19.12.12

Holiday Gift Guide: Carson-Dellosa Pirates Gold and Homework Helpers Review & Giveaway

Isn't it great to have fun when you're learning? Every week at our house we have family game night, and I love anything that will help reinforce the lessons my children are learning in school. Carson-Dellosa, a wonderful educational publishing company, provides books and games and manipulatives to engage children from grades pre-K all the way up to eighth grade.

Carson-Dellosa generously sent us these products to try out: the Pirates Gold board game (retail $14.99), and three Homework Helpers Activity Books (Number Dot to Dot, Alphabet Hidden Pictures and School Skills), which retail for $2.99 each. What a perfect fit for our family! Benjamin, who is in pre-K, was very eager to try out his new workbooks. And everyone, including my husband and me, couldn't wait to jump in and try Pirates Gold for game night.
Pirates Gold is the perfect game to play with younger children in grades 2 to 5. It took us just minutes to set up and learn and our children immediately understood the strategy: gather 6 gold coins to win the game, and watch out for the pirate ship at all costs! The board and pieces are very appealing and brightly colored, and the children especially loved stashing loot in their treasure chests. We usually finish a game within 20 to 30 minutes. That's just the right amount of time for this age group.
The only issue we encountered with Pirates Gold is that the little tavern made out of paper, which is meant to be assembled and used as a "3D" decoration on the board, doesn't fit back in the box unless you take it apart. We had to tape it to keep it together, and I didn't want to remove the tape, so we just keep it in a separate place. We have enjoyed Pirates Gold so much that I am very eager to check out more of Carson-Dellosa's games!
The pre-K activity books were a home run, too. At about 8x9 inches in size, they are a little smaller than your standard workbook; just right for little hands to hold. And that means they fit better in tiny backpacks. The artwork is simple but cute, and the activities are perfectly suited to the target ages. Benjamin has enjoyed the workbooks so much, he wants to do the activities for fun, even outside of home school time.
The selection you'll find at the Carson-Dellosa website is just incredible! There are easily thousands of items for teachers and parents to use for education and inspiration: colorful charts, games, stickers, activity books, posters, maps and more! You can shop by grade/age, by theme or by school subject to find just what you need to engage your child. They offer $5.95 flat rate shipping and a great Sales and Clearance section with items 50% off or more.

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So, are you ready for a giveaway?

One Lucky Reader Will Receive The Pirates Gold Game from Carson-Dellosa!

Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. This giveaway is open to US residents, 18+ and ends on Tuesday, January 8th at 11:59pm. Good Luck!
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18 comments:

Mayla Moore said...

I would also like the Zoom Around Town Board Game.

debijackson said...

zoom around town board game debbie jackson
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Pears said...

Alphabet cards: http://www.carsondellosa.com/cd2/Products/CarsonDellosa/PID-0742406458.aspx

Sylvia said...

She would like the Money Bingo Board Game

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...

I like the Learn the Alphabet Manipulative

Jessica Snook said...

I'd like the Alphabet Handwriting Learning Cards.

Anne W said...

I think the Giant Fire Engine Floor Puzzle looks fun.

Tami Vollenweider said...

I like Sleeping Beauty Book

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Kimberly said...

I like the Very Hungry Caterpillar Bookmark

AmberFaith said...

I like the "I Was Caught Being Good" certificate!

Jan Messali said...

We'd also like the Sign Language Learning Cards.

Jan Lee said...

I'd like the Alphabet and Colors floor puzzles :)

sally0630 said...

they would love the floor puzzles
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Zephyr Hill said...

The education wall charts!

degood said...

Read and spell board game

Michelle Frame said...

I would love to have the Old Testament Take-Home Bible Stories Resource Book
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ellie said...

I like the What's in the Big Red Barn? Floor Puzzle

cocorricco said...

Photo Alphabet Learning Cards Learning Cards

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