Monday, January 9, 2012

Klutz R/G


Today, how-to books from Klutz come packaged with the tools of their trade (from juggling cubes to face paints to yo-yos), and are designed for doing, not just reading. "We think people learn best through their hands, nose, feet, mouth and ears. Then their eyes. So we design multi-sensory books," Cassidy says. The appeal of this hands-on approach is borne out by sales figures; Klutz is a fixture on U.S. book and toy bestseller lists, and is available in 24 countries around the world. 
Having expanded the offerings to include Klutz Toys, Klutz Kits, Klutz Buckets, Klutz Guides and, in 2001, an educational product line, Cassidy seems to have an unlimited supply of ideas. The inspiration? "I marinate myself in children," he says. "Some years ago, I created a few. With the help of my wife" (Nancy Cassidy, the voice behind the gold-record-winning KidsSongs recordings). 
In 2002, Scholastic Inc., the largest children's book publisher and distributor in the world, acquired Klutz. For those of you who collect corporate mission statements, here's the Klutz credo: Create wonderful things, be good, have fun.

Ribbon Bangles
Ribbon has the power to transform everyday plastic bracelets into shimmering designer bangles. We provide the sturdy plastic bangles, a bright array of ribbon, and a bottle of glue to hold it all together — everything you need to make a wardrobe of five unique bracelets
Priced at $19.99

Stamp Art
Stamp Art makes stamping simpler -- and more creative -- than ever. Stick the included shapes on the see-through acrylic block to create your own one-of-a-kind stamp design. Full of inspirational artwork and instruction, this stamp-right-in-it book shows how to create animals, flowers, houses, aliens... anything you can dream up

My daughter loves to work on these. She's 8 and the fact it keeps her quite and happy when her brother is napping or when she's needed something to do on a rainy day, I do think she missed the point of the bangles but she does the stamp art with ease. I would recommend these books  for car trips or quite time. 

I would say my 5 year old is way to young for them though so they are for older children to me that was a little disappointing. Still great books and  they appear to be very durable as well, want to try them out for yourself?

Klutz has offered a giveaway, one lucky winner will receive a copy of all 3 of the books I received.
Stamp Art
Ribbon Bangles
 the last one I can not find on the site.
My Fabulous Look Book

a Rafflecopter giveaway

* Disclosure: The author, manufacturer, or representing PR provided a product to review. No compensation was provided. The opinions expressed are my own personal and honest thoughts. *


momto8 said...

yes...learning while having fun is as good as it gets! I am your newest folower..pls follow back if you can!

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