Friday, March 11, 2011

Intellectual Baby: Review & Giveaway



The complete MonkiSee kit!


Congratulations Lesli, Comment #77, you are the winner!
Both of my boys love books.  They love to "read" and to be read to.  When we had the opportunity to review Intellectual Baby's "MonkiSee" program, we jumped at it.  What a fantastic addition to our home preschool curriculum!
Enjoying shape flashcards
MonkiSee is a learn to read program for children 3 months - 4 years old.  This great program helps parents tap into their children's learning potential, by implementing videos, books, and flashcards.  The products can be used individually or as a set that reinforces itself.  They are great quality products that babies and toddlers love using.

I could hardly believe how quickly my boys fell in love with MonkiSee products.  My Monkey wants to watch the videos every day.  His favorite is the shapes video.  You know what?  He's actually learning his shapes.  This morning he was able to identify several shapes that we had not worked on with flashcards yet (hexagon, diamond, pentagon...)  

The videos are simple and cute with a VERY catchy theme song.  We find ourselves singing it all day long.  I was surprised by the simplicity of the videos, but the boys absolutely love watching them.  I hear Monkey repeating a lot of what they're saying as he absorbs it as well.  It took Crackers a little longer to get interested, but he really does not enjoy television very often.

The books are simple with wonderful pictures.  The pages with the "story" are blank other than the words.  I love this about them because it helps us focus on the words before we connect them to the pictures (which also have a couple of words on them).  Monkey brings the books to me again and again.  He especially loves the one about colors.

The flashcards are great quality with big words and pictures to match.  Monkey actually wanted to do the flashcards this morning instead of watching a television show.  He's a television lover, so it's rare for him to give up an opportunity to watch it.
Testing Monkey to see what words he recognizes.
Do I think that MonkiSee makes my children smarter?  Nope.  I think it helps me find new ways to tap into their brains and help them store information.  It gives us a great way to spend some 1 on 1 time.  It gives them words for things they see every day. 

Overall, I think that Intellectual Baby has made an incredible product and I would recommend it to anyone with small children.  I think any family, that cares about educating their children early, would benefit from MonkiSee products.

BUY IT:
You can buy MonkiSee products HERE.  Take some time to look through all of their great products.

WIN IT:
One reader will win a set of all 3 MonkiSee videos to share with their family!  This giveaway opens immediately and will end at noon on March 22.  Remember to leave entries in the comment form below and add your email address to each comment.  Open to residents of the US.

Here's How to Enter:
Mandatory:
Follow my blog, leave a comment below telling me why you want to win.

Additional Entries: 
Leave 1 comment for each additional entry.
1) Visit Intellectual Baby and tell me something you like about their products.
2) Subscribe to my email newsletter (upper right hand column of my blog).
3) "Like" Intellectual Baby on Facebook.
4) "Like Crum's This N That on Facebook, OR "Follow" me on Twitter.

That's it, up to 5 entries in this giveaway!  Good luck.

86 comments:

  1. I follow with GFC and would like to win these cause i am just starting teaching my 4 yr old to read

    anjellfire at gmail dot com

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  2. What I like about Intellectual Baby is how nice and bold the graphics are so the pictures are nice and clear

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  3. subscribe to the email

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  4. "Like" Intellectual Baby on Facebook. as Brooke Schwaderer

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  5. Like Crum's This N That on Facebook as Brooke Schwaderer

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  6. I follow via GFC. I have two kiddos under three and am just starting to teach the oldest his ABC's. This looks like a great educational tool I could use for years to come!

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  7. I liked Intellectual Baby on FB. Ani G W

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  8. I love that the DVDs have monkeys as the characters. All of my kids love animals, but I think my youngest would love these. She is just fascinated by all kinds of animals!

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  9. I liked Crum's This N That on Facebook. Ani G W

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  10. I subscribe to the email.

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  11. following your blog via GFC and would love to win to have a fun learning activity to share with my daughter.

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  12. I like Intellectual baby on facebook as Amber Dickerson

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  13. I like Crum's This and That on facebook as Amber dickerson

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  14. I subscribed to your email newsletter.

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  15. I would love to win this for my two yr. old!
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  16. I follow your blog, and I want to win this giveaway because I want my son to love reading as much as I do.

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  17. I like Intellectual Baby on Facebook
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  18. I like Crum's This N That on Facebook
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  19. I like that their products are guaranteed
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  20. I follow your blog and I would love to win this for my little girl! She loves to read and this would be awesome!

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  21. I love that their products are focused on helping kids succeed! Reading is so important!

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  22. I like intellectual monkey on fb!

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  23. I follow you on twitter!

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  24. I follow ur blog and I would like to win for ollie
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  25. Neat website- I learned Intellectual Baby is passionately committed to offering parents the tools needed to stimulate early brain development in their babies

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  26. fblike intellectual baby as debbie jackson

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  27. im a new follower and i would love to win it because we are using baby can read now and my daughter does not like it so i want to try something new

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  28. i like the baby puzzles

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  29. like intellectual baby on FB (lulu a-f)

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  30. like you on FB (lulu a-f)

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  31. follow you on twitter (lulubunny1)

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  32. email subscriber

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  33. I would love to win this to teah my daughters
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  34. I love their reading kits
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  35. I like intellectual baby on FB
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  36. I follow you on twitter
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  38. I'd love to win it for my sons. I believe it will help me teach them a lot of new things!
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  39. I like that their products are fun and educational at the same time.
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  40. I like Intellectual Baby on Facebook.
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  41. I like you on Facebook.
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  42. I'm an email subscriber.
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  43. I would love the learning time with my preschooler...he is eager to learn more things and this would give me a practical easy way to teach him!

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  44. New Follower on GFC

    I would love to win because this would be a great way to get my preschooler ready for kindergarten.

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  45. Liked Intellectual Baby on FB

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  46. Following on twitter @kittie10031

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  47. I follow on GFC and would love to win for my granddaughters!
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  48. Would be great for my preschool and baby granddaughters
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  49. I like Intellectual Baby on Fb
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  50. I like you on Fb
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  51. I follow on Twitter
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  52. I follow on GFC and want to win this for my toddler. She is thirsty for knowledge and any tool that helps that is one we need!

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  53. I Like Intellectual Baby on Facebook.

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  54. I Like Crum's This N That on Facebook.

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  55. oops # 58 is mine
    sheliamoore2@yahoo.com

    I like the book Know your monkey!! Soooo cute!!

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  56. Subscribe by email
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  57. Like Intelletual Baby on FB

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  58. Like Crum's This n that on FB

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  59. love to win and give this as a gift for a baby shower
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  60. I'd like to win this for my twins :)

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  61. Recent studies show that babies enter a critical period of learning from birth to about 5 years of age. This time-period is a unique "window of opportunity" to establish a firm foundation for their future.

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  62. I'm an email subscriber.
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  63. GFC follower and I would love to win this for my kiddos!
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  64. I like all the different products available at Intellectual Baby!
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  65. email subscriber
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  66. Like them on FB
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  67. Follow you on Twitter @beckee13
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  68. gfc sarah_roxy_21
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    I would like to win because my family would love this

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  69. Following via GFC, and I'd love to win this for my sister who is expecting her first baby in the fall!

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  70. Email subscriber!
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  71. I like Intellectual Baby on Facebook! (Heather S.)
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  72. I like Crum's This N That on Facebook! (Heather S.)
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  73. I follow this blog via Google Friend Connect {Lesli}

    I want to win b/c I have seen this on TV and I want to try it!

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  74. I like that Intellectual Baby products are guaranteed to make teaching your baby easy, effective and fun.

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  75. I am a subscriber via email

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  76. I "Like" Intellectual Baby on Facebook.

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  77. I like you on Facebook.

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  78. I learned that words need to be shown to babies quickley to keep them interested-
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  79. I like you on FB
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  80. I recieve your email (first time entering a contest and not sure how to work the comments other than use anonymous)
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  81. I like Intellectual Baby on FB
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  82. I follow your Blog, I would love a way to jumpstart my 4 montholds learning process. Having these DVD's would give me the tools and assistance to do so
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