Giveaway open to Canadians.
I love love love the new Brain Quest Write and Erase books.
“Sure,” you’re thinking. “She loves every product she tries.” Not so! It may surprise you to know that many products I am approached about don’t even make it to “This Mom Loves”. Sometimes I turn down the opportunity because I know the item won’t fit with my family or the vision for my blog. Other times I try something out, but don’t feel right recommending it, so it doesn’t make the cut. That’s why the reviews you will find on my site are almost always positive.
That said, I don’t just like these books…I love them!
As a teacher, I know there is value in kids working on academic concepts like letters and numbers, but it defeats the purpose if you have to force your child to sit and drill things when they are neither interested nor ready. While games and interactive play are the best approach with preschoolers, if they take a liking to an actitivy like this, it’s a great bonus.
We were sent the Brain Quest Write and Erase Alphabet deck to try, and Frannie had the dry erase marker out and was using it by the time we were in the door from the post office. Since she started using it, I have truly seen both an improved attitude towards learning letters, and actual improvement in printing and letter recognition.
The pages fan out on a grommet, and are thick enough to support the printing… great for the car, bed, outside, etc. (Please don’t chain kids to a desk before they even start school!)
The Alphabet book covers uppercase and lowercase, and I thought the size of the pages was perfect, as the child first writes large letters (each page has a model with arrows showing the proper direction for letter formation, a traceable letter, and space for the child’s own attempt) and then further on there are smaller lines for the kids to practise on, always with a model at the beginning.
Frannie absolutely adores this, and asks every day when she can do her “homework”! (I also appreciate that it’s reusable, and doesn’t just end up in the landfill or recycling bin when completed!)
I am very excited to tell you that I have a complete set of four Brain Quest Write and Erase books to give away: Alphabet, Numbers, Phonics and Shapes and Colours…total retail value $44!
All you have to do to win is leave a comment below telling me something your child does well. (Sing, ride a bike, use manners, whatever!) Let’s celebrate the positive! Make sure to leave your email address if it’s not on your profile, so I can contact you if you win!
For additional entries, leave a separate comment letting me know that:
- you follow This Mom Loves publicly through Google Friend Connect (be sure to specify if you’re a new follower, so I can pop by and return the favour)
- you subscribe to This Mom Loves through email
- you follow @thismomloves on Twitter, and tweet about the giveaway (feel free to retweet mine)
Contest is open to Canadians, and will end on Saturday, August 28th at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, after which time a winner will be chosen through random number generation. Good luck!
If you can’t wait to see if you’ve won, you can purchase each deck separately from bookstores or online.