Friday, January 2, 2009

Life's Building Blocks (Plus a BIG giveaway)

Building character in our children is so important! Kids need to have good guidance and knowledge to learn the importance of kindness, perseverance, fairness, courage, honesty and self-control. Kids are bombarded with negative pressures and influences daily, and parents (myself included) are thankful to know of possible ways to help our children.
I am happy to introduce to you a great product line to help get kids excited about and learn character values in a fun way~ Life's Building Blocks.
"Life's Building Blocks, Inc., is a privately held company that designs, creates, markets and sells an extensive line of unique products and programs dedicated to helping parents develop morals and character in children in a fun and interactive environment. The smartly packaged products include books, board games, toys and DVD's that are distributed through proven direct marketing techniques that build upon historical data while taking advantage of the current trends in the market place. Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Vikash Sanyal, and his wife Juli, started the company in the summer of 2003 after he spent over 15 years in the golf industry during which he had a major role in launching and managing two successful putter companies. At Life's Building Blocks, Inc., he has assembled an impressive team of experts in the fields of moral and character development as well as individuals who helped create some of the most successful toys and books in the history of the toy industry."
Zaki the Chameleon is an adorable plush that is about 2 feet tall and he tells 6 fables written into short stories and rhymes starring the Spruce Street Six. Zaki includes a cartridge slot that allows the consumer to get new stories, thereby keeping Zaki fresh and extending the product’s life cycle. Zaki (story telling) Chameleon has a colorful, spiky back. The colors change from red, to yellow, to green to help kids understand when it is good to stop, slow down, or go for it! Zaki sings a song to help kids know the difference about what to do in different situations. My kids adore Zaki and really enjoy listening to his stories. It is fun to hear Caleb (my 3 1/2 year old) talk about and ask questions about the stories Zaki shares. (Retail value $30)
Life's Building Blocks offers great chapter books and activity books for older kids (ages 6-11) that engage the readers of the moral dilemmas of the Spruce Street Six kids. The books encourage the readers to think about how the kids make their choices. Each book in the series covers a different virtue and character trait. The activity books are filled with lessons that surround the virtue of the month and give parents and kids opportunities to talk. But to the kids they are just fun puzzles, stories, word searches, and coded messages. I think that the chapter books and the activity books are great for kids to read and work in, too. (Retail value $5.99/each book)I like that Life's Building Blocks offers products for ages 3-11. The company offers great guides for adults to use with their kids to cover the virtues and guides for discussions on the chapter books. The site also has lesson plans that parents and teachers can use. I think this is a great program for homeschoolers to use with their curriculum as well!
Life's Building Blocks has given me a code to share with my readers for a special discount of 20% off a minimum of $15 order! Just use sassy20 and you can use that code until 1/31.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN?? Life's Building Blocks has offered to sponsor a giveaway for a plush Zaki the Chameleon, all 6 chapter books, and all 6 activity books!! What a great gift to give your children, or other children you may know! This contest is open to all readers living in the Continental United States. To get your first entry, go to Life's Building Blocks, and comment about something you liked about their company or products. If you do not do the first required entry, you will be disqualified. You may come back each day and enter (again) after you do the first rule, just tweet about this giveaway and leave the url in your comment. Click here to see how you can earn extra credits to win, and click here to see guidelines and the official rules. Contest will end on January 12, 2009 at 11:59PM CST. GOOD LUCK!

130 comments:

Misty said...

i like the courage activity book.
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Anonymous said...

the courage book is really cute.
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Anonymous said...

i also like the courage activity book, thanks.
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Anonymous said...

i like the character development program.
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Anonymous said...

hmm, i like the zaki plush so much, the colors are so vibrant.
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Anonymous said...

oh my, im in love with this company! i really like the honesty activity book.
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shopannies said...

The courage activity books look perfect for my little ones
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Im a follower
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Kaycee & Russ said...

I like the activity books because they say they present a "moral dilemma", lol, you have to sneak those manners in somehow!!

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cdziuba said...

I subscribe via Google Reader. cdziuba@aol.com

cdziuba said...

The Courage Activity Book looks very nice.

Ellen C. said...

I like that their toys promote interaction between parents and children. Thanks for the chance.

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Ellen C. said...

I am a subscriber.

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Shannon said...

I like the fact they teach values.

Cherie J said...

I like the "What Would Zaki Do?" Board Game. Such a fun way to learn important values. Thanks for the contest!

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Cherie J said...

I am subscribed in google reader.

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cstironkat said...

I like the Kindness Activity book. This world needs all the help it can get in the kindness dept. Thank you

mverno said...

the kindness activity book

Robyn said...

As a parent, I get so discouraged at what is marketed towards our kids. I already have to explain about greed and money to them. I love the genuine care this company has for children. The What Would Zaki Do?" Board Game looks great and I think it would be a fun way to drive the lessons home.

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peg42 said...

My favorite is Zaki. I love that Life's Building Blocks sells products that help parents develop morals and character in children in a fun and interactive environment. Thank you so much for this wonderful giveaway.

Stephanie said...

Love they are value based and encourage dialogue between parent and child!
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malleycc said...

I like the Honest Jake chapter book. I like that the books have a moral delima. Thats what my kids need. Thanks for the chance.

Staci said...

I like that the company's mission is to develop moral reasoning skills in fun ways. It's nice to see a product with a wholesome focus.
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Staci said...

I'm a subscriber.
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Staci said...

And I have your button up.
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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

kindness activity book looks nice

angelacisco said...

I like there Mission statement

To develop children's moral reasoning skills (to know what is right) and build character (to do what is right), by providing fun, family interactive products that promote adult/child interaction.

artmarcia said...

From their website: Like Zaki in the chapter books, "Storytelling Zaki" has fins on the back which change colors when the kids are in situations where they should stop, slow down and think, or go for it! There is also the Zaki song which describes Zaki’s color changing process.

Color, story and song--a great way to engage kids.

justicecw said...

I like that it is about character development and gives parents a chance to start worthwhile discussions with their kids. I think my son would really like this. thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

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I am a subscriber
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smokey4 said...

I like their mission statement to help children learn to know and do what is right. And my young daughter will like it because she shares a name with one of the characters.

janetfaye said...

I like that The Company is committed to operating in an honest and ethical manner at all times.

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Dree said...

I love that they are trying to help develop children's moral reasoning skills. These are important skills.

heaventrees said...

I like the virtue specific activity books. So many children now lack character virtues such as honesty.

judybrittle said...

I really love Zaki. He is so adorable! I also like their Code Of Ethics. Very nice company and all their products are fantastic! Thank you so much!

judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber.

Anonymous said...

These would be great for my son. I think their mission statement says it all about what makes it a great company: To develop children's moral reasoning skills (to know what is right) and build character (to do what is right), by providing fun, family interactive products that promote adult/child interaction.
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Carey said...

I love how they care about the development of a childs character.

sweetsue said...

I like how the books promote virtues, such as honesty and self control!
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tracey73110 said...

i like the way the company teaches the childern moral lessons. these are great items for any child. thanks for the chance miketra@sbcglobal.net

summerdays said...

I like the What would you do Zaki game! To play as a family so fun!! summrob1@aol.com

Heidi said...

I love the fun vibrant colors of the plush. I also like that it promotes parent/child interaction.

Daintry said...

I like the "what would Zaki" do board game. A fun way to teach making the right choices!

Thao said...

I like the idea of the family activity cards to get the family together.

Colleen said...

I appreciate the fact that their products help to build moral decision making in children. What a wonderful company. Thanks for the chance to win!

Teresa said...

I like that the stories have good messages and moral lessons for children. I homeschool and I appreciate products like this.
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deedleweedle said...

I like the Zaki plush. My kids would love it!

socialwork4kids said...

I appreciate their mission statement: "To develop children's moral reasoning skills (to know what is right) and build character (to do what is right), by providing fun, family interactive products that promote adult/child interaction". I wish more companies supported these ideas!! m_huston(at)hotmail(dot)com

Shelly said...

The Kindness Activity book is my favorite

Shelly said...

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Paige said...

Oh how fun is that? I like the Zaki plush and the kindness book.

Andreah @ Life's A Hoot said...

I like that the products help teach moral values to children. I think my boys would enjoy the board game.

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Julie D said...

Great character development program

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I have your button
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Liz said...

I visited their site, and love the fact that all of their products are educational. I really like Zaki, and the board games.
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Linda said...

I like how they are moral based and are interactive with child and parent, my grandson loves to play board games and they have some great ones to pick from on this site

holly K said...

I like that it is interactive, that it is about character traits (which is something I have been working on with my kids this year), and that it is for younger and older kids. I also like the game. Games always make the stuff stick in their minds! cookiecutetr72 at hotmail dot com

Shelly said...

I am back on Jan 6

Andria said...

I love their Mission Statement:
To develop children's moral reasoning skills (to know what is right) and build character (to do what is right), by providing fun, family interactive products that promote adult/child interaction.

Thanks for the chance.

Nad said...

The Virtue Specific Chapter Books look like good tools to teach kids valuable concepts.

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Nad said...

I'm a suscriber!

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bkh61959 said...

Life's Building Blocks Character Development Program is something that sparked my interest, really considering this for my grandchildren, thanks for the giveaway

JMcCullar said...

These books reinforce values I teach my son, good reading & I know he will also love the zaki plush.

Sweet Serendipity said...

I had never heard of this company, thanks for sharing the info! I love that they offer a character development program. What a wonderful gift for children. My kids love to read and these are the kind of books I would love for them to have.
Thank you so much for the great giveaway!
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Sherrylinn said...

I love their mission statement:

To develop children's moral reasoning skills (to know what is right) and build character (to do what is right), by providing fun, family interactive products that promote adult/child interaction.

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Sherrylinn said...

I subscribe via google

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drming said...

I like their common goal of bringing to market only products that will make a real difference in the lives of our children and those of future generations.

Kari said...

the courage activity book looks fantastic!

Kari said...

Im a subscriber!

Still Learning said...

I'm not an educator but I always like to see companies who take the time to address educators especially when it's such a worthwhile product.

Oh Boy...Oh Boy...Oh Boy said...

I lvoe the books. They look like they could be a little challenging for my 6 year old but that's exactly what we're looking for right now! (I LOVE that they let you see a sample from the books!)

Oh Boy...Oh Boy...Oh Boy said...

I subscribed

cdrury said...

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I think the honesty activity book is a gem

Karen said...

Love the Courage activity book.

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bison61 said...

their mission To develop children's moral reasoning skills (to know what is right)and build character by providing fun family products

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Amy said...

I love that this company teaches good ethics - in a fun way.

Amy said...

subscribed!

Lilith Silvermane said...

I love the last line of the company mission statement

"together, we are making a difference."

It is very true!

rosannepm said...

They aid in moral and character development
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I'm a subscriber
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JMcCullar said...

I post my first comment on January 6, after visiting the sponor's site. Just had time to get back and say I've got your button up on my blog. Thanks for this fantastic giveaway.

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Chris said...

I really like that they have value focused chapter books!

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JMcCullar said...

Subscriber, Thanks

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Wrote a post and linked back. Thanks for the extra chance.

Nicole said...

I like the courage activity book.

Ashley said...

The courage and honesty activity books seems such great education!
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Jinxy and Me said...

The family activity cards look great.

Steph said...

I like the What Would Zaki Do? Board Game. A fun game that teaches kids morals along the way.

Anonymous said...

Courage and honesty activity books! Cool!

paryjeja said...

I like that their mission is to make products for parent/child interaction.
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JMcCullar said...

Back today to enter, thanks for the extra chance for the great giveaway.

Brooke Lorren said...

I like how colorful they are. They look like they can grab my child's attention.

Brooke said...

I really like that these books help address moral reasoning and character. I'd like to have more conversations about choices with my kids without something bad happening first.

Brooke said...

I subscribe.

arvard said...

The courage activity book looks fun.

george ferris said...

All children should have these games and books.

Tanya Wilson said...

I like the Kindness book and that all of them teach kids values!

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Lisa C said...

I like that the company provides morals & builds character in children...in a fun way!

Lisa C said...

I am a subscriber.

klp1965 said...

i love that they teach the important things in life :)

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I like & completely agree with their statement:

To raise our children so they will make morally correct decisions requires that we have a good understanding of morals and character and the development of these important attributes.

I like how the Zaki Doll's program card can be removed & replaced with a new one once your child grows older & is ready for new lessons!

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fancyfeet48 said...

I love the genuine care this company has for children.

kerri69 said...

I like the building blocks program

Susanne said...

I love educational and interactive items for the kids!

lee said...

I like that there are product trials on their website so you can "try" before you buy!

Leah said...

I soooo love their Mission Statement!

"To develop children's moral reasoning skills (to know what is right) and build character (to do what is right), by providing fun, family interactive products that promote adult/child interaction."

That, to me, is magical!


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Donna said...

I would like the virtue specific activity books.
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lilyk said...

I love the Storytelling Zaki talking plush doll!