Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Messy Learning for Preschoolers and Kindergartners - PandaParents Review

Reagan is just finishing up her kindergarten year with me at home, and as usual, it's so humbling to look back and see the amount of growth the kids make during these early years. She's well on her way to becoming a real reader, she's amazing me with math, and she's loving learning about the world. But as exciting a time as having an early learner is, it can be terrifying too. What if I do it wrong? What if I mess up this foundation and they struggle FOREVER? It really helps to have a guiding system. PandaParents have created an immersive learning series called MESSYLEARNING FOR PRESCHOOLERS AND KINDERGARTNERS. Don't worry - MESSY isn't really messy. It stands for:
  • Mixed subjects & activities for integrative learning
  • Engaging activities that challenge minds
  • Simple 1-2-3 steps: READ, LEARN, CREATE
  • Smart designs for creative learning
  • Yeah, a new way to learn!


We received digital access to the program, since it's so new that the physical books aren't ready yet. We had access to the videos on Vimeo, each of the eBooks on PDF PowerPoint, and the workbooks to go with each, also on PDF PowerPoint. Instead of learning just one subject at a time and mastering one level, or stepping stone, at a time, like many other preschool online programs or videos do, M.E.S.S.Y. Learning combines subjects and focuses on building brain networks with creative designs. The program is definitely for child and adult to do together. We would read the book (online), then watch the video, and talk about it.

Panda Parents Kindy Curriculum

Reagan is definitely on the older edge of the target audience, but as she finishes up her kindergarten year, she'll still enjoy programs like these. We printed out the workbooks. They are colorful and engaging, which is wonderful. I really wish we'd had the physical copies to use. Not only would it have saved me on printer ink (you really need the color!) but they'll have stickers to place. The workbooks should take about a month to complete, working at a pace of 2-3 days a week. This would be very doable, even for a young preschooler. Reagan was able to fly through them, but since she turned six in February, that's not surprising.

We covered all three books (about three months worth of work) pretty quickly, but for a young preschooler, one book would fit very comfortably into one month and be "enough" school.

The first book, A Jolly Jingling Journey, was two holiday stories where they highlight the letter J. I like that the book was not written in preschool language so there was plenty of vocabulary. The second book was called Mommy’s Baby. It was really cute and compares several different things, working on matching and comparing (big/small). Reagan loved this one because there was so much information on animal babies. Her science this year has focused on animals, so she was excited to see the babies! The third book we read was Scotty Skunk Hears a Scary Sound. Reagan loves the Scaredy Squirrel books, so she really liked this one too. This book focused on seasons and different places, as well as the letter S.

Panda Parents Kindy Curriculum

This would be a really fun program for a true preschooler. It builds a good foundation and starts formal learning off in a really fun way. It's not a "learn to read" program, and it wouldn't be enough for kindergarten, but it's fun for the littlest learners. I wish it had been around when I started homeschooling both girls. I also wish we'd gotten the print version, so we could really see the workbooks. Still, it's obviously a great and well designed layout.

This innovative and exciting learning package for preschool through Kindergarten is available as a monthly subscription. You will receive print books, eBooks, workbooks, art supplies, and video read-to-me books all for the great price of $9.95/month. Right now, you want to pre-order to lock in the price. The estimated shipping date for the print books is November 20, 2018, and the online content will be available December 1, 2018.

Messylearning For Preschoolers and Kindergartners {PandaParents Reviews}

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