Sunday, August 21, 2011

Maya picked this ****giveaway*****

In the past I've talked about Maya's love for letters and how amazed I've been as she seems to be learning them through osmosis.  This is due partially to her natural interest in letters (she's always been interested in the writing on T-shirts, bags, etc) and partially to one really great video:



When I saw Maya starting to recognize letters, I asked for alphabet exposure ideas from one of my message boards, and several of the moms replied "Teaching letters?  All I did was put on Leapfrog Letter Factory and my kids magically learned them."   So I picked up the video, put it on, and a few short days later Maya was already copying the letter sounds (check her out in this video).

Amazing!  And since she's nonverbal, really amazing.

She can't say "A" (like the long A sound in plate), but she can say "ah"   . . . and quickly I could show her an A and say "What letter is that?" and she would say "Ah!".  I would never have thought to teach her to tell me the letters with their sounds, but it worked.  Suddenly she was able to tell us how much she was understanding.  (Similarly, she can say "ba" and "da" but not B or D.)  I couldn't believe how interested she was in the video, or how quickly she starting picking up the new information.  I'm a big fan. 

So when Maya grabbed the video off of the store shelf the other day (she recognized the box, sneaky girl) and I saw that it was on sale, I decided to get one for a giveaway :)

This video is my favorite.

You guys are going to love it!


(FYI: I am not affiliated with Leapfrog in any way.  I'm not receiving any sort of compensation from the Leapfrog folks.  Maya just loves this video, and I've been impressed with how much it has taught her, so I thought I'd pay it forward.)

Here's how to enter the giveaway:  Pay attention, because you can enter up to 5 times! 
 
1. Leave a comment on this post. Any comment will do . . "Hey, I want to win!" "Giveaways rule" "Maya is awesome", etc :)
 
2. Like our page on Facebook ("Uncommon Sense Blog") if you don't already. Then, leave a comment here that says "I'm a Facebook follower!" (If you're already a Facebook follower, you can leave this comment too, of course.)
 
3.  Follow us on Twitter!  (This is new! See the twitter feed on the top right corner of the blog?)  Our Twitter name is "UncommonBlogger". Then, leave a comment here that says "I'm following you on Twitter!" 
 
4. Share the link to the giveaway on Facebook. Then, leave a comment here that says "I shared the giveaway on FB!"
 
5. Retweet the link to the giveaway on Twitter (once you follow me on Twitter, you can just retweet my giveaway post).  Then, leave a comment here that says "I retweeted the giveaway!"
 
Remember to leave a separate comment for each entry!
 
Winner will be chosen the evening of Tuesday, August 30th.  The latest that an entry will be accepted is 5pm (EST) on Tues, 8/30, via random number generator.  The winner will be announced the same evening and have 2 days to contact me before I pick a different winner. 

57 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome giveaway!

(Trish C)

Anonymous said...

I'm a facebook follower!

(Trish C)

Anonymous said...

I shared on facebook!

(Trish C)

rocketmommy said...

My kiddo is learning letters too and this looks awesome! I'm still in the stone age and not on facebook or twitter, but hopefully this entry will do it! Good luck everyone =)

Meghan said...

Love your blog and giveaways too!

Liz said...

Love Maya!! And can always use some good letter tools for DS!

Liz said...

I'm a FB Follower!

Krista D said...

I want to win! Giveaways are cool! Maya is awesome! :)

Krista D said...

I am a FB follower.

Krista D said...

I am a Twitter follower.

Meghan said...

Following you on FB and Twitter

Meghan said...

Retweeted link to giveaway

Krista D said...

I retweeted!

Meghan said...

And shared the link on my FB account...

Krista D said...

I posted on FB.

shanamp said...

Great giveaway!

shanamp said...

Love you on Facebook, too!

Emily and Jesse said...

I'm a facebook follower! WAY too chicken to join the Twitter world! :)

aquaglas said...

Go Maya!

Katherine said...

I'm a facebook follower ;p also - I just wanted to say that since my son's dx a few weeks ago, I've been sent "Welcome to Holland" 5 different times. It is a wonderful essay and I'm happy to follow it's author!

Mandi Fisher said...

Maya is awesome! And I'm a facebook follower! :)

Queen Amy said...

I know my letters and my daughters know their letters, but I love coming here and I would really like to win your giveaway and give it away to one of the children I work with who hasn't learned their letters. That sentence had a lot of letters!

kellyjen said...

"I'm a Facebook follower!" (Jennifer K.)

kellyjen said...

Maya is so cute! Great pictures.

It's Just Me said...

Found out about your blog from the DD board on BBC. Love it.

Samantha said...

Sweet. Love Leap Frog and I think my son would love this video.

mamacarlson09 said...

Great giveaway! My son would love to win :)

mamacarlson09 said...

I'm a FB follower.

Dana said...

Ack! Katherine, I did *not* write Welcome to Holland---that was Emily Perl Kingsley! I wrote a follow-up piece called "Amsterdam International" that was kind of a precursor. Just wanted to clear that up! (This comment will not count in the random number generator.)

Liz said...

I'm a twitter follower

Liz said...

I retweeted

roxygirlkitten said...

Maya is awesome and has an awesome mother!!

roxygirlkitten said...

I am a facebook follower.

Cheryl (in Buffalo) said...

We love the Leapfrog stuff!!! Great giveaway!!!

Cheryl (in Buffalo) said...

We follow you on Facebook too :)

katychick said...

my daughter would love that too- thanks for hosting the giveaway- wow
tcogbill at live dot com

katychick said...

i like you on fb- NEW follower
tess c
tcogbill at live dot com

katychick said...

i follow you on twitter
katychick123....what a cute blog
tcogbill at live dot com

joee_t said...

my son ian is just learning his letter sounds too, and we'd love to give the video a try.

we also found a great letter sound site at www.starfall.com, if you want to give it a try!

Me said...

I am a facebook follower and Ada would love this!

Lora

Roberts Family said...

My daughter would love this!

euphentia said...

I want to win! And Maya is awesome, of course :-)

euphentia said...

I am a FB follower!

euphentia said...

I shared this post on FB!

Helen said...

This would be fun for Lily!

Helen said...

Like you on FB!

Helen said...

Twitter follower too :)

Jen F. said...

What a great giveaway! My son would love it too!

Jen F. said...

I'm follow you on Facebook!

Jen F. said...

I follow you on Twitter!

Jen F. said...

I shared the giveaway on Facebook.

Jen F. said...

Retweeted the giveaway!

Liz said...

I shared this on FB!

Mother of Ambition said...

I'd love this!

Mother of Ambition said...

I like you on FB!

Anonymous said...

Im a facebook follower! Love it!

Anonymous said...

I am a facebook follower. Love the blog!

Erin R.