Besides having a catchy name, Rachel & the Treeschoolers is truly a fun, educational product. I’m not real keen on my kids watching a lot of TV, especially the littler ones. But as a homeschooling mama of four kids, sometimes I do have to resort to the electronic babysitter for a little bit, so I can get a few things done.
What I Liked About Rachel & the Treeschoolers
The episode of Rachel & the Treeschoolers I was given the chance to review was the first episode focused on weather. Here are some of the things we liked about this educational program:
- Introduced new terms & concepts -Because this episode focused on weather Rachel discussed different types of clouds, what clouds are made of, and other concepts like thunder and lightning,
- Sign language – This program was developed by the same company that developed the series Signing Time (which I have not had a chance to see), so it’s probably no surprise that signs from weather words were integrated into the show.
- Music – Rachel and the Treeschoolers was heavily infused with music. This was a big plus for our family, because both my 20 month old twins and my 4 year old love music! This kept them highly engaged in the show
- Character development - Concepts like sharing, kindness, & bravery were explored and encouraged.
- Includes a music CD - Not only do you get the DVD but you also receive a CD with all of the music from Rachel and the Treeschoolers. The songs are catchy and my kids love listening to the music in the car.
- Downloadable Activity Guide – Rachel and the Treeschoolers also has a downloadable activity guide. It includes lyrics to all of the songs so you can sing with your kids, character & word cards, worksheets, activities to do together.
There is currently just one episode in the series, but I’m hoping they’re going to film more. If my kids are going to watch TV, I’d prefer for it to be an educational experiences. Rachel and the Treeschoolers fits this bill.
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