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. I have been following the playful learning blog for ages and the book has been on my amazon wishlist for way too long. So hoping to win as we start homeschool preschool this year! Keep up the great work simple mom and playful learning, you start my day off well!

  2. This sounds really interesting! Please enter me! 🙂

  3. stephanie williams says:

    The book and course sound very interesting!

  4. This would be great to use with my daughter.

  5. That sounds awesome! Gotta check out the website!! =)

  6. Neat website and idea for e-courses.

  7. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

  8. I think my daughter would really like this! It sounds great to me!

  9. This seems like a great tool to get motivated and inspired to reorganize. The book is awesome!

  10. Sounds great! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  11. My sister and I are both about to be 40 and she has just given birth to her first baby! This looks like a great resource for mom and auntie both! Thanks for the chance to win. 🙂

  12. Once again you have introduced me to something new. Sounds great! The website is fantastic!

  13. I love the sound of this! would be so nice to win

  14. This would be awesome to have for my kids!

  15. Fantastic! Thanks for this opportunity.

  16. This would be really interesting particularly as I’m currently feeling guilty about not doing enough playing with my 2 year old because I’m vomiting and 3 months pregnant.

  17. This is the first I’ve heard of this, but it sounds great.

  18. I have the book and love it… the class would be wonderful!

  19. Would be great for my boys!

  20. I would love this

  21. Wow, LOVE her site and would LOVE to win the ecourse and book. In any case, I’ll be spending a lot of time on this website. Thank you for the recommendation!

  22. These look like terrific ideas. I’d love to learn more!

  23. Anna Macdonald says:

    This sounds fascinating. Creativity and krnimg is central in our home so I would love to read what Mariah has to say.

  24. Wow, what a great website. I would love to take her playful learning spaces ecourse.

  25. JacquelineB says:

    What a FUN giveaway!

  26. Beth Crawford says:

    Have been hoping to read this. The course would be a cherry on top.

  27. What a wonderful idea. I’d love to win this.

  28. Great giveaway! This is a topic that I am passionate about with my own kids. I know I have so much to learn!

  29. My sister-in-law told me about the giveaway, and I’m excited to have a chance to win! I plan to homeschool my children, and this would be a terrific encouragement!

  30. I’m just planning the playroom now so this course would be perfect!

  31. Katherine says:

    I saw her course a few months ago and wanted to do it then. Yay for giveaways!

  32. Christine A says:

    This sounds wonderful! Something every Mom needs!

  33. Oh, I so would love this opportunity!! I’m stuck in a rut with my boys and this would so help change things up-for the better!

  34. Oh I just love the through the lens course!

  35. This looks so cool.

  36. This looks very interesting. As a teacher I’d like to see what I could use in my classroom!

  37. I haven’t heard of this before, but it sounds like something I’d love to explore for my preschool-age daughter. I hope I win!

  38. Mary Anne says:

    Would love to win this!!

  39. Yet another great giveaway! 🙂 Thanks for introducing me to Playful Learning ~ new to me, great site!

  40. What a wonderful resource.

  41. Ashley C. says:

    Thanks for this great giveaway!

  42. Christy B says:

    What a great prize!

  43. This would be awesome!! 🙂

  44. Su Hobson says:

    Sounds wonderful!

  45. Looks amazing.

  46. The book and course look fantastic! I’m off to check out the website. . .

  47. Julia Reffner says:

    This sounds wonderful. My kids are 4 and 7 and this sounds like a great resource!

  48. What a wonderful class! I’d love to learn!

  49. This sounds like such a wonderful resource! I wasn’t brought up in this type of engaging environment…and so desperately want different for my boys. Thank you for the opportunity to win 🙂

  50. I would love to win this!

  51. I’ve had this book on my Amazon wish list for awhile now! I didn’t know about the ecourses, so I will check them out. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  52. littlerobinbird says:

    Gentle and soulful way to intrigue our spirits, young and old. Hearts can grow. This would be a guide for that. Interesting!

  53. I’d love to win and try the e-course!

  54. What a great site! I would love to do this with my daughter!

  55. Kristen S says:

    Oh, how I could use this for my girls:) looks amazing!!

  56. Curiosity is so important. If I am curious about something I just google it. I want the kiddlehoppers to try and find their own answers.

  57. Thank you for such a generous giveaway! I have been checking out this ecourse for a while and would love the chance to try it out. Thank you, and happy weekend!

  58. Kristen Prange says:

    This is amazing. As a teacher I know how important it is to keep learning fun. Kudos to you, Mariah! Thanks for helping to keep children engaged in learning.

  59. Melissa Walker says:

    I have a horrible time with this type of creative thinking!

  60. Looks like a great read – I’m adding it to my list today! I would love to try one of her e-courses! Thanks!!

  61. Thanks so much for a chance to win! I have been drooling over this book for awhile now – and to win a spot in the class would be over the top amazing!

  62. The picture of the basket of colored pencils and stickers in a basket has me intrigued. Could I really do this for my kids without encouraging more clutter? That’s where we struggle!

  63. What a terrific giveaway!! I am going to spend some time on the website learning more about this book and these classes–I’m sure both of my children would love & benefit from these activities.

  64. This is a beautiful giveaway, thank you Simple Mom and Mariah, the lucky winner will be truly empowered. Your work is great!

  65. This looks like an amazing opportunity. I’m excited to jump in and see what playful learning academy is all about especially since I will be starting my first year of preschool-homeschooling for my 3 & 1/2 year old twins. I have always wanted to homeschool and have really felt the hand of God pushin me down this path. It’s such a blessing to have such an amazing resource at the tips of my fingertips to make the experience enjoyable for all involved.

  66. Terrific!

  67. ooh! I loved the book, I am sure the ecourse would be amazing!

  68. I have decided to stay home with my 2 kids (3 &1 yrs )and I’m looking for ways to spark a life-long passion for learning. Playful Learning looks to be exactly what I have been looking for!

  69. yay! I love the book! I bet the ecourse is fantastic!

  70. This ebook looks great! If I don’t win, I may have to just use that discount code : )

  71. I have one in public school, one still homeschooling, and I work from home.I am excited about this course. Would love to win.

  72. What fabulous ideas!

  73. I’ve never heard of this before…it looks really neat! I would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity.

  74. I love this book and my own copy would rock!

  75. I really enjoy this blog:)

  76. Christine B says:

    Would love to win this for my daughter! Thanks for the giveaway!

  77. The Learning Spaces course looks interesting. Thanks for the chance to win.

  78. Love Mariah’s blog, and have been wanting to take an ecourse for a while. This would be great!

  79. Playful Learning has been totally sucking me in lately. So excited for this giveaway!

  80. Jennifer Huber says:

    It’s my first year homeschooling and this would be a great! I want to make learning at home fun for my 2nd grader. Thank you!

  81. As a mom and an educator, I can imagine getting a lot out of her course and book!

  82. That sounds great I’d love to win!

  83. Would love to win… I could definitely use some help in this area!!

  84. NW Homesteader says:

    Such wonderful ideas! We would love to win 😀 Thanks for the great giveaway!

  85. Thanks for the chance to win & an intro to this course!

  86. I would love to win this!

  87. Three kids and one on the way, and we just started homeschooling. This would defiantly get great use at our house! 🙂 Would love to win!

  88. I ran across this lovely lady a year or so ago when I was trying to organize my kids’ play areas. Just LOVE her stuff. Thanks for the chance to enter for the giveaway!

  89. This sounds great — can’t wait to check out her website and book!

  90. What am awesome giveaway! Would love to win!

  91. Dave Douglass says:

    I have enjoyed all three of Mariah’s e-courses. Wonderful for children and adults alike.

  92. Would love to win these. We need more play in our day!

  93. Would love to win as we begin homeschooling for the year!

  94. Jessica croft says:

    This sounds awesome! I would love to win!

  95. Audrey Jawando says:

    Thanks for this opportunity. I would love to inspire my four-year-old to be more creative and make learning at home fun for him!

  96. I like the blog and would like to read this book.  🙂

  97. Very interesting! I’d love to try it.

  98. This is exactly what I have been looking for!

  99. This would be great!

  100. Oh oh oh pick me pick me 🙂 I would love more ideas on teaching my little cherubs!!