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Friday, June 17, 2011

Color It By Numbers Review & Giveaway

Do you ever let your toddler play with your computer? I just cringe every time one of our grandchildren try to play with my computer when I am working on it. It's hard to say no to their sweet innocent plea "Me help Grandma, pleeeeease". How can I say no to such good manners!

I now have the answer to this problem. Color It By Numbers has asked me to review their computer application, which is made for children. My review of the application was fun and interesting. I enjoyed trying out the program for myself. I wanted to make sure the program would be easy for my 4 year old granddaughter to use before playing with the computer.




I found it easy to explain to her how to use the mouse to select a color and to match the color number to the number on the picture. While coloring, if the wrong number is selected the correct color for the selected number jumps forward. I really like this feature as it helps the child work independently. There are many more features to the program that make it great for children to learn numbers while having fun. There are three coloring methods to choose from, color by number, color to make visible, and color it in your favorite color.

Another great feature is that the program is available in English, German, Spanish, Russian and French. My grandson is being raised in a bilingual household, so it's nice to see programs that offer a wider variety of languages.

When checking out Color it by numbers web site you will find three coloring book themes to choose from. 
The themes are Animals, Princesses, and Vehicles. The program works with Mac, Windows and Linux and is for children ages 4-14. 

I have to say the strongest reason to use this program would have to be that it not only teaches numbers, but it is also great at teaching computer skills.

Take a video tour here.

Buy the Color by numbers application here.

Color it by numbers is giving three of my readers a chance to win a free code for the Color by numbers application. There will be one winner for each coloring theme. Animals, Princesses and Vehicles.

CLOSED


So, it's giveaway time! 

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Follow Grandma Bonnie's Closet on GFC
Visit Color it By Numbers and tell me something you learned that was not mentioned in the my review.
Tell me which coloring theme you would prefer. 
Leave your contact information in your comment.

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This giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on 6/26/11. The winners will be selected by random draw and will have 72 hours to respond to a notification by email before another winner is selected. This giveaway is open to US residents only. Please do not forget your email, if your email is not visible in you profile I will not be able to contact you.

Honest opinions were made in this post. The opinions in this post are mine and have not been influenced by monetary compensation. The product in this review was given to me free of cost by Coloritbynumbers.com














43 comments:

  1. New follower from FNF Blog Hop! I can't wait to read more of your blog!

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  2. Hey! I found you at the Hop Along Friday Blog Hop and am glad I did, am a happy new follower :).

    http://marleeindebt.blogspot.com/

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  3. Hi. This is Stephanie from My Life N Color. I've been trying to find the follow button and can't! I can't see the followers either! Any ideas??

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  4. Hi! Following you from FNF blog hop!
    Hope you visit me and return the follow!:0)

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  5. Returning the follow from wordsinsync.blogspot.com Shah. X

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  6. My granddaughter loves playing on the computer, Nick Jr. and Tropix from Game House. She is very good at it. She has been on the computer since she was three, she is now five. And, yes it bumps me off when I working, but I have plenty of other things to do.

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  7. Hi - I'm a new follower from the hop!

    I have a page on my site that lists more than 300 hops, memes, and photo challenges… some for each day of the week. Yours is listed there, too! Check under the header for the link to that page. I’ve also started a BlogFrog community that focuses on hops, carnivals, memes, and photo challenges. Go to http://theblogfrog.com/1504201 to visit & participate.

    NCSue

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  8. Prowling Books In the Lair following you back! Thanks for the visit!

    www.blog.writerslairbooks.com

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  9. That's really neat but my boys aren't old enough to use the computer yet. Maybe in a few years :)

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  10. Thanks for the follow - following you back now!

    Awesome review of this computer program for kids.

    Many thank for the follow.

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  11. Following from the Find a Friend weekend blog hop! Looking forward to reading your posts, from your profile, we have a lot in common. I followed via GFC & Networked Blogs. Would love to have you visit me too. http://klcmaher-themorethemerrier.blogspot.com

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  12. This is Stephanie from My life N color. It won't let me hit the follow button! I've been tryin for 2 days! I'll keep at it!

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  13. Thanks for the follow... I'm following bak!

    Patricia @ http://lemondropsdreamtoo.blogspot.com/2011/06/lemondrops-1st-giveaway-baby-signs-its.html

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  14. Thanks for visiting jillejam.come (antics of a BIG family)! I'm your newest follower! Have a great weekend!

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  15. Thanks for following,following back:)

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  16. Thank for visiting my blog. Lost all comments so not sure if you left one - Disqus not a good platform for comments so have got rid of it! Anyway, following you back and will be back to read more. Thanks you, have a lovely day. Nina
    www.ninalazina.info

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  17. Abby loves to play on the computer and so do my older grandchildren when they are here. I think they would love the color by numbers. The Princess color by numbers is so cute, and I love that it plays a melody too. According to the website "A light waltz melody will engulf you in a swirl of positive emotions."

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  18. I like color by numbers on facebook.

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  19. I left a comment on their facebook in reference to your site.

    Gwama Terri

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  20. New follower(Stacy) from the Finding New Friends blog hop. Would love if you would stop by my blog and follow if you'd like.

    http://magicbean.blogspot.com/

    Thanks :o)

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  21. I'm following with GFC. It's easy to change the preset colors.

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  22. following you back from the blog hop! Can't wait to get to know you!

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  23. Following back from the blog. Thanks so much. Cool blog!!

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  24. tk you for your visit! Lovely and.. sweet blog yours :)
    maomaocrafts.blogspot.com

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  25. Hi Following you blog on GFC and network blogs . I saw you linky on the hop today hope you can follow me too :)
    lorialcorn2006@yahoo.com
    http://lorialcorn2006.blogspot.com/

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  26. Thanks for introducing yourself from the hop! I'm a new follower!

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  27. Thank you for following Blooming Pixels. I am now following you. You have a nice sitge.

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  28. Hi Bonnie,

    This is a great review and the software seems very educational and fun. I don't have any kids however color by numbers looks really neat.

    Following you via blog hop.

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  29. I'm following you on GFC. I like that you can change the preset colors for the pictures.

    TaMara @ http://sloanhomeschool.blogspot.com/

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  30. I like that color by numbers is in different languages.

    Patricia @ http://lemondropsdreamtoo.blogspot.com/

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  31. I'd be interested in winning the ANIMAL application ;o)

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  32. I blogged your giveaway!

    http://lemondropsdreamtoo.blogspot.com/2011/06/colors-numbers-giveaway.html

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  33. I liked Color By Numbers on FB

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  34. I "liked" Color It by Numbers on FB

    TaMara @ http://sloanhomeschool.blogspot.com/

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  35. Hi, Following Back Thank you so much for your follow. very nice to meet you.

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  36. I like the fact that you can change the preset colors. Zayleigh loves to pick her own style.

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  37. I liked the princess theme best

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  38. I liked them on FB and left a comment there

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  39. Hi!

    Thanks for stopping by! I am now following your blog! Looking forward to reading your posts!
    Karissa

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  40. looks like there is a wide range of colors to choose from and that they can be changed easily.

    definitely like the vehicles.

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    GFC follower

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  41. I like that it plays a melody. The animals would be great for my son!

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