Friday, April 9, 2010

Mudpuppy Review & Giveaway

~This giveaway is now closed~

Do you all know about Mudpuppy? If so, you know how amazing their products are! If not, I'm thrilled to introduce you to your new go-to toy suppliers. Mudpuppy is an award winning (iParenting, Creative Child, Dr. Toy to name just a few!) manufacturer of colorful, creative, fun and educational toys. They offer everything from puzzles and games to stationary and books.

I've been a fan of Mudpuppy products for years. We've been playing and learning with their toys since James was just a little guy. Here are a few of our favorites...These block puzzles are so much fun! I love the illustrations on these - the blunt shapes and funky color combinations come together for such an eye catching picture.

These sticker scenes are the BEST! Perfect for those kids (like mine) who want more than just a sticker. And I have to admit, I enjoy playing with them too. :) We own a handful of these and love each one. Oh and bonus - you can mix and match them and really let the imagination flow!

These ring flash cards are so useful - you can remove them from the ring if you want to focus on just a few cards at a time or make a game out of them. There are several styles choose from!

So, you can imagine how excited I was when the lovely folks at Mudpuppy sent us the Under the Sea Constructibles set to play with and review.

Our verdict?
Two enthusiastic thumbs up!

James loves these constructibles and plays with them often, building all sorts of creations. The large slots and chunky earth-friendly cardboard pieces* make it easy for little hands to manipulate while improving eye-hand coordination, and perfecting those important fine motor skills, too. *Hooray! The pieces are packaging are made of 100% recycled paper and printed with nontoxic inks!

James got such a kick out of all the sea creatures on the pieces and, being the little counting maniac that he is, went about counting and sorting the animals making the most out of an already great learning tool.

Now for the giveaway! Mudpuppy has graciously offered to giveaway one Under the Sea Constructibles set to one of my readers!! I'm sorry, but this giveaway is only open to those with a US address. Here's what you need to do to enter:

You'll have 5 chances to win if you do all of the following...
  1. Follow Counting Coconuts (let me know if you are already following)
  2. Visit Mudpuppy.com and let me know your favorite thing in their store
  3. Become a fan of Mudpuppy on Facebook
  4. Follow Mudpuppy on Twitter
  5. Blog about this giveaway
IMPORTANT: Please remember to leave a separate comment for any of the above, so you can be counted for each entry and leave an email address so I can contact you if you win. This giveaway will end at midnight (ADT) on Thursday, April 15th.

Now go shopping! Mudpuppy is offering a 15% discount to Counting Coconuts readers - simply enter the coupon code: ZZZ2 during check out!

Good luck, everyone!

The fine print: I was provided with an Under the Sea Constructibles Set at no cost by Galison/Mudpuppy in order to test the products' abilities and give my own personal opinions on it. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered!

92 comments:

Debbie said...

I DO have a US address (which I still do get mail at and which I will be at this summer, so I can pick up any mail)...so can I still enter? I follow your blog.

Debbie said...

I like the World Traveler Dress-up Doll the best.

Debbie said...

I became a fan on facebook.

Debbie said...

I blogged about this giveaway! http://homeschooladventures3.blogspot.com/2010/04/mudpuppy-giveaway-at-counting-coconuts.html

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

Ooh ooh, I want this! I'm a follower. :)

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

I think I like the constructibles the best! Although I do like the look of the zoo sticker book too!

Me & Marie said...

I follow you!

meandmarie18@gmail.com

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

I just became a fan on facebook. :)

Me & Marie said...

I really like the Eric Carle My First Puzzles. My little one just turned two and theses would be perfect for her!

Me & Marie said...

I posted about this giveaway on my blog. Check it out at www.meandmarielearning.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

I follow your blog, thanks for sharing your ideas and fun. aggraves@gmail.com

Amanda said...

After viewing the website I really like the ring flash cards. They would make a great activity for the car. aggraves@gmail.com

Amanda said...

I just became a fan of mudpuppy on facebook. aggraves@gmail.com

artsy_momma said...

I like the Counting Creatures Floor Puzzle.

artsy_momma said...

I follow your blog :)

Raising a Happy Child said...

I would choose
Around the World 63 Piece Puzzle - we are so into geography here.

Raising a Happy Child said...

What a fun giveaway! I follow you

sbswtp said...

I really like the language wheels at mudpuppy.com

sbswtp said...

I am a follower :)

Principled Parent said...

What fun! Thanks for the chance to win this fun toy!
-Katie

vanessa said...

I love the Painter's Palette Constructible building set! What a great company--I've never heard of them before, but am loving what I see!

vanessa said...

I'm already a follower!

Lisa said...

I'm already a follower, and we're currently doing a fish/ocean unit.
iluvchrisnlevi@aol.com

Crunchy and Green said...

I follow your blog and I love it!

Crunchy and Green said...

My daughter would love the ballerina sticker scene, and any of the dress-up dolls.

Julie said...

I am a blog follower!

Julie said...

I love all of the princess stuff by I think my girls would love the Royal Castle Floor Puzzle the best.

Jen S. said...

I subscribe.

Jen S. said...

My sister made my 3 yr. old a photo block puzzle and she loves it right now! So, we'd go for the block puzzles.

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

I just blogged about your giveaway. :)

The girl who painted trees said...

I follow your blog:)

The girl who painted trees said...

I love this Around the World puzzle.http://www.galison.com/Around-the-World-63-Piece-Puzzle--P2223C361.aspx

juliecerdas at gmail dot com

The girl who painted trees said...

I jsut became a fan of Mudpuppy on FB.
juliecerdas at gmail dot com

The girl who painted trees said...

I follow Mudpuppy on Twitter.
juliecerdas at gmail dot com

CJ said...

I really like the world traveler dress up doll (magnetic figures). Thanks for the great giveaway.

learning montessori said...

Hi I'm already an avid follower of your blog and lurve all their products especially Mudpuppy's Constructibles, very good for visual,spatial and fine motor skills. lurve their products so much I became a fan. thanks for introducing me to mudpuppy.

Mrs Addams said...

i became a fan on facebook! thanks for introducing me to mudpuppy!

Mrs Addams said...

i am a follower! thanks!

Mrs Addams said...

i love their magnetic dress-up dolls! i have 3 sets already but would love to add some more, like the world travler dolls and garden fairies.
i also really love the insects learning wheel!

Cara said...

I'm a subscriber! Love your blog! Off to check out Mudpuppy...looks like they've got some really neat stuff!

Cara said...

I like all of the Constructibles Play Sets, but the In The City and Bold Patterns caught my eye most of all!

Kari said...

Just became a Mudpuppy fan on FB!

Kari said...

Just signed up to be a follower! I read about your giveaway over on Tired, Need Sleep.

Kari said...

Just visited Mudpuppy.com and I think my favorite toy is the 42 piece Hungry Caterpillar puzzle. My big girl is just venturing into more challenging puzzles and LOVE the Very Hungry Caterpillar so it'd be a good match for her. :)

Kari said...

I just wrote up a blog post about your giveaway!

Visit
http://moosaidthemama.blogspot.com/2010/04/great-toy-giveway-over-at-counting.html

Kari said...

Ohh, and my email addy is

kari at retroragswi dot com

:)

Kara said...

I checked out mudpuppy's site and I think the Landmarks of the World puzzle is so neat.

Kara said...

I follow (and love!) your blog.

http://littlelearnerslounge.blogspot.com/

Kara said...

I blogged about your giveaway:

http://littlelearnerslounge.blogspot.com/2010/04/giveaway-at-counting-coconuts.html

Thanks again for hosting this!

J.Anderson said...

I am a blog follower !
jennette6963@msn.com

J.Anderson said...

I am their fan!
jennette6963@msn.com

J.Anderson said...

My daughter would love the princess sticker book !
jennette6963@msn.com

Kara said...
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Judy B said...

And...I like the Brown Bear Floor Puzzle :)

judychrz at gmail.com

Judy B said...

I follow you :) on GFC

judychrz at gmail.com

Natalie H. said...

I follow your blog:)

Natalie H. said...

I love all the puzzles! My daughter is interested in the solar system. I may have to get her the Solar System floor puzzle.

Thanks for the giveaway!
hines.natalie@gmail.com

Natalie H. said...

I became a fan on facebook.

Thanks!
hines.natalie@gmail.com

sippy cup mom said...

I do like Mudpuppy products thanks for such a cool giveaway. Karen

Jenn Maron said...

I follow Mudpuppy on twitter

Jenn Maron said...

I'm a fan of Mudpuppy on FB!

Jenn Maron said...

I love the Jungle Friends First Puzzle!

Jenn Maron said...

I follow your blog

Lindsay said...

I am a follower :-)

Lindsay said...

I think the sticker sets are so much fun. I think Sammy would be a huge fan of: On the Construction Site Sticker Set Play Scene!

Amy A. said...

I love your blog and am now a follower!

Amy A. said...

I love Mudpuppy. For Christmas, this year, I bought my nephew the monster puzzle in a tin. I love that their stuff is so beautiful and non-commercial. (i.e. no Dora & Diego, no Disney, etc.)

Amy A. said...

I became a fan on facebook:-)

Janel said...

fb fan! janel_marie at yahoo dot com

Stopping by from UBP to say hi! Come visit me to! http://amomstake.blogspot.com/

Janel said...

twitter (amomstake)

allie said...

I am following your blog now (it's about time!) I LOVE Counting Coconuts and check it almost daily for teaching ideas for my students!

allie said...

I'm following MudPuppy on Facebook now!

allie said...

Visited Mudpuppy.com and I LOVE the Brown Bear floor puzzle! I've been looking for Eric Carle items for so long, they have a ton there!

Susan said...

I think that Sophie would really like the World Travelers Dress up Dolls.

Susan said...

I follow you!

Susan said...

I became a fan of Facebook.

Adriana said...

I so want those sticker scenes.

Adriana said...

I am a follower! :)

Adriana said...

I am a facebook fan of MudPuppy.

Esmarellda said...

I follow your blog :-)
thewharys@yahoo.com

Miller Moments said...

I am a follower.

Miller Moments said...

I am a facebook fan.

Miller Moments said...

We like the Into Space Sticker set on Mudpuppy.com

Jen said...

What a great giveaway! Aiden would LOVE this!! I also think he'd like the sticker scenes.

Jen said...

I blogged about this!

Jen said...

I'm your biggest fan, I mean, follower! :)

(V.Kerr) School Time Adventures said...

I have been following you for awhile~

(V.Kerr) School Time Adventures said...

I went to the website... I really liked the world traveler magnet dress up doll, and the sticker USA states map.

Thanks,
Vanessa
naturalchild@gmail.com

Packer Family said...

I follow!

mrsnic said...

I follow! Love your blog, and the give-away looks great.

Cyndi-ella said...

Thanks Counting Coconuts...I visit your site daily and love your ideas. Appreciate the introduction to Mudpuppy. I will go shopping now. Today was my little girl's first day of Montessori (17 months), and I welcome any age appropriate helpful hints/resources. Most I find is geared toward the older ones. I've even perused your archives for when James was younger. Congrats on #2!

Cyndi-ella said...

I love Counting Coconuts and your wonderfully creative activities. Our little girl started Montessori today (seventeen months), and I enjoy searching your archives for age appropriate activities, too. Would love any other resources you might be aware of for her age range. Thanks, Cyndi in Texas

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