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Friday, October 31, 2008

Family Fun Favorites - Think-ets and Barefoot books

Two of my family fun favorites

My Favorite New Family Game

Think-ets tiny trinkets for imaginative play – What is Think-ets? Remember when we were kids, and we played endless games of jacks? Think-ets is the 21st century version, a fun and unique assortment of 15 miniature trinkets from around the world contained in a small carrying pouch, perfect for playing games, collecting and trading with others.

Think-ets is portable, fun, even brainy. No two pouches are exactly alike; there are 10 different games you can play with think-ets. It's the perfect game for restaurants, traveling, and small group conversation starters. Children and adults enjoy this amazing game.

My first time playing was with a group of teen girls, and we had a blast playing What’s Your Story? Each of us chose a trinket and began a story popcorn style. It was fun to hear as each teen added her part of the story using her trinket.

You can purchase these online at http://www.think-ets.com/

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My Favorite New Family Reading Books (WIN one!)

"Kick off your shoes & go Barefoot" is the slogan at Barefoot Books http://www.letsreadbarefoot.com/. They have a great selection of books and CD’s for children that inspire them to read. Barefoot Books stories and artwork combined with sharing the world’s diversity and different cultures while focusing on themes that encourage our children is outstanding.

The most recent book I have shared with my two boys (ages 6 and 9) is Mama Panya’s Pancakes by Mary and Rick Chamberlin. This great story teaches readers about life in Kenya and has a wonderful lesson on sharing.

Thanks to Julie Doherty of Barefoot Books, 24/7 MOMS is giving away a copy of Mama Panya’s Pancakes to one of our 24/7 MOMS. Leave a comment here on the 24/7 MOMS blog with your email address, and on November 20th we will draw one winner.

What is your Favorite Family Fun this week?

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24 Comments:

Blogger Jeffrey Spencer said...

Mama Panya's Pancakes sounds neat.
- Amy
spencer0550@msn.com

November 1, 2008 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Sounds like a great book. Did some research and the illustrations also look amazing! Great giveaway!

November 4, 2008 at 6:41 AM  
Blogger Kristie said...

This book looks great! I would love the chance to read it to my little ones! :-)

khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

November 4, 2008 at 7:13 AM  
Blogger Candice said...

This book looks wonderful! We just got Siliku and Harambe, a story of 2 animal friends in Africa. I would love to expand our children's book collection with this great find!

onlycancan at hotmail dot com

www.MomMostTraveled.com

November 4, 2008 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger Mama Zen said...

Our family fun this week was trick or treating of course!

The book looks awesome!

kelli at pfrog dot net

November 4, 2008 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger cathyhall said...

Getting the halloween decos down and wrapping our sons birthday presents! We make the taking down of the decos fun and talk about teh next set oh holidays, premature I know, but we love it.

November 4, 2008 at 11:15 AM  
Blogger socmama said...

Sounds like an excellent book. Our kids are really into reading books right now--especially books about other kids. Thanks for a great giveaway!

November 4, 2008 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger Sara Cross said...

that a great book! I would love to read that to my daughter!
saraccross@yahoo.com

November 4, 2008 at 1:06 PM  
Blogger Brenda Nixon said...

What a neat book. I'm a huge proponent of reading aloud to children because it nurtures their love for literature, strengthens imagination, builds language skills, and gives them that special undivided time with Mom or Dad.
Please enter me for a possible win of this book. Thanks.

parentpwr (at) juno.com

November 4, 2008 at 5:42 PM  
Blogger Shelly said...

I love Barefoot Books - the African counting safari is fun

November 5, 2008 at 7:14 AM  
Blogger sara said...

Our family fun this time of year is watching & playing football! And of course, we had fun following the election last night - coloring in the states as the candidates won them!

November 5, 2008 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger Genevieve P said...

We have such fun reading together--and Barefoot Books is one of my favorite publishers!
parknj at basicisp dot net

November 5, 2008 at 7:52 PM  
Blogger - Marybeth I. said...

we are into watching the british "how clean is your house". I like to tease the kids on why I like to clean so much.

November 5, 2008 at 8:35 PM  
Anonymous Katy said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I hope I win! Sounds like a great book.

My favorite family fun is playing board games.

katy@AdventuresInParenting.org

November 6, 2008 at 7:34 AM  
Blogger Amber said...

We'd love to win this book...DD is just starting to be able to enjoy non cardboard books!

November 7, 2008 at 6:09 AM  
Blogger Jeff and Mandee said...

Sounds like a great book, my daughter just looooves books and wants us to read them to her all the time. It would be nice to have some new material!

mandee220(at)aol(dot)com

November 19, 2008 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger Chris and Julie said...

I love new and interesting books;) Thanks for the giveaway! julruff@yahoo.com

November 20, 2008 at 4:51 AM  
Blogger Brooke said...

I'm really into your "25 days" posts. My favorite family fun is cooking with my kids.

November 20, 2008 at 6:55 AM  
Blogger Gus and Clay's Mama said...

This book looks great- I think my boys would enjoy this, and I would love to be able to share this with them!

November 20, 2008 at 2:41 PM  
Anonymous 1stopmom said...

This sounds like a great book for my kids.

bacon74 at 1stopmom dot com

November 20, 2008 at 7:01 PM  
Blogger angela said...

Sounds like a fun book!

angelack at hotmail dot com

November 20, 2008 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger angela said...

Sounds like a fun book!

angelack at hotmail dot com

November 20, 2008 at 8:49 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Mama Panya's Pancakes looks wonderfully magical!

Thanks so much for this fabulous give~away! : )))

leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

November 20, 2008 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger Rockin' Mama said...

We went to the zoo this week!

jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com

November 20, 2008 at 9:13 PM  

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