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Sing-Along Travel Kit: The Wheels on the Bus Scholastic Storybook Treasures


Scholastic
www.scholastic.com

90 Sherman Turnpike
Dansbury, CT 06816

This kit is a delightful packet of goodies to take along on a long road trip with your children. If you have a minivan with a DVD player in it like we do, it's all the better. The kids can enjoy the songs and stories with their headphones while the adults have grownup conversation. Or you can play the songs over the speaker system so that the whole family can sing along. There is also a little book of activities that the kids can enjoy for a change of pace.

Included in the kit are two DVDs with 15 read-along/sing-along stories between the two of them. Each one is like an animated picture book, with words at the bottom so you can follow along. Also included is a CD with 13 songs, an activity booklet, four crayons (yellow, green, blue, and red), and travel tips for parents. Some of the songs/stories are old favorites, such as "The Wheels on the Bus," "Frog Went A-Courtin'," and "This Land Is Your Land." Others are less familiar stories, such as "The Chinese Violin," "All the Colors of the Earth," and "Keeping House." My favorite, by far, was "Dem Bones." It is a cute song, and one of the lines in it is, "Hear the Word of the Lord." I'm very impressed with Scholastic for including this on the DVD.

The back of the box says "approx. 2 hrs. 12 mins. + extras--Recommended for ages 3-8." I can attest that this product will provide many hours of enjoyment for your kids, and you will find yourself and the older kids singing along too. The list price is $24.95, which is very reasonable for 2 DVDS, a CD, and extras. I can recommend this for the next time you travel or even to entertain the kids when you get in the car to go across town.

Product review by Christine Hindle, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, LLC, September 2010






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