Friday, May 24, 2013

Feature Friday -- Getting Your Child, Ages 0-3 Yrs. Old Ready for Preschool and Beyond with Operation Ready by 3 (Review and Giveaway)

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of the ORB3 Infant-Toddler Curriculum by the author in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.

A couple of weeks ago I introduced you all to Cindi Stevens Zarnas of Operation Ready by 3, LLC.  But, due to the girls being sick, I had to postpone her Feature Friday post until today.  Thankfully, the girls are finally feeling better, and we can get back to using Cindi's amazing ORB3 Infant-Toddler Curriculum.

When I became a first time mom to Savannah back in 2010, I was under the assumption that all the learning and developmental toys and DVDs on the market would help to get her ready for preschool, which in our town starts at age 3.  But, after learning from the school district that she should be talking in 4-5 word sentences, have a vocabulary of 300-500 words, I began to question if all the money my husband and I had spent on these educational toys really helped.  Yes, Savannah is talking, but not with complete sentences.  She can tell me what things are if I ask her, as well as count to 10 and knows her colors.  But, after hearing from the school district a few months ago, and then receiving Cindi's ORB3 Infant-Toddler Curriculum, I knew I had to do much more than just rely on these teaching tools, I really wanted to prepare, not only Savannah, but also Arabella for preschool and beyond.

So, for the past couple of month, I have made a point to keep a journal as Cindi's ORB3 Infant-Toddler Curriculum asks to documents words and overall progress of each of my daughters.  And, throughout the day, we work on didn't things that make up the four core domains Cindi talks about in her in-depth ORB3 Infant-Toddler Curriculum book.  Seeing that my daughters are 15 months apart and are at different learning stages, I loved how the ORB3 Infant-Toddler Curriculum was broken down by ages, making it easy for me to use curriculum for their appropriate learning levels.  Another plus with the ORB3 Infant-Toddler Curriculum is that you don't need special equipment or toys in order to use this learning curriculum with your children.

As I read through the ORB3 Infant-Toddler Curriculum prior to starting, it began to sink in how Cindi's lessons would work at getting the girls ready for school, and be at the level that the local school system required.  Yes, they can still enjoy the educational toys and DVDs we have purchased, but I have found more success by working with the girls one on one daily with Cindi's ORB3 Infant-Toddler Curriculum, and have found the journals I keep for both of them very useful.  I can now track the number of new words they learn and see how they are progressing as they get older.  I am finding that when we move on to a different age group in Cindi's 0-3 curriculum book, that the girls are at the level they are supposed to be.  I couldn't say this when we first began a couple of month.  I am amazed at how many words Arabella is speaking and comprehending at only 18 1/2 months.  She is more advanced that Savannah was at this age, thanks in part to Cindi's easy to follow and implement ORB3 Infant-Toddler Curriculum.

So, if you have children ages 0-3, and are looking for an in-home curriculum that you can use to prepare them for preschool and beyond, you will want to check out ORB3 Infant-Toddler Curriculum, created by a mom, Cindi Zarpas. And, if you are wondering if you need to be a stay at home to spend hours a day working with your little one with the ORB3 Infant-Toddler Curriculum, you will be happy to learn that you don't.  You can break it up throughout the day, and even share the curriculum with family, so that they can work with your child in developing the necessary skills to succeed and thrive. :-)

To learn more about ORB3 Infant-Toddler Curriculum by Cindi Stevens Zarpas, click here to visit her website now --


One lucky reader will win an electronic copy of a portion of the ORB3 Infant-Toddler Curriculum portion of the workbook that pertains to their child's age.  This will let you see firsthand just how great Cindi's Operation Ready by 3 curriculum really is.  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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Disclosure: I was sent a copy of the ORB3 Infant-Toddler Curriculum by the author in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.