Monday, December 6, 2010

GIVEAWAY & Review: Baby Einstein Wild Animal Safari Discovery Kit

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My boys watch TV. When I was a first-time mom, I was really idealistic and decided that H would not watch much TV before he turned two, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. This was easy for me since I went back to work and the job of occupying baby went to H's very capable Columbian manny. I think every working mom of a boy who can find a male nanny should definitely do it because males are just programmed differently. My husband can play cars and trains with the boys for longer than five minutes at a time. I just have zero interest. I mean, how many times can Thomas, James and Percy go around the same track and still be fun? So when I became a stay-at-home mom after the birth of my second son R, I quickly realized that TV was my friend. After playdates, the park, racing cars, and reading books, Mama needs a break!!!!!

Of course, the TV guilt can be greatly relieved if you find educational programs like Disney's Baby Einstein series. A few weeks ago Baby Einstein launched its Baby Einstein Discovery Kits, an innovative new interactive experience to help parents introduce babies to the beautiful music, nature and animals for which the company’s products are known. Each of the first six Discovery Kits features a DVD, a music CD and a picture book or Discovery Cards, each element complementing the others. The new kits give parents another way to interact with their babies by extending the moving picture and music experience of the DVDs to other areas of a baby’s day through the CDs and book or cards which feature the same music and images experienced in the DVD. They were created to grow with babies and are organized in a way that offers three distinct levels of discovery: Experience (Level 1), Explore (Level 2) and Expression (Level 3).





Baby Einstein: Wild Animal Safari Discovery Kit (DVD + CD and Discovery Cards)The boys, Stewart and I had the opportunity to review one of the Discovery Kits of Level 2: Explore. The Wild Animal Safari Discovery Kit includes a DVD, Discovery Cards, Music CD and Parents’ Guide. Parents can take their little explorer on an exotic musical expedition to meet wild animals from across the globe. Together, they’ll journey to the jungle, savanna, desert and forest on a wild, wonderful voyage of discovery with Wild Animal Safari. The boys had a great time identifying the scenes on the TV with the cards. R especially loved matching the card to what he saw on the screen. H has been learning about different habitats in school and he was very pleased with himself when he matched each animal with its habitat. I can definitely see myself using this Kit with any other baby that may join our family. When TV is interactive, fun and educational, it can enhance both the life of the baby and the caregiver.



Three additional Discovery Kits will be available in early 2011. The Baby Einstein Discovery Kits have a U.S. suggested retail price of $19.99 and a suggested retail price in Canada of $24.99 CAD. One Random Mommy reader will have the chance to share the Level 2 Wild Animal Safari Discovery Kit with his/her child through the generosity of my friends at Baby Einstein.

HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:  Contest period runs from Monday, December 6, 2010 at 12:01 AM (Pacific) until Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 11:59 PM (Pacific). Enter by leaving the name of your favorite children's character (from TV or otherwise), and leave your e-mail address OR sign in to comments using your Blogger ID, making sure your Blogger profile is public and includes your e-mail address.

Bonus Entries (leave a separate comment for each entry, it counts if you've done any of these so leave a comment for each one)
1) Follow me on Twitter
2) Tweet this contest and leave the tweet url
3) Follow my blog with Google Friend Connect by clicking on the sidebar
4) Like Baby Einstein on Facebook

If you don't leave a qualifying comment and your e-mail address or public Blogger profile, your entry will be disqualified. I reserve the right to extend the contest period. At the end of the contest period, I will utilize Random.org to randomly choose the winner. The winner will be contacted by e-mail and will have 72 hours to respond to my e-mail. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, the prize will go to the next place winner as decided by Random.org. This contest is open for US Residents only. A huge thank you and much appreciation to my friends at Baby Einstein for their generosity! Good luck!

I did not receive compensation for this post. I received product samples to facilitate my review.

13 comments:

ModernMami said...

I love Pocoyo, though he's not widely known. But, the cartoon is adorable!

Melanie at modernmami dot com

ModernMami said...

Already follow on Twitter

ModernMami said...

Already follow via google friend connect

Sandra said...

I think I like Thomas the Tank Engine best of all.
somommy@gmail.com

Amy Anderson said...

My favorite kid's character is definitely Snoopy. I know he's only on holiday specials, but he makes me feel so nostalgic and Aubrey loves him too!

Amy Anderson said...

Following you on Twitter

Amy Anderson said...

Following your blog on GFC

Thien-Kim aka Kim said...

I agree with ModernMami, I love Pocoyo too!

Thien-Kim aka Kim said...

I'm following you on Twitter! @thienkim

Thien-Kim aka Kim said...

I'm followingyou on Google Connect

heathergothitched said...

My kids really like Pingu! (He's a cute clay penguin!) Of course, Bella loves the girly princesses and Harrison likes boy things but Pingu is the universal character that they all love, including Vivi and me too!

Love always,
Heather

heathergothitched said...

I follow you on twitter!

Love always,
Heather

heathergothitched said...

I also follow you on GFC!

Love always,
Heather