The Chirping Moms and families reunited this past weekend for a fun-packed weekend in New Jersey. Our weekend was filled with family dinners together, birthday parties, playing in the backyard, and of course we snuck away for a little “Ladies’ Night Out”. But of course we had to co-host a kid’s party, just like old times!
This was a play date with a little educational twist, it was time for a special “ABC learning” party! I was really excited about this opportunity, as a former teacher, because I am always looking for fun and new ways to help teach my son how to read. We were excited to be selected to try out the new Reading and Writing system from Leapfrog, the LeapReader. “LeapReader is the complete learn-to-read-and-write solution that combines three essential literacy skills: reading, writing and listening. By practicing them together, children can practice the skills they need to help them become confident, independent readers.” Courtney and I combined our strengths to create this fun party. She used her master party planning skills while I used my “elementary teaching background” to create a fun AND educational party for our little ones: the “Leapfrog Ready, Set, Read & Write” party for kids.
We had a lot of fun setting up the party! We set up a little desk in the playroom where the kids could practice their reading and writing.
The kids were really excited to taste the special “frog” juice which was actually green Powerade!
And for special treats, we included “C is for Cookies”, “J is for Jellybeans”, and “O is for O-Ring Gummies”.
- Scrabble Letter Cheez-its
- Letter Bingo Set (We found ours for $1 at the local dollar store!)
- Little Treats for the Winner
Activity Three: Alphabet Dough
To do this activity, we would have a child use the LeapReader pen touch the page on the “ABC Snack Time” page in the LeapReader Get Ready for Kindergarten book. All of the children would have to use their listening ears to hear the letter. Then, each child had to make that letter using their play-dough.
We have received free Leapfrog products in order to host the LeapFrog sponsored MommyParty. The opinions expressed here are my own.