Friday, September 29, 2017

Expand Your Child's Horizons at Every Age with Barefoot Books by Donna Hart + Children of the World Gift Set #Giveaway ($36.98 RV)


Thank you to MBP Spotlight Sponsor Donna Hicks for providing me with product from Barefoot Books in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts shared are my own.

Do your kids love to read, explore, and discover? I count myself lucky that both of my littles love books! They come by their love for reading honestly, as they have had a grandma and a  great grandma who are/were librarians. When I was a kid, I loved to go to the library and check out my favorite books, and I also loved my book collection that my parents and grandparents worked hard to build for me at home. My kiddos love adding new books to their bookshelves and have quickly fallen head over heels for Barefoot Books.


Presented by Donna Hart, Independent Consultant, and MBP Spotlight Sponsor

Over the past few weeks, I have had the pleasure of connecting with Donna Hart. Donna is a sweet lady, and loves sharing her love for reading and learning with families. Donna introduced me to Barefoot Books, which aims to provide schools and families with wonderful educational books, toys, and resources. Barefoot Books was recently named one of the 25 Best Small Businesses by Forbes, so you know they're going up, up, up!

As much as my kids love to read, I was thrilled for the opportunity to work with Donna and share my thoughts on some of Barefoot Books' popular choices for kids. Donna sent us an array of titles for both kids, and the kids had stars in their eyes when their very special mail from Donna arrived.

 Each of my kiddos received three very special items from Donna!

I was so excited to see the wonderful selections that Donna chose to send to us. I was incredibly moved that she wanted each of my children to have a wonderful first experience with Barefoot Books. Baby S received two adorable board books and a plush piggy. Big Bro B received two books and an awesome pirate activity set!

Baby S loves animals and enjoys reading books with big pictures, so she can point to the animals and make the sounds that they make. These two board books were perfect for her.

Who's In the Farmyard is an adorable peek-a-boo book, which introduces little ones to all of the different animals on the farm.

My mom grew up on a farm, so she is particularly fond of this book, and enjoys reading it with baby S. S loves to turn the pages and discover all of the different animals. She especially loves cows and piggies. The book is colorful and bright and encourages readers to make the animal sounds as the book goes along.


Who's in the Farmyard?
Head down to the farm and spot frisky goats bleating in the garden, little lambs baaing in the fields and many other animals and their babies being woken up by the rooster’s crow. This is the third book in a popular series, joining Who’s in the Garden? and Who’s in the Forest?
Ages 1 to 4 years
$14.99

How Big is a Pig Gift Set with book & plush pig.

This cute set is perfect for gifting! It includes the How Big is a Pig board book, and an adorable plush piggy, which is incredibly soft and huggable. We love this book and read it almost every night. The book shows different animals asking 'How big is a pig- do you know?'

Baby S reads through How Big is a Pig, with her plush piggy close by.


S has quickly become friends with her piggy. Here they are, having a piggy picnic!

As you can see, S loves her piggy. She's been bringing it along everywhere, and especially loves to bring it in the car when we pick Big Bro B up from school in the afternoons. She also loves to look at the How Big is a Pig book while we wait in the pickup line at school... it's the perfect way to pass the time.


How Big is a Pig? Set
Snuggle up with a super-soft piglet and a fun farmyard tale with the How Big is a Pig? Set! The board book’s humorous repetition and rollicking rhyme entice young readers to follow along. The accompanying plush piglet’s weighted feet and rear enable it to sit up and follow the story, too! Piggy’s eyes are stitched in thread to keep little ones safe.
For all ages
$21.00

B lucked out with some amazing Barefoot Books titles, too- Port Side Pirates, My Big Barefoot Book of French & English Words, and Pop-Out Pirates activity set.

Port Side Pirates is a fun adventure on the high seas for your kiddos!

Port Side Pirates is such a fun book. It's so well illustrated, and B just loves it. He's a big fan of pirate-themed everything, and loves reading this book on his own. One of the cool things about this book is that it comes with a CD. You can pop it right into your computer and watch/listen along to the music as the book is 'sung' to you! It's perfect for a sing-along!

B enjoys reading Port Side Pirates before bedtime.

Travel the high seas with a lively band of buccaneers as they enjoy a melodic adventure aboard their galleon. Includes fun information about historical pirates, pirates around the world, and even a helpful chart naming the parts of a ship. Book with CD edition includes a song sung by Mark Collins.
Ages 3 to 7 years
$9.99

 B had so much fun putting together the Pop-Out Pirates activity!

The Pop-Out Pirates set is the perfect companion to the Port Side Pirates book. The kit includes sheets of thick cardboard figures and objects which can be put together to create a scene on the high seas. B had no trouble putting this together all on his own, and was excited to play pirates once he was finished.

 The set includes a pirate ship, pirate figures, an island scene with a treasure chest, waves, and a shark.

B loves to make up his own pirate adventures with the Pop Out Pirates set from Barefoot Books.


One of my favorite books that Donna sent to us- My Big Barefoot Book of French & English Words!

My dad's dad's (my grandfather's) family is French. My maiden name is Durocher, which is French. I've always been interested in French culture and the language, and have wanted to learn more than just the little bits of French that I learned in 5th and 6th grade, which was ages ago! Now that my son is in elementary school, he's interested in learning different languages and has shown an interest in learning French. My Big Barefoot Book of French & English Words is helping the whole family learn to speak a little basic French.

With 700+ words and phrases in a brightly colored and beautifully illustrated hardcover book, we're learning French one day at a time, right at home.

B won't have the opportunity to take a second language class at school until he's a little older. He already knows a little German and Italian (hubby's family is German, my grandmother's family is Italian- we're a melting pot of a family). French is one of the languages B will be able to take at school, so we figured we'd get an early start with some basic words and phrases so he'll be prepared when he's old enough to take French. This has been a fun experience for the whole family. We enjoy reading through the book together and quizzing each other on the new French words we've learned.


My Big Barefoot Book of French and English Words
The bilingual French-English edition of our celebrated The Barefoot Book of Wonderful Words!

Join Maya and Sam as they explore their lively neighborhood! You’ll pore over everyday scenes and thematic spreads that burst with clearly-labeled details to boost vocabulary and ignite interest. Readers of all French- and English-language levels will love exploring the colorful, labeled illustrations to find new words and reinforce familiar ones. Boost bilingual vocabulary, and you’ll also improve communication, problem-solving and analytical skills!
Ages 2 to 6 years
$19.99


To say that we've enjoyed these books and gifts from DKHart Barefoot Books would be an understatement. My kids love coming home and running straight to their books. Both of my kiddos would rather read or look through books than watch TV or do other activities. It makes me so happy to know that they love to read so much, and I thank Donna for sending us such wonderful Barefoot Books titles and gifts to further that love!

Barefoot Books has quite the variety of books, puzzles, games, gift sets, and more! I love Donna's Barefoot Books website, because it's so easy to navigate! It's great for teachers, parents, and family/friends! It's super easy to shop by category, by subject or by age, and if you're not quite sure what you're looking for, Donna would be happy to assist you and make recommendations.

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Want them? Get them!

You can find all of the titles shown here and so much more by shopping DKHart Barefoot Books. Save 20% off sitewide through 9/30/2017. Look for the code on Donna's website! With so many holidays coming up, you can find special books and activities for many different occasions.

 I'm looking forward to shopping with Donna this holiday season, and am considering hosting a Barefoot Books party to share my love of Barefoot Books with my mommy friends. If you'd be interested in learning more about hosting a Barefoot Books party (you can host one online- from any location) and earning Barefoot Books rewards, connect with Donna... she'd love to help you become a party host!

Barefoot Books also has an incredible opportunity for anyone who'd like to start their own Barefoot Books business by becoming an Ambassador. Donna has the answers to your questions, or you can learn more about Becoming a Barefoot Books Ambassador on Donna's website.

Connect with DKHart Barefoot Books on Facebook.


Want them? Win them!

One lucky MBP reader will win a Children of the World Gift Set from DKHart Barefoot Books.
The Barefoot Book of Children

Children of the World Set
Meet children from all over the world and boost global awareness with this unique gift set! Use the memory game to reinforce knowledge about other countries and cultures, and The Barefoot Book of Children to start conversations about diversity, inclusion and the many things all children hold in common. 

Retail price: $36.98

Just use the RC entry form below to enter to win. Giveaway is open to US residents, 18+, no PO Boxes. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media platform. Void where prohibited. MBP is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Please see our policies page for details.

Special thanks to Donna Hart for allowing me to review and share about these wonderful titles from Barefoot Books, and for offering this fantastic giveaway for our readers.

Good luck!


17 comments:

  1. I also like The Memory Palace Game

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  2. Would share with my little brother and sisters!

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  3. I would share this wonderful collection with my granddaughter, Nellie.

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  4. I would share this with my son.

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  5. I'd give these to my son and daughter.

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  6. I'd love to share this with my daughter. She's turning two next month.

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  7. My 3 children would definitely be excited for a surprise gift!

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  8. Love the pop out pirates book as well as the peeka-boo books! So cute and fun for the whole family. -Lauren C

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  9. I would choose Who's in the Farmyard? book for my youngest :) He's tagging along while I homeschool my oldest. Books such as these keep his attention for a good period of time :) -Lauren C

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  10. My oldest son would love the pop out pirate book, so I would choose that one. They all look great though!

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  11. I would share this with my kids.

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