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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

#PlayTestShare with Raincoast Books {+Giveaway}



Spring Break is just around the corner and if you're going to have youngsters home from school it never hurts to have a few ideas up your sleeve to keep them busy. Or if you're like me and your kids aren't in school yet, it's nice to have activities that are fun to do together and suitable for independent play time (perfect for when your kids no longer nap, but you have to check off some things from your to do list during the day). 

I've teamed up with Raincoast Books on a series of posts to share about some great books to add to your reading list plus some of the fun games and activities they offer (check out some great books by Herve Tullet we love in this post); there's also a chance for readers to win some of the books and products featured on the blog. This week I've sharing about some of their fun ideas for Spring Break, with a giveaway to win one of the products featured in their #PlayTestShare series. To see all of the activities Raincoast books has available in this series, click here for some great ideas and scroll to the end of this post to enter the giveaway.  


ABC Word Play is a board book that makes learning the alphabet and how to spell fun and interactive. Simply pop out the neon letters and let your child do the rest. I like that you can build a few activities based on your child's age out of this one simple book. It's also the perfect size to tuck into a backpack or diaper bag as an on- the- go activity (great to pass the time at things like appointments or at restaurants). Use it:
- as a puzzle book and have your kids go page by page to put the letters back where they belong
- to teach them the alphabet
- for letter recognition
- to learn about vowels
- to recognize and spell words in the book
- to teach them how to read and pronounce different vowel sounds
- to test their spelling with the words in the book (they could use the neon letters to spell the words as you read them)

To the Moon is one heck of a colouring book. When it's completely unfolded it's 15 feet long (the longest colouring book in the world!) and kids- and adults- of all ages will have a blast colouring the changing scenery as the pictures build from Earth to the moon. You can keep it compact for colouring inside/ in small spaces and unfold it as you go or do what we did and take it outside to unfold the whole thing.










You can find both of these activities at Chapters Indigo

I've got 3 chances to win with Raincoast Books (this is part 2)

Part 1: 3 books by Herve Tullet (see this post for more)
 Stay tuned for the 3rd part of this giveaway and more chances to win soon!

Enter below for your chance to win any one of the activities in the Raincoast Books
#PlayTestShare line
See my other posts with Raincoast Books:
Herve Tullet Book Review {+Giveaway} (Now closed)
The Little Prince Book Review {+ Giveaway}(Now closed)

Open to Canadian residents only. Must be 18+ to enter.
Deadline to enter for the #PlayTestShare activities is March 17

CONTESTS NOW CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who entered. 
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