Monday, October 26, 2009

ItzaBitza: Greatest Game Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Melanie!

I'm always on the hunt for interactive educational games for my children. Just when I thought I knew it all, ItzaBitza proved me wrong! This computer game is a HUGE HIT in my home! This company sent over their wonderful game for my family to test out and we've been loving it ever since.

My daughter is 5 years old and she can already read very well. ItzaBitza is terrific for early readers. She loves being able to navigate through the game herself. If there is a word she doesn't know, all she has to do is place the cursor over the word and it is spoken for her.

Now for the really FUN part! My kids could literally draw all day. When they found out their very own drawings were incorporated into the game, they were amazed. Even I thought that was the coolest feature ever! Draw yourself a pet and watch it interact with you. Draw a house and see it come to life!

Your kids will love ItzaBitza! It's one amazing game for kids!

Here is more about it from their website:

Draw a house and watch Sketchy shrink to fit in the door; draw flames and watch the rocket ship blast off; draw a triangle for the wheel of the farmer’s tractor just for a laugh.

In the award winning game ItzaBitza™ , drawings truly come to life. Kids help their Sketchy by using Living Ink™ – a unique drawing recognition system – to draw one-of-a kind interactive objects that form the centerpiece of the game’s action. There’s little chance for the player to lose interest in ItzaBitza. The game provides a totally unique experience every time it is played. Since the environment is created through each player’s personal drawings, the possibilities are as endless and fantastic as the player’s imagination. The game comes with five themed playsets – “Home Sweet Home,” “Let’s go Camping,” “Play in Space,” “A Farm Life,” and perfect for Halloween – “A VERY Scary Haunted House.” Players unlock playsets by winning at least five star challenges.

ItzaBitza is more than just a fun game. The game has been crafted specifically for early-readers. In ItzaBitza, players who are just learning to read start out having a blast watching the whimsical reactions happen between their drawings and their Sketchy. Then all of a sudden, they need to read to win a star. Or to know what to draw so they can help their Sketchy. Parents will be delighted by the game’s ability to enhance their child’s self-confidence. Unlike some games that leave younger players frustrated by their difficulty and lack of assistance, ItzaBitza provides features to guide children even when faced with unfamiliar concepts. If an early-reader encounters a new word, it can be read aloud to them with the simple act of hovering the mouse over the word.

Through a delightful twist on drawing games, ItzaBitza introduces a new way for kids to game and while they are playing, really important learning is happening. New methods to engage children, discovered during a multi-year research project conducted by Microsoft Corporation, are fused into the game’s design, yielding a unique experience that encourages fun and learning.

Now it's your turn to have a chance to win your very own ItzaBitza online download game!

To enter this educational GIVEAWAY you must visit their website and tell me something about this company not mentioned. Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

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**This giveaway ends on November 2nd and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on November 3rd.

58 comments:

  1. Thank you SO MUCH for your very hands on review of ItzaBitza. As a mom - I got fed up with the "educational software" that was out there...and I thought reading practice MUST be entertaining...because wouldn't it be AMAZING if we could wipe out illiteracy..and perhaps plant a seed of lifelong learning.

    Again - thank you!
    Margaret CEO - Sabi, Inc. and mom of two

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  2. Since the environment is created through each player’s personal drawings, the possibilities are as endless and fantastic as the player’s imagination.

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  3. email subscriber

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  4. I subscribe

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  5. This game is recommended for children age 4+ and is suitable for boys or girls.

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  6. email subscriber

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  7. twitter follower @shaeffermom

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  8. The game has won numerous awards such as “Game of the Year – 2009” from Creative Child, and a nod from Business Week as a “top tech toy for kids.”

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  9. Subscribe by email
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  10. Subscribe by RSS
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  11. Follow on twitter AStarrAMama
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  12. I think Living Ink is really innovated and unique.
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  13. This would be a Christmas present for my daughter.
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  14. http://twitter.com/AStarrAMama/status/5231129172

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  15. http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/posted.php?id=1533642928&share_id=171061387898&comments=1#s171061387898

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  16. http://twitter.com/AStarrAMama/status/5264404464
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  17. It looks like this product has won a lot of awards! I would love to share this product with my children.

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  18. http://twitter.com/AStarrAMama/status/5289128458
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  19. they won the business week best tech for kids.

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  20. recommended for children age 4+

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  21. The game will run on OS: Windows XP, Vista or 7.

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  22. I follow on twitter. @psmomreviews

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  23. I have your button. http://psmomreviews.blogspot.com

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  24. You must have at least a 64 MB DirectX® 9.0c compliant graphics card to play.

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  25. My 6-year-old daughter is an avid artist and will just love this program!

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  26. Following you on Twitter (bpedaci)

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  27. Blogged it:
    http://unschooldad.blogspot.com/2009/10/itzabitza-another-thing-to-add-to-xmas.html

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  28. The game has won numerous awards such as “Game of the Year – 2009” from Creative Child, and a nod from Business Week as a “top tech toy for kids

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  29. Following on twitter, here's a tweet: http://twitter.com/ky2here/status/5312058932

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  30. http://twitter.com/AStarrAMama/status/5317309203
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  31. Winner of “Game of the Year – 2009” from Creative Child. Thanks!

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  32. I love that this helps early readers! Perfect for my son!

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  33. rss feed subscriber.

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  34. I learned that Microsoft spent time doing research that is utilized in this game!
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  35. http://twitter.com/AStarrAMama/status/5351382278
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  36. The game comes with 5 themed playsets.
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  37. I subbed via feed
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  38. I subbed via email
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  39. I follow on twitter cillymoosh
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  40. I am entering this for my two daughters

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  41. I learned that ItzaBitza is recommended for children age 4+. My six-year-old would love it!
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  42. I'm an e-mail subscriber.
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  43. I subscribe by rss feed.
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  44. I follow you on twitter. ag1414oughc

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  45. This would be for my six-year-old son who is autistic and learns very well when the learning is visual and fun!
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  46. Their target audience is ages 4-8

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  47. I am subscribed to your feed via google reader


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  48. I follow on twitter @fmd518

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  49. This will be for my daughter.

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  50. This game has won lots of great awards -like Game of the year!

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  51. It's a well developed game that helps kids make their own drawings into the game and thats really creative and great to learning processess.Thanks

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  52. Subscribe to the emails.

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  53. I follow the blogs. thanks for a great giveaway.

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  54. They were mentioned in The Seattle Times

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  55. The game comes with 5 themed playsets.

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