Friday, November 28, 2008

Itty-Bitty Bookworm Giveaway and Black Friday Special

Did you watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade? Every year we try to watch it as a family, but this is the first year our daughter seemed interested. She really loved all the character balloons especially Horton the Elephant, Snoopy, Dora the Explorer and Buzz Lightyear. We were more prepared for the parade this year thanks to The Itty-Bitty Bookworm. Our sample of the Bo Curriculum, Year 2 for the month of November included a lesson using the book, I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Allison Jackson. The book has a surprising Thanksgiving Day parade balloon ending.

We probably wouldn't have stumbled upon this unique picture book if we hadn't tried the wonderful curriculum offered by The Itty-Bitty Bookworm. Do you love sharing picture books with your children? Do you desire to take this reading to a new level? Then you really should try the Itty-Bitty Bookworm curriculum CDs.

More about the Curriculum:
• The Itty-Bitty Bookworm is an affordable, literature-based preschool curriculum.
• Developed by early childhood educators, the program is child-friendly, organized and easy to use.
• It is a program designed for children ages 18 months - 5 years of age.
• The curriculum is an excellent resource for parents, family child-care centers, child development centers, home-schooling families and librarians / library storytimes.

Above is a picture of my daughter reading one of the recommended November books and referring to the special booklet she made from one of the printable activities found on the CD. The curriculum guide we received for November came as a PDF file totaling 191 pages!! The CD is jam-packed with crafts, individual or group activities, games, alphabet lessons, rhymes and finger plays, flannel board ideas, printables and so much more. As a former children's librarian, I highly recommend the Itty-Bitty Bookworm programs.

Preview the curriculum:
Bo Curriculum (for ages 3-5)
Bailey Curriculum (for ages 18-36 months)

The Itty-Bitty Bookworm also offers Bible Story Units useful for supplementing Sunday School lessons, Moms Morning Out programs, and Christian preschool programs.

Be sure to also check out the Free Resources Page and Raising Itty-Bitty Bookworms Blog for more useful information.

Itty-Bitty Bookworms is having an awesome Black Friday Sale. From now until Sunday, November 30th, 2008 they are offering a year of Curriculum on CD for only $150. (Purchase any 6 CDs and get 6 for free.) To take advantage of this offer, simply purchase any 6 CDs. Then in the comments section at checkout, let them know which 6 CDs you would like for free. You can mix and match between Year 1 and 2 and between Bo and Bailey's Curriculum. Email Tara at Itty-Bitty Bookworms if you have questions.

Win the curriculum! The Itty-Bitty Bookworm has kindly offered to give one of my readers the Year 1 curriculum on CD. The winner can choose between the Bo or the Bailey Curriculum.

To enter, visit The Itty-Bitty Bookworm and leave a comment here telling me what you like best about the curriculum.
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• Contest is open to US only
• Contest ends on Monday, December 15, 2008 at 11:59 PM CST.
• Winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email.
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Tiffany @ Lattes And Life said...

I'm a curriculum junkie! Thanks so much for blogging about this company. I hadn't heard of them before. I would LOVE to win a full year!! I like that they include so much on the CDs, so I can customize our studies. I also like that they schedule it so nothing is repeated throughout the preschool years. Looks like a great program!
give_me_a_latte at yahoo

Jenna said...

This looks like a great curriculum! I know my niece would love it. I like the fact that it does not repeat itself, like I would expect some companies to normally do. I would like the preschool bo curriculum. Thanks!

Brooke said...

I love that it's on CD. And I love that it says I can focus on my kid. I'm not that well organized, so I really need someone to organize things for me.

Alli said...

I love that there are poems in the curriculum. That's a great addition!

Dee said...

i love that they also carry a set of bible stories too! AND..the curriculum makes them gain self confidence!

RebekahC said...

I love that it's a preschool curriculum based on literature. As a bookworm myself, I'm all over anything that encourages a child to read all the while teaching them the enjoy it and learn in the process it.


Unknown said...

I like that it has lots of games and is something he can keep with for a whole year. He also really likes using the laptop so he will be inspired to be a better listener. Thanks!
lindleyalston at gmail dot com

Libby Design said...

Their curriculum looks awesome! I love that they have bible story units and that it's on CD!! We've got a 2 year old and a 4 year old with special needs, so we do a lot of extra work at home with her to try and help her prepare for kindergarten. This would be a big help!!


Unknown said...

I love the focus on books and literature! My daughter is crazy crazy about books. I also like the fact that it starts out with the itty bitty little babies (18 months) instead of 2 or 3 year olds!

I would love to win!

princess210 said...

I like the fact that the curriculum will increase self confidence. That is very important to learn properly, and just what my daughter needs. I also like the fact that there are bible stories included.

Becky said...

I love this statement about their curriculum:

Develop a love of books

A love for books is so important in so many areas of life.

Thanks so much for introducing me to this wonderful company.

Unknown said...

I like that this is designed by early education specialists.

JennD811 said...

I like the focus on books and the choice of books!

Jennd811 at yahoo dot com

Mackinac-opoly said...

I homeschool my kids & I love that there are so many learning activities for my preschooler. I also like that it's Bible based. I would use the Bo curriculum.

Thanks for the opportunity,

RE said...

The fact that they have games and the like incorporated means little minds won't get bored. Thanks for the giveaway!

Fran Barth said...

I LOVE your blog and would be so grateful to win the curriculum. I have started to research them about a month ago and found the Itty Bitty Bookworm to be just what I wanted. My twin 1 1/2 year olds LOVE to read and this would be perfect. I also love that it doesn't look so overwhelming that it would be impossible to keep up with, each day is on one page! Thanks! Fran

Teresa said...

I homeschool, so I am always looking for neat, new items to make learning interesting and fun. I like that this relates back to the Bible! TRigell at aol dot com

Taryn said...

I like that its Bible based and appropriate for my 2 1/2 year old now!

Shannon "Coupon Princess" said...

I like the Bible Based curriculum! This would be fantastic for my 2.5 yo! Thanks so much for such great info!