Monday, August 4, 2014

Silver Dolphin Play-Doh Books Review/Giveaway 8/18

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 Silver Dolphin Books publishes activity, novelty, and educational nonfiction books for preschoolers to 12-year-olds. Highly interactive formats such as the Field Guides and Uncover series both educate and entertain older children. The lovable characters of the Maurice Pledger series and the boldly illustrated Snappy Sounds series appeal to both young children and parents alike.


What kid doesn't like play-doh? I know my kids do, and what's better than play-doh? Books that come with play-doh! My kids were overwhelmed with excitement when I brought the big box of Silver Dolphin books into my living room. As we were taking out each book and skimming through the pages, my daughter was intrigued with all of the figures that could be made with play-doh. Over and over I would hear her say, "Let's make that one, and this one, and that one!" So, that's exactly what we did. We spent the entire day gathered around the table with our imaginations running wild, making the stories come alive with our own versions of the play-doh figures. These books created such an amazing bonding experience for my children and I.


Spend a day in the jungle--and learn about the many different animals that call the jungle home.PLAY-DOH: Jungle Friends is a hands-on educational book and play set that teaches children about animals in the jungle. In this delightful adventure, children follow Mommy and Baby Giraffe as they leave their home in the grasslands for the day and find fun, new friends in the jungle! From lions and monkeys to crocodiles and rhinos, these playful PLAY-DOH molds are a fun way to teach children about life in the jungle. After reading this fun adventure, children can create their own PLAY-DOH molds using the provided can of PLAY-DOH.
Price: $8.95

PLAY-DOH: Farm Friends
Spend a day on the farm--and learn about many different farm animals along the way! PLAY-DOH: Farm Friends is a hands-on educational book and play set that teaches children about farm animals. In this adorable story, children follow Mommy and Baby Cow as they enjoy their morning on the farm while Baby Cow searches for new friends. After reading this fun adventure, children can create their own PLAY-DOH molds using the provided can of PLAY-DOH.
Price: $8.95

Cranes, cement trucks, steam trucks… and so much more! PLAY-DOH: Trucks is an engaging adventure that introduces children to various types of construction vehicles as well as the process of creating a new city. Complete with a colorful storybook and a can of PLAY-DOH, this kit allows children to watch dirt and rubble transform into a beautiful city with the help of playful and fun PLAY-DOH molds. After reading this delightful story, children can create their own PLAY-DOH molds using the provided can of PLAY-DOH.
Price: $8.95

These Silver Dolphin books each came with one mini container of play-doh. If you have a child that's a busy-body like my two are, these are fantastic to have! It keeps their little hands busy while they listen to the stories about jungle friends, farm friends, and trucks. I liked how all of the figures in these books are also made from play-doh. As I was turning the pages, my 5 year old would get excited and shout, "Hey, I can make that!". Each page sparks something new in her little imagination. We ended up spending a couple of hours hanging out and laughing at our red zebras and my terrible attempt at a hippo. The kids thought it was hilarious and we had the best time. 



PLAY-DOH Hands on Learning:
Under the Sea 
Join our friendly octopus as he explores under the sea! Each page includes amazing facts about your favorite ocean animals, and kids will learn how to make five new friends out of PLAY-DOH. Easy-to-follow illustrations show how to make an adorable octopus, a super sea star, a fancy-tailed seahorse, a silly clownfish, and a not-so-scary shark. The sea creatures also prompt kids to complete certain scenes by adding PLAY-DOH to the page.
Price: $14.95

PLAY-DOH Hands on Learning:
In the Jungle 
Join our friendly lion as he explores the jungle! Each page includes amazing facts about your favorite jungle animals, and kids will learn how to make five new friends out of PLAY-DOH. Easy-to-follow illustrations show how to make a cheeky monkey, a happy hippo, a friendly frog, a sneaky snake, and a spotted giraffe. The animals also prompt kids to complete certain scenes by adding PLAY-DOH to the page.
Price: $14.95

Under the Sea and In the Jungle came with four mini containers of play-doh. These Silver Dolphin books are better suited for the older kids that are able to follow simple instructions. Not only do these books have cute stories but, there are also easy how-to pictures on each page. My five year old loved making all of these play-doh creatures. The satisfaction in her face when realizing she could make these without help, was priceless. The octopus was definitely my favorite creature to make. I would have taken a picture to share but, my one year old found humor in smashing my poor little octopus.

Chloe had so much fun recreating the sea animals as well. They were much easier to make than the jungle animals, in our opinion. Here's a picture of the snake she was the most proud of making all on her own!




If Old MacDonald had this awesome set, he’d be too busy playing and would have no time for the moo-moos here and the oink-oinks there. Kids will enjoy looking at all the adorable artwork crafted out of PLAY-DOH while singing along with all of the delightful animals at Old MacDonald’s farm, ee-i-ee-i-o!
Price: $14.95

While the hands on the clock go ’round and ’round, take your child on a bus ride around town while they learn a classic, beloved children’s song. Sing along with all of the delightful animals as the wheels on the bus go ’round and ’round.
Price: $14.95

Old Mcdonald had a Farm and The Wheels on the Bus are much better suited for the younger toddlers. There is just something kids love about a button on a book. My one year old had a field day pressing the buttons for hours and hours. The brightly colored pages kept his attention as I read the adorable nursery rhymes. I was very pleased with the quality of these books. They were durable enough to withstand a few one year old tantrums and constant tug-of-war with his sister. I hope to collect more Silver Dolphin books as my children grow. For the price and quality, these are a huge win in our household!

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3 comments:

Lindsey Johnson said...

Hi,I can't find where to subscribe to emails, I'm using my phone but on the website not the mobile site.
Lindsey

Michelle and Lakeon said...

It should be linked in the giveaway form to take you directly to subscribe, but it's also at the top right of the blog above our photos (the envelope)

Lindsey Johnson said...

Duh, I found it! Probably at the exact same time you told me where it was. Thanks:)