Thursday, December 18, 2008

Precious Girls Club Review and Giveaway


My daughter is only in preschool but she will be attending regular school before I know it. Quite frankly, I'm a little concerned about the pressures she will face as she starts school, both social and academic. I'm also concerned about the influences that she will come across. It seems the world is a bit different now than it was when I was a kid.

I'm not alone. According to research conducted by BSM Media, "93% of moms feel that young girls today are being pressured to grow up too fast and 73% view the majority of dolls, games, shows and websites targeted at little girls as too sexy or inappropriate for their daughters."

In response, Precious Moments has just recently launched the Precious Girls Club, a whole new faith-based brand for young girls. Meant for ages 4-10, the Precious Girls Club includes a series of books, a virtual online world, and a merchandise.

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The Precious Girls Club centers around a series of chapter books. A Little Bit of Faith is the first book in the series. The main character in the series is a girl named Katie Bennett who has just recently moved to a fictional town called Shine, Wisconsin. Katie has a unique snowglobe that houses Faith, her own special guardian angel. With help from her guardian angel and her family, Katie overcomes the challenges she faces as a newcomer at school. She makes new friends and forms a club called "The Precious Girls Club." She also learns to trust and have faith in God.

A Little Bit of Faith by Cindy Kenney is well-written, divided into nine chapters and includes a few illustrations. I was pleasantly surprised to see it set in Wisconsin! I think it might be a bit advanced for the average 4-5 year-old but early grade-schoolers will enjoy it. More books in this faith-based series are scheduled to be released next year.
A Little Bit of Faith by Cindy Kenney. Dalmatian Press (July 2008), 72 pages, ISBN 9781403751232

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The virtual website at www.preciousgirlsclub.com is a special world where girls can create an avatar, explore the town, decorate their own room, socialize in a safe environment and more. Many parts of the website are free, although a premium Rainbow membership is required to access exclusive features. Though I wish the whole website was free, it is nice that a portion of the dues is donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Mothers are able to interact with their daughter through a parent's page. Related charms, figurines and plush dolls are available for purchase online at www.preciousmoments.com and through select stores.

The YouTube video below describes the virtual world and products in more detail:



As a reader of my blog you are entitled to a free premium month of membership on the website. Visit www.preciousgirlsclub.com and enter code 8137-KTQ1-NZCG.

Here are some additional related links:
Preciousmoms.com - A related website that helps connect mothers of like-minded beliefs and values.
Printable Coloring Page 1
Printable Coloring Page 2
Printable Coloring Page 3
Download The First Chapter of A Little Bit of Faith - [PDF File]


Want to win a Precious Girls Club Gift Pack? Precious Moments has kindly offered to sponsor a giveaway. One (1) of my readers will receive the following items:
One (1) Book: A Little Bit of Faith by Cindy Kenney
One (1) Precious Girls Club Charm Bracelet including Rainbow Charm
One (1) Precious Girls Club Teddy Bear Charm
One (1) Pack of Spacer Beads
One (1) Precious Girls Club Draw String Bag
One (1) Precious Girls Club Pen

To enter, leave a comment letting me know what Precious Girls Product you like the best in the Precious Girls Club Online Catalog.

• For contact purposes, if you are a non-blogger or your email is not accessible in your blog profile, please leave a valid email address within the comment section.
• Contest is open to US only
• Contest ends on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 11:59 PM CST.
• Winner will be chosen at random
Three ways to gain extra entries (Maximum total entries is 4):
1st extra entry: Follow Me! or subscribe by email or RSS reader
2nd extra entry: Blog about this contest then post your link in the comment section.
3rd extra entry: Follow me on twitter (iambrimful) and tweet about the contest.



Thanks to MomSelect and Precious Moments for this review opportunity.

Mom Select - Bringing Companies and Moms Together

55 comments:

adennispac said...

Hi!
I like the Faith Musical Waterball - very cute!
Thanks,
Amy B
adennispac@yahoo.com

Clemencia said...

A little bit of faith book sounds very nice, thanks for the giveaway

Jennifer said...

I liked the faith musical waterball, thanks
freecycling2@gmail.com

The Halton Mom said...

Wow. I think this is my favorite giveaway to date. My daughter loves to read and I've been wondering how to make faith fun for her. This is it! I really hope I win this one. I've never won a giveaway before. I got that never give up spirit though. hehe. Well my favorite product is hard to narrow. I think I would have to get her each of the charms starting with the Kind Butterfly charm. Thanks so much for the opportunity.
God bless!
lil_wifey21 at yahoo dot com

The Halton Mom said...

I blogged this giveaway here.

http://haltonmom.blogspot.com/2008/12/precious-girls-club-review-and-giveaway.html

Thanks again!

lil_wifey21 at yahoo dot com

Jessica said...

A little bit of faith book is my favorite item, thanks for the giveaway
ceda3free@gmail.com

Angela said...

I love the waterball. Thanks for visiting my blog, I love yours and glad I'm following you on twitter. I love hearing of this virtual place for girls, I have a 4 yrold almost 5, she would love this.

Angela

Aimee said...

My daughter would love the

Patches - Dog Charm.

Fun giveaway!! Love that there are "Christ-centered" giveaways on your site!!

libby_design at yahoo dot com

jaydeskiss said...

I can't choose just one. I think they are all great of course my daughters favorite is the Faith Waterball. Thanks for the opportunity to win a wonderful gift package

samsakara said...

I love the Precious Moments: Friendship Bracelet Package of 3.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

Bender House said...

I really like the Precious Girls Club Charm Bracelet and all the other charms girls can add for their own personality. The birthday cake charm would be great to give with the bracelet as a birthday gift. Thanks for the chance to win!

donna444444 said...

I follow you on twitter and I tweeted about this contest. name-donnak4.
donna444444@yahoo.com

1stopmom said...

I love the imagination charm. it would be perfect for my daughter.

bacon74(at)1stopmom.com

1stopmom said...

I am following you at Twitter(1stopmom) and I twitted about the giveaway.

bacon74(at)1stopmom.com

Lolli said...

What great products! Their "Jenny" totally reminds me of my 5-year-old daughter. Definitely my favorite. :)

Lolli said...

I'm following you on twitter now and tweeted about the contest!

Carolyn said...

I love the Faith Musical Waterball. My daughter collects these and would love this! Nice to see faith products!

windycindy said...

Greetings! I adore the "Precious Girls Club Charm Bracelet. Then, I could buy more of the charms for her to add on to her bracelet. Many thanks for the chance to win such a wonderful prize package! Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I am a happy subscriber to your site! Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Misty said...

the charm bracelet is my favorite.
thank you.
mommy2skie@yahoo.com

Teresa690 said...

The Faith Musical Waterball is beautiful! Thanks for the great contest!
Teresa690[at]gmail[dot]com

Katie said...

Hi! I'd definitely like the book! I LOVE reading and sharing good literature with kids! I think this would fit well with my collection!

lorides said...

I like the musical waterball. My 8 year old already has one of the books and she loves it.

Sunshine Mama said...

I like the large patches plush best because I know my dd would love it. kristie2 (at) comcast.net

angieplays said...

I love the charms - especially the little birthday cake one.

angieplays4fun at gmail dot com

pugsley085 said...

Patches Bank. My gradaughter would love this. Great giveaway!!


mtonyx@aol.com

The Halton Mom said...

I received my package. I blogged about it here.

http://haltonmom.blogspot.com/2009/01/i-won-thank-you-brimful-curiosities.html

Thank so so much!!!