Monday, October 31, 2011

Lots & Lots of Fire Trucks (&Firefighters)-- TOS Review

At first I thought this review was just going to be cool for my boys- my boys are in love with fire trucks!  *Not to mention their grandpa is a volunteer-firefighter...that's pretty cool...they get rides in fire trucks from time to time!*


Marshall Publishing provided us with this review product. We popped in the DVD first (30 minutes long) and the kids enjoyed the songs, safety tips and video of fire trucks.  After the video was over we checked out the Fire Trucks & Firefighters book.  There was WAY more information in there than I expected!  The pictures are on high-gloss paper (124 pages to be exact) and are arranged in an easy-to-read format.  The beginning of the book discussed the differences between rescue vehicles and the firefighter's tools & equipment.  We read about fire fighting facts, fire science basics and prevention & safety tips.  At that point I realized what a great resource this is for any family!

The middle section of the book had a really neat section titled "Words of the Firefighter."  This section included the fireman's prayer, ten commandments for firefighters, firefighter's commitment and the firefighter's pledge.  My boys were eating it up...

The end part of the book was probably my personal favorite.  We enjoyed pics of fire house museums, information on some of the greatest fires in history and cool fire-related websites.  The index of the book also gives links broken down by state, to fire museums.  We know where our next field trip is going to be...The Chicago History Museum & the Fire Museum of Greater Chicago.

And for the music portion of our school day- the lyrics to the sing-a-long songs available at the end of the book!

This review was not only great to learn about fires, fire trucks & firefighters but it rolled right into a science project about fires and how they work.  We'd never had a family-fire-evacutation plan before this, now we do.  Thanks Marshall Publishing...what a great product!

You can pick up your copy of this DVD/book set for $29.95 here.  Children of all ages can benefit from the information provided, all of our children (ages 12-3) gained something from either the DVD or book.

To see what my fellow Crew Mates had to say about Lots & Lots of Fire Trucks (&Firefighters), visit the Homeschool Crew Blog to read more.


As an added bonus, Marshall Publishing also sent us a DVD about George Washington Carver.  The DVD is more than just a biography, it is a true story of inspiration. The DVD features stunning photography and a superb musical score. A study guide and complete information on George Washington Carver can be found on the Marshall Publishing & Promotions website. The George Washington Carver DVD is available for $19.95.
To order either of these products, or to see what else Marshall Publishing & Promotions, Inc. has to offer, visit their website at You can also order by calling their toll free number 888-300-3455.

To see what my fellow Crew Mates had to say about the George Washington Carver DVD, visit the Homeschool Crew Blog to read more.

**Disclosure: My review and opinion written in this post is entirely my own. This product was provided to me for free in exchange for my review as a member of the 2011-2012 The Old Schoolhouse Magazine Homeschool Crew.

1 comment:

Sweetpeas said...

These sound like great DVDs (and book). And the museum sounds like an awesome field trip opportunity, my kids would love that.