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Monday, September 14, 2009

Contest! Win a Leapfrog Tag Reading System


It's time for another giveaway! This one is awesome - a Leapfrog Tag system, with the Cat and the Hat, and two bonus books ($78 value). I'm joining forces with 9 other blogs, so you actually have ten (yes 10) chances to win.


Have you seen these Tag systems? It's a smart "pen" you use with specially configured books (like Olivia, Cat in the Hat, Star Wars and Spiderman). The tag pen can read the book aloud and let the user play (educational) games. And the kids won't realize it, but they're actually learning. Shhhh. Don't tell them.


The Tag Reading System so far has won 28 awards in 6 countries and the Toy Industry Association named it the Best Educational Toy of 2009. It’s also the best-selling reading system in the world.


Sarah at Parenting by Trial and Error wrote an excellent review of Tag system. Please read it and tell her I sent you. She organized this blog giveaway,


Tag Systems are targeted at kids ages 4-8. We won the Tag system when Sarah did her last giveaway. To be honest, I planned to give it to my younger niece, but then decided to keep it for Zachary, who was 5 at the time. He loves it.


What's interesting about Tag: By periodically connecting the Tag pen to my computer system, Leapfrog updates our account and send me emails about what's Zachary has done on the books. It tells me which books he read, how many times, what games he played and how he did in those games (good for all you competitve parents who want to be sure your child is getting 100% scores). In the email, Leapfrog tells you what areas your child might want to focus on, and offer sales pitches on products you can buy to accomplish that. Well, that's the cynical part of me.


Of course if Zachary's sister uses the Tag, all bets are off as to whose progress we're tracking.


How to Enter
Okay, enough blabbering from me. You want to enter to win?


1. You enter by leaving me a comment below, along with your email address. If you don't want to leave your email address, send me the address at blog@friscokids.net, and tell me which comment is yours.


2. Bonus entries by tweeting about the contest (I'm @FriscoKids) - you have to tell me you retweeted it.


3. Bonus entry by posting about the contest on your blog or website, and letting me know about it.


4. Bonus entry by subscribing to Frisco Kids via email (see the box on the right).


The Small Print:
Giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, Wednesday, September 30, 2009. Open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only. The winner will be chosen by using random.org. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to notification with shipping info. If no response, another winner will be chosen.


After entering here, head over to these fantastic blogs and enter there. Each blog might have different entry requirements. Tell them Frisco Kids sent you. Good luck!



Participating Blogs:
Blogging ‘Bout Boys
Blog Salad
Confessions of a Mean Mommy
Ready Mom
The Adventures of Supermom
3 Carnations
My Semblance of Sanity
World of Weasels
Parenting By Trial and Error

58 comments:

  1. fogbythesea@yahoo.comSeptember 14, 2009 at 1:03 PM

    I have been looking at these as a way to help my autistic son learn how to read. The pen looks like it may also help with fine motor skills.

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  2. I would like to win this leapfrog because I trust the leapfrog name. They make wonderful products and I believe that this system could help my son who struggles with reading. They offer some great books and I believe that this will be a valuable tool in helping him reach his full potential.

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  3. I'd LOVE this for my son!! How awesome!

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  4. This looks so great! threecarnations at yahoo dot com

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  5. I have two little girls that love this system but always want different books on to suit their different tastes. And, yes, I can't keep track of their progress either! I'd love to have another one with some new books to share with the new member of our family coming next March!

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  6. Oops! I forgot to leave my email! renate651@yahoo.com

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  7. Thanks for posting this contest. I've been wanting to try this system with my Kindergartener.

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  8. Hi Debbie,

    I wanted to post a comment on the Frisco Kids for quite some time now, but after seeing this post about the "Leapfrog Tag reading system", I think its best time to send in my comments about how great is your blog.
    When we (my wife & myself) did not have a kid, we used to keep a calendar schedule of events for adults, like air-shows, special Thur/Fri/Sat night dance parties, visits to Nearby places, etc. Then after our first kid came in 2006, we were grounded for around 2 years. Now since the spring, we again started going out - but now mainly to kid centric places - and let me tell you - Frisco Kids has provided what I had been looking for since last year - single stop location to plan for the weekends and sometimes weekdays too.
    Recently our kid had lots of fun at the San Mateo county fair, the Circus Bella in SF, his first "Balling" experience on long weekend, etc., etc. - a BIGGGGG THANKS to you !!
    Keep it up !!!

    - Ramneek Real (realtheneo@yahoo.com)

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  9. I'd love this for my kindergarten class.


    mj.coward[at]gmail.com

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  10. new email subscriber


    mj.coward[at]gmail.com

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  11. I would love to win this for my son! Thanks for the great giveaway

    pamr@mts.net

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  12. Ooooh me! My son would loooove this!

    ewokgirl[at]gmail.com

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  13. Wow - my 5 year old would flip for this! She is just learning how to read and this would be a fantastic tool. Thanks for such a generous offering.

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  14. We have other Leap Frog products and my son loves them!

    LeslieLido[at]yahoo.com

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  15. The price has prevented me from buying this Leapfrog Tag for my kids. Tey LOVE Dr.Seuss especially and have been begging me for this and all other Leap Frog toys forever... please include us in the drawing. Thanks.

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  16. i love ur blog. the tg pen looks like it would help my child learn to read and enjoy it thanks for having the drawing..even if i dont win
    hawkefamily@att.net

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  17. I would love to have one of these for my four year old, just starting preschool. She wanted me to teach her how to read one night. "No mama, ALL the words". YIKES! kelleyand@yahoo.com

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  18. I would love to win and thanks for posting my cake!
    "The cake doctor"

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  19. And I just subscribed to your e-mails!

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  20. great site! free learning toy, you betcha, sign me up, put my name in the hat! jimsus@dslextreme.com

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  21. I enjoy your posts and I just subscribed as well! Keep up the great work! mmichel1{at} yahoo.com

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  22. We love this system at our house & definitely need at least one more...I have a rule that the BIG kids are not allowed to play the games in the 4 yr olds phonics books....I really like being able to track what she understands from her actual results

    crockettfamily66@hotmail.com

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  23. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/Fullnest/statuses/4083503980

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  24. I really want to win one of these for my grandchildren!

    Thanks so much for the opportunity.

    dbkagrayson2002 at gmail dot com

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  25. posted on my blog
    http://ourfullnest.blogspot.com/2009/09/ten-chances-to-win-leapfrog-tag-reader.html

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  26. We love reading to our daughter and have been reading to her since she was less than a year old (she is now six). She loves to be read to and she likes reading when someone is watching over her shoulders but she does not like independent reading. It would be great to have the LeapFrog reader to help her gain a love for independent reading. I can envision her getting stuck on some words and using the pen to help her get through the tough parts. While I would still love to continue read to her, I hope this can also inspire to read on her own.

    I also have boy/girl twins who are just shy of two, I would love to try to use this system with them too and hopefully create a foundation for a love of reading.

    wenijeni@yahoo.com

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  27. What a fabulous opportunity! I hope I get a chance to share this with my youngest.

    kimberly_anne_mcneill (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  28. Please enter me. ruth dot gray at gmail dot com

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  29. tweet! http://twitter.com/graygirly/status/4095969741
    ruth dot gray at gmail dot com

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  30. Great giveaway.Thanks.

    carolynishis@gmail.com

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  31. Thanks for the awesome contest. I'm glad to have bumped into you. sweepspot at live dot com

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  32. This is a great giveaway. Much thanx to all the blogs involved in this. I would love to be entered please !

    ssummmer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. I tweeted this contest

    http://twitter.com/fokxxy/status/4103898889

    twitter name: fokxxy

    ssummmer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. I think the Tag Reader System would be wonderful for my little grandson...he loves books and is so ready to read..

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  35. tweet here with link back to you
    http://twitter.com/Grandma3710/status/4105589866

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  36. blogged about the giveaway here with a link back to you
    http://betty-n.blogspot.com/

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  37. I subscribed and activated my email subscription.

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  38. I would love to enter.

    Thanks!

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  39. I blogged:
    http://blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/2009/09/sat-giveaways.html

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  40. Email subscribed.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  41. https://twitter.com/graygirly/status/4130088764
    ruth dot gray at gmail dot com

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  42. https://twitter.com/graygirly/status/4143299973
    ruth dot gray at gmail dot com

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  43. I would LOVE to win this for my daughter! She loves books so much and wants to learn how to read so badly!!!;) She'd absolutely love it!

    mainlandmama at gmail dot com

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  44. I subscribed by email.

    mainlandmama at gmail dot com

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  45. I would like this for my 3 year old son, Jackson. I'm interested in anything that will help him learn to read. jenalber@hotmail.com

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  46. I'd love to win for my kids!

    speechforme at gmail

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  47. tweet! http://twitter.com/speech_hero/status/4373431361

    speechforme at gmail

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  48. I've wanted to get one for a while, and would love to win this!

    jennifyu@gmail.com

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  49. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/Fullnest/statuses/4427792110

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  50. Would love this for my 5 year old! lizabaskind@gmail.com

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  51. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/Fullnest/statuses/4461873257

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  52. Wow. My wife pointed this out to me and she loves your blog. willsey@gmail.com

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  53. I subscribed by email and verified my subscription.

    thank you.
    ssummmer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. I blogged about this giveaway here: http://ladylucksabode.blogspot.com/2009/09/hurry-last-day-to-enter-at-frisco-kids.html

    ssummmer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  55. I'd like to try this for my son, who is reluctant to read. Thanks for offering this! ~Kelly kjmave(dash)2001(at)yahoo(dot)com

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