Fat Cat Ph
onics gifted our product to Jennifer Garner, a favorite celebrity of ours who often works to help children in need. 10 percent of the proceeds are being donated to the literacy group Save the Children. We are proud to be a part of this gifting. Not only do we really enjoy this celebrity and the work she does, we also value the charity group that they support. We thought the gifting would be fun, great for SEO and branding and as a topper, we’re helping to promote literacy for children in need. It’s a win-win!”
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Our state homeschool convention was this weekend. As usual, there were all the bells and whistles. Timberdoodle brought less product and decided to set up a continuous demonstration for this science kit, which they sold about a million of. It was pretty cool, and for $30, it was packed with a lot of stuff.
But one thing that really caught my eye was a new booth from Fat Cat Phonics.
I really liked her product. It's all handmade and it was really nice. She makes the letters and numbers herself, she had a friend who has years of educating experience help her creat the worksheets, and a local man makes the *very* nice, handmade wooden box.
When I stopped at her booth we chatted and she told me about her product. She even gave me a free sample of the letters spelling out my youngest's name. To be honest, I could probably make them, but I don't think they would turn out as nice. I later tried to pull the top off one of the letters, to see how destructable it is. I couldn't pull it off. I suppose if I really, really tried I could, but they are so pretty I didn't want to ruin them.
I wasn't the only one who noticed her stuff, either. I spoke with the gal on Friday. On Saturday I was working the morning in our Cub Scout booth. One of the other moms in the den came by with her own free sample and she was absolutely raving about them, too. She said, "All my kids can read now, so I don't really need them, but I want them, anyway!"
I was not able to buy this at convention, but am considering it in the near future. She told me that she is in the process of making more worksheets. I am not sure that I would buy a lot of the expandable packs, but the initial set, with the worksheets is nice. I can see me using this set with sheets I print out from Erica's blog, at Confessions Of A Homeschooler.
So please check out Fat Cat Phonics and consider her product, if that's something you could use. She was very nice, her products are very well-made, and I would love to support someone who worked so hard on such a cool product! My youngest will be 5 in September and a young kindergarner and I could see him really enjoying his own school stuff
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Teach Reading & Math ‘Inside the Box’
Seattle, WA -Really good, fun educational resources for young children on the move can be difficult to find. But an idea that began as a mom-and- daughter craft project has blossomed into Fat Cat Phonics, one of the most innovative teaching tools on the market.
It started with a simple refrigerator magnet. “My daughter and I were looking for ideas for homemade Christmas presents for her friends when we stumbled across a DIY article on how to make bubble magnets,” said Fat Cat Phonics founder and mom, Jennifer Powell.
“We decided to make alphabet magnets for the refrigerator and suddenly an idea took hold that just wouldn’t shake loose.”
The result is a unique educational resource specially designed for hands-on fun ‘inside the box’ for active kids.
Products include the ‘Let’s Get Ready to Read’, ‘I am Reading’ and ‘Math is Fun’ starter box sets. Also available are a variety of reusable workbooks. These workbooks boast creative hands-on exercises designed to ensure that children learn the basic building blocks so necessary for academic success.
With the help of specialist Jo Ann Trautman, who has worked in education for more than 35 years, Jennifer has developed a brilliant comprehensive learning package which helps every child learn at his or her own pace.
Jo Ann said: "Fat Cat Phonics is an engaging way to provide preschool through primary students the practice needed to take phonics to the automatic level."
Jennifer added: “Our company recognizes that children love to move and they love to learn and we could not think of a better way to blend the two than with colorful chunky (non-magnetic) manipulatives and hundreds of bright engaging worksheets. “
Contact: Jerry Clark
Fat Cat Phonics, LLC
Fax: (253) 858-6208