Friday, February 12, 2010
Today marks the start of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. And while you may not have a pass to Vancouver, I have just the ticket to get you and your kiddos pumped up.
Wubbzy, the quirky character we all know and love from the Emmy Award-winning Nick Jr. series, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, shoots and scores with a new action-packed, athletic-themed DVD, Go For Gold. With the help of Olympic-medalist and figure skater Michelle Kwan and NFL star Tiki Barber, Wubbzy and friends learn the importance of teamwork, good sportsmanship and more.
In "Run For Fun", one of the seven episodes included on the disc, everyone in Wuzzleburg is excited that the Wuzzolympic Games are coming to town - especially when they hear that the head coach is Michelle Kwanzzleberry (Michelle Kwan)! Wubbzy and pals gear up to compete in the Wuzzleburg Wacky Dash and Michelle advises them to prepare, practice and - most of all - have fun. While Wubbzy, Widget and Walden all devise shortcuts to help them reach the finish line the fastest, Daizy helps her friends see that slow and steady wins the race. In another episode, "What A Card", Wubbzy and Daisy try to complete their footy-football card collections with the extremely rare Touchdown Tiki card. When a mutual friend happens to get it, they both try to become his best friend with the hope he will share the coveted card. Other lessons from the episodes include playing fair and perseverance.
Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! supports preschoolers' social skills such as sharing, listening, compromising, cooperating, helping and appreciating others and self-awareness. Because the characters deal with similar developmental issues, preschoolers can learn how to get along with their peers, by recognizing and understanding the feelings of others as well as their own.
Go For Gold also features music videos and special coloring and activity pages to keep kids moving, even if its too cold for outdoor play.
BUY IT: Go For Gold will be available to purchase at retailers nationwide on Tuesday, February 16 (ARV $16.98).
WIN IT: One lucky reader is going to take home the gold - Go For Gold, that is!
MAIN COURSE (MANDATORY ENTRY): Tell me your favorite Olympic sport - summer or winter. Remember to please leave your email address in your comment if it isn't visible on your profile to prevent disqualification!
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Giveaway will end on February 27, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. Open to U.S. only. Winners will be chosen via Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to congratulatory email or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen.
Disclaimer: I did not receive a product to review, nor was I compensated in any other way for this post. Thank you to Rachel at Grand Communications for this giveaway opportunity.