Wednesday, November 25, 2009

IBW Interactive books - **Review and Giveaway**

IBW Interactive books are tons of fun! They are very age-appropriate and entertaining for children. It is really a neat concept, each of their books has a web address at the end of each chapter. After your child, or you and your child, read each chapter, you get on the Internet and go to the address given. Each web scene is a short animation that corresponds to the chapter that was just read.
We were sent one book from the KA Reader series and one book from the Busy Preschoolers series.
My oldest daughter will be 3 on December 6 and she absolutely enjoyed each of these books. She loved the webscenes from the KA Reader book, and the story. She was able to connect the chapters with the pictures and tell me information about the pictures that came from the book.
The Busy Preschooler book was wonderful!! There is an activity for each letter, they are simple yet fun and educational. There is also a webscene for each letter, and an ABC-TRACE. The ABC TRACE really got Emily's attention because she is into learning letters right now. The ABC TRACE has little "tracer pacers" at each touch point of the letter. The child uses the mouse to click and drag, as if they were writing the letter.
I have a video of Emily doing the "H" activity, but am having trouble getting it to upload. :( I will figure it out, and when I do, I will post it too!
So that you can get the idea, I am going to tell you briefly about the activity and will give you the address of the webscene: The activity was a riddle where the child had to guess what body part was being talked about, they had to act out the phrases as you read them (ex. It can count and clap and wave) and at the end guess what it was - hands! Here is the webscene, at the bottom is the link to the ABC TRACER.

IBW Books has very generously offered one of you lucky readers the opportunity to win your own interactive books! You will be able to chose from the following prizes:
The Busy Preschooler’s Guide to Learning – fun activities built around the 26 letters of the alphabet, with step-by-step help to guide parents in how to use everyday situations to teach 105 skills their kids need before they walk in the kindergarten door.

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THREE (3) KA Readers – beginning readers that use a new kind of storytelling where kids see an animation unfold at the close of every chapter! Dr. Seuss-like rhyming hooks kids on the fun of words. Online activities help parents assess a child’s reading and comprehension.


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MANDATORY ENTRIES – there are 2 (must be completed for any extra entries to count): *Go to IBW books’ website and have a look around, then come back and tell me which of the series’ is your favorite. *Tell me which of the prizes you will want if you win.
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Open to legal residents of the USA, age 18+ only. Winner will be chosen at 12 NOON, PST on 12/09 based on the random integer generator at random.org. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email I will send them before a new winner is chosen.

19 comments:

  1. I liked the KA Readers. They look very helpful. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!!
    esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  2. And I would probably choose the KA readers. Thanks!

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  3. Also entered your Kidorable giveaway.

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  4. And I entered your Softlips giveaway:)

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  5. The KA readers would be my choice.
    blessed6mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. I liked the Day at the Zoo. A KA reader.
    blessed6mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. I am a follower as Wife of a Street Preacher.
    blessed6mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. I would love to win the per schooler set my grand Dauters would love the set would love the books

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  10. I entered your kidorable umberalla give away

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  11. I entered your friendship stones giveaway

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  12. I follow your blog on facebook

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  15. The winner has been selected! The winning comment was #12, but since both mandatory entries were not completed, I drew another winner.
    The WINNING comment was #10:
    "Lori said...
    I am a follower as Wife of a Street Preacher.
    blessed6mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

    December 8, 2009 8:44 AM "
    Thanks Lori, I will be contacting you soon!!

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