Want to win a DVD of this award-winning children's show? Read on...
It's so difficult to find good educational children's programs; there are so many out there that you hardly know which ones to try. So when we received the opportunity to view some episodes of Ribert and Robert's Wonderland, I was glad to know, even before I popped the DVD into the player, that the series has won quite a lot of awards from organizations like the Kids' First Film Festival, iParenting Media, and the Coalition for Quality Children's Media.
I guess those awards people know what they're doing. My kids loved the show! It stars an animated toad named Ribert who wants to learn about everything, and his human friend Robert. Each show has a topic like the rainforest or winter. Ribert, Robert and the audience spend their time learning about the topic and solving challenges to gain keys that unlock doors containing stories, crafts and drawing lessons related to the topic. Together, the three keys unlock a treasure chest containing the show's Secret Word. There's also a neat online tie-in: kids can go to http://www.ribert.com/ , click on the episode and type in the Secret Word to view and print a Completion Certificate for that episode.
As a parent, there's a lot to love about the show. It fosters a love of learning. I love the mixed live/animation media, the viewer participation Ribert and Robert has many of the features that make popular kids' shows so popular (the mixed live/animation media of Blue's Clues, the audience participation of Dora the Explorer, the kind of like Blue's Clues for the older preschool set . My kids especially love that the show is filmed as though the viewer was sitting in the seat of a rollercoaster car; to get from place to place, the car zooms up and down on rollercoaster tracks, just like a motion simulator ride. Practically the only thing I dislike is Ribert's incessant tendency to break into a song or dance, but, hey, Barney annoys me too, and that's what kids like.
Ribert and Robert are the inspiration behind WonderWorld Entertainment's new interactive website, WonderworldTV.com. Here you'll be able to watch Ribert and Robert episodes, “travel” through an educational environment, learning everything from cooking to yoga or watch an episode of “Ribert & Robert.” WonderworldTV. com is also the site of the first worldwide talent contest for kids, The Golden Ribby Awards. The Ribby Awards are a quarterly opportunity for talented kids across the country to showcase their gifts in music, comedy, dance, art, science, sports and other categories. They've just announced their first round winners; a new round of contests will launch every quarter and the quarterly winners will become finalists for the $10,000 annual grand prize. So if you think your kid has got talent, upload his or her photo or video today!
If entering your kids in talent contests isn't quite your thing, don't worry -- you still have a chance to win something. Wonderworld Entertainment has generously offered to give away five DVD's featuring the award-winning children's television series Ribert and Robert's Wonderland! I'm giving one extra DVD away over at Being Savvy Silicon Valley, and the other four will be up for grabs here. Yes, four lucky Bonggamom Finds readers will win one DVD each. Here's how to enter:
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Please leave a separate comment for each extra entry (don't list down all your extra entries in 1 comment!) . This giveaway ends at midnight PST on April 30, 2009.; I will draw 4 winners at random on May 1 and post their names on the same day. For additional giveaway rules, click here. Good luck!