Wednesday, May 12, 2010

TIE BUDDIES REVIEW & GIVE-A-WAY


The lucky winner of the Tie Buddies give-a-way is entry #15 Tylerpants! Congrats!

*GIVE-A-WAY CLOSED 05/21/2010*



TIE BUDDIES
MOM INVENTED, KID APPROVED!

How did you all teach your kids to tie their shoes? We are just beginning to teach Jace and it's like where do we begin. It's something that now seems so easy to us as adults, but think how hard it must be for a toddler learning how to make loops, crossing strings and all of the other difficult steps there are when learning to tie.

Well back in January of 2007 a product called
Tie Buddies® were created by inventor and mother of two, Wendy Welling. As she lay next to her younger daughter, she kept thinking that there simply had to be a better way to help her children learn to tie their own shoes!

Inspired by both her daughter’s excitement – and their increased feelings of independence as they quickly learned to tie their own shoes – Wendy spent months fiddling with prototypes and ideas until finally perfecting
Tie Buddies®. The key was to create cool characters and interactive stories that help the child learn and retain the process and as well as eliminating the frustrating ‘bunny ears or loops’ that just confuse children as they learn.

Thus in April 2007 this mother of two independent shoe-tying daughters created her own company, Widget Works, Inc, and launched
Tie Buddies® into the market.



Wendy was so kind to send us our very own set of
Tie Buddies® to try out! Jace was so excited to open the package, even though he had no idea what they were for. Well that has all changed since we got them a few weeks ago!


He doesn't quite have it down, but he is definitely showing more interest in tying his shoes by himself and can make the knot by himself now! I am pretty sure if he continues to practice using his Tie Buddies that it won't be much longer and he will know how!
He also loves having Tie Buddies on his laces! They are such a fun little accessory as well!










GIVE-A-WAY STARTS HERE

Wendy has graciously offered to give one of The Jackson Five Family readers the chance to win the Tie Buddies of their choice!

*IN ORDER TO ENTER MY GIVE-A-WAY , YOU MUST BE A PUBLIC FOLLOWER OF THE JACKSON FIVE FAMILY BLOG. TO FOLLOW ME CLICK ON THE "FOLLOW" BUTTON ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF MY BLOG. EASY PEASY :) IF YOU ENTER MY GIVE-A-WAY AND YOU ARE NOT A PUBLIC FOLLOWER THEN ALL OF YOUR ENTRIES WILL BE FORFEITED!!!*


MANDATORY ENTRY:
Make sure you are a public follower of this blog. Once you are you need to go to the Tie Buddies website and then come back here and tell me which Tie Buddies product you would choose if you won!

You have even more chances to win. For each of the following things that you do, you get another entry! So easy...

EXTRA ENTRIES:
Make sure that you leave a SEPARATE comment for each thing that you do for the entries to be counted!

1 Entry-Become a Fan of Tie Buddies on Facebook by clicking here.

1 Entry-
Follow Tie Buddies on Twitter by clicking here!

1 Entry-Sign up for one of my other give-a-ways and let me know which one you signed up for!

3 Entries-Sign up to follow The Jackson Five Family Blog *remember you must be a follower anyways for your entries to count in the 1st place* :) (make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry i.e. follower 1, follower 2, follower 3)

1 Entry-Subscribe to receive The Jackson Five Family feed in your inbox. Just type in your e-mail on the right of my blog, make sure you confirm your subscription as well!

2 Entries-Become a Fan of The Jackson Five Family blog on Facebook (make sure you leave a separate comment for each one, i.e. Facebook Fan 1, Facebook Fan 2)

1 Entry-Grab my button and add it to your page!

1 Entry-Blog about this give-a-way on your page and leave me a link so that I can check it out!

Rules: Open to readers in the US & Canada only. Give-a-way ends May 20th at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be randomly chosen and will have 48 hours to respond. Thank you so much to Wendy for sending us our own set of Tie Buddies and for sponsoring this give-a-way and good luck to all of you entering!

(I was sent this product free of charge to review. The things you read here are my honest opinions of the product reviewed! I was not paid in any way to say anything you read here!)


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23 comments:

  1. I am a new follower of your blog! I would chose the fairy and magic wand set for sure.

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  2. These are so cute! I've never seen them before. I would get the race cars for my son.

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  3. I'm a public follower!

    I would pick the red and green race car tie buddies!!

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  4. I'm signed up for the Golf Bag Gourmet Gift basket giveaway!

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  5. I have signed up for e-mails about your blog!

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  6. I'm a fan of yours on facebook!!

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  7. I would pick the fairy and magic wand tie buddies

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  8. I am a follower busiemommie #1

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  9. I am a follower busiemommie #2

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  10. I am a follower busiemommie #3

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  11. I entered the Hole in One Golf Bag Fathers Day Gift Basket Giveaway

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  12. The Tie Buddies with race cars would be my pick! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  13. I'm a follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com #1

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  14. I'm a follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com #2

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  15. I'm a follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com #3

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  16. I'm a subscriber. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  17. I'd love the Red and Green Race Cars Tie Buddies!

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