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POTTY TOTS Potty Training Program *Giveaway*

November 17th, 2008 by mamawise

“Potty Training” – those two words can sometimes cause quite a bit of anxiety among parents. I know that I certainly had a lot of apprehension when it came to trying to train my oldest son. Right before my his second birthday, I thought I had a few more months to get myself prepared and ready for the challenge that lay ahead. However, my son had other plans – I knew the time had come since he starting removing his soiled diaper any chance he got. The first few months was tough. I certainly spent a lot of time cleaning my carpets and washing a lot of clothes, all the while searching for answers on how to make this process easier and more enjoyable for the both of us. In hindsight, I can only wish I had the Potty Tots Potty Training Program from the very beginning of our potty training adventure.

The Potty Tots is a unique and amazing potty training tool for toddlers, consisting of a diverse cast of preschool friendly characters that encourage. In the kit, parents will find everything they need for a fun, stress-free potty training experience. Included in the kit are:

  • Potty Training Guide Book – A colorful story book which addresses the challenges of potty training.
  • Illustrated Potty Training Chart – A step-by-step chart which goes over the six essential steps of potty training.
  • Animated DVD – The animated story of the book featuring the Potty Tots characters and fun songs to learn.
  • Progress Game – A positive-reinforcement game which allows your child to track their progress with potty training.

In addition to the kit, parents can access online community resources to help with the potty training process on

Although my son was already day-trained when I received the kit, we were still having issues with nighttime wetting and also with not wanting to poop in the potty. I decided to give Potty Tots a try in order to see if we could work on these two issues. Within, three days my son was waking up dry in the mornings and had his first real poop in the potty. He was still inconsistent with the pooping but by the time two weeks went by, he had successfully pooped four times in the potty without any intervention on my part. I now look forward to using the Potty Tots kit with my youngest son who is a few months away from tackling potty training. I know this is going to make the task so much easier for the both of us.



The Wise Mommy, along with Potty Tots, is happy to host a giveaway for a Potty Tots Training Kit! We will be giving away two kits – one for boys and one for girls!

Take a look at the Potty Tots website and then just leave your thoughts about Potty Tots and whether you would need a boy’s kit or a girl’s kit! The giveaway will run until Nov. 24th 11:59pm EST. Two random winners (one for the boy’s kit and one for the girl’s kit) will be chosen on Nov. 25th and the winners will be notified by email. Good luck everyone!

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Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills: Preschool

February 20th, 2008 by wisemama

I bought the Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills: Preschool book when my son turned two, because I noticed that he was very interested in naming shapes and colors and thought he might do well with some sort of learning tool, even at this early age. Well, he has absolutely loved this book from day one! We have been reading mainly the beginning of the book, which deals with colors. He is now to the point where he spells each color and sounds it out to read it. Everyday he comes up to me and asks if we can “spell the colors”. He loves the colorful pictures and enjoys describing them all to me. He is soaking this book up like a sponge. I do believe that it is slightly advanced for a two year old, especially the sections where they have the child trace the words with their finger, but it seems as though my son will surprise me and start doing that sooner than I think. The Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills: Preschool is meant for ages three to four, but can be used sooner as a fun way to get your kid started with learning their colors, shapes, numbers, and letters.

The Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills: Preschool is basically a workbook filled with over 540 colorful activity pages which consist of activities in basic concepts, reading, math, language arts, writing, and fine motor skills. This workbook helps you guide your child step-by-step through a variety of engaging and developmentally appropriate activities. The book is also aligned to State and National Standards for Preschool. Once your child has mastered the skills in this book, the Comprehensive Curriculum series then continues with 7 consecutive books, grades K-6.

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