Tuesday, December 14, 2010

HearthSong Connectagons Review and Giveaway

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Since its beginning in 1983, HearthSong has been committed to helping parents follow their instincts to provide their children with age-appropriate, wholesome, quality playthings.

The first HearthSong catalog was printed in black and white, with pencil drawings of carefully selected toys and books and mailed from the home of founder Barbara Kane by her family. The name HearthSong was chosen to reflect core family values - the Hearth, a traditional symbol for the center of the home, and Song, a symbol of family spirit and of a special playfulness that parents and children enjoy together.

Over the next 25 years, HearthSong evolved into a nationally known and respected source for quality children's toys, games and crafts. Parents who found unique toys for their children decades ago tell us they're now thrilled to be finding the same kinds of educational, entertaining toys to give to their children's children.
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I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review some wonderful products from HearthSong this holiday season. My kids received the Connectagons® Special which includes the Connectagons Set as well as the Connectagons Geometry Set.


The Connectagons Set includes 240 wooden circles multiplied by 8 slots each multiplied by 5 bright colors and countless patterns of circles, stripes, dots, and diamonds. This creative building set offers limitless opportunity for fun and challenge.

You and your child's imagination is your only limit. Any construction can go in any direction - taller, wider, rounder, more square - and suddenly numbers become unimportant as imagination reigns!

The Connectagons Geometry Set contains 240  solid color and varying geometric shapes. The options for creative construction are "plane" to see, especially since they're designed to connect with and color-complement Connectagons. 


ace and friends thoughts: I have to admit, the Connectagons were an absolute hit with all three of my kids (ages 7, 6 and 3). hurray. each child created their own unique construction. 


  
After making their own personal works of art, *ace* worked together to create their village of colors. Pretty, right?


The colors are so vibrant and the quality is certainly worth noting. They are not made of some flimsy pieces of wood, they are constructed very well and will definitely maintain it's quality for the years to come. i absolutely love it! The only issue I had with the Connectagons was the fact that it didn't come with a storage bag. The 240 pieces (times 2) would not fit quickly back into the original boxes. I had to use a plastic bin to store them, other than that... fabulous



HearthSong also offers several construction ideas on their site HERE. 

Buy It: Connectagons are available at HearthSong's website along with many other unique toys for the holiday season. Current Promotion: $4.99 Shipping Sitewide with $10 Reward with a $50 purchase (Use Promo Code: HSHRP3). See site for details.


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Win It: One LUCKY *ace and friends* reader will win a Connectagons Special Set of their very own. 
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Mandatory Entry: Follow ace and friends PUBLICLY through GFC (+1) and then visit Hearthsong and tell me which product you think your child would enjoy this holiday season other than the Connectagons. (make sure to include your email). 

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The giveaway is open to US residents only. Entries are valid through Wednesday, December 29th at 11:59 PM EST.

The winner will have 48 hours to respond via email before a new winner is selected.

[Product review & giveaway disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free from HearthSong. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." See ace and friends Disclosure Policy HERE.]
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148 comments:

Carolee Sperry said...

Ok, lost my 1st comment- don't know what I did :-)

My daughter is a monkey collector, so would like the flying monkey.

My grandson would love the Wonder Golf especially during the cold winter months in New York!

We would ALL love the connectagons....

I'm following via GF connect, will follow you & hearthsong on FB & Twitter

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Sofia's Ideas said...

Already a GFC friend and I would love the Retro Kitchen set for my children to share! :)

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Mindy said...

My son would like the Puzzle Maker--great toys!
Thanks for the chance to win!
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Mindy said...

I entered the Crayola giveaway.
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Kristen said...

I follow on GFC
I like the Flingshot Monkeys.

msposhb said...

Stopping by from the Tuesday hops to say hello and follow.
Have a great day!
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gretablau said...

I followed via GFC and would love to get the Dragons and Pagodas blocks for my son!

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Mari said...

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well besides winning those connectogons you have i would also like to get this..http://www.hearthsong.com/The-Wobbler_p147_S2003_D1101_C2105.html

and i follow you on gfc

Mari said...

mari(dot)teaches(at)gmail(dot)com
well besides winning those connectogons you have i would also like to get this..http://www.hearthsong.com/The-Wobbler_p147_S2003_D1101_C2105.html

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Mari said...

mari(dot)teaches(at)gmail(dot)com
well besides winning those connectogons you have i would also like to get this..http://www.hearthsong.com/The-Wobbler_p147_S2003_D1101_C2105.html

following hearthsong on facebook

Mari said...

mari(dot)teaches(at)gmail(dot)com
well besides winning those connectogons you have i would also like to get this..http://www.hearthsong.com/The-Wobbler_p147_S2003_D1101_C2105.html

i follow your net worked blog

Mari said...

mari(dot)teaches(at)gmail(dot)com
well besides winning those connectogons you have i would also like to get this..http://www.hearthsong.com/The-Wobbler_p147_S2003_D1101_C2105.html

i subscribed to email and already confirmed

Close to home said...

New member to google. Mykids would love these

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Heather R said...

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Beautifulthroughhiseyes said...

I am a follower through GFC and I think my child would enjoy the Whale Of A Time Tub Toys.

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beachbaby said...

I follow gfc and I know My neice and nephew would just love the Inflatable Ice Skating Rink that looks sooo neat I never saw one before

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erika said...

I would LOVE a ready, set, go trike!
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Glenda said...

I follow on GFC and my daughter would like the Large Lap Loom or Christmas.

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Judy said...

I follow publicly and this balance bike would be perfect!
http://www.hearthsong.com/Balance-Bike_p3449_S2003_D1101_C2101.html

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I entered your Thirty One Gifts giveaway


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Judy said...

I entered your Crayola Gift of Imagination giveaway

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polly said...

follow gfc publicly
the sweets treats tray is very cute!
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entered amrita singh necklace giveaway
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entered zuvo water
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Niecey said...

I follow your blog via google friend connect - Niecey

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I visited the site. My kids would love the Incred-a-ball

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Mom said...

I follow via GFC as "Mom"
My kids would love the mega magnifier

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Anja M. said...

I follow you on GFC. (Anja M.)

My kids would also like "My first weather station".

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Steph said...

I follow on GFC and think my kids would like the Large Natures Fire and the Q Bot Digital Photo Frame.

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I follow you via GFC.

I'm sure my daughter would LOVE the Domino Race. (I would too!)

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Almost Crazy Coupon Lady said...

GFC follower (Cassie dow)
and My daughter would love the mini kitchen

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