Sunday, April 22, 2012

Needs Salt

Rock just recently received some hand me down dvds! LeapFrog DVDs are what he recevied... three of them in fact:  Letter Factory, Math Circus, and Learn to Read at the Storybook Factory. Rock really has been enjoying them and I love that he is learning some at the same time. They have just enough entertainment to go with learning that it makes it great for both of us and fun :)  There are also quite a few funny phrases spread throughout all of them, i've even caught hubby laughin a few times.
Leap, the oldest brother of the three main kids(frogs) seems to have a favorite phrase "Okey dokey artichokey" - occuring at least once per video. And Tad, the youngest, is the main one doing the learning with his brother and sister, Lily, helping... also assisting are the children's father, Frog, and the quirky professor Quigley who is the inventor of the factory tools to train the letters and numbers. 

 So I guess I am pretty much reviewing these movies and my overall analysis is that these movies are great for my two year old (probably for a couple years) Plus there is a little something for the adults who happen to be in the same room with the amusing antics added.
There is one reoccurring phrase I don't quite understand though... "Needs Salt" - I have heard it at least three times while the characters are eating some sort of food and I can't find if there is more of a reason behind it. One of the foods, popcorn, makes since, but why do the kids say "Needs salt" after tasting tea and ice cream? I may never know....

“You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.
Matthew 5:13-16 (NLT)

1 comment:

  1. Ha! I thought the "needs salt" thing was pretty random too but let me tell you my girl knew her letter sounds at 18 months thanks to this video alone! I was an elementary ESL teacher and used to give it to all my kindergarten students because it REALLY helped them! I bought it for Lydia just to expose her...had NO idea she'd learn them so early. We're still watching it from time to time. I recommend it to everyone!!! Hope you're doing well!!!!


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