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Holly Correa has been an educator for over 20 years. She has a M.A. in Educational Leadership, a California Administrative Services credential, in addition to a Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential. Her experience teaching students with spectrum challenges such as Asperger’s and Autism, combined with her experience facilitating the IEP process, make her an excellent child advocate. On a personal note, Holly is the mother of a child with high functioning autism and has advocated on his behalf throughout his life. She understands first-hand the impact having a special needs child places on the family, and is passionate about finding just the right combination of support so that everyone thrives.

Please call Holly for your Southern California Advocacy needs. 805 512-2034

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Catalog of Writing Toys

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LeapFrog LeapReader Reading and Writing System, Green


List Price:
Lowest New Price:$26.49
Rank:3226
Description:
The AC Adapter lets you charge your LeapReader™ and LeapPad™ Ultra as you play!

LeapFrog LeapReader Deluxe Writing Workbook: Learn to Write Letters with Mr. Pencil


List Price:$19.99
Lowest New Price:$11.99
Rank:6441
Description:
Open a world of writing with the ultimate introductory handwriting set! LeapFrog’s LeapReader Learn to Write Letters with Mr. Pencil Deluxe Activity Set gives kids ages 4-8 an introductory experience to writing more than 700 letters with interactive writing guidance and audio feedback. More than 40 hands-on activities review the key elements of writing the alphabet—upper- and lowercase letters, proper stroke order, letter sounds and handwriting—in a fun, interactive way. LeapReader Learn to Write Letters is designed to deliver the benefit of an integrated reading and writing experience. Children can use the LeapReader to get word-by-word support while reading the story, then practice writing letters with interactive writing guidance on special mess–free LeapFrog Writing Paper. This product is for use with the LeapReader Reading and Writing System (sold separately). This book is not compatible with the Tag Reader.

Practice writing a flying V with Ziggy Zag and his electric guitar.

Practice writing a flying V with Ziggy Zag and his electric guitar.
Read along the fun story and get word-by-word support along the way!

Read along the fun story and get word-by-word support along the way!
A Letter Perfect Performance
Join Dot and Dash as they form a band, tune up on writing skills and give a letter perfect performance at the Doodleburg Fun Fair! More than 10 Doodleburg characters lead the story and prompt writers to move and groove with LeapReader. Create curved letters¬¬ with Curly Q and Loopy Lou, explore more linear letters with Straight-Up Sue and practice penmanship with Ziggy Zag. Jitterbug with Jimmy Jot, and learn about upper- and lowercase letters with dots! Don’t forget about Curly Q and her singing, skateboarding sheep—guaranteed to get the crowd to flock to the stage.

The Write Stuff!
New writers embark on an immersive learning adventure that teaches letter names, letter sounds and letter strokes with step-by-step interactive guidance that goes from basic lines to more complex strokes. Fun activities and games are incorporated into the experience, designed to keep children engaged as they build writing fluency. Watch their eyes light up as their upper- and lowercase letters magically appear on special, mess-free LeapFrog writing paper. Children can build phonics and handwriting skills by touching LeapReader to letters and words and hearing them pronounced and sounded out.

LeapFrog Learning Difference
Designed by in-house educational experts, LeapFrog LeapReader Reading and Writing system (sold separately) is grounded in the latest research for the richest possible learning experience. As a leader in educational entertainment, LeapFrog is trusted by parents to combine innovation with a breadth of play patterns to delight and expand learning horizons. Learn to Write Letters with Mr. Pencil reviews the key elements of writing the alphabet—upper- and lowercase letters, proper stroke order, letter sounds and handwriting—in a fun, interactive way. As children explore LeapReader books, parents can connect LeapReader to their computer and expand the learning with fun, free activities, plus printables and tips from experts that reinforce their school skill set. The LeapReader Reading and Writing System supports children’s independent reading skills and confidence with print, along with comprehension activities that encourage children to make predictions, analyze characters and answer questions.

What's In The Box?
LeapReader Learn to Write Letters with Mr. Pencil Deluxe Activity workbook, plus 26 extra pieces of special mess-free LeapFrog Writing Paper to reinforce learning through repetition.

The LeapReader library features more than 150 books, writing activities, audio books and songs. (Sold separately.)

The LeapReader library features more than 150 books, writing activities, audio books and songs. (Sold separately.)


Visual Edge Slant Board (Pink), A Sloped Work Surface for Writing, Reading, Art and Speech for Optimal Learning, Portable Desktop Magnetic Dry Erase White Board with Clipboard for Kids


List Price:$49.99
Lowest New Price:$35.97
Rank:5786
Description:
What if reading, learning, writing and ultimately achieving success and creativity could be much simpler?

The relationship between the writer and the reader is a valuable and oftentimes misunderstood concept. Just like a film director portrays a visual message to the viewer, a writer illuminates their message to the reader with key terms, propositions and arguments that can only be properly understood when in the right environment, both mentally and physically. To put it simply, the environment you are in is extremely crucial to comprehension and getting stuff done.

Whether you want better grades in school, success in business, or an ergonomically efficient working environment, there is a solution.

Introducing... The Apple of Visual Learning Tools

The Visual Edge Slant Board functions as a versatile work station for children and adults, making it the definitive tool for accelerated learning.

• LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE AND IMPROVED HEART RATE - Due to your improved posture, less stress is placed on your body resulting in lower blood pressure. An additional benefit of your improved posture is the reduced effort required to get blood to your brain resulting in a lower heart rate.
• REDUCED EYE FATIGUE - This unique 22 degree angle reduces strain on your eyes because the text remains in focus down the entire page.
• IMPROVED COMPREHENSION - Because your brain is working less to interpret text, you have more time to understand what you have just read.
• BETTER PENMANSHIP - When writing at the 22 degree angle, you incorporate the use of the muscles in your forearm, which increases control, and penmanship.

The acquisition of knowledge is one of the greatest gifts one can give themselves. Intelligent people know that amazing things happen when you take the time to learn and understand how to achieve your goals. Scroll up and treat yourself to the portability and flexibility of the Visual Edge Slant Board.

INTEY 8.5 Inch LCD Writing Tablet Drawing Board Doodle Pad for Kids Color Blue


List Price:
Lowest New Price:$23.99
Rank:58482
Description:
INTEY kids writing pad soft magnetic back can be adsorbed in the refrigerator and other metal objects on suitable for business people,children,designers,engineers,teachers and doctors.Ultra-thin and Ultra-light LCD writing toys,Convenient, Built-in stylus dock provides convenient storage for stylus when not in use. One of its greatest features is the ability to effectively protect the user's vision.This is made to be safe for your kids and is specially as a protection for the eyesight.
In general.There is no doubt that this INTEY tablet is your choice.

Parameter
Model:NY-G01
Material: PC+ABS Shell
Item Color: Black+Blue
Size: 220 x 147 x 12mm(8.6 x 5.8 x 0.5 in)
Weight: 120g
Battery Model: CR2016
Input voltage: 3V

Package
1 LCD writing board
1 writing Stylus
1 battery inside
1 packing box

Magnetic Drawing Board For Kids- Erasable Colorful Magna Doodle Drawing Board Toys for Kids Writing Sketching Pad - Gift for Little Girls Kids Children Travel Size


List Price:
Lowest New Price:$13.92
Rank:5151
Description:
There are 4 color of drawing areas, 2 seals and 1 easy-to-master pencil. The pencil can be chained with the drawing board so no worry of missing. When your kids are drawing, they can slightly swipe away and draw again.

Erasable doodle drawing board provides your kids a joyful interaction of writing and drawing , to themselves how to create and to open imagination. These vivid color and easy-to-master function help kids to explore more of their own world and to response back in life. It is also a good exercise for your kids.


Scraperfect No-Clog Writing Cap-Medium


List Price:$5.99
Lowest New Price:$4.46
Rank:146182
Description:
Scraperfect-No Clog Writing Cap. For precise application without clogging of adhesives, paints, resins, stains, glazes, lubricants, masking fluids and other liquids. This package contains one no-clog writing cap. Comes in a variety of sizes. Each sold separately. Made in USA.

Playskool ABC Learn To Letter Pad


List Price:
Lowest New Price:$5.66
Rank:11670
Description:
Need to practice your letters? This pad is ideal for just that! Lined pages allow you to practice and perfect your letters. Ideal for pre school and up. Practice your lettering skills on every page.

Aweoods Magnetic Kids Drawing Board Doodle Sketch Writing Board Learning Toys for Children's Gift(Blue)


List Price:
Lowest New Price:$14.98
Rank:10445
Description:
★ Description:

The sketch includes shape stamps to add extra variety to your little one's artwork.
The slide knot eraser clear images on the board in one simple slide to save tons of drawing supplies.
The attached stylus keeps your child's clothing clean while preventing illness from dirty crayons and chalk powder.
The magnetic sketch board is lightweightand portable, Ideal for keeping children occupied during long waits in restaurants or doctor offices.
Help your children develop creativity and hand-eye coordination while learning colors, letters, and numbers by drawing on the magnetic sketch.

★ Specifications:

Materials: ABS plastic With Magnetics
Size: 12" x 9" / 32cm x 23 cm

★ Note:

1. Black dots may occur on screen in low temperature.
The black dots can be removed by repeatedly drawing on it and erasing the screen multiple times with the slide knot eraser in warmer temperature.
2. Please remove all packaging before use.
3. Recommended Age: 3 monthes +

★ Package included:

Shape Stamper x 2
Drawing Board x 1
Stylus x 1


Magnetic Drawing Board,Kids Magna Doodle Erasable Writing Sketch Board Pad Upgrade Version Green


List Price:
Lowest New Price:$25.99
Rank:9472
Description:
Why choose Meme Magnetic Drawing Board Kids Magna Doodle Sketch Board ?

•Better break resistance,so sturdy that can even hold for normal toddler like stomping and walking on it

•Larger Drawing surface than other magnetic drawing board in the market

•More writing colors optional ,red,yellow,green ,blue which allow allow children more creative drawing

•Lifelike image,smoother drawing lines and vibrant color in result in kids' drawing character very alive

•Easier to wipe clean, just one swipe back and forth can removing the drawings clearly

•Portable and More Convenient, lightweight and hand carry design

Specification:

Material: Eco-friendly high quality plastic
magnet board was made up of 4 color area
Color:red,yellow,green ,blue
User: for kids/toddlers/children
Drawing surface of the magnetic drawing board is: 10 x 7 inches ( 265*180mm )
Total size of the Doodle Board is: 16 x 13inches ( 415*330mm )

Function:
This pre-school learning toy has english letters and numbers demonstrations that allow children to follow along and learn proper stroke order for uppercase and lowercase letters
This Magna Doodle board with color screen, is perfect to play games like (tic tac toe) or to write messages to your friends or just draw you're your imagination.
This magnetic drawing board will keep your house clean cause no dirt or mess on the floor during doodle
An interactive and fun toy for kids and parents

package include:
1*meme drawing board
1*magnet writing pen
3 *clear plastic drawing models

Common Core Practice Writing to Texts Grade 6


List Price:$21.99
Lowest New Price:$15.00
Rank:167392
Description:
Meet ALL the Common Core State Standards for writing by practicing the required opinion/argument, informative/explanatory, and narrative texts. Instant mini-lessons, practice passages within the required grade-level text complexity bands, text-dependent writing prompts, graphic organizers, and comprehensive rubrics with differentiated instruction included in EVERY grade-specific book.

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