The Land of Me is a fabulous collection of creative games and activities packaged as a digital story book. The software lets you journey through six unique chapters with three intrepid friends, Buddy Boo the bear, Eric the raccoon and Willow the owl.
Land of Me is specifically designed with Early Years in mind but would also find a place in KS1 or SEN classrooms. And it works wonderfully on an IWB, or can be used ona computer with LSA support. You can read more about how it has been designed for the classroom on the Land of Me website.
The Land of Me contains over 100 printable activities, games and puzzles so that you and the children can continue the fun away from the computer. Each chapter has it’s own collection of ‘things to do’ from finger puppets and masks to matching games and join-the-dots!
These printed activities are a great addition to the digital resources which carry on the learning away from the board. I like this blended-media approach with the technological and traditional activities supporting each other, which is why I like the ShooFly resources for doing the same thing.
You can buy Land of Me as a boxed DVD or download direct to your computer. Each chapter costs £6.95 or you can get all 6 chapters for £29.95
I found Land of Me to be an enchanting piece of software. The artwork and animations were wonderfully done, with a lot of attention to detail – keep an eye on the backgrounds!I’ll certainly be showing it to my PGCE students as something they should investigate.
If you teach Early Years or Lower Primary then I would definitely recommend you take a look at Land of Me. And definitely download the free chapter and see what you think!