My son is going into kindergarten this year. He has been in preschool for two years where he has learned quite a lot about the alphabet and is now starting to string letters together to form words. We can sit and read together for about 10 minutes at a clip. He gets very happy when he figures out that certain letters in a row spell certain words.
But then the ten minutes are up and he gets bored.
I am always looking for new books to help keep his attention while teaching him how to read at the same time. And to be honest, there are only so many books about Skylanders I can take, myself.
Thankfully, I was introduced to a new series call The Hip Hop Kids which incorporates many different skills like rhyming, alphabet knowledge, counting and shape & color recognition. I was given the first book in the series Rhyming Words with Milo the MC to review with my son.
Guess who loved it... yep, we both did.
Growing up, I had my fair share of Pumas with fat laces and must have watched Breakin' and Breakin' 2 Electric Boogaloo about a million times each. This little book brought me back to those days when we would go outside with our oversized "boom boxes" and act like we knew how to bust out a coffee grinder or head spin on some cardboard in the side yard. Of COURSE we didn't know what the heck we were doing, but it didn't matter. It was fun ...and so was reading this book with my son.
This first book introduces us to Milo the MC who raps his way through the book to teach readers about rhyming words. He also introduces the rest of the Hip Hop Kids consisting of Daisy the DJ, Greg the Graffiti Artist and Brenda the Breaker. Each subsequent book in the series will feature each character and a different learning skill. My son is looking forward to reading them all!
The writers of the series and founders of The Hip Hop Kids Chris Bivona and Gustavo Angel want YOU to experience the fun, too! They have offered me 3 copies of Rhyming Words with Milo the MC to giveaway here on my blog. All you have to do is enter using the Rafflecopter form below. 3 winners will be chosen when the contest ends on 8/28/13.
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Best of luck to you!
Disclosure: I was given a copy of Rhyming Word with Milo the MC free of charge. No other compensation was given to me. All opinions are my own.