Saturday, December 1, 2012

Magical Mouse Schoolhouse #HoliDazeGiftAway


Hey guys and dolls! I LOVE the ideas of giving books as HoliDaze presents. I think in the hustle and bustle of toys, toys, TOYS and nice book is a welcome change. Enter Magical Mouse Schoolhouse: Learn While You Play At Walt Disney World Resort. My friend Jodi has written an interesting and engaging guide for the home school educator (although I think this would translate well into a traditional classroom environment as well). 

The best way to describe Magical Mouse Schoolhouse's layout is like a cookbook. You don't have to read it all the way through and you can pick and choose the chapters that are relevant to you. So if you were currently working on science you could focus on the chapters about that. 

Magical Mouse Schoolhouse is made with the Disney fan in mind. Those of us who have traveled the parks a few time will see the route Jodi is taking us on if we read the book in order. For those who may not have been to Disney or traveled there as often the order may seem a bit random. But as I have said, reading in order isn't necessary. What I would recommend if you have not been to Disney is to break out a park map and gain some reference points. It could also be a fun way to help plan a Disney trip. 

This book is easy to read and clear to follow. Jodi starts out each chapter with a fun anecdote, story or some Disney history. After that she segues into the lesson for that chapter. Each of the lessons is fun and interactive. The kids will learn hands on and still have the magical fun of Disney.

Not only is Magical Mouse Schoolhouse a fun book for homeschooling parents but I could see an older child with a love of learning (see 12 year old me) reading and enjoying this as well. I could imagine my younger self reading it from cover to cover and then doing the projects I really loved. Like the writing exercises.

My recommendation would be to read the Magical Mouse Schoolhouse before and after a trip to Disney so the visuals in the park are fresh in your mind. Then design a fun lesson plan based on this. What is great is you can use a summer Disney trip to prepare a year's worth of fun projects and lessons. 

But why take my word for it? A copy of this fab book could be yours! many will enter and one will win a signed copy of Magical Mouse Schoolhouse. Rules are in the rafflecopter and when in doubt check out the giveaway tips and tricks page.



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12 comments:

  1. Well, I'm a home educator and we are HUGE Disney fans, so I would definitley incorporate this into our school! It would be so fun and the kids would LOVE it! :)

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  2. I would actually give them to my brother for his 3 yr old daughter. My boys are teenagers so I think they have out grown these. But my brother is a single dad and really appreciates anything he can get to help out, esp. teaching items for his lil girl.. Thanks for ur giveaways..

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  3. i have been wainting this book for a while now!

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  4. Our homeschool year has been stemming from a Disney World theme so this would be SO perfect to add to that. I've gotten so many project ideas from the blog already that I can't wait to read the book as well.

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  5. My son keeps asking when we are going back I would let him look through it and read what he can (he is 7) and help plan our trip. We surprised him with a trip for his 6th birthday so letting him get involved would be great I think. he is all about planning things out

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  6. I'd love to incofporate this in our homeschool year. :-)

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  7. We would take this with on our next trip, which is coming up soon! :)

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  8. I'm a future teacher so there are tons of ways that I could find it useful!

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  9. Well, actually, I'd give this to my cousin. :) She would love it for her daughter!

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  10. I have three little boys under six and this would be so helpful!

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