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December 17, 2009

Swinxs and a Giveaway too!


Swinxs, the computerized toy that allows for creativity and a lot of social interaction.  When I try to describe this toy, other parents look at me as if I'm talking about just another video or computer game.  The beauty of Swinxs ($150) is that while it is a computer there is no screen.  It's screen free. It talks, it listens and best of all- it keeps kids interested.

Right out of the box, my daughter was all about putting on one of the bands and dragging it outside to play with the other kids on the block.  What I love about Swinxs is that there are a variety of games to play- musical chairs, tag and more- and it is all physical.  The kids aren't glued to a screen or standing in one place.  They are actively using their imaginations, brains and friends to play all these games.  It's portable too.  Swinxs can go all over the place because it is small and lightweight.  It's great for parties, taking on trips and bringing to friends or grandparents homes. 


My preschool age daughter found it easy to use as she listened to the Swinxs voice, colors and sounds gives commands and interact with her.   And with my kids it is good that the console is also water-resistant.  It lasts up to four hours, is durable and has a single play mode.  As an only child I would have loved that, however up to ten kids can play as well.  The wristbands fit comfortably, come in an array of colors, start the game and help kids keep track of their progress and profiles. 

Overall, this toy is an ingenious idea.  It provides many hours of fun that is interactive, entertaining and educational.  I highly recommend it.

MPR Rating:  Four Stars.

GIVEAWAY-Want your own Swinxs?  Enter to win one today!  A $150 value!  All you have to do is head over here and tell me your favorite post from this week, then comment here. Want an additional chance to win? Then sign up to follow me on Twitter (veamason) and comment here.  One winner will be chosen at random on Monday, December 28. 

Disclaimer: MPR was not paid for this posting. Products were received and kept for testing purposes. The opinions in this review are solely my own.

23 comments:

Bill said...

Well, I was going to go for the race report, but the title "Kick Some Box" makes me laugh, so it's the winner!

Bill said...

And if I already follow you, does that count as my second entry? :)

Tiffany @ Lattes And Life said...

Oh, that's easy. The Lady Gaga dance. Was that last week? I'm having a hard time keeping track of time...but yea, that was my most recent fave!!!

Tiffany @ Lattes And Life said...

Following you.....duh.... :)

kevnjacks said...

I like the 'Aliens in my Bathroom' post b/c things like that happen all the time in my house. Gotta love kids, huh? :)

Nicole said...

I loved the I have Issues! not only were hubby and I having a debate about our own personal issues this week but you can definetly tell that you are a True New Englander! Plus I would flip off the TV if the weather guy measured in bread too! WTF?

Thanks
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Melissa said...

My favorite was "Snowy Day", because I got hit with the nasty storm too!

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Deb K said...

Taking a Break and Some Guilt is my favorite as I can relate with the driver and his hazard lights on.Some guy in front of me on the freeway did the same thing the other day!

Thanks for the chance to win :-)

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Deb K said...

I sent a request to follow you on Twitter{Deb55106}


Thanks again~Merry Christmas!

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Tech Savvy Mama said...

An older favorite would have to be the Lady Gaga post with the booty shaking video and I love the pictures from Snowy Day. The Comedian literally stuck in the snow is hilarious especially due to the expression on her face and I love the pic of your in you igloo!

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Tech Savvy Mama said...

I follow you on Twitter!

(And apologies for typos in my last entry!)

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Laureen said...

My favorite post is "Taking a Break and Some Guilt" because it was as if you were writing it for me! I have the same problem, plus my H has always made me feel that my work (staying at home with the kids/housework) is nothing of value, despite the fact that that is what he really wanted from his future wife. And then if I take a break, I feel very guilty, like I'm painting the picture he has...a wife who has the luxury of being at home with little to do. We need to change our thinking...we NEED to take breaks and do things for ourselves, not only for us, but also to benefit our families. Thanks for this post!

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Laureen said...

I sent a request to follow you on Twitter. (MamandeEDS)

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Angela W said...

I can completely relate to your "Finding my holiday spirit" post! I live in Texas and for the first time in over 80 YEARS we had a white christmas! But I was too tired, too stressed and just too unappreciative to enjoy it!! I truly look forward to Christmas all year...and by the time it comes around, I'm completely drained!

Angela W said...

I snet a request to follow you on Twitter @Rx2Mama. Thanks! :)

Susan said...

It's a toss up between Taking a Break & Some Guilt and the snow posts. I always feel guilty for taking a break even though it's good for me and everyone else.

I'll go with the snow posts. I grew up in the Rocky Mt. states and Nebraska. I know snow. We were in Mass. for the 24 inch snowfall and spent the last 2 days of our vacation digging out my brother-in-laws house while he was in Antigua. Because he got delayed a day our trip home was delayed since we were taking care of my 90 year old father-in-law. Don't worry about him - he was out scooping snow too. Them New Englanders are tough.

We get back to Dallas and it snows 2 inches. The whole area shuts down. Driving is awful since no one knows - or remembers - how to drive in snow and ice.

blueviolet said...

I had to go with your Snowy Day post because it completely cracked me up that you still need to build igloos!
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blueviolet said...

I follow on twitter (well, I requested it) ;) (blueviolet)
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tina reynolds said...

I really like snowy day thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

Vanessa said...

I like Snowy Day since that is one of my favorite books plus I can relate to your post! :)

Ginny said...

Well it isn't really from this week, but I love the Aliens in My Bathroom post. I also like your most recent 2009 post!

Ginny said...

send a request on twitter ~ momof2dancers

Renee said...

I enjoyed all your witty, attitude-laced posts (I mean that with respect, honest!) but I particularly enjoyed Taking a Break and Some Guilt because I, like almost every other mom out there, can relate, especially to the guilt part.