Thursday, May 5, 2011

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Halcyon Shore review and #GIVEAWAY!

Happy Thursday, addicts! As you know, Thursdays are review days, and this week I have a really excellent one!
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I was contacted by Lynn with Halcyon Shore to review a DVD of music, synchronized with colors and movement. The really awesome thing about this DVD, however, is that it is NOT full of kid songs. No songs about Old MacDonald's farm, little piggies or cows jumping over the moon. It's purely instrumental, none of it nursery songs. That was the first thing that made me fall in love with this DVD. I can handle having it played over and over again without wanting to beat something with my computer mouse.

Secondly, this is better than any Baby Einstein DVD I've ever used. My almost three year old twins sit mesmerized, for the entire 35 minutes the DVD plays. I can actually take a shower while it's on, and not worry that the house will be a shambles by the time I get dressed. This is an amazing feat, since one monsterlette is a BIG sensory seeker, and one is very much a non-seeker. Both of them sit quietly, and if they get up, it's only to move with the music.

Need more convincing? My older monsters, ages 5 through 17, have gotten sucked in to this DVD at least once each. I frequently find them in the nursery now, completely absorbed in the music and watching the ever changing shapes and colors.  Want to know more? Click HERE . I am so impressed with this DVD, created by a music teacher of 21 years and her husband, I gave one to the special education teacher at our elementary school. Turns out, children learn better, and become more focused, when this DVD is on in the classroom.

 I also leave this DVD playing all night in the nursery. I'm trying to get away from playing classic Disney videos all night, because we're at the point where the twins will stay awake, because they want to watch the movie. A wonderful side effect occurred when I switched. My twins, BOTH of them, started sleeping through the night. Why is this so wonderful? Logan hasn't slept through the night since we went off cycle for Clonidine. Now he does. EVERY night. For the last two nights, his brother has, too...and that is unheard of.

PLEASE NOTE: these are my personal experiences and opinions, and should not be substituted for the advice and care of a physician.

And now... the fun part! Lynn is giving a DVD to one lucky winner from this blog! YAY! I just know you'll love it as much as I do. Here's how to enter.

You MUST do the first,  and may complete others for more entries.  Only ONE entry per comment will be counted, so please use separate comments if you've completed more than one task. Remember to always include some form of contact information so I can tell you if you're the winner!

This giveaway will run from Thursday, May 5,2011 through midnight, Thursday, May 12,2011. Comments will be closed at that time, and the winner of the DVD will be announced via this blog, Living with Logan on facebook, and @ihave7monsters twitter on Friday, May 13, 2011. The winner will then have 48 hours in which to contact me with shipping information. If the original winner has not contacted me within 48 hours, another winner will be selected from existing comments.

  1. "Like" Halcyon Shore on facebook and/or follow @halcyonshore on twitter, comment that you do, and provide your user name for verification. (1 entry, each)
  2. Tweet about this giveaway, tell me you did, and provide the link. You may do this twice a day. (1 entry per tweet,  each time you provide a new link)
  3. Visit the official Halcyon Shore website and tell me what you like most about it. ( 1 entry)
  4. Leave a comment on Halcyon Shore's facebook wall and tell me that you did, including user name (1 entry)
  5. Blog about this giveaway, tell me that you did, and provide a link (5 entries)
Good luck everyone! I just know you're going to LOVE this DVD as much as our family does!!
    I was not compensated for this review, other than being given the item to review, free of charge. All opinions and experiences are solely my own and should not be substituted for the care and advice of a medical professional. NEVER stop giving medications to a child unless under the advice of a physician.