Tuesday, February 23, 2010

YOU TAKEOVER TUESDAY: Learning is Fun-damental {GIVEAWAY}

It's YOU TAKEOVER TUESDAY again and this week's question comes from Caitlyn in Waltham, Massachusetts.  She wrote: 

Dear AFOMFT, I have a one year old daughter, Stella, who's just starting to get invited to birthday parties for her playdate pals.  I know I could get them an outfit or something from Toys R Us but I'd rather give them a gift that's more unique, maybe even educational.  And not Melissa & Doug.  I love their stuff but we got so many of their toys for Stella's birthday that I'm hoping to find with something more original.  Does what I'm envisioning even exist? 

Yes, Caitlyn, it certainly does!  And guess what?  You can find lots of options that fit your criteria at Evgie.  Their Play to Learn toys are handmade and created with the goal of enhancing learning.  Like this felt Tic Tac Toe set:

Seems like a simple game, right?  Well, it also helps promote developmental logic. And this Rainbow Set will help your child learn about colors and shapes.

The ABC, 123 Bag is perfect for teaching toddlers the fundamentals:

And the Vegetable Alphabet Learning Set is great for older kids.  It comes with all of the letters they'll need to spell "potato" and "carrot" along with fun foods to inspire their creativity.

You can order the numbers and letters plain or embroidered so each set will be completely unique!

Evgie also has the cutest hand puppets around.  Meet Salvador:

And his sister, Mimi:

They're just $9 each and the perfect toys to help foster any child's imagination.

And did I mention that Evgie only uses eco-friendly felt made of 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles?  Just one more thing to love!

Caitlyn, I hope the Play to Learn toys and games from Evgie are the answer to your birthday present predicament.  And we've got a gift up our sleeve too.... 

Evgie has graciously offered to give away two keychain letters to a lucky AFOMFT reader!

To enter, visit Evgie and make the store one of your Etsy favorites, then post a comment here telling us that you did and which two letters you would choose if you win.  For additional entries:
  • Subscribe to AFOMFT or let us know you are a subscriber
  • Become a fan of AFOMFT on Facebook -- http://tinyurl.com/AFOMFTFBFAN
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  • Follow AFOMFT and Evgie on Twitter (@AFOMFT & @Evgie) and tweet this post by clicking the graphic above or this giveaway:  Enter to win an adorable letter keychain from @Evgie at A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS @AFOMFT - http://tinyurl.com/AFOMFT
  • Click here to vote for AFOMFT on Top Baby Blogs and post a comment here that you did - Vote For Us @ topbabyblogs.com Top Baby Blogs.  You can vote once per day per computer so if you vote every day or on different computers, be sure to post one comment for each one.
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  • Blog about AFOMFT or this giveaway (worth 2 entries) and post a link to the post.
Please leave a separate comment for each entry and make sure to include a link to your tweet, blog post, etc. This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada and ends March 2nd at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be selected by random.org and announced on AFOMFT on March 3rd. If the winner doesn't contact AFOMFT within 48 hours, a new drawing will be held so be sure to check back to see if you've won!

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  1. Ooh, she has some really cute things! I favorited her in etsy. I would pick J & V.

  2. I have your button in my button scroll (left sidebar)


  3. I made her a favorite on my etsy! I would choose letters "A" and "J" for my childrens' names.

  4. I'm a blog follower.

  5. I love her stuff... too cute! I would choose J & B


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