The seeds of education and the excitement to learn starts at home. Long before the talk of getting into a "good school" or even kindergarten, parents act as their kids first teachers - nurturing their love of music, books, and nature at a young age. A new multi-sensorial system called Wondermindis connecting the home educational concept with products that stimulate understanding, playfulness and joy.
Developed in Japan, the Wondermind system includes Activity Books, DVDs, Educational Toys, and Parenting Guides that is catered towards toddlers (1-2) and kids (4-5). For my baby, we have been using the toddler system as a way to incorporate learning through play. She was immediately struck by the Teegy puppet, a character from the Wondermind DVD that I carry around for a fun round of peekaboo or simple phrases. The puppet was also amazing on a reent road trip where my baby was getting very cranky that quickly changed after I broke out Teggy who she laughed and interacted with. Additionally, she loves holding and playing with the Colorshape Blocks as I helped her built she enjoys looking at the colors and the fun shapes including a mini Teggy. As she gets older, I am excited that she will be able to make shapes with the blocks as well as learn her colors. The Family Fun Show DVD was another fun item that we occasionally watched. I'm not big on television watching, so I really appreciated that the DVD was only 20 minutes long and even better was that they are fully interactive where we sang and danced together.
For the older kids, Wondermind offers a discovery system complete with learning DVDs, a picture book, a workbook, and a toy clock - all designed for both parents and kids to interact with one another while creating a positive and fun environment to learn.
Using the product for over a month, I have really loved the various products as my baby is becoming altert and excited to take in new words and sounds. The program is rich in "lessons" while also providing the contextual and educational tools for children to get excited about learning, and the ever-expanding world around them.
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