Friday, June 10, 2011

Rock & Learn - Earth Science review & giveaway ends 6/30 noon ***CLOSED!!!***


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What is Rock N Learn?
Only the coolest educational series for kids since Sesame Street! I know television gets a lot of flack. It is not credited nearly enough. They say to limit children's TV times. They may be on to something, kids do need more exercise. But I also know there are things Giana has learned from watching TV. The TV definitely has more patience than me, for starters. I actually have a fond memory of Giana being barely 2, coming into my room, saying "Momma! The earth is in the solar system!!!" I didn't tell that to her, so it had to have came from the TV. But I have yet to see a child s programming that isn't educational in some way, shape or form. These are the icing on the cake! These should be standard in classrooms across America, utilized as learning tools. They are great. I can see why my daughter loved it, and I think other kids would too. In fact, I hope I get the opportunity to review more of the DVDs!

For our Rock N Learn experience, I had to pick what is best for Giana. Which, can be a challenge to challenge her.. to say the least. Since she is so far ahead of her grade level already on Math & Reading & Writing, I figured Science would be good to introduce. There are a lot of science videos to choose from! Almost all the science videos are geared toward kids older than her, which would be fine, but I thought even some of it might be over her head. I could be wrong, but better safe than sorry. I wasn't sure what to expect. But looking at each video on their site, that makse it easier to chose. Each video has a 3-5 minute snippet of a segment of that lesson. I chose Earth Science. I noticed from the segment and the description it covers a wide area of different topics, I though she might grasp it better than the others. Keep in mind- it is for 3rd grade to 5th grade, but I think a lot of kids would still get it. Plus, it would be one to have later as well. Not one they might grow out of quickly or get bored with. That can't really happen to me, because they can always be used for Devonny. :)




The Earth Science DVD was 60 minutes. Which is the perfect time for learning. Anything less = not good, anything longer you lose the risk of losing their attention. Giana and I watched it together. Did you know it is proven that kids who watch learning on Television absorb it better when an adult/parent watches it with them? Its true! I learned some things even I did not know, or maybe just forgot. Thats how it is when you get older. You forget some of the stuff you learned when you were younger.

Terra (the Globe) has a hilarious Brooklyn accent. It cracks me up! Marko the pencil guides Kevin to get ready for his big test! Marko the pencil even has his very own website, http://www.markothepencil.com/, where you can access practice tests for all subjects for FREE, without registration, via printable *.PDF files.

"All Rock ‘N Learn science DVDs feature Marko’s Super Science Station where learning is a blast (sometimes literally)! Clear explanations and fun examples cover science topics such as parts of an atom, properties of minerals, and the human digestive system. Whether students need to prepare for a test or simply love learning about science, these DVDs hit the mark. Specifically developed for the fifth grade, younger students–often as young as preschool–and older students (even parents and grandparents) enjoy the entertaining characters."

But Rock N Learn doesn't just focus on science.. Oh no! They focus on everything. If the kiddos need to learn it, you can bet its on thier site, with a DVD ready to help your children better understand it.
Whether they help them understand it with funny rap songs, or colorful illustrations, its sure to be driven home.

(from their site)
"Rock ’N Learn produces educational videos and music for fun learning. We now have new iPad apps for learning to read through phonics. Our educators, musicians, and animators enjoy creating entertaining educational DVDs, music CDs and iPad apps used in schools and homes. In our 24 years, Rock ’N Learn has won over 100 awards for educational videos and music to help kids learn preschool, math, social studies, languages, and science. We also have DVDs to help students boost test-taking skills and score high on state-mandated standardized tests. Easy-to-use, these entertaining DVDs and iPad apps get results, as documented in case studies by several school districts.
Rock ’N Learn programs are highly recommended by teachers and available in education specialty stores and catalogs. Popular titles include Multiplication Rock, Multiplication Rap, Letter Sounds, Phonics Video, Getting Ready for Kindergarten, Telling Time, Spanish Video, Money & Making Change, and more.
Rock ’N Learn is a leading brand that parents and teachers trust and that kids love. Browse our site to find out exactly how educational DVD videos, music CDs, and iPad apps will help your kids learn, easily and effectively. Watch or listen to samples, locate a retailer near you, read our reviews, and purchase with confidence from our secure online store."

I like Rock N Learn a lot, and I only wish I had known about them before. But- also... glad that I found out about them now. Giana can still use them, and I will know to get them for Devonny in a year or two.

The cost to you? Only about 20$ for a video.
To order call 1800-348-8445 or if you prefer to order by mail or fax, you may download an order form to mail/fax in from their site. (You will find the link on their homepage.)
Even better than that, right now she is offering readers of Locomotion of Expressions a coupon code JQ7711 for 25% at rocknlearn.com.

Did I mention they also sell CD's and books?

What I found most neat about the site? Well two things actually- You can save more money by buying the Collections (sets).
And also, each DVD's page, has a lists of awards it has been given.. and some have quite a few 7 -8 .. thats pretty impressive!

What can you win?
Rock N Learn has graciously offered readers a DVD of their own.

The GiveAway!
Mandatory - you must do this for your extra entries to count.

Mandatory - Please "like" RockNLearn's Facebook Page to win! If you don't mind, tell them Locomotion of Expressions sent you while your there! Then, comment below that you did so, and tell me which DVD you'd want if you won!

Its that easy!

Extra Entries For each extra entry completed, just do the required task and say so in a comment. Leave a link for proof as well.

You will get 3 extra entries for signing up for Rock N Learn's newsletter. You can find their newsletter signup here, on their homepage. Simply place 3 comments below, all saying "NEWSLETTER Signup."

For an extra entry you may tweet this sweepstakes 1x per day.

Your tweet - just Cut & paste!
Enter 2 #win on Locomotion of Expressions a learning DVD from Rock N Learn http://tinyurl.com/42yy5op 20$ value. #lowentry #giveaway @1caseycolette

Enter any of my other giveaways, and tell me which ones. One extra entry each!

You can grab my button (I have 2 on my sidebars) 1 extra entry.

You may blog about this sweepstakes, and tell me where to find the post!

You can also share on a NING blogger site for 1 extra entry.

or Sumbit to a linky, 1x per day!

List of my giveaways!
Plus I have another Rock & Learn giveaway with TWO winners, double your chances! Enter both! (That's three total winners!)  Rock & Learn part II
This giveaway is open until 6/30 noon eastern.
Winner will have 2 days to confirm and provide address before another winner is chosen.
This contest is only eligible to those within the US & CAN ages 18+.
Void where prohibited by law.
This product was provided to me free of charge from Rock N Learn for review purposes only. Any opinion contained within this post about Rock N Learn are 100% mine and not influenced by monetary pay.
Your opinions and experiences with the company & or product may be different. In this event Locomotion of Expressions is not responsible were this to happen.

57 comments:

LisaWeidknecht said...

I "like" RockNLearn's Facebook Page! I told them Locomotion of Expressions sent me! I want Getting Ready for Kindergarten for my home daycare kids.

corabeth said...

I "liked" RockNLearn's Facebook page! I like the writing skills DVD!!!

corabeth said...

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Calah B. said...

trying google chrome this time, maybe it works,
liked rock n learn on facebook, like the getting ready for kindergarten video

iggysaysno said...

I liked and gave you credit. I'd like the Letter Sounds DVD if I win.

lewalk said...

I would love to have the Sight Words DVD. And I like Rock n Learn on FB, told them you sent me, tagged you.

Leah W.

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lewalk said...

Oops, forgot to tell you I follow on GFC as lewalk. And I signed up for the Rock n Learn newsletter.

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lewalk said...

Newsletter 2.

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Newsletter 3.

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lewalk said...

Tweeted.

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Sara Jean said...

I like Rock n Learn on fb
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Sara Jean said...

GFC follower

I would probably choose the math and spanish ones; maybe science? So many to choose from!

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daivabaum said...

I like Rock 'N Learn on Facebook.
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kimberly said...

Liked their facebook and I'd want Letter Sounds.
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Mandy said...

I like rock n learn on FB
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Giveaway Rae said...

I'm a facebook fan of Rock N Learn and posted on their wall. (Rachel Earle Edwards Martorano) I'd choose the Sight Words DVD if I won. Thanks for the chance!

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Gerri said...

I liked Rock and learns fb page and told them you sent me I would choose the reading comprehension if I won

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pridelandmama said...

I like rock n learn on fb Shawna Pridelandmama I would love the spanish one.
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pridelandmama said...

tweeted
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Donna said...

I would like the Physical Science DVD.
I liked them on facebook(Donna Kozar)and left a comment.
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jadavis said...
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jadavis said...

I "like" RockNLearn's Facebook Page and told them you sent me! I would like the oceans dvd
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Claude said...

I did the mandatory entry as Claude Campeau.
I'd love the Human Body DVD.

I tried to follow via GFC, but GFC is down again... I'll be back to follow.

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Thanks for the chance to win!

Claude said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/BIFTW/status/86397797154299904

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Thanks for the chance to win!

susansmoaks said...

fb fan tony l smoaks
if i won, i would like the alphabet dvd
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