Fraboom LIVE!

Last January I told you about an up and coming company developing online programs for kids, Flying Rhinoceros. I enjoyed my experience reviewing PrezQuest for them so I was thrilled to hear that they have expanded their offerings to include three new experiences.

Carter and I jumped in for the Insects class last week and yesterday my 81 year old mom did the Presidents experience with him. We all found it really it easy and fun to use. The character in the Insects kinda freaked Carter out though (in a funny way). He kept telling me that “That is NOT a kid it is a creepy old man”. I kinda have to agree. He found the ‘boy’ hysterical. Next week we are looking forward to the How To Draw Cartoons class. He actually has this one marked on the calendar so he doesn’t forget.

The live teacher really is an ingenius way to grab the kids attention. The first day of whatever series you choose, the class is live and interactive. There is an actual ‘teacher’ there to guide you through the activities. You sign in on the top of the hour any time between 10am-7pm MST. My son LOVES asking questions just to make sure that the person is real and not a set up :) They are. The teacher calls your child by name and interacts with them one on one. The remaining days of the series are activities that you work on with your child. Fraboom provides a very well done activity guide for you to download and print (my only complaint is that it uses a TON of ink so I don’t print the first page).

Seriously, you all really need to check this company out. I absolutely love them. The series of three classes is $9.99. They were nice enough to offer 5 memberships though for me to give away to my readers.

Would you like one of the memberships? Here is your chance to win!

REQUIRED Initial Entry: Just leave a comment on what you think your child might like about Fraboom. You can go to the Fraboom site for more ideas. This company is all about listening to us parents, so honestly tell them what you think!

Optional Bonus Entries. If you already do these, that counts too, just tell me in separate comments:

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Please leave a separate comment for each entry.  Must be 18 years of age or older. We reserve the right to remove any entry from this giveaway that doesn’t have the requested information. This giveaway ends Sept 4, 2009 11:59 pm EST. Please allow up to 4 weeks to receive your item. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours another winner will be chosen.

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Win a Nancy Drew Wii Game!

Here is a way to video games as an educational tool. Can’t get a better game for deductive reasoning than this!

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In Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek, players find Nancy far from home in the middle of the Canadian Rockies where she is investigating several suspicious accidents that have occurred at Chantal’s normally cozy Icicle Creek Lodge. To make matters worse, an eerie wolf’s howl in the distance is haunting the guests at night, causing Nancy to wonder if the accidents and the mysterious wolf are connected.

interior3Playing as Nancy Drew, you embark on a mystery adventure that will tax deductive reasoning skills as you tackle intricate puzzles and master a variety of gesture-based mini-games with the Wii Remote™.


Need a clue on how to win??

Here is the deal:

INITIAL ENTRY: Leave me a message and tell me who your favorite female role model is or was and why. You must complete this entry to be eligible for the Bonus ones listed below. *You do not need to be a homeschool family to win!

Bonus Entries: You can do any of these that you want. Do 1 or do all!

1. Follow me on Twitter @chaotic_barb (leave your Twitter ID)

2. Tweet This Giveaway. You may do this once a day. Just Copy and Paste this —-> @chaotic_barb is giving away a Nancy Drew Wii Game and I want to win it http://bit.ly/Df42r

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The fine print: Please leave a separate Comment for each Entry. Winner chosen by random.org by comment number. Giveaway is open to anyone 18 years of age or older. Any posts not including the requested information will be deleted. I reserve the right to remove any entry from this giveaway. This giveaway ends 6/15 at 11:59pm est. Please allow 4-6 for mailing.

Giveaway: Music Ace Deluxe

A few weeks ago I reviewed a great new software program for teaching music, Music Ace Deluxe. I am delighted to be able to offer the software to one lucky winner!
To Win:
INITIAL ENTRY: Leave a comment telling me about why you think Music Ace Deluxe would be great for your home. You can see what I thought of the product here. You must complete this entry to be eligible for the Bonus ones listed below. *You do not need to be a homeschool family to win these :)

And the winner is…………….Carla! I will contact you on twitter!

Bonus Entries: You can do any of these that you want. Do 1 or do all!

1. Follow me on Twitter @chaotic_barb (leave your Twitter ID)

2. Tweet This Giveaway. You may do this once a day. Just Copy and Paste this —-> @chaotic_barb has cool new music software that I want! http://bit.ly/F46Bu PLS RT!

3. Blog about this giveaway. (You must leave the link to the post, not your blog)

4. Stumble this giveaway. Leave your stumble ID.

5. Favorite this site in Technorati. Leave your Technorati ID.

Please leave a separate Comment for each Entry. Giveaway is open to anyone 18 years of age or older. Any posts not including the requested information will be deleted. I reserve the right to remove any entry from this giveaway. This giveaway ends April 19, 2009 at 11:59pm est. Please allow 4-6 for mailing.