Monday, September 13, 2010

Giveaway - Connectagons by Hearthsong.com


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Debbie has been notified by email and has 48 hours to contact me back.  If I haven't heard back I will draw another winner.  Thanks for your patience!
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Hey everyone - it's Sunday and this weekend has gone WAY TO FAST!  But, I have a fun review and giveaway to share with you courtesy of Hearthsong!

Hearthsong sent a set of the original Connectagons which have 240 colorful octagonal wooden tiles which can be used to build up, out and around in a multitude of different shapes and designs using the 8 slits that are cut into the sides of the shapes.  They also sent me the Geometry Connectagons which are made up of 240 triangles, half circles and squares in bright pretty colors. Both sets have very bright colorful pieces and the designs the kids make are very beautiful.

There are many ways these could be used within the classroom for sorting, mapping, building, science and math skills.  You can work on patterning by designing rectangular cards and drawing around the pieces, an example would be:  square, circle (2 semi circles), triangle, square, circle, what comes next?  You can also use the original set and do the same with the various patterns on the pieces.  Be sure to have the kids match the actual pieces to the card - this helps them visually understand what they are doing.

For older kids who are interested in science, you can have them "design" different chemical patterns (gotta be creative and think outside the box here).  See if they can design different animals, etc.

This toy comes in a series of different themes:   Heart to Heart, Butterflies and Flowers,

The Connectagons come in a wooden box which is very hard to open.  There is an optional bag you can purchase if desired.  I'm planning on giving these to my niece Jenna (age 3 1/2 - 4 at Christmas) and nephew Brett (age 7).  I thought they would be a fun toy to play with on rainy days, sick days, times when it's necessary for a little quiet time (baby napping).  But I am planning on giving a rubbermaid container with the toys to store them in, the containers are just to difficult for kids to use - and I can't see the kids lining up the pieces so they all fit in.  The toy is for children 4+.

Wouldn't YOU love a set of these awesome toys for your home?  These would be a great gift for birthdays, your birthday closet, as a gift from Santa or Grandma and Grandpa.  There are a couple of ways you can get them!

1) Hearthsong has a great offer right now: Save $10.96! Connectagons Special includes Connectagons Set and Connectagons Geometry Set.  To order, click HERE

2) Hearthsong is giving away a set of the original Connectagons and the Geometry Connectagons.  Drawing will take place 9/19, US only please, 18 years and older.  Here are the details:

**Please do individual entries into the contest - if you get 2 entries, please put two individual comments**

Mandatory Entry:  (This MUST be done to enter the contest)
Go to Hearthsong's website and tell me something you learned about Hearthsong.  You can share their cancellation policy, a toy that you would love to own, etc.  Or if you've ordered from Hearthsong, give us a mini review of the toy/item you ordered.  1 entry

Options:
A) Follow Hearthsong on Facebook (1 entry=1comment)
B) Follow HearthsongToys on Twitter (1 entry=1comment)
C) Follow GivingNSharing on GFC, Networked Blogs (1 entry=1comment each)
D) Follow GivingNSharing on Twitter or Facebook  (leave your "handle" in your comment 1 entry=1comment each)
E) Tweet/post on Facebook one or both of these:
"I want to WIN a set of Connectagon's for my family! @ http://ning.it/a015pl, drawing on 9/19, US only"
"Connectagons are the perfect gift for kids! Giveaway at @ http://ning.it/a015pl, drawing on 9/19, US only"
 (Facebook - 5 entries, 1 time only / Twitter - 5 entries each time up to twice a day at least 4 hours apart)
 Please leave your tweet address - I do check before I email the winner!

Finally, check this out!

Disclosure: I received a set of the Connectagons and the Geometry Connectagons for review purposes. No other compensation was received, and opinions are completely my own.

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  1. I'd also really love to have the Super Fun Stilts

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  22. I was just introduced to this company a few weeks ago when I happened on to a fairy game in a Goodwill store. Of course I bought it, it was too cute! And then came home to look up the company and was just in love with all that they offer! The Fairy shrinky dinks are on my list to get this holiday season!

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  28. I learned that HearthSong has been around since 1983 and has been committed to helping parents provide their children with age-appropriate, wholesome, quality playthings. Thank you for this great giveaway.

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  66. My daughter would love the Color-My-Heart Pendants Kit. Thanks for the chance!
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  134. Oooh, I love the little sewing machine! My daughters would really enjoy that!

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  135. lovin' those butterflies/flower connectagons... so cool.

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