Weekend giveaway: Playful Learning

Today’s weekend giveaway comes from the Playful Learning Ecademy, which offers engaging and meaningful online classes for children and parents. If you are not familiar with the work of Mariah Bruehl, make sure to check out her book, Playful Learning and her award-winning website. They are both rich with practical ideas for making learning fun for your children.

More About the Playful Learning Ecademy

The Playful Learning Ecademy utilizes a method of teaching children, which melds their natural curiosity, joy, and wonder with thoughtfully planned learning experiences. Through online classes children and their parents develop lifelong habits of heart and mind. Mariah Bruehl, the founder, offers direct encouragement and feedback within a supportive online community of like-minded people from all over the world. All of Playful Learning’s eCourses are self-paced and come with a 100% money-back guarantee.

The Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Mariah has offered to giveaway one space in her Playful Learning Spaces eCourse and a copy of her book, Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder. To enter, simply leave any comment below.

She is also offering Simple Mom readers a discount on any eCourse offering from the Playful Learning Ecademy. Simply use the code “SIMPLEMOM” during the registration process. Offer expires August 21, 2012.


This giveaway ends tonight, Saturday, August 11, and I’ll announce the winner soon after. I hope you win!

Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

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  1. This would be great to win!

    • Jennifer Padgett says:

      I agree I really need something like this. Wow I would love and appreciate this! I’m pretty sure my daughter would too>

  2. Annie Ferrante says:

    I’m newly “retired” from my job to take time with my family, which consists of twin almost-4-year-olds and a first grader. I will be spending a lot more time at home with my twins, who have just finished a year at a wonderful Montessori school. This eCourse sounds great for me, as I want to be sure to keep them excited about learning, while keeping it from being intense. My fingers are crossed!! Thanks!!

  3. Tasha Schifsky says:

    I truly need all the help I can get! I have 4 boys 5 and under, and really need help in everyway to teach and help my kids in the best and easiest ways! would love this!

  4. I have been wanting to read this book for a while!

  5. Sounds wonderful! I’m going to check out the website!

  6. Looks interesting!

  7. Mariah’s book is an amazing, wonderful resource. I Iearned a lot just from the introductory chapter. Would love to give the ecourses a try.

  8. I’d be so excited to read this!

  9. Would love to win this and use it for my daughter.

  10. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  11. Would love Love LOVE this! I am a die hard fan of Mariah’s blog and book, and I’ve always thought her e-classes would be so fun!
    Sarah M

  12. This definitely looks like something I could use! 🙂

  13. Stephanie Rosen says:

    Would love to win for my kiddos!

  14. oh i love playful learning!! we would love this course!!

  15. JenniferC. says:

    ooooohhhh…i”d really love to win!!! 🙂

  16. Christine says:

    I would like to win this! 🙂

  17. Jackie B. says:

    What a cool idea!

  18. Aimee Greenman says:

    My kids would love this!!! We just converted our dining room into a classroom for our homeschool and it would be so fun to have an area like this in there.

  19. I have followed her blog for quite a while. Having just retired from a time consuming position, I look forward to applying her principles as work with my own daughter! Here’s hoping!

  20. This ecourse sounds like an awesome resource. Hope to win!

  21. love this website! hope i win!

  22. this sounds like an awesome course!

  23. Thank you for the chance to win this.

  24. Looks very interesting 🙂

  25. Katie Moe says:

    Working mom of three girls (twins +1), one of which has special needs…I could use this! I have so many idea for how to make my home a great place to learn, I just need help executing!

  26. This would be so helpful!

  27. Some awesome ideas. Thanks for sharing:)

  28. Awesome

  29. Karen Shweiky says:

    I love Playful Learning and would love to take part in the ecourse!!

  30. Looks like some fun learning!

  31. I am definitely looking for some inspiration!

  32. This would be a great resource. My son has autism and I am always looking for interesting ways to encourage learning. Thanks for the chance!

  33. Awesome!

  34. Crossing my fingers! I’d love to win this one. Her site is great – I imagine the class is fantastic!

  35. I love Playful Learning, both the website and the book- I’d be thrilled to win her ecourse! Thanks for the chance.

  36. Sounds great! Im looking through the website now

  37. This course looks amazing! I’ve never heard of it before and can’t wait to look into it. Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot!

  38. This is something I can use with my grandchildren (ages 5 and 2)! I’m building a new home and will finally have the room and hopefully the time to get creative with my girls!

  39. Fun giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win. 🙂

  40. Would be great to win something like this!

  41. What a great giveaway!!

  42. I’m getting ready to work on our learning space, this looks like a great aid for that!

  43. This is a wonderful opportunity for moms to think outside the box and engage their children in a more meaningful and fun filled way. Thank you fo rthis offer and informing us of this awesome resource!!!!

  44. Would love this!

  45. This is something I could really use in homeschooling. I would love to win this.

  46. Brooke W. says:

    Would love some creative inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win!

  47. I have never heard of this. Thanks for sharing and the giveaway!

  48. This book is on my Amazon wishlist – hope I win!

  49. Oh I love this book and website!!

  50. Would be so fun to participate! Love this!

  51. Jennifer Hastings says:

    Looks like a great website! I will check it out today. I would love to learn more about teaching and learning.

  52. Megan Mattinson says:

    Ooh! This looks so cool! I’m embarking on a new homeschooling journey and this looks like something that would be invaluable!

  53. What a wonderful idea. I love the idea of an ecourse that is so beautiful. Also: thanks for the wonderful link to her website.

  54. Been a fan of Mariah’s for a while. Would love to win 🙂

  55. I love learning a new skill without bringing in extra clutter (books, etc.)

  56. Would love to win this! Thanks for a great giveaway! 😉

  57. Mary Beth says:

    This looks great! Thanks for the giveaway.

  58. Katie Decker says:

    I’m a stay at home mom of two girls ages 2 & 4. I try so hard, but I am so lost!! Even if I don’t win, I’m so grateful to have heard about this! I can use all of the help I can get!! Thank you 🙂

  59. Ohhhh, I’ve been thinking about how to make our “classroom” more fun and interesting!

  60. I truly adore her site! What a wonderful giveaway.

  61. I’d love to win this!

  62. Playground says:

    As someone who didn’t do very well in school because the learning process was so structured and well, boring, its been hard to change that mindset for the sake of my kids. So hearing about Playful Learning, I think this just might be more for me than them.

  63. Heather T. says:

    This definitely sounds like something I could really use. Thank you so much for the link.

  64. I’d love to win this. I really need some help with my little ones…

    Have a nice weekend.

  65. Would LOVE to win this! Thank you for this opportunity.

  66. I have the book and love it! I would love to win the e-course!

  67. Rachael Davis says:

    I would love to take the playful spaces e-course!

  68. As a teacher, I would love to win this!!

  69. Jenny goodman says:

    Wow. How fun. I’d love this.

  70. This looks wonderful! I will definitely be checking it out more. Thanks for helping to guide us to be better moms!

  71. It looks like a great book.

  72. I would LOVE to win this for my two boys!! Thank you!

  73. Wow, what an awesome giveaway! I checked out her site and it looks amazing! I have boys that would totally dig this! With school starting in a couple weeks, I could use some new creative ideas! Thank for this fantastic opportunity!

  74. Erin Lembke says:

    Would love to bring some order to the chaos!

  75. Pick Me!!!!!…. We need help!!!!!…

  76. I would love to win this. The book has been on my wish list with Amazon for awhile and a nearby library finally has a copy – my name is on the (long) list. I had no idea there were any e-courses. Awesome!

  77. Katie Davis says:

    Thanks for such a generous giveaway! I homeschool and would love to get some great ideas for all of our learning spaces. Thanks!

  78. Sounds interesting!

  79. Alexandra Chaffanjon says:

    I just watched the preview video of the e-course on Mariah’s blog and I literally need a tissue. The concept is so moving and I hope to win and be a part of the Playful Learning e-course.
    Thanks for offering this amazing gift!

  80. I am always trying to keep one step ahead of my girls, ages 3 and 1. This would be an amazing giveaway to win.

  81. This sounds great! I’d love to win.

  82. I have two toddler girls and a baby on the way. We don’t have a designated playroom so it would be GREAT to win this and learn ways of incorporating their creative spaces into our living space. Thanks!

  83. Jennifer G says:

    Wow, what a fantastic giveaway!!

  84. I need all the help I can get in this area. I would love to win this!

  85. I would love to win this. thank you for the opportunity.

  86. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  87. This sounds great-I would love to do this!

  88. Catherine says:

    I would love to try this course–thanks!

  89. this program sounds absolutely wonderful and perfect for my 4 year old. thanks for the chance!

  90. I would love to win this. Thanks for the giveaway.

  91. Wow this looks fabulous. Hope I win!

  92. I have just started out on a journey to development more mindfulness in my parenting and here are the perfect resources to help on that journey!

  93. I am in desperate need of some advice on how to arrange our home environment to make it more conducive to learning and exploration. This would be an answered prayer!

  94. My kids and I would love this! Thanks for the opportunity!

  95. I could definitely use this!

  96. I need this!

  97. What a great resource! Thank you for sharing!

  98. Wow – what a great website – so inspirational. My girls and I would love to participate in the photography e-course!

  99. I adore the website and would LOVE to win a copy of this book. *finger crossed*

  100. What a great resource!