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When all the big kids go back to school, the preschoolers get to enjoy their time at home–back in the number one spot. They get more time and attention from Mom, and they might actually get a shot at using the computer. My kids each knew how to load, click, and start up their computer games by the time they were three years old, but this summer my four-year-old son had to fight for time on the computer with his nine-year-old sister (and uh, his mom too).
I know that it’s just another screen competing for time and brain cells, but I have been so pleased with the skills my kids have picked up by playing these games, and I see them as a great alternative to sitting in front of the big screen TV.
Brighter Minds has introduced two new learning games for the preschool set: Thomas and Friends: Special Delivery and Bob the Builder: Can Do Zoo.
Thomas and Friends: Special Delivery
Kyle (4 years old) has loved Thomas for years, and I’m not even sure if his interest level has peaked. It might be getting even more intense. So I was pretty sure he would love this game, which combines video-quality stories with skills games, and I was right. He loves it!
This game promotes critical thinking skills and problem solving and also addresses counting and memory skills.
Bob the Builder: Can Do Zoo
He isn’t a huge fan of the Bob the Builder show, so I had to convince him to give this game a try. This game seems a bit easier than some aimed at preschoolers. Kyle played the games at the medium level with ease (there are three levels that the child can choose for each game that they play). If your child loves Bob the Builder or you are wanting a good game to introduce your young preschooler to the computer, this one would be great.
The simplicity of the games allows children to improve their hand-eye coordination as they identify and sort different items. The game focuses on such skills as shape and color recognition and patterns in creative ways. The sticker book is a place where children can build their own scenes using “stickers” that they have earned from the different games. This kind of thing really encourages kids to try all of the games, not just the ones that they can master easily.
Would you like to be one of five winners to receive both of these games (U.S. shipping addresses only)?
Follow the directions listed on the Back to School Giveaway Guidelines, and leave a comment here. We’ll post the winners on August 13.
Stephanie Bruce says
Either would be great, i think we singlehandedly keep thomas in business we have so much stuff
My two year old is always trying to get on my computer! What better way to let him go ahead and get on then provide him with games!
Nicole Price says
My son loves Thomas and Bob. He would be thrilled to play them. Enter me too please.
Rachel D says
I don’t see this as a prize for my son, I see it as a prize for me!….my son gets to watch his 2 favorite characters and I get an afternoon or two of peace 🙂
Marie N says
This is one of the perfect movies for preschoolers. Count me in for the win.
my 2 preschoolers love Thomas & Bob 🙂
Please enter me! 🙂
Donna Kozar says
This would be great for the preschoolers.
My grandchildren would love these. Thanks for the giveaway!
judy brittle says
My grandkids would have so much fun with this. Thank you so much for the chance!
Donna Hunt says
This would be perfect for my granddaughter–please add my name. Thank you for the contest!
Frances Watson says
this would be great to win this
Cherie J says
My kids would love to win this. Thanks for the contest!
Debbie Paine says
My toddler loves both Thomas & Bob the builder. I started hi playing on the computer 2 weeks aho and he thinks it is so cool. He tells me he wants to check his e-mail now.
please count me in.
Lily Kwan says
Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!
Amber (BGH) says
Oh. My. Word. My son would adore these. I really haven’t put a lot of thought into keeping him busy while the two older girls do their school work.
This just might do the trick!
My three year old would love these games — and I bet his older brothers would want to play them also!
valerie mabrey says
thanks for the contest
Renee Turner says
We are just starting with the computer, so this would be great.
My preschooler loves Thomas and Bob the Builder. He would love this one!
My kid loves Thomas and the other trains
rhonda hunt says
My 3 year old would love this!
After losing my job of 8 years, I am now at home full time with my children. It’s taken a bit of practice trying to keep them occupied all day, but I found computer games to be the #1 hit!
Catherine KingChuparkoff says
My dear friend has 4 sons who would absolutely love this wonderful prize.
Both my preschool son’s would flip if they were able to win this. They both love “Bob & Thomas”!
My little girl is a fan.
Heather Turner says
My three year old would love these. My husband and I were just talking about needing to get my son involved with the computer. This would be great to have for him. Thanks! 😀
Susanne Troop says
Karen M says
Please enter me!
CPA Mom says
Please enter me – my kids just “discovered” Bob the Builder and LOVE that show. Thanks!
CHERYL A FRANCISCO says
commenting for entry, thanks!!
I hope we win!
Jennifer Schroeder says
I’ve got two young boys who would love to play this. Thank you for the great contest!
pam day says
my daughter would love to win this.
my son would love these
This would be awesome for my grandchildren for those rainy days when we can’t go outside. They all love Thomas and Bob!
My toddlers LOVE Thomas! This would be a nice treat for them.
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Brandy Holzapfel says
This would be a wonderful gift for my nephew!
Veronica Garrett says
My granddaughter would love thsese games.
Jaime Cummings says
Enter me please!
Thanks for the chance — I have you linked up in my sidebar.
Ann Fuller says
My 3 grandsons need all the DVD’s in English to take back to Madrid Spain where they live for 9 months!
Gina Benway says
My twins would love this …Thanks
I have 6 young grandkids what would have the most fun with this!!
Timothy Sternberg says
Thanks for the contest!!
Theresa Dell says
My nephew would love this.
kathy pease says
PLEASE COUNT ME IN ON THIS AWESOME GIVEAWAY 🙂
Two girls and one boy preschooler. This would get watched a lot.
Janna Johnson says
I’d love to win this for my nephew Xavier! Thanks!
Jacqueline O. says
Wow, what a cool prize.
Michelle Rosborough says
Jeanine P says
We love Bob! I would love to win! Thanks so much for the giveaway!
Liz C. says
These games would be very useful!
For my gramdchildren, enter me please.
Michelle H. says
My little ones would love this.
Jenn S. says
My son is a big Bob fan and an even bigger Thomas fan. He would love these. Count me in.
Martha J says
I would love to win Bob and Thomas for my granddaughter.
My son would love these. Thanks for the great giveaway.
My son loves Bob the Builder and computer games. This would be perfect for him!
I’d love to be one of the 5 winners!! I’d love to gift this to my nephew!
C Duran says
These look really fun!
My son loves Bob the Builder & Thomas very much!
These look like fun games. The last few days my daughter has been obsessed with Bob the Builder!
Amber S. says
My youngest boys are 4 and 2…..they’d have a ball with these games!
SEAN DAVIS says
Nice prize for the little ones!
These would be great to stash away for my twin toddlers’ birthday this winter!
These would be great to keep my son busy this winter.
My preschooler would love these!
My little men love Thomas and Bob!!!
Beverly M says
WhooHoo we love BOB
K. Cleaver says
My boys would enjoy these. Thanks for entering me.
Debbie B. says
Who wouldn’t love thomas and bob???
Cori Westphal says
We LOVE Bob. What a great role model…even though he’s clay! Thanks for the great contest!
Oh, what a cool giveaway. I can just picture my son and me playing with these games.
would love to be entered.
please enter me!
Ed Nemmers says
Paula H says
My son would love these 🙂
These would be great!
Leah Juarez says
I believe my son would faint…Lol 😛
Thanks for the chance to WIN!!
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We would love to have these…we use the computer alot in our house!
Debra F. says
Bob The Builder is great!
Hope I win 🙂
Sherry R says
We love Bob the Builder! Thanks for the giveaway!
Kathleen Albert says
My son loves both Thomas and Bob!!!
My daughter loves Thomas!
Susan W says
This would be so good for my 2 year old nephew. His mother is also pregnant so it would surely get some good use!
Thanks so much!
David Trent says
Enter me please.
What great prizes. I hope you pick me.
Thanks for the chance!
israel y says
my neice and nephew would love to watch this! also my 2 yr old neighbor would enjoy, thanks for the giveaway
great prize, thanks
would love the bob one
My daughter loves both!
Leslie S. says
My 5 year old loves bob the builder as well as thomas.He is introducing his little brother to them too.
Kobi Hendrix says
My grandson would love these games!
Tiffanie W. says
My nephews would love to play this game. For being four, Kaiden is very advanced for his age. Anything to keep his busy mind entertained would be great.
Marion B says
My 4 year old son loves Thomas and Bob the Builder and the computer!!
My son would love these. thanks, [email protected]
My kids are just earning computer privileges and would be thrilled to play these!
After playing outside what better way to get the kids to relax and wind down before naps. Of course Thomas is a big hit around here.
My granddaughter would enjoy these!
mary boemmel says
My grandson loves Bob the Builder.
Erma Hurtt says
My kids would love this.
Leona P says
please enter me
Stephanie C says
Fabulous! I love it!
This would be perfect to supplement my homeschooling! Count me in!
Kari Follett says
Thanks for the chance, I know my 4 yr old would love all of these!
Tari Lawson says
2 boys favorites in one contest. These would be great to give to my nephew.
Christy Goodwin says
Bob is great! He can fix anything:)
These would be neat.
Cheryl B. says
These would be so nice for my daughter’s godson whom we love.
My gal would love this
Hope I win! My DS would love these.
Betsy Pauzauskie says
The skill development these games will facilitate appeals to me. 🙂 While Thomas is the biggest kid pleaser at our house, Bob the Builder is enjoyed too. Thanks for a fun, as well as educational, giveaway package!
my girls like bob the builder but adore thomas
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April Read says
My 2 year old loves loves loves thomas!!!! And he has a birthday coming up in a month. He would actually give me a kiss for this one.
My kid loves this show soo much!
Stephen Saunders says
Ann Marie Walker says
Thanks for the contest. These would be great for my two little ones. They love Thomas and Bob. Actually my 2 yr old daughter calls Thomas, “Tommy Train” and my little boy just loves Bob the builder.
R Hicks says
Mine are NUTS about thomas the train. They are entetained hours on end
My nieces would love this prize! solta(at)hotmaildotcom
Harry Barbee says
My boy loves Bob
Donna Mathis says
Looks like a great prize, I would love to win it for the Grandkids.
Sarah Seehorn says
These look like a lot of fun.
These look like they will be good games. If my daughter’s outgrown them, her younger brother will definitely use them soon.
Janet F says
These would make a great gift for my grandson.
He loves Thomas and Bob the Builder.
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My little guy loves Thomas and Bob. And he loves to play on the computer. Thanks!
Mary Folkers says
This would be fun for my Grandaughter who is not in school like her big sister.
perfect for “school” time with my son.
My kids love educational games that are fun! I know they will enjoy anything with Thomas and Bob!
David Benedict says
my preschoolers would love this
Marie Fink says
These are great games! Count me in! mif1018(at)aol(Dot)com
Allen McLeod says
Grandson loves this.
Valerie Mitchell says
What a wonderful prize!
Andrea R says
I’d love to give these to my grand daughter!
Jessica C says
My toddle dosent have any computer games yet.He dose like to play fisher price games online.
Sandy F. says
My son is just about to start his first year of school…this would be so nice for him since he likes bob the builder and thomas. Thanks!
Patricia Moneta says
My grandson would love this win.
Ellen Cunningham says
My son would love these.
My grandkids would have a lot of fun with this.
this is a famous toy.
Linda Moeller says
Monique Rizzo says
My nephew loves bob and thomas! Thanks for the chance!
Anthony Hedden says
Everyone in the house loves Thomas!
Michael Capp says
I want to win!
Would love to win :)!
Christy Hickman says
I would love to win this for my little boy. He loves both Thomas and Bob the Builder. Thanks for the chance to win.
Sierra Rendon says
Ohh, my kids would love these! Thanks so much for the contest! 🙂
Denise B. says
Can we build it? Uh, I think so!
Jason C says
Nice giveaway, I want to win for my son !! Thanks !!!
Marshall Sullivan says
My son is starting preschool this year, this would be great!
would love to win this for my grandkids…thanks for the great giveaway
Looks like super fun happy toddler time.
this is a great prize.
charline s says
The grandson loves theses dvdvs,
My 4 yo son loves both Thomas and Bob. He also loves computer games, so I have to enter this one. Here’s hoping!
Linda Grieser says
My grandson would love this!
Janice Golden says
My 4yr old loves Thomas and his birthday is the 11th
I think introducing children to the computer at a young age is crucial now, but just as crucial is what you use for that introduction. Thomas and Bob are perfect!
lorene desjardins says
would be great for my 2 year old
Tania Edwards says
My 5 year old son would go berserk if the mailman delivered these!!!
My daughter would love these! She has been asking for new games.
Tonya Froemel says
like to win this
Susan C says
My four year old grandson will be spending some time with us soon. I would love to have these to entertain him with!
These would be a great Christmas present for my 3 year old nephew:)
Wow! Nice prize,thanks!
Sharon Jones says
I want to win this badly for friend who has little boy who would LOVE this…and is so short on funds as a single mom…this would be so nice for him…thanks for great contest!
Amanda Chapman says
My girls both love Thomas and BOB. My 3 year old needs to expand her computer skills a little. She loves playing on PBS kids and would love these games too. Thanks for the giveaway!
How cute! Who wouldn’t love those 🙂 I’m in for this one too 🙂
Kathy D says
My nephew would love these…. He loves to be big and play on the computer when is Mommy is doing her homework…….
Corrie C says
Tracey Haynes says
Our 2 year old, Julia Grace is just now getting into Thomas – she really likes the train whistles and to “dance” to the songs. 🙂
Stephanie's Mommy Brain says
Bob and Thomas are both enjoyed around here!
Sheila Doerschuk says
I love Thomas and Bob…values I want to instill in my kids. Entertainment, without any violence (even cartoons overdo it!) and teach life lessons. Priceless!
TONI SULLIVAN says
Jessica T says
My son would love this!
Mary Mizell says
Grandsons would love these
Rhonda B says
my grandsons would love this.
This would be fun!
michael woods says
please count me in..thanks
i love this bob the builder. please enter me.
Catherine copeland says
i happen to know three of the biggest bob the builder fans ever and oh by the way the LOVE thomas too.
What a wonderful giveaway. Please enter me. This will be perfect for family visits.
My son would love this.
Susan A says
Great prize for my 3 year old grandson Luciano, he would love these
MaryBeth I says
My nephew would LOVE this. he loves bob the builder
My son would love love love these!
My kids would love these games. Please enter me too.
My 3yo would LOVE these!!!
Christy Dixon says
My first (and only?) grandchild is 15 months old and this would be great for him to use at Grandma’s house so that his mother doesn’t think we are corrupting her New Einstein with meaningless tv programs. 🙂
christopher h says
we’d love these
The kids I mentor would love eating PB&J and watching this!
courtney riedel says
My son would adore these so much!
I would love to win these for my wife.
Carolyn Ireland says
These would be great gifts for my best friend’s little one!!!
Erica C. says
thanks! great assortment!
Even my daughter loves Thomas…great games for young ones!
Betty N says
My grandson’s favorite characters: Bob the Builder and Thomas the Train. He would be thrilled for grandma to win this!
Vicki Wurgler says
my grandson loves Bob the builder
Mindie W says
My kids are going to love this game!
Louise Brouillette says
My grandsons would love this
Lisa Fosses says
my daughter enjoys Bob the Builder
My four year old son would love this.
Please enter me.
I inserted your button on my blog.
Margaret Smith says
Thomas and Bob the Builder are really loved by our preschoolers. What a wonderful giveaway. Thank you.
Aniela R. says
My preschooler would love some age appropriate computer games.
Carolyn Nedrow says
I would love to win this! Count me in!
Adrienne Gordon says
These games are great for pre-schoolers
Marcia "HDMac" McFarlane says
I would love these for my grandchildren when they visit!!
Ann Fantom says
I would love to win this! Please enter me
My son would love to win these…
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Donna K says
Bob and Thomas = Fun times for my preschooler!!! Please count us in for this great giveaway..thanks
great prize. thanks
My grandson would be in heaven
My preschooler is always on the computer. He would plotz if he got these!
Cilfton Wade says
WhAT A GREAT PRIZE.
tHANKS FOR ALL THE EXCELLENT CONTEST PRIZES!
Gretchen T says
My niece and nephew LOVE Thomas!! And their birthdays are very near.
Yeah, Bob & Thomas! My preschool aged boys would love these!
Denise S says
My three yr old would love this!
Rodney K says
I sure hope I win thanks
Cheryl M says
My daughter hasn’t discovered computer games yet, but I would love to show her with these. Thanks.
my son would love it if i won
i’d love to win, thanks!
Stephen Alexander says
Brian Morin says
My son would love these games. Of course, winning them would mean my I would have to share the computer with someone other than my wife, but that is fine with me.
Katrina (Callapidder Days) says
Please enter me. It won’t be long before Logan starts playing computer games!
This would be graet for my pre-school daugbhter. We have just gotten on the computer a couple of times so far.
Jennifer Barnett says
Great family game. Thanks for the chance. Your button is on my blog too.
Michelle B says
My 4 year old son LOVES Thomas. Everytime I think he may be getting over it here his love comes rising back. SO I know that he, among others in the house, would love these games.
I would love these for my son.
susan varney says
my grandson would love this
Kathy Scott says
My boys are Thomas Fanatics
thomas the train is a favorite here too!
Steph Elias says
I have two preschool age kids. These games would be PERFECT for them. They look great!
I have 2 preschoolers that love puzzles, video games and the like- They’d love this!
I’ve got two pre-schoolers who LOVE LOVE LOVE Thomas and Bob … this would be a godsend to us!
Wow, my almost-3-year-old would LOVE these games!!!
Liz Cranage says
Kadin would be in 7th Heaven with these
My children would love to have these games.
Melissa A. says
These games would be super, not only for my own little ones, but also for the preschoolers I teach! Yay!
April K. says
These games look like a blast! Please count us in for this brainy fun giveaway :O)
Your button is on my sidebar!
My nephew would LOVE these games! Please enter me.
My boys LOVE Thomas and Bob! And we have no kid computer games so I’m sure they’d be thrilled to have this.
Fysty Mama says
We love Bob the builder and Thomas…This would be a great addition to my daughters computer!! Thank you!!
We love Thomas and Bob!
My preschooler loves both Thomas and Bob so I’d better enter for him or I’ll be grounded!
I’d love these for my preschooler. 🙂
My son would go cuckoo over these! Thanks!
Shannon H says
These guys are huge in our house, would love to win. Thanks!!!
Thomas and Bob are two of our favorites!
My preschooler would be in heaven with these!!! He too has to fight for computer time with his older brother so he would love to have these to use while big brother is at school!!!!
Richelle F says
My son would love these!
PB smooth says
These are great!
My nephew loves Thomas and Bob…plus he’s three years old so this would be perfect for him!
My kids would love this! Count me in!
Keeping preschoolers busy? Say no more, I’m totally in!
Oh, my nephew would love this!
I have two boys, one a train fan and one a Bob fan. These would be perfect for them to start getting computer skills. I’ve held off on the whole “gaming” thing to this point, but I don’t want them to be totally clueless when they’re in school and doing computer related activities. (There are computers in the 5 year olds’ kindergarten classroom!)
My son would seriously over the top go crazy for these games! Count us in!
My daughter would love these.
I love these prizes. My son is almost 5, but I know he would get a huge kick out them.
I put the button on my sidebar this afternoon, by the way. Meant to do it earlier in the week, but time has gotten away from me.
Justine F. says
My son is a HUGE Bob and Thomas fan. These would really make his day! Please count us in for this wonderful giveaway. thanks
Organizing Mommy says
Thomas is our favorite!! Thanks.
Another great offer, thanks we would love these!
We would love these here, since most of our computer games for kids are badly outdated. The button’s on my sidebar!
heather u says
with a soon to be preschooler, well actually a toddler, these would be great gifts!
I have the button on my sidebar. thanks!
This would be a fun and much needed addition to our ONE “sample” Veggie Tales CD we have. It’s time to start building our learning games library!
casual friday everyday says
’bout sick of seeing me yet? lol of course my 4 year old would ADORE this package so i’m entering 😉
My 2 1/2 yr old LOVES Thomas! This would be wonderful. I’m adding the button on my sidebar to enter all the contests!
Rebecca C says
My daughter is at the point where she wants to play with the computer, but really is having trouble getting the whole clicking thing down. I bet this would help a lot!
HSB Suzanne says
My girls are getting bigger, but my sister has a toddler and another on-the-way. This would be great!
Thanks for the fun giveaways!
My 4-year-old son has recently discovered computer games, and I know he’d love these!
What a wonderful giveaway – Thomas and Bob have been two of our faves!
Belinda A. says
Yes please, we’d love Thomas and Bob in our home.
We love Bob the Builder and these games look like fun, my son would love them both!
Alexandra Hancock says
I’m kind of embarrassed to say that even my 9 month old knows what a computer is and that Mommy plays on it so he tries to play on it too. I think teaching kids computer skills early is great. I’d love to watch Lucian play one of these instead of sit in front of the boob tube. 🙂
My toddlers would love these. Count me in on the drawing. 🙂
Laura H says
My niece would really enjoy these!
another great idea!
OMG, my nephew loves both of these! He’d really enjoy this!
I have a 2 y/o girl who loves both Thomas and Bob! This would be fantastic!
Thanks for another fun gift!
My 4 year old son would benefit from these, greatly!
Enter me please!
Rebekah at babiesabroad says
These look cool,I think Audrey would like to give them a try.
I have 2 grandsons that will love these games. Thank you for the chance to win.
Bob AND Thomas in ONE package? Pojke would be thrilled! LOL
Awesome! I know a special little man who would love these 🙂
Jennifer H. says
My nephew would love these. Count me in. Have a great weekend!
OH MY GOSH! Thomas is an Obsession in my house, LOL! DS would love to be able to play Thomas on the computer too. (he likes Bob too, but not quite as much as Thomas, LOL)
My two boys both love playing games on the computer. They both love Thomas the Train and the oldest loves to play on ThomasandFriends.com . These games would be great for them.
My daughter is even the one who asks for Thomas!
I have 2 preschoolers here that would love these. Thanks so much.
My little guy loves Thomas and Bob! Either of these would be a huge hit and much appreciated. Thanks for the contest!!
Jessica Stier says
I totally agree with this post. I have found these kinds of games to really help my 3 and 4 year old. We have recently found PBSKids.org to have some really educational games and fun.
I’ve got a house full of soon to be preschoolers here… anything to entertain them during the heat of summer and cold of winter is golden!!