Friday, 6 February 2015

ASG's Little Learner Pack Review...

 
Another school year has freshly kicked off, much to the relief of Mums, Dads and carers everywhere.

This year, we've three kids in primary school, two in high school and one little one at home. It's an exciting time and it is an expensive one. High school - even public, can be a real eye-opener when it comes to costs. On this first week of school, I'd like to say that the expense is behind us for now, but I know that the requests for camp payments and excursions as well as additional books and so on, are only just beginning with the commencement of term one.

It will be a long road ahead...

ASG is a member owned organisation that has been assisting families to offset the costs of their children's education for decades. ASG is focused on supporting children's education - it's all they do. They are typically known for their educational funds, however they're developing a range of educational resources to assist children of all ages and one of their very latest, has come our way here for review in the Little Learner Pack.


The ASG's Little Learner Pack is an ASG initiative; it's a great collection of educational products and services for young kids and their families to enjoy with a focus on the value of early learning. It's all fun and entertainment inside with education at its core, (but you needn't spoil it by letting-on to the kids!).


Inside the pack is a Dr Seuss: The Cat in the Hat DVD which features four educational animations from one of the greatest children's authors ever. Each episode has its educational objective clearly outlined. It's fun, it's colourful and entertaining and my kids have been enjoying this DVD immensely.


There are five fantastic hard-cover storybooks by the highly regarded education consultant Michael E Bernard within the Little Learner Pack too. With titles such as: The Turning Point - A Story About Confidence, Lucy's Dream - A Story About Persistence, A Girl Called Sally - A Story About Getting Along, Before The School Bell - A Story About Organisation and The Goal Keeper - A Story About Resilience, there's loads for kids to absorb.


The titles in this book collection really speak for themselves. They're a very empowering set of reads which are fully illustrated so that even the youngest of children can begin to grasp their important messages.

If you're a parent of primary aged children, you will understand how relevant these topics are in the early education system. Many schools have these foundation skills incorporated into their community mottos. These titles help kids get off to a great start and assist them to actually understand the meanings of terms such as 'resilience' and 'persistence' by putting them into a clear and relatable context.


My younger kids have been really absorbed reading and enjoying these tales and I am watching them practice learning about life, with a message that applies for life. I really like these books! Some of these skills and ideals they cover can be so hard to teach as a parent but I think nothing comes closer to a child than a book aimed at their level. These are a clear favourite with us.


The pack also includes membership to My ASG - an online resource of articles and tips from parenting experts which is continually updated and relevant. There is discounted access to the Parentingideas Club: An online parenting resource by parenting expert Michael Grose. In addition, parents who purchase the ASG's Little Learner Pack, also receive ongoing discounts on all CDs and DVDs produced by Marcom Projects - makers of ASG's educational multimedia. as well as the ASG newsletter.

Finally, there is discounted health insurance with MediGuard Health Cover, provided by Australian Unity included with your purchase. 

The entire value of the ASG's Little Learner Pack is $180 but parents can purchase these exciting resources for just $49.95. We think it's money well-spent. Also - what a great educational gift idea!

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*Disclosure: Six Little Hearts was gifted the products featured for the purpose of review.
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25 comments:

  1. I love that book "The Goal Keeper". It's a great one ... especially for the competitive spirit (and need to succeed) often found in boys.
    Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit

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    1. Yes Leanne, the kids got straight into the series as soon as they were unpacked. I agree on The Goal Keeper.

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    1. It is Lydia - pretty good value too we thought.

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  3. What an awesome kit! Nothing better than fostering a love of books, IMO...

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  4. We quite enjoyed the books too, although I think The Goal Keeper isn't strong on point, and the rhymes felt quite forced in places (what student would ever say 'Wait your turn to dine?'). But they spark the right conversations, that's for sure. A great tool.

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    1. Maybe a well-spoken one Emily! :D It's the message that's important and yes, they're certainly a great tool as you say.

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  5. Great resources there - must look into in the little learner packs for my tribe.

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  6. This toolkit looks like bags of fun - nothing better than a good book for kidlets. Thanks for sharing

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  7. Our favourites were "After the School Bell" and "The Turning Point". We also love, love LOVED the Cat in the Hat DVD. And you're right - the morals of the books were things you could apply to life in general.

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    1. Love The Cat in the Hat and anything Suess for that matter.

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  8. I loved books with a moral twist when I was a kid. Who doesn't love getting new books?!

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    1. I think I still enjoy those books now Alicia - especially when the twist is unexpected or particularly gratifying, like those in Charles Dickens' novels.

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  9. You can't beat Dr Seuss for early childhood education. That guy was a genius. Mine are all grown up but I just might pass this info on to some of my student's parents. Thanks for the resource idea Jody :)

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    1. I think Dr Suess is highly useful for us grown ups too! It is a great resource idea too.

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  10. These are a great idea and, if people are struggling with cost (even though they are great value) perhaps they could be suggested as Birthday presents.

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    1. Yes, definitely a great gift idea. They're good value packs and so useful.

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  11. I hadn't heard of ASG. Sounds like a useful pack of books. We love books!

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  12. That is fantastic, what a great idea!!

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  13. That's a great kit and I love anything that encourages reading. I love reading and so do all my grown kids! :-)

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  14. What lovely book titles! Plus Cat in the Hat - anything Seuss is excellent!

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