Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Old MacDonald had a...book giveaway Ee I Ee I O

We love nursery rhymes in our house. When my daughter was newborn, I was amazed at how so many songs came flooding back to me. They must have been stored away in my subconscious from when I was a child, just waiting for me to become a mummy!

I was a bit annoyed to learn that my daughter's pre-school has taught her to sing "Twinkle, twinkle chocolate bar...", but on the whole nursery rhymes are great - from bonding with your new baby, settling them to sleep and more recently keeping her occupied on car journeys (how many verses of Old MacDonald can you sing before going slightly crazy?)

Anyway, you lucky lucky people, on the theme of nursery rhymes I have a gorgeous finger puppet book from Little Scholastic to give away to one lucky blog subscriber. We have lots of these from the series, and I read them to Ruby from when she was very tiny. The cute puppets and familiar nursery rhymes are a great way to read and play with your little one. Suitable from birth to around 2 years.



Lets be clear. I do not work for Scholastic, I am not receiving brown envelope payments from them, nor are they sending me lots of freebies (not that I am averse to bribery and corruption!!). The prize I am giving away is my own (it is new, sealed and unused). No, I am simply a satisfied customer, and as such am very happy to recommend them.

If you are not lucky enough to win this book, then it can be purchased from the Early Learning Centre (£7.99).  Alternatively for more info on the books, and others in the series ('Five in the bed','This little piggy' and a great counting puppet book) see  http://www5.scholastic.co.uk/zone/book_hand-puppets.htm (£6.99)

It is also well worth checking out their Little Scholastic site for tips and downloads on reading with little ones http://www.scholastic.com/littlescholastic/


So, read on to find out how you can win this great little book. It would make a brilliant gift for a new baby, a first Christmas or birthday present.

How do I enter:

1. Follow/subscribe to my blog - you'll hear about more giveaways coming soon
2. Leave a comment in the section below telling me what your favourite nursery rhyme is
3. Check back after the closing date of 30th August - winner will be announced on 31st August

Additionally, you can get a second entry by tweeting about this competition : "Check out @missielizzieb 's blog giveaway. Enter to win a kid's hand puppet book from Little Scholastic http://tinyurl.com/38huh3o" . Please leave a separate comment below to say you have done so, and leave your twitter name.

Rules:

Sorry, open to UK only.
Winner will be picked at random.
You must be a follower of my blog to win - so please make. sure you have followed all the steps.
If you leave a twitter name, I will tweet you if you win, otherwise it will be the winner's responsibility to check and claim their prize within 7 days.
Good luck!


33 comments:

  1. Favourite is Itsy Bitsy Spider. :) Following with Google.

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  2. Have tweeted, @nickiem!

    http://twitter.com/nickiem/status/21510097225

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  3. Rory Daniels @markra501 (twitter)

    The Grand ole Duke of York,remember stamping my feet to it at play group,when I was round 3

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  4. I have to say - Twinkle Twinkle Chocolate Bar? why??? lol

    Anyway my favourite is Humpty Dumpty because it always made me laugh when he fell off the wall!

    @grannysmither

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  5. I have also just tweeted :)

    @grannysmither

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  6. My favourite nursery rhyme is three blind mice, simply because my son laughs when I squeak lots!

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  7. Have tweeted as @nelsonclaire too :)

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  8. fave is humpty dumpty, kids love it when we do the actions to it lol

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  9. Incy Wincey Spider has got to be my favourite nursery rhyme even though I hate spiders!

    Have tweeted aswell - Dawnie_Brown

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  10. Oops didn't leave a separate comment for saying I had retweeted so will do it here :) @Dawnie_Brown

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  11. i love twinkle, twinkle little star. i volunteer in a nursery and reception at my local primary school, which has alot of chidlren who have english as an additional language. at the start of the new year, many are unable to speak much english but it is such a good thing to see them at that first half term when many of them are beginning to join in with twinkle, twinkle little star - the odd word at first, but they soon start to pick up the other words.
    i will also retweet the comp @sbroadhurst and i am a follower too!

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  12. have tweeted hun @kikicomp

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  13. My fav wd be Baa Baa Black Sheep as my little one sings such a funny version of it that he insists is right!! @kikicomp have followed blog too

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  14. My favourite is Humpty Dumpty @Webkinny

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  15. DD loves Little Miss Muffet. I always have to be Miss Muffet and she is the spider.

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  16. my twitter id is @angelaelsworth

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  17. My favourite is Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes - is that a nursery rhyme?

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  18. My favourite is little peter rabbit
    Not a particularly well known one but my little girl used to absolutely love it, I'm now putting it in practice with my goddaughter and it's going down really well!!

    "Little Peter Rabbit had a fly upon his nose,
    Little Peter Rabbit had a fly upon his nose.
    Little Peter Rabbit had a fly upon his nose,
    So he flipped it and he flopped it
    And the fly flew away. "

    Haven't got a blogger account etc. but I'm the creater of Mse Facebook Compers on facebook and my Names Lisa Beaumont :)

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  19. Oh and I'm following and retweeted @bladebaby

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  20. My favourite is probably the Grand Old Duke of York, only so I can do the actions with the kiddies :)

    I love the rhyme Bladebaby has put, my kids adore that one :D

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  21. Tweeted - @sweetiepie82

    http://twitter.com/sweetiepie82/statuses/21864086101

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  22. Following on google.

    My favourite is Row Row Row Your Boat, but Squeaky would like to add her vote for Horsey Horsey, which she could happily make me sing all day.

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  23. My favourite nursery rhyme is hickery dickery dock, the mouse ran up the clock, the clock struck one the mouse fell down hickory dickory dock.

    i have no idea why :p

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  24. I have tweeted as jumblymummy

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  25. My favourite nursery rhyme is baa baa black sheep

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  26. My fave is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (but the boys prefer the Chocolate bar version!)

    I am @littlesheep on Twitter

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  27. Hi
    My favourite nurser rhyme has to be little miss muffet, because my two year old can recite it in the cutest possible way!

    I am following your blog and have added you to my google reader!

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  28. I have tweeted about it too, my twitter name is @piddleypix

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  29. Oh! I thought I'd entered this comp already, silly me! Or did you remove my 'Wee Willie Winkie' post incase of offence? LOL!

    Anyways, my favourite *real* nursery rhyme is the Grand Old Duke of York!

    @superluckydi

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  30. Joined your followers.
    Favourite nursery rhyme is "Bobby Shaftoe", as it used to be my son's fave rhyme. My baby Eddie is one month old today, and I sing to him "This old man" and "Old King Cole" every day, he doesn't mind that I don't have an X-Factor. :)

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