Monday, February 15, 2010

Kid goodies giveaway: a DVD that encourages kids to be more helpful



OK, so the kids are not going to start cleaning the house or whipping up dinner after watching this Lend A Helping Hand DVD, but they will get some great food for thought about how to better help others.

Sprout's Band of Bloggers recently sent me the DVD to check out. It has an all-star cast—we're talking Barney, Angelina Ballerina, Bob The Builder, Fireman Sam and Thomas & Friends, and it's hosted by Kelly and Chica from The Sunny Side Up Show. They're part of Sprout's Let's Grow DVD line. The stories are all about what it means to be helpful, caring and a good friend. Sabrina best loves the Angelina Ballerina episode in which Angelina gives away one of her old dolls, then regrets it. Max is fascinated by the Fireman Sam story, which involves chaos surrounding a broken washing machine and lots of helpers. I think the stories have given the kids new perspective; as Sabrina says, "It's good to help other people because...it's good." Hey, we're getting there.

I have two Lend a Helping Hand DVDs to give away. To enter, leave a comment about how your mom taught you to be helpful in this world. One thing my mom used to do when we were out is escort little old ladies across the street; to this day, I do the same. Although once, someone thought I was about to mug her and slammed me with her purse.

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This giveaway is open until Monday February 22, 2010, 11:59 p.m. EST, and is for U.S. and Canadian residents. I'll pick the winner via randomizer.org, announce the winner the next day, and alert you by e-mail. Good luck!

57 comments:

  1. My mom taught us to hold doors for people. If we were going in or out of a store, and saw someone else was entering or existing, we would hold the door rather than letting it close. I still do that and it amazes me how people say "thank you" like they can't believe a door was held open for them.
    Thanks for the review and giveaway!
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

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  2. If you saw someone that needed something that you could provide, to do it.

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  3. Sprout! My son E. loves Sprout, in a way that only a truly "special" kid can. He used to draw pictures of the logo literally all day long for at least a month straight.

    We don't have cable, or anything but videos since our converter box malfunctioned, so E. tried to order Direct TV just to get Sprout. Online, he placed some sort of request and he is now on the Direct TV mailing list under his name. They called the house once to follow up, and he saw Caller ID and answered the phone and talked to the representative and tried to order. When I finally got the phone, this guy was really confused that his potential customer was a seven-year old autistic kid.

    All because of Sprout.

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  4. My mom would help us make cookies or think of service things we could do for friends and neighbors.

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  5. My mom taught me to always offer to help when I'm visiting others, especially with things such as cleaning up the kitchen after meals. It gets you in the habit of always being ready and willing to do what others need help with.
    glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I follow sprout on twitter (@skgaff)
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  7. I follow LoveThatMax on twitter (@skgaff)
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  8. I subscribe to To The Max feed
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  9. I follow you on blogger
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  10. I'm a facebook fan
    glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. My mom taught me to share with others

    alysia75@aol.com

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  12. My mom taught me to always ask people if they need help.

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  13. My mom taught me to help my little brothers and sisters and other children when they need it.
    ericandsarita at gmail dot com

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  14. Follow Sprout on Twitter.
    ericandsarita at gmail dot com

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  15. following lovethatmax on twitter
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  16. tweet http://twitter.com/chickitsarita/status/9189186850

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  17. following on blogger
    ericandsarita at gmail dot com

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  18. joined FB page
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  19. My Mom taught me to help our elderly neighbors, it might be shoveling snow, take their garbage cans or just visiting with them.
    lgrieser(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  20. My mom taught me to be helpful by cleaning up the table when in a fast food restaurant or the food fair. Thanks for the great giveaway

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  21. My mom taught us sharing and manners were the two most important things in life. Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  22. I always hold the door for people.
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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  23. My mom taught me to me there for my friends no matter what
    bargainfun1 at yahoo

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  24. My grandma used to take me to visit the Seniors in the Nursing Homes...it was a great way for me to help others

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  25. Following Sprout on Twitter!
    My 3 year old son loves Sprout!!

    I'm @3boyzmom

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  26. I'm following you on Twitter!
    (I'm @3boyzmom)

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  27. http://twitter.com/3boyzmom/status/9236847250

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  28. Ok.. This is ONE that we don't have. Seriously I think I own every purple dinosaur movie. And we have a purple Dying dinosaur in our house RIGHT NOW~!


    So.... comment one

    I think the most politely and helping thing EVER is the times people see you coming with all your stuff and non walking child and they hold the door... So simple.

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  29. I follow you on twitter. (@miraclepreemie

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  30. I am also a fan on facebook. And i am telling you.. we have a thing for purple dinosaurs....


    hope I got it all right~ wahoo!

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  31. My mom taught me to compliment someone each and every day. It makes me smile as much as them and I have started showing my son that as well.

    Jen

    tesnjen at aol dot com

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  32. My mom taught me how to cook and clean so I could "help" her - does this count?

    I would love to win a copy for my little girl, who will be 3 on Mar 1st :-)

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  33. My mom taught me to always ask if anyone needed anything when I was going to the kitchen.


    brandi.westmoreland(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. My mom taught me to clean up after myself...that was a big help to her

    dispatcher_kristy@hotmail.com

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  35. I was taught to help elderly neighbors as much as I could. I know I'd appreciate the same help when I'm older.

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  36. My mom taught me to help with the laundry and ironing. She has a weird love for laundry and ironing and tried to instill this love in me- wish it worked!

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  37. I can't remember anything specific that my mother taught us about being helpful, we just learned by seeing what she did. My Mom and Dad taught us to respect ourselves and other people. I guess part of that was to be helpful.

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  38. To The Max follower via Google

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  39. My parents taught us to hold the door for people, especially elderly or those who look like they could use an extra hand. They just generally taught us to help others when it looks as though they could use it.

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  40. I always say the words please and thank you.

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  41. Always bring something home-cooked when visiting a friend or family member.

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  42. My mom and I always cooked meals for families in need. Now I am teaching my little girl to cook meals for the families that need them!
    Kwhiz84(at)live(dot)com

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  43. Follow Sprout on Twitter
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  44. Follow on twitter
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  45. http://twitter.com/okwhisner/status/9512592167
    Tweeted!
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  46. facebook fan
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  47. My mom taught me the importance of being a good host.

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  48. I joined the To The Max fan page on Facebook.

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Thanks for sharing!