Monday, September 14, 2009
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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!
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