We are having so much fun with the variety of review products we receive through the Schoolhouse Review crew! We had a great time over the last several weeks learning about Penguins complements of Marshall Publishing! They sent us 3 DVDs all about Penguins in the wild and true to my nature I turned this video series into a full unit study! It was so easy to do with these extraordinary videos!
Marshall Publishing is known for their popular, educational DVD series called "Lots & Lots." We received Lots & Lots of Playful Penguins, Lots & Lots of Penguins in the Wild, plus the bonus DVD Party Like a Penguin!
Lots & Lots of Playful Penguins received the 2011 Children's Product Honors Award and gives full descriptions of 17 species of penguins with up close observation caught on camera in their natural habitat. There is no background music and you can actually hear the penguins quite well! Learn the types of penguins, charactaristics, habitats and hear their call.
Lots & Lots of Penguins in the Wild is similar to Playful Penguins in that you view the penguins in their habitats and enjoy watching them take care of their babies, swimming, nesting and more.
Party Like a Penguin is a fun animated video that is a blast for the little ones! The catchy songs were great fun for Maggie and both girls were up dancing like a penguin!
How we used Lots & Lots of Penguins:
I am a bit of an over achiever - by no means do you need to do it the way I did but we sure had FUN! When I discovered that we would be learning about Penguins I knew I would have to build a unit study around these great products. First of all, Marshall Publishing has some great curriculum unit study information on their website. Starting with that resource I then requested several library books and scoured the internet for free lapbooking materials. Using all of those items together we read a few books and then watched the videos then added to our lapbook. We actually worked on penguins for a little more than 3 weeks! There is so much to learn and the more we learned the more we wanted to know. I was shocked at how quickly my daughter (age 6) could remember the types of penguins and many of their characteristics! Honestly the videos are informative enough that you could completely skip the lapbook & library books and learn a ton about penguins!
We really enjoyed Lots & Lots of Penguins and I will be shopping Marshall Publishing for other Lots & Lots videos! I think you will enjoy them too!
Schoolhouse Review Crew readers can purchase Lots & Lots of Penguins and Their Happy Feet 2 DVD set (ret. price $39.90) for only $19.95 with FREE first class shipping! Use coupon code: TOS27 at checkout to enjoy your savings!
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A bonus! Want to take your penguin party on the go?
You can download the songs and print off the song lyrics too!
Many of my crew mates reviewed Penguins and several others reviewed other products from Marshall Publishing, to read their reviews click the link below.
Disclaimer: We received Marshall Publishing Lots & Lots of Penguins free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed herein are my own.