Monday, August 31, 2009

Mondays Our Way:I Heart Blocks!! (Review and Giveaway)

As I have mentioned during a previous Mondays Our Way, blocks are a great way for kids to develop their mathematical thinking. Not to mention they're fantastically fun. What kid (or Daddy) doesn't like to build their own city and then smash it down Godzilla-style? That's fun for the whole family.

And we all know how much I love things that are both fun and educational.

Unfortunately, as I also mentioned in that post, blocks can be incredibly difficult to find. I have no idea why-who can't remember using and loving blocks during their childhood?-but they seem to have gone the way of the Pog. After searching every Target, Walmart, Fred Meyer (that's Kroger for my east coast friends), and toy store I could find in my local area I ended up with a choice between Lincoln Logs and Legos. Not exactly what I was looking for. Then I found All Children's Furniture.com. I am in love with this website and I can tell you right now the majority of our kid's presents are coming directly from the site this year. Besides having great kid's furniture (we've definitely got our eyes on the gorgeous cherry toy box for Christmas) they also have an entire section dedicated to blocks of all kinds!

So imagine my excitement when I was able to iron out a giveaway with them! I am so excited to be giving one lucky reader a Wonderworld 50 Piece Block Set, courtesy of our friends at All Children's Furniture. These blocks are perfect for table top town construction (and demolition).

The shapes available in this set also happen to lend nicely to exploring putting together and deconstructing larger shapes (discovering, for instance, that two triangles make a square).






These blocks are perfect for kids two and up to use their imagination and learn a little bit about math processes along the way. As an added and very important bonus, these blocks are made out of environmentally friendly rubberwood and painted with non toxic paint-so if your little builder is still approaching things mouth first (ala Baby Bug) you don't have to worry!

As always, all you have to do to get an entry is leave a comment. Voila! Entered to win awesome stuff. If you want to increase your odds though, we have optional entries for that too......

1. Follow me on Blogger! (or, in a separate comment from your entry comment, let me know that you already do!)

2. Follow me on Twitter!

3. Tweet about this contest, and link to your tweet here (one Tweet entry per day)

4. Join my BlogFrog Community

5. Become a fan on my Facebook page

6. Blog about this giveaway using the blurb (with links):
"MrsM is giving away a fantastic set of blocks from All Children’s Furniture who carries everything from kid's furniture to toys. Contest ends 9/15!"

The contest does-end on 9/15 that is. So get your entries in. Good luck everyone!

30 comments:

Momma G.Love said...

My son loves blocks and these are awesome!

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Momma G.Love said...

Follower!

Kimi said...

Ahhh gotta love blocks. I'm a follower

Kimi said...

I also follow you on Twitter

Lisa said...

Great giveaway. Please enter me.
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Lisa said...

I'm a follower.
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The Blonde Duck said...

Great tip!

Carrie said...

Cool stuff! Thanks for the chance!

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Jenny said...

These look so fun! My daughter loves blocks.

Jenny said...

I am a follower.

greedygrace said...

I dig on this. I might have to buy a set for my AC. So much cooler than legos or lincoln logs!

Danielle said...

My 3 year old son loves blocks and I'm sure my 7 month old son will learn to love them as well.
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Danielle said...

I'm your fan on facebook.
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I follow your blog.
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Heidi said...

This would be an awesome gift for my nephew!! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

spivey family said...

We love blocks- Toys R Us carries a similar product
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spivey family said...

am a follower
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spivey family said...

Facebook fan

Renee said...

my girls love to build with blocks and we always run out! These would be great, thanks.

Amanda said...

Im following you! (twitter)

Kathryn said...

Found your giveaway on SITS! Love Blocks!

FranticMommy said...

Found you on SITS and LOVE these block. Your right. Quality blocks are hard to find. This would be such a major UPGRADE for my kids from the chunks of 2x4's they play with!
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FranticMommy said...

Just became a Fan on Facebook!
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FranticMommy said...

Found ya on Twitter!
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chrissyb said...

I would love to win this set for my son!
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chrissyb said...

Im a blog follower.
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MDtripmom said...

I'm in desperate need for blocks for my toddler triplets, these would be perfect!

MDtripmom said...

I'm a new blog follower. :)

Margaret said...

I love watching my husband and son playing together, and they both love blocks!!! It would be awesome to see them playing with these. :-)

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Jayne @ Misplaced City Girl said...

Tosha would LOVE these. Great prize!