Sunday, June 28, 2009

Brain Child Book Review and Giveaway

As new parents you are quick to recall the basic things that you need to teach children: shapes, colors, numbers... but there are so many other more complex ideas that can be introduced to children earlier than we might thing. A big issue that is plaguing America is nutrition and healthy living. A concept that often isn't taught but rather is emulated or it is not. That is why when I came across Brain Child Press, Inc. I was intrigued.


About the Company:
Brain Child Press, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is an independent publisher of children's nonfiction picture books, teaching materials, and educational games. Their mission is to develop child and family-friendly books and materials that help create healthy individuals and communities. I love their concepts: present big ideas, but use simple text; vivid photography, not abstract art or cartoons, and they have been developed and reviewed by experts in education, pediatrics, and nutrition. Not often do you find books with that attention to detail and education.

The Review:
I was given A Very Purple Pepper and A Visit to the Farmers' Market to review. First thing that catches my eye are the beautiful pictures that are in these books! Ace of course was instantly drawn to the colors - the books are geared for pre-k and onward, but honestly they are perfect to read to him for him to understand colors and they will continue to be useful as he ages beyond just the understanding of colors because he can learn about the Farmers' Market and about all the different veggies. The books are made of good quality material so while not indestructible to my little tot, if he managed to grab a page it won't instantly shred under his toil.

The company also gave me a few flash cards made of some sturdy material with wonderful pictures of fruit - they have a fruit set and a vegetable set. They are cute and certainly will hold a child's attention. The last item that we reviewed was the Match-Up Veggies card game. And by we I mean me. Although Ace is advanced in many ways - he is still far from holding the patience to flip over cards and find the matching partner. However, when he is old enough - these will be wonderful to take with in my purse. The box is super compact and the 40 cards are like the size of a min deck of cards. They have great colors and a wide variety of veggies to match up.

My overall impression with Brain Child Press, Inc. is a very positive one. I find that their goals and targeted methods for achieving those goals are spot on. Their products are a great learning tool with a very amicable and important message: healthy living and proper nutrition.

Interested in their books, flash cards, games? Stop by their website and purchase them directly.
Brain Child Press has generously donate a copy of one of their books to one A-Priori Mommy Reader!

 
Would you like to win a copy of A Very Purple Pepper: Colors to Know So You Can Grow?

How to Enter (Up to 12 chances to win!)1. Leave a comment! Your first entry it's that simple! (1 entry)
2. Visit Brain Child Press, Inc. and tell me one of the items you like! (1 entry)
3. Blog about the giveaway with a link to The A-Priori Mommy and leave the URL to your post in the comment. (2 entries)4. Follow me on blogger. Already follow, you count too! (1 entry)
5. Follow me AcesMomma on Twitter AND Tweet about this giveaway. (1 entry)
6. Add my button to your sidebar. (1 entry)
7. Purchase anything from Brain Child Press, Inc. between now and the end of the giveaway and post 5 comments with the transaction number. (5 entries)
Please leave a separate comment for each entry (i.e., if you blog about this giveaway, leave three separate comments stating that you did. Your comments are your actual entries.)

This giveaway will end July 13th at 11:59 PM PST. Winner will be chosen via random.org and will be announced July 14th. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize before a new winner is chosen. US entries only, please.

29 comments:

JanMary said...

Visiting from SITS.

Happy Sunday from N Ireland :)

Alicia said...

Hey thanks for coming by the blog! good luck on the giveaway! or maybe i should tell your friend good luck!

Dawna said...

Stopping by from SITS. Have a great Sunday!

S Club Mama said...

sounds like a fun giveaway! Can't ever have too many books, right?

Jenn @ Beautiful Calling said...

I follow your blog :)

Jenn @ Beautiful Calling said...

Chloe is 2 and we're working on our colors right now. CHloe has purple, Pink, red and orange down pat. Anything else is up in the air wiht a guess!

Mary K Brennan said...

Stopping by from SITS. Looks like a great company. I'm going over to check out the website.

The Blonde Duck said...

How cool!

cpullum said...

Count me in the giveaway!
Have a nice 4th of July!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Rose Red said...

What a lovely book and a clever teaching tool! Thanks for an opportunity to win.

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Rose Red said...

Following you on Blogger. (rubymoon/Ally)

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Rose Red said...

I really like the "Let's All Eat Veggies" book.

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mommyjen99 said...

Just found your blog and my little girl would really enjoy these books.
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mommyjen99 said...

I am now following you on blogger.
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mommyjen99 said...

The Farmers Market book looks fun since we go to one downtown sometimes.
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JamericanSpice said...

I like the Fruits match up game.

JamericanSpice said...

Books. I'm all over this! :)

JamericanSpice said...

I blog here

http://jamericanspice.wordpress.com/2009/07/08/brain-child-book-review-and-giveaway/

Anna Smith said...

That is great. I see we need to add some new books to our library.

Marina@EBMR said...

Lets all eat veggies sounds like a good book :>

P.S. I'm coming over from SITS....bunny hop over to find out how you can get 50 free photos and enter 4 great giveaways:http://energizerbunnysmommyreports.blogspot.com/(Dr Hippo books, CoverBee Laptop sleeve, Chex Mix bars, Piggy Paint- 10 winners in all!!):CoverBee and Dr Hippo books end on Sunday :>

Brimful Curiosities said...

My daughter would love to eat a purple pepper.

Brimful Curiosities said...

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Brimful Curiosities said...

A Visit to the Farmers’ Market also looks like a good book.

Amy B. said...

I'm a follower!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Amy B.
adennispac@yahoo.com

Amy B. said...

I like the Baby has a Book, book.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Amy B.
adennispac@yahoo.com

MoziEsmé said...

Would love to win this for my daughter! janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Roberta said...

sounds like a great read thx for the giveaway !!!! birdson@roadrunner.com

Katrina said...

I would love to win.

Jennifer @ The Toy Box Years said...

Just found your blog through Three Bay B Chicks. Thought I'd take a chance at a giveaway! Can't wait to read more of your blog!

~ Jennifer
http://thetoyboxyears.blogspot.com/