Kidzmet Personal Playbook {Review & Giveaway}

Introduction

Most of us who homeschool have taken the time to learn about the different “learning styles” to help peg the way we should be teaching each one of our children. If you are anything like me, you have spent countless hours over the last decade reading and rereading anything you could get your hands on to teach you how to be a good homeschool mom. Much of the information was a huge help to me, while some of it was just down right confusing. Either way, we began our homeschooling journey in 2003 armed with bits and pieces of information, faith that this is what God has called us to do, and an enthusiasm for the blessing to be able to homeschool. While all of this seems like a great start – when it came to our second child – it was not enough. Up until recently I was really struggling to figure out exactly how to approach teaching our 5-year-old son, Prince Charming. It was taking a toll on him as well as myself – and I knew that something had to be changed soon – or trouble was imminent.

Then a friend gave a recommendation that changed the face of our homeschool and has become the beginning to the end of our struggle: Kidzmet.

Kidzmet is a comprehensive plan to help parents, teachers, and students maximize the child’s learning experience by teaching each child in the specific way they learn best. The plan comes in a playbook that breaks down each section of importance to give you a more clear look into what makes your child tick. Through the use of learning modalities and Multiple Intelligence perspective, a unique playbook can be created just for your child.

Homework trouble? Students with a bad attitude? Seem like you are at times teaching a brick wall? Kidzmet can help. Let me show you what I mean…

Why Kidzmet Personal Playbooks Work

Because the playbook is personalized to fit your particular student. This is an advantage over other books that just give general information that may or may not be applicable to your child. The Kidzmet playbook combines personality profiles with learning style(s) to give a very in depth understanding and instruction on how to help your unique, individual learner. This alone, makes their idea work.

Another thing that separates this product from any other like it is the fact that through the use of the personality profile they are giving us {parents and teachers} the tools to successfully teach any child.

This profile taught us that:

  • Prince Charming is an extravert. While we already knew he was an extravert – what we didn’t know was how this affected his ability to inherently process information. This section taught us one thing that we had no clue about: when he listens or concentrates in a solitary situation – he gets really tired. WOW. This put two things together we knew about our son but had no idea had any relationship with each other. Thus, bringing his inside (personality) into play with what was manifesting on the outside (ie: being tired after doing tough school work).
  • Prince Charming is a thinker. Another thing we already knew – but had no idea how this affected him as a learner. He is extremely competitive and has very advanced mental and strategic problem solving skills. His personality profile told us many things we already know, but taught us how they were all inter-related with one another. Thus giving us the tools necessary to gently guide our son into the success he can achieve by focusing on his strong points and strengthening his weaknesses.
  • Prince Charming is a judger. Now this was something we did not know. It made so much sense to us to see how well his actions fit into the category of a “judging kid”. He is very focused on getting to the final destination while following the rules to the “T”.

After the personality profile, the playbooks provide detailed sections outlining how to use the knowledge of your child’s personality type and learning style to walk you through the following areas:

  • Getting Organized – This section helped greatly reduce our son’s frustration levels by creating the right environment for him to learn in. He is really big on organization, very minimalist in some sense, so knowing this and applying it has increased productivity.
  • Approaching New Concepts – This has been a lifesaver for our homeschool. Because of the different ways the book outlined how to work around Prince Charmings desire for everything to be measurable and quantifiable!
  • Note Taking and Listening – Gives a lot of great suggestions to help your learner retain information to “file” their knowledge effectively.
  • Homework and Test Preparation – Although Prince Charming is still young, I have found many great tips that while are intended to help with school, actually are helping him with simple things around the house – like chores! Score!
  • Group Learning – Because our boy is an extravert – this section was of particular interest to us. One thing we are learning are the “types” of groups that Prince Charming will benefit from as well as the type of temperaments that should be present in his study buddies!
  • Enrichment Activities - This section explained A LOT to us about past failures for our son in this area. For instance, the playbook suggests that someone like our son should be in activities where he is on the lower end of the age range. I have seen the opposite and it was disastrous (x3). I know understand why this is important and will continue to keep this in mind while prayerfully choosing activities for our son.
  • Motivation and Underachievement - This taught us a lot about how to avoid underachievement with Prince Charming. It gave insight that we had not previously considered and helped us to identify some behaviors that were forming poor habits. It also outlined the most effective ways to keep our son motivated. While we do already use many of the motivations in the book – without first identifying some of the behaviors he was using to manipulate and underachieve – they were basically null and void. GREAT chapter!
  • Handling Successes and Failures - Another wonderful section that helped us to have the right plans in place to ensure that Prince Charming will be able to handle all the successes and failures in life that come his way – positively. Because his personality tends to lend itself towards making and sticking to a plan – this section is helping us to remember the importance of teaching him flexibility. Great life skills!
  • Effective Teacher Communication - This section is an invaluable tool for any parent that has a child in daycare, preschool, elementary school, middle/junior high, and high school. It is a great way to show your child’s teacher(s) that you are invested in your child’s education and recruit the teacher to be on the “team” of helping your child succeed!

Why Every Parent Needs A Kidzmet Playbook For Their Children

  • This playbook takes all the information you may know about your child’s personality and learning style and show you exactly how they work in unison to create how your child learns today.
  • Now that you know exactly why your child thinks and responds the way they do to learning situations – the information Kidzmet provides gives you the keys to unlock untapped potential and identify and fix things that have become problematic.
  • It gives you specific instructions and suggestions that take you from young child through high school and well into adulthood. When I took my son’s first free personality profile, the results brought me to tears. It took some of the basic things I knew about my son and showed me how while they may seem difficult now – that they would translate into wonderful things as an adult. For instance, our Prince Charming can be a bit of a tattle tale. He is a rule follower to the letter of the law. This has been a very sore spot in our family as he has been aggravating both his older and younger siblings. I thought he was doing it for attention and was focusing on teaching him how to ask for my attention verbally instead of acting out. However, this was not the case. Prince Charming actually was just functioning within his personality as a judger. He LIKES to follow the rules and does not like it when those around him are not conforming to the standards or guidelines laid out. These are great personality traits in the world of business for CEO’s to have! Who would have thought?
  • It gives you the information you’ll need to prepare your child for anything educational and also help making them a more well rounded person by teaching them what makes them tick.
  • A tool so valuable, it’s worth it’s weight in gold!
  • Don’t believe me? Take a look for yourself!

How Do You Get Started?

The first step is to go and get a free snapshot of your child. This quiz will collect the necessary information to develop your child’s snapshot and personalized playbook. Click the link below to begin yours today.

Why Kidzmet Will Benefit Teachers

I, myself, am a product of public schools, and as an adult have been around enough to see the challenges teachers face in trying to feel out a new set of students each year. I remember the challenges my teachers faced with me, and it was quite unsettling. Even now, as an adult, I have some very painful memories of teachers who treated me poorly simply because they did not understand how I processed information. With this said, I would encourage any teacher to have their incoming parents go to Kidzmet and get a student snapshot to bring in or email you during the first day/week of school. It is my firm belief that this will turn your teaching experience into one that is much more gratifying and beneficial to both you and your students. From designing each student’s IEP’s to creating the best break out groups, Kidzmet can help. Click the banner below for more detailed information.

Understand what makes your new students tick...before you even meet!

Other Kidzmet Tools

  • We were also blessed to receive a copy of the book written by Kidzmet founder Jen Lilienstein: 101 Learning Activities. This book was a great addition to our playbook as it gives a variety of activities within the Multiple Intelligence model to challenge and strengthen your child’s mind. All three of our children have enjoyed doing activities from this book. The family favorite has been watching “The Sound Of Music” together – then making up our own songs for scenes that we felt would have been a great addition to the movie! It was not only fun, but it gave our children the ability to get creative and use their people smarts.
  • I also received the Kidzmet Introverted Thinkers Playbook For Learning on Kindle for our oldest child. I have been equally blessed by this book and am taking the time to implement what is written about her unique ways of learning. I can honestly say that is book has also transformed my relationship with my daughter as it all crosses over into every area of life. Such a blessing!
  • The CD ROM with 30+ printable templates has been a great resource. We have been using this for re-purposing the children’s favorite games. Right now we are playing candy land and Trivial Pursuit often!

Purchase Your Kidzmet Personalized Playbook Today!

{LIMITED EDITION} Personlized Playbook Kit (this is what I reviewed) ::

  • A heavy duty, full-color tabbed binder in which your child’s name and gender is woven throughout, signed by author Jen Lilienstein.
  • 101 Learning Activities book to stretch and strengthen your students’ multiple intelligences
  • A Printable Template CD that includes 30+ templates that cover each aspect of Bloom’s Taxonomy, plus templates to re-purpose popular board games like Candy Land, Sorry, Twister and Trivial Pursuit as learning games.

Playbook Kit :: Playbook, Learning Activities book, CD – $19.99

Paperback Playbook  :: playbook *only* – $14.99

Kindle or Nook Playbook :: eBook – $9.99

Teacher Kit Bundle :: All 8 paperback Playbooks, Learning Activities book, CD, and 1 full year of a Kidzmet classroom account — where teachers can profile ALL of their students, send student snapshots to parents, use our student segmenter app, and find out how they “fit” with each of their students – $99.99

Win 1 of 5 Playbooks for Kindle/Nook

  • Must be 18 years of age at time of entry.
  • Anyone worldwide can enter and win.
  • Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond. If you have not responded a new winner will be chosen.

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Go and check out Jodi’s review of Kidzmet for your chance to win a Limited Edition playbook!

Disclaimer: I was given the above products for free and compensated for my time in testing out the products and giving honest review. I was not required to give a positive review, all views expressed above are my own, period. Read my full disclosure policy.

Comments

  1. Stephanie O says

    Type Talk: The 16 Personality Types That Determine How We Live, Love, and Work by Otto Kroeger and Janet M. Thuesen.

  2. says

    OH MY WORD! I need something like this. I have been struggling with my 7 year old and I finally realized she’s an audio learner when I’m a visual learner. This is fantastic! Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway.
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  3. Karen says

    Oh how wonderful! I would love the Personalized Playbook Kit. We took the quiz already and got a little snapshot, but would love the full thing!

  4. Ciara cole says

    I was pretty sure my daughter was an estj just like me and after taking the assessment I was right. Any of these products would be great! Fun give away!

  5. says

    I did the test and it was right on target, I truly intrigued and it looks like a winning product. Sometimes with children it feels like a hit and miss – and some days more miss than hit. 4 children, 4 personalities and that’s excluding mom and dad. This would definitely help
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  6. says

    I don’t know which book I’d like best. Haven’t had enough time to check the site out enough but I am so intrigued. (I couldn’t find the booklist you were referring). I’ve been “into” my kids personality types for years and I love homeschooling around and through and with this knowledge. Bring on more, is all I have to say!
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  7. Jennifer says

    What an awesome giveaway! This would be so helpful for us. Would be great to win this but I’m definitely looking into saving up for it if I’m not the 1 in over a 1000 entrants to win. :)

  8. Edwina says

    It was interesting to read what it said although I’m not sure if it really does an accurate evaluation of our autistic son. Since he has autism, we did the shorter evaluation with the pictures. It says he’s a “Slow and Steady Wins the Race” type and that he’s an Introverted Sensing kid. I already know he’s a Kinestic learner. (know I spelled that wrong!) but he does well when I can either find or create manipulatives for use with whatever we are currently studying. He’s definitely a “hands on learner” so I don’t know if that would be included as part of what the site is telling me or not.
    For instance, for both US and World Geography, as we studied each state or country I had small “flags” I had found, printed out, and attached to a pin so that he could pin the respective flag to the map I had put on the wall. I also make flash cards with each new word that is introduced to him in his reading. Then, during the week I have him do activities like putting the cards in alphabetical order.
    If would be nice to win one of these to see if it would help us better teach our son and maybe follow through to better understand what it’s trying to tell us.
    I keep entering all these contests and have yet to actually win ourselves although one person was really nice a decided after she had won that she really didn’t need to win what was given away or she was given the opportunity to also give a second copy of the prize to someone else and didn’t know anyone else to give it to so she read through the other entrants and gave it to us. Other than that, I’ve never won in all the times I’ve entered these contests. Since my hubby and I are disabled veterans, we are on a really tight budget which doesn’t allow us to have the funds to purchase everything we really need to homeschool our son. I usually end up looking at things and making a lot of what we use to homeschool our son myself. Having to pick and choose what we can and cannot get. That means we have to decide what is necessary and what is not. Many times, having to do without ourselves so our son has the things he needs. It’s hard at times because he really doesn’t understand why he has to do without so many things that are advertised on TV. Thank heavens, mom was taught how to sew while she was young so that I can make costumes and different things that other children don’t have which help sometimes. Especially when he shows them off to others who would like to have things like that also. So, we’ll see what happens, maybe we’ll win and the program will be helpful to us in the long run.