Friday, July 20, 2012

Back to School with Sidekixs: The new school buddy! Review and Giveaway

I'm a little nervous this year. Both of my kids will be going to preschool. The oldest will be going to 5 day preschool; she went to three day last year so I'm not that stressed about her. However, my youngest is going to be starting 3 day this year. Previously he only went to hourly care so this is going to be completely different. Normally, I do projects and fun educational things with the kids at home, so that means I buy school supplies every year. It's just the educator in me. Most of the time a back pack is enough to really get the kids going and ready for school but this year I just don't think it's going to be enough. The youngest already gets a back pack every year, so what can I do to make preschool more special and less scary for him??

Well, I have the answer! Take his blankie! Yeah right! First they won't allow it at school and second he would die if he lost it. So what's the real answer? How about a sidekix? It's like a miniature little stuffed wing man for your kids! They are super cute little creatures that you stuff into a little ball and zip up. Then you can use them to toss around, kick around or even attach to your back pack. Then, in the case of my kiddo, if you're feeling a little nervous or worried you can unzip your friend and squeeze on it to make you feel a little better.

My Take: Ok the sidekix hiding did not take long in my house. We received the adorable Inferno the Dragon to review.

 He's one of the 5 sidekix that are currently available.  As soon as my son saw the little ball he grabbed it. Number 1 it was orange, his favorite color. Number 2 it just looked like a boy's toy. Since then the two have been inseparable. He takes it everywhere. Well, until he lost it and I found it hidden in this corner:

I think he lost it there when he found out how cool it was that the little feet and hands on his sidekix contained magnets that allowed him to stick to things.

Buy it: Currently there are 5 sidekix aviable to purchase. They are: Bamboo the Panda, Mojo the Dog, Click a Dee Chick a Dee the Chicken, Inferno the Dragon and Savannah the Zebra. They retail for $9.99 and can be purchased from the Sidekix website.

Win It: I have one Sidekix to give away to one lucky reader. You can choose which one you like and the company will do all they can to fulfill your choice. This giveaway will begin on July 20 and end on August 10. It is open 18+ USA addresses only and only one Sidekix may be won per household. Just fill out the simple rafflecopter form to enter.
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And to increase your chances of winning don't forget to check out the other great blogs that are hosting Sidekix giveaways. Just click on each link to enter!

Disclosure: I was provided a Sidekix buddy in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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