Win Wisharoo Park, an educational and adorable prize pack!

My son has a new favorite DVD- Wisharoo Park!  If you have not heard of it (or if you have, but have not watched it yet), let me tell you how very much he enjoys it, and why I think you will, too.  It became a fast favorite, and he carried around the little pamphlet that it came with for days.  I love it’s message, and the characters are lovable, sweet, and adorable.  I hope they come out with stuffed animals soon, my son would just love them, LOL.  Of course, I had to bring it to the Pre-School to see what the kids had to say.  The ages of the kids here are 2.5 to 6.  Wisharoo Park was create for children aged 3 to 6, so the majority of the kids fall right within that demographic.

Originally airing as a TV series on PBS, Wisharoo Park has now launched as a multi-media program, with a website, Facebook Page, and DVDs.  This technology based program and curriculum promotes positive self image and self esteem, and helps children feel good about themselves while discovering and understanding their personal strengths. 
Wisharoo Park’s online community updates weekly with new activities, videos, games, and a whole lot more.  There you can also interact with the aforementioned adorable buddies of Wisharoo Park.  You can also look forward to an iPad app which is designed to complement your child’s learning and preschool curriculum, coming soon. 

I am so excited to see what else Wisharoo Park comes up with, because I know that I love it, my kids love it, and the kids in the preschool love it as well.  It is fun to use as a “break” or on a rainy day (or for wintry snowy days) to break up time when we can’t get outside and play.  While we often do yoga, kids dance and exercise videos, and other physical activity- it’s nice to have options that are educational, and are great for social and personal learning as well.  For me- whatever gives kids a love of learning, and confidence in themselves (which is really half the battle, isn’t it?) is a great choice and a good buy.  I hope you check out Wisharoo Park soon, it is super-Have Sippy recommended!

You can also enter to win a Wisharoo Prize Pack below-
Here is how to enter!

Mandatory entry
You must be a public follower on Google Friend Connect.
Leave me your email so I can contact you if you win.  In  your comment, please.

 Extra Entries
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– Visit the Wisharoo Park website: www.wisharoopark.com and sign up for the Wisharoo Park Newsletter
– Visit and like Wisharoo Park’s facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Wisharoopark — where if you “like” Wisharoo Park they can get three free songs (a $2.97 value).  This is NOT MANDATORY and Facebook is in no way sponsoring this contest. 
 Follow Wisharoo Park on twitter at @WisharooPark

-“Like” me on Facebook -feel free to give me some comment love!  🙂  This is not mandatory, and Facebook is in no way sponsoring this giveaway. 
+2 entries

-Subscribe to Have Sippy Will Travel by email, and confirm subscription  or via RSS
+3 entries

Follow me on Twitter ( or you can use my adorable button to the side!) and tweet about this contest
#Win Wisharoo Park, an #educational and adorable prize pack http://t.co/u4q8w9o @WisharooPark #kids #education  @HaveSippy
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Please make sure you follow first!
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– enter a Birthday Bash giveaway at 3 Princes and a Princess 2
– Email a friend about this contest, with a CC to me at  [email protected]
(you get an extra entry if they enter, too!)

 -Add my button to your blog, and leave me the link so I can find it

– Follow me on “Networked Blogs”

– blog about this giveaway, and link back to this contest (leave me the URL in comment, please)

-Add me to your blogroll, with a link back to me

– Vote for me on “We’re On The Fence!”  (Just Click the Button to the left that says “We’re On the Fence” until it confirms you voted for your’s truly!)   *Can be done daily

– enter another one of my giveaways

– comment on a non-giveaway post

– Like this post on Facebook, Stumble it, or hit G+1 button  (each is worth one entry)

OOO, so many ways to win! Good luck!

DISCLOSURE: I will  receive the above products  for review . I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited by law.  Open to US shipping addresses only.  Limited to US residents; 18 years old and above.  Sponsor is responsible for providing and mailing prize. Ends Aug 17, 2011.

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Rock N’ Learn DVD Review and Giveaway

In the Pre-K, sometimes we get rainy days, where I will occasionally put on a DVD to entertain the kids a bit and break up the day when we can’t go outside. There is only so long kids will sit for projects and work-time! 🙂
One of the best places to look for educational and fun DVDs is Rock ‘N Learn. They offer quite a bit in the way of kid’s DVDs, all of which are education based. Music is used to help kids learn, which the kids enjoy. If the kids have fun and enjoy it, they are more likely to learn what is being taught to them, and retain the information.
One of the DVDs that we have used was “Human Body”. I used this DVD during the week that we were discussing and learning about- aptly- the human body, lol. But I have put it on since then, at the request of the kids. On rainy days, I give them the options, and they choose what they like. If they CHOOSE a learning movie?  Do I really need to say anything else? 🙂

Here is a bit more information on “The Human Body”
“This entertaining approach to the human body engages young, inquisitive learners, while the depth of material gets older students ready for tests. Join Kevin and his friends Marko and Bailey for an enlightening adventure to explore the skeletal, nervous, muscular, circulatory, urinary, respiratory, and digestive systems along with the five senses. Clear explanations, beautiful science models, and amusing animations make this DVD perfect for the classroom and home. Meets the National Science Education Standards.”

You can buy all sorts of fun and educational DVDs and CDs here!  

You can also enter to win a DVD below-
Here is how to enter!

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Leave me your email so I can contact you if you win.  In  your comment, please.

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– Like Rocn ‘N Learn on Facebook- this is not mandatory and facebook is in no way sponsoring this giveaway.
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+2 entries

-Subscribe to Have Sippy Will Travel by email, and confirm subscription  or via RSS
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Follow me on Twitter ( or you can use my adorable button to the side!) and tweet about this contest
#Win Rock N’ Learn DVD Review and Giveaway http://t.co/p9xV6IP #education #kids @HaveSippy
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– enter a Birthday Bash giveaway at 3 Princes and a Princess 2
– Email a friend about this contest, with a CC to me at  [email protected]
(you get an extra entry if they enter, too!)

 -Add my button to your blog, and leave me the link so I can find it

– Follow me on “Networked Blogs”

– blog about this giveaway, and link back to this contest (leave me the URL in comment, please)

-Add me to your blogroll, with a link back to me

– Vote for me on “We’re On The Fence!”  (Just Click the Button to the left that says “We’re On the Fence” until it confirms you voted for your’s truly!)   *Can be done daily

– enter another one of my giveaways

– comment on a non-giveaway post

– Like this post on Facebook, Stumble it, or hit G+1 button  (each is worth one entry)

OOO, so many ways to win! Good luck!

DISCLOSURE: I will  receive the above products  for review . I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited by law.  Open to US shipping addresses only.  Limited to US residents; 18 years old and above.  Sponsor is responsible for providing and mailing prize. Ends Aug 15, 2011.

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Win a Team UmiZoomi Pre-K Math Kit

This is going to be Pre-K week on the birthday bash!  OKOK, toys too- but the focus will also be on learning  🙂
I am including all sorts of fun learning things that I LOVE for the kids at my Pre-K, and Little Loves as well!  If he didn’t love it, it won’t make the cut this week, because this bash is ONLY for fun things that Little Man loves!  (and alert?  He wants mommy to give him a new name- he says he’s not little anymore- SOB- so he I need to call him something else.  Just as well, it was too generic anyway, LOL. 
OK, back to the review!  HA!
So, you know the new show on Nickelodeon, “Team Umi Zoomi”?  It’s a very cute educational show for young children.  With this PreSchool Math Kit, you will give your child the math skills to get them ready for kindergarten and even beyond, giving them a firm ground on which to build on.  Solving these fun and cute math problems not only boosts your child’s math skills, but they are going to have fun while learning!  (Shhh, don’t tell them!)  They will also get the “Keys to Umi City”, LOL.  By the way?  There is some “green” and environmental stuff going on in there- such as recycling bin placement (which is object recognition and grouping skills) cleaning up the park, etc.  YAY for that!  There is also measuring, weights, shapes- not just your average PreSchool kit.  I like the variety.  And your child may be more apt to try it, and want to do it, since they will know their buddies from the TV show they like already!
You can get these kits both online and at Toys R Us. 

Here is a bit more information for you-

“Underscoring Nickelodeon’s commitment to provide preschoolers with highly engaging programming and products that promote social and cognitive development, the Preschool Math Kits are the first consumer products being introduced from Team Umizoomi. Beginning July 1, the Team Umizoomi Math Kits will be available exclusively at nearly 600 Toys”R”Us stores nationwide.  Additionally, the kits can be purchased online from Nickelodeon in mid-July.
Team Umizoomi Preschool Math Kits includes the following:
  • 48-page workbook that amplifies the curriculum covered in each episode, setting up problems and providing opportunities for practice and repetition
  • 24-page storybook that invites kids to join Team Umizoomi on a math adventure
  • 24 Mighty Math Mission Cards – portable cards that provide math-based challenges for kids
  • 48-page activity book that reinforces math skills through simple games and activities
  • Team Umizoomi episode on DVD
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– Sign up for UmiZoomi’s updates HERE
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-Subscribe to Have Sippy Will Travel by email, and confirm subscription  or via RSS
+3 entries

Follow me on Twitter ( or you can use my adorable button to the side!) and tweet about this contest
#Win a Team UmiZoomi Pre-K Math Kit http://t.co/FyOLDvT @HaveSippy #kids #education #preschool #Birthdaybash
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– enter a Birthday Bash giveaway at 3 Princes and a Princess 2
– Email a friend about this contest, with a CC to me at  [email protected]
(you get an extra entry if they enter, too!)

 -Add my button to your blog, and leave me the link so I can find it

– Follow me on “Networked Blogs”

– blog about this giveaway, and link back to this contest (leave me the URL in comment, please)

-Add me to your blogroll, with a link back to me

– Vote for me on “We’re On The Fence!”  (Just Click the Button to the left that says “We’re On the Fence” until it confirms you voted for your’s truly!)   *Can be done daily

– enter another one of my giveaways

– comment on a non-giveaway post

– Like this post on Facebook, Stumble it, or hit G+1 button  (each is worth one entry)

OOO, so many ways to win! Good luck!

DISCLOSURE: I received the above product from Mom Select and Nickelodeon for review . I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited by law.  Open to US shipping addresses only.  Limited to US residents; 18 years old and above.  Sponsor is responsible for providing and mailing prize. Ends Aug 10, 2011.

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Win National Geographic Kids Almanac

National Geographic- what to say about this?  I love, love, love the magazine- but you had to know that, right?  As a history lover, a teacher, resident mama-razzi, a traveler- what would you expect?
Spending the day at the zoo, then coming back to the hotel and reading to Little Man even more about his favorite animal friends is great- and they are all found in one book.  This is a fun one to travel with! 
The fact that National Geographic makes so many great things for kids is just the bee’s knees!  I love this book- I use it all the time at the preschool.   It is full of fun facts, great photos, and kid-friendly information that will help your kiddos learn and grow.  If you have kids or work with them- this is a must-have! 
From dinosaurs to dolphins, continents to international celebrations- why settle for teaching your kid the ABC’s when they can ALSO learn about dorsal fins, the circulatory system, and the dangers of deepwater drilling?  (That’s right!  You can even teach your kids environmental awareness!  How much better can it get in a book?)

This is a book you need to own- I am going to run a contest for you, but if you don’t win it, I highly suggest you pick one of these National Geographic Kids Almanac 2012 for the kids in your life HERE
SUPER Have Sippy Will Travel approved!  LOL   🙂

Here is a little more information about this book-

Overflowing with extras and in full color, the National Geographic Kids Almanac 2012features timely (as well as timeless) information on popular subjects such as amazing animals, cool inventions, world cultures, science, sports, technology, history and more. Supersized new sections deliver hours of fun with games, weird-but-true trivia and facts on newly discovered dinosaurs. More than 500 incredible photographs, 20 full-color maps and 350 easy-to-read pages jam-packed with fun lure kids into learning. Homework Help sections and project ideas make this a book kids will return to again and again throughout the year. 
Features include:
·       Your World 2012—What’s hot and what’s ahead for 2012
·       Going Green—Eco-lingo and tips for green living
·       Amazing Animals— From alligator to zorse (half zebra, half horse) and everything in between, tons of fascinating facts about where animals live and what they do
·       Culture Connection—Food, currency, literature and lots more from around the world
·       Super Science—Space, future world and cool inventions
·       The Little Big Book of Fun—Supersized section of puzzles, games and silly trivia
·       Wonders of Nature—Turbulent earth and weather, water, oceans, rocks and minerals
·       Awesome Adventures—Exciting places to explore around the world
·       History Happens—Kids’ favorite perennial topics of ancient Egypt and China, life in the past, United States presidents and international conflicts
·       Geography Rocks—Maps, travel, famous landmarks and more
 

So, you can buy your copy here, and you can also enter to win one below.  Here is how to enter!

Mandatory entry
You must be a public follower on Google Friend Connect.
Leave me your email so I can contact you if you win.  In  your comment, please.

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– Follow @NGKidsBks on Twitter
– Like National Geographic Kids on Facebook- this is not mandatory and Facebook is in no way sponsoring this contest.
-“Like” me on Facebook -feel free to give me some comment love!  🙂  This is not mandatory, and Facebook is in no way sponsoring this giveaway. 
+2 entries

-Subscribe to Have Sippy Will Travel by email, and confirm subscription  or via RSS
+3 entries

Follow me on Twitter ( or you can use my adorable button to the side!) and tweet about this contest
#Win National Geographic Kids Almanac http://t.co/Di7kMuf @HaveSippy #kids #education #birthdaybash
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Please make sure you follow first!
+2 entries

– enter a Birthday Bash giveaway at 3 Princes and a Princess 2
– Email a friend about this contest, with a CC to me at  [email protected]
(you get an extra entry if they enter, too!)

 -Add my button to your blog, and leave me the link so I can find it

– Follow me on “Networked Blogs”

– blog about this giveaway, and link back to this contest (leave me the URL in comment, please)

-Add me to your blogroll, with a link back to me

– Vote for me on “We’re On The Fence!”  (Just Click the Button to the left that says “We’re On the Fence” until it confirms you voted for your’s truly!)   *Can be done daily

– enter another one of my giveaways

– comment on a non-giveaway post

– Like this post on Facebook, Stumble it, or hit G+1 button  (each is worth one entry)

OOO, so many ways to win! Good luck!

DISCLOSURE: I received the above product for review.  All opinions are mine, yours may differ . I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited by law.  Open to US shipping addresses only.  Limited to US residents; 18 years old and above.  Sponsor is responsible for providing and mailing prize. Ends July 28, 2011.

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Win Dinosaur Train Educational Toys Prize Pack!

Mini Projector

My Little Man just loves Dinosaur Train!  And Uncle Milton makes some really cute, science and discovery based toys that are both super fun and will teach your kids!  (Shhh!  Don’t tell them!) 
 My sweet boy had so much fun with these toys- I have to tell you, the Hatchers! and the Mini-Dino-Projector (flashlight) were his total favs, but don’t count out the Dino Poop or the Dino Tract Discovery Pack!

The Hatchers! were super fun, and a cute twist on those little sponges that you put in water in capsule form- you know, they grow into little shapes.
This was so much better!  Not only was it a fun friend from the show Dinosaur Train, but it really did come out of the egg.  Tiny was really well done, and started popping out of her shell after just a few hours.  Then it kept breaking off, until she was all out.  She grew bigger and bigger in the water, and grows to 4 times the “dry” size.  Once out of the water, she started to shrink.  When totally dry, she became smaller then the palm of your hand. 
The Dino Track Discovery Pack is adorable- whose tracks are these?  Buddys, Tiny’s, or Tank’s?  Learn about the dinosaurs that made the tracks as you go along and try to figure out who made them.  There is a surprise at the end, as well!

Let your kids play with poop!  LOL  I’m just kidding- it’s not real poop!  It’s pretend Dino Poop– and even though that sounds really gross, it’s also fun and funny.  Its just dough- but you can learn what the dinosaur had for lunch- is it a carnivore, omnivore, or herbivore?  (and look!  you can also expand your child’s vocabulary!)  
The Mini Dino Projector was one of Little Man’s favorites, and he has so much fun with it. It has 6 interchangeable disks,  that show different dino scenes.

Have fun with Buddy and Tiny as you project them on you wall with the Mini Dino Projector! Project T. rex and Pteranodon footprints on your floor.
Even surprise your friends and family with the big dinosaur image. And use the train image to take a ride on the Dinosaur Train!
Little likes to “scare” mommy with the dinosaur images- they creep up on me and bite me, its oh-so-scary, and makes Thor and Cooper ride the Dinosaur Train shadows with the dinosaurs.  My kid, what can I say…..
You can buy any of the above mentioned toys here for your child! 

So- Here is Prize Pack #1 for you!

Mandatory entry
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Leave me your email so I can contact you if you win.  In  your comment, please.

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– Sign up for Uncle Milton’s newsletter 
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-“Like” me on Facebook -feel free to give me some comment love!  🙂  This is not mandatory, and Facebook is in no way sponsoring this giveaway. 
+2 entries

-Subscribe to Have Sippy Will Travel by email, and confirm subscription  or via RSS
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Follow me on Twitter ( or you can use my adorable button to the side!) and tweet about this contest
@Win Dinosaur Train Educational Toys Prize Pack! http://t.co/JOGJ9hR @HaveSippy #BirthdayBash
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+2 entries

– Email a friend about this contest, with a CC to me at  [email protected]
(you get an extra entry if they enter, too!)

 -Add my button to your blog, and leave me the link so I can find it

– Follow me on “Networked Blogs”

– blog about this giveaway, and link back to this contest (leave me the URL in comment, please)

-Add me to your blogroll, with a link back to me

– Vote for me on “We’re On The Fence!”  (Just Click the Button to the left that says “We’re On the Fence” until it confirms you voted for your’s truly!)   *Can be done daily

– enter another one of my giveaways

– comment on a non-giveaway post

– Like this post on Facebook, Stumble it, or hit G+1 button  (each is worth one entry)

OOO, so many ways to win! Good luck!

DISCLOSURE: I received the above products for review, all opinions are my own and honest.  Yours may differ.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited by law.  Open to US shipping addresses only.  Limited to US residents; 18 years old and above.  Sponsor is responsible for providing and mailing prize. Ends July 22, 2011.

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Hearts for Hearts Girls Dolls

The authentically dressed and lifelike dolls each represent a girl who is working to change her community in ways that are unique to her home country. Included with each doll are a friendship bracelet and a story booklet that explains how these multicultural girls live and contribute to their families, communities, and culture. Each doll also comes with a special code that unlocks a free membership to the kid-safe Hearts For Hearts Girls website, which features:

  • Additional information about each of the Hearts For Hearts Girls and the countries in which they live
  • Educational activities and lively games that are fun and rich in culture
  • Intriguing stories about real girls who are making a difference
  • While all girls are welcome to visit the site, the code unlocks access to additional features, including a larger array of games and a “myHeart” page

Additionally, through a partnership with World Vision3, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each Hearts For Hearts Girls doll is donated to programs that support girls in that doll´s country. Whether it´s malaria nets in Africa, schoolbooks in Asia, or food supplies in the United States, these programs help girls to thrive and succeed.

Help to make a difference one doll at a time by being among the first to preview a doll from the Hearts For Hearts Girls line before they are available in retailers this fall! In addition, you and your readers can visit http://bit.ly/ShopH4HG and enter the coupon code “DUXNT4S1” to receive $3.00 towards the purchase of a Hearts for Hearts Girl doll today!

Meet the six Hearts For Hearts Girls:

  • Meet Consuelo from Mexico City. Colorful and warm, Consuelo provides aid to hungry children who are homeless and live on the streets near her parents´ bakery.
  • Meet Lilian of Belarus. Determined Lilian provides aid to girls whose parents must find work in the big city and are forced to leave their children with orphanages.
  • Meet Dell from the heart of Kentucky´s Appalachian Mountains. Dell creates music and knitwear to share with others in need of warm clothing.
  • Meet Rahel of Ethiopia. Rahel, who dreams of becoming a doctor so that she can make a real difference for people in her region, journeys with her family into the wilderness of Ethiopia to help bring back aid to her community.
  • Meet Tipi from Laos. Based on a real girl who shares her art and storytelling with others through dancing, drawing, and puppetry, Tipi leads her school in a mural contest in hopes of winning much-needed books for her class.
  • Meet Nahji who hails from Assam, India. Brave Nahji breaks tradition to bring courage and education to the girls who work in the tea fields of India.

We received Tipi-  she is from Laos, and based on a real child who is trying to make the world a better place.  Tipi is an artist who wants to bring books to her school by helping them win a contest.  You can read all about her on the website
Most of you know that I am a tried and true hippie-chick, and that I spent years volunteering overseas, and and am active now locally.  I truly feel that you need to walk the walk, and be the change you want to see in the world.  I try hard to pass this on to my kids, and to the kids in my classes.  It is really refreshing to see a product that is not only well made, but helps kids learn about others, other cultures, and learn empathy and social responsibility.  Kids love to play with dolls, this expresses their loving and caring natures.  This will take that one step further- and teach them about other cultures and helping others.

(Your purchase will also help children- doesn’t that help you decide which doll to buy?)
You can follow  Hearts For Hearts Girls on Facebook to keep up with all their news. 
These are nice, pretty, well made dolls- but more then that- they are for a good cause, and they will educate your kids in several arenas.  For me?  Best dolls ever. 


Disclosure: The Hearts For Hearts Girls doll, information, and coupon have been provided by Playmates Toys through MyBlogSpark.

Growums- Review and Giveaway! (gardeneing with your kids)

So we just set up our Growums garden.
Of course, we decided to get the kids involved in the gardening, as usual!  Both of them love veggies and we always have a least a few plants growing over the summer.  In the past we have tried many different plants, hot peppers, eggplant, green beans, corn, lettuce, tomatoes, herbs, etc.  We have found what works best and found a fun way to bring the whole family in on the fun this year.  Growums!  They not only give you starter packs and seeds, but also they give you  fun charactesr and something friendly with the gardening, while keeping it exciting and current, by including an online tracking mechanism. (So cute- you have to see it- and they send you little reminders via email to check your gardens, LOL.)
Growums are sold in gardens, there are quite a few, including the Salad Garden, Herb Garden, Taco Garden, Ratatouille Garden, Stir Fry Garden and Pizza Garden.  Each garden includes everything you need, except water and a nice hole in the ground.  They include seeds and coco pellets, ‘baby plant beds’ as Little Man put it.  You start out germinating the seeds in the coco pellets then as they grow you plant them and track your progress with their website: http://www.growums.com.  It’s a good idea and not only gives kids a better understanding of plants and growing, but also of how much work actually goes into dinner.  It even gives them a sense of accomplishment when they first see that seed sprout and I am assuming when take that first bite of a fresh vegetable they helped grow!  Last Earth day we planted a corn kernel for each, one corn made it- one, not so much.  But we did get one ear of corn and the kids would go nuts checking on its progress everyday, BEGGING to eat it everyday.  When we finally picked it they absolutely loved it, as if it was the best corn they had ever eaten according to them.  I am hoping for the same reaction this year but in a more pronounced manner and a more hands on approach.  Last year the kids planted the kernels and other fully developed plants, and we watered, weeded and fertilized the garden.  This year the kids are involved in all aspects, so they should also learn put in effort, get out fun. 🙂
Growums is a great idea because not only is it a gardening set but also a learning experience.  The kids learn about plant biology, farming (in a very very small scale), food and cooking, hand eye co-ordination and of course quality time maintaining the garden.
One of you can win from Growums!
Here is how to enter-

Mandatory entry
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Leave me your email so I can contact you if you win.  In  your comment, please.

 Extra Entries
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– Tell me something fun about Growums that I didn’t mention- name a character, something adorable from the site- be creative!  🙂  

– “Like” Growums on Facebook

– Follow Growums on Twitter and tweet about this contest-
#Win Growums- Review and Giveaway!  (gardeneing with your kids.. http://t.co/hpToLNb @Growums @HaveSippy

-“Like” me on Facebook
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-Subscribe to Have Sippy Will Travel by email, and confirm subscription
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Follow me on Twitter ( or you can use my adorable button to the side!) and tweet about this contest
#Win Growums- Review and Giveaway!  (gardeneing with your kids.. http://t.co/hpToLNb @Growums @HaveSippy
*can be done daily

Please make sure you follow first!
+2 entries

– Email a friend about this contest, with a CC to me at  [email protected]
(you get an extra entry if they enter, too!)

 -Add my button to your blog, and leave me the link so I can find it

– Follow me on “Networked Blogs”

– blog about this giveaway, and link back to this contest (leave me the URL in comment, please)

-Add me to your blogroll, with a link back to me

– Vote for me on “We’re On The Fence!”  (Just Click the Button to the left that says “We’re On the Fence” until it confirms you voted for your’s truly!)   *Can be done daily

– enter another one of my giveaways

– comment on a non-giveaway post

– Like this post on Facebook, Stumble it, or hit G+1 button  (each is worth one entry)

OOO, so many ways to win! Good luck!

DISCLOSURE: A product sample was provided for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed in this post are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
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Deluxe Textured Craft Kit Review

We received a Lion “craft kit” from 1-2-3 Textured Products.  This kit costs $1 and came with all you need to do a craft in no time.
It was nice to have everything all in one bag.   Little Man loves wild animals, so he liked this craft.
You can pull it out on a rainy day, and BAM!  Activity.

Here are some ideas from creator Linda Scanlan-

Our time saving pre-cut activities are great for

  • Parents who are home with or home schooling their children
  • Grandparents/care providers who want to have fun projects handy
  • Licensed Day Care Providers and Pre School Centers that are following National Guidelines
  • Day Care Centers that plan to or are in the process of becoming accredited and need a structured curriculum

Individual Activity Packs

These individual activity packs are perfect for a quick and easy craft project for the kids. They include 3 projects per pack, materials, directions,  theme ideas and conversation starters. You will love being able to take these on the go or pull them out of the closet for hours of fun with your preschoolers. Stock up on these inexpensive and inspiring crafts today!

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“This is a MamaBuzz review. The product was provided by 123 Textured Products for this review.”