Friday, February 19, 2010

Birthday Bash Day 13: Tie Buddies

*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED*


Birthday Bash


When I was younger, I taught my younger siblings to tie their shoes. It was no problem for me at all. But for some reason I am not having the same luck with my own child. It may be that Mason doesn't quite have the coordination yet, or that I don't have the same level of patience that I did so many years ago. Either way, it can be a bit frustrating for all of us.

Enter Tie Buddies.

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Tie Buddies was invented by Wendy, a mother who, much like me, was frustrated with the traditional methods of learning to tie shoes and knew there had to be a better way. Wendy spent months fiddling with prototypes and ideas until finally perfecting Tie Buddies™. The key was to create cool characters and interactive stories that help the child learn and retain the process and as well as eliminating the frustrating ‘bunny ears or loops’ that just confuse children as they learn.

We had the opportunity to try out the Race Car Tie Buddies. Check out the cool story we got from the Tie Buddies site:



Ready to race?
Your starting knot is the
Tie Buddies’ starting
line. Ready, set go! The
red card speeds out
around the green car
and goes into the pit
for a tire change! Who
wins? You!





For girls there is a Fairy and Magic Wand set, and you can find the story on the Story Ideas Page.

The first step was for me to learn how to use the Tie Buddies so that I could in turn teach it to Mason. I went to the How it Works page to find out what to do. Once I had it down pat, I added it the story and off we went!

While Mason still isn't one hundred percent able to tie his shoes by himself, he's showing some great improvement! I am looking forward to the day that he becomes a tying machine.

Buy it!
Tie Buddies are only $8.99 each, plus S&H.

Win it!
One lucky winner will get the Tie Buddy set of their choice!

How to enter:
Visit Tie Buddies and look around. Think of another set of characters you would like to see as a tie buddy set, and comment with your answer.

Want extra entries? (Leave a separate comment for each one!)
-Make up your own story to go with the existing Tie Buddies, or with your Tie Buddies idea.
-Grab the Birthday Bash button and tell me where you put it.
-Be a fan of Nine More Months on Facebook!
-Follow me on Twitter AND tweet this giveaway. "I want to win a set of Tie Buddies in the Birthday Bash @ninemoremonths http://bit.ly/bovp8M" Comment with a link to your tweet. (You can do this once a day.)
-Be a follower or subscriber to my blog.
-Grab my button and tell me where it is.
-Make a blog post linking to this giveaway and leave a comment with the link to it.

Giveaway ends March 7th, 2010 @9PM PST. US entries only. Winner will be picked via Random.org and announced the following day. Please respond within 48 hours, or a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!

Disclaimer: I received a free product for review purposes. I did not receive any other form of compensation for this post. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.




63 comments:

Sarah Lynne said...

I would like to see Mickey Mouse Characters, or even Santa Claus!!!

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Kim said...

I want to see Elmo!

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♥Yaya's Mommy ♥ said...

Okay for girl I would love to see princess crown or ballerina slipper. For boy I would to see sailboats or pirate. :)
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kymberli q. said...

What a great idea for tying shoes! Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest

The Bormann Family said...

Cool blog, stopping by from SITS. Have a great weekend.

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Crystal said...

These are awesome! Can't wait to check them out.

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Jen R said...

It's an interesting idea. Learning to tie shoes is very frustrating. My little guy likes his velcroe, but he's only three. Tie-up shoes will come soon enough.
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Kristy said...

My daughter would like a jungle animal design!

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I like the idea of 2 dogs getting lost and following their bones back to their house, kinda like hansel and gretel!

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EmmettFerret said...

I'd like to see robots :)

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Angela V said...

I'd like to see frogs or monkeys. :)

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jakiesmom said...

my son is very into a book called blue train, green train..that might be a good set for boys
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Donna said...

How about a king and queen, prince and princess.

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The Litrenta Family said...

My son would love Toy Story (Woody and Buzz)!!!
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my son would love star wars
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mverno said...

i'd like to see bert & ernie
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Maria D. said...

I'd be cool to see some products with PBS Kids Super WHY characters.

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Well I like the idea of having Super WHY helping a fairy tale character learn how to tie their shoes.

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Jenn S. said...

I would like to see some Toy Story characters , like Buzz and Woody.

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Messy Mommy said...

Just plain ones would suit me just fine. :)

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Brooke said...

Pirates or animals.... I know my son would LOVE the Pirates and my daughter some animals... weeshenanigans (at) gmail (dot) com

Julie D said...

I need these! I would love to Pirates and Ships or Xs and Os (like Tic Tac Toe)

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Sarah B. said...

I would like to see Mario and Luigi. What a great idea!

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Tabathia said...

I wouldn't mind seeing tinkerbell or barbie or even the bratz.

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Gianna said...

Disney Cars and Futurama would get my son really interested.