Saturday, September 5, 2009

PenPal Notes Review and Giveaway

This contest is now closed. Congrats to #9 Heather (Roxxyroller)!

Recently I was afforded the chance to review PenPal Notes. These clever little cards are a great way to spark a child's interest in several fun subjects. The creators of PenPal Notes wanted to find fun, educational notes to connect with their little ones at school. The result was the creation of Taj, a friendly panda that travels the world on a magic carpet and brings children on an interactive adventure.

PenPal Notes come in a small folding envelope that contains the "deck," and introductory card and stickers which you can either place on the notes like postage stamps or to secure folded lunch sacks. PenPal notes provide enrichment thru new vocabulary, puzzles, and little post scripts which encourage conversations with your child. The reverse side has room to write a short message to your child, just like a real postcard! PenPal notes are reasonably priced from $6.99 to $9.99 per deck, each containing 20 to 40 notes.

PenPal notes come in a wide variety of 8 subjects with 2 more on the way.
Discover Africa
Dinosaur Days
Traveling Taste Buds
Meet The U.S. Presidents
Taj and the Big Cats
Proverbs
Amazing Animal Facts
Coming soon: Famous Artists
Coming soon: Great Women of the Past

In addition to the PenPal notes cards, you can purchase PenMats. These super cute, laminated place mats supplement the PenPal lessons. It's also a great way to keep those little hands (and brains!) busy while you prepare meals. You can purchase PenMats for only $5.9)9.

My sister Casey gave the notes a test run by placing them in her children's lunch sacks. They were so excited and showed them off to all their friends. When they called to thank me, they gushed about how cute Taj the Panda is and how all their friends wanted PenPal Notes, too.

Oh Look! A Giveaway! This is what you've all been waiting for. One lucky entrant will win a PenPal Notes of their choice. You must be at least 18 years old and have a valid e-mail address. This giveaway is open to the US and Canada. Please leave your email address in your mandatory comment or be sure it is visible in your profile. You only need to enter your email in your first entry. You don't need to enter it in every entry.

Mandatory Entry:
Go to the PenPal website (http://penpalnotes.com/index.html,) come back here, and list your favorite deck in the comments.

Extra Entries:
1. Follow PenPal Notes on twitter (@penpalnotes): List your user name in comment.
2. Follow me on twitter and tweet. List your user name and link to the tweet in your comment.
3. Grab my main button. (2 entries!) List location in your comment.
4. Grab my Early Enrollment Button (2 entries!) List location in your comment.
5. Follow my blog via Goggle Friend Connect (3 entries!) List your user name.
6. Follow my feed. (3 entries!)
7. Subscribe via email. (3 entries!)
8. Techno fave me. (2 entries!) List user name.
9. Facebook Fan. (2 entries!) List user name.
10. Stumble (2 entries!) List user name.

This contest ends on Sunday, September 20th. Good luck to all!

37 comments:

slb3334 said...

I like the traveling taste buds.

Mia J. said...

I would like to get the Meet the Presidents set.

demmi said...

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Heather said...

Proverbs is my favorite over there! How ADORABLE and unique these are!! Thanks for sharing!

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Heather said...

I now Follow PenPal Notes on twitter as coolcanucks!

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Heather said...

I follow you on Twitter as coolcanucks
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I Follow your blog via Goggle Friend Connect!

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I Subscribe to your RSS feed
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I subscribe via email
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Heather said...

I follow you on Facebook(Heather Clouston-Diotte)

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AEKZ2 said...

My son said that he likes Dinosaur Days.

Marianna said...

I like the Amazing Animal Facts set!

Marianna said...

I follow on google friends!

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I follow on google friends! (2)

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bridget3496 said...

I like the Meet the US Presidents

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Gianna said...

Meet the US Presidents :)

Heather said...

I'd love the Traveling Taste Buds, but as soon as that 'Woman' one comes out, that's my pick. :-)

Heather said...

I follow penpalnotes on twitter - choochoo428

Heather said...

I follow your blog via Goggle Friend Connect as Heather - 1

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I follow your blog via Goggle Friend Connect as Heather - 2

Heather said...

I follow your blog via Goggle Friend Connect as Heather - 3

Donna said...

I like the proverbs.
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Donna said...

I follow them on twitter.(donnak4)

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