Sunday, October 10, 2010

Shalom Sesame Street Volumes 1&2 Review & Giveaway...

 
The people of Sesame Street are releasing a brand new 12 part series titled Shalom Sesame.  Shalom Sesame was created to "help bring the vitality of Jewish culture and tradition as well as the diversity of Israeli life to American children and their families, each 30-minute, live-action and animated DVD will focus on story lines drawn from Jewish cultural traditions, highlighting lessons on Hebrew letters and words, unique sites in Israel, and Jewish values".  I was really excited to review the first two installments (just released on October 5th!) Welcome to Israel and Chanukah:  The Missing Menorah.  Here is a bit about the latest from Sesame Street Workshop...

“Welcome to Israel” Synopsis:
Grover and Anneliese go to Israel! Join your favorite blue monster and his new pal as they begin to explore this beautiful land. It’s an adventure they’ll never forget - full of fun, friends and flying falafel!  Guest appearance by Christina Applegate.


“Chanukah: The Missing Menorah” Synopsis:
It’s time to celebrate Chanukah in Israel! Grover’s bringing the latkes and all is well until Anneliese gets caught in a game of tag with a chicken and loses her special menorah …just as Chanukah is about to begin! Can her friends find the missing menorah in time?  Guest appearance by Debi Mazar.

Both titles are in the same style you would expect from Sesame.  There are the bits on letters but they are Hebrew letters.  There is The Count but he does his counting in Hebrew.  So, all the things that make Sesame interesting and educational are the same but now you can add learning about a new culture as well.  I really enjoyed the first installments of Shalom Sesame Street.   I thought they were a fabulous way to teach young children about different cultures and places.  I think this program is appropriate for all children...Jewish or not.  The boys and I are already looking forward to upcoming titles!  You can purchase Welcome to Israel and Chanukah:  The Missing Menorah from Amazon...


The folks at Sesame are giving one lucky RBM reader copies of both "Welcome to Israel" and Chanukah:  The Missing Menorah"!  Thanks Sesame!  Here is how to enter...

Mandatory Entry: Visit Shalom Sesame and leave a comment telling me which of the new Sesame characters looks the most intriguing. You must complete this entry for all others to count.

For Extra Entries:
1.  Follow this blog= 1 entry
2.  Like Reviewed By Mom on Facebook =1 entry
3. Follow Sesame Street on Facebook= 1 entry
4.  Enter one of my other giveaways & let me know you have done so = 1 entry per giveaway entered.
5. Follow Sesame Street on Twitter = 1 entry
6.  Follow Reviewed By Mom on Twitter = 1 entry
7.  Blog, Tweet or Facebook about this giveaway & let me know where to find it = 1 entry

Please leave a separate comment for each entry and be sure to include your e-mail.  Contest is open to US residents and will end on October 23rd.    The lucky winner will be announced by e-mail on October 24th.  Winners will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is draw. Good Luck!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I was provided with above DVD's for purpose of review.  The opinions in this post are entirely my own. Your experience may differ from mine. This post has not been reviewed or edited by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this review. The sponsor of this giveaway is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipping the winner(s) their prize.



60 comments:

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