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Jul 15, 2009

CLOSED: Radical reading with IBW books- Review and giveaway


Random.org has chosen our winner:
Congratulations Ticia


Radical reading were the first words that came to my mind as I sat to draw up this review. Honestly! Today it's sometimes hard to get children to develop a love for reading if it has not been introduced to them at a very young age. I honestly think Ghost Hunter Productions foresaw this problem and developed a radical new line called the IBW books (i.e. The 'Interactive Book Webscene' Books)

I thought the best way to introduce IBW books to you would be by answering a few questions you may have (rather which I had and clarified, thanks to the books we got to review and the IBW site.)


Why are IBW books different?

IBW books use a new storytelling process that combines an actual print book with the interactivity of online animations.


How are IBW books different?
  1. Read a chapter from the printed IBW book.
  2. At the end of each chapter, you find a weblink.
  3. When you go online to the weblink, you find an animation or some other multimedia called a webscene (Such as this one.). The webscene is a part of the story.
  4. After you view the webscene for that chapter, you go back to the book to read another chapter. After each chapter you find a new weblink and the cycle continues.
There are six or more webscenes included in every IBW Book.


What's an IBW Book must?

I would say a computer! You can read a book to your child without one, but if you sit at the computer and read the book and visit the chapter webscenes, it will engage, interest and keep your child focused and undistracted.


Have you tried using an IBW book? Was it hard? Did your child enjoy it?

Bunny girl and I had a fun time reviewing
  • 'Celebration of Letters A and B'- this was a fun book from the Busy Preschoolers line. It was a sweet interactive lesson with Bunny girl. We did little actions for each sentence, visited the webscenes and she had a great time. We actually had to do each letter twice in one sitting as she had so much fun. ( Check on this sample activity for the alphabet A). To research this line of books a little more, click on this direct link.
  • 'Where can Lost Bee be?' - Under the KA reader line, this was a little grown up for Bunny girl but she enjoyed the story (and I think the webscenes more!). KA Readers help develop vocabulary through word families and introduce a child to all the words in a patter family (Eg: Hat,cat,rat,mat...) This is a great series especially for homeschooling families and soon to homeschool families. To research this series, click on this direct link.
And yes we enjoyed every bit of our IBW experience!


How can I order IBW books?

You can order these books online and if you do it now, you can get your books 75% cheaper...to me that's a great deal especially as you can be all set to roll before the new school year starts.


Is that it?

Actually no! You can not only buy IBW books but you can also help sell them and make some moolah in the process. The fun part is you get to host a little IBW party, introduce the books to your friends and receive an immediate 20% commission on all sales at the close of each hosted event! To learn more about this great opportunity, visit the IBW Booksellers link.


That's not all!!

Ghost Hunter Productions has kindly offered to give away a set of IBW Books and best of all, you get to choose between these 2 book sets.
  • The Busy Preschooler’s Guide to Learning – fun activities built around the 26 letters of the alphabet, with step-by-step help to guide parents in how to use everyday situations to teach 105 skills their kids need before they walk in the kindergarten door. (Retail value $60.)
  • THREE (3) KA Readers – beginning readers that use a new kind of storytelling where kids see an animation unfold at the close of every chapter! Dr. Seuss-like rhyming hooks kids on the fun of words. Online activities help parents assess a child’s reading and comprehension. (Retail value $60.)

Here's how you can enter to win:

- To enter this giveaway, please leave me a comment letting me know which set of IBW books you would like to win. (mandatory entry)


In addition to your primary entry, you can enter 4 more times...YES! You CAN enter a total of 5 times! (Please leave separate comments for each entry):

- 1. Subscribe to my blog (remember you need to activate the subscription if you subscribe via email) or Follow my blog & leave a comment stating that you subscribe or follow.

- 2. Blog about this giveaway (leave a comment with a link to your blog post)

- 3. Add the link to this giveaway on a Mr Linky on a blog giveaway site, forum, carnival. (leave a comment with the link)

-4. Snag my blog button (the cute little bunny on the right!) and leave a comment with the link


This giveaway is open to US residents, 18 years and above.

1 winner will be chosen with the random.org generator on JULY 29 2009 at 10 pm Central time, so enter before that. The winners names will be posted thereafter. Please note if any winner does not get back to me 48 hours after his/her name has been posted, I will pick a new winner.


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38 Comments:

At July 15, 2009 at 8:02 AM , Blogger Tj and Amy said...

I would love the The Busy Preschooler’s Guide to Learning set. amsbolda@hotmail.com

 
At July 15, 2009 at 8:02 AM , Blogger Tj and Amy said...

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At July 15, 2009 at 8:03 AM , Blogger Tj and Amy said...

I follow u. amsbolda@hotmail.com

 
At July 15, 2009 at 8:03 AM , Blogger Tj and Amy said...

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At July 15, 2009 at 8:35 AM , Blogger Jenn said...

Hard decision because I have kids of both ages but I would have to go with the 3 KA Readers. Thanks for the giveaway!

 
At July 15, 2009 at 8:36 AM , Blogger Jenn said...

I subscribe in google reader

 
At July 15, 2009 at 5:18 PM , Blogger Shelly said...

Would like The Busy Preschooler’s Guide to Learning

 
At July 15, 2009 at 5:19 PM , Blogger Shelly said...

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At July 15, 2009 at 8:09 PM , Blogger Pam said...

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At July 15, 2009 at 10:28 PM , Blogger Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

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At July 17, 2009 at 7:47 AM , Blogger Ticia said...

I'd choose the preschool set. Though it is a close toss-up right now.

 
At July 17, 2009 at 7:51 AM , Blogger Ticia said...

I follow your blog.

 
At July 17, 2009 at 7:50 PM , Anonymous Melissa said...

i would love the pre-schoolers set.

 
At July 17, 2009 at 7:51 PM , Anonymous melissa said...

I follow you

 
At July 18, 2009 at 11:01 AM , Anonymous Mary said...

I would like the win the 3 KA Readers for my 6-year-old!

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At July 18, 2009 at 2:09 PM , Anonymous Terri S. said...

The Busy Preschooler's Guide to Learning set is most suitable for us. Thanks!
vinter@warwick.net

 
At July 18, 2009 at 2:11 PM , Anonymous Terri S. said...

New email subscriber.
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At July 20, 2009 at 1:50 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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I WOULD LIKE THE Busy Preschoolers

 
At July 20, 2009 at 1:51 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At July 20, 2009 at 2:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love the The Busy Preschooler’s Guide to Learning.

Thanks!

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At July 21, 2009 at 7:33 PM , Blogger Brooke said...

I would say the THREE (3) KA Readers set...

 
At July 22, 2009 at 6:42 AM , Blogger susan said...

I would love the Busy Preschoolers. for my daughter in pre-school. :)

 
At July 22, 2009 at 10:54 AM , Blogger cstironkat said...

I would like the THREE (3) KA Readers. Thank you for a great giveaway.

 
At July 22, 2009 at 11:14 PM , Blogger "Miss" Anita said...

I would like to win the three KA Readers.

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At July 22, 2009 at 11:15 PM , Blogger "Miss" Anita said...

I follow your blog.
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At July 22, 2009 at 11:16 PM , Blogger "Miss" Anita said...

I have *both* of your bunny buttons on my blog:

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At July 22, 2009 at 11:20 PM , Blogger "Miss" Anita said...

I added this giveaway to the following "Mr. Linky":

http://www.momdot.com/blog/contest-mondays-720/

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At July 24, 2009 at 3:33 PM , Blogger Renee said...

The Busy Preschooler’s Guide to Learning would be my pick.

 
At July 24, 2009 at 3:33 PM , Blogger Renee said...

email subscriber

 
At July 24, 2009 at 4:54 PM , Blogger "Miss" Anita said...

I blogged about this...

http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/Suzanne/711070/

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At July 25, 2009 at 10:28 PM , Blogger Sweeter the berry said...

I'll pick THREE (3) KA Readers .
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At July 25, 2009 at 10:30 PM , Blogger Sweeter the berry said...

I follow your blog
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At July 25, 2009 at 10:36 PM , Blogger Sweeter the berry said...

I snagged that cute bunny button.

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At July 25, 2009 at 10:38 PM , Blogger Sweeter the berry said...

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At July 26, 2009 at 8:38 AM , Blogger Krafty Kristy said...

I would like to win The Busy Preschooler’s Guide to Learning. My daughter is 2 years old and this will help her get started in the right path.

 
At July 26, 2009 at 8:40 AM , Blogger Krafty Kristy said...

I follow your blog

 
At July 27, 2009 at 9:49 AM , Blogger Julie D said...

Very cool! I'd love the KA readers.

 
At July 27, 2009 at 10:15 PM , Blogger mommy4life said...

I'd like to try out the readers!

 

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