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Pocket Snails Letter Adventures Review by Lisa Barthuly & Family

Soaring Star Productions
Andrea Blain PR

Meet Jake, a young boy, who has some very special friends (Gordon, Dale and Buttons), The Pocket Snails! Gordon, Dale and Buttons live in Jake's pocket, and share all kinds of alphabet adventures together! This very cute, very educational DVD is for our youngest children, ages 2 to 5. I think this is a fun introduction to the alphabet that includes music, and sing-alongs, while reinforcing basic concepts through their cute characters with English accents and fun storylines. The Pocket Snails make their way through Letter Land, taking pictures of each letter to take back to Jake, so he can learn the letters too! The introduction of the letters in colorful animation, through song and in repetition is great to seal that information into the child's memory.

My four year old thought this DVD was great fun! It's no wonder, as it has received numerous awards, including : Dr. Toy's 10 Best Educational Products 2004, Dove Foundation Family Review Board Seal of Excellence, KIDS FIRST! Endorsement-Coalition for Quality Children's Media, Dr. Toy's Smart Play/Smart Toy Product of Excellence Award 2004.......the list goes on!

This is an excellent, fun tool for children to learn and reinforce their learning of their ABC's! This is a definite winner, the first in a series, available February 2005, so look for more of Jake and his pals at

--Product Review by: Lisa Barthuly and Family, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine