Tuesday, December 16

My true love gave to me......a Giveaway!

Okay, it wasn't my true love, it was Trigger Memory Systems. But it was a lovely gift. You might remember me raving about this company's Times Tales book. As much as I love that book, I think I might like this one even better.


I'm talking about their Zone Cleaning for Kids book. This book takes everything you need to know in order to properly tidy a house and breaks it into manageable portions so that kids can successfully clean the house. I'll be honest, it's not just the kids. I use it myself. You know how sometimes life happens and the entire house is utterly destroyed? I have found myself wandering around just wondering where to begin. If it is this overwhelming for us adults, can you imagine how overwhelming it is for kids? This book takes the guesswork out of everything. You begin with step one and progress through the list systematically. It is so simple and so quick! In our house, we call this our flip chart. Every day, I say "It's time to flip the house!" and within 20 minutes, the house is clean. This book is sturdy and laminated so that you can write in it with a dry erase marker. But we rarely even open the book anymore. The steps are memorized. We all take turns "flipping" different rooms in the house and we almost have fun doing so.


Bedroom Cleaning for Kids is another wonderful tool by Trigger Memory Systems. Using this book, even my 3 and 5 year old can clean their room without tears. Wouldn't you say that is worth $7.95? The kids have fun tidying and they are so proud of themselves when they are finished!

Laundry for Kids is something I haven't been brave enough to let the kids try yet. I am very picky about my laundry. But when I am they are ready, this will be an excellent tool for them to refer to. It takes them through the steps, just like the other book, of doing the laundry beginning with gathering and sorting the clothing all the way to folding and putting away the clean laundry. Extra instruction is also offered to help the child determine what kind of washer settings they might need.
The Laundry book is in black and white, rather than color like the other two, but is still a great reference if you are ready to hand this chore over to your children. It will be especially nice because it will eliminate the need for them coming to you to repeatedly ask, "Okay, now what? I forget..."

The books can be purchased individually or in different package combinations to save a bit.

And now, a giveaway! I will be giving all 3 books away to one winner to be randomly selected Friday night at midnight. This package is worth $29.95...and it really is worth every penny. To enter, all you need to do is take a peek at my other TOS reviews and tell me which product sounds the most appealing to you. Leave a comment telling me about your favorite and you will be automatically entered. If you blog about this contest, leave a 2nd comment sharing a link to your post and I will enter you twice! My random number generator, named Ethan, will wake up briefly to pick the winner Friday night at midnight. He will not remember doing so and his speech will be slurred, but pick it he will....and shhhh, don't tell, but I hope he picks you!

For more reviews of this product, be sure to check out the Homeschool Crew.

35 comments:

Jennie C. said...

Put my name into the hat!

I looked over the art program...looks pretty good and I'm art challenged around here, too, which is funny because art my favorite thing when I was in school. I'd draw anything and everything.

Alphabet Pam said...

I'd love to put my name in the hat, too, but I can't follow the link to your other reviews. *pout*

It just a recursive link back to your blog and the wonderful, glorious, chore guides. Which I love. Could you tell Ethan I tried?

pamsalt at hotmail dot com

Angelina in Louisiana said...

Enter me in that contest! I left a comment under Salem Ridge Press. Thanks.

Alphabet Pam said...

Snort. I am very very slow. Scroll down. Gotcha.

Alphabet Pam said...

Okey doke. Rime to Read looks fun. Does it come with the cute little girl, or is she extra?

Caryn said...

Hi, Please enter my name for this contest. I do like your reviews on all the products. I like that you incorporated pictures and examples of the product and your description.
Carynj88@gmail.com

Janee' said...

Oh this is hard. I have wanted that Flip chore chart thing for sometime so I will have it a shot. I loved the looks of the art program, maybe I could get art done. However, when I look at Man in the Map that looks absolutely perfect and interesting too.

Betsy said...

the art looks cool!

abcdbanda said...

the american twins of the revolution looks like something my kiddos would really enjoy! we Looove history:)
christinbanda@yahoo.com

Sarah Speaks- Savvy SAHM Reviews & Giveaways said...

The Rime to Read program looks great! I never heard of it before your review!

AmandaSue said...

I think the Times Tables by Trigger Memory Systems seems neat, I liked what you wrote about it. Thanks for entering me.

Stacie said...

I just saw Times Tables by Trigger Memory Systems and this would be very useful for our daughter right now. She is in grade 5 and learning her timetables.

stacie_vaughan@hotmail.com

Reeva said...

i like the rime to read books -- looks lik eit would make reading fun
Thanks for a great giveaway! i hope i'm chosen as the lucky winner.

Clemencia said...

Rime to read looks very interesting, thanks for the giveaway

Jennifer said...

I am nore of an artsy person, so I'll go with that, please enter me to the contest
freecycling2 at gmail dot com

Dawn E said...

I would LOVE to win these. They look like just what we need.

The review that has gotten my attention most is the Times Tales one. I had heard it mentioned before, but you pushed me over. This is definitely a product I will pursue when the time is right. :)

wedogmomma said...

hmm...I'm liking the Man in the Map book.....I love me some rhymes (even the awkwardly written kind ;)
and the idea of forming pictures from the states...
Thanks for the review!

www.ourmagnificentobsession.blogspot.com

navywife said...

Wow! A hard choice to make from reading the reviews. I am teaching my little girl to read. Rime to Read has appeal.
However, I am really debating ALEKS! I think I'll sign =-up for a trial.

navywife said...

I loved the reviews so much. The giveaway looks really great. I just had to blog about it.

http://stumblelearner.stumbleupon.com/

I'm never sure what to write but I hope it brings friends over. Maybe they will know what I need for Christmas.

fixedonHim said...

Enter me please! I have been wanting these for some time now :)

I appreciate all the reviews. The Spears Art Studio or the KidsWealth looked very interesting.

Blessings,
Denise

fixedonHim said...

This is awesome and is now posted on my blog.

http://fixedonhim.blogspot.com/2008/12/awesome-giveaway-for-homeschoolers.html

legrape1@hotmail.com said...

This is a nice giveaway. Thanks for the entry.

Alli said...

I'd love the little man in the map! My son is so into countries and places, it would be perfect for him!

Jill Connelly said...

I read all your reviews....great work! Thanks for all the work you put into those! I think I'm going to buy the book "The Little Man in the Map". Looks very cute! One of my kids in particular would love it. I have used and love the Times Tales by Trigger Memory Systems. I am very interested in getting the Zone Cleaning one! Looks like just what I need!

Jill
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/jillconnelly/
connelly_jill@yahoo.com

Dree said...

I love the The Man in the Map. It is so important for kids to learn Geography and this makes it fun.

Tina said...

Love the man in the map will have to look into it more. Thanks !!

Brimful Curiosities said...

The Nativity Figurine Set looks wonderful. What a great play set and perfect for under the tree where little hands can play with it. Thanks for the giveaway

Brimful Curiosities said...

Blogged here: http://www.brimfulcuriosities.com/2008/12/full-to-brim-kids-book-giveaways-121908.html

Email me if you have any more giveaways related to children's books for my "Full to the Brim" list! Thanks

Brooke said...

Rime to Read looks really good.

Heather said...

The Little Man in the Map sounds like it does a good job of getting kids to remember. I'd love that!

Tabatha said...

I really like the Nativity Set from One2Believe. I have a different set, but the peices come apart on mine. This set looks like it would be very fun and I wouldn't loose tiny peices like my other set. I also like that it comes with a stable.

Anonymous said...

I like the little man in the map. Looks cool!

couponcrazymom00 at gmail dot com

The Halton Mom said...

I loved the Nativity Scene. They remind me of little people. My children would love that product. Thanks for the chance at these books they sound like alot of fun!

Candes said...

Hands down, the winner is... RimeToRead.

Sarah Speaks- Savvy SAHM Reviews & Giveaways said...

I blogged about this on my Fantastic Friday post at http://sarahspeakssavvysahmreviews.blogspot.com/2008/12/fantastic-friday_18.html

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