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Putumayo Sesame CD/DVD: Win it!

Earlier this month, I reviewed the joint venture product: Putumayo Sesame CD/DVDI’ve Calvin’s been listening to it almost non-stop for weeks.  It’s so lighthearted and catchy!

And now, faithful Readers, you can win your very own copy!  Visit Sesame Workshop and explore the fantastic ways this non-profit is educating children worldwide.  Then, check out Putumayo Kids and check out their cool CD selection and teaching tools.

Finally, come back here and comment about a new fact you learned about each of these companies.  I could have asked you to comment about anything to be eligible to win, but I’m just so impressed with so many fantastic and free resources for children and learning that they’re providing worldwide, that I think it makes the biggest impact if you check it out for yourself.

You can always purchase your own copy of Putumayo Sesame CD/DVD online.

Only one comment per person.  Multiple entries will be deleted.  The contest for Putumayo Sesame ends at 11:59 PM (EST) on Saturday, August 30th. The winner will be announced on Monday, September 2nd.

The winner for each prize and 2 alternates will be selected on Random.org and announced on this post. If you provide your e-mail address, I will contact you. The winner has 72 hours to claim the prize, otherwise, the prize goes to the first alternate to contact me with a shipping address.

UPDATE

Congratulations to the winner: Sandy, on August 27th, 2008 at 1:34 pm who said,

putumayo has downloadables, and sesame street changes the characters around a bit to fit in with the countries they are in to bridge the gap…I love sesame street and its 39 years old!

– By Dr. Dolly
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48 Responses

  1. I love the the Sesame Workshop has initiatives to help kids in four key areas: physical health, respect, literacy/numeracy, and emotional health. It is great to see a program taking a holistic view of child development.

    And it is great that Putomayo provides not only downloadable teaching guides, but also all the lyrics to their songs – that’s an excellent tool.

  2. I didn’t know Sesame Workshop had so many charitable initiatives or that Putumayo offered teaching guides to go along with their releases. Very cool.

  3. I’ve always enjoyed Putumayo Kids since I discovered their World Playground (http://kevnjacks.blogspot.com/2008/03/our-kids-recommendations.html) and after looking at their site, I saw that they put together educational kits to go along with some of their CDs to teach about different cultures, their geography and things like that. Awesome! I also like the Sesame Street emotional wellbeing pages – a lot of our friends have been going through health issues and I think it will help the kids to sort thru their emotions. Thanks for the links!

  4. Oh wow! I LOVE Putumayo Kids and I’ve always respected the good things Sesame Street can do. I would LOVE to win this cd/dvd.

    Thanks for pointing us to the good websites. I checked in on Sesame Street’s presence in South Africa, because my dad lives there 4 months out of the year. I thought it was great to learn that SS debuted there with Bert and Ernie – giving Bert a “black” accent and Ernie a “white” one but otherwise showing their friendship exactly as in the US… what a great way to model bridging the gap.

    And I never knew that Putumayo had free downloadable teaching guides online! I just downloaded the African Playground guide and when I’m done commenting here I’ll go back and snag the other two. Those will be wonderful resources for our homeschooling family!

    Thanks again for a great contest – my fingers are crossed.

  5. I had no idea that Putumayo had downloadable teaching guides, and I may well be using them in my classroom. At home, we play many Putumayo CDs for our 8 month old and would love to add this one to our collection. Thanks for the info!!

  6. I didn’t realize the full scope of the Global Grover segments. My daughter loves these parts of the Sesame Street Magazine. I’d like to watch some of them online with her. I think it is very important to understand that there are a lot of other people in our world.
    I am very interested in the Putumayo teaching guides. My daughter loves maps and she would enjoy seeing just exactly where the music she is listening to is coming from.
    Thanks for a great post.
    chefskate at aol. com

  7. The Putumayo Sesame Workshop CD/DVD fosters respect and understanding among the world’s children. The Putumayo
    Kids is committed to introducing children to other cultures through music from around the world. I own a couple of the CDs and they are wonderful! The Teacher Tools offers free downloadable teaching guides that connect geography, geography, social studies and the arts with the sons on the albums. This layering of all of the educational mediums is truly wonderful. This world needs people to understand and respect each other. Thanks, Cindi

  8. I like that Sesame Street is helping children cope with illness! Sick kids have such a hard time :(

    I didn’t even know the Putumayo record label even existed, but the multicultural activity kits look really neat.

  9. I had never heard of Panwapa — it sounds like a fascinating project.

  10. I learned that Putumayo provides multicultural teacher training programs to school districts. I also learned that Sesame Street started Sesame Tree in Northern Ireland to foster cooperation and sharing among children.

  11. I love that Sesame reaches people of all classes in India and that Putumayo helps children learn about the rest of the world. Great way to help our children understand that they are not alone in the world….

  12. OH BOY

  13. I thought it was cool that Sesame Street was offering free traveling tour to military installations across the country. I also thought it was neat that Putumayo providesmulticultural teacher training programs to school districts.

  14. THanks for the contest.

  15. Sesame Street is a long-time favorite for my family.

  16. putumayo has downloadables, and sesame street changes the characters around a bit to fit in with the countries they are in to bridge the gap…I love sesame street and its 39 years old!

  17. I loved Sesame Street as a kid and I was glad to see that my kids love it today.

  18. Downloadable teaching guides are awesome. So much has changed with the technological revolution.

  19. love that sesame reaches people of all indian classes

  20. I like that through Panwapa, The Sesame Worshop is helping to Increase children’s awareness of the wider world around them

  21. Sesame Workshop is so educational

  22. The Sesame Workshop is so great! It helps teached kids about the world around them and I also like how Panwapa has downloadable teaching guides.

  23. Sesame street is educational and fun!

  24. I like their efforts for our military. SUPPORT OUR TROOPS

  25. I had no idea that Putumayo had downloadable teaching guides

  26. From Sesame Street I learned about Grover Going Global and encouraging preschoolers to understand and appreciate new people, places, and ideas. I also didn’t know that Putumayo Kids donates at least one percent of CD sales to non-profit groups that support children, families, schools and other charities. What great companies! Thanks for the giveaway!

  27. I’ve heard of both of the companies before, but had no idea of the depth they each have. I’ve watched MANY of the shows by Sesame Workshop, but didn’t know they were part of the group. I love that they are able to reach so many different kids through their programs around the world. And Putumayo has teaching tools? What a great opportunity for teachers to teach multiculturalism to young kids through music. I would have bought some for my class if I was still teaching! Thanks!

  28. i grew up with sesame st, and so will my kids

  29. that they are helping kids with illnesses.

  30. I love Putumayo… we have a bunch of their CDs. I learned that they have a bunch of educational resources. As for Sesame Workshop, I learned that they have a lot more shows than I realized.

  31. I learned that Sesame Street is reaching out to children In Northern Ireland by initiating Sesame Tree; and introducing brand-new Sesame Muppets Hilda and Potto. Putumayo Kids has Teaching Guides for Brazilian Playground, Hawaiian Playground and African Playground Albums (downloadable.) These guides connect geography, social studies, and the arts with the songs on the albums. More albums will be having Teaching Guides available soon too. What a plus for parents, as well as teachers!

  32. I had no idea that Sesame Street was global. It makes sense, but I just never new that to be true. I was impressed with their willingness to help educate across multiple areas. I read about the Panwapa project where they educate children around the world through virtual travel in order to give them a more global perspective.

    Putumayo Kids is awesome because they do not produce the typical children’s songs. I love that my daughter can dance to them. In fact we just ordered Animal Playground yesterday on amazon.com. Thanks for the giveaway Dolly!

  33. I am new to Putumayo Kids. I love how they and Sesame Street are working together. I want to expose my granddaughter to as many cultures and things as possible.

  34. What great websites to find! I was surprised to learn that Sesame Workshops are global and reach children in countries like Indonesia and Brazil. Putumayo Kids was a great find and I work in the schools and I discovered their downloadable teaching guides. What great resources to pass along to the teachers in my building! m_huston(at)hotmail(dot)com

  35. It’s great that they include lyric sheets! I don’t know how many times I’ve been singing along with my kids only to discover I’ve been singing the wrong words!

  36. I thin it’s great that Putumayo tests songs with kids and parents before releasing them! And I had no idea there was a new show (granted not here in the US) called Sesame Tree complete with a bunny! (it sounds awesome, I wish they’d show it here!)

  37. I love that they have the lyrics included.

  38. I would love to win this for my girls!

  39. I love how Putumayo uses music to introduce children to different cultures! It’s never too early to start sharing the wonders of different cultures with your children, and what a great ice breaker and teaching tool! I fully support any venture that promotes tolerance and knowledge – awesome! Also, the free teaching guides are wonderful, as it grants any and all access to these materials!

    The Sesame Workshop is also great! Thank you for introducing us to these sites! I love how their approach is so well rounded – from ABC’s and 123’s all the way to helping children cope with a military deployment in their family…it’s an incredible resource! I’m going to have to spend quite a bit of time there, thank you again!

    Also, I’m sure my little guy would love if we won this, enter me please!

  40. I love they have the lyrics included

  41. Sesame Street workshop teaches more than just letters and numbers. They also teach healthy habits like eating and exercise.

    Putumayo Kids music has been sold in nearly 100 countries! I like how they donate a small percentage of their profits as well!

  42. I had never heard of Putumayo Kids music— it sounds like the site has fascinating projects.:)

  43. Putumayo has free downloadable teaching guides online

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  46. Sesame Workshop and the USO are bringing Sesame Street’s Muppets to Military Families

    Putamayo CDs and activity kits have won numerous national awards, and regularly make the “Best of the Year” lists in educational and parenting magazines.

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