Saturday, August 7, 2010

CLOSED: Great Giveaway: 3 3-month premium memberships to Zoodles! Ends 8/15

Zoodes is a award-winning,  free, child friendly browser that is pre-populated with fun and educational games and videos from all over the internet.  The  browser is always free for children to play.  However, if you would like to have more control over your child's experience they do have a premium service.  As a premium subscriber you are able to add additional websites, set time limits block ads and receive weekly emails on your child's progress.
Intro to Zoodles Video
I discovered Zoodles just over a month ago.  My 4 and 7 year old both love it.  They are able to find all the games they like to play in one place as well as discover new ones.  My 10 year old isn't really impressed.  He's really too old for it, besides he prefers MMO's.
I really like the new directory.  It makes finding new games and videos for my kids a breeze.  You can browse by several criteria such as age,subject and character.  My 4 yr old and I have "school" time and I like to use the directory to find new games and videos relating to our "lessons." 
6 year old Games_1277838864672 As Zoodles is relatively new it's not without problems.  Some of the games "crash" and boot you back to the favorites screen.  Those can't be played in the Zoodles browser.  I also had to play around with my sons' ages to get it at the appropriate level for them:  my 4 year old wanted the tabs that sort the games by subject and a character and my 7 yr old wanted the pet available to children 5 and under.  These are both minor issues with easy workarounds.  (To get the pet set your child's age below 5, log into the Zoodle browser to get the pet, then set your child's age back.  S/he will still have the pet even after you change their age back!)
To me the premium version is well worth it.  With a premium membership you are able to block ads, disable printing, set Zoodles_1277839467676time limits, add additional sites and receive weekly reports on your child's activities.  I subscribed as soon as my 2 week trial ended.  I love being able to add more sites when I find them and the weekly email are great. I also like the ability to block ads and printing, thus saving on ink and paper.
I highly recommend Zoodles for any family with children under 10 yrs old.  It gives your children the ability to play safely on the internet while providing you with peace of mind.  You can download the FREE Zoodles browser and get a free 14 day trial of the premium service here.  Give it a try, it's free and your kids will love it!
WIN IT!  Zoodles has been kind enough to offer 3 readers of Hot Mom Tips a 3-month premium membership.
To ENTER: Leave a separate comment for each entry.  Make sure to leave your email in your comment or make it visible in your profile.  If I can’t reach you, you will be disqualified and I will have to draw another winner:
MANDATORY ENTRY: Head on over to Zoodles and take a look around then come back here and leave a comment below with your favorite kids’ site.
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  • Enter Alice Langehennig's Quiet Praise CD Giveaway - 5 extra entries 
Giveaway ends August 15, 2010 11:59pm PDT.  Winner will be chosen at random using
Disclosure: I did receive a 6-month subscription in order to review this product.  I did not receive any monetary compensation for this review.  This is 100% my own, true opinion.


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  8. hey thanks for stopping by, i've never heard of zoodles but i will be sure to check it out, it sounds interesting..

  9. Hi Angela! Welcome to the Bloggy Moms Club!
    Have a nice day!

  10. hot wheels will definitely be tops with my boys.