Wednesday, December 2, 2009

On the fifth day of Christmas....Hugg-A-Planet review and giveaway

Welcome to day five of 12 days of Christmas my2boyz style.

When I was given the opportunity to review HUGG-A-PLANET from Peace Toys I was thrilled! Both of my boys are very much into maps. At my 12 year olds school conference his history teacher said "Tony is super freaky smart, especially when it comes to maps, I tell him to reference maps in class and he never needs to. At first I thought ya right, but he gets it right 99.9% of the time. I am very impressed" This child has been obsessed with maps since he new what a map was and what it was for. That curiosity has rubbed off on his little brother who has asked for a road atlas from Santa. Let me tell you when the Hugg-A-Planet's arrived there were squeals of delight from my 6 year old who said right away "A globe I can snuggle and sleep with, thank you for blogging this mommy you are the best" We were sent the Earth and Moon which is not only soft, cuddly and the cutest thing I have ever seen but it is an accurate globe!


The moon sticks on the earth with Velcro and can be tucked away inside earth! My 6 year old got a kick out of that!


We were also sent Hugg-a-Planet Mars



This also is an accurate globe of Mars, how cool is that? My 12 year old was amazed with this, he found a map he did not know, he has been studing it for a while now and i am sure it has it memorized!

Not only did the Hugg-A-Planet line win the "Best 25 of 25 years" award for Parents Choice Awards but the line is also recommended by The National Association of Gifted Children. The coolest thing is that the Hugg-A-Planet Earth, Hugg-A-Moon and Hugg-A-Planet Mars will circle the Earth for many years to come! They will make a full orbit around the Earth every 90 minutes on the Space Station and will stay there for as long as the space station remains active, at least till 2016, and will orbit the Earth 5860 times every year! My boys were in AWE when I told them that! NASA chose the Hugg-A-Planet globes as a space-based teaching tool because of their geographic accuracy and soft construction. They also can be tossed around like a ball or used as a pillow which is perfect for zero gravity!!!

I was very impressed with the softness of the Hugg-A-Planets, I had expected them to be firmer but LOVE that they are not! My 6 year old has been sleeping with the Earth, Moon and Mars every night! I have even found myself grabbing them and snuggling with one on the couch as I watch TV.

Some of the other other Hugg-A-Planets include Baby Hugg-A-Planet Earth, Hugg-A-Star and Hugg America. The Hugg-A-Earth also comes in a super size! Go check out their web and see what else they have to offer, you are going to want all of it!

Now for some GREAT news. One of my readers will win the Hugg-A-Planet Earth and Moon and the Hugg-A-Planet Mars!

Here are the rules!

You must visit the Hugg-A-Planet/Peace Toys web site and tell me something you learned other then what I posted in my review! You MUST do this or all other entries will be void!

For additional entries which of course are ALWAYS optional
-Follow me on twitter and tweet this giveaway make sure you use @my2boyz in tweet. Leave link in comment (you can do this once a day-leave daily comment!)

-Follow me on Networked Blogs (2 additional entries-leave 2 comments)
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If you do not have a way for me to contact you through your blog or you do not have a blog PLEASE make sure you leave your email so if you win I can contact you! Sound like a deal?? Great!

Giveaway ends Wednesday 12/10/2009 at 11:59 PM- Winner will be chose by random.org and contacted by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.




The only compensation received for this review post is a sample of the product. The opinions expressed at my2boyz are those of blog author only. Thank You to Peace Toys for providing me with the product to review and proving the product for my giveaway.


42 comments:

Joy said...

For The Toddler -- A two year old can start learning geography. It is amazing to watch, just by showing them a place on the Hugg-A-Planet, then asking them to find it again, and they. Great gift. Tahnks. magic5905@embarqmail.com

Anonymous said...

For The Older Set -- high school and college, geography, political science and environmental awareness are important issues, here the Hugg-A-Planet, earth with over 600 places labeled still is useful not to replace a traditional globe but for general reference. It makes a great conversation piece and reading pillow for a dorm room. Thanks.
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clynsg said...

They also have a multi-player chess set--which is scary to me, since I have never been able to learn the game!

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mverno said...

the little ones learn really early mverno@roadrunner.com

Missybeez said...

They have a Adopt A Foundling- THE PUREST TOYS ON EARTH!This would be a great stuffed animal to get.


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Stephanie said...

Personalize your gift -- "welcome to the world" for newborns; "think the world of you" for lovers. A gift of a Hugg-A-Planet can make any day special
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Kim said...

I learned that..."Even though children are often those that enjoy our products the most. It is the adults that really get the benefits. Hugg-A-Planet®, Earths are often found in the office, livingroom, den, bedroom, car and in many schoolrooms. It is one toy that ties generations together, everyone relates to the world, the place we all share." avonbaby87@gmail.com

Kimberly L said...

I learned that Since, 1982, Hugg-A-Planet has been developing great toys that belong in every home.

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JACLYN said...

I learned that they make great gifts for any age, from toddlers to adults!
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dolphee said...

My daughter likes this ISS Earth Moon Mars, set. In third grade she is studying planets. This couldn't be a better time.

AEKZ2 said...

I learned that the company is located in Vermont.

cstironkat said...

I learned that Fergie and the Black eyed Peas all received a Hugg-A-Planet, Earth at the American Music Awards.

erma said...

I learned that they have a Adopt A Foundling- THE PUREST TOYS ON EARTH!
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Brooke said...

I learned that the Hugg-a-star has All 88 constellations that are labeled in English and Latin with their positions within the Milky Way... In english AND latin... how sweet is that..

Angela C said...

I learned that that Every 90 min a Hugg-a-Planet will orbit the earth for as long as the space station remains active. Traveling 7km per/sec. 5860 orbits per year. NASA will use them in many educational events.

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Melodic Mom said...

I learned that their Hugg-A-Planet was seen in the movie "Deep Impact" and the tv show "Malcom In The Middle".

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Maja said...

I learned that since, 1982, Hugg-A-Planet has been developing great toys that belong in every home.

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Happi Shopr said...

Did you know? "Even though children are often those that enjoy our products the most. It is the adults that really get the benefits. Hugg-A-Planet®, Earths are often found in the office, livingroom, den, bedroom, car and in many schoolrooms. It is one toy that ties generations together, everyone relates to the world, the place we all share."

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Anonymous said...

They have a Hugg A Planet asteroid game that you can play on their website.
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mail4rosey said...

They mentioned that it isn't to be used as a replacement for a globe, but it is a great conversation piece. I love this idea because there's tons of learning in this cool, little toy!

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Jinxy and Me said...

I learned they have been around since 1982.

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Gianna said...

Even though children are often those that enjoy our products the most. It is the adults that really get the benefits :)

Atreau said...

I found out that over 600 places labeled on the Hugg-A-Planet, Earth.

ShesAnAngel said...

I learned that they also offer Super hugg a planet, it's huge!

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