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Saturday, October 9, 2010

TimeBuddy Review & Giveaway


I received the opportunity to try the Buddy Time (by GoLearn Toys) with my son, Brandon. It came in the mail few days ago. I opened the box immediately and Brandon got excited, though he didn't know exactly what it was. He was captivated by the colorful graphics. When we opened the box, the TimeBuddy button was already lit up. Maybe it was accidentally pressed during shipment or something happened. I went ahead to set it up. I followed instructions, but still had some trouble. The reset button didn't do anything so I took out the batteries and put them back in. And there it finally worked.




We got started with recording Brandon's name. When he pressed the button and hears his name, he giggled and kept pushing that TimeBuddy button. He was so amused. The box came with an activity kit/booklet with 4 markers and over 150 customizable & reusable stickers. We're still trying to figure out how to manage the stickers on the clock to customize to our schedule. So far, Brandon is learning what the picture of the sticker represents or means.



The TimeBuddy is brand new educational toy as it just came out on the market in August 2010. TimeBuddy is designed to teach pre-schoolers and school-aged children from ages 3 to 7 about daily routines and time management. Children do not need to be able to tell time in order to benefit from TimeBuddy. It has already won awards such as the Seal of Approval for 2010 by the National Parenting Association.








How does TimeBuddy work?

* TimeBuddy combines the functionality of a 24-hour clock, a digital clock, audio
recordings and reusable stickers to guide young children through their day.

* The digital clock allows parents to set up to three audio prompts at different times throughout the day. These prompts, in the form of a character voice and personalized with the child's name, alert children when it is time to start or finish specific activities.

* The reusable stickers are visual icons that represent daily activities. Children and/or parents place stickers at designated times on the 24-hour clock.

* The red hand on the clock will point to these icons at programmed times giving children cues on when to start and end an activity.



BUY IT
TimeBuddy can be purchased directly from their website or on Amazon.com.


WIN IT
TimeBuddy Giveaway


One (1) lucky reader will have a chance to win their very own TimeBuddy. Chosen winner will be selected via Random.org. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning email.

This is a mandatory entry:
1) Visit their website at http://www.timebuddy.com and tell me in the comment below why you want to win.


For Additional Optional Entries (Post in a separate comment for each additional entry.):

2) Follow me on Google Friend Connect (2 entries)
3) Follow me on Google Friend Connect on one of my other 2 blogs (1 entry)
4) Follow me on Twitter @jennieyuen (1 entry)
5) Follow GoLearnToys on Twitter @GoLearnToys (1 entry)
6) LIKE my Facebook Page at Jen's Reviews and Giveaways (3 entries)
7) LIKE my OTHER Facebook Page at The Art of Jennie Yuen (3 entries)
8) LIKE TimeBuddy on Facebook (3 entries)
9) Post about this giveaway on your blog with the URL in the comment. (3 entries)
10) Tweet about this giveaway by tweeting the following (3 entries):  
Enter to win your very own TimeBuddy @GoLearnToys. Review & Giveaway @jennieyuen - http://bit.ly/cufhzU
 

Contest is open to Canada and US residents. Contest closes November 9, 2010 11:59pm (PST).


Disclosure: I received the TimeBuddy at no charge in exchange for a review of my opinion. Thanks to GoLearnToys. The opinions expressed are my own personal and honest thoughts. No other compensation was given.


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98 comments:

jdsmyrf3 said...

That is a very cool thing to have! I would want to win because my 4 yo shedule got thrown WAY off when I had my twins several weeks ago and this would be a HUGE help getting us back on track!

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mom2girls said...

I am a homeschooling mom of a five year old who is wanting to learn to tell time, I think she would love this! It is a very fun tool and it would keep her attention.
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Alicia said...

My son is 4 now and is attending pre-k.

It's about time we get him set up with sort or routine, especially when it comes to going to bed!

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MacKidRockville said...

Love it! My son thinks he should get up at 5:30 every morning, go to bed past nine, and play all the time. This would definitely help with establishing some more structure.

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Jessica said...

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Dee said...

My son is getting to the age where I can start teaching him to tell time and this would be a great tool.

annc999 said...

I would love to win this for my nephew. ANY toy that is educational is a good toy. This would be perfect for him.

Margaret said...

I would like to win this because ever since my daughter was born last may my 34 months toddler was off from his routine. I want him to go back to it. And this is also good for him because it is educational.

Ronda said...

I would love to win this. I would hope that it would help teach my 2 youngest time management. Thanks for a great giveaway.

rrudnick@netnet.net

MommyWantsToRead said...

I am a stay at home mommy and I think that this would help give my son the structure of a schedule that school gives. It is severely lacking here at home so I think it would be great to prepare him for when he goes to kindergarten.


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skkorman said...

This would be a great tool to help my granddaughter understand the concept of time!

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dlhaley said...

It's a great educational tool. My granddaughter need to learn about time.

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