26 November 2008

The Zoo's Shoes and Giveaway

The Bear, age 4.7, can now tie her own shoes. This is mostly because she rules but her mastery of one of life's little challenges was definitely helped by the awfully clever new board book called The Zoo's Shoes. Within a 1/2 hour of opening the creative shoebox packaging the Bear was both reading the book and helping the Giraffe, Tiger and other zoo friends tie their shoelaces. Incredible.

The Zoo's Shoes book would make a wonderful gift for a preschooler itching to move away from Velcro and step up to big girl or boy footwear. The format of the book stresses repetition, with it's bold primary color-coordinated laces, yet does so without ever feeling like the action is a chore. There is also a snazzy You Did It! certificate included for when your child becomes an official shoelacer (completely made-up word by me...just go with it).


THE OWTK GIVEAWAY!

This giveaway marks the start of something I hope to continue throughout this holiday season. The economy sucks and so you may not have as much to spend on your kids as you did in previous years. That is why OWTK is going to be giving away fun stuff every few days.

Win and use the book/toy/video/CD as a gift (or not, whatever).
Hell, even re-gift what you win...if you want!

To get started I have a very cool Potty Caddy to giveaway. This hip and funny "book" is ideal for anyone with a child who is about to begin potty training. Here is the official low-down on The Potty Caddy:

"Here's everything needed to say good-bye to diapers forever, including a 32-page full-color book, four toddler-size "magazines" for bathroom reading—including Vanity Fairy, BQ (Babies Quarterly), Rolling Stroller, and Sports Animated, 100 toilet targets, reward stickers, a potty chart, a helpful brochure for parents (written by a pediatrician), and, best of all, a child's very own roll of toilet paper on a refillable holder. With its happy illustrations of a proud and curious toddler (unlike most other potty training books, this one is gender-neutral), the Potty Caddy Book answers the questions little kids actually think about: Why does the toilet make such a loud noise when it flushes? Will I fall in? Why do I need to stop using diapers? Where does everything go? But it does it all from a toddler's perspective, with the help of far-fetched creatures (swamp elephants, space aliens, and the Poop Police), plus songs and tips."

Wanna chance to win this? Simply leave a comment here before 11:59 PM (ET) on Wednesday, December 3rd 2008. I will pick a winner at random the next day. Thanks for reading and good luck!

16 comments:

quitecontrary1977 said...

We're heading to potty-trainingland soon! This looks like a lioght-hearted method!!

quitecontrary1977@hotmail.com

jceko77 said...

My 2 year old is resisting potty training; maybe this will help
jceko77@yahoo.com

Jenna said...

My niece is just about ready to start potty training, and this would be a great way to start. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jayme said...

this would be a wonderful training tool for my nephew who is entering the potty training age this summer. thanks!

jayme[dot]bouwens@yahoo[dot]com

Buki Family said...

my cousin is about ready to learn and this would be great for her. thanks for the cool giveaway!

sabeckstrom at yahoo dot com

Megret said...

The Potty Caddy would be so helpful at our house right now! What a clever idea!
Megret
musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

jenny said...

wow this realy sounds grate and well my little ones starting to show shes wanting to star uesing the potty and well this would come in hand for us and well please enter me in i love to try and win this

Ginny said...

I'd love to win this for my friend!

megankortepeter said...

I have a four year old neice and a two year old nephew that could benfit from these.

Alice H said...

What a cute idea - thanks for the chance! alicedemske at hotmail.com

cathyhall said...

My son is 3 but still having issues, we aren't worried by it but we would love to try all avenues, thanks for your giveaway.

Jill said...

Count me in! My 3 year old son has stymied every effort at potty training. I'll try darn near anything at this point . . .

Jen said...

I am happy to say we are all potty trained at my house. But this would make an excellent Christmas gift for my diapered nephew.

Thanks for a great giveaway!

firrkids(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

The little handle on that box is so cute, like they just haul it into the bathroom. It's awesome!

haberichter(at)excite.com

cltgrace said...

What a great resource. My best friend is in the throes of toilet training. What an awesome gift. Thanks for hosting!

Aimee said...

Boy, oh boy, could we use this!! We've nearly mastered "pee pee", but our little guy is MORTIFIED of pooping on the toilet. The only way we can get him to even entertain the idea of sitting on the potty is if we promise to read books, so this would be GREAT to have. Thanks for the great giveaway!!