Avanquest Software Review And Giveaway
The next gift item in the Christmas giveaway is a collection of software from Avanquest. You are going to love these!
The Scrapbook Factory Deluxe program has been ranked the best selling scrapbooking software for the past 5 years. It includes fun features such as over 6,000 templates and customizable projects, 60,000+ graphics and 1,500 fonts. The software also includes more than 5,000 photorealistic embellishments such as accents, decorative papers, ribbons, photo corners and more.
So if you are looking to capture the beauty of a wedding, the fun of a family vacation or the excitement of your child’s first lost tooth, the Scrapbook Factory Deluxe gives you incomparable tools — all guaranteed to help you produce projects that you and your family will cherish for a lifetime.
I used this program to put together a very special Christmas present for someone special on my list. I loved how easy and convenient this program was to use and am looking forward to creating a lot more. I am a font lover and I loved all the different selections that came with this program. I believe that a font adds style to every scrapbook page.
The Sesame Street First Steps program is for ages 1 1/2 – 3 and leads parents and children through songs, games and language fundamentals, using a variety of engaging activities featuring all your favorite characters like Elmo, Ernie, Big Bird and Zoe.
The 12 delightful activities will entertain your child with sing-along songs, cause and effect games, an entertaining introduction to colors, shapes, animals and more:
- Big Birds Letters, Shapes and Numbers
- Elmo’s Goofy Gallery
- Silly Songs with Zoe, Ernie and Elmo
- What’s That? with Big Bird, Zoe and Ernie
- Do What I Do – Games with Ernie and Natasha
- Do What I Do – Songs with Ernie and Natasha, Big Bird and Zoe
- Animal Sounds with Zoe
- Seasons with Zoe
- Turn On The Toys with Elmo
- Coloring Book with Elmo
- Musical Rooms with Elmo
- Peek-A-Boo with Elmo, Zoe and Big Bird
I sat down with my toddler to play this program and I am so happy I did. She was so excited every time Elmo came on screen and she clapped along and she actually tried repeating some of the words she was hearing. I am very pleased with the Sesame Street First Steps software, and I plan on making it a part of her everyday play.
The Sesame Street Learn, Play & Grow program is for kids ages 2 – 4 and helps preschoolers discover basic, yet critical, pre-reading, pre-math, categorization and creative expression skills through activities that grow progressively difficult so that it challenges your child’s ability as they master each area.
The following engaging activities are included in this program:
- Identify a color / shape with Big Bird
- Make a color / shape with Elmo
- Find the letter that makes the sound with Big Bird
- Identify the thing that starts with the letter or sound with Elmo
- Find the thing that starts with the letter or sound with Big Bird
- Identify the numeral with Big Bird
- Find the numeral with Cookie Monster
- Identify the group with Big Bird
- How many are there? With Elmo
- Interactive numbers pinball with Cookie Monster
- Things in Common Sound Activity ( Vehicles ) with Big Bird
- Things in Common Sound Activity ( Animals ) with Elmo
- Things in Common Sound Activity ( Musical instruments ) with Cookie Monster
- Art with Big Bird
- People in the Neighborhood with Bob
- And Much More!
I played Sesame Street Learn, Play & Grow through as my toddler watched as the topics covered are a tad over her head for the time being, but soon she will be playing these games and loving it. She again squealed with delight every time Elmo came on and clapped when she saw Cookie Monster. I recommended this program as well. It is a fun way to teach kids.
I really enjoyed all these programs and look forward to many more days of enjoying my child’s learning. And the great people at Avanquest have offered a copy of each of these programs for me to giveaway to some Dirty Shirt readers. There will 3 winners but there will only be one winner per software program. See specific rules below:
- MAIN RULE – Go to the Avanquest kids page here and pick out your favorite software from any of the categories and tell me in comments what it is. AND don’t forget to tell me which program you are entering for, you can only win ONE. (remember if this rule is not followed then no others will count)
- 1 Extra Entry – Subscribe to my RSS feed or by email (or let me know if you already are) in a separate comment
- 1 Extra Entry – Stumble this post and leave your Stumble name (I will be checking) in a separate comment
- 1 Extra Entry – Favorite The Dirty Shirt in Technorati and leave your name (I will be checking) in a separate comment
- 1 Extra Entry – Follow me on Twitter (button on the top left sidebar) and let me know your Twitter name in a separate comment
- 2 Extra Entries – Write a post on your blog linking to my blog and the Avanquest website.
This Christmas Giveaway will run through midnight on December 20, with winner being announced the morning of the 21st. Because of how close this is to Christmas, I can not guarantee shipping before Christmas Day, either for myself or for the companies that will be shipping the prizes. Winner will be chosen using Random.org from all valid entries and submitted to PRIZEYWinners as well as notified via email the first week of December. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me before another winner is chosen. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.