Thursday, May 31, 2012

Dive Into Your Imagination--TOS Review

What a cool review!  I have a household of animal lovers so this DVD was right up our alley. Dive Into Your Imagination was started by Annie Crawley, aka Ocean Annie, to bring the ocean to children in all its beauty and color. Her goal is to help children (and adults) love the ocean and thus be inspired to protect and care for our environment and ocean.

We were able to review What Makes A Fish A Fish.  This is the first DVD in the Dive Into Your Imagination series. This DVD teaches children about astounding fish from around the world. How do fish take a bath? Learn the truth about sharks. Play hide and seek on the reef. The underwater realm provides boundless opportunities for parents to learn and laugh with their children. An upbeat original score celebrates the ocean and brings it to life. The DVD has three audio tracks, English, Spanish and music only. Great as an entertaining teaching tool for the classroom too!


My kiddos are fascinated by marine life and since we live in the midwest, this DVD was a welcomed glimpse into the life beneath the sea!  My sons were fascinated and commented that there is another world under the water that we don't see.  They said, "It's like a secret we get to see!"

There are other DVDs available in this collection.  In Who Lives in the Sea?, viewers will meet dolphins, sea lions, sharks, octopi, blue footed boobies, and other unique ocean life. Information is accompanied by fascinating underwater photography and catchy music.


Dive Into Diversity. Journey under the sea and learn how ocean creatures depend on each other for survival. Explore the depths of the ocean and learn what happens at night.

Not only did we enjoy and learn a lot from the DVD, we are looking forward to incorporating the educator's guide into our curriculum this fall! Each of the DVDs has accompanying educators’ guides. There are two editions for each title; PreK/K and Grades 1-3. They feature background information about all the topics presented on the DVD and many activities which correspond with each featured topic. These activities cover math, language arts, social studies as well as science.
All three DVD’s have three tracks; English, Spanish, and music only.

Each DVD sells for $19.95 and the guides are available as a printed version (as individual PDFs) for $69.95 or $299 for the whole set. As a special for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine and followers Annie Crawley of Dive Into Your Imagination (on Facebook), she will gift you a set of PDFs with purchase of the DVDs. When you place your DVD order, just let her know in the notes that you are a Homeschool Parent!

Read what other crew members are saying about other Dive Into Your Imagination videos on the TOS Blog. If you decide to buy one, shipping is free!

**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.

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