Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Review and GIVEAWAY: Product of Your Choice from Twin Sisters Productions CLOSED

Twin Sisters Productions started with fraternal twins, Kim Thompson and Karen Hilderbrand.  They have a love for children and love seeing the wonderful look of pride on children's faces when they have mastered a concept.  As a classroom teacher, Kim loved integrating music with learning and is convinced this is a great way to teach children. Their company's mission is to be "The Leader in Children's Educational Music" and have recieved numerous awards for their products.


Twin Sisters Productions offers a variety of products, including Lullaby CDs, songs that teach, floor puzzles, activity books, home school materials, Christian music, and relaxation and meditation CDs.  The topics of songs that teach include early learning, phonics, speech development, math, social sciences, foreign languages, and social studies.

When I was in middle school, I remember thinking how easy it was for me to learn song lyrics, but how much longer it took me to memorize things for school.  Many times, I tried to make up a song for something that I needed to memorize.  I wish Twin Sisters Productions had been around when I was a kid!  I was eager to review their products and reviewed the following:

  • Multiplication Workbook and CD:  My girls and I have enjoyed the CD.  It contains 19 math songs.  The music is fun and catchy and the lyrics are well written.  Math facts are repeated in a rythmic tune that will stick in your head.  The first thing I noticed about the 96-page workbook is that it is on nice, thick paper, which I especially like as it allows for erasing without putting holes through the paper.  The pages are colorful in done in a block format (various sections on each page) so it is not intimidating to children.  The pages include the lyrics to the various songs on the CD so the children and read and sing along with the music, involving both visual and auditory learning at the same time.  The worksheets have different ways to visually see the math facts as well as fun activities, such as crosswords and equation seek as well as word problems.  It also includes On-the-Go Pocket-Sized Times tables to be cut out and carried around.   I really love the various suggestions of math games and activities to play with children.  At the end of the book, printed on very thick, glossy cardstock, is the Criss Cross Multiplication Game, another fun learning game!  As an added bonus, you can pop the CD into your computer to print song lyrics and get an answer guide for the workbook.  For the price (retails for $12.99), you are really getting a music CD, workbook, game and activities--what a bargain!
 
  • Spanish Workbook and CD:  This is a great product for beginning Spanish.  We popped the CD in while driving around and the girls kept shushing me because they wanted to hear the lyrics.  Catchy tunes introduce children to beginning Spanish words such as counting, greetings, family members, days of the week, weather, colors, animals, feelings and more.  The songs include lyrics both in English, then Spanish. The lyrics are contained in the workbook as well as a pronunciation guide.  The workbook includes 7-English-Spanish Mini-books to read along with.  Once again, the workbook is printed on quality paper with bright, engaging colors and pictures.  The worksheets include fun activities, such as word search and crossword puzzles This is a fun, engaging way for children, ages 5 and up, to learn to speak, read and write in Spanish.  This retails for $12.99.

  • States & Capitols CD:  Don't let this title fool you!  Not only will you learn the states and the capitols with this upbeat music, you will learn so much more!  The songs include information on famous people in history, landmarks and other facts about each state.  I really like the song, "Shout Out the Name of Each State" where they sing the capitol and listeners shout out the state.  Also included on the disk in CD-rom format is a 24-page Activity Book with lyrics, poetry and creative writing activities, capital word searches, states and capitals study guides, and melody line with chords for Singing Our States and Learning Our Capitals.  This CD retails for $12.99.
I am so impressed with the products that I reviewed and know I will be purchasing other titles in the future.  If you would like to make a purchase, swing by their site at http://www.twinsisters.com/ and browse around.  Or maybe you would like to enter my giveaway and try to win the product of your choice (Playaway Pre-loaded Music Players excluded).

GIVEAWAY CLOSED

Up for grabs is your choice of any item (Playaway Pre-loaded Music Players EXCLUDED) from Twin Sister Productions.  This contest is open to US residents only. You must leave a way for me to get in touch with you. A winner will be selected using Random.org. Winner will be notified by email. Winner must respond within 3 days or another winner will be chosen. Giveaway ends on July 31, 2010 at 11:59pm.

TO ENTER

Mandatory Entry:  Head over to Twin Sister Productions and tell me which product you would choose if you win (Playaway Pre-Loaded Music Players are EXCLUDED).  You must do this before other entries are counted.

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Disclosure: Thanks to Twin Sister Productions for providing me with the opportunity to review these books/CD and offer this giveaway item. This review contains my honest opinions. I was not compensated in any manner except for the review product. Ann Crabs reviews/author assume no liability for damages associated with any prizes awarded here or contents contained therein. Prizes lost in the mail or those not delivered by sponsors are not the responsibility of Ann Crabs. Giveaway sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes that are offered on Ann Crabs. Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery of any prizes won. If you do not receive your item AFTER that time, please email me and I will follow up with them.

84 comments:

Cindi S World said...

I LOVE TwinSisters products, I used them when my kids (now almost 19 and 20) were young! I would definitely want the Ultimate Early Learning Collection. itscindisworld at yahoo dot com

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Monique said...

Addition workbook and CD
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Bailey said...

the ultimate early learning collerction

Jessica said...

I like the States and Capitals workbook and cd
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Glenda said...

I would choose the United States of America Floor Puzzle & Music CD.

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siren_sexy said...

i would get the anti stress cd collection! siren_sexy@yahoo.com

abitosunshine said...

My choice would be... Meditation 2-CD Set... I need to de-stress, "Delicate flutes and ethnic percussions create an atmosphere for personal meditation" sounds like a great way to do just that!

independentmami said...

I would love twin the ultimate lullaby collection.
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Petula said...

I think I would choose 30 preschool songs.

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tgoforth1984 said...

I would choose the At The Farm Floor Puzzle and Music CD. Tara Cellars, tgoforth1984@yahoo.com

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s said...

Sing and Learn CD set
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shirley said...

Love the site, we need the States & Capitals Workbook and Music CD.
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shirley said...

I follow Twin Sisters on twitter @countrynest.
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I like TSP on facebook.
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A Fairy Good Mommy said...

I would absolutely LOVE the 102 Silly Gross Songs. My 4 y/o would go crazy over it.

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Following you on Twitter if you could do the same, it would be much appreciated. Thank you

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sweetmelbelle31 said...

Mandatory entry:

If I won I would choose The The Ultimate Bible Songs Collection.

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afineday said...

I'd like to win the Meditation 2-CD Set.

Thank you for the giveaway!

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Birdie S. said...

id choose the Multiplication Workbook and Music CD birdson@roadrunner.com

Tori said...

I think I would choose the :
Alphabet Floor Puzzle & Music CD Set
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Angie said...

I think I would go with the nature sounds cd. angiewith3 at live dot com

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