Monday, May 11

Trebellina is a Berrie Sweet Pick!

I know that every parent has dreams of greatness for their children, and I am no exception. Since the moment she was born, I have sworn that Buttercup is going to be a broadway star. (Feel free to skip to the review ad contest portion of thos post, because I'm about to go all "braggin' mama" on all of you.)

This child came out with the most amazing set of lungs I have ever heard on a baby. And she didn't just cry...she screamed. As in mommy bought earplugs to keep her sanity horror-movie-heroine worthy pitches. (Another note-worthy moment would be when she met her uncle for the first time. The first impression resulted in him comparing my precious princess to a baby velicaptor. True story.)

Buttercup's been humming "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" to herself since she was ten-months old, but I know she is way too youg for formal music lessons. So I was super excited when the Cristofi Baby Company asked me to review a copy of "Introducing Trebellina." Created just for babies, toddlers, and pe-schoolers, Trebellina is the perfect way to introduce your child to music. It's fun, cute, and most definitely caught Buttercup's attention! (She keeps asking to watch "Alina," which is how she pronounces "Trebellina" right now. So flippin' cute!)

Having a bit of music in my background with seven years of flute and percussion experience in my background, I can vouch for the patented method of teaching note reading and pitch in an engaging anf effective manner. Kids get the full gambit here with introductions to various instruments and their names and sounds, shown both individually and collectively as a piece of music. And at only $19.95, it's a small investment in helping instill a lifelong love of music in your child.

Thanks to the Cristofor Baby Company, I have one copy of the Trebellina DVD and one adult shirt for one lucky reader up for grabs. To enter, please just leave me a comment telling me why you'd love to win the DVD for your Make sure to include your email so I cachild. Make sure to leave your email address so i can contact you if you are selected the winner. Entries will be accepted until midnight, EST, on May 18, 2009. Please note that the contest is limited to the United States and Canada, only.

Additional extra entries are also available if you:
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* Non-bloggers can email three of their friends about the contest at berriesweet.info (at) gmail (dot) com and CC me on the email. Girl Scout's honor that I will never bother these sweet people. I promise!
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Please note all entries MUST include a valid email address to be considered for the drawing! That means that well, all entries must include an email address to be considered valid. Simple enough, right? ;)

59 comments:

Kristie said...

I would love to win this for my little ones because I would like them to be introduced to music before I start piano lessons with them.

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Kristie said...

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micaela6955/Michele P. said...

I would love this as I have a new baby grandson due any day-babies love to listen to music and this would be lots of fun AND also teach him about music at the same time!

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Meredith said...

I would love to win this for my best friend's daughter, it looks like something she would love!
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kngmckellar said...

Sounds great! Thanks for the entry!

Anonymous said...

YAY! I've never been first before!

I'd like to win because it sounds like a fun movie to add to my kid collection, plus I'd like to see they mystery shirt.

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agordon10 said...

my kids have musical talents and this could help foster them.

Miranda said...

My kids would love this

mverno said...

my son would love it mverno@roadrunner.com

Sweeter the berry said...

My kids would benefit from music like this.

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I subscribed in google reader!!

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I am a follower.

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Shannon said...

My little one would like this.

tawnda said...

I would love to win this for the little ones when they come around

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Anonymous said...

I have four kids in the house, two who are small enough to enjoy this very much over the Summer.
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tatertot374 said...

Thank you for a great giveaway. I would love to win this for my daughter and myself. She loves anything musical. Thank you
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Island Girl said...

I would love this for my daughter. She loves music and dancing and I would love to have her introduced to music instruction on this level. She wants to play the violin like her brother so I'd love to help get her ready.
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sherri419 said...

I believe that music is its' own language and that children learn much easier the younger they are. Unfortunately, schools have had to cut programs that deal with the arts so it is up to parents to instill the love of music in our children. Thanks for the chance!

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ky2here said...

I'd love to win this because I know the grandchildren will enjoy it.

melinda said...

I'd love to win to watch this with my 6 month old niece.

erma said...

I would love the chance to win, thanks.
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SeahorseLady said...

I would love to win this for my niece who loves music.
Thank you for the nice giveaway.

SeahorseLady said...

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Anonymous said...

Music is the key to life, especially for children-
Diane
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Anonymous said...

My niece Hannah would enjoy this!

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Melanie said...

I would love to win this for my godchild, Sophie, because Music has been a huge part of my life, and I would love to share that with her!





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Jinxy and Me said...

I love anything that encourages a love of music.

sharon said...

my little one loves music, this would be sooo great

Kyndra said...

I would love to win this because my little one loves music and dance and I know she would pay close attention to Trebellina. Plus, I'd like to sport some support :)

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angie said...

This looks cool! I would love to give this one to my friend's little boy for his first birthday. He loves to listen to music with us.

Marie said...

I would love to win this for my son who is already very musical at the age of four -- I would like to encourage that.

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purango said...

I would love to win this for my granddaughter. She loves singing and dancing. I would like to introduce her to music. garrettsambo@aol.com

quelleheure4 said...

We're big into music and I love the target age of this dvd. Music enhances learning so this is wonderful.
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lezanac said...

I would love to win because my son loves music lezanac@yahoo.com

kathy pease said...

id love to win this for my nephew its sooooooooo great :)

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georgie c said...

I'd love to win the DVD cause it looks like a good one! electricisland(at)gmail.com

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ktgonyea said...

Sounds great :)

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bndraldy said...

Music education is often neglected for young children. We tend to play some music and encourage them to sing and dance. This would be a good introduction to the basics of music. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

Gabriel J. said...

This would be great for my son.

liliesrnice said...

i would love to win this for my little one because she already loves music!

masonsgranny59 said...

ty 4 the awesome giveaway:)

Gianna said...

I'd love to win this because my kids would love it :)