Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Go! Go! Sports Girl Dolls ~ REVIEW & GIVEAWAY {CLOSED}

CONTEST CLOSED -- Congrats to Bobby, who said "I would like to win this for my daughter" ~ you won the Go! Go! Sports Girl Doll!  Thanks to everyone who entered, and please keep coming back to visit the little things blog for more crafts, recipes, pictures & giveaways!

Last month Jodi Norgaard introduced me to a collection of dolls that she had created called the Go! Go! Sports Girl dolls.  I loved the concept behind the dolls.  Jodi had created the dolls after shopping for dolls with her daughter and not being pleased with the doll options that are on the market for young girls, and the image they portray.  According to Jodi,  "The Go! Go! Sports Girls are plush, sports-themed dolls designed as a fun and educational way to promote self-appreciation and the benefits of daily exercise, healthy eating and sleeping habits, self-esteem and overall healthy life skills for girls. The dolls are age appropriate and do not encourage an older or overly mature image. The image is positive and innocent with a subtle yet strong message – appreciate and be true to yourself."  I love this idea!  I love encouraging children to be healthy & have strong self-esteem.  I love encouraging children to just be children and not grow up too quickly into teenagerhood.  I count myself lucky that my little girl is just that...my little girl.  She is growing up every day, but she still loves her dolls & books.  Ella & I were excited when we found out that we would get to review a doll and give one away on the blog!  She spent a while on the Go! Go! Sports Girl website picking out her doll, and she ended up with the Ella doll of course.  When it came in the mail she was over the moon.  The doll is soft & dressed in her running clothes, with a little backpack on her back. 


Since I don't play with dolls as much as I should, I asked for Ella's help in reviewing the doll.  She took her job very seriously and even made a questionnaire to fill out about the doll (see above).   She said that she likes this doll because "she is a runner like most people in my family, including myself".  And she likes that the doll "can also be used in many other sports such as relay racing (that is sort of like running), kickball, baseball and maybe hiking".  I loved reading her thoughts on this, and she really enjoys playing with the doll as well.  I think that a special child in your life would like this doll too, so I hope you enter the giveaway!  If you don't have a little girl at home, it would make a great gift!

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:
One winner will be chosen on Wednesday, April 11 at 2pm using Random.org.  The winner will be notified via this blog & the little things facebook page.  You will have 24 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.  The winner will get to choose a doll from the Go! Go! Sports Girl website.

Here's how to enter:
1.  Leave a comment telling me why you want to win this.
2.  Leave a comment telling me what your favorite childhood toy was (I loved my Speak & Spell!)
3.  "LIKE" The Go! Go! Sports Girl page on facebook (tell them the little things sent you!).  I'd love for you to "LIKE" the little things facebook page as well.  Then leave a comment telling me you did so.
4.  Follow @LittleThingsMom on Twitter then leave a comment telling me you're following along!
5.  Spread the word about this giveaway and then leave a comment telling me how you got the word out.

BE SURE TO LEAVE SEPARATE COMMENTS FOR EACH ENTRY! 

***Disclaimer:  Ella & I were given the Ella doll but the free doll in no way influenced our opinions in this review.

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this for my little girl.I think these dolls are so great. I love that there not like some of the other dolls that are not there,and they are so cute.This is a doll I would let her have and carry around.

I loved my Cabbage Patch doll.She was my world as a little girl.

Thanks for the chance to win this

brenda said...

i would like to win this for anna because she is a sweet girl who is very self aware. she takes walks with me, watches basketball with me, and generally tries to take pretty good care of herself for a 7 year old. i don't remember having a favorite toy when i was little. i used to just play with whatever my best friend was playing with or i'd play outside. i was a bit of a tomboy.

brenda said...

i left my favorite toy in my first post, so i'm doing it again, so it counts. not sure what my favorite toy was. i'll say my bike. i always liked riding around.

brenda said...

i "liked" the go go sports doll page, and i already "like" the blog page.

jamie said...

Love to win this for my daughter. She loves to look up to mommy and run so she would love the runner doll!

samantha w said...

my little girl would like one of these dolls.
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samantha w said...

i played with barbies the most.
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samantha w said...

like the little things on fb
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samantha w said...

like the go go sports doll on fb
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samantha w said...

shared giveaway thru email
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Laura H. said...

I would love to win this for
my daughter. She would really like it.

laura H. said...

My favorite toy was my barbies.

MasonMetu - www.masonmetu.com said...

I did love my Barbie dolls but I always yearned for an Easy Bake Oven and never got one - my Mom just bought me the mixes. Not the same until I got one for my girls and realized it wasn't all that I thought it would be. lol.

Michelle said...

So many favorite toys, but one of my favorites was Fashion Plates! mhammers@zoomtown.com

Michelle said...

I would love to win this because my daughter loves ALL dolls....plus her birthday is in a week and a half :) mhammers@zoomtown.com

Michelle said...

Shared the giveaway!
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Michelle said...

Liked the doll page!
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Michelle said...

Follow you on twitter! mhammers@zoomtown.com

tchisenhall said...

Favorite childhood toy was my popples tape player!!!

RoseMamie said...

I would love to win this for my niece! She loves her dolls!

RoseMamie said...

It's hard for me to pick one toy that was my favorite as a child but...and I"m going to totally tell my age with this....my best memories are of my Donnie and Marie dolls! They had matching purple and pink outfits and microphones that stuck into their hands so they could sing duets! Loved them!!

RoseMamie said...

I follow you on twitter!!!

RoseMamie said...

I shared on facebook and tweeted your giveaway as well!

RoseMamie said...

I 'like' Go! Go! Sports Girl on Facebook and the little things Facebook as well!

phyllis said...

I'd love this for my my girls because they still play with dolls and perhaps theyd be more intriguing than the monster high or bratz which I keep avoiding.

phyllis said...

why the barbie airplane of course

phyllis said...

followed you on twitter; why wasn't I already?!

phyllis said...

liked go go girls; already like you

phyllis said...

shared on fb

pick me pick me....randomly of course

Jamie said...

My favorite toy was the lite bright!

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Jamie said...

emailed my friends about the contest :)

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Jamie said...

liked on fb!

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Anonymous said...

My little one is such a sports gal...this would be a doll she would actually play with : )

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Jeanna Powers said...

I would love this doll for my little girls. She is growing up so fast, but still loves her dolls. She has just started playing sports so this would be great for her.

bobby said...

I would like to win this for my daughter
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bobby said...

I loved my cars and my trucks
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bobby said...

shared giveaway through my email
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