Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Boomerang! Giveaway

image courtesy of Boomerang!

I'm so thrilled to host today's give-away! Boomerang! has been quietly impacting the lives of children and their families for decades, and it's my pleasure to introduce it to you. If you're lucky enough to already be familiar with them, you might be pleasantly surprised by their brand new website and blog. What is Boomerang!? It's been described as NPR for children and has won numerous awards. It's an audio extravaganza for children 6-12 years old, but grown-ups and teens have been known to hang off every word, as well. Each one hour segment comes as a CD or can be downloaded directly to your computer. Every episode is packed with stories, news, jokes and all the information curious kids want to know. You can check out some favorite episodes here... to get an idea of what I mean.

Boomerang! has generously offered to give away a free downloadable episode to: FIVE of you!! The timing couldn't be better... as summer rolls in, travel time with kids looms large. An educational program that engages everyone... is portable... and doesn't involve a screen... YES! To be entered in the drawing leave a comment here between now and Sunday, May 17th 6pm EST. I'll announce the winners on Monday. You don't need to have a child: your nieces and nephews, neighbors, best friend's kids... they'll thank you.

p.s. I am promoting them so whole-heartedly for my own pleasure, not for any monetary gains. In other words: I just think Boomerang! is wonderful!
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99 comments:

  1. I've been meaning to check Boomerang out.

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  2. What a GREAT giveaway! I am sooo going to get my kids hooked on Boomerang! LOL!
    ~Heather

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  3. I've never heard of Boomerang before, but I am excited to check it out. It sounds like my girls would love it!

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  4. NPR for kids sounds awesome. Sounds like great summertime travel entertainment.

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  5. Sounds like an awesome source!

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  6. Sounds wonderful!

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  7. Sounds amazing! I'm desperate for intelligent, non-commercial entertainment for my kids!

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  8. Never heard of them but will sure sheck them out right now. Thanks,

    Jenya

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  9. Boomerang - back at you with summer fun. Saw on Wisecraft and have been wanting to join in.

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  10. a great opportunity! i've been thinking about trying boomerang, and this would be a great way to test it out. thank you.

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  11. Sounds great for us! Would love to try it -

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  12. I've not heard of them but it sounds wonderful! I'd love to try it!

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  13. I've heard so many great things about boomerang! I need to go check it out for myself.

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  14. I've been going back and forth on spending extra on this. The site is so cute and I loved the samples. The giveaway might just be what I need to get the ball rolling. Thanks! Heather

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  15. They sound wonderful!!!
    I am going to go check out
    their site! I have to find
    and think of things to do with
    the kids during summer! It
    is hard to find something to
    keep such a wide range of
    ages entertained. What do you
    have planed for your kiddos
    this summer? I would love some
    ideas.

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  16. My kids love boomerang! what a great giveaway

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  17. Ooohh, ooh, ooohhh!!! I would love to win! I have been dying to get my hands on Boomerang for a while! We homeschool our 3 kids, and resources like this are a blessing; informative, creative, and inspirational. Thanks for the chance!!!

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  18. Boomerang sounds cool and would be great to use on those long six hour drives to visit family. Thanks for the idea!

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  19. susaninfrance/texasMay 13, 2009 at 10:53 AM

    oh i'v e been meaning to do this, thanks for the reminder!!!

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  20. Wonderful! Just the thing to quench our thirst for knowledge around here. Thanks for the entry!

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  21. Hi my friend ! I didn't know the existence of Boomerang, so thanks so much for introducing me to it ! I think I'll spend some time at their website & blog !
    Thanks so much for hosting this fun & generous giveaway, Maya ! Have a great day xoxoxo

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  22. Wow -- we're huge NPR listeners, so "NPR for children" sounds grand. Thanks for letting us know about it. And thanks for this chance!

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  23. Something fun to listen to -- awesome. My little man has been loving Dan Zanes lately - so expanding the listening will be fun.

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  24. whenever i hear someone say 'boomerang!' I think Hook.

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  25. would love this test run! thanks for the offer!!!
    npr for kids = perfect.

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  26. My three kids would love something new to watch! We've been on a steady rotation of TMBG 123's and Justin Roberts - so i'd love something new too :)

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  27. Thanks for introducing Boomerang to me. My kids are younger, and we also like Storynory.com, Rabbit Ears Radio, and Peter Dennis's fantastic rendition of the Winnie the Pooh stories.

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  28. My girls would love this! We have a summer road trip coming up...

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  29. We'd love to try it out- it sounds great! thanks for introducing Boomerang to us! We have a road trip to the Smoky Mountains upcoming....it would be ideal..

    mary

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  30. Sign me up please! I've been meaning to check out Boomerang and what better time than summer! :) Thanks!

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  31. I love it, kids love it. What could be better?

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  32. I've never heard of this and I have a 12 year old boy! It would be perfect!!

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  33. oh, i would love to win an episode! i keep hearing such great things about boomerang, and we're going tv free this summer, so it would be a great alternative. thanks!

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  34. Sounds fantastic!!! I'm heading over there right now to have a peek!!

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  35. I haven't heard of it before, but it sounds interesting.

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  36. I keep hearing about Boomerang and I LOVE NPR so I suspect my 6 year old might enjoy it! Thanks!

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  37. Sounds very cool - thanks!

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  38. Very awesome! I would love to win 5 episodes!

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  39. I have heard so many wonderful things about Boomerang. "NPR for kids" is quite an endorsement. Pick me, please! nancywalters44@hotmail.com

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  40. i'd love to win an episode. I just organized a great little spot on our front porch, where my daughter and I could cozy up for a listen.

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  41. Wow! What a great site! As a teacher, this is just the kind of thing I love finding out about! I just twittered it to all my ed tech buddies, helping to spread the word. Thanks for sharing such a killer resource.

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  42. NPR for children!? Now that's speaking my language!

    I'm entering the giveaway for my niece and nephew...as well as a little surprise I shall write you later about :)

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  43. My children would love this. We are about to be on summer vacation as well which is perfect timing for them. Thanks.

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  44. Sounds really great!
    Thanks for hooking us up...
    Carolyn

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  45. Very interesting! I didn't know about Boomerang, but I've bookmarked them right away, as this might be exactly what we need to keep our kids' English going (we're living in France right now)! Thanks for sharing!

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  46. Thanks for the giveaway! Count me in.

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  47. My 6 year old would adore this, but we've been debating the cost.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  48. I'm very interested in this giveaway!

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  49. How come I have never heard of this? It sounds great and something our family would definetly be interested in.

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  50. I looked at Boomerang a few weeks ago, it would be great to get a whole episode preview before subscribing. Crossing my fingers...

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  51. Fun giveaway. Please enter me.
    iluvchrisnlevi@aol.com

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  52. Never heard of Boomerang! I hope Canadians can get it!

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  53. Oh! I know my niece and nephew would enjoy this very much. So would I! Please enter me.
    ~ Jenny
    myeunoia@yahoo.com

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  54. OO-ooooh! I want to know what all the fuss is about! Everyone's talking about Boomerang, and I want in too!!

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  55. This is one giveaway I just have to enter. Very cool that you are hosting it for them, a great mix of great minds!

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  56. I hope I win, I need to check this out.

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  57. PERFECT for the boy I take care of. Fingers crossed.

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  58. How great,! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. homemamaof two(at)hotmail (dot)com.

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  59. This sounds great, thanks for the chance to give it a try!

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  60. it sounds cool. thanks for sharing!

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  61. my little cousins would love this!

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  62. I think my kids would adore something like this!

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  63. what a great idea, this summer our minivan will be the only way to travel and we are planning long trips..count me in please.

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  64. My 11-year old is a recent convert :)

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  65. I have actually been trying to find something EXACTLY like this for my daughter for the car!! I would love to win, but am just so grateful you shared this! Thanks!

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  66. Please add me to the list. We have some traveling to do this summer & would love some entertainment.

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  67. hurray! we would love to check Boomerang out around here!

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  68. Sign me up - my kids love listing to stuff like this.

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  69. My kids LOVE books on tape. I was just fixin' to order some of these!

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  70. Boomerang sounds like good fun. No pun intended...well maybe.

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  71. I'd have to file it away for a few years, but when we got to pull it out and listen, I'm sure my son would love it!

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  72. Would really like to try this out... for free!

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  73. This sounds really interesting. I'm going to check it out.

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  74. Is it wrong for me to say I really want this prize? My kids are so into this kind of stuff these days!

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  75. Oh yay! I hope Canadians can qualify...

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  76. We used to get a subscription and would love to win this. I am going to see about subscribing again as well. Thank you!!

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  77. Looks like a boomerangtastic good time. Thanks for sharing!

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  78. Count us in. I'll love to see what all this bommerang is about. I've been hearing some great things and I'm sure the kids would love it.

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  79. Oh! Can't wait to hear it--would love the giveaway! Thank you!

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  80. would love to be entered into the draw.... :)

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  81. I would love to be able to put a show on my ipod touch for my children to watch!

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  82. we've been browsing boomerang in anticipation of a car trip to the beach...

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  83. thanks for the giveaway...what a great concept

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  84. I've never heard of this! Definitely want to check it out!

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  85. this sounds so great! My kids enjoy listening to books on CD in the car so this would be perfect for the upcoming car trip! will keep my fingers crossed!

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  86. I am new to this and it sounds fantastic! Thanks!

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  87. Seriously? Anything to save me from more Pippi Longstocking. I'll totally check them out.

    norabelle@gmail.com

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  88. i keep reading about boomerang, but haven't heard it yet. fingers crossed!
    nicola
    http://whichname.blogspot.com

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  89. So exciting! I have 2 girls who'd love to try Boomerang out!

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  90. Looks fantastic, have bookmarked it for future reference... :)

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  91. I keep meaning to check this out. I think my daughter would love it!
    Thanks for mentioning it.

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  92. My son so enjoys listening to stories on cd. Would enjoy the free gift. Thanks for making us aware of Boomerang!

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