Sunday, February 21, 2010

Flip Along Fun ~ Giveaway! CLOSED

We Have a Winner...

Congratulations Carrie, comment #201 {chosen via}

image0011We were sent an adorable book to review, called Flip Along Fun. This is a very unique book, and both of my boys have enjoyed it since I shared it with them. At first, I showed it to Krash had he was not at all interested. I got a bit worried, but figured he would like it eventually. Boy was I right! Once he saw how interactive it was, he was in love. I just had to get him to stop long enough to show him what it was and read him some of the silly rhymes to make him giggle and he was sold!

Soon, Pac Man saw us giggling and wanted in on the action too. The book is designed for kids ages 2-6, but Pac Man is almost 8 and enjoyed it thoroughly. I especially loved seeing them read the book and giggle together at the stories they created.IMG_1080Pac Man is very into teaching Krash to read and it was sweet watching him point to the words as he read them. Krash sat for a long time like this, which was awesome! IMG_1087

After I was done snapping the photos for the review, I left the school room to prepare lunch. I came back in to check on Krash a few minutes later and found him like this…

Would you say he likes it?IMG_1100

Flip Along Fun is perfect for teaching many concepts, and does it in a fun and engaging way. Krash is all about being silly, so he loved putting silly rhyming stories together. He also loves numbers and counting, so that aspect really appealed to him also.

Look for this image on the homepage of their site to watch a great video showing the book in action. The video does an excellent job of explaining the unique aspects of this book.



You can buy this awesome book using a special discount code 1-01. With this code you will receive $3 off of the regular price. Flip Along Fun retails for $17.95. If you do purchase a book, be sure to go here and enter to win a $100 giveaway for Under the Lamb.


Flip Along Fun is giving a copy of this awesome book to one of my readers! To enter, leave a comment here telling me who you would like to win this book for!

After you do that, you can gain some extra entries by any of the following, remember to leave an extra comment for each item so they will count as entries...

  1. If you watched the video demonstration of Flip Along Fun, give yourself an extra entry {on your honor}.
  2. If you participate in Tot School AND you posted a link to the MckLinky sometime during February 2010, give yourself an extra entry!
  3. If you Follow/Subscribe to 1+1+1=1 give yourself an extra entry.
  4. If you follow Flip Along Fun on Twitter, give yourself an extra entry.
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This Giveaway is open for USA only.

I will select a winner using, 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 March 7, 2010. 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.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

iRewardChart App Review and Special Promo!

imageI was given the opportunity to review an awesome new app for my iPod Touch called iRewardChart.  I was interested in the app for obvious reasons…you know since my little angels aren’t always little angels.  In an effort to keep the peace in the home, while teaching them self-control and many other Godly character traits, I thought maybe technology could assist me with this!

In walks a behavior chart of sorts, all in the palm of my hand!  This app is really cool and is only in its beginning stages, I have emailed with the developer and he has upgrades already in the works to make it even better!

I am a chart and list making momma, I thrive on the next cutest chart I can create to help keep life in order.  Charts on a gadget are my new favorite thing.  I have my grocery list on my iPod Touch, my baby timer/milestone tracker, and more.  This app is great for keeping things all in one place!

Very simply, it works like this…

Enter each child you want to keep track of (these are sample images, not my kids!!!)… image

Decide what you want to track (you can choose from what they have AND enter your own)…image

Keep track… image

Payout… image

For the payout, you decide what your child is working towards ahead of time, and assign it a “star” value, when it comes time to pay out, your child will “purchase” what they have worked towards.

You can browse their site for more info and more details of how it works and the options they have.  I also found a neat YouTube video that walks through the app very well so you can see it in action.

The app is regularly priced at $4.99 which honestly I believe is a bit high for what it is.  I shared this with the developers and they responded to my concern in a great way!  They assured me that they have many upgrades on the horizon, one of which has just launched!  In honor of this upgrade launch, they are dropping the price of this app to 99 cents for just a couple of days!!!!!  That’s right, you can get the full version for just 99 cents if you act within the promo window!  If you are at all interested, I recommend snapping it up now for this low price.

You can buy this app here in iTunes.

There are many possibilities of using this app to help with your children's behavior/chore goals.  I do not think it is an all-in-one solution to anything, just another tool that can be used in raising obedient and Godly children. I personally use it in combination with other discipline strategies in our home, it is not the only thing.  Honestly I am in the stages of reworking it into our daily routine, as we fell off of the wagon over the holidays (I received the app way before Christmas).  It will work differently for each family and even for each child within the family-it’s a matter of making it work for you and your kids!

Thanks to the team at iRewardChart for allowing me to review this app free of charge!

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