I was so excited to receive some Lakeshore Learning software to review and offer as a giveaway here. Don’t we all love Lakeshore?!
I received 5 games to try out. I thought they were all fantastic for pre-k, and I decided to review the All About Life Science software. The science software has several activities covering a variety of topics:
- Five Senses
- Animal Homes
- Living & Nonliving
- Mother & Babies
- Insect or Spider
- How Many Legs
- Life Cycles
- Swim or Fly
- Plant or Animal
Each topic has a short video the children can watch first. I like these short video clips because research has shown that young children learn more by watching short segments or clips of a video rather than a long video. Videos also allow children to see animals in their real habitat that they otherwise would not have the opportunity to see.
After watching the video clip, children can play the corresponding game. For example, in the Living and Non-Living activity, the video first teaches children about living and non-living things, and in the game, children look at a picture and choose whether it is living or non-living. The little owl encourages the children if they get the right answer or to try again.
This software is great for children to use with a friend at the computer, but I also like to use it as a large group with the computer projector. We can talk about it as we work through the activities together and the class can tell me the answers while I click their choice. The Phonemic Awareness software makes a nice Large Group literacy activity and has 3 activities: rhyming, syllables, and beginning sounds.
The giveaway is for 4 Lakeshore software games:
Enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter below.
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- Giveaway ends at midnight on Friday, January 25, 2013.
Disclosure: I received five Lakeshore software to review, I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions are 100% my own.