Thursday, May 8, 2008

Brighter Minds: A Review and Giveaway!

This Contest is now closed! Thanks for everyone who entered! The very lucky winner is: babakers5 !! CoGrAtUlAtIoNs!!~~

I loved Home Schooling Nathaniel for three years! This year was the first year that he attended public school. For him, it was a good move. I do plan on Home Educating Caleb and Madelyn. I am so happy I found the Company: Brighter Minds! This will help make home school more fun with some of their products!
Brighter Minds is an educational publisher dedicated to improving learning for children aged 3 to 12. They have been publishing award winning software and print materials since 1998. They are based in Columbus, Ohio and Toronto, Canada and count leading educators, artists and animators among their staff.
Their products have been translated into over 15 different languages and published in 25+ countries. They continue to look forward to publishing fun, award winning, educational materials for children and they seek your input in doing so.
I am really looking forward to using the 30 minute a Day learning books with Caleb and Madelyn. I like the idea behind the books. I also love the Brighter Minds board books! They are colorful and educational. I think the Moo, Moo Who are you? is our favorite!
Here are some of the great products that Brighter Minds offers:
30 Minute a Day Learning System: Preschool $15.95
Take the guess work out of helping your child prepare for Preschool! Children will enjoy the five animal characters illustrating each lesson in the 50 days of activities. Your child will build new knowledge and strengthen existing skills with 396 pages of subject material that gradually becomes more challenging.
Includes:
50 days of activities designed for pre-school aged children
30 minutes of activities each day
Vibrant full color illustrations
Fun animal friends, including Quincy the Duck and Paige the Pig
Assessment pages help you determine where your child may need extra help
Tips included on how to use everyday items and locations to reinforce the day's material
Certificate of completion to recognize your child's hard work!

30 Minute a Day Learning System: Kindergarten $15.95
Skills Taught:
Writing letters and numbers
Coin identification
Rhyming words and poetry
Number sequencing and counting by twos
Identifying time

30 Minute a Day Learning System: Grade 1 $15.95
Skills Taught:
Single digit addition and subtraction
Math word problems with addition and subtraction
Letter sounds and sequencing
Sentence structure (nouns, verbs, adjectives)
Reading for comprehension

Feeling Happy $6.95
The PBS KIDS characters have many different feelings - can you name them all?
Rhyming text and colorful illustrations describe six different feelings in this book about emotions. Six faces on the spinning wheel correspond to the six feelings - children will enjoy matching the PBS KIDS characters' feelings with the faces on the spinning wheel and learning that all feelings are okay to have. An end-of-book guide will help parents or caregivers with ways to encourage children to express their emotions.

The Great Cake $6.95
Join happy dogs Yao and Rico as they try to make the perfect birthday cake for their friend Oppenheimer. It's Oppenheimer's birthday and his friends want to surprise him with a special birthday cake. Can you help them count the ingredients? Each page features a new ingredient and a cut out number for finger tracing and counting. For parents and caregivers, there's an end-of-book guide on how to bring numbers and counting into daily activities.

Moo, Moo Who Are You? $7.95Spike the elephant and Jango the giraffe have never been to a farm. They make plenty of friends during their visit, while learning about the sounds that farm animals make. Moo Moo, Who Are You? features colorful illustrations and fold out flaps with real photographs. Rhymes on each page help children learn about farm animals and a special end-of-book guide gives parents or caregivers ideas of how to make more animal connections.
Features:
fold-out pages
guide for the parent or caregiver to follow

Thomas and Friends: Special Delivery $19.95
James is asked to make an important delivery to the zoo, but he gets lost along the way. Sir Topham Hatt sends a search party to look for him. Can you help Thomas and Harold find James and get him and the animals to the zoo on time?

WOULD YOU LIKE A CHANCE TO WIN A GREAT EDUCATIONAL PACKAGE FROM BRIGHTER MINDS?
Bighter minds is generously offering a Sassyfrazz reader this gift package valued at $57.75:
30 Minute a Day: Preschool, Feeling Happy, The Great Cake, Moo, Moo Who Are You?, and Thomas and Friends: Special Delivery!
This contest is open to bloggers and non-bloggers from ANYWHERE~ yep, that's right, International, Canada, and USA!! Go check out Brighter Minds site, and take a look around. Come back here and comment on another product that they offer.
You can have extra chances to win, you can blog about this contest and link to me, just comment again with your link to the post. You can also grab my button from the top right side bar, and link to my give away for another chance. If you visit everyday of the contest, go ahead and comment again. :) This contest is open until May 20th, at 7:00 PM CST.

110 comments:

Modern Mami said...

I love the Brain Quest products they offer! My 2 yr old daughter has the beginner set for toddlers and it has helped her learn so many new words!

This is a great contest!

modernmami(at)theparentblog(dot)com

Modern Mami said...

Oh, and I mentioned your contest at http://modernmami.theparentblog.com/2008/05/08/another-mothers-day-giveaway/

ariane said...

i love all the PBS kids book for my son! hope i'll win! please count me in! thanks! yanyan_140[at]yahoo[dot]com

CJ said...

I love the 30 minutes a day Preschool, this would be a great way to get started homeschooling my son.
I also love the PBS Kids Giant Touch-and-Learn Cards

Betsy said...

We like the Brain Quests. We have one of their Brain Quest For the Car.

sara l. said...

I really love the Brain Quests products...I have heard such great things about them! And I love the idea of the 30 minute a day systems! My little man and I would put this to good use! Thanks for the chance to win a set!
sblilly14(@)yahoo(.)com

windycindy said...

Good Day! Great Contest.....We are big fans of any of the "Brain Quest"
items. Whether it is for the car, a
Dvd, etc., we enjoy learning with this brand. Please enter us in your drawing. Many thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

PS said...

I bet my kids would love this! Glad to see that have Caillou. He's a huge hit in our house, his Ready To Read program would be great too!

Jennifer Bogart said...

My daughter loves Care Bears, and Thomas too :). Would like to win this package! We are homeschooling 2 preschoolers!

Cuddle Cottage said...

Anything by PBS Kids catches my eye. I like the look of "Hide and Peek", 26 rhyming riddles - one for each letter of the alphabet - neat!

stampedwithgrace said...

we love Brain Quest and Thomas the Tank Engine!

Bunny B said...

Their Brain Quest games DVD and for the Car products definitely caught my eye! :) I love those! Thanks!

bunnybox9 [at] gmail dot com

Bunny B said...

I've also blogged about your contest HERE. Thanks!

Bunny B said...

And I've posted your button with a link to this contest HERE. Thanks for all the chances! :)

bunnybox9 [at] gmail dot com

julie said...

as a mom, teacher, and tutor...this is a perfect giveaway..thanks
3beez at bellsouth dot net

Jenn said...

I think most of the books for younger ones look nice and since I have a new baby I need to start getting books all over again .

Kristinia said...

We love the PBS stuff, my son is very into PBS, we only watch Educational programming on TV, Brighter Minds is a great company!

I'm adding you to my blog!

Debbie#3 said...

My daughter would love I don't want to go to school - so cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

ihchicky said...

I've seen these around before and played with them a bit: Brain Quest For the Car. They are a lot of fun. They are useful for long road trips but they can really be used anytime. They have a lot of useful items on the site!

holly K said...

I would love to try these! I like the Fruit salad from PBS Kids.

mar said...

The Diner Dash: Keepsake Tin is so functional - thank you for the contest

Steph said...

I think the Brain Quest DVD Game: Ages 6-8 looks great. Fun & educational.

louiseb130 said...

The PBS books look great

mverno said...

brain quest looks like fun

Anonymous said...

Brain Quest games are also offered.
Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

jsc123 said...

My granddaughter would love the Carebears Lullaby a NIght Light book that Brighter Minds offers on their site.
Thank you so much for the wonderful contest.
I would LOVE to win !!

babakers5 said...

Caillou Ready To Read would be another item I'd love. This is truly a great contest for helping the ones we care about the most...Love the contest, I hope I win as my 5 and 6 would be so thrilled to get this in the mail.

babakers5 said...

http://momfor4.blogspot.com/

Is where I linked this site.

The Mama Hood said...

Brain Quest Grade 1, and Brain Quest For the Car! I am also adding your button to my sidebar! Thanks for a great giveaway!

Michw37 said...

The Brain Quest DVD game

danosor said...

My kids would love all the PBS books.

Shannon said...

The 30 minutes a day for preschool would be perfect.

LINDALSHOT said...

Brain Quests are great.

Betty N said...

I love the set you are giving away and it would be perfect for my young grandson. I also love the games on the site for a little older children, such as Pet Shop Hop, there is a lot of learning in them but they are still fun for the child.

cathy said...

The 30 minutes a day for preschool would be perfect for our little ones. I will keep my fingers crossed

Julie D said...

My kids would love the Thomas set. They love trains.

Sweetpeas said...

The "In My Daughter's Eyes" book looks Soooo sweet!!!

lmuk77 said...

This would be great for my son - who's almost 3

Kari said...

I don't want to go to school. That's my son right now, he's 4. Im still not sure if Im sending him or homeschooling. Thanks for the contest!!

agordon10 said...

Brain Quest is used in our house.

denyse said...

We love Brain Quest DVD Games: Ages 6-8 / and all the other Brain Quest games!

vboackle said...

the 30 minutes a day for kindergarten is nice.

delta dawn said...

I am getting one ready for kindergarten the program would be great.

tlcfromtn said...

My grandson would love any of the Caillou products offered.

Ghost Among You said...

brain quest

sweetsue said...

My four year old grandson loves Caillou. I think he would like the Caillou Magic Playhouse the best.

Greywolf73 said...

TheCalliou Ready To Read line is perfect for my Calliou-obsessed son. :)

william causey said...

brain quest
causeyland@msn.com

Hélène said...

I like the pop up NOah's ark book.

dolls123 said...

I like the Marvel Super Hero Fact Book

dolls123[at]gmail[dot]com

nknk said...

I like PBS Kids - Winter Spring Summer Fall!
Thanks :)

Shelly said...

Brain Quest for the car could be a life saver

mogrill said...

The Brainquest games are WONDERFUL!

Toasters said...

I've tried to open the Brighter Minds website three times now, but internet explorer crashes every single time and takes down this blog's page with it.

claire said...

The Brains Quest DVD looks perfect for my daughter. Love educational videos that challengs kids' minds.
claireroach81(at)hotmail(dot)com

idahomom said...

I love educational toys. Brain Quest is the best.

Paige said...

I love the brain Quest games. Fun.

Rich said...

The DVD games are great. My daughter loves the computer (mostly the paint program that comes with Windows so far) and would really like those!

Danielle said...

My son would go nuts for Marvel Heroes Breakout DVD Game!!!
dansan826 at yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

They offer Brain Quest, which my children enjoy playing.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sharon said...

Diner Dash -Love this...and would love to win. THANK :)

silverbele said...

I would like the learning set for my 1 year old grandson

Amy said...

My son and I love to do Brain Quest. It amazes me how much he learns and knows!

chromiumman said...

love brain quest

Valerie said...

My son would like Caillou's Magic Playhouse. I'd love to review it with him if I win.

Scrappy Do said...

Their Brain Quest games DVD and for the Car products definitely caught my eye!

jennem said...

Kung Fu Panda Create-a-Story

My daughter is just beginning kung fu lessons.

bison61 said...

they offer Brain Quest one for car also

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Erica G said...

We like the Brain quest cards. Any of those can be used in the car.

egreca [at] hotmail [dot] com

tutugirl said...

Love the Brain Quests. I use them for my preschooler and my 3rd grader

Colleen said...

Our family would love the Chocolatier software to "build your own chocolate empire." It sounds exciting! Thanks for offering such a nice giveaway!

cbeargie(at)yahoo(dot)com

claire said...

I think 'Hide and Peek' by PBS looks like fun! My daughter would love to try it out. Thanks for the giveaway.
claireroach81(at)hotmail(dot)com

jjampm said...

i like Brain Quest and Chocolatier sounds fun!

nor_lou said...

Care Bears™ Lullaby: A Night Light Book is a great idea plus I had a care bear when I was little

DOODLEGIRL said...

Caillou Ready For School Jewel Case

blueviolet said...

The Chocolatier looks like so much fun!

bemi said...

Brain Quest products

Heather said...

My daughter is right in love with the care bears now. Care Bears™ Lullaby: A Night Light Book would be great!

Ardy22 said...

MY KID WOULD LOVE THE BRAIN QUEST..

Missy said...

My girls love Brain Quest! We would love to win this giveaway. This would be great for my girls during their summer break. Thank you so much!

ky2here said...

We'd love the Brain Quest.

Anonymous said...

Brain quest is in our household.

Nora
neneelynn@yahoo.com

Cindy said...

We love the Diner Dash: Keepsake Tin! This package would be perfect for my dd. Thanks for a great giveaway!

cmminera@sbcglobal.net

crystalf said...
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crystalf said...

They also sell brain quest. I'm bookmarking this site for their preschool stuff so that I can buy some if I don't win. Thank you!!

sachidewey said...

I'd like to try out the Brain Quest DVDs.

trudee said...

I love brain quest

dhunt said...

brain quest

Elizabeth said...

The PBS books look wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Brain Quest

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Anonymous said...

Brain Quest

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Jinxy & Me said...

I like the PBS books because we love those shows!

K.Cleaver said...

I like the 30 Minutes a Day Learning Systems. They have them for various ages.

yellowlabs said...

brain quest

Bunny B said...

I love their Brain Quest games DVD and for the Car products. Thanks!

bunnybox9 [at] gmail dot com

Bakersdozen said...

My kids enjoy PBS kids, so I checked out this section and found PBS KIDS™ Giant Touch–and–Learn Cards: Numbers from One to Ten.

vidomich@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I can't really pick between Brain Quest and Thomas the Train...great prize too.

sweeper33844@aol.com

Mtlgrl4evr said...

We love Brain Quest in our house! Thanks for the giveaway.

Erin said...

I love the Brain Quest products especially the Brain Quest For the Car. What a great product to keep the whole family entertained on long car rides.

lilyk said...

I love the My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas DVD!

carissaad said...

Care Bears™ Sing and Play: Follow–the–Lights Piano Songbook looks like a lot of fun.

carissaad at aol dot com

jennmalan said...

i love Brain Quest

cdrury said...

Would love to win this - thanks!!!
love the Brain Quests products - they are great for travel!

Brooke said...

Diner Dash! I LOVE Diner Dash.

Emilie said...

Diner Dash and Brain Quest look like fun for when my 21 month old gets older but for now I'd love the preschool set you are offering. Thanks for the contest!

Reeva said...

lots of these are really great but we'd definitely love to check out Brain Quest before anything else

great contest! i hope i'm thelucky winner :)

klp1965 said...

Hide and Peek :)

masonsgranny59 said...

ty 4 the great contest!:)

fancyfeet48 said...

I love the Brain Quest products

donna444444 said...

My kids would like the Cartoon Network All-Stars.