Earlier this summer, our family received a 2 DVD set titled Wisharoo Park to review.
D actually previewed it a little for me and pronounced it perfectly suitable for J. I’d say that’s pretty good for an almost 8 year old to recognize something to be a good match for an almost 2 year old. The characters do engage the younger crowd (and do not turn off the older boys in the house like a few shows geared for preschool aged kids will do.) There’s plenty of learning about living in the world in these shorts ‘shows’, too. It’s all bright, colorful and exuding energy…just what appeals to the preschool crowd.
J has been enjoying these with the request to watch “Wish Roo Par” at least once a week. He’s also had a blast playing with the little star finger puppets that came along with the DVD set.
Now the folks at Wisharoo Park have partnered with Capezio to launch the Duckle Dance Sweepstakes (running until Sept. 1, 2011.) Parents simply video their preschool kids doing the Duckle Dance and then enter those videos via downloads to their facebook or YouTube accounts for a chance to win one of twenty Capezio and Wisharoo Prize packages or one of five $500 Dance Scholarships!
Curious what the Duckle Dance is? Think part tap, part ballet, and a whole lot of ‘get up to move and have fun’.’ Really, it is all about engaging parents and kids.
Here’s the promotional video that gives you an idea of the Duckle Dance. Just don’t be intimidated by the professionals.
Do you have a youngster who’d love to become a ‘star’? Or, if they are a bit too camera shy to enter the sweepstakes, maybe they’d love to win a package to get them started dancing!
One lucky blog reader will win the package pictured below:
Ready to enter? Visit the Do the Duckle Giveaway post and get started!
Disclaimer ~ We were sent the DVD set and star puppets for our initial review and may receive another package identical to the giveaway one. No other compensation was provided and opinions expressed are our own.
More Information about the Companies and Sweepstakes:
Wisharoo Park is dedicated to promoting positive self-image and self-esteem in preschool age children. It was originally introduced by airing as a children’s TV series on PBS stations across the country and is now rolling out as a dynamic multimedia program which includes the interactive website WisharooPark.com, DVDs and more! .
Unique among preschool programs, Wisharoo Park is designed to help children age 3 – 6 recognize and appreciate their individuality. With its groundbreaking technology-based curriculum, Wisharoo Park helps children discover and understand their personal strengths and put them on the road to developing greater self-esteem. The Wisharoopark.com enchanting online community stars a whimsical cast of loveable animated, puppet and human characters who are featured in games, videos, music and more! Each week exciting new activities and content are added that are sure to keep parents and their kids coming back again and again.
Wisharoo Park is proud to partner with Capezio. Dedicated to the art of dance since 1887, Capezio revolutionized the dance world with dancewear and footwear products for every dancer from beginner to professional. Capezio operates retail stores carrying the full lines of all Capezio/Ballet Maker Inc. brands in New York City and several major cities nationwide. For more information, visit http://www.capeziodance.com/.