We all have those days where it feels like we live in a zoo. The children are running around the house. It smells like someone forgot to clean their cage. And you continuously have to feed the animals. Why did I sign up for this zookeeper job again? Oh yeah, that's right...it has its perks.
Fisher-Price sent us a Little People® Zoo Talkers™ Animal Sounds Zoo for review. Ironically, it tamed the beast in the children for a bit.
To help justify all the random calls of wild that are heard throughout the day (not so much now that school is back in session), Fisher-Price® is inviting everyone to enter the Little People™ Animal Sounds Contest with help from celebrity Zoologist and children’s television show host, Jarod Miller!
The contest calls on parents to submit a video of their child, age 1-5, demonstrating his or her best impression of an animal sound. The prize? Well, it's fabulous: The chance to win a $10,000 cash prize and a trip to Fisher-Price headquarters in East Aurora, N.Y. for a special photo shoot and an opportunity to have your child featured on a Little People® toy package or website.
Are you ready to enter? Here's what you have to do:
1. Grab a video device like a smart phone iPhone® or Android™ mobile device, digital camera or camcorder
2. Record a 20 second or less video (in AVI, MOV, MPEG or WMV format; no larger than 30MB) of a child age 1-5 making his or her best zoo animal sound of one of the following animals: lion, tiger, elephant, bear, penguin, rhinoceros, leopard, whale, polar bear, hippopotamus, monkey, seal, gorilla, alligator, zebra, giraffe, ostrich, dolphin, snake, or bird
3. Submit the video in one of three ways: Via the contest website, iPhone App or Android App (limit five contest entries per person/email address)
4. Share the website link with friends and family so they can visit the public gallery to vote
The Animal Sounds contest runs Aug. 1, 2011 through 11:59 p.m. ET on Nov. 30, 2011. For more information and complete contest rules, visit the Animal Sounds Contest website at www.animalsounds.fisher-price.com.
I'm not a huge fan of voting contest, but watching videos of children making animal noises is worth it to me. At least I'll get a huge laugh, if nothing else. That's exactly what happened when I watched this video of the children playing with the Little People® Zoo Talkers™ Animal Sounds Zoo.
Go. Now. Enter!
Fisher-Price, Inc., a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) located in East Aurora, N.Y., is the leading brand of infant and preschool toys in the world. The company's legacy of high quality toys has enhanced early childhood development for more than 80 years. The Fisher-Price Play Laboratory, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, was the first child research center of its kind in the industry. Herman Fisher established the Play Lab to observe real children playing with the company's toys during various stages of development. The Play Lab remains at the heart of product development today. Some of the Company’s best-known “classic” brands include Little People®, Power Wheels® and View-Master®. Fisher-Price is also a leading developer of baby gear products (infant swings, bouncers, high chairs), as well as a wide array of character-based toys inspired by high quality children’s programming such as Dora the Explorer™, Kung Fu Panda 2™, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Penguins of Madagascar™ and Thomas & Friends™. The Company’s web site, www.fisher-price.com, provides valuable information and resources to parents and grandparents.
**I was provided a product for review. No monetary compensation was provided for this post. Opinions and views are my own.