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Natural Parents Network Green Back To School Guide & Giveaway ($440 US only 9/30 2Winners!)

September 7th, 2013 | Posted by Angela Roberts in Giveaways | reviews

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Welcome to the Natural Parents Network Green Back To School Guide!

If you still need to complete your back to school shopping or find a back-to-school gift for a friend, the NPN Green Back To School Guide is full of awesome products and essentials for back to school experiences. But what’s even better, the NPN Green Back To School Guide has eco-friendly choices for almost any Back To School products you will need! In addition, the companies that have provided items for review and giveaway are almost exclusively made up of small businesses and Etsy shops.

Below you will find information on 9 awesome companies and reviews from 5 of our NPN Authors. These companies are giving away 21 products and gift certificates, for a total combined value of $441. There will be two Grand Prize Winners in this Giveaway: Giveaway Set One and Giveaway Set Two, worth $220.50 each. Each set will contain:

As you scroll through our Green Back To School Guide, we encourage you to click on the links for each of the reviews and read them in full. Our authors have crafted thoughtful posts on each participating company with pictures of and links to products that are simply perfect for our natural parenting families.

You can enter to win every giveaway by using the Rafflecopter system below. Please note that every review post has the same Rafflecopter script, but you may enter only one time, and at one site.

Even if you don’t win one of our fabulous prizes, please consider spending part of your Back To School budget at one of these small businesses. By supporting small businesses, you are helping families, boosting local economies, and supporting ethical practices of manufacturing, production and selling.

Many of the companies have included coupon codes — take advantage of them! You can find the coupon codes in the heading of each company/giveaway listing. (Please note that coupons are not good on shipping fees unless otherwise stated).

**Without further ado, here is the NPN Green Back To School Guide!**

 

This is a Joint Review and Giveaway of the Wooden Match Me Numbers from Apple n Amos between Natural Parents Network and Earth Mama’s World.

About Apple n Amos Wooden Match Me Numbers

Apple n Amos Wooden Match Me Numbers are handmade wood toys inspired by Montessori principles. These wooden numbers are the perfect tool for children of all ages. The very young can use these wooden numbers to help them learn numbers and the older child can use them to assist with addition and subtraction. These wooden numbers be used in the classic game of Memory, they can be used as counting tools to help with homework, homeschooling or play.

Photo Credit:  Apple n Amos

The wooden discs are small enough to bring anywhere yet large enough for children to handle.

Each Wooden Disc measures 2 inches diameter. This set has 20 disc for 10 pair matching game numbers 1-10. The numbers are shipped to you in a muslin bag for easy clean up and portability.

Photo Credit:  Apple n Amos

Our Experience

We are a homeschooling family and are always excited to add new learning tools to our collection. These Montessori inspired Wooden Match Me Numbers from Apple n Amos quickly became a favorite in our home from the moment they were delivered. When the package arrived I had my children, who had no idea what had been delivered, open the box. They peaked inside and were thrilled because they saw a wrapped gift tied in a purple ribbon. They untied the ribbon and opened the paper to find a closed muslin bag. They quickly opened the bag and poured out the wooden numbers. I sat back and let them explore and play with the numbers without offering any direction.

These wooden numbers are delightfully simple and captivated all three of my children’s interest immediately. Ava, who is four, was the first to take a turn. She began sorting and stacking the numbers.

The numbers are very easy for her to read, even the 6 and 9 were made to tell apart with ease. Ava finally passed the numbers on to her two-year old sister. The size of the wooden numbers are perfect for Audrey’s little hands, not too big or small. Audrey began touching, counting and sorting the numbers much like her sister.

The kids and I have enjoyed the Apple n Amos wooden numbers tremendously. I use them often to assist in explaining Math concepts, Alex has fun taking a handful of the numbers and putting them together to create the largest number possible, Ava wants to play Memory with them pretty much all of the time, and Audrey uses them as toy money in her play kitchen. The numbers get used everyday and I am happy to report that we have not lost one thanks to the muslin storage bag that they arrived in!

Buy it!

You can purchase your own wooden match me numbers at Apple n Amos for $18.00. Apple n Amos offers a full line of educational toys, wooden baby teethers, party favors, classic games and so much more!

This is a Joint Review and Giveaway of the YumEarth Organics Fruit Snacks from Yummy Earth between Natural Parents Network and Earth Mama’s World.

About YumEarth Organics Fruit Snacks

YumEarth Organics fruit snacks are a vegan, gluten-free, flavorful, fruity snack. The flavors offered are banana, cherry, peach, and strawberry. These fruit snacks are shaped like their real-life fruit friends. Each package of YumEarth Organics fruit snacks contains 5 individual snack packs, there is less than 75 calories per snack pack.

photo credit: YumEarth Organics

YumEarth Organic fruit snacks are made with real fruit extracts and no gluten, dairy, nuts, soy, or artificial colors or dyes. These fruit snacks were created due to the requests from families, people who desired a fruity and flavorful, vegan, and gluten-free snack that was not sticky like the other brands. YumEarth chooses real fruit extracts and plant friendly ingredients grown on sustainable family farms.

Our Experience

My kids were so excited when I pulled out the bag of YumEarth Organics fruit snacks on a recent field trip. They rarely get packaged fruit snacks so it was very much like they were being given candy. Alex was hesitant at first because he dislikes gummy snacks and foods, he chose a strawberry fruit snack and popped it in his mouth. He quickly smiled and devoured the entire bag. Honestly, if you didn’t know better you would think my children were eating candy not a fruit snack made with real fruit juice.

Enjoying their yummy snack on a field trip!

We all ate a pack of YumEarth Organics fruit snacks and we all really enjoyed them. These fruit snacks are filled with flavor. The consistency was not quite what I expected, it was not chewy and gummy like most fruit snacks on the market and I really enjoyed it. Once you enjoy a pack of this snack you are not left with a gummy mess stuck in your teeth! I was super happy to know that one pack of these snacks contain 100% of their daily dose of vitamin C.

Buy it!

You can purchase YumEarth Organics fruit snacks at Yummy Earth for $4.49. YumEarth Organics also offer a variety of yummy organic snacks such as gummy bears, sour beans, and lollipops. I keep a jar of their lollipops on my counter for special sweet treats. You can stock up and receive free shipping on orders over $39. You can also find YumEarth Organics products locally at these locations.

WIN IT!

For your own chance to win YumEarth Organics fruit snacks from Yummy Earth, enter by leaving a comment and using our Rafflecopter system below. Mandatory Entry is specifying which set you would want if you win, all other entries are bonus entries.

Two winners will receive a fantastic prize packages that include the
YumEarth Organics fruit snacks as part of a $145 prize package!

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