Mama Luxe and I get a lot of press releases advertising new products, but occasionally one company will really stand out from the rest. Learning is an Art is an innovative toy seller that makes wholesome, high-quality educational toys and games.
Plus, Learning is An Art uses ALL of its profits to support charitable causes. They’ve already donated $50,000 this year to Physicians for Peace, which sends doctors to Africa to train local pediatricians. This holiday season, they will be working with Toys for Tots, providing customers with the opportunity to purchase products for Toys for Toys through http://www.learningisanart.com that will be shipped directly to Toys for Tots. And for every game you donate, Learning is An Art will donate 20% of the retail price to Toys for Tots.
You can check out the wide variety of products for kids of all ages at http://www.learningisanart.com. Through my volunteer work, I had the chance to test out Jabber Jot and Hail to the Chief with middle school aged kids. I highly recommend both games.
JabberJot ($30) was a big hit with the kids. This game is recommended for ages 10-adult. To play, you pick three pictures from the deck of cards and several different words. Then, you race against the timer to jot out a story based on the pictures and words you picked. When the time is up, you’ll win the challenge if the jabber (the player judging) likes your story the best. This game was a lot of fun since the stories inspired were funny and quite wacky (similar to playing Mad Libs). Even better, you could decide to play this game without picking winners and losers. Since I was playing with a group of kids of varied abilities, I just complimented each of them on the strengths of their stories. I think this game is a great way to develop creative writing skills and to teach kids new vocabulary words.
Hail to the Chief ($30) is also recommended for ages 10+. This game would be ideal for children who love social studies and history. Players start the game by answering questions on presidents and the Constitution. Once they answer enough questions correctly, they become a “candidate for President” and hit the campaign trail, moving from state-to-state and answering questions on US history and geography. Each correct answer wins them electoral votes. The winner is the person to make it to Washington, D.C. first with enough electoral votes. This game teaches how the election process works and encourages a love of history and geography.
Learning is An Art is offering a special discount to Mamanista readers if you purchase before 12/31/07. To purchase any of their great games at 10% off, go to http://jennifer.learningisanart.com and select “mamanista” from the “fundraiser” drop-down menu. Learning is An Art will apply a 10% refund to your credit card.
If you love these products, you can earn them for free by hosting a Learning is An Art party. These are similar to the traditional Tupperware parties your mom may have thrown when you were growing up– except you and your friends’ kids get to play games! If you sell $100 worth of games at your party, you’ll get $10. Sell $150 and get $20. You can get more details on how to throw a party at http://www.learningisanart.com/host.
As part of Mamanista’s 12 Days of Giveaways., one lucky reader will win her choice of either: JabberJot (ages 10 through adult), The Great Word Race (one of Parenting Magazine’s best toys of the year for ages 5-8), Hail to the Chief (ages 10 through adult), Number Hunt (ages 4 and up), or the Explorer Kit (ages 6 and up). This contest is open to U.S. residents only.
To enter for a chance to win, you must complete both of these steps:
- Click here to find out how to share the fun. You only have to share the 12 Days of Giveaways once to be able to enter any or all of the twelve contests. You do not need to be a blogger to play!
- Check out Learning Is An Art’s great selection of educational games and leave a comment on this post telling us which game (besides JabberJot and Hail to the Chief) is your favorite. Remember to leave a URL or e-mail in the “Your Web Page” field or leave a comment with a nickname and then let us know. Complete both steps by Thursday, November 30, at 11:59 PM EST and you’ll be entered for your chance to win!
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