Monday, April 6, 2009

Tie Buddies- Review and Giveaway


THE REVIEW:

So I will admit that there are some things that are confusing to me as a parent. One of the big ones is how to teach kids to tie their shoes. I mean, honestly, you give them some laces and even if you show them, it is just a bunch of string right? Anyway, Sara is not old enough for me to worry about this yet, but I am glad that I found about Tie Buddies.



What are Tie Buddies?
From the Tie Buddies website:
Tying your shoes is a small but essential skill, one you use for the rest of your life.
Help your little one learn faster with Tie BuddiesTM.
These cute, kid-friendly devices act as easy pull-tabs for small hands, taking messy loops out of the equation.
The happy characters make a game of it, resulting in a strong knot and even stronger recall.
The simple developmental hurdle of shoe tying affects millions of parents and children daily. For many years, shoe tying has been a point of frustration for both parents and children. With 1slip-ons and hook-and-loop closures, children and parents have postponed the learning of tying shoes. Tie Buddies® is a mom-invented product that came
about from wanting to give my daughters independence, build their confidence and have fun learning. By eliminating loops, Tie Buddies® eliminate the confusion of multiple "holes" where the laces can pass through. There is no other product that stays on the child's shoe giving them independence while re-enforcing the learning process.




I am actually excited to be able to use these with Sara. We got the Fairy and Magic wand and it is just such a cool idea. We actually had a friend of ours try them out since Sara is so young and she said that her daughter loved it (daughter is 4). She is still not great at tying her shoes, but it is getting better. How cool is that!

Do you think that your child will want to give it a try? One lucky winner will receive a pair of Tie Buddies.

THE GIVEAWAY:

To enter:
Head on over to Tie Buddies and let me what your favorite aspect of this product is. Do not just say "Enter Me", I will delete these comments. If you are the winner, you have 3 days to claim your prize before I pick a new winner, so please remember to check back here.

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There are 6 different ways to enter, please leave a separate comment for each one.

Giveaway ends on April 20, 2009. This giveaway is open to readers in the US only.

This post was written for Family Review Network.





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37 comments:

mverno said...

instructions are easy . mverno@roadrunner.com

Shannon said...

I like the fairy and magic wand.

BUSY BEE said...

The tie buddies help keep the shoes tied. Less likely to be loose! Thanks for the giveaway! I am currently trying to teach my daughter how to tie her shoes. I NEED THIS ASAP!!!

thanks for the giveaway!

bsyb100 at gmail dot com

karenmed409 said...

If a Kindergarten Teacher recommends it, then it has to fun and easy for the little ones to tie their shoes. I like the idea of cartoons making it a game, this will make it more fun and maybe they will tying their shoes on their own!

Courtney said...

I just love that it's a fresh approach to an old problem. I love new solutions and ideas! Looks like a great product :)

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clc408 said...

I like that they make a tedious lesson fun. Thanks for the giveaway.

jackie1501@frontiernet.net said...

this would help kids be less frustrated when learning to tie

Sue said...

I love the idea of making tying shoes fun. It gives me hope for my 6 year old.

tatertot374 said...

I really like the fairy and magic wand for my daughters. This would be wonderful to win as my oldest daughter who is 6 is having some trouble with tying her shoes. THank you!
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

mogrill said...

I would pick the fairy and Magic wand! Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

deedleweedle said...

I like that it might teach my child to tie his shoes.

justicecw said...

My son is really into cars so I love that they have a cars design. My son turned 5 yesterday so this is the perfect time to teach him to tie his shoes! thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

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justicecw said...

I am following on twitter - username is justicecw. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

lilshuga2001 said...

I love that someone has finally incorporated FUN with LEARNING on how to tie shoes!
My bro still doesnt know and he is 8 yrs old.
He said its boring!

I hope I win to show him how fun it really can be!!

mgster said...

I am a preschool teacher and I would love to win this! If I had a dime for every shoe I have tied...I'd be a millionaire!!!!!! :)

yellowlabs said...

My favorite aspect is that they created cool characters and interactive stories that help the children learn and retain the process!

Marianna said...

I like that it makes shoe tie-ing fun and easier, plus it's recommended by teachers! My son and I are getting very frustrated with each other trying to learn to tie laces the "old fashioned" way!

ktgonyea said...

Love the magic wand.

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Erma said...

I would love the chance to win, thanks.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

Vickie said...

I have five kids who are now all grown up, but my grandson is 3. I would love to give his mommy a product that would make the skill of tying shoes easier. The art of making a game out of it will make it fun, make a strong knot, and also make stronger recall. What an awesome idea!!!!

Candie said...

I like that they have step by step directions on how to do it. My son is stubborn and he does not like to listen to me, but he will read it and follow the directions exactly. Thank you.

candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

GabbyLowe said...

I like that it helps kids learn to tie their shoes.

GabbyLowe said...

I follow

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channallocks said...

great contest

MAC Mom said...

I liek that the Tie Buddies can easily teach my daughter how to tie her shoes and not frustrate her with bunny ear loop techniques. THANKS

jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

MAC Mom said...

I subscribe to your feed via google reader.
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MAC Mom said...

I follow you on twitter (MacMomof3)
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MAC Mom said...

I faved you on technorati (MacMomof3)
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Gianna said...

I love that it makes show tying fun :)

Molly C. said...

I like that it will make learning to tie easier. All 3 of my middle boys are having trouble with ties.

masonsgranny59 said...

I heart the race car ones for my grandson:)

Timster said...

Instructions are easy.

Angie said...

We're working on this skill right now. My dd would love the fairy and magic wand! I love that they are easy to hold.

lilyk said...

My favorite aspect of this product is that it's easy to use.

lilyk said...

I signed up for your feed.

jenknix said...

Tis is so neat! Teaching kids to tie their shoes is always a challenge. This product would definantly help kids.