Doodlemark is a bookmark and writing pad in one created by a dad (and Founder of ReMarkable Reading Concepts). After countless nights of re-reading the same book with his daughter who would lose her bookmark each time and, at the same time, turning to magnetic drawing boards to practice letters and words while they read, he came up with the idea of combining the two mediums and the DoodleMark was born!
Doodlemark can clip to any book and allows for endless drawing or writing with its little magnetic writing board. The Doodlemark has been used non-stop by all four of my kids (ages 1-7) since the day we got it. Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to use it as a bookmark all that much because my one year old uses it daily to draw her pictures (I’m loving the absence of pen marks on her skin and crayon pieces in her mouth).
The few times my oldest has been able to clip it in her reading book to keep her place, it’s worked wonderfully. I’ve always encouraged her to write down words she doesn’t know or has questions about, but the probability of her remembering that when I’m at work is not that great. Now, with the Doodlemark, she can write the word down right there as she is reading, without having to get up to get a notebook and pen. While the writing area is not big enough for a whole list of words, it does get her into the practice of writing down unfamiliar words — and she can ask for help or definitions right then and there, with the word right in front of her. It’s a great concept and I like how it encourages creative learning, all the while remaining fun for my kids. It’s simple, portable, and my kids can’t get enough of it… I’m sold!
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I was not compensated for this post although I did receive a free product to facilitate this review. Any and all opinions here are mine.