Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Ebeanstalk and Pound a Peg Review

I have been a Ebeanstalk parenting fan for quite some time and I have done reviews for them in the past and have purchased their products. 

Ebeanstalk is a toy website that does their best to provide you with the best educational toys out there. They like to stay informed about the best learning toys and toddler toys by having people like me and you tell them about their favorites!  What are the perfect baby gifts?  Does your child have one toy he/she just won't put down? Head on over to ebeanstalk and tell them what they are!

We received the Melissa and Doug Pound a Peg Toy a week or so ago and my toddler refuses to put it down.  Boys love anything that makes noise and that they can spend all day pounding.  I love the fact that a reasonably priced educational toy can provide hours of entertainment and education time for a toddler. 

The Pound a Peg toy features a hammer and eight colored pegs that can be pounded into the bench.  When all the pegs have been pounded, you simply flip it over and allow your toddler to hammer again.  After playing it for a few days, my son is starting to remember the colors and says them as he pounds them down.  He is also making the effort to count the eight pegs as well.  Although, I do think that he is most entertained by the pounding and hammering.. (Sorry, no future genius here!). My toddler misplaced one of the blue pegs and keeps telling me that ‘the blue one is missing,” so we are definitely getting our colors down.

Each toy from Ebeanstalk comes with an instruction card about the toy and ideas to help your children master developmental skills. For instance, the Pound a Peg is designed to teach “hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and color recognition.”   

Melissa and Doug offer a seal of approval that their products are ‘carefully crafted using non-toxic coatings and meet or exceed all U.S. toy testing standards.”  With all the recent toy recalls, toy buying can make a parent weary.  Go ahead and put your trust in Ebeanstalk and Melissa and Doug so that toy buying this holiday season is stress-free.

I did not hear back from the winner of the Dragon Art giveaway.  If I do not hear from that person by 10 am tomorrow, I will pick a new winner.

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Winner the DragonArt Evolution by J. “NeonDragon” Peffer is…

Commenter No. 2: henley0715.  I will send you an email shortly.

DragonArt Evolution by J. “NeonDragon” Peffer can be purchased through Impact Books or through Amazon.

I have an upcoming review for Ebeanstalk toys.   Look for that in the next couple of days.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Bringing Dragons to Life - Review and Giveaway

The Review

I am not the artistic type but having the opportunity to be gave me a better idea how to turn into an artist.  Okay, maybe not, but my ten year old had a ball bringing dragons to life.  My favorite thing about this book is that it even newbies like me an idea how drawings can come to life through a step-by-step process.  I also like the section on how to color dragons so not only are you sketching but you are also coloring your dragons to life.

DragonArt Evolution by J. “NeonDragon” Peffer is not just for beginners but is also for those you have an interest and a talent.  This is a great way to get your kids creativity flowing and with all the designs available, there is no time for boredom.

The Giveaway

So, if you would like to get your kids of the TV, get yourself a copy or better yet, enter to win this giveaway.   Just leave a comment letting me know if you want to be entered into the giveaway.  You have until Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. to enter.  I will pick the winner through the following day by noon. Make sure you leave an email address so I can contact you. U.S. and Canadian addresses only (No P.O. Boxes please)

You can also purchase “NeonDragon” Peffer’s newest release DragonArt Evolution through Impact Books or through Amazon.