Weekend giveaway: $100 gift certificate from Imagine Childhood

This giveaway has ended–thanks for your interest!

Welcome to this weekend’s giveaway, brought to you by one of my favorite online stores for kids’ learning and creativity–Imagine Childhood!

About Imagine Childhood:

“For children, potential is limitless, curiosity is an electrical current, and every moment is open to the possibility of the unexpected. Day-to-day life is filled with adventure. Road blocks are invitations to try new routes. And the world is vast and expansive…”
~ From Imagine Childhood: Exploring the World Through Nature, Imagination, and Play,
Roost Books 2012


Childhood is more than just a stage in our path to adulthood, it’s the time in our lives when our imaginations have no limits:

  • It’s the time when we learn how to be inventors.
  • It’s the time when we watch clouds and butterflies with wonder and admiration.
  • It’s the time when we fall in love with the world.”


“Childhood is not just a developmental stage, it’s the development of a perspective, and quite a beautiful one at that.

In 2008 we established ImagineChildhood.com to support and nurture the growth of that perspective.

Imagine Childhood is a family owned and operated company offering high quality environmentally conscious toys, activities and stories that encourage exploration, creativity, and open-ended unstructured play.”



Imagine Childhood would like to kickstart one blog reader’s back to homeschool shopping with a $100 gift certificate to their shop and a copy of Sarah’s book!

In addition, they are also offering Simple Homeschool readers a 10% discount from now until 8/15/13.

Enter the discount code “simplehomeschool” to redeem your savings at the time of checkout.


How to Win

This giveaway has ended–thanks for your interest!

To be entered for a chance to win, leave a comment on this post, answering this question: How old are your children, and what back to school gear would come in handy at your house this year?

(Note: If you’re reading this via email, you must click over to the main post to leave a comment!)

For an extra entry, “Like” Imagine Childhood  and Simple Homeschool on Facebook. Then leave another comment here letting me know you’ve done so!

This giveaway has ended–thanks for your interest!

About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She serves as editor of Simple Homeschool, and blogs about mindful parenting at Steady Mom. Jamie is also the author of two books: Steady Days and Mindset for Moms.


  1. My kids are 6, 3, 11 months and 5 months (it’s complicated :) ) What we need most this homeschool year is more time! And I would love for us to have a globe to study while we read about adventures around the world. Thanks for introducing us to imagine childhood! It looks like a great site.

  2. Anne-Marie says:

    My son is 8 and my daughter is 2. Given that my son is really into geology and science, anything science related would be a great addition. On top of that, a huge roll of paper and coloring implements of some sort (to create maps, draw diagrams etc… )! =D!

  3. 5, and a homeschool planner!

  4. Liked!

  5. Elise Wilder says:

    This will be my first year homeschooling. Very excited & a little nervous. My child is 4 years old. I would love to stock up on organization items, visual tools for all subjects, any other helpful items to give my child a limitless education. Thank you. Just liked both of you on Facebook.

  6. I have four munchkins: 6, 5, 3, and 8 month olds! I need another set of hands for back to school :) But in all seriousness, with my kids being so little it seems I just need an endless stock of good books and art supplies.

  7. I already “like” Simple Homeschool on facebook

  8. I “liked’ Imagine Childhood

  9. I’d love a history timeline and a set of rock specimens for this year. I must say, I am very intrigued by the “sticklets” at Imagine Childhood! Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Liked both on Facebook!

  11. Thanks for this offer just in the nick of time. My kiddo’s are 6, 3, & 1. What we need most are art supplies.
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  12. I also liked Imagine Childhood and simple home school on face book.
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  13. My son is 4 1/2. Lunch time goods that little hands can open independently and are environmentally friendly. And of course extra kisses and love from the family.

  14. Not sure if this is open internationally? My boys are 5 and 7 and painting supplies are our current need. We live in Cape Town, South Africa so are heading towards summer and the end of our school year where painting outdoors is perfect.

  15. My boys are 6, 4, and 2 (today!). We could really use some nice, sturdy reusable lunch containers since we are starting a weekly co-op type program this year! Also, I need to decide on a planner, stat!

  16. I’m fans of both Simple Homeschool and Imagine childhood on FB!

  17. Bozebel CC says:

    My child is 8 years old. As a single parent who also happens to homeschool, I would be so blessed to have any of the following as part of our home school this year: (1) an expanded repertoire of art/crafts supplies for my child (we currently rely solely on scratch paper and colored pencils), (2) a couple of encouraging & uplifting reads for Momma on this home schooling journey, and (3) environmentally friendly, sturdy lunch and snack containers that I can pack ahead of time and we can take with us each day as I work, home school, and just try to keep one foot in front of the next. As an aside, thank you for such a thoughtful blog and beautiful photographs with your postings. They so inspire me!

  18. My OS is 5, will be 6 is September, and my YS is 2. I would love to have a globe/large map for them to examine. This will be my first year, officially, homeschooling, though I have successfully taught my five year old countless lessons and skills since birth. However, “formally” homeschooling is slightly intimidating, since I have no experience with it. I have to keep reminding myself that I taught him to walk, talk, sing and use the potty, so I’m pretty sure I can do this. :)

  19. My kids are 7, 5, 4, and 2. We always need art and craft supplies and containers to hold said supplies. My 4 love to make and create.

  20. My kids are 10, 8, and 6. The thing I want to focus on with back to school shopping is art supplies. My kids all enjoy art very much, and I tend to overlook it. :)
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  21. Also I ‘like’ simple homeschool and imagine childhood on fb. :)
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  22. Love both on Facebook.
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  23. My kids are 11 and 7. We could use some art supplies, or a couple of water bottles (the lids seem to always go missing!), field guides… thanks for the chance!
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  24. Oh wow! What a wonderful company! I’ve never heard of them but will def be back to their site to browse.
    Our kiddos are 12, 8, 6, 4 and 2. And I adore the Bento-style lunch and snack boxes! Perfect for getting more organized in the meal dept. :)
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  25. I ask like both SH and IC on FB! Thanks for the chances to win!
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  26. My kids are 7, 5, 4 and 2. I would love to have a mother’s helper as we start back to school! :)