Monday, September 27, 2010

Handmade Fun 4 Children: Rising Moon Adventures Review and Giveaway!!


It's Handmade Fun 4 Children Week!

Shrade and I had the fun privilege to review a great flannel board story made by Olea at Rising Moon Adventures.  We chose the story of The Billy Goats Gruff.   When I was growing up, my mom always read this story to me and I loved how she made the troll roar, "Who's that trip-trapping over my bridge?"  I thought it would be fun to introduce my son to the great adventure of a fairy tale with this story.  So we sat down and I told the story of  The Billy Goats Gruff using the flannel story characters created by Olea.  I love Olea's creativity and the selection of flannel stories in her shop.  This was a lot of fun for me and Shrade and I can' wait for many more hours of play and acting with these story characters.

 Here is the description of The Billy Goats Gruff Flannel Board story from Rising Moon Adventures:

This 6 piece "printed" flannel board story made using my own original pictures is the story of Three Billy Goats Gruff.  Toddlers and Preschoolers love to hear stories and look at colorful pictures. These stories are also a very good way for new readers to learn the skill of reading and retelling. My eight year old and her friends love these stories! Set Includes: Big brother, medium brother, baby brother, troll, bridge, and grassy hill (Hill measures 2 ¾ x 7 ½). Also included is a laminated copy of the story. Comes printed on felt and uncut. If you would like to purchase it pre-cut there will be an additional charge of $2.00. This story can also be purchased as an uncut magnetic story for $13.00. 

Let's get to know Olea a little bit:

*Where did you come up with the name of your shop? The name of my business came from the fact that my name means moon and I think any kind of reading is an adventure. I created my business first to share the adventure of reading with my children and started to market them in order to help parents and teachers share the adventure with their own kids.

*How long have you been making your products? I drew my first flannel board stories about 7 years ago. It took a couple years to discover the technology that would make it possible to market to a larger group.

*What do you like best about what you do? I love sharing the excitement of reading with children and making it easier for parents and teachers to do that.

*What is unique about your shop? My shop is unique because I hand draw all my pictures before coloring them on the computer and printing them onto transfer paper to apply to the felt.

*Do you have a blog?  Yes, you can visit my blog at Rising Moon Adventures.

Thanks, Olea!

*This product was provided to me free of charge for purpose of this review. This is my honest opinion of this product and no monetary compensation was received for my opinion.*

Here's the fun part:

Buy it: Visit Rising Moon Adventures and get your own flannel story set.  Olea has many to choose from including fairy tales, songs, rhymes and religious stories.  They are very affordable and there are MANY choices!

Win it: Olea is letting you choose any $10 flannel story for your very own!  Open to the US/CAN.   Giveaway ends on Friday, October 8.

To enter:Be sure to click on all the links before filling out the entry form.

1. Mandatory: Be a follower on my blog (2 entries)
2. Visit Rising Moon Adventures and tell me which story you would like to win. (Required)
3. Put my Milk N' Honey Learn and Grow button on your blog and provide the link. 
4. Put Handmade Fun 4 Children button on your blog and provide link (button must be on blog until giveaway ends)
5. Subscribe to my blog by email (top right corner)
6."Like" Milk N' Honey Learn and Grow on Facebook (link on my blog). 
7. Follow on Networked Blogs (link on my blog) 
8. Follow me on twitter (@shondaet)
9. Post about this giveaway on another site (your blog, facebook, twitter, etc) (1 entry for every site) 
10. Vote for me for Top Mommy Blogs (link on my blog)
11. Follow Olea on her Rising Moon Adventures blog.
12. Add Rising Moon Adventures as a favorite on Etsy.
13. Make a purchase at Rising Moon Adventures.
14. Tell me one thing you learned about Olea.

Click HERE for extra entries if you entered more than one giveaway this week.