Monday, September 27, 2010

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Stocking Stuffers 2010 Giveaway: The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! (DVD) [CLOSED]

My children have been longtime fans of The Cat in the Hat. So when they learned that PBS Kids recently added a new series to their line up called "The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!" they were more than excited. This DVD The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That: Wings and Things, which was released on September 7th of this year, was a huge hit with my children, especially my 6 year old son.

This 60-minute DVD features five stories. Luckily, my children had only seen two of these episodes on television. This particular DVD houses the following:

"Show Me the Honey"
"Migration Vacation"
"I Love the Nightlife"
"Oh Give Me a Home"
"Many Ants Make Light Work"

Each episode lasts about ten minutes and is packed full of information. In this one hour, my children learned about bees and how honey is made, why birds migrate South for the winter, which animals are nocturnal and which of their senses are heightened, how hermit crabs outgrow their shells, and how ants use teamwork to get things done. There is even a little bonus at the end about problem-solving.

If your children are good listeners, they will definitely enjoy this DVD. The Cat in the Hat has a lot to teach them. As I previously mentioned, my 6 year old son watched intently from beginning to end, but our 3 year old twins got antsy about halfway through. Although they were still half-watching, they had to get up and take out some toys to play with.

Currently, you can purchase this Cat in the Hat DVD for $11.99 on and from other major retailers of children's DVDs.

Thank you to NCircle Entertainment for sending us a sample DVD free of charge to base this review upon and for providing a second DVD for our contest prize.

What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That: Wings and Things on DVD.

This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.

How to Gain Entries:
Browse the selection of DVDs for Kids offered by NCircle Entertainment. Then leave a comment telling me the name of one DVD you would like to gift to a child this holiday (aside from the one reviewed in this article). You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:

1) For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.


For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.

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(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)

Random Drawing:

This contest will be closed on Monday, October 11th, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!