Posts Tagged ‘Giveaway’

{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

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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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{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

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.

{Book Review + Giveaway} Ladybug Girl: The Super Fun Edition

Ladybug Girl 3 book bundle giveaway

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Check out this fun new addition to the OMazing Kids library… Ladybug Girl: The Super Fun Edition. Then enter the giveaway below for a bundle of this book + 2 other OMazing Kids faves!

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About the book: A gorgeous edition of the first book in the New York Times Bestselling series, full of exciting extras. When Lulu puts on her ladybug costume, she becomes Ladybug Girl—a superhero who uses her imagination to have adventures right in her own backyard. Together with Bingo, her basset hound, she proves that she is not too little to explore nature, build forts, and make her own big fun. This deluxe gift edition of the book that earned Ladybug Girl and Bingo a place in the homes and hearts of millions of kids includes a jacket that folds out into a giant poster, punch-out paper dolls of Lulu and Bingo, and 30 reusable stickers to dress them up—a must to kick off or complete any Ladybug Girl collection.

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  • Age Range:3 – 5 years
  • Series:Ladybug Girl
  • Hardcover:40 pages
  • Publisher:Dial Books; Nov Har/Ps edition (October 20, 2015)
  • Language:English
  • ISBN-10:1101994339
  • ISBN-13:978-1101994337
  • Product Dimensions:11 x 0.4 x 9.4 inches

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Here’s what I love about this book:

  • Great messages of “imagination” & “empowerment”.
  • Depicts the adventures of outdoors play.
  • Has the following opportunities for kids yoga: bending avocado plant (crescent moon), cross crawl hike, ant (warrior series), rock (child’s pose), shark, tree, leaf blowing, stone picking (toega with grey pom poms or small smooth pebbles), gyan mudra looking glasses, bird and additional poses from the end page illustrations and costume stickers: mermaid, pirate, ballerina, princess, astronaut, unicorn, fairy, artist & tiger.
  • The extras are fun! The book dust jacket folds out into a giant poster, punch-out paper dolls of Lulu and Bingo, and 30 reusable stickers to dress them up. I’m planning on laminating my paper dolls so they will stand up even longer to repeated use.

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Price (at the time of this post): $18.99 hardcover book

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Purchase: 

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Website: http://www.ladybuggirl.com/

Free printables: http://www.ladybuggirl.com/printables.html

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

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qg7EgijCFjU

Penguin Kids Twitter: https://twitter.com/penguinkids

Penguin Kids Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penguinkidsbooks?fref=ts

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The publisher sent me all seven of the other hardcover books in the Ladybug Girl series for me to choose which other 2 to include in the giveaway. What a difficult choice! I love all of the books in this series. Each has a unique positive message and fun storyline. I ended up selecting these two OMazing Kids faves:

  • Ladybug Girl and Bingo: Has a great message of “responsibility”. I love the camping theme with lots of opportunities for kids yoga (cross crawl hike, forest of trees group pose, up dog, down dog, bird, turtle, butterfly, canoe, quiet mindful listening, mermaid (pigeon), fish, picnic lunch sequence (open the picnic basket – seated forward fold, decide what kind of sandwiches to make for the picnic, spread out the blanket, seated twist to pass the picnic basket), unicorn, tiger, rocket, boulder, gyan mudra looking glasses , pitching a tent (triangle pose or tent partners pose), campfire (palming), star, firefly, roll up in sleeping bag (rolling up in yoga mat).
  • Ladybug Girl and the Big Snow: Has a great message of “perseverance” and “looking on the bright side”. The book has the following opportunities for kids yoga: reach-stretch to put on warm clothing (long johns, snow pants, boots, puffy jacket, mittens & earmuffs), up dog (for her companion Bingo),  sun breath & stretch, cross-crawl hike through the snow, penguin (mountain + waddle), tree with snow on “branches”, blowing snow (blowing cotton balls), bell mindful walking activity, standing forward fold to dig in snow, rock-and-roll snowballs, flying winter dragon (Warrior III), mountain, snow animals (bear, dear, bunny, rhino, gorilla, lion, hippo, unicorn), hot cocoa by the fire (palming), snowflakes (standing star with wiggling fingers). The book ends with the sky turning a deep blue with snowflakes….. would make for a nice transition into Savasana with a snowy guided relaxation.

 

If I had been able to select a third fave it would have been “Ladybug Girl at the Beach” for it’s wonderful message of being brave and overcoming fears. Lots of fun opportunities for kids yoga. I’ve used it several times in OMazing Kids and it’s always a huge hit!

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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 winner: Judy Owens *****

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.

1 winner will receive a 3 book bundle of one hardcover copy of each of these three Ladybug Girl books:

  • Ladybug Girl: The Super Fun Edition
  • Ladybug Girl and the Big Snow
  • Ladybug Girl and Bingo

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  • The winner 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: $53.97

Other Legal Stuff: I know it’s just a bundle of 3 kids books 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

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.

{Avaz Pro AAC App Giveaway ~ worth $199.99} Enter to win one of two codes for this AAC app

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{Avaz Pro AAC App Giveaway ~ worth $199.99} Head over to this post on OMazing Kids Facebook page for a chance to win one of two codes for the USA English version of this newly updated robust AAC app from AVAZ – Making every voice heard:

 

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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

Facebook Messaging for OMazing Kids: https://www.facebook.com/messages/174264525957894

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/

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Review & Giveaway: “I Am Yoga” by Susan Verde, art by Peter H. Reynolds + I Am Yoga mat by Jade Yoga Mats

 I am yoga book and mat giveaway

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Check out the fun new addition to the OMazing Kids library… “I Am Yoga” by Susan Verde! Then enter the giveaway below for the book + yoga mat.

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About the book: An eagle soaring among the clouds or a star twinkling in the night sky . . . a camel in the desert or a boat sailing across the sea—yoga has the power of transformation. Not only does it strengthen bodies and calm minds, but with a little imagination, it can show us that anything is possible.

New York Times bestselling illustrator Peter H. Reynolds and author and certified yoga instructor Susan Verde team up again in this book about creativity and the power of self-expression. I Am Yoga encourages children to explore the world of yoga and make room in their hearts for the world beyond it. A kid-friendly guide to 16 yoga poses is included.

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  • Age Range: 4 – 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (September 8, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1419716646
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419716645
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches

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Here’s what I love about this book:

  • Short text on each page that guides the reader to be still, be quiet, be slow and then guides them through a lovely series of 16 yoga poses.
  • Affirmations are included with each pose.
  • Positive messages that all kids should hear & experience.
  • Kid-friendly instructions are included at the back of the book for the 16 poses: mountain, tree, airplane, standing star, half moon, boat, camel, eagle, downward facing dog, warrior pose series, flower, bow/basket, child’s pose & savasana.
  • Lovely full page illustrations by Peter H. Reynolds (always a fave at OMazing Kids!)

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A sneak peek at a couple of pages inside the book. 

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Price (at the time of this post): $14.95 hardcover book
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Purchase: As of the time of this post Amazon had the book priced at $7.85 (47% off the list price of $14.95): http://www.amazon.com/I-Am-Yoga-Susan-Verde/dp/1419716646

Other links for purchasing are on the author’s website: http://www.susanverde.com/book/i-am-yoga/#book
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The I Am Yoga mat was made by Jade yoga mats who are famous for making amazing eco-friendly and chemical free mats. It is an adult travel size for all ages. They can be shared by an adult and child to do yoga together. You can order them by calling Blue Bunny Books and Toys http://www.bluebunnybooks.com/contact-us/. Price: $59.99.

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Song inspired by the book:

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http://www.reynoldstlc.org/blog1/2015/9/22/bringing-verdereynolds-book-i-am-yoga-to-life-through-music

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1/15/16 Update: Check out the cool new video:

http://youtu.be/FmXL821PklY

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About the Author: Susan Verde is the author of The Museum and You and Me, also illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. She is a licensed yoga instructor and lives in East Hampton, New York.
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You can connect with Susan on the following social media sites:
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About the Illustrator: Peter H. Reynolds is the illustrator behind the mega-selling Judy Moody and Stink series, as well as many other bestselling and award-winning picture books, including The Dot and Ish. He lives in Boston. Website: http://www.peterhreynolds.com/
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See this post for info about Susan’s first book & other Peter H. Reynolds books: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2013/07/06/inspiring-kids-creativity-with-books-art-movement/ and this post for info about her second book: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2015/02/11/review-giveaway-you-and-me-by-susan-verde-art-by-peter-h-reynolds/

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Check out this sneak peek at Susan & Peter’s next collaboration due out in May 2016: http://www.susanverde.com/book/the-water-princess/#book

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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.

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Congratulations to the winner:  Gloria Breton in New Hampshire.

Worldwide entries allowed for this giveaway 

1 winner.

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 6, 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.
  • 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 7, 2015.

1 winner will receive 1 copy of the book described above + 1 green I Am Yoga yoga mat.

  • The winner 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: $74.94 ($14.95 book + $59.99 yoga mat)

Other Legal Stuff: I know it’s just a book & yoga mat 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

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{Therapy Box App Giveaway} Enter to win their 3 newest apps

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{Therapeutic Apps Giveaway} Here’s your chance to win the brand new therapeutic apps from Therapy-Box! Head over to this post on the OMazing Kids Facebook page to enter:

 

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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

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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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