Sponsor Give away – The Childrens calendar 2013
One of our lovely sponsors is Barnens Kalender 2013/The Childrens calendar. It’s a calendar where kids can learn about the days and in an easy manner get a good view of the whole year.
It works as a poster that you can put on your fridge. All the days of the year are on the poster and as a nice pearl necklace you can follow the days as they go with a magnetic pin. The calendar comes with a different stickers so you can mark the most important days – like a birthday, holiday, football tournament or maybe when the next Twilight movie comes out. There are also stickers that you can draw on if the ones with symbols doesn’t match your special day!
Lisa and Astrid Sällvin from Spånga outside Stockholm made this calendar!
Lisa what gave you this idea?
For my daughter Astrid, six years, it’s important to have control over things that happens in our life and it has always been important for her to understand when things are going to happen. Together by trial and error we have made this calendar work. An ordinary calendar divided into months and days is not that logical for kids but when the can see how the days follow each other it makes more sense. Many of our friends got very interested in the prototype and when the idea got nominated in a competition (My Mission 2012) we contacted an illustrator who helped us turn the idea into a sellable product.
So have you now made this into your full time job?
No, i work as a webb developer but I put a lot of time and effort into my hobby projects. Me and my kids have a lot of ideas of other products/games that can help families in their everyday lives. They are inspired by special education aids but made more fun and better looking to fit and attract a vider range of families out there. The childrens calendar 2013 is our first product.
How is it going?
Fantastic! Many parents recognize themselves have problems explaining “time” for kids. Many retailers have come to me by them selves just because they heard and liked the idea. We have customers in Norway and Finland even though the calendar is in Swedish (the instructions). Above all most of them like the game pad together with the stickers – that it is a fun way to learn and look at special occasions. There is also interest coming from school and playschool teachers. I love having been able to produce a calendar for 2013 and I hope to make it even better to next year!
You also support a good cause – tell me about it!
We wanted to support an organisation that helps children and then we heard about Musikhjälpen‘s theme this year which is “Barnen i slummen har rätt till rent vatten” and then we supported them. It also feels god as a consumer to help a good cause. The money we collected so far will be given to them next week. Musikhjälpen is beteween 10-16 December. We give 20% of our profit.
(Musikhjälpen is called a Serious Request in other countries see links about it here)
To win a calendar just answer the following question:
The theme for this year’s calendar is Space what them would you like for next year?
Write your answer by the comments and we will choose a winner on Monday next week.
If you want to buy the calendar right this minute – it costs 175 kronor and you can buy it here!
Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.
How about forests for next year?
I’ve jsut finish reading your entire blog (over 205 pages if I remember correctly) and I just love it !
Thanks for the game
and for writing in English (since I cannot read any of the Sandinavian languages of so manay blogs, such a pity !)
For next year calendar, why not woods ?
Maud! Amazing! Thank you for your support! /Jenny
Absolutely agree with Joy and Maud about forrest. such a great theme.
Oooh forest would be great.
How about Carnival/circus
Hi! The calendar is great and I love the idea of using a magnet to follow the days.
I think that children love animals so I’d suggest a jungle with amazing flowers, colourful parrots, crazy monkeys and so on:) A child and a parent could also use such nicely illustrated calendar to tell stories about some adventurers and animals – so the calendar will not only teach a child about days and time but also will influence imagination.
de fyra elementen!!
Great blog! I love to join in! And for the theme for next year: Life at sea!!
I suggest a circus theme. It’s very popular in children’s design right now and I guess it will be for a while. It’s colorful and fun! Everybody loves a good circus!
Jag föreslår en kalender med tema kroppen. Barn är intresserade av hur deras kropp fungerar och hur den är uppbyggd.
Under the sea?
I suggest food. (Although forests is great too :-)
How about the world? Places and spaces all around the globe. It’s never too early to instill travel passion into our little ones, eh?
I love the idea of having a hands-on, interactive calander that kids can use. I think a robot theme would also be fun!
What about illustrations from Grimm Fairy Tales?
Jätte bra idéer allihopa, forrest, under the sea, the human body… men jag ville gärna se The World tema… olika lander och folk till exampel :)
En kalender om pyssel; ett om dan är bra för barn :) (pyssel för riktigt små, mellan & stora barn; bra för den mindre påhittiga familjen som ändå vill umgås kreativt)
Maybe a cowboy or a animal theme. Or maybe elfs – summer elfs, wintes els etc.
Such a good idea to do a calendar for kids. It resembles the dice games that used to come with my grandmothers magazines at the beginning of the summer holliday.