Welcome to the Backyard BBQ Giveaway Hop
All participating bloggers are offering a prize to help kick off the grilling season. After you enter all the sizzling giveaways, make sure to stop by The Review Wire to enter the Grand Prize! 80s Tees and Little Tikes will be sponsoring the Grand Prize. This hop will run from June 4-18. Get your grill on!
My giveaway will be just a little different. I am adding in a nice portion for the BBQ portion. A while back, Gorton’s sent me a spatula, apron, and oven mitts that were not needed by anyone in my family. So they are unused, and I figured they would be a nice addition to the giveaway. They are blue and branded with the Gorton’s name.
But I do have a couple of wonderful sponsors. The bulk of my giveaway is for the kids. So read on for more information and for a review of both sponsors’ products. The sponsors directly sent me the items in exchange for my honest review, and that is what I will give you here.
Have you ever found your kids bored during a big BBQ party in the backyard? I know that my daughter tends to get bored sometimes. And when that happens, she runs off to play Wii or on the computer. Wouldn’t it be better for your child to be able to put on a great music CD that is fun and educational? I may very well have the CD just for you!
I got the chance to review Whatever I Want to Be put out by Young Avenue Kids. This is subtitled Kids Sing the Classics. Ilana Melmed is the creative force behind this project. Her aim was to create a CD for young people that introduces them to classical music in a fun and educational way. I am a firm believer in teaching kids classical music (I’m a music teacher, after all), and this CD is indeed a magnificent way to do just that.
My favorite part of the CD goes far beyond the music, catchy lyrics, and fun arrangements. I love the portion after the music where the kids talk about each of the composers featured on the CD. I think that kids learn best from other kids in many situations. And this is certainly one of them. Think of the facts your kids could learn by listening to this CD!
I am a substitute teacher, and because of my music teaching background, I often am called upon to sub for music teaching positions. This is one of those CD’s that I plan to bring with me from time to time because it would be ideal for the kindergarten and first grade students. I can see all sorts of possibilities. My daughter is a little old for these, but even she agreed that younger kids would enjoy it.
My daughter is a big fan of Monsters, Inc. She is definitely looking forward to Monsters University. In fact, she is having a slumber party/movie party on the opening day. Therefore, when I was contacted by America’s Tooth Fairy to review some Oral-B and Crest products that feature Monsters characters, you can imagine that I jumped at the chance. It seems that getting children to brush their teeth can be tougher than “pulling teeth.” At least when you can go to your nearby Walmart and pick up a toothbrush and toothpaste with fun characters, you might be able to solve your problem.
When the toothpaste and toothbrush arrived, my daughter did not hesitate to use them at once. She is nearly ten, but it doesn’t mean that she is past fun characters in the midst of menial tasks. She told me that the toothbrush has a nice ridge in the middle that seems to clean her teeth better, and the toothpaste has a good mint flavor. I have a feeling she will be asking me to replace these once they are gone and/or worn out.
One U.S. reader will be win Whatever I Want to Be CD, two tubes of Monsters Crest toothpaste, two Monsters Oral-B toothbrushes, and the Gorton’s BBQ pack as mentioned earlier. Enter the rafflecopter form below by 9 P.M. on June 18. And then don’t forget to hop on for the chance to win even more prizes!
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