Sunday, September 26, 2010

I am a Guidecraft Mom! And here is another chance for you to win Magneatos!

Do you ever have one of those days where something out-of-the-ordinary happens that leaves you thinking, "Wow, that was cool. Really, really cool."?

That's how I felt earlier this month when an email showed up in my inbox saying that I had been hand-picked to be a part of a select number of bloggers making up Guidecraft's newest group, Guidecraft Moms. Me? After reading more, my response was: sign me up!

So, who is Guidecraft and what do the Guidecraft Moms do?

First of all, if you don't know Guidecraft, you're missing out. For over 40 years their educational toys, arts & crafts and furniture have brought joy to children and parents across the globe. Now available directly on the Guidecraft website, many other online retailers or in stores across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, you'll find everything from developmental toys to building blocks that encourage open-ended educational play.

Our first introduction to Guidecraft was with the Magneatos giveaway that Big Sister E, Little Sister B and I were lucky enough to post earlier this month - which we loved. And, for those of you who entered and had the chance to visit and browse over at Guidecraft know, there are also about a million other things on their website that look incredible.

Which brings me back to the Guidecraft Moms. This group of eight mom bloggers have been brought together to bring you honest reviews on Guidecraft's toys and furniture each month for the next year. Yes, I said year. Now you understand my excitement the day when the email showed up inviting me to be a part of the group.

For the next 12 months you'll find out about amazing new products and, of course, have a chance to win some for yourself! Each month all of the Guidecraft Moms will review the same product and one blog (it will rotate every time) will host a giveaway, so not only can you visit the different sites to get all eight opinions, you can stop off at the selected blog each month and enter to win.

So what is the first great product up for review and giveaway? None other than our favorite Magneatos!

If it wasn't clear from my review, we really do love Magneatos. They're so incredibly easy to build with that young children can do it, yet the magnetic force that holds them together is fascinating enough that older kids (and adults) can't help but want to construct with them.

The large, plastic pieces are just right for small hands and using the balls as connectors means you can create angles of all degrees. Best of all, while secretly being educationally appropriate, Magneatos are simply a blast to play with. Every time they are brought out is a different experience and, for us, so far every time has been entertaining and fun.

Now here's a second chance for you to win these great, award-winning toys! The giveaway this month is being held over on Homeschool Creations, so head over there and enter for your chance to take home the Magneatos 36 Piece Set AND the Magneatos 24 Piece Jumbo Curves, how cool is that?

But wait, there's more!

Guidecraft is kicking off this great program with a Back to School Twitter Party this Tuesday, September 28th from 8 - 9 pm EST!

There won't just be a few prizes given away, we're talking well over $1,000 worth of amazing Guidecraft goodies, including two $500 gift certificates (to be given to an accredited/licensed school, daycare, nursery, homeschool, etc), Magneatos, an All In One Play Kitchen and much more! Yowza, you don't want to miss this!

Click on this cute image for all of the #GuidecraftParty details!

Whew! That's an awful lot of great info. Let's recap.
  • Enter to win two sets of really cool Magneatos because, well, why wouldn't you?
(I was provided with two sets of Magneatos to help facilitate this review as part of my participation as a Guidecraft Mom. I was not compensated or enticed or to do this review in any way and this post is solely my honest opinion of this website, the products and how much we love them.)