Monday, October 26, 2009

I Cherish Planet Earth Review & Giveaway

One thing I really need to start working on is teaching my sons how to care for the Earth. While my twins are still a little young to understand, my 4.5 year old certainly can. So we talk about recycling but really not much else, I just don't know where to begin or what to say. The folks over at FocusBloom have put together a great product that I think will definitely help with this!

"I Cherish Planet Earth is about appreciating and preserving nature and our planet. It is a celebration of Earth’s life and beauty. It is an inspiration to learn about and care for all life, from the tiniest flower to the greatest forest. It is a natural addition to any go-green program, at home, neighborhood, school, or other community."

I Cherish Planet Earth is a pair-matching game as well as a full-color book. Included is 48 game pieces each containing affirmations such as "I respect the ocean", "I plant a tree" and "I conserve water." Included is a cotton bag to store your game pieces in. The book, "A Love Letter to Our Planet", is filled with the same colorful pictures that you will find on the game pieces and some lovely writing. The end of the book also gives ideas on how else you can play. What is also great about this set is that the game pieces are printed on recycled cardboard, the book is printed on recycled paper and both are printed with vegetable oil-based inks. FocusBloom is also a member of 1% For The Planet and donates 1% of all sales.


Challenge and Fun, Inc. sent us an I Cherish Planet Earth to test out and my son and I have really enjoyed it. He loves matching games so as soon as we got it I had to get all of the pieces ready for him to play. This was a lot of fun for him and he did it over and over again. Then he would go through the book and match his game pieces up with the pictures on each page. I also read some of the book to him while he was matching, here is just a little excerpt that I like a lot:

"I can help protect you, Mother Earth. I can listen, read and learn, and make changes! Where there is pollution, I can give you what you need. I want your air to be clean and your water and soil to be healthy. Even the smallest can help clean up!"

I particularly love that last line because it is so true. The smallest child can clean up. The smallest changes we make can make a difference.

I Cherish Planet Earth is made in the U.S.A. and is recommended for ages 4+ up. It won the 2009 Dr. Toy Best Green Toy Award. This set would make a great gift for the child in your life or even for a teacher to use in his/her classroom.

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Please note that the opinions and views expressed in this review are my own and based on my personal experience with the company and product. You may encounter a different experience with this company or their products than I did. I did receive the product mentioned above for this review.


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  1. i like that its a GREEN game and i will give it to my grandson manne.

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  2. I like that it gets people thinking about our planet and its people. I would give it to my son and his wife.


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  4. I like that the text is simple and the pictures enticing enough to help children appreciate our earth. I would give it to my grandson.JD

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  5. I love that this is a game that you just don;t find at Target. It is something that will help our future generations learn about taking care of our future...our world.

    I would give it to my daughter, Hayden, who gets upset every time she sees trash outside on the road. "MOMMY DON'T THEY KNOW THIS IS NOT WHAT TO DO? THIS MAKES ME MAD!" she will say.

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  7. bseymour@hotmail.comOctober 28, 2009 at 2:15 PM

    I like that it makes caring for the environment fun! I would give it to my son.

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  8. I like that it promotes learning about taking care of the earth in a fun way kids will remember.

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  9. I love that it is green and that it is a fun way to teach my children about being green!
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  10. that it is a easy game to play and help children to be green I will give this to my niece
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  11. I hope to use it to reinforce the values by which my Earth Savers Club at school are living. They love games and other fun ways to get the point across.
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  12. I like that it teaches about protecting the environment. I'll give it to my kids.

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  13. Its never too early to start instilling great practices in children and I think this game is a great start. The set would go to my 5 year old niece, then recycled back to my baby, when he is old enough. jglins@verizon.net

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  14. I would love to win this for my niece. It is so informative in a fun way.
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  15. I love the affirmations and that the theme of being environmentally-aware and active is set in the first-person. I haven't come across this before in green-related books or other materials and I think it might have a much greater impact on a child.

    I would love to give this to my 5-yr-old nephew though his parents would probably scoff at it. So, I would keep it for my soon-to-be 4 year old daughter (and have her show it to/play with this cousin) ;). Thanks for the chance!

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  25. I love the fact that The packaging and materials are earth-friendly with a Cotton drawstring pouch to hold game pieces; Printed on recycled paper and cardboard with Vegetable-oil based inks!

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  34. I will be playing this with my grandchildren!!

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  40. We LOVE matching games in our house! We definitely don't have any that teaches us something too so this would be great to win. My daughter would love it!
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  41. I like the picture; for my niece Hannah!

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  42. I like that its a GREEN game and I will give it to my kids.
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  43. I love that it includes a love letter to the planet, so sweet.

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  46. I like thats its about our planet earth and it's talking about the green ideas

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  47. I love that it takes the classic game of concentration and gets our children thinking of the planet at the same time.
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  48. I didn't mention who the game would go to if I won. It would go to my 5 year old son with the hopes he would share and teach his 3 year old brother.

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  58. i like how it teaches you about the enviormwent

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  59. I like the matching game..my grandson would love this
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  62. I love how this is both a game and a book,and how it's made out of completely recycled materials.I don't have any little ones of my own,so if I won this I'd give it to either my baby niece or my neighbor's little nephew:)

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  65. I like that they use vegetable based inks and recycled paper. I'd love to give this to my daughter.

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  66. I like that it teaches childreen about taking care of our planet through a game as well. I think it helps to have a more interactive approach to teaching children.
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  83. It's cute and looks fun.. for my daughter :)

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