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Sunday, July 5, 2009

**GIVEAWAY** Tie Buddies

C L O S E D

Matthew, like many kids has struggled with learning to tie his shoes. To complicate matters, I feel that being a boy has caused him a little extra grief. I think he has a hard time sitting still long enough to get his shoes tied.



As a result his shoes are either slip-ons or he runs around with his laces untied, putting him at risk for tripping.

Then, along came tie buddies.

What an excellent tool for helping kids learn to tie their shoe laces!

Tying your shoes is a small but essential skill, one you use for the rest of your life. Help your little one learn faster with Tie Buddies. These cute, kid-friendly devices act as easy pull-tabs for small hands, taking messy loops out of the equation. The happy characters make a game of it, resulting in a strong know and even stronger recall.

When you visit the tie buddies site you will find detailed step-by-step instruction on how you (as the parent) are to put the tie buddies on the child's laces. I love this!!

One tip which I found useful was that new laces work best with tie buddies. We struggled a bit to get tie buddies on Matthew's laces...but remember these laces have been dragged around through puddles.

Matthew will have tie buddies on his new school shoes this September. He likes the patterns and all of a sudden shoe-tying became fun!

I would recommend tie buddies for anyone who is learning to tie their shoes.

Tie Buddies will revolutionize when and how children learn to tie their shoes. With velcro and slip-ons the average age of children learning to tie has increased with some children learning as late as 9 or 10.

Tie Buddies offer children ages 3 - 9 the independence of tying their own shoes while quickly teaching them a method which is based around characters and stories depicted on the
Tie Buddies themselves. Tie Buddies first offering includes ones design each for boys and girls, but rest assured more great characters are to come!




THE GIVEAWAY


Tie Buddies has generously offered to give one lucky Country Mouse, City Mouse reader a pair of tie buddies.


YOU CAN WIN THIS!!
























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This giveaway is open to Canada and United States.
You have from July 5 - July 12 , 2009 to get your entries in!
Giveaway is open to bloggers and non-bloggers, just be sure to leave your email address, if it does not appear in your profile.
Random Number Generator will be used to choose the winner.
Winner will be notified by e-mail, you will have 48 hours to reply, if no reply, an alternate winner will be chosen.
Some images compliments of Tie Buddies.
Prize will be shipped directly from Tie Buddies.


Thank you Tie Buddies for sponsoring this giveaway.
Although I was given a pair of tie buddies and allowed to keep them, I was not paid for my opinions.

GOOD LUCK!


61 comments:

mverno said...

i like the Mixed Case Girls Fairy and Magic Wand Boys Race Cars learned that Tie Buddie was born in January 2007 by inventor and mother of two, Wendy Welling. mverno@roadrunner.com

Yaya said...

What a neat idea! I like how the girl ones are fairies and the boy ones are cars. Makes sense. What girl doesn't like fairies and what boy doesn't like cars?

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

like the car ones

Kara said...

I learned that they fit most shoes, there were a few exceptions like lace size and fraying but , hey just buy laces, these would work great for my 4 yr old as he is learning and not really liking it. I also learned they were invented by a mom of 2 in January of 2007, great idea!!! Boy designs would be great for my son lil_lolas@hotmail.com

Kara said...

I follow your blog aswell lil_lolas@hotmail.com

Kara said...

I subscribe too :) lil_lolas2hotmail.com

Kara said...

I blogged about this giveaway today http://kara-organicgirl.blogspot.com/2009/07/tie-buddies-giveaway-ends-july-12-2009.html

Kara said...

I follow on twitter and tweeted today aswell (evyready) http://twitter.com/evyready/status/2485868740

Susan said...

What a great idea!! I don't need a pair just thought I would say that I am always hearing about things that make life easier for kids and think that is great. I would have loved to have these when my daughter was learning, that was many years ago. Congrats to your son for finding the joy in tying his shoes!!

Bella said...

I think it's so funny that they have a FAQ section about "what if my kid won't let me take these off their shoes!"

My favorite ones are the Red and Green Race Cars!

Bella said...

I follow!

Bella said...

I subscribe!

shannon said...

I think these would be great for any kid learning to tie shoes and like the princess.

Couture Lady said...

I learned that Tie Buddies was created by a mother of two.


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Tonya said...

I like the fairy & magic wand tie buddies. This is a super product idea.

Sylvia said...

I learned that with Velcro and slip-ons the average age of children learning to tie has increased with some children learning as late as 9 or 10.
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Sylvia said...

I subscribe
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Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Well ma'am, what a cool giveaway. Elijah has a hard time tying some of his shoes, and I know the racecar ones {Kindergarten teacher approved, totally learned that on the site!} would be great for him! I am going to forward the site to our K/1st grade teachers to check out as well.

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

And, yes, I follow you ma'am!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...
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Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I mean, here AND on twitter!

Meredith said...

I learned that Kindergarten teachers approve these to teach kids how to tie their shoes!
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Meredith said...

follower.
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Meredith said...

I follow you on Twitter under @meredycat.
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Meredith said...

Tweet! https://twitter.com/meredycat/status/2494562966
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silverneon2000 said...

I like the Red and Green Race Cars. I also like the fact that the colours make it a fun game for the kids to tye there shoes.

silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

silverneon2000 said...

follow and subscribe

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Halifax said...

I learned that Tie Buddies create an interest level and a relevant story to help children learn faster

Halifax said...

I'm a subscriber

Halifax said...

Followed you on twitter (juan_hurrican)

Halifax said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/juan_hurrican/status/2497089796

RR said...

I learned that the average shoe tying age is getting later with velcro and slip-ons. What a great way to teach little ones.

Irene said...

Tie Buddies was born in January 2007 by inventor and mother of two, Wendy Welling.

wigget said...

i like the Red and Green Race Cars

BUSY BEE said...

It is a lot easier than the "tree and bunny" method and produces a tighter bow.

I could really use this product for my 5 yo. He will never being tying his own shoes at this rate!!

bsyb100 at gmail dot com

Tylerpants said...

I learned that Tie Buddies act as easy pull-tabs for small hands, taking messy loops out of the equation.

Tylerpants said...

I'm a subscriber

Tylerpants said...

I'm a follower

erma said...

I learned that Tie Buddie was born in January 2007 by inventor and mother of two, Wendy Welling.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

cherdon said...

I learned something new today that the Tie Buddies was born in January 2007 by inventor and mother of two, Wendy Welling and what a magnificent idea.

cherdon@sympatico.ca

cherdon said...

I am a follower

cherdon@sympatico.ca

Would love to win this for my granddaughter so she too can have fun learning how to tie her own shoes.

cherdon said...

I am a subscriber

cherdon@sympatico.ca

Great giveaway. Thanks so much.

kngmckellar said...

I like the red and green race cars!

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deedleweedle said...

I learned that with Velcro and slip-ons the average age of children learning to tie has increased with some children learning as late as 9 or 10. That sounds so true, because my 7 yr old can't do it.

yellowlabs said...

I learned that Tie Buddies™ was born in January 2007 by inventor and mother of two, Wendy Welling.

yellowlabs said...

I follow your blog!

Clueless_Mama said...

I learned that they have girl and boy ones. The boy ones are red and green cars :)

Clueless_Mama said...

I follow your blog

Clueless_Mama said...

I follow you on twitter Clueless_mama

Found you at MBC

tina said...

the inventor has two kids she has a design for girls and one for boys thanks for the chance eaglesforjack@gmail.com

tina said...

i follow eaglesforjack@gmail.com

tina said...

i subscribe thanks eaglesforjack@gmail.com

trixpixel said...

It's amazing that with Velcro and slip-ons, the average age of children learning to tie has increased with some children learning as late as 9 or 10.

trixpixel said...

I'm a subscriber

trixpixel said...

I'm a follower

Renee said...

I read the instructions for parents on how to use the Tie Buddies. I am wondering if I can follow them without confusing my daughter! lol
Who had the bright idea to put laces on shoes anyway? Why can't we just wear velcro or button snap shoes?!

Kara said...

I tweeted today http://twitter.com/evyready/status/2606636834

lilyk said...

I thought it was interesting that Tie Buddies was born in January 2007 by inventor and mother of two, Wendy Welling.

lilyk said...

I subscribed to your blog.

Gianna said...

Tie Buddie was born in January 2007 by inventor and mother of two, Wendy Welling.. I love the Red and Green Race Cars :)