Like most homeschooling moms, I am constantly on the look out for exciting websites, books, tv shows, etc. that offer my daughter, 5, creative and positive lessons. While we limit the amount of TV she watches, because I work from home, sometimes TV time and Internet time must be extended so that I can get work done. So, I was really excited about the opportunity to review and explore Wisharoo Park.
Wisharoo Park is a “multimedia edutainment series” designed to help teach children ages 3-6 social skills and building self-esteem. This combination puppet-animation-live action musically supported show is unique in its lessons and its method. My daughter, who is now requesting this as her daily show, was excited to tell us that she is comfortable spending the night at her Aunt’s house because Wisharoo Park taught her that it’s OK to miss people when you go away because you will see them again. This is an invaluable lesson for any child because it allows them to own their feelings while providing them with a sense of security that they so desperately need. Let’s face it, parents can’t teach it all and as much as we have a hard time admitting it, we could use the help on lessons such as these.
And for added support, they have recently rolled out their multimedia program with an interactive and beautifully designed (sorry, that’s the web designer in me) website. The online community is home to various Wisharoo Park characters (puppets, human, and animated) who take center stage in videos, games such as Monkey B Music and Star Catcher, videos and printable coloring and matching activities. Additionally, Mermee and Wisherfish engage children in Story Time right in the center of Wisharoo Park!
The Wisharoo DVD has all 13 episodes from Season 1. Commercial free and jam-packed of educational fun, it is sure to give you a great tool to add to your homeschooling curriculum. While we can’t always avoid TV, we can control what it is that they watch. I prefer that my daughter watch commercial-free educational shows for limited time during the day and often turn to DVD’s rather than regular shows on cable. Wisharoo Park is a great addition to our collection. And the adorable (nameable) WishStars finger puppets provide hours of imaginative play!
So, of course there is a giveaway for US residents ages 18+!
- Three Grand Prize packages each consisting of one Wisharoo Park DVD and six WishStars = a $40 value each
- Three Runner Up Prizes: a set of six Wish Star finger puppets = a $20 value each
Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment below telling me what you think of the Wisharoo Website (1 entry)
Extra Entries: Do any of these and come back here to leave a separate comment letting me know that you did. Each one is worth (1) extra entry BUT if you do all three you will get (9) Extra Entries! You will have to comment 9 times as well as one for the Mandatory Entry!
- Visit the Wisharoo Park website: www.wisharoopark.com
and sign up for the Wisharoo Park Newsletter
- Visit and like Wisharoo Park’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/
Wisharoopark — where if you “like” Wisharoo Park you can get three free songs (a $2.97 value)
- Follow Wisharoo Park on twitter at @WisharooPark
Contest ends August 15, 2011.Disclosure: I received a Grand Prize set for review. My thoughts are mine and I received no compensation for this post.