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{Book Giveaway} 12K Giveaway on OMazing Kids: win a copy of Big Bear, Small Mouse by Karma Wilson & Jane Chapman

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{Book Giveaway} I am doing a giveaway to celebrate passing the 12,000 likes milestone on the OMazing Kids Facebook page.

I still remember initially trying to get 25 likes from friends and family in order to even set up this page in March 2011 as I was preparing to do my first presentation about kids yoga at a conference the next month. I’m humbled and excited to have an ever growing community to share with!

As I was browsing online looking for an idea for a prize for the giveaway, the new book “Big Bear, Small Mouse” being released next week by Karma Wilson & Jane Chapman struck me as being perfect!

Book Description: Even the smallest readers can have big fun with Bear in this sweet introduction to opposites from the New York Times bestselling creators of Bear’s New Friend. Bear is big, big, big, and mouse is small, small, small but these friends stick together through all the highs and lows! Join Bear and mouse as they spot all the opposites in their little glen. Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman team up again to bring the youngest Bear fans a delightful concept book that begs to be read out loud.

I preordered a copy for myself and will be making printable for the book and adding it to this post once it arrives.

https://www.amazon.com/Big-Bear-Small-Mouse-Books/dp/1481459716

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Congratulations to Kim Rankin for her winning entry:

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Easy Entry Form (be sure you are on the original blog post for the entry form to show up. Previews in e-mail often don’t show it):

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Only entries with all required information will be valid. The info comes to me directly via e-mail & is ONLY used for the purposes of selecting winners and distributing prizes.

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Helpful Info & Tips:

  •  Folks had requested a simpler entry option. I tried Rafflecopter but most folks did not enter an address so now I’m trying this online contact form instead. I will be hand selecting winners to insure products end up in the hands of folks who will put them to the best use. Briefly tell me how winning this would help you & the kids. I take the time to read each entry so details count. It doesn’t have to be lengthy…. just heart-felt.
  • If you experience any problems with the entry form in this blog post, please send me a message on the OMazing Kids Facebook page with specific details so I can attempt to fix it. Facebook messaging for OMazing Kids: http://m.me/OMazingKidsYoga. The entry deadline may be extended at the sole discretion of OMazing Kids in the event of prolonged entry problems.
  • Each “giveaway” is handled separately on OMazing Kids. So there are no rules prohibiting previous winners from entering this or future giveaways. I really do read every entry in every giveaway carefully to insure that the products end up in the best hands to impact kids lives.

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Entry Deadline: 11:59pm CST on November 25, 2016.

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Rules of Participation:

  • Must be 18 years or older with a valid e-mail address.
  • One entry per person.
  • Due to shipping costs only USA entries are allowed for this particular giveaway.
  • Employees or family members of OMazing Kids, LLC or the product’s company are not eligible.
  • No purchase required.
  • Comments submitted via entries may be copied & pasted into the blog post.
  • Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  • Only entries with all required information will be valid.
  • The winner will be chosen from valid entries on November 26, 2016.
  • The winners will be notified via e-mail, will be posted on the blog post & will be posted on the OMazing Kids Facebook page.
  • The prize will be mailed to the winner using the address submitted in the entry form. OMazing Kids is not responsible for items lost in the mail or for inaccuracies in the mailing address. I copy & paste the info directly from what you submit << so PLEASE proof read your entry for accuracy before submitting it…. in the era of iPhone auto correction these errors happen pretty frequently>>

Prize Value: $16.99

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1 winner will win a hardcover copy of this book. I will be shipping it directly to them from Amazon. Amazon requires a contact phone number for deliveries.
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Other Legal Stuff: I know it’s just a kids book but just to be safe here is all the legal stuff… This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You are providing your information to OMazing Kids, LLC and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for our internal purposes in relation to the administration of the giveaway. Your information will NOT be sold to any outside parties. Indemnification/Hold Harmless: By participating, entrants agree: (a) to the decisions of OMazing Kids, LLC, which shall be final in all respects; (b) to release, discharge, and hold harmless OMazing Kids, LLC and its respective representatives and agents from all liability, injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a prize, or from participation in and/or entry into the Contest or any Contest-related activity and for acceptance, delivery, or use of any prize; (c) that the foregoing parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guaranty, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to any prize.
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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness & educational activities for kids of all abilities
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Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com
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Angela Moorad is the founder of OMazing Kids, LLC and is an ASHA certified & licensed pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Kids Yoga Teacher with 27 years experience working in a variety of settings (early intervention, schools, teletherapy & a nonprofit pediatric rehab hospital for children with developmental disabilities). She is an app beta tester for educational & therapeutic app developers and loves sharing info about great apps, products, books & toys to use with kids of all abilities.
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{Book Bundle Giveaway} Seashell Meditations for Children book, coloring activity book & seashell

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Check out this great opportunity to win a kids guided relaxation book bundle! I love that each of the 10 guided relaxation stories includes a picture, lovely rhyming text & a QR code to scan to go directly to a video with background music and sounds for that story. The coloring activity book would be great to use along with the book or with any ocean themed activity. I love the space left on each 2 page spread inviting the child to add to the picture.

The best part is that I get to share this bundle with three of you! Three winners will each receive a bundle of one autographed copy of the Seashell Meditations for Children: The Ten Story Collection + one copy of Under The Sea: A Seashell Meditation for Children Coloring and Activity Book + a seashell. Worldwide entries allowed. Scroll down to find the entry form below.

Available for purchase:

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Book: https://www.amazon.com/Seashell-Meditations-Children-Book-Collection/dp/0692676015

A Seashell Meditation for Children combines the entire 10 story collection into one. Now you get 10 fun and interactive stories that introduces meditation in the form of a short story rhymes using a seashell as an interactive tool for focus and fun all in one book. Reading the story to the child and using a simple meditation technique will guide them through a creative journey as the story takes them to exciting places to use their imaginations and explore which is a great way to introduce meditation for beginners. With each story there is a QR code available to scan with your smart device for background music and sounds while reading the book to the child. The benefits of meditation are endless. Learning this practice at a young age can help a child through their lifetime.

$16.95
Age Range: 2 – 12 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 6
Hardcover: 24 pages
Publisher: Seashell Publications; The Ten Story Collection ed. edition (April 7, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0692676015
ISBN-13: 978-0692676011
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches

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Coloring and activity book: https://www.amazon.com/Under-Sea-Seashell-Meditation-Children/dp/0692716165

A Seashell Meditation for Children, Under the Sea, is a unique coloring activity book that contains a short meditation story rhyme using a seashell as a tool for focus and concentration. The book encourages the child to use their imagination while listening to the story as it is being read. The child then can color the pictured pages that corresponds with the meditation story as well as use their imagination and color in the blank spaces provided by reflecting back on the meditation they just heard. This helps the child to engage and participate in the meditation.

$7.95
Age Range: 2 – 11 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 6
Paperback: 34 pages
Publisher: Seashell Publications (May 12, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0692716165
ISBN-13: 978-0692716168
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 11 inches

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Book trailer:

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Author’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/seashellmeditations/
Author’s website: http://www.seashellmeditations.com
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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Congratulations to the three winners: Danette Moore, Tara Geller & Michelle Arenas. Your info has been sent to the author to mail out the prizes.

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Easy Entry Form (be sure you are on the original blog post for the entry form to show up. Previews in e-mail often don’t show it):

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  • Only entries with all required information will be valid. The info comes to me directly via e-mail & is ONLY used for the purposes of selecting winners and distributing prizes.
  • Helpful Info & Tips: Folks had requested a simpler entry option. I tried Rafflecopter but most folks did not enter an address so now I’m trying this online contact form instead. I will be hand selecting winners to insure products end up in the hands of folks who will put them to the best use. Briefly tell me how winning this would help you & the kids. I take the time to read each entry so details count. It doesn’t have to be lengthy…. just heart-felt.
  • If you experience any problems with the entry form in this blog post, please e-mail me specific details so I can attempt to fix it. E-mail to: amoorad1@juno.com . The entry deadline may be extended at the sole discretion of OMazing Kids in the event of prolonged entry problems.
  • Each “giveaway” is handled separately on OMazing Kids. So there are no rules prohibiting previous winners from entering this or future giveaways. I really do read every entry in every giveaway carefully to insure that the products end up in the best hands to impact kids lives.

Entry Deadline: 11:59pm CST on July 23, 2016.

Rules of Participation:

  • Must be 18 years or older with a valid e-mail address.
  • One entry per person.
  • Worldwide entries are allowed for this particular giveaway.
  • Employees or family members of OMazing Kids, LLC or the product’s company are not eligible.
  • No purchase required.
  • Comments submitted via entries may be copied & pasted into the blog post.
  • Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  • Only entries with all required information will be valid.
  • The winner will be chosen from valid entries on July 24, 2016.
  • The winners will be notified via e-mail, will be posted on the blog post & will be posted on the OMazing Kids Facebook page. The company offering the prize may also post the winner’s name on their website, blog, Facebook page and/or other social media sites at their discretion.
  • The prize will be mailed to the winner using the address submitted in the entry form. OMazing Kids is not responsible for items lost in the mail or for inaccuracies in the mailing address. I copy & paste the info directly from what you submit << so PLEASE proof read your entry for accuracy before submitting it…. in the era of iPhone auto correction these errors happen pretty frequently>>
  • The winner’s address will be forwarded to the author and she will be mailing the prizes directly to the winners. After I e-mail the winner’s info to the company, it is their responsibility to mail out prizes. Please contact them first if you are concerned about not receiving a prize. If that does not resolve the problem, then feel free to e-mail me and I will glad to assist in whatever way I can.

Prize Value: $25.00

3 winners will each receive a bundle of one autographed copy of the Seashell Meditations for Children: The Ten Story Collection + one copy of Under The Sea: A Seashell Meditation for Children Coloring and Activity Book + a seashell.

Other Legal Stuff: I know it’s just a kids book bundle but just to be safe here is all the legal stuff… This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You are providing your information to OMazing Kids, LLC and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for our internal purposes in relation to the administration of the giveaway. Your information will NOT be sold to any outside parties. Indemnification/Hold Harmless: By participating, entrants agree: (a) to the decisions of OMazing Kids, LLC, which shall be final in all respects; (b) to release, discharge, and hold harmless OMazing Kids, LLC and its respective representatives and agents from all liability, injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a prize, or from participation in and/or entry into the Contest or any Contest-related activity and for acceptance, delivery, or use of any prize; (c) that the foregoing parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guaranty, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to any prize.

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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness & educational activities for kids of all abilities
Home E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com
Facebook Messaging for OMazing Kids: https://www.facebook.com/messages/17426452595789
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga
AppPeeps Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OMazingKidsAppPeeps/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/amoorad1
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/110305433538768736741
Boardmaker Share: http://www.boardmakershare.com/Community/FriendsProfile/10916/Angela-Moorad
Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com
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Angela Moorad is the founder of OMazing Kids, LLC and is an ASHA certified & licensed pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Kids Yoga Teacher with over 26 years experience working in a variety of settings (early intervention, schools, teletherapy & a nonprofit pediatric rehab hospital for children with developmental disabilities). She is an app beta tester for educational & therapeutic app developers and loves sharing info about great apps, products, books & toys to use with kids of all abilities.
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Avaz FreeSpeech App Giveaway – 3 iOS app codes

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{Avaz FreeSpeech App Giveaway} I have 3 iOS app codes to giveaway for the exciting new Avaz FreeSpeech app. All my #SLPeeps will definitely want to check out this very unique new app! It’s not an AAC app….. but will help kids understand the process of using language to build sentences. Be watching for a full review later on my blog. (Avaz FreeSpeech: Build Grammatically Correct Language by Avaz, Inc., http://m.onelink.me/76931e9f, iOS Universal app that requires iOS 9.0 or later, currently on sale for $9.99 – a special intro 50% off price)

Enter on this Facebook post on OMazing Kids: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga/photos/a.1039368119447526.1073741892.174264525957894/1079722968745374/?type=3&theater

Entry Deadline: Sunday, 2/14/16 at 5:00pm CST.

#SLPeeps #AppFriday

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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness & educational activities for kids of all abilities
Home E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com
Facebook Messaging for OMazing Kids: https://www.facebook.com/messages/17426452595789
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga
AppPeeps Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OMazingKidsAppPeeps/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/amoorad1
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/110305433538768736741
Boardmaker Share: http://www.boardmakershare.com/Community/FriendsProfile/10916/Angela-Moorad
Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com

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Angela Moorad is the founder of OMazing Kids, LLC and is an ASHA certified & licensed pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Kids Yoga Teacher with over 25 years experience working in a variety of settings (early intervention, schools, teletherapy & a nonprofit pediatric rehab hospital for children with developmental disabilities). She is an app beta tester for educational & therapeutic app developers and loves sharing info about great apps, products, books & toys to use with kids of all abilities.

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Penguin Young Readers 12 Days of Picture Books Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway Day 3 – “Happy” by Pharrell Williams

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I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review this new kids picture book by Pharrell Williams! I am a pediatric speech-language pathologist and have numerous kids on my caseload who LOVE this song. It could easily be the musical mantra for kids with special needs. It’s by far the most motivating song on my iPad that will consistently get a response and get kids to activate the screen to independently turn on the song via the Touch Switch app by Goatella (https://appsto.re/us/8Ib5B.i).

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What’s cool about the picture book inspired by the lyrics from this song is that it features gorgeous photos of kids acting out what those lyrics mean to them. Nope… no Minions to be found in this book. Instead the focus is on kids and they did a nice job with multicultural representation (I do wish they had included a few kids with special needs in the photos since they are not often featured in kids picture books and this would have made the book even more fabulous). The photos are embellished with fun illustrations and the words are in a large easy to read font arranged in an interesting way on each 2-page spread.

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Having this song in book form caused me to really focus on the powerful lyrics. Here are some of my faves with messages of limitless possibilities & overcoming obstacles … especially powerful for kids with special needs to hear:

“I’m a hot air balloon that could go into space”

“Well, gimme all you got and don’t hold back. Well, I should probably warn you, I’ll be just fine.”

“Bring me down… can’t nothing… Bring me down… my level’s too high… Bring me down… can’t nothing… Bring me down”

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An added bonus for kids yoga teachers is that many of the pages lend themselves well to kids yoga activities. Here are the opportunities for kids yoga that I spotted in the book: sun breath & stretch, sun salutations, palm tree, ocean breath, hot air balloon visualization, balloon breath, rocket ship blast off, kite, rooftop partners, clapping to beat, drumming, lotus mudra crown, raindrop pats, puddle stomping, umbrella, airplane & yoga freeze dance to the song “Happy”.

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Book Trailer:

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Want a chance to win a copy of this fabulous book? Head over to the Penguin Kids Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/penguinkidsbooks/?fref=ts. This is where all of the giveaways will be located in the Penguin Young Readers 12 Days of Picture Books Blog Tour & Giveaways. Look for a post on their Facebook page for the giveaway for this book on 12/4/15. That post will contain all the specifics on how to enter and the rules for the giveaway.
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Also be sure to check out the Penguin Young Readers Holiday Gift guide where you can build and share your own wish list from a huge assortment of kids’ books for all age groups: http://penguinyoungreadersgiftguide.com/

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TELL US WHY READING MAKES YOU HAPPY, AND YOU CAN HELP GIVE BOOKS TO CHILDREN IN NEED!

It’s easy! Share why reading makes you happy on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using hashtag #ReadHAPPY. Every time #ReadHAPPY is used, a book will be donated to a child in need through the nonprofit First Book. The campaign runs through December 31, 2015, and up to 50,000 books will be donated! See details at: http://www.readhappybook.com

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And check out the participating blogs:
https://omazingkidsllc.com/

OMazing Kids

http://sleepingshouldbeeasy.com/

Sleeping Should Be Easy

http://www.houseofburkeblog.com/

House of Burke

http://homegrownfriends.com/

Homegrown Friends

http://www.growingupmadison.com

Growing Up Madison

http://inrandom.com/

InRandom

http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com

Crafty Moms Share

http://insatiablereaders.blogspot.com/

Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

http://inspirationlaboratories.com/

Inspiration Laboratories

http://www.clarkscondensed.com/

Clarks Condensed

http://bookrockbetty.com/

Book Rock Betty

http://www.kidlitfrenzy.com/

Kid Lit Frenzy

http://boredmommyblog.com/

Bored Mommy

http://www.delightful.life/

The Delightful Life

http://www.readsandrecipes.com/

Reads and Recipes

http://www.kidscreativechaos.com/

KidsCreative Chaos

http://www.thechirpingmoms.com/

The Chirping Moms

http://cuteeverything.com/

Hello Happy

http://www.sparkandpook.com/

Spark and Pook

http://funhandprintartblog.com/

Fun Handprint Art

http://www.mamasmiles.com/

Mama Smiles

http://craftulate.com/

Craftulate

http://imaginationsoup.net

Imagination Soup

http://totsandme.blogspot.com/

Tots and Me

http://www.designofthepicturebook.com/

Design of the Picture Book

http://www.gravitybread.com/

Gravity Bread

http://www.creativefamilyfun.net/

Creative Family Fun

http://www.futureflyingsaucers.com/about/

Future Flying Saucers

http://www.sightandsoundreading.com/

Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading

http://jamonkey.com/

JaMonkey

http://coquette.blogs.com/maman/

Coquette Maman

http://growingbookbybook.com/

Growing Book by Book

http://tabanderika.blogspot.com/

A Little Bit of Everything

http://happilyevermom.com/

Happily Ever Mom

http://littleearthlingblog.com/

Little Earthling

http://www.thelittletourist.com/

The Little Tourist

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#Sweepstakes #Giveaway #ReadHAPPY #KidsLit

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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness & educational activities for kids of all abilities
Home E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com
Facebook Messaging for OMazing Kids: https://www.facebook.com/messages/17426452595789
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga
AppPeeps Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OMazingKidsAppPeeps/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/amoorad1
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/110305433538768736741
Boardmaker Share: http://www.boardmakershare.com/Community/FriendsProfile/10916/Angela-Moorad
Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com

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Angela Moorad is the founder of OMazing Kids, LLC and is an ASHA certified & licensed pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Kids Yoga Teacher with over 25 years experience working in a variety of settings (early intervention, schools, teletherapy & a nonprofit pediatric rehab hospital for children with developmental disabilities). She is a kids book reviewer with a focus on great picture books, a kids toy / product reviewer with a focus on those that are helpful for kids with special needs & an app beta tester for educational and therapeutic app developers. She loves sharing info about great things to use with kids of all abilities.

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{App Giveaway & Review} My Town: Daycare

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{App Giveaway & Review} Head over to this post on the OMazing Kids Facebook page to see my review and to enter for a chance to win this fun new app from My Town:

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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness & educational activities for kids of all abilities
Facebook Messaging for OMazing Kids: https://www.facebook.com/messages/17426452595789

Home E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga
AppPeeps Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OMazingKidsAppPeeps/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/amoorad1
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/110305433538768736741
Boardmaker Share: http://www.boardmakershare.com/Community/FriendsProfile/10916/Angela-Moorad
Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com
Angela Moorad is the founder of OMazing Kids, LLC and is an ASHA certified & licensed pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Kids Yoga Teacher with over 25 years experience working in a variety of settings (early intervention, schools, teletherapy & a nonprofit pediatric rehab hospital for children with developmental disabilities). She is an app beta tester for educational & therapeutic app developers and loves sharing info about great apps and tech products to use with kids of all abilities.

 

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{Giveaway & Review} Casey’s Bright Red Christmas

Caseys Book Giveaway

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Check out Casey’s Bright Red Christmas, a new fun addition to the OMazing Kids collection of Christmas books, and then enter for a chance to win your own copy! I love the bright cheerful illustrations, farm theme with the main character being female, message of helping & the extra touches (illustrated end sheets, spot for “this book belongs to” & “favorite cookie” and the recipe for frosted sugar cookies). I have a couple of patients with Autism who have a high interest in farms / farm equipment so I’m sure they are going to love this book!

Casey’s Bright Red Christmas (Written by Holly Dufek, Illustrated by Paul E. Nunn | Octane Press | Ages 4-8 | 32 pages | Hardcover | $14.99)
It’s Christmas time at Happy Skies Farm! Tillus the worm, Big Red, Sammy and the rest of the team are excited to celebrate the season. But Casey the farmer is busy working: feeding animals, repairing fences and planning for the year ahead. With so much to do, Casey wonders if she’ll have time to prepare for the holidays. That’s when Tillus and the team unite to make this Christmas extra special for their busy friend.

Published by Octane Press, known for their award-winning tractor books, “Casey & Friends” uses photos of CASE IH equipment in real farming situations with cartoon characters to explain how modern farm equipment works in a factual and fun way. Author Holly Dufek, a seasoned educator and national curriculum writer, joins Paul Nunn, Licensed Artist for Disney and Lucas Film, to help kids make the connection with the farm equipment they see in the countryside and the food on their table.

 

  • Series:Casey and Friends (Book 5)
  • Hardcover:32 pages
  • Publisher:Octane Press (October 1, 2015)
  • Language:English
  • ISBN-10:1937747611
  • ISBN-13:978-1937747619
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 9.1 x 0.3 inches

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Here’s a peek inside the book:

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More about “Casey & Friends” books at www.prbythebook.com/holly-dufek.

https://www.facebook.com/prbythebook/

https://twitter.com/prbythebook/

http://www.prbythebook.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/CaseyFriends_Press-Pack-8.31.pdf

 

 

Author: https://www.facebook.com/hollydufek.author/ & https://www.facebook.com/CaseyAndFriendsBooks/

https://www.facebook.com/hollydufek.author/videos/vb.638457236290049/687571441378628/?type=2&theater

 

List price: $14.99

 

Purchase at:

http://www.amazon.com/Caseys-Bright-Christmas-Casey-Friends/dp/1937747611

 

(Amazon special – Take an Extra 30% Off Any Book: Use promo code HOLIDAY30 at checkout to get an extra 30% off any book for a limited time. Restrictions apply. Learn more )

 

Also available at: https://octanepress.com/book/caseys-bright-red-christmas

**** This giveaway is CLOSED. Congratulations to Ana Brito. *****

Easy Entry Form (be sure you are on the original blog post for the entry form to show up. Previews in e-mail often don’t show it):

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  • Only entries with all required information will be valid. The info comes to me directly via e-mail & is ONLY used for the purposes of selecting winners and distributing prizes.
  • Helpful Info & Tips: Folks had requested a simpler entry option. I tried Rafflecopter but most folks did not enter an address so now I’m trying this online contact form instead. I will be hand selecting winners to insure products end up in the hands of folks who will put them to the best use. Briefly tell me how winning this would help you & the kids. I take the time to read each entry so details count. It doesn’t have to be lengthy…. just heart-felt.
  • If you experience any problems with the entry form in this blog post, please e-mail me specific details so I can attempt to fix it. E-mail to: amoorad1@juno.com . The entry deadline may be extended at the sole discretion of OMazing Kids in the event of prolonged entry problems.
  • Each “giveaway” is handled separately on OMazing Kids. So there are no rules prohibiting previous winners from entering this or future giveaways. I really do read every entry in every giveaway carefully to insure that the products end up in the best hands to impact kids lives.

 

Entry Deadline: 11:59pm CST on December 1, 2015.

 

Rules of Participation:

  • Must be 18 years or older with a valid e-mail address.
  • One entry per person.
  • Only USA entries are allowed for this particular giveaway. 
  • Employees or family members of OMazing Kids, LLC or the product’s company are not eligible.
  • No purchase required.
  • Comments submitted via entries may be copied & pasted into the blog post.
  • Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  • Only entries with all required information will be valid.
  • The winner will be chosen from valid entries on December 2, 2015.
  • The winners will be notified via e-mail, will be posted on the blog post & will be posted on the OMazing Kids Facebook page. The company offering the prize may also post the winner’s name on their website, blog, Facebook page and/or other social media sites at their discretion.
  • The prize will be mailed to the winner using the address submitted in the entry form. OMazing Kids is not responsible for items lost in the mail or for inaccuracies in the mailing address. I copy & paste the info directly from what you submit << so PLEASE proof read your entry for accuracy before submitting it…. in the era of iPhone auto correction these errors happen pretty frequently>>
  • The winner’s address will be forwarded to the author and she will be mailing the prizes directly to the winners. After I e-mail the winner’s info to the company, it is their responsibility to mail out prizes. Please contact them first if you are concerned about not receiving a prize. If that does not resolve the problem, then feel free to e-mail me and I will glad to assist in whatever way I can.

 

Prize Value: $14.99.

 

1 winner will receive one copy of this hardback book

 

Other Legal Stuff: I know it’s just a kids book but just to be safe here is all the legal stuff… This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You are providing your information to OMazing Kids, LLC and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for our internal purposes in relation to the administration of the giveaway. Your information will NOT be sold to any outside parties. Indemnification/Hold Harmless: By participating, entrants agree: (a) to the decisions of OMazing Kids, LLC, which shall be final in all respects; (b) to release, discharge, and hold harmless OMazing Kids, LLC and its respective representatives and agents from all liability, injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a prize, or from participation in and/or entry into the Contest or any Contest-related activity and for acceptance, delivery, or use of any prize; (c) that the foregoing parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guaranty, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to any prize.

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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga

Contests & Giveaways on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsContestsandGiveaways

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/amoorad1

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/

Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com

 

OMazing Kids LLC is an organization that promotes inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities. The blog and social media pages share information about books, DVD’s, CD’s, games and other products specifically designed for kids wellness, mindfulness and relaxation, product reviews & giveaways, lesson plan & activity ideas, research, kids wellness in the news and a connection corner with listings of individuals doing adapted yoga and those offering trainings.

 

NOTE: Please ignore any ads that appear below this note. This is a free blog site & I have no control over ads appearing here.

 

{Giveaway & Review} Kwik Stix Paint Sticks…. super cool & mess-free!

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Wow! The Kwik Stix paint sticks are really cool! It’s rare for me to break out the paints during a speech-language therapy session due to the time it takes to set up, potential for spills, kids having difficulty holding/using a paintbrush, dealing with the frustrations of the paint being too runny or mingling into a blob of “who-on earth-knows-what-color-that-is?!”, time it takes to clean up and the finished creation taking forever to dry.  Well Kwik Stix is the perfect solution to all those worries! These will be getting a lot of use in OMazing Kids speech therapy 🙂

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The company sent me a classroom set to try out and here’s what I love about them:

 

  • Vivid colors that glide easily onto the paper. Looks & feels similar to a large oil pastel.
  • The shape of the paint stick tip allowed for writing as well as broader strokes.
  • How fast they “dry”. They never really felt “wet” and there are no worries about it bleeding through or wrinkling the paper but it was definitely smudgeproof in less than 90 seconds.
  • Easy to open, twist, hold & use. Kids are used to “glue sticks” and these work in the same way.
  • Affordable. A set of 12 is only $11.99 (about a $1 per stick). If you work with large groups of kids, the price on Amazon.com for the classroom set of 96 is currently only $74.42 (.77 per stick).
  • Certified as “non-toxic” by the Art And Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI). This is important when purchasing art supplies and was something I wanted to know before agreeing to do this review. {Of course you still want to supervise any use of craft products and prevent them from being licked or eaten…. when you work with kids with special needs you are well aware that oral exploration of items can extend way beyond the infant & toddler years}

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The Kwik Stix paint sticks are essentially the same size as a standard glue stick. They are easy for most kids to hold but if you work with kids with special needs that need an adapted way to hold it you could insert one into a cut off piece of pool noodle (see my pic below) or make a holder out of a plastic milk jug handle (see instructions here: http://www.theoatc.org/resources/milkjughandle.asp).

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Kwik Stix flier

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Check out this promo video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JCOBOn20YQ

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Check out the company’s website & social media sites for more info:

Website:  http://www.thepencilgrip.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/thepencilgrip

Pinterest:   https://www.pinterest.com/KwikStixPaint

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ThePencilGrip

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Where to purchase:

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/The-Pencil-Grip-Tempera-TPG-602/dp/B013HO4OR0

Classroom-sized set: http://www.amazon.com/The-Pencil-Grip-Tempera-TPG-696/dp/B013HO4OCA

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GIVEAWAY: Intrigued? Want to win a 12-piece set of Kwik Stix? Here’s your chance:

*** This Giveaway is now CLOSED. Congratulations to the winner of the 1st Prize: Yvette Knapp. 12 additional winners were selected for the Pencil Grip Sampler packet. All winners info has been e-mailed to the company to mail out the prizes ****

Easy Entry Form (be sure you are on the original blog post for the entry form to show up. Previews in e-mail often don’t show it):

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  • Only entries with all required information will be valid. The info comes to me directly via e-mail & is ONLY used for the purposes of selecting winners and distributing prizes.
  • Helpful Info & Tips: Folks had requested a simpler entry option. I tried Rafflecopter but most folks did not enter an address so now I’m trying this online contact form instead. I will be hand selecting winners to insure products end up in the hands of folks who will put them to the best use. Briefly tell me how winning this would help you & the kids. I take the time to read each entry so details count. It doesn’t have to be lengthy…. just heart-felt.
  • If you experience any problems with the entry form in this blog post, please e-mail me specific details so I can attempt to fix it. E-mail to: amoorad1@juno.com . The entry deadline may be extended at the sole discretion of OMazing Kids in the event of prolonged entry problems.
  • Each “giveaway” is handled separately on OMazing Kids. So there are no rules prohibiting previous winners from entering this or future giveaways. I really do read every entry in every giveaway carefully to insure that the products end up in the best hands to impact kids lives.

Entry Deadline: 11:59pm CST on November 29, 2015 .

Rules of Participation:

  • Must be 18 years or older with a valid e-mail address.
  • One entry per person.
  • Only USA entries are allowed for this particular giveaway. 
  • Employees or family members of OMazing Kids, LLC or the product’s company are not eligible.
  • No purchase required.
  • Comments submitted via entries may be copied & pasted into the blog post.
  • Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  • Only entries with all required information will be valid.
  • The winner will be chosen from valid entries on November 30, 2015.

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1st Prize  — 1 winner will get one Kwik Stix 12pk (Assorted Colors)  (worth $11.99, http://www.amazon.com/The-Pencil-Grip-Tempera-TPG-602/dp/B013HO4OR0)

 

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2nd Prize  — 12 winners will each get one Pencil Grip Sampler packet:

I will select the 2nd prize winners from the entries for the Kwik Stix…. so there is not a separate entry form 🙂

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  • The winners will be notified via e-mail, will be posted on the blog post & will be posted on the OMazing Kids Facebook page. The company offering the prize may also post the winner’s name on their website, blog, Facebook page and/or other social media sites at their discretion.
  • The prize will be mailed to the winner using the address submitted in the entry form. OMazing Kids is not responsible for items lost in the mail or for inaccuracies in the mailing address. I copy & paste the info directly from what you submit << so PLEASE proof read your entry for accuracy before submitting it…. in the era of iPhone auto correction these errors happen pretty frequently>>
  • The winner’s address will be forwarded to the author and she will be mailing the prizes directly to the winners. After I e-mail the winner’s info to the company, it is their responsibility to mail out prizes. Please contact them first if you are concerned about not receiving a prize. If that does not resolve the problem, then feel free to e-mail me and I will glad to assist in whatever way I can.

Prize Value: $11.99.

Other Legal Stuff: I know it’s just a set of kids paint sticks but just to be safe here is all the legal stuff… This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You are providing your information to OMazing Kids, LLC and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for our internal purposes in relation to the administration of the giveaway. Your information will NOT be sold to any outside parties. Indemnification/Hold Harmless: By participating, entrants agree: (a) to the decisions of OMazing Kids, LLC, which shall be final in all respects; (b) to release, discharge, and hold harmless OMazing Kids, LLC and its respective representatives and agents from all liability, injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a prize, or from participation in and/or entry into the Contest or any Contest-related activity and for acceptance, delivery, or use of any prize; (c) that the foregoing parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guaranty, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to any prize.

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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga

Contests & Giveaways on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsContestsandGiveaways

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/amoorad1

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/

Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com

OMazing Kids LLC is an organization that promotes inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities. The blog and social media pages share information about books, DVD’s, CD’s, games and other products specifically designed for kids wellness, mindfulness and relaxation, product reviews & giveaways, lesson plan & activity ideas, research, kids wellness in the news and a connection corner with listings of individuals doing adapted yoga and those offering trainings.

NOTE: Please ignore any ads that appear below this note. This is a free blog site & I have no control over ads appearing here.

 

{Smarty Ears App Giveaway & Review}: Go Sequencing iPad app

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Go Sequencing App Review & Giveaway

Smarty Ears apps are some of my faves as a busy SLP. I can count on them to be well designed & to be customizable to meet the needs of a wide variety of patients. Here are some of the features that make this new Go Sequencing app great:

  • Includes 13 Levels and 3-step, 4-step, 5-step and 6-Step Sequences with varying levels of complexity within each of those.
  • Placeholders for the sequence pics. This makes it clear that there is a specific spot to drag the pics to.
  • The sequences are kid-friendly and you can customize the sequence database by toggling on/off specific activity sequences.
  • Option to set up multiple users & track data. You can use the app with 1 to 5 users at a time and each user can be at a different level.
  • Includes three languages: English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
  • The option to create your own custom sequences. This will be great for including pictures of high interest items for that particular child and sequences that are meaningful in the context of their daily routines.
  • Lots of customization settings.
  • Multicultural illustrations & high quality voiceover.

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Here are a few screenshots from inside the app to give you a feel for it:

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I only ran into two things that were small concerns as I tested out the app on my iPad Air running iOS 8.4. I’ve already messaged them to the app developer and am guessing that they can be easily fixed in a future app update:

  • I couldn’t add a user photo. Of course I can still use the avatars but many of my patients love seeing themselves within an app. I tried a hard reboot on my iPad but it didn’t resolve the issue. I don’t know if this is an issue on other versions of the iOS operating system. (I am specifically holding off on updating my main therapy iPad to iOS 9 until Apple works out the issues with Guided Access and all of my AAC apps have been update to be compatible).
  • When dragging the final step into a sequence the last part of the voiceover is cut off by the “very good” feedback. It would be nice for the voiceover to finish playing before the feedback plays. The same thing happens when tapping a picture before the voiceover is finished on the one before it.

That’s one of my favorite things about apps. Good app developers are open to feedback and are quick to roll out updates to fix them. They also often add new app content. Where else do you buy something and then get free updates to the newest version? Cool huh?!

Read all about the app on their website: http://smartyearsapps.com/service/sequencing/

App Tutorial: https://vimeo.com/135357898

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Want a chance to win a copy of this fabulous new app? Head over to this post on the OMazing Kids Facebook page. The giveaway is being hosted there: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga/photos/a.562317480485928.1073741841.174264525957894/1030260393691632/?type=3&theater

I have 1 iOS code to giveaway. (https://appsto.re/us/T0KP7.i, $14.99 -> currently reduced to $10.99, iPad only).

Entry Deadline: Sunday, 11/8/15, at 6:00pm CST. Depending on the number of entries received, it may take a day or so to verify them and to announce the winner & distribute the code to them via Facebook Messaging.

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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness & educational activities for kids of all abilities

Home E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga

AppPeeps Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OMazingKidsAppPeeps/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/amoorad1

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/110305433538768736741

Boardmaker Share: http://www.boardmakershare.com/Community/FriendsProfile/10916/Angela-Moorad

Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com

Angela Moorad is the founder of OMazing Kids, LLC and is an ASHA certified & licensed pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Kids Yoga Teacher with over 25 years experience working in a variety of settings (early intervention, schools, teletherapy & a nonprofit pediatric rehab hospital for children with developmental disabilities). She is an app beta tester for educational & therapeutic app developers and loves sharing info about great apps and tech products to use with kids of all abilities.

 

NOTE: Please ignore any ads that appear below this note. This is a free blog site & I have no control over ads appearing here.

{Book Giveaway} “I’m Thankful” by Terri-Sue Hill

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This is one of my faves to teach kids the values of thankfulness, kindness & gratitude! See lots of lesson plan ideas on this post: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2012/11/16/thanksgiving-thankfulness-giving-and-gratitude-lesson-plan-ideas/.

* I’m Thankful – lovely rhyming text & colorful multicultural illustrations encourage thankfulness & kindness. ($13.95 list price): http://www.amazon.com/Im-Thankful-Terri-Sue-Hill/dp/1452547394.

Here’s your chance to win a copy:

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GIVEAWAY:

This giveaway is now CLOSED. Congratulations to the winners: Mo Ostler in the UK, Cassandra Stafford & Jenny Williams in the USA.

The author has specified that one winner can be outside the USA & 2 winners within the USA.

 

Easy Entry Form:

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  • Only entries with all required information will be valid.The info comes to me directly via e-mail & is ONLY used for the purposes of selecting winners and distributing prizes.
  • Helpful Info & Tips: Folks had requested a simpler entry option. I tried Rafflecopter but most folks did not enter an address so now I’m trying this online contact form instead. I will be hand selecting winners to insure products end up in the hands of folks who will put them to the best use.Briefly tell me how winning this would help you & the kids. I take the time to read each entry so details count. It doesn’t have to be lengthy…. just heart-felt.
  • If you experience any problems with the entry form in this blog post, please e-mail me specific details so I can attempt to fix it. E-mail to:amoorad1@juno.com . The entry deadline may be extended at the sole discretion of OMazing Kids in the event of prolonged entry problems.
  • Each “giveaway” is handled separately on OMazing Kids. So there are no rules prohibiting previous winners from entering this or future giveaways.I really do read every entry in every giveaway carefully to insure that the products end up in the best hands to impact kids lives.

Entry Deadline: 11:59pm CST on November 3, 2015 .

Rules of Participation:

  • Must be 18 years or older with a valid e-mail address.
  • One entry per person.
  • Worldwide entries are allowed for this particular giveaway. The author has specified that one winner can be outside the USA & 2 winners within the USA.
  • Employees or family members of OMazing Kids, LLC or the product’s company are not eligible.
  • No purchase required.
  • Comments submitted via entries may be copied & pasted into the blog post.
  • Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  • Only entries with all required information will be valid.
  • The winner will be chosen from valid entries on November 4, 2015.
  • In return, the author has requested that winners of the books take the time to post a review for the book on Amazon.com after they receive them.

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3 winners will each receive one paperback copy of this book

  • The winners will be notified via e-mail, will be posted on the blog post & will be posted on the OMazing Kids Facebook page. The company offering the prize may also post the winner’s name on their website, blog, Facebook page and/or other social media sites at their discretion.
  • The prize will be mailed to the winner using the address submitted in the entry form. OMazing Kids is not responsible for items lost in the mail or for inaccuracies in the mailing address. I copy & paste the info directly from what you submit << so PLEASE proof read your entry for accuracy before submitting it…. in the era of iPhone auto correction these errors happen pretty frequently>>
  • The winner’s address will be forwarded to the author and she will be mailing the prizes directly to the winners. After I e-mail the winner’s info to the company, it is their responsibility to mail out prizes. Please contact them first if you are concerned about not receiving a prize. If that does not resolve the problem, then feel free to e-mail me and I will glad to assist in whatever way I can.

Prize Value: $13.95.

Other Legal Stuff: I know it’s just a kids book but just to be safe here is all the legal stuff… This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You are providing your information to OMazing Kids, LLC and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for our internal purposes in relation to the administration of the giveaway. Your information will NOT be sold to any outside parties. Indemnification/Hold Harmless: By participating, entrants agree: (a) to the decisions of OMazing Kids, LLC, which shall be final in all respects; (b) to release, discharge, and hold harmless OMazing Kids, LLC and its respective representatives and agents from all liability, injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a prize, or from participation in and/or entry into the Contest or any Contest-related activity and for acceptance, delivery, or use of any prize; (c) that the foregoing parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guaranty, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to any prize.

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#Giveaway #Thankfulness #Thanksgiving #KidsLit

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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga

Contests & Giveaways on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsContestsandGiveaways

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/amoorad1

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/

Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com

OMazing Kids LLC is an organization that promotes inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities. The blog and social media pages share information about books, DVD’s, CD’s, games and other products specifically designed for kids wellness, mindfulness and relaxation, product reviews & giveaways, lesson plan & activity ideas, research, kids wellness in the news and a connection corner with listings of individuals doing adapted yoga and those offering trainings.

NOTE: Please ignore any ads that appear below this note. This is a free blog site & I have no control over ads appearing here.

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{Book Review + Giveaway}: Max and Marla by Alexandra Boiger

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Check out this fun new addition to the OMazing Kids library… Max and Marla by Alexandra Boiger. Then enter the giveaway below for a chance to win this sweet book!

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About the book: Max and Marla are best friends. And aspiring Olympians! With their eyes on the prize, they know exactly what it’ll take to reach sledding success: preparation, practice and perseverance. So when rusty blades, strong winds and difficult slopes get in their way, Max and Marla realize true joy lies not in winning but in friendship. Obstacles turn into victories!

With delightful illustrations and charming text, Alexandra Boiger brings to life the story of two unstoppable pals—true Olympians who never give up!

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  • Age Range:3 – 5 years
  • Hardcover:32 pages
  • Publisher:P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers (October 13, 2015)
  • Language:English
  • ISBN-10:0399175040
  • ISBN-13:978-0399175046
  • Product Dimensions:4 x 0.4 x 10.3 inches

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Here’s what I love about this book:

  • Positive messages of perseverance & friendship.
  • Gorgeous illustrations in calming muted colors.
  • Simple short text in a large easy to read font on each 2-page spread.
  • I have a precious patient with Autism whose name is Max and he LOVES owls…. I can’t wait to read this book with him and all my other patients. Many kids with Autism have a difficult time facing disappointment so this book will be an awesome addition to my library of kids picture books with themes of perseverance.
  • Several great mantras in this book:
    • Never give up.
    • Tomorrow will be a new day.
    • Prepare for the unexpected.
    • Taking care of yourself is important.
    • Obstacles are turned into victories.

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Price (at the time of this post): $17.99 hardcover book

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Purchase: 

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Author: http://www.alexandraboiger.com/books/max-and-marla/

Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlexandraBoigerIllustration

Book trailer: https://vimeo.com/142181198

Penguin Twitter: https://twitter.com/penguinusa; #MaxAndMarla

Penguin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PenguinGroupUSA

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Disclaimer: I received a free sample of this product to facilitate my review.  Opinions expressed are my own. Starting in 2013, a new component of reviews & giveaways hosted on OMazing Kids is that a review will be added on Amazon.com (for products sold on that site). See my Amazon profile at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A1JKVLELLSX7FD?ie=UTF8&ref_=cm_aya_bb_pdp.

GIVEAWAY:

**** This giveaway is now CLOSED. Congratulations to the three winners: Holly Reynolds, Lea Neff & Angie Gorz *****

The publisher has specified only USA entries allowed for this giveaway due to shipping costs.

 

Easy Entry Form:

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  • Only entries with all required information will be valid.The info comes to me directly via e-mail & is ONLY used for the purposes of selecting winners and distributing prizes.
  • Helpful Info & Tips: Folks had requested a simpler entry option. I tried Rafflecopter but most folks did not enter an address so now I’m trying this online contact form instead. I will be hand selecting winners to insure products end up in the hands of folks who will put them to the best use.Briefly tell me how winning this would help you & the kids. I take the time to read each entry so details count. It doesn’t have to be lengthy…. just heart-felt.
  • If you experience any problems with the entry form in this blog post, please e-mail me specific details so I can attempt to fix it. E-mail to:amoorad1@juno.com . The entry deadline may be extended at the sole discretion of OMazing Kids in the event of prolonged entry problems.
  • Each “giveaway” is handled separately on OMazing Kids. So there are no rules prohibiting previous winners from entering this or future giveaways.I really do read every entry in every giveaway carefully to insure that the products end up in the best hands to impact kids lives.

Entry Deadline: 11:59pm CST on October 27, 2015 .

Rules of Participation:

  • Must be 18 years or older with a valid e-mail address.
  • One entry per person.
  • Only USA entries are allowed for this particular giveaway.
  • Employees or family members of OMazing Kids, LLC or the product’s company are not eligible.
  • No purchase required.
  • Comments submitted via entries may be copied & pasted into the blog post.
  • Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  • Only entries with all required information will be valid.
  • The winner will be chosen from valid entries on October 28, 2015.

3 winners will each receive one hardcover copy of this book

  • The winners will be notified via e-mail, will be posted on the blog post & will be posted on the OMazing Kids Facebook page. The company offering the prize may also post the winner’s name on their website, blog, Facebook page and/or other social media sites at their discretion.
  • The prize will be mailed to the winner using the address submitted in the entry form. OMazing Kids is not responsible for items lost in the mail or for inaccuracies in the mailing address. I copy & paste the info directly from what you submit << so PLEASE proof read your entry for accuracy before submitting it…. in the era of iPhone auto correction these errors happen pretty frequently>>
  • The winner’s address will be forwarded to the author and she will be mailing the prizes directly to the winners. After I e-mail the winner’s info to the company, it is their responsibility to mail out prizes. Please contact them first if you are concerned about not receiving a prize. If that does not resolve the problem, then feel free to e-mail me and I will glad to assist in whatever way I can.

Prize Value: $17.99

Other Legal Stuff: I know it’s just a kids book but just to be safe here is all the legal stuff… This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You are providing your information to OMazing Kids, LLC and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for our internal purposes in relation to the administration of the giveaway. Your information will NOT be sold to any outside parties. Indemnification/Hold Harmless: By participating, entrants agree: (a) to the decisions of OMazing Kids, LLC, which shall be final in all respects; (b) to release, discharge, and hold harmless OMazing Kids, LLC and its respective representatives and agents from all liability, injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a prize, or from participation in and/or entry into the Contest or any Contest-related activity and for acceptance, delivery, or use of any prize; (c) that the foregoing parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guaranty, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to any prize.

Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

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OMazing Kids LLC is an organization that promotes inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities. The blog and social media pages share information about books, DVD’s, CD’s, games and other products specifically designed for kids wellness, mindfulness and relaxation, product reviews & giveaways, lesson plan & activity ideas, research, kids wellness in the news and a connection corner with listings of individuals doing adapted yoga and those offering trainings.

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