Friday, October 9, 2009

Beyond Learning Giveaway

This giveaway has ended. Thanks to all that entered!

This next Homeschool your Preschooler giveaway is for the older preschooler. Though, we did have fun finding different uses for this game!

Beyond Learning is an awesome Eco-friendly company created by Jill Gaynor. Jill has been active in elementary education for the past 12 years and also does fundraiser work for Healthy Child Healthy World. So designing Eco-friendly children games was right up her alley. Right now Beyond Learning has 3 Eco-friendly games: Pick-Up Words, Number Hunt, and Word Chase. Each of these games are designed for children who are learning how to read and recognize letters and numbers. All of the Beyond Learning products are printed with vegetable ink on recycled paper.

We were sent Pick-Up Words to review and I can't wait until Ella is old enough to really play. The game comes with 30 bamboo sticks with words written on them. You gather all of the sticks and then release them to fall freely. The first player then chooses a stick to pick up and tells the other players what the word is. The player then carefully picks up the stick without moving any other sticks. If the payer moves a different stick, it is the next players turn. If the player does not move any sticks, they get to go again. The player with the most sticks wins. The game helps with word recognition, math and fine motor skills.If you are creative, you can turn this Pick-Up Words game into many different games or reading/writing tools. With an early reader, you could lay all of the sticks out and see if your child could put together a sentence. If they haven't begun to read or write yet, you could have them pick up a stick and use the word in a sentence. Since Ella isn't at either of those stages yet, I dropped all of the sticks and had her count them. She also put them in rows of 5. Ella has also turned the game into a musical instrument. The many bamboo sticks beating on the package make an awesome sound when shaken! We are full of ideas over here. :)

The Giveaway: Beyond Learning would like to offer 1 lucky reader a Pick-Up Words game!
Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST October 22, 2009 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open to the US.

How to Enter: Visit Beyond Learning and tell me another game you'd like to try. Click on "Comments" to leave your post. Make sure to leave your email address!! I cannot contact the winner without it!

EXTRA entries: You must complete the "How To Enter" before making any extra entries. Make sure you leave a comment for each extra entry and tell me which one.

2. Become a fan of Mkokopelli on FB, Mkokopelli on Twitter, or Follow my blog
3. Subscribe to my blog by email (on the right sidebar) You must verify and be active at the time of the giveaway- those who are unverified will become disqualified
4. Blog, Tweet or send a message on FB and leave a link here (3 extra entries)
5. Enter another giveaway I have going on and tell me which one or leave a comment on a non-giveaway post (1 extra entry total)
6. Sign up for the Beyond Learning newsletter
7. Tell me where you can find Beyond Learning games near you
8. Grab the Homeschool your Preschooler Button and post on your blog or FB page and link back
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*New disclaimer- I was sent a Pick-Up Words game for free to personally review. These are only my thoughts and ideas.

164 comments:

  1. Word Chase looks fun!
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  5. I would absolutely love to get the Number Hunt game! I could use this for my daughter and my student at school.

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  10. The closest stores to me are on the other side of the state.

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  14. Since I am already teaching my 3yo daughter some sight words the Word Chase would also be fun for her.

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  15. Would also like to try Number Hunt
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  18. Number hunt looks like fun. We could use that to supplement our homeschool math.

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  23. I entered the Charlie's Soap giveaway.

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  25. The closest place I can buy Beyond Learning products is Fleishman's Tiny Town in Fayetteville, NC 28305

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  26. I've got the Homeschool your Preschooler button at http://getalonghome.com

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  27. I like the look of 'Number Hunt!'

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  28. Near us, the closest to get them is Chicago...

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  29. The number hunt game looks fun and I think my son would really like it!

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  31. The Word Chase Game looks like fun!

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  32. Word chase looks like it would be a hit in my house!

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  36. I would get the word chase for my daughter

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  37. love to try the number hunt game

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  38. WOULD LOVE TO WIN THE NUMBER HUNT GAME

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  39. The word chase game looks fun too
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  46. The number hunt game looks like great fun!! Thanks for the chance.
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  47. Liz would like the Word Chase game.
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  48. I'd also love to try the Number Hunt game, thanks!

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  49. I'd love to do more math practice. The Number Hunt game is perfect for that. Thanks! --Michelle, blogattoday[-at]gmaildotcom

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  53. Word Chase looks like fun and I like that these games are educational as well.

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  54. Word Chase looks like a game my grandson would love!

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  56. Looks like I can find their games at Right Start (Plaza America)
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  57. Also like Word Chase!

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  66. Please enter me. Thanks for the chance. I like the Word Chase.

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  68. The Word Chase game also looks like fun.

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  69. I would like to play this game, I have played the old version of pick up stix.
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  70. I'd like to try the Word Chase game.
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  78. The closest spot for me is Lake Superior Trading Post in Grand Marais, MN.
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  79. Word Chase looks like a fun game.


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  80. I would like to have this for my grand baby....daesha37@yahoo.com

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  81. Word Chase looks like fun.

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  82. My closest store is Scottsdale Center for the Arts.

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  83. word chase looks like a fun game

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  84. I'd like the number hunt game.
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  85. Number Hunt looks fun. Thanks for the chance.

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  86. i can find them at Right Start (Washingtonian Waterfront)

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  88. Number hunt looks fun!

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  89. I think my son would love the Number Hunt game. He loves numbers and math.

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  92. We would have fun with Number Hunt! Thanks!
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  104. Number Hunt looks pretty good as well!

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  116. Word Hunt would be great!

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  117. I would like to try the Number Hunt game with my daughter. Thanks!

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  119. I would like to try the number hunt game

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  122. The Word Chase game looks fun too!

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  128. Number Hunt would be great for helping with the math skills! Thanks!

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  129. id love to try Word Chase!
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