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Monday, August 16

Tie Buddies Review and Giveaway!!

As you probably know, my kids started their second week of school today!!  We did all the normal back to school shopping: clothes, shoes, school supplies.  But the most talked about thing for back to school?  TIE BUDDIES!!!  We got them for Jacob who is 4 1/2 and in pre-kindergarten.

First a little shoe tying background.  When I was starting kindergarten, you had to be able to tie your shoes.  So when Blake started we thought we might be in trouble because he didn't know how to tie them but his shoes were slip on vans and velcro tennis shoes.  But we were surprised to find out that shoe tying is no longer a requirement.  Fast forward a few years Blake finally learns how to tie his shoes at the ripe old age of 8!!!  I think the main problem is that he is left handed and I tried showing him how to tie them backwards but it didn't really help.  A few months later, Kayla at 6 starts tying her shoes.  Blake is pissed happy for his sister.  Jacob has been wanting to tie his shoes like the big kids but doesn't really have the fine motor control to do it.  He just finally mastered the correct pencil grip.  And then we discovered Tie Buddies!!

A little about Tie Buddies from their website.  "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! "
 
    Jacob loves his red and green race car Tie Buddies.  We have had them on his shoes for a few months now and he will only wear the pair that has the Buddies on them.  He is still having a little problem tying by himself but he is getting there and has made some big improvements.  The hardest thing is trying to get them untied.  I have to do that for him or they will end up in a huge knot.

Overall, these are a great, fun way to teach your child to tie their shoes!!

Would your son or daughter like a pack of their own Tie Buddies??  Thanks to Wendy one lucky reader will win their own Tie Buddies!!!

HOW TO ENTER:

Mandatory Entry: (must be completed for extra entries to count)
*Go to Tie Buddies and let me know which pack you want.

Extra Entries:
*Follow me on GFC, Networked Blogs, Twitter, or Facebook (Leave a seperate comment for each follow up to 4 comments)
* Like Tie Buddies on Facebook and tell them How Many Kids sent you (Good for 2 entries.  Leave 2 comments)
* Follow Tie Buddies on Twitter (leave 1 comment)
* Post my button on your blog (Leave 2 comments)
* Blog about this giveaway (Leave 3 comments)

Good Luck!!  Giveaway ends 8/24 at 9 pm eastern!!!


***Disclaimer: I received this product free in exchange for my honest opinion and review.***

33 Comments:

Blogger Angi said...

This would be the perfect thing to help my oldest (7) who has issues with fine motor skills how to tie his shoes. Doesn't hurt that it could also help his younger brother learn, too.

They would prefer the Red and Green Race Cars.

Angi from Tim and Angi's Family Blog

August 16, 2010 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger Angi said...

I followed on Networked Blogs.

Angi from Tim and Angi's Family Blog

August 16, 2010 at 10:34 PM  
Blogger Angi said...

Following on Twitter.

Angi from Tim and Angi's Family Blog

August 16, 2010 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger Angi said...

Liked on Facebook.

Angi from Tim and Angi's Family Blog

August 16, 2010 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger Hifam said...

I would love the red and green race cars for my little boy. Thanks!
hickenfam at hotmail dot com

August 17, 2010 at 1:32 AM  
Blogger Hifam said...

I follow you with GFC.
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August 17, 2010 at 1:33 AM  
Blogger Randi said...

The magic and fairy wand version would be perfect for our girls. My 7 year old was so upset that she recently declared she would NEVER wear shoes with laces. Maybe this would help her change her mind.
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August 17, 2010 at 3:00 PM  
Blogger ksceviour said...

I would like the red and green race cars!
karla.sceviour@nf.sympatico.ca

August 24, 2010 at 7:04 PM  
Blogger ksceviour said...

I follow with gfc
karla.sceviour@nf.sympatico.ca

August 24, 2010 at 7:05 PM  
Blogger ksceviour said...

I follow you on twitter
@ksceviour

August 24, 2010 at 7:05 PM  
Blogger ksceviour said...

I like you on facebook
Karla Sceviour

August 24, 2010 at 7:06 PM  
Blogger ksceviour said...

I follow tie buddies on twitter
@ksceviour

August 24, 2010 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

I would choose the Fairy and Magic Wand!
reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com

August 24, 2010 at 7:08 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

I follow you on GFC! (Ashley R)
reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com

August 24, 2010 at 7:08 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

I follow you on twitter! (@reynoldsmom)
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August 24, 2010 at 7:08 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

Follow you on Networked blogs!
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August 24, 2010 at 7:10 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

I "Like" you on FB! (Ashley Reynolds)
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August 24, 2010 at 7:10 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

I follow tiebuddies on twitter! (@reynoldsmom)
reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com

August 24, 2010 at 7:12 PM  
Blogger QueenB said...

Wands and fairies would be my choice!

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August 24, 2010 at 7:27 PM  
Blogger QueenB said...

Gfc follower here!!
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August 24, 2010 at 7:28 PM  
Blogger QueenB said...

@mamatomjr follows tiebuddies

August 24, 2010 at 7:29 PM  
Blogger QueenB said...

Brett m likes u on fb
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August 24, 2010 at 7:31 PM  
Blogger QueenB said...

@mamatomjr follows you
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August 24, 2010 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger QueenB said...

Brett m network blog follows u
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August 24, 2010 at 7:36 PM  
Blogger Heather Ransom said...

I would love the Fairy and Magic Wand pack for my daughter

thransom@gmail.com

August 24, 2010 at 11:22 PM  
Blogger Heather Ransom said...

I follow your blog via GFC

thransom@gmail.com

August 24, 2010 at 11:24 PM  
Blogger Heather Ransom said...

I follow you on Twitter
(@THRansom)

thransom@gmail.com

August 24, 2010 at 11:24 PM  
Blogger Heather Ransom said...

I follow your blog on Networked Blogs

thransom@gmail.com

August 24, 2010 at 11:25 PM  
Blogger Heather Ransom said...

I follow you on Facebook
(Heather Ransom)

thransom@gmail.com

August 24, 2010 at 11:25 PM  
Blogger Heather Ransom said...

I Like Tie Buddies on Facebook and told them that you sent me!

thransom@gmail.com

August 24, 2010 at 11:26 PM  
Blogger Heather Ransom said...

I Like Tie Buddies on Facebook and told them that you sent me!

thransom@gmail.com

Entry 2

August 24, 2010 at 11:27 PM  
Blogger Heather Ransom said...

I follow Tie Buddies on Twitter
(@THRansom)

thransom@gmail.com

August 24, 2010 at 11:27 PM  
Blogger Beverly said...

Wow, I have not heard of these and will have to look into buying a pair my 6 year old can't get it! I too knew in Kindergarten and thought Oh No. But not too worry... because I am pretty sure the whole class was without this knowledge... but they know how to run disk cleanup and defrag on command! Smart Kids!

~Beverly
http://blauzonsews.blogspot.com/

August 25, 2010 at 5:57 PM  

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