Thursday, April 21, 2011

ENDED SpaceRaceKids Review and giveaway-You'll love this!!

When I was asked to review this product and I read the first line in the email from the company I giggled a little. It said something about how they cannot give away a free website so they had mad up a nice poster to giveaway. Why did I giggle? Because I thought "Sure you can give away a free website-in fact it is the best kind of giveaway because every one of my readers can win!" And trust me-this is a fun, educational website that you will be glad you all "won".

What is it?

The website is And I cannot describe what it is any better than the company did, so please forgive me for quoting how they describe it:

Space Race is a fully animated action packed web series via that teaches about space and includes lots of space travel and racing -- entertaining and kid/parent friendly too.

The website has 6 webisodes ready to view and 2 more launching soon. Each of the webisodes is about 5 minutes long. It also has "play", "learn," and "share" sections with different activities within them.

Oh, and BTW-did I mention that it was directed by Emmy Award Winner Mark Risley, with each webisode hosted by “Gary Galaxy,” played by Meyer deLeeuw (who played Joe in the Blue's Clues touring show)? AND Space Race partnered with Speakaboos (the award-winning publisher of digital children’s stories) to Launch “Journey to Space Month”

What did we think of it?

You may be aware that I have 5 kids ranging in age from 3 weeks to 8 years, but you probably did not know I also have a 13 year old brother. The other day I went to to play around and check it out. I then had my 4 oldest kids (ages 8, 7, 4, & 2) come over to the laptop to watch a webisode and check out the website with me to see what they thought. My brother happens to be visiting us to help with the new baby and he wandered over somewhere in the middle of the first webisode as well. Let me tell you-all 5 of those kids were totally into these webisodes. I think they watched all of them right then. They were a huge hit!!

After watching the webisodes, the kids scrolled down and discovered the "play", "learn," and "share" sections, and they were in heaven. It was almost too much excitement for them, and they had a hard time taking turns. Even my teenage brother could hardly handle waiting for his next turn. They all especially wanted to find out what characters they were, color a picture, and (the most beloved part) play the 3D Space Racer Game.

Now a lot of times websites that the kids enjoy just get on my nerves and I certainly don't want to play along, but I have to admit that with this website I also had a hard time waiting my turn. I wanted to find out what character I was too! And play the games and learn about Space with my host "Gary Galaxy" (he was adorable). It really is fun for all ages.

You all need to go check out this website, and remember you are all winners as you have now been given the gift of knowledge...knowledge of an awesome website for you and your kiddos!! So, go check out and enjoy this free, fun and educational website!

What can I win (besides the AWESOME FREE website here:

We all get the best part of this giveaway in the free website, but one lucky Beckeesdeals reader can also win this awesome 18 x 24 inch poster from the good folks over at

Nice right?

Here is how to enter the Giveaway (PLEASE make sure to leave an email address in each comment so I can reach you should you win):

MANDATORY ENTRY (Must do this first for other entries to count): Go to, look around, and come back and comment letting me know what your favorite thing on the site was.

Once you have done that, you can get 6 extra entries by doing the following things (Just make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry, and leave me your email address in each comment so I know how to contact you should you win):

1. Become a PUBLIC GFC follower of my blog (see sidebar)

2. Subscribe to my blog via Email or an RSS feed/reader. (Yes-you can use this entry if you are already an email or RSS subscriber- just let me know how you subscribe to my blog).

3. Like my blog on Facebook here.

4. Follow me on Twitter here.

5. Like Space Race Kids on Facebook here.

6. Follow Space Race Kids on Twitter here.

Be sure to leave a comment for each entry with your email address. The winner will be chosen using This giveaway ends on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 11:59 PM Central Time.


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