Saturday, December 5, 2009

Adorable Kinders Doll Review & Giveaway!

I love having a girl, and my girl loves to play with her dolls! I was recently sent an adorable doll from Granza, Inc. that reminded me of a doll that I had when I was a little girl. The Adorable Kinders Dolls are wonderful, USA MADE, rag dolls, and we give them two thumbs up!
Madelyn loves Alise. She is a brown haired girl, member of the Adorable Kinders Dolls. She is one of 26 dolls. Each doll represents different cultures, and their names each represent a different letter of the alphabet. Some of the dolls, like Alise, come with a stuffed teddy bear...because they are in their pajamas. I love that the Adorable Kinders offers girl and boy dolls. I think that they are promoting great dolls!
The little slippers on Alise are adorable. The slippers come off, and so do all her clothes. You can purchase other clothes for your Adorable Kinder doll, and share clothing among the dolls.

The Adorable Kinders Dolls are so safe for kids! There are no button eyes, small pieces, and no hard/plastic parts. These dolls are made of 100% soft cloth, and each doll weighs less than 2 lbs.,
so kids can carry them around just fine. The Adorable Kinders have already won seven of the top toy industry awards in 2009, including being named to Dr. Toy’s 10 Best Toys of 2009 List, and earning a NAPPA Gold Award. The Toy Man gave the Adorable Kinders four awards. They are cleverly designed with high quality in mind. I love how these dolls look and feel...so does my daughter, Maddie! The Adorable Kinders dolls are bringing the simplicity of Kindergarten back...the alphabet, friends, no judgements among others, and the love of toys/dolls!
My daughter loves her new companion, and she recommends you bring an Adorable Kinder Doll to your home, too. My daughter loves sleeping with her little Alise, and playing with her throughout the day.
Dolls come with an Internet key-code that can be used to register for the Adorable Kinders eSchool. The Adorable Kinders are bringing the rag doll into the 21st century with a fun and challenging online game zone called Adorable Kinders (AK) eSchool. Each doll comes with a unique Internet key-code that children can use, with their parent’s permission and assistance, to create a user name and access the online area. The AK eSchool is full of activities to help develop a child’s computer, reading and problem-solving skills. School starts at the Kindergarten level, and children complete challenges using their knowledge of letters, numbers, patterns, and rhymes to unlock the next level, or grade. Each grade level presents children with harder challenges. eSchoolers can currently unlock up to the 4th grade level, with more grades and zones coming this month.
Outside of eSchool, there are additional activities available at www.adorablekinders.com. Kids can choose from the 26 Adorable Kinders characters and play house with them, create a printable greeting card or sticker sheet using their favorite Adorable Kinders doll, or have fun coloring on a digital coloring page.
About the Designer/Creator:
Aranza Zamora-Goodenbury began hand-making rag dolls at age 16 in her native Puerto Rican home. The dolls really became popular, so she kept making/improving them. Being a mom and working kept her busy, so making dolls was put on the back burner for awhile. Aranza's son, Ivan, was a big inspiration and they worked well together to get her business off the ground. A undetected heart condition took Ivan's life at a young age, so Aranza's dream was stilled because of her great sorrow.
A few years later, Aranza gave one of her rag dolls to a friend’s daughter for her birthday. Everyone there was captivated with her work, even the Dad's. After meeting her husband/partner, Greg Goodenbury, he helped encourage her to keep her dream alive and start the company GRANZA, Inc.— a name created by combining the names Greg and Aranza, and developed a line of 26 doll characters and the Adorable Kinders eSchool. They decided to keep operations based in the U.S., to help create local jobs. The 26 characters they created represent a wide range of ethnicity's, hair colors and personalities—much like you would find in any kindergarten classroom.
WIN AN ADORABLE KINDERS DOLL!!
This contest is open to bloggers and non-bloggers of the United States. Contest is open until December 16th, 2009.
To enter, leave a comment about which Adorable Kinder you like most, or which one you would like to win. (mandatory for entry)
**For extra chances you can: blog this contest, add my button to your site, subscribe to my blog, twitter and/or become a fan on facebook, and/or visit everyday and comment about something you learned from visiting the Adorable Kinders. Lots of chances to win! Don't forget to put the extra comments for the "extra" work. Good luck!**
This review was provided from AdorableKinders.com, which provided me with the free product to review and information to share with my readers. I am sponsored to offer a doll to giveaway to my readers through this review. I was given the product for my personal opinion and option to share with my readers. I was not compensated for my time or written review.

148 comments:

Ellen C. said...

I'd like to win Christy for my niece. Thanks for the chance.

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I'm a subscriber.

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mickeyfan said...

Hope. Because my little niece's mom is in HOPE that someday her little girl will have hair!!!

Abby said...

The Opri doll would be my choice !

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Marcia said...

It's a toss-up between Dulce and Pia. I pick .... Pia

Niecey said...

I'd love to win the Mari doll for my daughter. She'd love that one

Niecey said...

I blogged

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Niecey said...

I tweeted

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Niecey said...

I'm a subscriber

CJ'SMOMMY*KIMBERLY said...

i would love Hope

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Missybeez said...

My choice would Be The Soft Rag Dolls Opri!


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judybrittle said...

I would really love Mari! She is so gorgeous! I also think Hope is adorable. I can't decide which one I love most as they are both perfect! Thank you so much!
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judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber.

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I tweeted
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sweepmom said...

I like JJ.

Owen's Mom said...

I love these dolls and would love to give Dulce to my daughter. She looks just like my little girl.
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Owen's Mom said...

I am a fan of yours on facebook (andrea kruse)
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I subscribe to your blog!
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jennielee226 said...

I would love to win Evelyn
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barifromsd said...

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judybrittle said...

They have a Play and Learn eschool to create stickers,paper dolls and to play games but unfortunately when I tried the link all I saw was a blue screen. I would have loved to check that out.

Snowflake07 said...

I like the Qiana doll the best.

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MJ said...

I love Hope.

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Niecey said...

I visited the website again and learned that The Adorable Kinders soft-doll stuffing is made from non-allergenic 100% polyester.

ktgonyea said...

I like CHristy :)

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theconners4 said...

I love the Faith doll! So adorable! Thanks for the awesome giveaway and good luck everyone!

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Tracey said...

I'd like the Sienna doll for Liz.
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Nicole said...

I would love to win Evelyn!!

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judybrittle said...

I saw that they are sold in one store in my state
Amerikid in West Bloomfield,Mi. My daily entry.

daizee said...

I would like to win Zachary for my son.

Owen's Mom said...

Here is my daily tidbit!
"The name of each character begins with a unique letter from the English alphabet. ‘A’ is Alise, ‘B’ is Brittany, ‘C’ is Christy, and so on." ... very cute idea.
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Anonymous said...

I would like to enter to win the A-Alise doll. So adorable! Thank you.

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Snowflake07 said...

Monday extra entry
I learned that the dolls are made in the USA. :-)

Staci said...

I love Faith. Very cute!
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Staci said...

I have your button.
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Staci said...

And I subscribe. Thanks!
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mframe said...

I would love to win the Kathy doll for my daughter.

mframe said...

I subscribe

judybrittle said...

I saw that they also sell some really cute Friendly Pillows. My daily entry.

Anonymous said...

Today's Entry - I learned that the Adorable Kinders Soft Rag Dolls received their highest award, the 2009 Children’s Products Gold Award. We don't hear much about company's winning awards like this. It means that it's a great product for children. Awesome! Thanks for the giveaway.

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Snowflake07 said...

Tuesday extra entry:
Something else I learned from their site is...The National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) gave them their 2009 Children’s Products Gold Award.

CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) said...

We have Gregory, the boy doll w/ pj's and a teddy. So cute!
Your little one looks like she is having fun w/ her Kinder friend!

Niecey said...

I visited the website again and learned that Both the Adorable Kinders soft dolls and their clothes are all washable! Which is always a plus.

judybrittle said...

I left another tweet for my daily entry
http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/6499737858

Anonymous said...

Today's Entry - I learned that each doll comes with an internet key-code that may be used to register online at the “Adorable Kinders eSchool”. Kids can play educational games and when they complete all requirements they move onto the next grade level. This is a great idea because it makes learning fun for kids and lets them play and have fun at the same time. These dolls remind me of Webkinz, but better in the educational department. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Kristie said...

I like Hope!

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Kristie said...

I subscribe.

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Kristie said...

Your button is in my sidebar.

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Snowflake07 said...

Wednesday extra entry:
I also learned from their site that the soft rag dolls come dressed in a removable colorful outfit with separate underwear, socks and shoes.

elizabeth p said...

My daughter said Zachary would fit in with us. I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

carole37 said...

I like M is for Mari, she is cute.

Anonymous said...

Today's entry - Both the clothing and actual dolls themselves are 100% washable. That is amazing because most of the time when these types of dolls get dirty, we can only spot clean. Having a 100%washable doll and clothing is awesome. Thanks for the giveaway.

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sweetsue said...

I would love the Mari doll-she is so pretty!
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judybrittle said...

These lovely dolls were featured on The View show. My daily entry.

Snowflake07 said...

Something else I learned from their site...both the Adorable Kinders soft dolls and their clothes are all washable!

crystalf said...

I just love these! My daughter would love to have Alise or Hope. thank you!

sohamolina said...

I like Qiana the most and would like to win her.

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sohamolina said...

12/10

I learned dolls are 100% soft cloth dolls.

Anonymous said...

Today's Entry - Today I learned that the Adorable Kinders dolls have been promoted on the TV show The View and promoted by popular athletes, like Dwight Howard. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Stuff Parents Need said...

Mari would be my choice for my daughter. Thanks for the chance!

sohamolina said...

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dannyscotland said...

I would love to have Natalia!

dannyscotland said...

I just subscribed to your blog!

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I joined you on Facebook

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I'm following on Twitter

judybrittle said...

They won 2 of the highest awards on the Dr. Toys Guide. I am not surprised! These dolls are gorgeous!
My daily entry.

Snowflake07 said...

Friday extra entry: Another thing I learned from their site is...the Adorable Kinders soft-doll stuffing is made from non-allergenic 100% polyester.

jennifer57 said...

V- Vianca
is adorable!

Sean said...

I would like to have the Mari doll for my little girl!

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the monkey's mama said...

i've actually entered another Kinders Doll giveaway because I fell in love with the Alise doll. It is so neat to see her "in person" through your daughter's pictures. I can't believe how big the doll is--much bigger than i imagined after looking online. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

the monkey's mama said...

i joined you on FB! (initials ABS)

the monkey's mama said...

i learned that i could buy these dolls in Georgia on St. Simon's Island. How cool!

crystalf said...

I learned that they offer games on their site. Thank you!

Meredith said...

I would love to win Sierra!

Molly C. said...

Alise is my fave.

sohamolina said...

tweet 12/12

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sohamolina said...

On 12/12/09 I learned the fundamental theme of the Adorable Kinders collection is an active group of kindergarten friends.

Luv to Save said...

my favorite is the Qiana
18 inch soft doll
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Snowflake07 said...

Saturday extra entry: Something else I learned from their site is the name of each character begins with a unique letter from the English alphabet. ‘A’ is Alise, ‘B’ is Brittany, ‘C’ is Christy, and so on.

judybrittle said...

I learned that the name of each character begins with a unique letter from the English alphabet. My daily entry.

sohamolina said...

On 12/14/09 I learned:

The name of each character begins with a unique letter from the English alphabet. ‘A’ is Alise, ‘B’ is Brittany, ‘C’ is Christy, and so on.

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Snowflake07 said...

Something else I learned from their site...you can Register your Rag Doll, Create Stickers, Paper Dolls, Play games and more.

crystalf said...

They won the 2009 Children’s Products Gold Award. Thank you!

Niecey said...

I learned You can also buy doll accessories like 18" doll clothes, doll shoes, and doll furniture.

judybrittle said...

The dolls and all the clothes are machine washable. My daily entry.

Anonymous said...

Today's Entry - Today I learned that at the Adorable Kinders school, you can print out greeting cards and stickers. Thank you.

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Snowflake07 said...

Something else I learned from their site...they are 18 inch soft dolls.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win Christy for my daughter.
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ReggieMann said...

I would like to win Opri for my niece

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Darcie said...

I would love to win Mari for my daughter. Thanks for the chance!
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Darcie said...

I subscribe to your blog.
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Darcie said...

I am a facebook fan.
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judybrittle said...

The dolls and all the clothes are made in the good old USA! My daily entry!

Anonymous said...

I would love the Hope doll.
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Anonymous said...

The dolls are manufactured in America! Yes!

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jsc123 said...

Our favorite Adorable Kinder is Hope.
Thank you so much for the chance to win.

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Snowflake07 said...

Something else I learned from there site is the adorable Kinders Soft Rag Dolls won two of the Dr. Toy’s Guide highest awards, the 2009 100 Best Children’s Products Award and the 2009 10 Best Toys Award.

Natalie A. said...

I love Mari! Thanks!

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Brooke said...

I actually adore Alise... I think it's the short brown pig tails that make her different (since the other sleepy time girls have long braids)....

Anonymous said...

I'd like to win Natalia for my friend's daughter whose name is Natalia.

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tina reynolds said...

I liked the D- Dulce
18 inch soft doll for my daughter carly it looks like her the most thanks eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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missrantsypants said...

I like the Christy doll!



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naynays1 said...

I'd like to win Christy for my daughter.
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Kathy said...

I'd love to have the Mari doll for my youngest granddaughter. They have the same big beautiful brown eyes! Such a sweet, natural and cuddly doll for a little girl!
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Angela G said...

I would LVE Thomas for my son!
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Angela G said...

Oops. Typo on Love :)

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Angela G said...

I learned that Adorable Kinders won two of Dr. Toy's Guide's highest awards, the 2009 100 Best Children’s Products Award and the 2009 10 Best Toys Award.

MAC Mom said...

I would like to win Hope. Thanks
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crystalf said...

Children can sleep comfortably with Adorable Kinders soft dolls. They have been engineered for durability while eliminating the uncomfortable hard plastic heads and extremities that other dolls have. They are 100% soft dolls. This is great since my daughter sleeps with something every night. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Today I learned that Dr. Toy's Guide, the world's first website to provide timely and professional guidance on the best in toys and educational products, has informed GRANZA Inc, that the Adorable Kinders Soft Rag Dolls won two of their highest awards, the 2009 100 Best Children’s Products Award and the 2009 10 Best Toys Award. That is quite an achievement to have a top ten toy of 2009. Proves that its a great product.

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Natalie A. said...

I learned that they have gotten these awards the Toy Man Seal of Approval, the Toy Man Award of Excellence, the Toy Man Eco-Recognition Award and the “brass ring” Toy Man eChoice Award.

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kathy pease said...

i love the kathy doll she is so cute :)

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Sonya said...

My daughter would love Mari!

Anonymous said...

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My granddaughter would love this.

Gianna said...

I'd love to win Hope for my daughter :)

Snowflake07 said...

Something else I learned from their site is they are proud members of the Toy Industry Association, Inc.

Kristina W said...

Alise would be great for my neice... Thanks for offering this contest. (ebkev@wowway.com) Kristina W

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