Wednesday, February 17, 2010

DVD Raffle! Tell your friends

I am going to try something new today. I reached out to the lovely marketing people at Nickelodeon and they have sent me two great DVDs to preview. While Elle is too young to watch DVDs just yet, I am not! Soon I know she will like cartoons and I want to have stuff on my TV that won’t make me crazy!

Kai-Lan’s Carnival

This DVD has 4 Kai-Lan episodes. I liked it for the bright and simple animation and sweet resolutions to every problem. The episodes talk about emotions and problem solving in an easy to understand kids format. Patience and compromising were two of the important lessons I learned from this DVD. Now if I could only put that patience and desire to compromise into action in my real life!

Rugrats: Tales from the Crib

Three Jacks & A Beanstalk

I personally like anything that riffs the old fairy tales! This is a great “family movie night” movie. I can’t wait until Elle has enough teeth to eat popcorn. Rugrats are great promoters of imagination and have an endearing quality.

*** Nickelodeon just sent 3 more DVDs!!!

  • Go Diego Go! Lion Cub Rescue (4 episodes)
  • Dora the Explorer: Let’s Explore! Dora’s Greatest Adventures (8 episodes)
  • Olivia Takes Ballet (4 episodes)

Here is how this works.

As soon as I have 120 public followers (I cant see the private followers to include them in a drawing), I will draw profile names out of a hat and post the 5 winners on the blog. (Those odds are 1 in 24 to be a winner, better then Lotto!) The first name picked and posted will get to pick her/his DVD first and the second name will get to pick his/her DVD and so on. Winners can send me their mailing addresses through my Facebook profile or at my email address. (Don’t post your mailing address on the blog for all to see!) Then I will go down to USPS and grab a flat rate envelope and mail you your DVD! I promise I won’t sell your name to any crazy marketing lists. I signed up for Similac coupons and now I get so much darn junk mail I feel like an eco-terrorist. I promise I won’t even keep your mailing address.

If this works, I will start hitting up other fun kids gear places and see if we can make everyone a winner!


  1. Awesome raffle! One of the dvd's Andrew liked watching over and over (and I didnt tear my hair out over)was Baby Einstein's Baby Da Vinci from head to toe. He loved it! I think we wore out a dvd player playing it! lol The cool part is you can watch this dvd in three different languages, it was really cool. Now Kai-Lan is one of Andrew's favorites. He loves learning new languages. One of the things I'm going to do is get a program for kids where he can really learn alot. Right now he wants to learn spanish and chinese....Probably because of Dora, Diego, and Kai-Lan!

  2. That is so sweet Lavon! I want to get more people to sign up so I can draw winners! I love sharing fun DVDs and books and stuff!

  3. Kai-Lan is Madeleine's favorite! And she loves her Kai-Lan hoodie she got for Christmas. :) I'm signed up and ready to win!!