Monday, April 1, 2013
Janet's Planet Exploring Microgravity DVD Review & Giveaway
Owen and I were very excited for this review. Owen loves science and really loves figuring out how everything works. So this DVD was perfect for him!
From Janet Ivey:
For the past decade, science education has been my passion and America's children have been my inspiration. It is incredible to see how excited children can become about the world around them when the information is presented in an accessible and fun way. That is the mission of Janet's Planet, and I look forward to continuing to support better science education in the years to come.
I put the DVD in, while Owen (6) was playing his 3DS and Brynnleigh (2) was playing with the iPad. I did not say anything, just put it in and hit play. This was the true test, can this educational but fun DVD pull them away from their precious video games. Take a look for yourself...
Oh yes, they were both engrossed! Now I will say, that I do believe my kids may be a bit young for the entire lesson (just under 40 minutes) but they did enjoy it. O was even telling me a few things about it later at dinner. It is very education, but has fun things to draw their attention and help relate. Owen's favorite part was the little alien, who just didn't get it! Now this next picture...was not staged at all, (seriously it really wasn't, he was trying to figure it out, yet show me at the same time).
This is a great DVD to put in while I am working on dinner or something else house related - it's fun, yet educational too and no worries of them seeing something I wouldn't want them to see/hear. I would highly recommend this for anyone who home schools or any parents who want to help encourage the wonders of science.
I do think O was a bit too young to fully grasp the DVD (he just turned 6 last month) but he was old enough to grasp bits and pieces and stay somewhat engaged. I love that they use actual pictures, real people, and cartoon images to help display the content. Even if your child loses interest, it will quickly pull them back in.
Janet's Planet has a great Website filled with even more information, pictures, games and much much more (oh, and a shop if you want to buy your own copy!). You can also follow Janet's Planet on Facebook and Twitter!
I am very excited to be able to giveaway an additional copy of this DVD to one lucky winner! Even if you don't have kids, this is a great giveaway to win and donate to your local school or library!
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