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Avanquest Software Review And Giveaway

December 9, 2008 by  
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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.

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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.

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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.

Comments

118 Responses to “Avanquest Software Review And Giveaway”
  1. darla says:

    i love your site thank you for all the great give aways if any one like to send me great safe christmas links or saying that childern can injoy i love to add them i love christmas
    dda1@cableone.net

  2. Angie says:

    Uncle Albert’s Magiical Album sounds like my kids would love it! I would love the Scrapbook Factory program! Thanks for the giveaways!

    have a great day,
    Angie

  3. Vickie Couturier says:

    Rainbow Fish Big Ocean Party,sounds like something my grandsons might like,an we would like to be entered for the Sesame Street Learn, Play & Grow both my grandsons fall into this age group,thanks

  4. Vickie Couturier says:

    I am a subscriber

  5. Shelley K says:

    I follow you on twitter (vegasweep)

  6. Shelley K says:

    I subscribe (RSS feed)

  7. sandra kao says:

    my favorite is the Sesame Street First Steps because it’s never too early to learn through play. i’d like to win the Sesame Street Learn, Play and Grow (but i wouldn’t mind the scrapbooking software either!)

  8. sandra kao says:

    subscriber

  9. Shelley K says:

    Wow…great stuff…I would pick the My First Bible Stories for my friends two little girls. As for the program I am entering for, I would love the Scrapbook deluxe. It looks awesome.

    Thanks for a great giveaway.

  10. pamela scott says:

    my amazing human body would be an awesome thing for kids to have to discover how our bodies really look…cool giveaway, I am evetering to win the scrapbook factory, scapbboking is my obsession

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  11. pamela scott says:

    I tweeted and follow you on twitter….

    scrapbooking factory, thanks for the chance to win

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  12. Jill says:

    The girls would love the My First Bible Stories.

    I am entering the scrapbook deluxe contest.

  13. Jill says:

    I follow you on twitter as jillnfilm

  14. Jill says:

    I subscribe to your blog via email. Thanks for the great contests!

  15. Jen says:

    While I liked all the educational info on the site, I think I’d stick with the scrapbook one…I’ve got to get started. By oldest is 4 and I still haven’t started scrapbooking for him!

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  16. Jen says:

    I also subscribe.

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  17. Jen says:

    I also follow you on twitter.
    jenlynnthomas

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  18. Jen says:

    I also blogged about it #1

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  19. Jen says:

    I also blogged about it #2

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  20. rebecca says:

    We like the look of the Castle Explorer
    Treason’s afoot in the castle! from the site.

    We would like to win the Play, learn grow, thank you so much.

  21. rebecca says:

    I am an email subscriber

  22. Bettina says:

    I like the Amazing Animals software from their site. I would want to win the Sesame Street First Steps for my baby girl!

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  23. Bettina says:

    I’m an email subscriber!

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  24. Keitha says:

    I like the Humorous Greeting Card Factory!

  25. Jennifer says:

    The Hallmark card studio deluxe looks super cool! I would want the scrapbook software if I won! Thanks!

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  26. Jennifer says:

    I subscribe via email!

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  27. melanie says:

    I would like the scrapbook program.

    Watching my daughter twirl is hilarious, especially when she gets so dizzy she falls down.

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  28. melanie says:

    I’m a subscriber.

    =D melanie
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    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

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  29. Maggie says:

    I like the My First Reading Adventure: I want to read! I am entering for the Scrapbook software. Thanks!
    hematopoiesis at hotmail dot com

  30. Kristy says:

    I like the my amazing human body! And I’d like to win the sesame street first steps software!

    Kristy´s last blog post..Skinny Bitch? or something like that!

  31. Kristy says:

    I am also a subscriber!

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  32. Marianne says:

    I would love the try the I Love Math program! I am hoping to win the Learn, Play & Grow program!

    Marianne
    http://www.crochetbymommaj.etsy.com
    http://crochetbymommaj.blogspot.com/

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  33. T-shirt factory Deluxe looks like a lot of fun!
    I would love to win the Scrapbooking program!
    Have a fabulous day!
    Julie

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  34. I’m a subscriber!

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  35. Andreah says:

    My oldest son would enjoy The Ultimate Human Body program.

    I would choose the scrapbooking software if I won. Thanks!

  36. Andreah says:

    I am a subscriber.

  37. Andreah says:

    I faved you in Technorati. (andreashops)

  38. Andreah says:

    I follow on Twitter (andreashops)

  39. Melanie B says:

    my favorite is the childrens encyclopedia.

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  40. Melanie B says:

    subscribed

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  41. Janelle says:

    The My First Bible Stories looks like a great way to enhance our Sunday School lessons. I’d like to be entered for the Scrapbook Factory Deluxe. thank you.

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  42. Janelle says:

    I subscribe by email

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  43. Kimberly says:

    The Tshirt factory looks cool.I would like the scrapbooking program.

  44. Kimberly says:

    I subscribe via email

  45. Kimberly says:

    I follow you on twitter (cjsmommykimberly)

  46. Jesica says:

    Oh definitely the scrapbooking one. I need that! :)

    My fave from the site is My First Bible Stories – I think that is SO cool.

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  47. Jesica says:

    I’m subscribed through Reader

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  48. Cheryl F. says:

    My favorite is software is the T-Shirt Factory® Deluxe 3.0. I would like to enter for the Scrapbook Factory Deluxe program :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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  49. Cheryl F. says:

    I subscribe to your feed in Bloglines :)

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  50. Cheryl F. says:

    You’re in my Technorati favorites:

    http://www.technorati.com/faves/MoonMaiden?show=blogs

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  51. Cheryl F. says:

    I’m following you on Twitter:

    http://www.twitter.com/luckyladybug

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  52. Amy B. says:

    I liked the Smart Steps 1st Grade games. I would like to win the Scrapbook Factory Deluxe.

  53. Amy B. says:

    I am now subscribing to your email. Thanks again.

  54. my son woul love dinosaur hunter:)
    I’d choose Sesame St First Steps !

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  58. Juicebox mom says:

    The Hallmark card studio deluxe kit is my fave on the site. I am entering the scrapbook factory deluxe software. Thanks!

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  59. Juicebox mom says:

    i’m a subscriber

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  60. Dree says:

    I’d pick the Scrapbook Factory Deluxe. I like the Amazing Animals.

  61. Jody John says:

    I think that the T-Shirt Factory would be a fun one – lots of presents to be made :) or the Eyewitness Children’s Encyclopedia – both my boys would love that one…

    I would love to win the scrapbooking software – this would also be great for lots of gifts as well as getting my own albums done!

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  62. Leah says:

    I love Dinosaur Hunter!!! : ))) Brilliant!! And, First Steps would be soooo perfect for my ds! : )))

    Thanks so much for this fabulous give~away! : )))

    leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

  63. Leah says:

    I’m a subscriber.

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  64. Leah says:

    Stumbled! : )))

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  65. Leah says:

    I’m following you on TWITTER….username: leahita!!! : )))

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  66. Leah says:

    I faved you on technorati….user name: leahita.

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  67. Clemencia says:

    I have’t try any of your softwares yet, but this will be a good opportunity if I win, I would choose Sesame Street Learn, Play, and grow, thanks

  68. Jessica says:

    I think rainbow fish sounds fun, thanks for the giveaway

  69. Lori says:

    Rainbow Fish Big Ocean party. I would like Sesame Street -Learn, Play and Grow :)

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  70. Lori says:

    I follow you on Twitter (Lori72)

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  71. Lori says:

    I am an email subscriber :)

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  72. Kellie says:

    The Amazing Animals looks like fun! My daughter would enjoy seeing and hearing the animals!
    I would definitely choose the Sesame Street Learn, Play & Grow program. Not only does she LOVE sesame street, but the program sounds great for her and is in her age group.

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  73. Kellie says:

    I subscribe by email!

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  74. Kellie says:

    I Follow you on Twitter (Kelliebug)
    Thanks!

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  75. I like the Smart Steps 1st grade program for my 5yo. I would love to win the Scrapbook Factory program :)

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  76. You are my favorite (moose1204) :)

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  77. I follow you (photobugbaby) :)

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  78. Regina B says:

    Honestly, the ones I liked best were the Sesame Street products: First Steps and Learn, Play, and Grow. They just seem like they’d be most appealing to my daughter right now. With that said, we’d love to win Sesame St Learn, Play and Grow.

  79. Regina B says:

    subscriber to RSS feed

  80. Angie says:

    Hi there!

    I am a subsriber to your blog!

    have a good one!

    Angie

  81. Angie says:

    I also follow you on twitter. pricousins

  82. Melanie B says:

    I like the bible stories and games.

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  83. Melanie B says:

    subscribe to feed

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  85. Tracey Byram says:

    Sesame Street Learn, Play & Grow would be the best one for 3 year old Tristan. He would also like the Dinosaur Hunter software.

  86. My sons would love the The Ultimate Human Body. I would like to be entered to win the Sesame Street Learn, Play & Grow for my daughter.

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  87. Tina says:

    Oh my there are so many cool ones ! I love the educational ones human body , castles , dinosaurs, etc. I would love to be entered for the Sesame street Learn play and grow giveaway.
    Thanks !!

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  88. Stefani says:

    My favorite would be Sesame Street First Steps. I also am entering to win this one for my daughter Hannah!

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  89. Stefani says:

    I am a subscriber!

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  90. Stefani says:

    I follow you on Twitter – mommye

  91. Stefani says:

    I stumbled your post – user: mommye

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  92. Stefani says:

    Added as a favorite on Technorati. (user: mommye)

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  93. Danielle S. says:

    My oldest son just started attending Sunday School and is Obsessed with all things to do with Jesus, so My fave for him would be My First Bible Stories.

    Hoping for Scrapbook Factory!
    dansan826 at yahoo.com

  94. Danielle S. says:

    Subscribed too!
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  95. Danielle S. says:

    Twitter follower too!
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  96. amy says:

    dinosayr hunter for windows xp

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  97. amy says:

    sub mail

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  98. Lisa C. says:

    My son would enjoy “Rainbow Fish Big Ocean Party”! I would like “Sesame Street First Steps”.

  99. Lisa C. says:

    I’m a subscriber!

  100. gahome2mom says:

    I would like to win the The Scrapbook Factory Deluxe. I think My First Bible Stories would be neat, it has puzzles and more.

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  101. gahome2mom says:

    I blogged it.

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  102. gahome2mom says:

    RSS Feed. TY

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  103. John says:

    I think the Learn, Play & Grow (Elmo) to win and I pick Eyewitness Children’s Encyclopedia to purchase. Thanks.

  104. Whimsical says:

    Sesame Street First Steps for my nephew and nieces. And 20th Century Day by Day $19.99- The Ultimate Chronicle of the last century ! Thanks and Merry Christmas.

  105. Whimsical says:

    Rss Feed.

  106. leah says:

    “Dinosaur Hunter” looks like a lot of fun. I’d like to win “Sesame Street First Steps”.

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