02 March 2009

National Recess Week - Putumayo Playground CD Giveaway!

The whole idea of National Recess Week is to get kids on their feet and enjoying active, calorie burning fun. Lively music is a great way to get toes tapping and kids up bouncing about the house while playing with something other than handheld video games. Last year, I designed these funny I Heart/Love Recess T-Shirts for kids and their nostalgic parents.

Putumayo Kids' Playground collection of CDs might be just the ticket to a fun world-music dance party. The Playground series is jam-packed with upbeat sounds for dancing and playtime. The first CD in the series, World Playground, was released in 1999 and continues to be a favorite of music lovers everywhere.

Next up this year will be European Playground in May and Picnic Playground in July. Additionally, a "Putumayo Presents Picnic Playground" concert tour is planned for this summer.

Putumayo Kids is the children’s and educational division of Putumayo World Music, with a goal of introducing children to other cultures through music. Putumayo Kids is truly a global record label, with millions of records sold in more than 100 countries around the world.


Leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite recess game or activity was as a school-age child. Do so before 11:59 PM (ET) on Saturday March 7th, 2009 and you'll have a chance to win a Putumayo Playground CD set!
Each set will include the CDs "World Playground", the 1st ever Playground CD from Putumayo, and "Folk Playground" featuring tracks from Dan Zanes, Justin Roberts, Trout Fishing in America and Elizabeth Mitchell among many others).

Don't forget that you have until the end of the day today to win a copy of the Robbert Bobbert and The Bubble Machine CD. Enter now!


Diane Kidman said...

I used to love to pick the plants and leaves that hung over the fence. We'd pretend we were Native Americans and needed to harvest the plants to make our dinners and heal each other. Thanks for reminding me! I hadn't thought about that in years, but it truly was my favorite recess activity. No wonder I grew to study herbalism!
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Lo said...

When I was young enough to be allowed on the play equipment during recess, I loooooved twirling in the tire swing.

Mommy T said...

My favorite game was freeze tag - a classic!

Wehaf said...

I loved jump rope and double dutch!

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Kelly said...

We used to love playing two games - line tag (which was tag, but you had to run on the lines painted on the playground, there was a giant square with concentric circles and radii drawn in) and variations on a US states game which involved running and jumping on the states that were painted in a giant map on the playground - very cool. And educational. "jump on a state that starts with M! capitol that starts with T!" or just "a purple state!" if we felt like it. ;-)

Katie said...

I always liked tag because we had this huge structure on our playground that we would be running all over! So much fun.
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Dina said...

I loved shooting hoops - until it became cool to just hang out during recess.

Kristie said...

I remember playing 'Red Rover' until someone got hurt and we couldn't play it anymore :-(.

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Jomama on a Llama said...

I LOVED foursquare. It was fun to chance the rules around, too.

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Xenia said...

I loved playing four square as a kid, there was always a crowd watching to cheer and wait their turn to play. Aah, what memories!


Erin said...

My favorite "game," like the first commenter's, was pretending with the other girls. It was far more fun than the organized games in which I was always picked last!

Thanks for the giveaway.

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lace said...

My favorite activities were spinning on the bars and competing in races. Recess was my favorite time of the day. I can't believe that schools are doing away with it. It provided a much needed break and a way to encourage friendships.

angela said...

I loved playing hopscotch as a kid!

Leah said...

I soooooo loved hula hooping with my friends during recess! And, definitely jumping rope and climbing trees!

Thanks so much for this fabulous give~away and for the childhood memories! : )))


Laureen said...

I loved getting together with all the neighborhood kids to play a game called something like "Capture the Flag" where there were two teams. Each team had a flag and the goal was to get the other team's flag. I don't remember the rules, but it was a lot of fun. It was also great to feel connected to other kids who were growing up with us.

Thanks for this giveaway!

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