Saturday, June 23, 2012

Review Hammering Shapes - Giveaway $40 Gift Card

Update: This giveaway has now ended and the winner is Rab Pom Debbie Jackson! Congratulations!! Thanks to all those who entered :)
PS : Because I did not get a reply from Rab Pom either on facebook or email after 72hrs,  I had to get a new winner which is Debbie. 
I was pretty thrilled when For Small Hands (Montessori-in-the-home division of Montessori Services) sent us this Hammering Shapes for reviewing. And one of You, my lucky readers get to win a $40 gift card to their shop, so that You can buy an educational kids stuff of your choice for your little one. Keep reading to find out how.
This Hammering Shapes is fun hands on activity that helps kids to learn to hammer using real nails and a small wooden hammer. It comes with 100 geometric tiles(with a pre-drilled hole), 1/2" nails and a corkboard. We received this on the day my brother's family arrived and both Putti and her cousin really enjoyed playing this. It became both the girls favorite soon. They would first arrange the tiles in a design they like, place a nail in the pre-drilled hole in a tile, and then hammer it to the corkboard. 
It comes with suggestions for designs, but because of the open-ended nature of this activity, Putti was able to create her own pictures like the house, sun and beanstalk seen below.
The tiles can be removed from the corkboard, then hammered again and again to create an infinite variety of patterns. This is a good table activity that allows children to refine their small motor skills as they work. I love the big colorful bird that the girls made.
The recommended age is 4+ years, but I have had an almost three year-old play and love it too. Though the little guy did not make any design, he loved hammering the tiles randomly.

And now, you can buy one of this or any other toy from 'For Small Hands'. They have been generous to give away a $40 gift card to one of Putti Prapancha readers! There a are few ways you can win this,  simply use the Rafflecopter gadget below. Goodluck. The giveaway is open to residents of US, US provinces or Canada only.
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Disclosure :
I received a toy in exchange for my review, all opinions expressed here are my personal and unbiased . 


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71 Comments :

Oh wow, what a fantastic shop! I love the products they carry!!!

I think I would get this memory caps game:

http://www.forsmallhands.com/early-learning/memory-matching/memory-caps-game

Oh so many great toys to chose from. My boy would love the pattern play http://www.forsmallhands.com/pattern-play

This looks great. I'm sure Sammie would love something like this :)

We have been wanting that exact hammering shapes set for a long time, so that's what I'd pick!! :)

Those are fabulous! What a great review and giveaway! I love these baby tree blocks. http://www.forsmallhands.com/for-the-youngest-child/baby-tree-blocks-sup-reg-sup

My son would LOVE the above Hammering Shapes (anything that requires hammering and he's there!) and we're running out of these vegetable and plant stickers, so these are high on the list too... http://www.forsmallhands.com/in-the-garden-reusable-photo-stickers

The Hammering Shapes look like fun...or I would purchase the 1-5 ring counter for my little guy!

Oh, I remember having these at nursery school as a child! What fun they were. I would definitely get these hammering shapes if I won. What memories you've just brought back!

not eligible for the giveaway but it looks fun !

i might get the Feel and Find

catherine c

catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

Ok, I like the working child's model of a water pump a lot, but I'd have to keep looking before I decided I was absolutely choosing it over all the over other great things they have!

I love this game: http://www.forsmallhands.com/early-learning/memory-matching/memory-caps-game

want: Hugg-A-Planet Earth Classic
xoxo

I'd get the Small Turner/Spatula and some Popsicle molds.
kathlynebrown at yahoo dot com

I'd like a child's tool belt for each of my boys.

I would buy the memory caps for my nephew.

I'd love to get the Planet Frog - Live Frog Habitat.

i like the different hands on science products they have
jenniferwinchester@ymail.com

I would buy the Recycled Crafts Box
krazekatlady at gmail dot com

I like the Skwish Natural and the Junior Ramp Racer. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Caterpillar
Caterpillar - Wooden Grasping Toy from Melissa & Doug Ages ½-3

This is fun http://www.forsmallhands.com/woodworking/tool-belt-with-accessories-4076

I'd probably use a gift card toward a Hohner Rhythm Instruments set if I won. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

amanda_l_peters@hotmail.com

I would buy some wooden grasping toys for my 4 month old.

The tool belt with tools and the garden tools look fun! :)

The Junior Ramp Racer Deluxe looks super cool! :)

i think i would buy this http://www.forsmallhands.com/games-activities/building-construction/deep-into-the-forest

mrsnaweiss/at/aol.com

I would probably buy a number of small things: a crumb sweeper and a kid size broom, a sunprint kit or maybe an ant farm.

the imaginets debbie jackson,
djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

I would get the Junior Ramp Racer Deluxe. I think both of my kids could enjoy it (hopefully together :-).

I would get the 1 to 5 Ring Counter for my daughters!

Oh my! So many great items!!!
I am thinking I would choose the judy clock due to working on telling time :)

Stitching Block - Award-winning first lacing & threading toy Ages 3-6


heather.loftus@aol.com

I would get the magic layer puzzles. The car and house

The hammering set is cool.
candyo0217@hotmail.com

I would love the lacing shapes activity
hrddiana556@gmail.com

There was an error and the form noted it didn't get my entry. I hope you'll correct this or allow it to count, since I tried.

I might buy Origami Paper, the Wooden Spool Assortment, Design Your Own Lamp, and the Sunprint Kit.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

I would get the The Coin Counting Book
rjwashington2000@yahoo.com

I would get the Wooden Food Slicing and some art supplies!
britibee@gmail.com

I would love the Tru Temper kid-sized wheelbarrow, but it's more than the gift card amount, so more than likely I would get a bunch of books from the "Around the World" and "Science & Nature" sections.

aiketgate88 (at) aol (dot) com to contact me if I win. :)

My Big Science Book (Corey Olomon)(coreyolomon at gmail dot com)

I would like to get the Butterfly Garden!

I love the shop, I would buy the orchard game they have under cooperative learning games. :) ty!
fb: rab pom

any of the eco education toys, the recylced crafts box perhaps.

i like the "whatever the weather" board game!
daniellex at gmail dot com

Sunprint® Kit
Jadavis42@students.tntech.edu

The first thing I would buy is the hammering shapes....so many choices!!

I would like the My Big Bead Box
donna444444@yahoo.com

My granddaughter would adore the little lock box.

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