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Thursday, December 02, 2010

GIVEAWAY - WIN One of TWO Sesame Street Nintendo Wii OR Nintendo DS Games (You Choose!)!

How would you like to score a Christmas gift for your child, without having to shop for it, and without having to spend a cent?! Um, hello! Who wouldn't?!

The people at WB Games made the 3yr old's day last week when they sent him the new Sesame Street Nintendo games - Elmo's A to Zoo Adventure on Nintendo Wii and Cookie's Counting Carnival on Nintendo DS.

The problem with some of the Wii and DS games that the 3yr old has attempted in the past is that they're not basic enough for him. They get complicated and before too long he's asking his brothers, or worse - me (and I am NO help at all) - questions on how to do this or do that, and then EVERYONE gets frustrated. This is promptly followed by tears and tantrums (some of which are mine - ahem).

Anyway - enter Elmo's A to Zoo Adventure, and Cookie's Counting Carnival and not only was the 3yo as happy as Larry, he was also learning at the same time. I don't know about you, but if they're playing  electronic games, the computer and the like, I'd much rather they're getting something out of it educationally. And you know when it's Sesame Street you're going to get that and then some.

With Elmo's A to Zoo Adventure, he firstly got to slip on the cute Wii remote control cover which helps to simplify the game by showing just the controls they need to use to operate the game. Looks like this:


Isn't it cute?

Then it was down to some serious gaming. Here's the 3yr old in action...


Elmo's A to Zoo Adventure is a great way to learn the alphabet and spelling. For example, boxes come up on the screen to spell the word MONKEY. The 3yo was asked what letter 'Monkey' begins with? A few letters are displayed on the screen for him to choose from. The 3yo moved his Wii remote by tilting it from side to side until he highlighted the letter he wanted, then he had to JUMP and the letter 'M' was chosen! After that, three letters were displayed on the screen, and the 3yo followed the instructions of, "The next letter is 'o'. Can you find the letter 'o'?" Once again, he moved to the correct letter and gave a JUMP and the letter was chosen. The game gives the kids a lot of chances to get it right, and helps with instructions etc.

Of course, that's only one example of the games on offer.

In Cookie's Counting Carnival on Nintendo DS the aim is, of course (duh), to learn to count. Firstly, the game comes with a stylus that's shaped just like a larger pen, so it's easier for little fingers to hold.


Once again, various games are available to help your child learn to count. For example, in one game, the 3yr old was given three stacks of cans (like the ones you throw balls at, at the Easter Show) and was asked to choose the stack that had "less than seven cans" in it. The 3yr old had to choose, and then when the right answer was received, the cans were knocked down.

Here's a video that gives you an idea of how the games work...



Ok - so how would you like to WIN one of the games? Here's what to do....

If you're an Australian resident (apologies to my gorgeous O/S readers!) just leave a comment below by Thursday 9 December, 6pm Daylight Savings EST. I'll choose a winner at random. The first winner will be given a choice of Elmo's A to Zoo Adventure on either Nintendo DS or Nintendo Wii (YES - you choose!) and the second winner will get a copy of Cookie's Counting Carnival on Nintendo DS or Nintendo Wii (once again - you choose!) and those winners will be announced on my weekly wrap up on the morning of Friday 10 December - so make sure you check out my bloggy then!

Good luck everyone! I think you're going to love it (and I know your kids will).

Jodie

27 comments:

Fiona said...

Totally the Wii one. I don't have it, but my family in Newcastle does, adn I want to play games with ELMO over the wii controller!

Mummahh said...

What a brilliant giveaway!! I looked at this game for my soon to be mr 3- seems he is the only one we don't have a game for on the Wii- and like you said it's hard to find a game that's easy enough for them.
I worried that if I brought it and he didn't play it- then it would be wasted as miss 13 and 6 wouldn't play it.

Thanks for the review on it- if I don't win I still may buy it for Chrissy!
Ps I really love the furry Wii remote case it comes with anyway ;)

mumtoj said...

Wow what a great giveaway! J has both of these on his Christmas list so we'd love either. Santa is bringing him a DS for Christmas and he loves the Wii so we'd be happy with either but I think I'd prefer them on the Wii, (that way mummy can play too...... ok I may be older than 5 but I'm a fan of Elmo and Cookie Monster!) :)
Thanks for the oppportunity x

[Good Mum Hunting] said...

We have a Wii so that would be my pick.

Abigail isn't allowed to play with it yet, but carries the Mario Kart wheel around the house, pretending and wishing.

Thanks for the prize, it's fantastic!

Naomi said...

this is a super awesome giveaway! I love your review and our family would be delighted with either choice but I think the Wii game would win out overall. Thanks for the chance to enter :) Naomi x

MMBB said...

OMG My nephew loves Elmo, his favourite movie for ages was theat one where Elmo loses his blanket, man he got so into that, and very sad and angry at the bad guy for not giving Elmo his blankie lol

macsnorky said...

That Elmo controller cover is spectacular! I have been thinking about what game I could get Miss 4 for Christmas and Elmo would be perfect!

Great review too.

Nadia said...

What a great giveaway!
I'd love one for the Wii for my son - he just adores Sesame Street (and I love watching with him, and remembering all the characters I loved as a little one!)

Joni Llanora said...

What a big giveaway! I grew up watching Sesame St and now Anya loves it too. We'd love either wii or ds.

actinglikeamama said...

Oh we have the exact same problem with our 3yo - all the wii games are too hard for him and then he loses interest. Sucha great giveaway Jodie - thanks for the opportunity!!

BabyMac said...

We are getting a Wii for Christmas and I have a certain 3yro who ALWAYS needs entertaining. Also given that there may never be sunshine again I need ALL the inside games I can get my hands on! Thanks Jodie x

life in a pink fibro said...

How exciting! Count me in. :-)

Jacki said...

Cool giveaway! It looks like just the kind of thing my son would go ga-ga over! BTW, I think your noticeboard at the top of the page is a brilliant idea!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, not really anonymous, but also not very technological! Not sure how else to comment :)

I love, love, love this Wii game. The Elmo control is the cutest thing I've seen in ages. I too have a 3 year old son and he would LOVE this!!!

K

The Mummy Hat said...

Is it wrong that I want the Elmo control cover for myself!
I can't help it... I heart Elmo!

Mummy's Brain said...

It would have to be the DS, My little girl would love something to play when she nicks her brothers DSi, she is very apt at taking photos of herself on it, it would be nice to have a game she could follow.

Jodiec said...

I agree cute cover and a great idea to simplify things. Also a great birthday present for mr 2 who turns into mr 3 in the new year.

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Oh my little Mr 4's would love to win this , we have same problem with them to young to get most games.

Thea said...

Oh *clapping hands* what a delightful giveaway!!!
My 3yo would LOVE this. *crossing everything crossable* xx

Mrs B said...

I hadn't seen these games before, so thank you for bringing it to my attention! Love the Elmo cover, how cute ;)

Cyndie said...

Thank you for such a great giveaway! count me in! Happy Xmas :)

Good Golly Miss Holly! said...

Been hunting down an appropriate Wii game for Miss 3. This looks perfect so count me iiin!
x

Kylie said...

Count me in on this giveaway. That would be a great stocking stuffer. Thanks

Norlin said...

Would absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this! :) Either the 1st or 2nd prize is fine. Not fussy! :) Fingers crossed!

Jemima- So Mummy said...

i love games like this! my daughter is just starting to show interest in computer games and things like that, she is always trying to play super mario on our wii ;) very cute when she jumps the holes and even kills the turtles! i think she is beter then me :(

Caz (The Truth About Mummy) said...

Oh please include me :O) I'm actullay giving my three little pinks a WII for Christmas so would be so very happy to have a chance to win this fab prise. Lovely blog by the way - awlays love chatting to a follow member of the mummyhood.

Jodie at Mummy Mayhem said...

Ok - comp is closed. Winners will be announced tomorrow morn (10 Dec) in my weekly "On Mummy Mayhem This Week" post.

3yr old will draw out the winners tmw morn. Good luck!