Monday, October 5, 2009

idbids Starter Kit Giveaway

I was really excited when I found out that idbids was designed to help preschoolers learn how to become Eco-friendly. I've been trying to figure out ways to teach Ella simple things that she can do and understand. Preschoolers are creating habits that they will continue to do as teenagers, and it's much easier to start implanting these seeds now instead of waiting.

I know my 2 year old has no concept of the earth or the environment. We have a globe and are working on that, but it is still a foreign concept. So for me, it was difficult to explain why we are taking these extra steps. But I keep telling her details like- picking up litter reduces pollution and by turning off the lights when we leave a room we save electricity. Even though she has no clue what I'm talking about- one day it will click. She may not understand what electricity is and how it works but she does get the concept of turning off lights. If I happen to forget, she will go back behind me and turn them off. We also have started talking about composting leaves and when we are driving she will talk about the leaves that have fallen and how we need to pick them up. So even if they are too young to truly get it, it's worth telling them and instilling small Eco-friendly habits. We still talk to infants even though they have no clue what we are saying...

idbids is a great starter tool to help your preschooler get it. Ella received Waverly- the little dreamy, very sweet, water drop idbid starter kit. Waverly is deeply concerned about protecting the Earth's water resources and keeping them clean. He is an adorable water drop with arms and legs that move. He has taught Ella that by turning off the water when she brushes her teeth, she is saving a bathtub full of water a week. The starter kit comes with a 9" organic Egyptian cotton plush doll, a colorful book with iddy biddy steps your child can do to help the environment, a field guide with 10 steps your child can do and track their results to get their certificate of completion, and a organic cotton backpack that is the perfect size for a preschooler.I really enjoy reading the book with Ella. It is an interactive book that allows your child to use their imagination. Each character is introduced and tells your child an iddy biddy tip to help the environment. Before reading our book today, Ella had been coloring. When Lola, the flower, said in the book to use both sides of paper when coloring, Ella got really excited that she had already done that today. I love her enthusiasm over the small stuff. :) Don't forget you can still win a idbids T-shirt until 10/13! Click here or click on the Giveaways link at the top of your screen to enter.

The Giveaway: idbids would like to give 1 lucky reader a starter kit of their choice! You can choose from Lola, Scout or Waverly!
Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST October 19, 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: Go to idbids and tell me your favorite idbids character and something about them. 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. Follow idbids on Twitter and/or on Facebook (2 entries for both)
7. Take the idbids quiz- What's your Child's Green IQ and leave your results
8. Grab my Preschooler Week Button and post on your blog or FB page and link back
Mkokopelli



148 comments:

  1. Hi,
    I follow your blog!

    jen dot s dot chandler at gmail dot com

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  2. Hi,
    I'm also a subscriber!

    Cheers,
    jen dot s dot chandler at gmail dot com

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  3. And before I forget... WAVERLY is my favorite character. He deeply (with his serious side) cares about protecting our global water resources... something I've studied a lot too.

    Cheers,
    jen dot s dot chandler at gmail dot com

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  4. I also entered the Soft Star shoes giveaway!

    Cheers
    jen dot s dot chandler at gmail dot com

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  5. Hi
    Just took the QUIZ - apparently we're "Keen On Being Green"... still lots of work to do but good start, I guess.

    Jen dot s dot chandler at gmail dot com

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  6. I got a keen on being green
    this is such a great idea I would love it for my daughter

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  7. I like Waverly, who is a fan of 60s music and is a water expert!

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  8. I'm following idbids on Twitter @chrisny2

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  9. I love Lola partly b/c that is what my children call my mom. What a great way to teach kids good habits in a fun way, thanks!
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  10. Email subscriber.
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  11. http://twitter.com/cneiding/status/4646654447 tweet 1

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  12. http://twitter.com/cneiding/status/4646654447 tweet 2

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  13. http://twitter.com/cneiding/status/4646654447 tweet 3

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  14. Entered Greenbees giveaway.
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  15. i got keen on being green on the quiz and shared it on my blog http://clarissaneiding.blogspot.com/2009/10/idbids-green-iq-quiz-my-result-you-are.html

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  16. My favorite is Lola. Her area of expertise are trees, plants and flowers.

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  17. got your preschool button http://clarissaneiding.blogspot.com/

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  18. I suscribe by email.

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  19. I follow you on Twitter.

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  20. I follow Idbids on Twitter.

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  21. I entered the Oeuf giveaway.

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  22. My favorite character is Waverly who is a fan of 60s music!

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  23. Tweeted 1 ~ http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/4648573999

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  24. Tweeted 2 ~ http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/4648573999

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  25. Tweeted 3 ~ http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/4648573999

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  26. I follow idbids on Twitter 1.

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  27. I follow idbids on Twitter 2.

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  28. I'm a fan of idbids on Facebook 1.

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  29. I'm a fan of idbids on Facebook 2.

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  30. My favorite is Lola. She sees both sides of an issue and has patience with boys.

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  31. I subscribe to your blog. Shelly Henley

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  32. I like Lola - she has a lot of patience with the boys!

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  33. tweet http://twitter.com/phxbne/status/4658181522

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  34. tweet 2 http://twitter.com/phxbne/status/4658181522

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  35. tweet 3 http://twitter.com/phxbne/status/4658181522

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  36. My Grandson would just LOVE Scout the Cloud, because he loves splashing in puddles outside :) (And, like Scout he thinks HE'S the Group leader!)

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  37. I took the quiz on the IdBid website - my Grandson/faired pretty well, his results said we were on our way!

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  38. I'm an E-Mail subscriber - love your blog!
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  39. I'm also a 'Google' follower, thanks for the great giveaways :)

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  40. I love them all! But I will choose Scout the cloud ibid whose major concern is about air pollution.

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  41. I follow you on Twitter (Grandma3710)

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  42. I am subscribed by email to your blog

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  43. Tweet here, entry #1
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  44. tweet here, entry #2
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  45. tweet here, entry #3
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  46. I entered you Idbids Tee Shirt Giveaway

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  47. I follow Idbids on Twitter (Grandma3710)

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  48. I am a fan of Idbids on facebook and I wrote on their wall

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  49. I took the quiz, we are "Keen on Being Green"

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  50. Your Preschooler button is on my sidebar
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  51. Jennifer McNicholsOctober 6, 2009 at 11:06 PM

    I'd choose Waverly because my daughter is very interested in the ocean and it seems like a great way to introduce ocean conservation issues to her.

    jlfmcnichols (at) gmail (dot) com

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  52. I entered the Alex Toys giveaway.

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  53. I think my toddler would love the Lola. Thanks so much!

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  54. Our favorite is Waverly. We like anyone who "loves a good laugh." Thanks for the giveaway.
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  55. fave would be Lola, she see's both sides of a issue
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

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  56. I am a follower
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  57. I am a subscriber
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  58. also entered Eco Handbags
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  59. My favorite is Lola, I learned that with the purchase of each kit, a child can enter a code online that will help protect the habitats of animal friends through The Nature Conservancy's Plant A Billion Trees campaign, Adopt an Acre® or Rescue the Reef® programs. Thanks!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  60. following idbid on twitter

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  61. following idbid on facebook :) (Lacey Hall)

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  62. following Mkokopelli on twitter @laceylovespink

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  63. I like Scout the best - he claims to be the group leader.
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  64. Followed you on twitter!
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  65. followed idbids on twitter
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  66. followed idbids on twitter
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  67. I like Waverly because she is a little dreamy, very sweet and loves a good laugh

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  68. My favorite character is Lola, who is wise and offers well-reasoned advice.
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  69. email subscriber
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  70. I follow your blog.
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  71. I have the Homeschool Your Preschooler Week button up on the right hand side of my blog.
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  72. I think that Waverly might be my favorite...our water resources are so important and critical right now and he definitely addresses that...love his name

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  73. favorite idbid is waverly
    melissa.barnes76 at yahoo dot com

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  74. fan on facebook as melissa barnes
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  75. subscribe in email
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  76. entered charlie's soap contest
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  77. follow idbid on twitter as lovinmykiddos
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  78. 2 follow idbid on twitter as lovinmykiddos
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  79. my favorite is Waverly. Waverly a fan of 60s music. yyeres(at)gmail(dot)Com

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  80. I like Scout. He gets cranky about air pollution but he is loyal, honest and a good listener.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  81. Waverly is particularly - and deeply - concerned about protecting the Earth's water resources and keeping them clean.
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  82. Fan of Mkokopelli on FB

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  83. Follow Mkokopelli on Twitter

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  84. Follow blog

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  85. Follow idbids on Twitte

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  87. Follow idbids on Facebook

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  89. My daughter got- You are keen on being green :)

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  96. Entered Alex Toys giveaway
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  97. My favorite idbids character is Lola
    She's pretty, a fact it is best not to forget. Happily, she also believes
    that "pretty is as pretty does." She has a lot of patience with the boys. She is wise, sees both sides of an issue, is a natural mediator and offers well-reasoned advice.

    ReggieM1961 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  98. I follow your blog

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  99. I entered your ImagiPLAY Counting Puzzle giveaway

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  100. lola my fav. would love to win contest for grandaughter cdmarteny@mywebdesk.com

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  101. http://twitter.com/AStarrAMama/status/4992632568

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  102. I love waverly- he's fun, but has a serious side

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  103. I like Waverly because he knows how to even make fun of himself!

    xpsundell at gmail dot com

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  104. I follow your blog.

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  105. I follow on Twitter (@thxmailcarrier).

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  106. I'm an email subscriber.

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  107. Tweet! #1
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  110. I follow idbids on Twitter (@thxmailcarrier).

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  111. I follow idbids on Twitter (@thxmailcarrier). #2

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  112. The quiz says... "My Result: You’re on your iddy biddy way." That made me feel good!

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  113. I entered the Best Baby Organics giveaway.

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  114. I have the Preschooler Week Button up.
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  115. Waverly is a fan of 60s music. Thank you

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  116. i love waverly he is a fan of 60's music :)

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  117. following your blog as klp1965 kathy pease

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  121. idbid fan on facebook kathylpease

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  122. lola the flower, her areas of expertise trees, plants and flowers

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  123. http://twitter.com/AStarrAMama/status/5006015592
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  124. Scout.. he's loyal, honest and a good listener :)

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