Thursday, November 11, 2010

GIVEAWAY! Toy consultation with Mara Kaplan!!

GIVEAWAY! Special Needs Toy Shopping Experience.

FIRST, We're following Mara's series on 50 toys in 50 days! Click HERE to read the latest!

Ever wonder if there are toys out there that would be great for your child if you only knew about them? Let Mara Kaplan of Let Kids Play! give you a personal shopping experience to find just the right things!

GIVEAWAY - 30 Minute Personal Shopping Phone Call with Mara Kaplan of Let Kids Play can help you find the perfect gift for a child in your life who is living with or without a disability.

Mara will ask you questions about your child's likes, strengths, limitations and needs. She will also talk about your child's current favorite toys and what toys he/she loved earlier in life. You will then receive a list of 10-15 toys that she knows your child will love.

MEET MARA: Mara Kaplan is the driving force behind Let Kids Play! and an expert in toys and play spaces for children with special needs.She is a mom with a son who is profoundly disabled. She founded and operated a playspace for children with and without disabilities for 13 years. In 1995 she and five other parents, who are raising children with disabilities, recognized the importance of play as a learning experience for their children. Determined to create a place where children of all abilities were welcome to play together they established the Center for Creative Play.

Click HERE, to learn more about the Center for Creative Play, as well as see pictures. Mara has experience in taking start-up organizations to ones with national recognition, designing playgrounds and indoor playspaces using universal design principles, writing grants, training staff, operating playspaces, and designing and implementing programs. Mara has an elementary education degree and a minor in gifted education from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. She received her MBA, with a concentration in nonprofit management, from Boston University.

Want to find an accessible playground near you? Click HERE.

1.) All entries must be left under this post.
2.) Join our Facebook Page. Leave a comment that you have done this (or already are a fan).
3.) Leave us a comment as to why this giveaway is perfect for you and your kids!
4.) Numbers 2 and 3 are mandatory for entry.
5.) CONTACTING YOU! We need a way to reach you! If you comment anonymously - we will need you to include your email in the body of the comment.


1.) 10 Extra Entries. Create a review of your favorite restaurant, business, doctor, therapist, etc. on the Knowledge Safari site. Click HERE to get started! Subsequent reviews will earn 2 additional entries. Reviews must be complete (all pertinent questions answered) to count.

2.) 5 Extra Entries. If you have not already joined us on the Knowledge Safari site. Click HERE, complete a profile (make sure you fill out the about me section to make it count!) and then come back and let us know you have done this. Sorry, new profiles only for this one! If you already have a profile, but want to earn 2 extra entries, you can start a group on the site and let us know about it in the comment section.

3.) 1 Extra Entry. Follow @LetKidsPlay on Twitter. Come back and let us know you have done this. Leave us your Twitter name in the comment.

4.) 1 Extra Entry. Follow @KnowledgeSafari on Twitter. Come back and let us know you have done this. Leave us your Twitter name in the comment.

This giveaway ends on November 18th at 12:00 pm CST. If you live outside of the United States, you can enter, but will be responsible for placing the phone call. All entries must be received by the closing time to qualify. Winners will be chosen by a random number generator. Winners will be notified by email if you have provided it to us as well as on our blog. If we do not hear back from the winner within 24 hours, another drawing will be held.


Elizabeth said...

I am a Facebook fan now and I think this would be great for my son who is about to turn 2 years old and I'm not really sure what to get him for his birthday and the upcoming holiday season.

Elizabeth said...

I have also joined and created a profile at the Knowledge Safari website.

Elizabeth said...

I have also created a review on the Knowledge Safari website.

Tiffany said...

What a cool giveaway! I'm a FB fan and follow you on Twitter. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi this is Jennifer - I just sent you my email addy!

I am a fan on FB
I am following both Knowledge Safari and Let Kids Play
I would love to have a consultation with Mara as it would help me figure out sources to buy toys for my son who has special needs.

Meaghan said...

Great giveaway....and I love your site too!

I have a daughter with visual impairment, would love some ideas on toys.
I am a FB fan, and I follow you on twitter.

Woo Hoo hope I win!

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