..a personal helper to guide your kids learning!
2- I LOVE their Kits. And they are unlimited with ZooBean Expert. Some of the topics include “Fascination with Transportation,” “Exploring Egypt,” “Manners” and more! Zoobean experts add Kits weekly for kids ages 0-8. My daughter and I checked out the Princess Kit, which includes suggestions for books, movies, and songs to further explore “princesses” (My 5 year old was in heaven). It also included crafts, recipes and facts about real princesses as well as fun field trip ideas to look out for. They have tons of these kits to use in conjunction with your kids reading so that their reading becomes an adventure.
I am taking a leap into home schooling this year (I know, I might be crazy!) ;), so learning about ZooBean has been amazing. I will be integrating books that I am recommended and a lot of these kits into our curriculum this year. However, I have already found them helpful for my kids this summer as well. I’m sure you all know how important summer learning is to keep their minds fresh and ready for school, so this is a perfect fit to help you (so you don’t have to do all the work researching it).
I hope you will run on over and check it out. It really is an amazing service, one that I know I will use a TON this year in my kids education!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of ZooBean. The opinions and text are all mine.