Monday, February 11, 2008

Brain Candy...a Valetine's treat (non-sugar) and two Contests!

****Update: Jay is the winner of the Bruce Brain Puppet! Congrats!****

"Braincandy is cutting-edge scientific knowledge, parental instinct, and preschool education - connected by an artist's appreciation of the joys of childhood."Michael Cohen, PhD

It is sometimes hard to find videos that kids will really enjoy. I have found that kids are automatically attracted to watching other kids. That is what I love about the video series Braincandy!

There is a 5 DVD set of videos that cover the five senses. These DVD's help kids explore the world in their own way. For example, in the TOUCH my world DVD, the video shows hands touching things like grapes and spaghetti. The feet are shown feeling water, and a feather tickling them. Kids are very active in these videos, with using all their senses to learn about their world. The concept behind these videos is the idea that kids mimic what they see, especially if kids are the ones they see doing it.

Caleb and Madelyn like watching the videos, and so does the little girl I watch. The way the videos protray the "brain" being used for the senses is an unique approach. "Bruce Brain" is the lead character who is a figure of an exposed, disembodied human brain and spinal cord, who serves as a guide and interpreter for the experiences of each of five sense-organ puppets. Braincandy uses 5 main puppets to help explore the world....Harry Hand, MoJo mouth, Ivy eyes, Nusi Nose, and Ana ear. I think the videos are very colorful and vibrant. I also think these videos are a great introduction to teaching toddlers about their 5 senses.
Created by a mom and dad of young twins, Braincandy takes an organic approach to learning that mimics the way a child naturally discovers the world -- inviting little ones to explore, experiment and play through an array of fun activities designed to engage the five senses.
Braincandy rates its videos for ages six months to four years. Retail value for theses videos are $19.99 a piece, and $74.99 for all 5 in the series (which includes a music cd). The company just launched their "Bruce Brain" Puppet, which retails for $12.99!

Would you like to win the 5 DVD series of Braincandy? Here are the rules:
  1. Go to their website to sign up for the Braincandy Kids club: http://www.braincandykids.com/new.html
  2. Take a look around their site, then e-mail (contest@braincandykids.com) with who your favorite Braincandy character is. Put "Sassyfrazz" in the subject line.

This contest is open to bloggers and non-bloggers. Open to United States residents. I will close this contest on Leap Day, February 29th at 7:00 PM CST.

Want to win a "Bruce Brain Puppet"? Here are the rules:

  1. Just leave a comment...any comment.
  2. Open to bloggers and non-bloggers.
  3. Will ship to United States addresses.

36 comments:

Qtpies7 said...

My kids are loving watching the video clips! I think they look weird, but the kids are fascinated.

nor_lou said...

what a fun puppet

Rockin' Mama said...

Thanks for both contests! Awesome!

Caryn

Mama Zen said...

Cool puppet!

tvollowitz@aol.com said...

finger crossed!

Jay said...

My daughter would love it..please enter me in the drawing.

JayMSluyter@aol.com

Katie said...

I think this puppet is so gross but my kids would love it!

bison61 said...

I would love that puppet!

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

traymona said...

I could really use a new brain. My old one is too wrinkled.

agordon10 said...

cute puppet

vboackle said...

this looks like fun.

peg42 said...

This puppet looks adorable. Thanks for the giveaway.

denyse said...

Both contests are great- Thank you so much:)

Anonymous said...

This is right up my son's alley.

redron said...

great contest

quiltingreader said...

Enter me, please.

sillelin said...

my entry

LINDALSHOT said...

Love the puppet!

Anonymous said...

My kid would LOVE This!!!

mogrill@comcast.net

michelena2000 said...

Great contests!

Toby said...

I would love to win the videos - my grandkids come all the time and they'd really love these!

Erica said...

so cute!

idahomom said...

CPA here brain fried already what will it be by 04/15?

mousitch said...

My kids love this.

JONI514 said...

great puppet

Susan White said...

So cute!
Thanks so much!

Jinxy & Me said...

I would love to win! Thanks for hosting this contest!

blueviolet said...

Great giveaway! Thanks.

cpom said...

Cute puppet!

dolls123 said...

cute puppet
dolls123 (at) gmail ( dot) com

ladypawnbroker said...

Very Neat!

hammielover1 said...

Me want prizes bad!

aharris007 said...

My sons speach therapist uses these all the time to help him, heis 3 and has a very bad speach impairment , so I would love to have this!! Thanks for the GREAT giveaway

Please enter me in the contest

Kari said...

Pick me. pick me :)

Tisa said...

Cute! My daughter would love this! ~ :) Please count me in! THanks!
jmagloro[at]ywave.com

Jay said...

Looks like I won the puppet...YEAH!

How do I claim it?

JayMSluyter@aol.com