December 17, 2008

Trigger Memory

I have a few products from Trigger Memory to tell you about. The first three products belong to a series called Clean 'N' Flips. Each book is used to help your child clean around the house - Laundry for Kids, Bedroom Cleaning for Kids, and Zone Cleaning for Kids. The books give children step-by-step instructions for cleaning, along with pictures that are easy to follow (for non-readers).

Laundry for Kids helps kids gather their laundry and sort it. It also helps them wash, dry, fold, and put away the laundry. As a parent, you can check the pages you want your child to do so that if you have a young child like me, they won't be expected to actually wash the clothes (though they can help put the detergent in!). This book is $7.95.

Bedroom Cleaning for Kids shows children how to systematically clean their room! All you need are some baskets that are labeled so that your child knows where the items go. Your child simply makes a pile in the middle of the room, then loads up the baskets, along with a trash can. The child takes each basket and puts things back where they belong. The trash can gets emptied and then the bed gets made! This book is also $7.95.

Zone Cleaning for Kids is for the rest of the house! This book assigns jobs for your child in the kitchen, bathroom, and living room. You can even give your child different jobs for each day of the week (i.e. Monday - vacuum, Tuesday - dust). The pictures show your child how to pick up around each area first, then how to clean in an efficient way around each room. I have thought about using this one myself! It may help me to actually have a visual reminder! ;) This book is laminated, so your child can use a dry erase marker to check off each chore. If you are paying your child for chores, this can really come in handy. It's also such a motivation for the child to see what they've accomplished. This book is $17.95.

All three of these books are great tools for teaching your children about helping out around the house. If you order the Zone and Bedroom books together you pay $22.95 or you can order all three books for $29.95.

The last book from Trigger Memory is called Times Tables Made Easy! This is a mnemonic-based program that helps kids learn their upper times tables. Just like The Little Man in the Map, children look at pictures and read short stories to cue their memory. It is a flip book like the others. When you order this book, you also receive an instruction manual so you can use the book more effectively. The instruction manual includes division flashcards as a bonus! I think Times Tables Made Easy! will be very helpful when Ella begins to learn her multiplication facts. It is $29.95, but seems well worth the cost. You can order a mini-flip book for an extra $5 so your child can have a book to review on their own.

You can take a look at the other TOS Crew reviews of these resources from Trigger Memory by going HERE!

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