Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I Cherish Planet Earth~ Giveaway & Review

This product, I Cherish Planet Earth, is more than simply a book or a game. The book introduces children to our multi-faceted natural world. It introduces 24 different nature loving affirmations such as, "I love the forest," "I honor all animals," "I conserve water," "I grow a garden," etc. Each affirmation is lovingly described alongside soft, beautiful pictures that both engage and delight. The set includes a "memory" pair matching game with a twist as it uses the artwork and affirmations to reinforce each concept as each tile is turned over in search of the matching pair. There are many extensions children can play, such as, Sharpening Memory, where you take a game piece, look at it for 30 seconds, close your eyes, bringing back the picture in your mind. Now tell all the different things you remember. What is happening? Make up stories and skits based on any of the pictures. What does it mean? Look up the meaning of terms such as cherish, respect, honor, value, etc.

Discussion time. At the end of the game have each player look at the matching pairs they have collected and discuss their meaning. Talk about how we are a part of nature and how it sustains us. Take action- Discuss different ideas and decide the Earth-friendly changes you can make and commit to in your life, home, and neighborhood. The picture book helps build meaningful understanding, while the memory game reinforces those ideas. The game extensions are well considered and offer the opportunity for communication, creative self-expression, and action. This activity set is about appreciating and preserving nature and our planet. It inspires all to learn about and care for all life, from the tiniest flower to the greatest forest. It is a natural addition to any go-green program, at home, neighborhood, school, or other community. Printed in the USA on recycled paper and it uses vegetable-oil-based ink. This product is part of the 1% for the planet program.

If you have been a followers of my blog for any amount of time you would know that I really appreciate companies who go out of their way to educate our little ones amount the importance of stewardship. This product focuses on our stewardship of taking care of the Earth. I love that this book/game provoke discussion in such a natural way. I think it really helps when the kids can verbalize what they are learning and then think how they, even as children, can apply these honoring practices in their own life. I also love that that Challenge & Fun, along with Focus Bloom, don't just talk the talk, but walk the walk. I love that this product in made on recycled paper and MADE IN THE USA!!! I think this product is a nice addition to a science lesson.This product is aimed at 4-10 year olds. 

I Cherish Planet Earth was also the a pick for DR. TOY Best GREEN product 2009!!

If your interested in getting yourself a copy of "I Cherish Planet Earth" for $16.95 you can go here!

FOCUS BLOOM has been kind enough to offer a GIVEAWAY of I Cherish Planet Earth!!

Simply leave me a comment if you would like to enter!!  HURRY!!! Deadline is 11/30/09



Joannof10 said...

This looks like a real nice game---I would love to win it :-) Thanks

Kristin said...

The game looks like fun.

Megan said...

Looks like a fun product!

Thanks for the giveaway, Danielle!!

Heather said...

My girls would love this! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jeff & Nicole said...

As my little guy gets older I am realizing how much I have to to teach him. Our earth and how to take care of it are top on my list. This would help so much with that. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

RR said...

This looks great!

Candice said...

This looks great!! I would love to enter.
Thank you :)

Anonymous said...

I would love to have this product. It looks so educational yet inspiring. I would donate it to my children's classroom after we played it.

Anonymous said...

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Angela said...

This looks great. I would love to share this with my son.

Bombtastic Belle said...

This is a great giveaway, thanks for the chance :)

Kelly said...

Great giveaway!!!My daughter would love this!!!

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