Sunday, August 1, 2010

Tie Buddies Review and Giveaway...

Cool For School Giveaway #1



Thanks to Tie Buddies, we were recently given the chance to review this neat little invention:
Background on Tie Buddies:
"Tie Buddies® was born in January 2007 by inventor and mother of two, Wendy Welling. As she lay next to her younger daughter, she kept thinking that there simply had to be a better way to help her children learn to tie their own shoes!Inspired by both her daughter’s excitement – and their increased feelings of independence as they quickly learned to tie their own shoes – Wendy spent months fiddling with prototypes and ideas until finally perfecting Tie Buddies®. The key was to create cool characters and interactive stories that help the child learn and retain the process and as well as eliminating the frustrating ‘bunny ears or loops’ that just confuse children as they learn. Thus in April 2007 this mother of two independent shoe-tying daughters created her own company, Widget Works, Inc, and launched Tie Buddies® into the market.Tie Buddies® will revolutionize when and how children learn to tie their shoes. With Velcro and slip-ons the average age of children learning to tie has increased with some children learning as late as 9 or 10.Tie Buddies® offer children ages 3-9 the independence of tying their own shoes while quickly teaching them a method which is based around characters and stories depicted on the Tie Buddies® themselves. Tie Buddies® first offering includes one design each for boys and girls but rest assured more great characters are to come!"
What we thought: This is such a neat idea! I feel like I'm pretty good at teaching my kiddos life lessons, but for some reason I have been very unsuccessful at teaching 4 yr old A to tie her shoes. After trying and failing several times, I finally threw my hands up and put it in the "Daddy will teach you" category. Then along came Tie Buddies...These little plastic doodads are awesome! A loves the way they match her shoes and the pink fairy theme matches her personality perfectly. She is really advancing in shoe-tying too! We will definitely be getting D a set of these in a year or so. Thanks Tie Buddies for helping our daughter along in mastering this milestone!! ABCD Diaries gives Tie Buddies an A+ and our Cool For School Seal of Approval!!
Buy It: You can find this innovative product at Tie Buddies.
Win It: Tie Buddies has generously offered one ABCD Diaries reader their choice of Tie Buddies!! To enter, comment below with which set of Tie Buddies you would like to try.
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Giveaway ends Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 11:59cst. Winner will be chosen via random.org and emailed. They will have 48 hours to reply. Open to US residents 18+:)
Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given a set of Tie Buddies for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

113 comments:

  1. How cool! I would for sure need the racecars. Not sure how the boys would feel about faries? :)

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  2. I already follow!
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  5. I would like to try the red and green race cars. (email available via blog profile)

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  6. My girls would love to try the Fairies Tie Buddies!

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  7. I would get the Fairies Tie buddies for Sydney. These are so cute.

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  8. #1 I tweeted http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/20119348841

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  9. #2 I tweeted http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/20119348841

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  10. I like the Red and Green Race Cars!

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  11. I follow through GFC!

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  12. I "like" Tie Buddies on fb!

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  17. I liked the Red and Green Race Cars tie buddies.

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  18. I follow @ABCDDiariesMom on Twitter (mnsteph).

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  19. I'd love to try the race cars!

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  20. GFC follower
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  21. I follow on Twitter: lazybones344

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  22. I would love the race cars for my son
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  24. I love the red and green racecar tie buddies

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  39. Fairy and Magic Wand

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  46. Entered Mudpuppy
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  47. The mixed would be perfect but I would go with the cars if I had to pick one.
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  48. I think the fairy and magic wands are really cute!

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  49. I follow via GFC

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  50. Entered the Nature's Baby Organics giveaway

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  77. i think the fairies are the cutest!
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  80. i want the Red and Green Race Cars

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  96. Would love to try out theRed and Green Race cars on Baltic Blue.

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  104. I'd like the fairy and magic wand set.

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  105. I would choose the Fairy and Magic Wand. They would make great christmas gifts for my preschool students.

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  106. I would like to try the red and green race cars set.

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  109. Red and green race cars set for my son would be great!

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