|Alphabet Glue: an e-magazine for families who love books|
This review of Alphabet Glue e-magazine is part of the Second Annual Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide hosted by Natural Parents Network!
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Review of Alphabet GlueWithout further ado, here is my review — thank you for reading and entering!
This is a joint review and giveaway of Alphabet Glue between Natural Parents Network and Hobo Mama.
About Alphabet GlueDo you have anyone in your family who loves one or more of the following?
- science experiments
- craft projects
Then you will want to hear about our experiences with the e-magazine Alphabet Glue!
As the website describes this delightful e-magazine:
activities and inspiration for families who love books
Each seasonally thematic PDF issue is full of charming photographs, exciting science experiments, literary-themed crafts, story-building activities, and related booklists to further the love of reading.
The set of 5 e-issues included in this giveaway, Volumes 11-15, include projects such as
- pinhole viewboxes
- shoebox string instruments
- animated cartoon cards
- incredible inflatable eggs
- monster toothpaste
- story starting pods
- homemade bouncy balls
- DIY natural history museums
- morse code messages
- and many more!
This e-magazine would be a perfect gift for a family interested in homeschooling or extending natural learning into their everyday lives.
Here are snapshots from the five volumes included in the giveaway:
My experienceI reviewed Alphabet Glue glowingly before, so I'm cutting and pasting a lot from that post!
From the summer issue, Volume Thirteen (included in the 5-volume giveaway bundle), the boys and I decided to do an experiment from the PDF pages: Monster Toothpaste. The name alone makes you want to try it out, am I right?
Alrik helped me stir the yeast.
Mikko was in charge of color mixing.
The scientists at work.
The bottles are ready.
Mikko carefully pours the yeast into the peroxide mixture —
what's going to happen next?
That's some snazzy monster toothpaste!
We made it into a sensory project.
Alrik made sure to wash his hands after every touch, though —
only monsters would use this as toothpaste!
I'm really impressed with the quality and variety of Alphabet Glue. The photos and layout are gorgeous, with plenty of delicious white space, so it's a feast for the eyes. Each issue includes science- and art-themed projects, as well as lists of children's books that tie in with the topics and literary-themed projects as well (such as making mini-books). As a book nerd and a writer, I love how oriented this magazine is toward reading and storytelling.
If you want simple and natural ideas for engaging your kids' interest in books, science, and art, you'll love having issues of Alphabet Glue on your computer, e-reader, or smart phone!
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BUY IT!You can buy individual issues of Alphabet Glue for $4 at AlphabetGlue.com or issue collections at a discount, so it's really easy and affordable. I also think it would make a wonderful holiday gift: eco-friendly, small-biz-supporting, creativity-inspiring, educational — and fun! Any homeschooling or unschooling family in particular would love it!
Just for Hobo Mama & Natural Parents Network readers, Alphabet Glue is offering a sweet coupon code for the holidays:
Enter "twenty" at checkout for 20% off any and all issues or bundles.
WIN IT!For your own chance to win 5 e-Volumes (11-15) from Alphabet Glue, or one of the 26 huge prize packages we're giving away, come back to this post on November 6 when our Rafflecopter widgets will go live for your chance to enter! Or you can visit the full NPN Holiday Gift Guide from November 6 on to see and enter to win all of our fantastic prize packages at once!
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