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BOB Book Collections @ Costco this month! April 2, 2012

BOB BOOKS – “I read the WHOLE book!”.

I just love using BOB books as part of teaching early reading. They do a great job in helping reinforce specific skills in a graduated manner. Usually, the collections are priced around $10 in the past which is a really great price. You really have to snag these when they are in the warehouse because it only happens a couple of times a year, and they run out fast!

There are five collections of their books in the warehouse right now. I have it down on my shopping list to get the newest collection which focuses on sight words. I can not speak more highly of the quality and design of these books which build a beginning reader’s confidence at being able to read a whole book on their own relatively quickly. These are excellent for both homeschoolers and resource for families who want to gently reinforce reading skills at home without having to deal with an entire phonics curriculum. It is very easy to pull out the book that focuses on a particular phonetic sound that your child is working on mastering.

Here is the description of the collections:

The five Special Collection boxes contain the original Bob Books materials boxed and reprinted in beautiful, oversized, 8 x 8 inch format. Each box also contains bonus stickers, bookmark and door hanger.

  • Collection 1 has 18 books, including all the stories from Set 1, and half of Set 2.
  • Collection 2 has 16 books, including stories from half of Set 2, and all of Set 3.
  • Collection 3 has 16 books, and includes all the stories from Sets 4 and 5.
  • The My First Bob Books Collection has 24 books, including all stories from My First Bob Books: Alphabet and My First Bob Books: Pre-Reading Skills.
  • NEW! Bob Books Sight Words has 20 books and 16 flash cards, including all stories from Bob Books Sight Words-Kindergarten and Bob Books Sight Words – First Grade.

Highly recommended for ages 2 and up. These books are really easy to use if you are working with a young gifted learner.



KidKraft Train Table & Train Set – Today only!

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Kids.Woot® : One Day, You’ll Understand™.

This is great pricing for a train table and 87 piece train set from KidKraft for $129.99.  If we didn’t already have a table, I would totally grab this deal. I really like the espresso finish and the storage drawer.

You can use the train table with toddlers, but you will have to pack away the elevated structures until your child is around 3 or 4 when they can play without knocking over the structures. This set is compatible with Brio, Thomas wooden, Imaginarium, Melissa & Doug, Plan, Chuggington, and Ikea (those tracks sometimes have a tight fit.) All the major brands.

I would suggest that if you are looking for extra tracks to avoid paying super expensive prices for name brand. You can get a lot of tracks that will satisfy any child’s elaborate design. I suggest something like Orbrium Tracks which is sourced from the same manufacturer that make the Thomas wooden tracks. This is a pretty good 100 piece set being sold at Amazon.

Happy track building!



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