November 11, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide Day 11 - Think Smart Review and Giveaway

I don't know how many times I've heard that playing video games will turn your brain to mush. Well, today's gift idea will do just the opposite. Think Smart is a line of video games designed to not only avoid mushy brains, but actually train and strengthen them.

Now, "educational" games may not sound like much fun, especially to kids, but I'll admit that I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed playing the thinkSmart DS game for ages 8+.


The game consists of training and career modes. In the training mode, you can play games from any category as many times as you want. The career mode is kind of like a test. The mode selects a few of the games randomly and can only be played once a day. The categories include things like math, language, spatial reasoning, and logic among others. So far, my favorites are the math and logic games - and not just because I'm a math teacher.

As you play, higher difficulty levels are unlocked and your scores are all recorded so that you can track your progress.

To Buy It - Buy a ThinkSmart Game this Christmas and give your kids a game that's educational and fun.  You can try out some of the mini games here.

To Win It -
ThinkSmart Games is giving away it's Wii version to one of you.

1st Mandatory Entry -
Go to Thinksmart games and then come back and tell me which game you would love to try.

Optional Entries -
To increase your chances of winning, do any of the following and then leave a comment on this post telling me what you did. Each comment is worth one entry so make sure and leave a separate comment for each one you do. Also make sure that I have a valid email address so I can contact you if you win!

  • 1 Entry for each method - Follow One Day At A Time with Google Friend Connect ( just click the followers link on the sidebar), Facebook, or Twitter.
  • 1 Entry - Suggest your friends become fans on facebook
  • 1 Entry - Add my button to your blog and leave me the link
  • 1 Entry (Per Day) - Tell others about the giveaway (you can blog it, email it, facebook it, whatever - just tell me how you did it) If you're tweeting it, please use the following

    I just entered a Wii ThinkSmart game #giveaway from @Alena1DyAtATime and @ThinkSmartGame.  http://bit.ly/dhq41a

  • 1 Entry - "Like" Think Smart on facebook
  • 1 Entry - "Like" Think Smart on twitter
  • 5 Entries - Make a purchase from Think Smart Games
  • 1 Entry - Enter Another ongoing giveaway on my blog (1 Entry per other giveaway entered)



Giveaway ends November 25th at 11:59 PM MST. All entries submitted after the closing time are void and will be deleted. Only one entry allowed per method - items cannot be repeated daily unless specifically stated. Failure to comply by this rule will result in disqualification. This contest is open to residents of the U.S.. The winner will be selected at random.org and then announced on my blog and contacted via email. The winner will then have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected.

Disclosure: The giveaway and review items were provided by Think Smart.  Opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own. I received no monetary compensation for this post. If for some reason you didn't receive your winnings or if loss or damage has occurred to yourself or you property from participating in the giveaways, One Day At A Time cannot be held responsible.




132 comments:

kids outdoor toys said...

I read your great post, I am looking for educational games to stimulate the kids mind, may be board game,Outdoor games,etc. My kids are 4 and 6 and get board easily,Some thing that will make them enjoy, learn & think, become creative.

klcmaher said...

We have a Wii and a DSi. I would love to try either of them. This would be really great for my boys.

theblackat at hotmail dot com

klcmaher said...

I follow on GFC

theblackat at hotmail dot com

klcmaher said...

I have your button on my blog.

http://klcmaher-themorethemerrier.blogspot.com

theblackat at hotmail dot com

klcmaher said...

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/klcmaher/status/2735950060847104

theblackat at hotmail dot com

klcmaher said...

I followed thinkSMART on Twitter

theblackat at hotmail dot com

klcmaher said...

I liked thinkSMART on Facebook

theblackat at hotmail dot com

klcmaher said...

I entered your Vintage Pearl Giveaway.

theblackat at hotmail dot com

amber01sw said...

thinkSMART Wii Family
amber01sw@yahoo.com

amber01sw said...

i like u on FB as Amber Lusk MacDonald
amber01sw@yahoo.com

amber01sw said...

i follow on gfc as amber01sw
amber01sw@yahoo.com

amber01sw said...

i follow on twitter as Amber01sw
amber01sw@yahoo.com

amber01sw said...

ur button is on my blog
http://dragonflysweetnest.blogspot.com/
amber01sw@yahoo.com

amber01sw said...

shared on twitter as Amber01sw
http://twitter.com/#!/amber01sw/status/3259441948397568
amber01sw@yahoo.com

amber01sw said...

i like them on FB as Amber Lusk MacDonald
amber01sw@yahoo.com

amber01sw said...

i follow them on twitter as Amber01sw
amber01sw@yahoo.com

AStarrA said...

thinkSMART Wii Family

disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

AStarrA said...

Follow with Google Friend Connect

disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

AStarrA said...

Facebook fan

disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

AStarrA said...

Follow on Twitter

disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

AStarrA said...

"Like" Think Smart on facebook

disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

AStarrA said...

"Like" Think Smart on twitter
disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

Mindi said...

I would like the thinkSMART Wii Family game!
mae_01_sw@yahoo.com

Mindi said...

I like you on facebook!
mae_01_sw@yahoo.com

Mindi said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/mae_01_sw/status/3507307635810304
mae_01_sw@yahoo.com

Mindi said...

I like thinkSMART on facebook!
mae_01_sw@yahoo.com

Mindi said...

I follow thinkSMART on twitter @mae_01_sw
mae_01_sw@yahoo.com

Mindi said...

I entered your Kidorable giveaway!
mae_01_sw@yahoo.com

Brooke said...

I would like to try thinkSMART Wii Family
italiaangel80@gmail.com

Brooke said...

I follow on GFC
italiaangel80@gmail.com

Brooke said...

I follow you on twitter
@italiaangel80
italiaangel80@gmail.com

Brooke said...

I like you on facebook
(brooke comperchio)
italiaangel80@gmail.com

Brooke said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/italiaangel80/status/3554274973843456
italiaangel80@gmail.com

Brooke said...

I like thinksmart on facebook
(brooke comperchio)
italiaangel80@gmail.com

Brooke said...

I follow thinksmart on twitter
@italiaangel80
italiaangel80@gmail.com

Brooke said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/italiaangel80/status/3838376109154304
italiaangel80@gmail.com

pmj said...

The perception deception game looks fun.
pjames330(at)aol(dot)com

pmj said...

Follower on GFC.
pjames330(at)aol(dot)com

pmj said...

I entered the charm factory giveaway.
pjames330 at aol(dot) com

pmj said...

I entered the plants vs zombies giveaway.
pjames330(at)aol(dot)com

pmj said...

I entered the blue platypus giveaway.
pjames330(at)aol(dot)com

pmj said...

I entered the silly bandz giveaway.
pjames330(at)aol(dot)com

pmj said...

I entered the ozonesocks giveaway.
pjames330(at)aol(dot)com

pmj said...

I entered the kidorable giveaway.
pjames330(at)aol(dot)com

pmj said...

I entered the heartvest giveaway.
pjames330(at)aol(dot)com

pmj said...

I entered the kidtoons giveaway.
pjames330(at)aol(dot)com

pmj said...

I entered the gaddy nipper giveaway.
pjames330(at)aol(dot)com

pmj said...

I entered the vintage pearl giveaway.
pjames330(at)aol(dot)com

pmj said...

I entereed the chicken stick giveaway.
pjames330(at)aol(dot)com

Brooke said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/italiaangel80/status/4249981368139777
italiaangel80@gmail.com

Andrea said...

We would love to try thinkSMART for Kids!
a10small at hotmail dot com

Ivan at Mold Certifications said...

I'd like to try thinkSMART Family for the Nintendo Wii!
http://www.thinksmartgames.com/family.php

If I win, please contact me via the web form on my website (linked in my name). Thanks!

Ivan at Mold Certifications said...

I entered the CSN gift certificate giveaway. If I win, please contact me via the web form on my website (linked in my name). Thanks!

Ivan at Mold Certifications said...

I entered the Pop Cap games giveaway. If I win, please contact me via the web form on my website (linked in my name). Thanks!

Ivan at Mold Certifications said...

I entered the Chicken Stick giveaway. If I win, please contact me via the web form on my website (linked in my name). Thanks!

Ivan at Mold Certifications said...

I entered the Kidorable umbrella giveaway. If I win, please contact me via the web form on my website (linked in my name). Thanks!

Brooke said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/italiaangel80/status/4613522440855552
italiaangel80@gmail.com

Brooke said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/italiaangel80/status/5070170280173568
italiaangel80@gmail.com

pmj said...

I entered the csn giveaway.
pjames330(at)aol(dot)com

pmj said...

I entered the aj's bowtique giveaway.
pjames330(at)aol(dot)com

pmj said...

I entered the zoobles giveaway.
pjames330(at)aol(dot)com

Brooke said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/italiaangel80/status/5268789859983360
italiaangel80@gmail.com

pmj said...

I entered the best pals giveaway.
pjames330(at)aol(dot)com

Brooke said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/italiaangel80/status/5603929081511936
italiaangel80@gmail.com

pmj said...

I entered the ocarina giveaway.
pjames330(at)aol(dot)com

Brooke said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/italiaangel80/status/5976260656234497
italiaangel80@gmail.com

pmj said...

I entered the photo plaque giveaway.
pjames330(at)aol(dot)com

mframe said...

I would love to have the Wii family game.
mframe00@gmail.com

mframe said...

GFC blog follower
mframe00@gmail.com

mframe said...

twitter follower
mframe00@gmail.com

mframe said...

email subscriber
mframe00@gmail.com

mframe said...

I like you ON fb
mframe00@gmail.com

mframe said...

I have your button- http://flyingthroughlifewiththreepassengers.blogspot.com/
mframe00@gmail.com

mframe said...

tweet- http://twitter.com/mframe00/status/6088320505348096
mframe00@gmail.com

mframe said...

I follow Think Smart on twitter
mframe00@gmail.com

mframe said...

I like Think Smart on fb
mframe00@gmail.com

Forget Shyness Reviews said...

id love to try the wii family game

my email is littleheathen9109 @ Yah00 d0t c0m

Brooke said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/italiaangel80/status/6386708316684288
italiaangel80@gmail.com

mframe said...

tweet- http://twitter.com/mframe00/status/6392764061188096
mframe00@gmail.com

mframe said...

tweet- http://twitter.com/mframe00/status/6667391660462080
mframe00@gmail.com

Chip said...

Would like to try the Towers of Hanoi
chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chip said...

Follow via GFC - Chip
chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chip said...

Follow you on TWitter @chipdip2010
chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chip said...

I'm a fb fan of One Day at a Time - Jill L
chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chip said...

Entered your Best Pals giveaway
chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

mframe said...

tweet- http://twitter.com/mframe00/status/7029019711115264
mframe00@gmail.com

pmj said...

I entered the emergency essentials giveaway
pjames330 at aol dot com

Brooke C said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/italiaangel80/status/7097074248056832
italiaangel80@gmail.com

Briann said...

i would like to try the Think Smart Wii Family, especially suduko

Briann said...

i follow via GFC

Briann said...

i follow on twitter @briann88

Briann said...

i follow on FB

mframe said...

tweet- http://twitter.com/mframe00/status/7382203457601536
mframe00@gmail.com

Brooke C said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/italiaangel80/status/7412210129178624
italiaangel80@gmail.com

~*Andrea*~ said...

how fun, i would love to try one of the memory games :) shadygrove79 at aol dot com

~*Andrea*~ said...

following with gfc shadygrove79 at aol dot com

~*Andrea*~ said...

following on twitter user meadowsgrove shadygrove79 at aol dot com

~*Andrea*~ said...

liked on facebook user andrea h shadygrove79 at aol dot com

~*Andrea*~ said...

button on blog http://giveawaymama.blogspot.com shadygrove79 at aol dot com

~*Andrea*~ said...

blogged http://giveawaymama.blogspot.com/2010/11/win-think-smart-wii-game.html shadygrove79 at aol dot com

~*Andrea*~ said...

http://twitter.com/meadowsgrove/status/7675241509687296 tweeted shadygrove79 at aol dot com

~*Andrea*~ said...

liked think smart on facebook user andrea h shadygrove79 at aol dot com

~*Andrea*~ said...

following think smart on twitter user meadowsgrove shadygrove79 at aol dot com

~*Andrea*~ said...

entered the csn stores giveaway on your blog shadygrove79 at aol dot com

mframe said...

tweet- http://twitter.com/mframe00/status/7760364334747648
mframe00@gmail.com

Brooke C said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/italiaangel80/status/7790569258483712
italiaangel80@gmail.com

furygirl3132 said...

I would love to get the thinkSmart Wii Family game, this looks like a lot of fun and something we would enjoy playing together. Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful giveaway!

Eloise
furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

furygirl3132 said...

Following you via GFC (furygirl3132)

Eloise
furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

furygirl3132 said...

Like you on Facebook (Eloise Bowen Carlson)

furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

furygirl3132 said...

Following you on Twitter (furygirl3132)

Eloise
furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

furygirl3132 said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/furygirl3132/status/7873631338106880

Eloise
furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

furygirl3132 said...

Like Think Smart on Facebook (Eloise Bowen Carlson)

furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

furygirl3132 said...

Following Think Smart on Twitter (furygirl3132)

Eloise
furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

furygirl3132 said...

Entered your Mitchel Musson CD giveaway!

Eloise
furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

Dana said...

I would love to try thinkSMART Family for Wii.

LittleLadybug_17(at)yahoo(dot)com

Dana said...

I'm following via Google Friend Connect (Dana).

LittleLadybug_17(at)yahoo(dot)com

Dana said...

I like One Day At A Time on Facebook.
Dana M.
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=728540304

LittleLadybug_17(at)yahoo(dot)com

Dana said...

I'm following One Day At A Time on Twitter.
@LaDyBuq021708

LittleLadybug_17(at)yahoo(dot)com

Dana said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/LaDyBuq021708/status/7935462949789696

LittleLadybug_17(at)yahoo(dot)com

Dana said...

I like Think Smart on Facebook.
Dana M.
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=728540304

LittleLadybug_17(at)yahoo(dot)com

Dana said...

I'm following Think Smart on Twitter.
@LaDyBuq021708

LittleLadybug_17(at)yahoo(dot)com

Dana said...

I entered the Zoobles giveaway.

LittleLadybug_17(at)yahoo(dot)com

Dana said...

I entered the Chicken Stick giveaway.

LittleLadybug_17(at)yahoo(dot)com

Celeste said...

We have a Wii - so we'd love that!

celeste@mail4me.com

Celeste said...

Blog follower w/ GFC

celeste@mail4me.com

Celeste said...

entered your CSN giveaway

celeste@mail4me.com

Celeste said...

entered your Brugo giveaway


celeste@mail4me.com

Dana said...

I entered the CSN Stores giveaway.

LittleLadybug_17(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tylerpants said...

I'd love to play thinkSMART Family! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I'm a GFC follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

Likes One Day At A Time on Facebook (Lisa L). tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

Likes thinkSMART Game on Facebook (Lisa L). tylerpants(at)gmail.com