Wednesday, January 13, 2010




I recently received the Mark-My-Time bookmark to review and have really fallen in love with this product.  

What it is:




A timer which allows you to track most importantly, your child’s required reading times.  Choose to set a countdown timer with alarm that alerts the reader when they have completed their required reading time or set the cumulative timer which stores time over multiple reading sessions until the reader chooses to delete it.  Its handy bookmark format is great for leaving it right where they left off.  It is made of durable polyethylene plastic and is currently available in three hot colors.



The bookmark format also makes it handy for using as a timer for homework in general.  You know how when you tell your children that they have to do their homework before watching television, or for that matter for stopping them from going longer while watching television.  I think this great little gadget is a godsend for parents who need to track and/or time their children’s activities, whether it’s reading, television, video games or outdoor play time.  The bright colors make it appealing to children of all ages.  I like the purple the best. 




Maureen Farinella developed the Mark My Time Bookmark to help her daughter keep track of her reading every day for school and to help motivate her to read.  Since her daughter read for a few minutes at all different times of the day it was difficult to keep track of her reading and how much reading she was doing every day.  So, Maureen created a product that fits easily into a book and stored reading time.





At the top is a digital clock that’s powered by a replaceable watch battery.  Choose to set a countdown timer with alarm that alerts readers when they have completed their required reading time or set the cumulative timer which stores time over multiple reading sessions until the reader chooses to delete it.  The bookmark measures .5Hx1.75Wx7.75L" and is very thin. It’s long enough for most books and wide enough for the display to be easily read.  Made for children five years and older, these bookmarks can be found on MarkMyTime.com for $8.95 for a single bookmark or at most mass retailers such as target and Amazon.


The great people at Mark-My-Time are also giving one lucky reader the chance to win their own bookmark.  The winner will receive one


Giveaway – Each entry must include your name and or email if it is not in your profile.  A comment should be left for each entry. This giveaway will end at 11 pm pst on 1/27/10. The winner will be chosen using Random.org from all valid entries and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me, or another winner will be selected. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Please look for the You’ve Won email from desperatelyseekingdeals(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Mandatory Entries

required*1 entry * Tell me an alternate use you could find for this product.

required*1 entry * Follow me via Google friend connect in the right sidebar, or advise that you already do so by leaving your friend connect name.

Optional Entries

                *1 Entry * Follow me on Twitter (button in the right sidebar) and let me know your Twitter name.

*1 Entry * Tweet this giveaway (once a day, be sure to include your tweet link in the comments) by typing this: Enter to win @scrappydz Mark-My-Time Bookmark giveaway. Ends 1/27/10 here http://tinyurl.com/yhlq5qm (direct link can be found by going to your twitter account, clicking on the time when it was posted at the bottom of the post and copy and paste that link in comments.)

*3 Entries * Write a post on your blog linking back to this post

 



***I was provided with this item for review purposes.  I have not received any monetary compensation.  The opinions expressed are my own.




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25 comments:

minishoes1 said...

This is so cool! What a great idea! I could use for when I get on the treadmill. I wonder if it could be used as an egg timer too. Purple is my fave.thanks! jacquecurl1@gmail.com

minishoes1 said...

I follow-under jacquecurl1@gmail.com

Veronica said...

I'd use it to go off 4 minutes before we have to head out the door for school, that way the kids know they have four minutes to get everything together!

Veronica said...

I follow under
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Molomatic said...

I follow on Google Friend Connect! I'd use the timer to see how long my daughter can jump - she can go forever. Jumping between reading books is always fun!

Molomatic said...

I follow on Twitter (molomatic)

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Tatjana said...

I would use this when the kids to know how they can stay on the computer for .

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Tatjana said...

I follow you on google friend connest as tboardley20@gmail.com

Kerrie said...

I follow your blog! I could also use this timer to let my boys know how long they have until bed time!
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Kerrie said...

I follow you on Twitter @36momma

noreen said...

I love this, it could also be used for practising piano

Coupon Clippin' Mommy said...

You could use it as a time out tracker!

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Coupon Clippin' Mommy said...

I'm a follower!

Coupon Clippin' Mommy said...

I follow on twitter

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Coupon Clippin' Mommy said...

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Diana Orgain said...

Oh - I love this - I was just looking for something like this - my reason is completely different (although I will use to track my daughter's reading time).
I am an author (Bundle of Trouble: A Maternal Instincts Mystery and Motherhood is Murder)I am reading Bundle of Trouble via a podcast and giving for FREE on my website -and I was wondering how long it is taking me to read the novel (sort of ROI). I would love this bookmark!
And I follow your blog and twitter (dianaorgain)

Angela said...

I follow you on google.
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Angela said...

I would also use this to time how long my walks are and to time my son on the computer.
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Angela said...

I follow you on twitter under Childrensnook

Trin said...

Follow ur blog
This would so be
my time out timer.

Trin said...

Follow u on twitter
and tweeted u here
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theladya said...

I could use this as a timer in my son's room when he is has to quit playing his PlayStation. abailey_crace at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I tend to get lost in books and lose track of time. I could set the timer and stop reading when it went off. Also, my son could use it at resturants. He tends to want to jump up and leave when he's finished eating. I could set the timer and he could gives us a few more minutes to finish up.
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Trish said...

oh I am very excited about this. My daughter has one of these and WE all love it. I have been on the look out for another one and now my search is over. We also use it for a word rally game we have. thanks
trishbazin@yahoo.com