Friday, July 23, 2010

National Geographic Kids Boredom Buster Review & Giveaway

I am sure by now just about everyone has heard I am bored or there is nothing to do from their kids.  Although it is exciting not to go to school let's face it, kids still get bored. (I think there is something wrong with them!)  I had the chance to review this WAY COOL boredom buster package from National Geographic.
My younger kids really enjoyed me reading these to them and my younger brothers (7 & 9) sat and read through a whole book.  I even enjoyed them.


* Weird But True - Based upon the hugely popular page in the National Geographic Kids magazine, kids will definitely say "wow!," "cool!" and "gross!" as they flip through the 301 outrageous facts and learn, for instance, that peanut butter can be converted into a diamond, an elephants tooth can weigh as much as a bowling ball and a dog can make about 100 different facial expressions!

* The Big Book of Fun - Featuring National Geographic's signature photography and vivid graphics, this interactive game book includes over 75 games, mazes, fill-in-the-blank stories, trivia tests and more.

* National Geographic Kids Almanac 2011 - Introduced last year and updated for 2011, this best-selling almanac has quickly become the gold standard. Kids will love the more than 50 puzzles, projects ands cool experiments, the 500 pictures of our planet and all that's on it and the more than 5,000 fun and amazing facts. Parents will love it because its chapters on science, geography and history -- plus more than 15 homework-helper sections -- is a terrific way to kick-start their kids' brains as the new school year approaches.

I am lucky enough to be able to give one lucky reader all 3 books!

~Rules~

1. Limited to US/Canada residents; 18 years old and above
2. You must do the mandatory entry
3. Leave 1 comment for each entry including e-mail and/or link (ie if you blog about this for 3 entries you need to leave 3 comments)

~Mandatory~: Leave a comment telling me which book you think your child would like the most.


~Additional Entries~:
1."Like" The Simple Things on Facebook (1 entry-leave a comment with your fb id)
2. "Like" National Geographic Kids on Facebook & tell them The Simple Things sent you (1 entry- Leave a comment with your fb id)
3. Follow The Simple Things on Twitter (1 entry-leave a comment with your twitter id)
4. Subscribe to The Simple Things (2 entries-must verify email)
5. Tweet about the giveaway-feel free to copy and paste text: (1 entry-leave link)
I entered to #Win Kids Boredom Buster @ashlesmommy07 #Giveaway http://alturl.com/mejjj (Ends 8/1)
6. Grab my button (2 entries-must leave link to your page)
7. Blog about this giveaway, include a link to The Simple Things and National Geographic Kids (3 entries)
8. Follow me on GFC (1 entry)
9. Enter any of my other giveaways (2 entries per giveaway entered, must tell me which one(s)


This contest will end Friday, August 1 2010 at 11:59 p.m. PST. The winner will be chosen using random.org. Winners will have 48 hours to respond to my email. If the winner(s) do not claim their prize in the 48 hour period, a new winner(s) will be chosen at random

Disclaimer: I did not receive any form of cash for this review and this is written based on my own honest opinion (other people opinions may vary). I was provided with the product(s) to be reviewed but this does not affect my review and opinion of the product(s)

160 comments:

  1. I think my kids would like Weird but true the best.

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  14. National Geographic Kids Almanac 2011. as homeschools my girls just love this kind of book - packed with info but also with "book work" they would spend hours with it I am sure. We love NG in our house as well!
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  26. I think my daughter would love the Big Book of Fun best, but all three books are ones she'd really enjoy!

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  48. Given that I have four boys and in their opinions that weirder is better, I'd say that they'd love the "Weird But True" book.

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  93. I think she'll like National Geographic Kids Almanac 2011 most since she enjoys the content of their website already

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  101. My 8 year old has the 2010 almanac and it's totally worn out because he's always reading it. He'd love the 2011 almanac! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  102. My daughter's favorite would be the National Geographic Kids Almanac 2011!

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  104. I would love to win these books for my daughter. She would really like to read Weird But True because she likes odd trivia facts.

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  108. wierd but true mrs.mommyy@gmail.com

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  109. My son would love the Weird But True. Anything that he can use to gross out his sister!!

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  113. My daughter would like the Big Book of Fun the most because of the games and mazes.

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  114. The Big Book Of Fun!

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  115. I think my kids would like the Big Book of Fun.

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  127. My son would probably like Weird But True most because he likes seeing unusual things.

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  128. weird but true would be my sons pick!
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  132. My son would love the Weird But True book.

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  137. weird but true would be our favorite
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  145. Knowing my daughter it would be weird but true LOL

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