Wally the Wonderbug Giveaway!

Ok, so Parenting had a contest where if you retweeted a link you were entered to win Kolkraft’s newest baby play saucer, Wally the Wonderbug.  I retweeted it thinking that you, my dear readers, would be interested in the contest.  Lo and behold, I won.  I never win anything, so of course the thing I would win would be something that I can’t use. Every single baby in my life is just a little too big to enjoy it (the weight limit is 30 pounds), It’s a shame too, because Wally the Wonderbug is pretty awesome.

From the Kolkraft website:

The Kolcraft WonderBug Activity Center opens up a world of discovery and development for baby in the form of a cute, lovable bug. Eight development toys help entertain baby and develop basic motor skills. A bouncy seat pad and a seat that spins around make the Kolcraft WonderBug Activity Center a great solution for growing babies. For games, contests & more check out our Wonderbug website


  • WonderWorm sings, talks, and lights up to engage your baby
  • Batting butterfly has crinkle fabric wings and a mirror inside
  • Bee twists and turns with a big smile
  • Flower rattle includes textured grab handles
  • 8 colorful toys have different sizes, shapes, movements and sounds
  • Toys have been tailored to help your babies development
  • Seat spins 360 degrees for full access to all toys
  • Height adjusts on seat to grow with your baby
  • Easy-to-clean toy tray
  • Machine-washable seat pad
  • Designed for ages 4 months old and up until baby reaches 30” in height
  • Approximate assembled dimensions: 27.25”W x 23”H
  • Disassembles easily for travel & storage
  • JPMA certified
  • Baby activity center requires 2 AA batteries, not included

So….I’m giving it away!  One lucky Parenting Geekly reader in the Seattle area will win the brand new, in the box, Wally the Wonderbug.  To enter leave a comment here telling us what makes you a Geeky Parent.  I’ll randomly pick a winner from all the entries on May 13.  For an extra entry, you can tweet a link to this page mentioning @ParentingGeekly and post a comment here saying you’ve done so.

This contest is limited to those in the Seattle who will be able to pick Wally up.  If you are outside of the Seattle area and win, you will need to pay shipping (probably about $20, though the Wonderbug’s MSRP is $69 so it’s still a deal!).


You may also be interested in:  Mother’s Day Gifts for Nerdy Moms

Apple to Give $10,000 to 10 Billionth Downloader

Apple to Give $10,000 to 10 Billionth Downloader

Apple’s App Store is about to reach it’s ten billionth download.  Be the lucky downloader and you can win a $10,000 iTunes gift card. 

Apple did a similar promotion when iTunes hit it’s ten billionth download, which took eight years. The App Store has been open for three.

As of this morning the counter is just under 9.8 billion. I don’t personally own any Apple products (I’m a fan of Android phones and other Open Source platforms) so I’m out of the running, are you going to give it a shot?

Seattle Area Kids: SciFi Writing Contest for EMP/SFM

The folks over at the Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum want to involve kids in their upcoming Science Fiction Festival, taking place from February 7th – February 11th.

Here is the summary:

Short Story Details
Science-fiction themed short stories will be selected in the following age groups:

  • Grades 3 – 5
  • Grades 6 – 8
  • Grades 9 – 12

Submissions must be typed, double spaced and up to 3,000 words. Text only as well as illustrated stories will be accepted. All submissions will be read by a team including: science fiction comic book writer, Brandon Jerwa; author and EMP curator Brooks Peck; and EMP’s Education Director, Patricia Costa Kim.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each age group will be awarded prizes valued at $100, $75, and $50.
Prize winners will be invited to read their short stories on February 11 at 12pm in EMP’s JBL Theater. All entries must be submitted to by January 17, 2011. All submissions must include the student’s name, age, grade, and school.

More information can be found HERE. Hurry, the submission deadline in January 17th!