Sunday, January 9, 2011

Download N Go Review - Winter Wonders

Hello again my friends.  We had the opportunity to review yet another great Download N Go title!  It even tied in perfectly with the weather we have been having over the past 2 weeks.  Here is a little bit of information for those of you who may not be familiar with Download N Go (DNG).  A DNG is a unit study that is done over a 5-day period and incorporates lapbooking.  Now don't be scared by the word lapbooking, it is actually quite simple.  You can go as elaborate or as simple as you want with your lapbook.

The way that Amanda, the author of DNG, creates these units is wonderful.  She does all the research for you, plans each day, provides a book list and also includes the links in the PDF file of the DNG unit you are studying!  It is SO easy to use one of these for your family.



So now on to my review.  The title we were privileged to review was Winter Wonders.  I don't know about you but there is something Magical about that first snowfall of winter.  It is so beautiful, clean and brings a crispness to the air.  I love to be in my house with my boys cuddling on our couch as we watch the snow fall outside.  The past year we received over 4 feet of snow the month of February '10.  My husband and I hadn't seen that much snow since the blizzard of '93 and it was the first time our 2 oldest boys had ever seen that much snow!  They had a blast!  We were snowed in for nearly 3 days.  The joy of family time was great!  I wouldn't trade it for the world.

Winter wonders has been great for us.  The past two weeks we have been having some definite Winter Weather!  Snow, ice, slush, stuff we really don't like to drive in.  It was so much fun letting my boys learn about why winter happens, the fact that each snowflake is unique & that the shortest day of the year starts winter.  But that's just the tip of the iceberg!  So much more is covered in this unit study.  I just wanted to give you a taste of what you will learn with this title.

A different topic is covered each day.  Some days even offer some pretty fun experiments and activities.  I will say that anything to do with ice or snow is always welcome in our household.  My boys LOVE winter and the fun that comes with it.  Mainly snow!   ;)  So here are the topics that are covered each day.

Day 1: What is Winter?
Day 2: Science Secrets of Winter (lots of fun on this day!)
Day 3: People and Places of Winter
Day 4: Time for Tips and Treasures of Winter
Day 5: Goodies and Gadgets of Winter

Take a peek inside Winter Wonders.



So, if you are thinking of doing Unit Studies and Lapbooking, take a look at Download N Go.  Everything is done for you and is so very simple to follow.  We have really enjoyed our time with each and every unit we have been allowed to review.  They have not only been education but also a good way to cover a wide variety of topics and subjects for us.  My boys (8 & 3) are always asking for more. The videos are wonderful and often times we watch them more than once.  The links provide a wealth of information as well.  I will tell you it is so nice to not have to do all the research for these topics.  It makes this mom's day much easier!

Here are a few links for you.

Download N Go

Download N Go Store

Winter Wonders

Download N Go Blog Winter Wonders Tour

**I was given this item in exchange for my honest review**

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