Saturday, June 9, 2012

Enter the Lakeshore Learning Summer Learning Photo Contest! {Plus Magnetic Counting Maze Review & Giveaway! Ends 6/22}

Lakeshore Learning Materials is a amazing place to find everything you need to teach your kids, foster creativity, and help you create the perfect learning environment. They offer families high quality educational products that will last for years to come. I have quite a few of their products, and I'm also very lucky to have a local store near me too!

Today I'm excited to share with you the Summer Learning Facebook Photo Contest put on by Lakeshore Learning! FIVE winners will each receive a $1,000 gift card! Want a chance to win one? Follow these directions and you'll be good to go!

- First, you need to ‘LikeLakeshore Learning on Facebook
- Click on the Entry form (or click here for the app) and submit a picture of your child participating in their favorite summer learning activity! From a visit to the local zoo, to nature walks to fun family road trips and everything in between

- Spread the word by encouraging family and friends to ‘Like’ the submitted photo.

- The top photos with the most ‘Likes’ --WIN!

- Winners: 5 lucky fans will be awarded with a $1,000 e-gift card! PLUS everyone who enters will receive a special discount coupon as a thank you for their participation.

- Time Frame: Begins June 4th-June 30th and Winners will be announced on July 2nd.

Along with this awesome contest, I'd love to share with you an awesome product I had the opportunity to review from Lakeshore Learning. We received the Magnetic Counting Maze for Buddy!

Kids build number recognition and practice counting…as they fine-tune motor skills with our fun magnetic maze! 13" x 14" hardwood board has 10 built-in “gumball machines” representing numbers 1-10…plus 55 colorful balls for children to count. Kids use the attached magnetic wand to move balls through the maze and drop them into each gumball machine—counting from 1 to 10 as they go! With a permanently attached, clear-view top to keep balls contained.

I love how educational and fun this product is. It fosters fine motor skills and concentration, and also continues to build number recognition and counting skills. The little balls behind the clear-view top are completely contained so a teaching session with this product goes pretty smooth and without too much fuss. The very sturdy wood it nice and thick, and there's even a spot for the magnetic "pen" to go, right under the clear-view top. The magnet is very strong and often times two balls will quickly attract to it right away. It's been fun watching Buddy figure out how to deal with that!
Buddy knows all his numbers and can count past 10. But when I ask how many there is of something, he counts really fast and usually much higher than what is actually there while pointing wildly at the objects. It might be adorably cute and a bit funny, but I've been searching for a way to get the skill of counting a set of objects under control! Because there's no mess at all with the Magnetic Counting Maze, I love how easy it is for me to teach Buddy without him going crazy with tangible objects everywhere. No set-up, no clean up required, no loosing pieces, no preparation, would be great for traveling, and is made of high quality materials that can put up with lots of use from busy kiddos. I think this is a product that every mom dreams about owning!! :)

Price: Magnetic Counting Maze - $39.95
Buy It: Check out to shop today!
Win It!
One winner will receive a $25 e-gift card to Lakeshore Learning!

Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter!
Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product(s) to facilitate this review for free. No other compensation was received. This is my completely honest opinion above and may be different from yours. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.


Fawn said...

I would love to have the Easy-Ride 3-Wheel Scooter
alsmalu at

latanya said...

Easy-Ride First Trike

Stephanie H. said...

I really like My First Journal for my niece

debijackson said...

we need an easy ride first trike

Bridgett said...

My boys would love the cash register

Brittney said...

I would get the Sight-Word Puzzles!

Mayla Moore said...

I like the Snap-Together Letter Blocks.

Amanda said...

I'd love to get the Printing Letters Practice Books for dd.
tvpg at aol dot com

Whitney said...

I would buy some Shimmering Dot Art Painters. We have a set of those in primary colors & my son loves them!

I entered the contest online & would love to have your vote. My photo is here:

Cristi said...

I'd love any of the outdoor skills sets. The running and jumping set would be particularly fun for my two year old boys! :)

Nancye said...

I like the "Lakeshore Heavy-Duty Hardwood Easel".

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Christine Jessamine said...

i would like the Lakeshore Wrist Ribbons - Set of 12

christinejessamine at hotmail dot com