The list author says: "I am a former elementary and reading teacher turned SAHM to 2--a 2yo, almost 3yo, son and a 17mo daughter. Here are some things we use at home to provide a positive learning environment for their developing minds."
"This was our very first Signing Time DVD; we went on to buy the entire collection. It did wonders not only in helping my children to communicate nonverbally, but also in developing their spoken vocabulary as well. It also helped to cut down on temper tantrums stemming from frustration at not being able to convey a message."
"Love how vibrant these colors are and that they don't have points that will break off. Just beware they are small and a child who still puts stuff in their mouth does not need to play with these unsupervised!"
"This is rated for older children, but my 2yo (almost 3yo) son loves longer books than are offered by the Tag Junior system. I just have to watch that he doesn't press the books too hard since the Tag has a point on it similar to a pencil which can "dent" the pages."
"While I don't normally encourage electronic "toys", as a reading teacher, I do find this to be a pretty good one since it allows kids to read and interact with books independently. Just be sure to read with your kids, too. This isn't a replacement for parents reading WITH your kids."
"I love this line of books (See How They Go) and so does my son -- tractors, motorcycles, diggers, rescue vehicles, boats, and more! We actually love all DK books -- great nonfiction books with amazing pictures!"