Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Grand Finale #1 ~ Itty Bitty Bookworm CLOSED


For those of you who do not know, I am a former Kindergarten teacher and I have an early childhood education degree. Teaching young kiddos is my speciality and I love it! When Tara from Itty Bitty Bookworm offered to send me both the Bo and Bailey curriculum to review I was thrilled! I have heard a lot about it and was very curious!

The CD arrived, containing an entire year's worth for both age groups and I began browsing through it all. Without being long-winded, I will tell you that this is an extremely developmentally appropriate program, which exposes young kids to the joys of early literacy. I was beyond impressed with the many resources offered. It gives you everything you need, besides the books themselves (which you can easily find at the library!). It is thorough not only in the lessons themselves bu also in educating you, the teacher/parent, about young children. It was basically my college education all wrapped up in a nice little package!!!

The curriculum is written for a group setting so it does take some minor adapting for a homeschooling mom, but it worked fine for us! The books featured are wonderful, and I had a hard time choosing 1 to work with for our review!

Krash is 3, I knew I could choose from either program, so I decided on Is Your Mama a Llama (from Bo, year 1, February) and chose a few of the activities to do for our Tot School time, which ended up including Pac Man too since it was fun and artsy! This was an awesome activity and one I would have never thought of on my own! We made silhouette paintings using templates provided on the CD, for each animal in the book!

It was a fun activity and we have done a few others too and will certainly be doing more! The Cd's we have now are FULL of great ideas and book extensions. I am so excited to have this awesome resource for our homeschool.

Tara has generously offered to give one of my readers an entire year's worth of either the Bo (ages 3-5) or the Bailey(18-36 mos) curriculum!!!! This is a $300 value!!!!

Mandatory Entry...

In a comment tell us why you want to win this curriculum and which you would choose (Bo or Bailey).

After you do that, you can gain some extra entries by doing any of the following, remember to leave an extra comment for each item so they will count as entries...
  1. If you sign up for Itty Bitty Bookworm's newsletter (scroll down), give yourself an extra entry!
  2. If you follow IBB on Facebook, extra entry!
  3. If you follow IBB/Tara on Twitter, extra entry!
  4. If you subscribe/follow Raising Itty Bitty Bookworm's blog, extra entry!
  5. If you follow 1+1+1=1 on Facebook, extra entry!
  6. If you will post about your win and Itty Bitty Bookworm on your blog, if you win, give yourself an extra entry!
This Giveaway is open for anyone...
USA will get the CD in the mail, international will get downloadable files emailed!


I will select a winner using Random.org, so be sure you leave a separate comment for each entry, I will also be moderating comments to check that your entries are valid-please be honest!

Contest ENDS October 18, 2009. Winner will be announced here, and emailed (your email MUST be in each comment/or enabled in blogger). Winner must reply to my email within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen.

See general 1000 Subscribers Celebration Guidelines Here! This giveaway is the first of our Grand Finale giveaways, so everyone is eligible to win, even past winners during our celebration!

413 comments:

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klagee27 said...

I would really like this curriculum because in about 3 months, I am going to become a stay-at-home mom for the first time, mainly so that I can begin homeschooling my 2-year-old. A program like this would really help me to jumpstart this new life plan for my children. I could also use it in the future for my daughter, now a newborn. I would choose the Bo program, as my son will be 3 in July and we could start right up.

klagee27 said...

I am leaving a 2nd comment per extra entry qualifier #1

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Lauren said...

We would choose the Bo Curriculum! That way it would work for both of my boys!

klagee27 said...

I am posting an extra comment per extra entry qualifier #6

Lauren said...

We signed up for the Newsletter! Cant wait to get it!

Lauren said...

We are facebook fans of IBB!!!

Lauren said...

I follow IBB on Twitter! Love getting updates from them on there!

Erin said...

I've heard a LOT of great things about Itty Bitty Bookworm, and have wanted to try it, but we just don't have $30 a month to spend on curriculum right now. I was hoping to be able to save up a bit and try next year. My little man LOVES to read, and he can get really into his stories. I'm thinking that the extra activities would be really exciting for him.

We would use the Bo curriculum.

Lauren said...

I Follow IBB Blog!

Erin said...

We are subscribed to the IBB newsletter!

Lauren said...

We are facebook Fans of 1+1+1=1!

Erin said...

We follow IBB on Facebook!

Erin said...

We follow IBB on Twitter!

Erin said...

We follow the Raising Itty Bitty Bookworm blog!

Lauren said...

I will most definitely post about us winning on our blog!!!

Erin said...

We follow 1+1+1=1 on facebook!

Erin said...

I will definitely blog about this if we were to win!

LaToya said...

I would love the Bailey curriculum. I've been looking for something to work with my one year old in a few months and this sounds like a good fit. I love working with books and we love to read around here. I've looked at this curriculum before and have been waiting to get the money together to purchase some lessons.

LaToya said...

I get the newsletter

LaToya said...

I follow IBB on facebook

LaToya said...

I follow Raising Itty Bitty Bookworm's blog.

LaToya said...

I follow 1+1+1 on FB

LaToya said...

I will definitely post on my blog if I win.

Musical Mama said...

I would choose the Bailey curriculum. I have a 21 month old and I want to homeschool her from the start. I am slowly gathering ideas and activities and this would be a valuable addition to our curriculum!

GranolaMom4God said...

This would be very fun to win because we LOVE to read books, and typically read the same book for at least a week (per FIAR curriculum!). If we won, we would want the Bo material because it would fit both Mr. Smackdown and Mr. Me-Too's ages!

Musical Mama said...

I follow 1+1+1=1 on facebook

Musical Mama said...

I will most certainly post about everything on my blog!

GranolaMom4God said...

I follow 1+1+1=1 on FB.

GranolaMom4God said...

I would definitely blog about this amazing win!

Musical Mama said...

I follow Raising Itty Bitty Bookworm's blog

GranolaMom4God said...

I signed up for the Itty Bitty Book Worm newsletter.

Musical Mama said...

I follow IBB on facebook

Musical Mama said...

I signed up for the IBB newsletter

GranolaMom4God said...

I followed Itty Bitty on Facebook.

GranolaMom4God said...

I follow Itty Bitty on Twitter. Watch out Twitter World!

GranolaMom4God said...

And lastly, I became a follower of Itty Bitty's blog. Wow . . . you have a lot of comments of mine to accept! My email has been crazy buzy with my blog giveaway! Thanks Carisa!

Amanda said...

I have a little boy that just turned 5 that is not ready for Kindergarten and this would be great. I always need ideas to expand the books that we are reading.

Kellie said...

I have heard so many good things about this curriculum...it really does sound like it would be something our family could really benefit from...but which one to choose...decisions, decisions, I will probably lean towards the Bo curriculum.

Kellie said...

I signed up for the newsletter

Kellie said...

I follow IBB on facebook (have been for about a month now)

Kellie said...

I follow Raising Itty Bitty Bookworm's blog (have been for about a month or so)

Kellie said...

I follow 1+1+1=1 on facebook!

Kellie said...

Of course I will post about my win and Itty Bitty Bookworm! :-)

Amanda said...

I am following 1+1+1=1 on facebook.

Thomas said...

I'd love to try this with my girls, still deciding about hs'ing. Probably Bo since my DD is nearing 3 but I'd try Bailey too given the chance since she isn't three yet and her younger sister is growing fast.

Brenda said...

Hi,
I would love to be entered in to the drawing. I currently have the September Bailey Curriculum and just started today with my daughter. I am loving it so far. It's very user friendly for a mom has no background in child education or organizational skills. If I am chosen I would love the Bo curriculum.

Brenda said...

I am FB fan for itty-bitty.

Brenda said...

I am FB fan for 1plus1plus1equals1.

Brenda said...

I recieve newslwtters for itty-bitty/

Brenda said...

I am a follower for itty-bitty.

Brenda said...

I would love to post about my winning for itty-bitty.

meredith said...

I would love this curriculum. I have heard great things about it. I think it would be great for my boys. I would choose the bo curriculum for my older son.

meredith said...

I just signed up to be a fan of ibb on facebook.

meredith said...

I follow 1+1+1=1 on FB. I just signed up today!

meredith said...

I will post about my win.

Heather Brandt said...

I think I'd choose the Bo curriculum so I could start it when my son turns 3. (He's 2 1/2 now).

heatherlbrandt (at) verizon (dot) net

Lindsay said...

oo I love this curriculum. I haven't bought any because we haven't done a whole lot of of dedicated teaching yet. But I would love to win the Bo curriculum for next year :-)

Lindsay said...

I am a fan of IBB on facebook

Lindsay said...

I follow Tara on twitter.

Lindsay said...

I follow IBB's blog

Lindsay said...

I am a fan of 1+1+1=1 on facebook.

Lindsay said...

If I win I will certainly post about it on my blog.

FunkyFrum said...

I woudl love to win the Bo curriculum because as much as I try to get my act together on a regular basis for homeschooling, soem days I just need a little help.

Dalton Gang said...

I would love to win this! Thanks for the celebration!

Dalton Gang said...

This is for signing up for the newsletter...

Dalton Gang said...

This is for follow IBB on facebook.

Dalton Gang said...

This is for following 1+1+1=1 on facebook

Melanie said...

Hailey is 3 (today!) so I would pick the Bo curriculum. And I want it because I am always looking for extra ideas to use in Tot School.

Dalton Gang said...

This is for following raising itty bitty bookworms blog.

Melanie said...

I signed up for the IBB newsletter.

Melanie said...

I'm a fan on Facebook.

Melanie said...

Following on Twitter.

Melanie said...

I subscribed to IBB blog.

Melanie said...

I'll definitely post about it if I win.

Melinda said...

If I win, I would choose BO...thanks for featuring this, it looks awesome.

MoziEsmé said...

I'd LOVE to win this! I got a month "sample" of this curriculum once and really enjoyed it - everything is all put together for you!

I'd go with Bo.

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Melinda said...

I just signed up for their newletter, excited to hear about great ideas.

MoziEsmé said...

I'm subscribed!

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Melinda said...

I also just signed up to follow the blog

Melinda said...

If I should win, I'd be honored to post about it...I'd post a review of it too!

MoziEsmé said...

Fan of IBB on facebook...

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

MoziEsmé said...

Follow IBB on twitter

MoziEsmé said...

Follow IBBs blog...

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

MoziEsmé said...

New fan of 1+1+1=1 on facebook!

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

MoziEsmé said...

Would be willing to post about my win on my blog!

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Crunchy and Green said...

I have seen this curriculum used by so many moms and it looks fabulous! We would use the Bailey curriculum since my M is only 26 months.

Crunchy and Green said...

I follow Tara's blog!

Amy

Crunchy and Green said...

I would happily take a picture and blog about the win!

Amy

Anonymous said...

I am homeschooling 3. A 6 yr old, 3 yr old and well sort of schooling a 2 yr old(sometimes I think she is schooling me). I would choose the Bo. I think both would be great, but I probably could use bo for both the older boys and try and include little sis. Thanks so much.

Allyson Carter
carter918@gmail.com

Lori and Matt said...

I would like the Bailey cirriculum for my 3 yr old little boy. Now off to make the Thomas lapbook! We're flying today- thanks for the ideas!

Cole and Christy said...

Oh please pick me! This would be so great for my kids. We love books and this would help with teaching them! I would choose the Bo one.
coleandchristy@gmail.com

Cole and Christy said...

I follow you too!:) coleandchristy@gmail.com

Michelle C said...

I follow your blog 1+1+1 :)

joshandmichelle6@live.com

Michelle C said...

I subscribed to the IBB newsletter!

joshandmichelle6@live.com

Michelle C said...

I follow IBB on Facebook :)

joshandmichelle6@live.com

Michelle C said...

I am planning on starting Tot School with my 2 little boys ( 1 1/2 & 2 1/2) in December. I've been pulling resources together (your blog Totally Tots has been a great help) and this would just be the icing on the cake. I think it would be a great resource to finish my curriculum!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

joshandmichelle6@live.com

Caseybumpinalong said...

I would love to win the Bo curriculum for my 3 year old! With 3 older siblings, she often gets lost in the crowd, and I would love to have a curriculum that would help me focus on her a little more. Especially one with as many good reviews as Itty Bitty Bookworm.

Caseybumpinalong said...

And I would definitely blog about winning if I won.

Tiffany said...

I would chose the Bailey because it is just about the perfect age level for my tot, who is 18 months as of tomorrow :) I have heard great things about this program from other homeschoolers that I know but as of right now don't have the 300 to spend on it. It would be great to get a chance to use it!!

Heidi said...

I'd love to win the Bo curriculum! I have two that are in that age range!

Heidi said...

I signed up for the Raising Itty Bitty Bookworms newsletter!

Heidi said...

I am a fan of IBB on facebook!

Heidi said...

I am a fan and following 1+1+1+1 on facebook!

Tiffany said...

I subscribed to the itty bitty newsletter :)

Apple said...

It sounds like a fabulous book-based curriculum that I could use to homeschool my kid. I'd choose Bailey.

Apple said...

Following IBB on Twitter!

Apple said...

Subscribed to IBB's feeds

Packer Family said...

I would love the Bo Cirriculum! I come up with a lot of my own ideas but when it comes to more crafty things for the boys????? It would be nice to have a plethora of creative ideas at my finger tips:)

Packer Family said...

I would post about it on my blog if I won:)

Heidi said...

Following IBB on twitter.

The Harris Family said...

I would love to win this! I would pick Bailey. I do home preschool with my daughter and my younger one is about to start.
scharris21@gmail.com

The Harris Family said...

I signed up for the newsletter
scharris21@gmail.com

The Harris Family said...

I now follow their blog
scharris21@gmail.com

The Harris Family said...

I would post about us winning on our blog!
scharris21@gmail.com

Aisling said...

I would love to win this curriculum -bo- to use with my almost 4 year old daughter who is LOVING the book & activity type schooling these days. I'm subscribing to the newsletter for an extra entry. And I would totally post about it on my blog if I won so make that 2 extra entries ;)

Diana said...

I would love to have the Bailey curriculum. I have a 22 month old at home and a 4 1/2 year old. I also taught kindergarten and find it easier to work with my older son, but curriculum for younger tots is more challenging for me. Thanks for the chance to win!

2forgetful said...

I would love to win Bo for my daughters!

ScrappinAway said...

oh, I am excited about this one because I have been hearing about Itty Bitty from other bloggers. My little one is 2 1/2 so I would probably choose the Bo curriculum. What an amazing giveaway!

ScrappinAway said...

I would definitely post on my blog if I were to win!

ScrappinAway said...

I subscribed to Itty Bitty's newletter!

ScrappinAway said...

I am now following Itty Bitty on FB!

The Activity Mom said...

I would love to win this curriculum to try at home with B. I would want the ages 3-5 (B is 2.5) so I could plan ahead for him.

ScrappinAway said...

I am now a follower of Itty Bitty's Blog!

ScrappinAway said...

I am also following Itty Bitty's Tweets on Twitter.

ScrappinAway said...

I am a fan on FB of 1+1+1=1!

Cindy said...

I would love the Bo curriculum. I am homeschooling preschool for my son and loving it. More resources would be wonderful b/c I feel I send too much time looking on the internet for stuff to do and Itty Bitty has everything right at your fingertips.

Cindy said...

I subscribe to Itty bitty

Cindy said...

I will post about it for sure if we win.

Cindy said...

I follow Itty Bitty on Facebook

Amanda said...

I would love to win this so that I could have some more direction in my home school preschool curriculum. I would chose Bo.

Amanda said...

I follow 1+1+1 on FB.

Amanda said...

I would blog about winning.

Cindy said...

I follow 1+1+1=1 on Facebook.

Amanda said...

I"m a fan of IBB on FB.

Amanda said...

I follow IBB through a reader.

Michelle said...

I loved reading about your experience with Itty Bitty ~ In Jan/Feb I will have a 3 year old AND a 5 year old, and would love to have a curriculum written out for me to do!

Michelle said...

I subscribed to Tara's newsletter.

Michelle said...

I subscribe/follow IBB's Blog.

Michelle said...

I'd post about my win for sure!

knit1kids4 said...

I've been looking for something more for my three year old to do... It would be nice to just have something to go to already since I'm busy planning for my older three.

I'd choose Bo.

knit1kids4 said...

I signed up for Itty's Newsletter

knit1kids4 said...

I would post about my awesome win on my blog!

leaveittolis said...

I would love to give the Bailey curriculum a try

leaveittolis said...

Have sign to the newsletter

leaveittolis said...

I follow Raising Itty Bitty Bookworm's

leaveittolis said...

I will post a full review on my daughter's blog

Rachel said...

This would be a huge blessing to us. I enjoy doing learning activities with my son, but do not have a lot of time or extra money available. I have a 6-month old daughter and we are currently saving any extra income to use to pay for my husband to attend seminary. We would use the Bo curriculum as my son is 3 1/2 years old. Thank you for this opportunity to win! :)

Sophie said...

I would love to win the Bo program! I currently homeschool my three daughters-an 8th grader, 1st grader and a 3.5 year old. Sadly, the two older are so time consuming, I haven't been able to work with my 3.5 year old as much as I'd like to. This program would fit our needs perfectly!

Sophie said...

I singed up for the IBB newsletter

Sophie said...

I follow IBB on Facebook.

Julie said...

I have been wanting this curriculum for awhile. It sounds great!! My 4 year old would love it!!!

Sophie said...

I follow IBB's blog.

Julie said...

I am a fan of your blog on Facebook.

Sophie said...

I follow 1+1+1+=1 on Facebook!

Julie said...

I follow IBB on FB.

Julie said...

I would absolutely post about this if I won!!!

Courtney said...

I would love to win the Bo curriculum. I love the idea of a curriculum that teaches the love of learning through literacy.

courtney_r_r at yahoo dot com

Courtney said...

I subscribe to the Itty Bitty Bookworm Newsletter.

courtney_r_r at yahoo dot com

Courtney said...

I follow the IBBW blog on Google Reader.

courtney_r_r at yahoo dot com

The Irwins said...

I would love to have the Bailey's curriculum for Bella. She loves books and wants to be challenged.

Cathy
ecspedteacher@gmail.com

The Irwins said...

I signed up for the newsletter.

Cathy
ecspedteacher@gmail.com

The Irwins said...

I subscribe to IBB using Reader.

Cathy
ecspedteacher@gmail.com

The Irwins said...

I would blog about the curriculum!

Cathy
ecspedteacher@gmail.com

Shaunna said...

I would LOVE to win the BO curriculum for my 3 year old. We are considering homeschooling and are researching lots of curriculums out there. I'm doing my own "pre-tot-school" now, but would love to have some structured activities to help me along the way. Thanks for helping provide the opportunity! EMAIL: shaunna@harristire.com

Shaunna said...

I would definitely post about the IBB if I win!

Shaunna said...

I already follow IBB's blog!

CJ said...

I would love to have a more organized way of homeschooling and after looking at the sample pages, I think my daughter and I would love itty bitty curriculum. We will choose the Bo curriculum (3-5) if we win. Thanks

Lydia said...

I would love to win this, and I would choose the Bailey, because I have two year old, (and many more children to come *recycle*) I am looking for something to start our home-schooling with...

Lydia said...

I already follow you!

Lydia said...

I will blog about this if I win!

Lydia said...

following IBB's blog!

Lydia said...

following IBB's twitter!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win because I have two girls that are 3 and 2. I would love to have all the thinking done for me so that my work was minimal because I am pregnant and due in February. I would like the Bailey curriculum.

emilynaber at gmail

Anonymous said...

I signed up for the Itty Bitty newsletter.

emilynaber at gmail

Lil' Ms. P said...

I would love the Bailey curriculum because I am currently staying home with almost 2 year old and I struggle with knowing types of activities that are developmentally important for his age. If he was 8 or 9, I would be good to go (I taught 3rd grade previously), but I am not to familiar with what toddlers should know and how to teach them.

Lil' Ms. P said...

I follow IBB/Tara on Twitter.

The Alexanders said...

I would love to win this because I am a homeschooling mom of a 3 1/2 year old and a 9 month old. My 3 1/2 year old is pretty advanced for her age academically and I need more resources to challenge her with! I would choose the Bo curriculum for her.

The Alexanders said...

OF course I would blog about it--if I EVER win anything! :)

Crystal said...

following IBB facebook

crystalboom at hotmail dot com

Crystal said...

I could use either bo or bailey but if I had to choose I guess bo.

Crystal said...

I follow IBB's blog

crystalboom at hotmail dot com

Crystal said...

Signed up for IBB's newsletter.

Crystal said...

I follow 1+1+1=1 on Facebook

crystalboom at hotmail dot com

Crystal said...

I would "post about your win and Itty Bitty Bookworm on your blog" as a matter of fact I posted about the giveaway now. texashills.blogspot dot com

crystalboom at hotmail dot com

becca said...

I'd love the Bo curriculum as I have 3, soon to be 4, kids under the age of 4!

amber said...

I'd love the Bo package, as my boy turns three on Saturday! We have so much fun learning at home! If I'm lucky enough to win I can be reached at ambernoel226 at gmail dot com

Stacy said...

I would choose the Bailey (younger) curriculum. I desperately need this curriculum! I am a single adoptive parent to a 21 month old sweetie and I work from home. I need to be doing so much more in terms of learning for my daughter but I'm so disorganized and just never get my act together. This sounds like exactly what we need!

Erica said...

I am just amazed at your site every time I come!
I follow you on facebook and did write about you in my most recent post.
I would choose Bo.

Sarah said...

I would like to win this b/c my son LOVES books! We have story time many times thru the day. I used to teach preschool and I miss the structure of curriculum -and this looks like a perfect fit for my son and myself! I would choose Bailey -he just turned 2 last week!

Sarah said...

I signed up for IBB newsletter

Sarah said...

I became a fan of IBB on facebook

Sarah said...

I'm now following IBB on twitter

Sarah said...

I'm following Raising IBB's blog

Sarah said...

I follow 1+1+1=1 on FB

Sarah said...

I most certainly would post about winning this awesome giveaway on my blog if I win!!!

joyceandnorm said...

Between helping my sister plan her wedding, my cousin plan her sweet 16, 2 little ones, and the usual household stuff, I have no time to plan anything for my daughter, a year's worth would be great! I would like Bo.

joycelau319 at yahoo dot com

joyceandnorm said...

I will post about my win.

joycelau319 at yahoo dot com

Paul and DeeDee said...

I would love to win this! I would choose Bo because next year we will be missionaries in Ethiopia and I will be homeschooling my two small toddlers!!

deedee1784 at yahoo.com

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