Friday, May 27, 2011

Ruby Skye, P.I.: Awesome Online Entertainment for Kids (Giveaway; 2 Winners)

I have to admit that I’m not a big fan of all of the children’s programming on TV. Some of the shows are just downright gross! (I won’t name names, but I’m betting you know some of them.) So, I’m always happy to find shows that actually respect kids’ intelligence and yet keep them entertained. I recently discovered a web series that exemplifies those qualities: Ruby Skye P.I.! Ruby Skye is a teenage girl who’s always solving mysteries in her town. She has a sister named Hailey, who’s a royal pain in her behind, but Hailey’s fabulous computer skills come in handy when Ruby has a mystery to solve. Various other quirky and interesting characters populate Ruby’s world.

Check out Episode 1: Animal Farm (approximately 6 minutes) where we’re introduced to Mrs. Gooje, “animal lover and neighborhood wacko,” who talks to her stuffed animals and is being scammed by a “Nigerian prince” on the Internet. Can Ruby Skye get to the bottom of this mystery?

[Email subscribers, please click on the title of this post to access the video online.]

On, kids can watch all of the Ruby Skye P.I. episodes for free! Plus, they can play a Rock Paper Scissors game, get brownie recipes, read a blog, and more! The next time your kids declare “I’m bored!” this summer, head over to




Two (2) lucky winners will receive the Ruby Skye P.I. poster featured above, PLUS a branded water bottle and button!

MANDATORY ENTRY: To enter, visit with your child(ren) and check out the shows. Leave a comment on one of the shows on that page! Then come back here and leave a comment with the name of the episode you commented on. You must do this to enter the giveaway.

After fulfilling the mandatory entry above, you can earn optional, additional entries if you:

- Follow Ruby Skye P.I. (@rubyskyepi) and Susan Heim on Parenting (@ParentingAuthor) on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway with the hashtag #SBBP. You may tweet up to 3x a day. (Please space them at least an hour apart.) Leave a separate comment with the URL of each tweet. (1 entry per tweet) You can use this tweet if you'd like:

Summer Blogger Block Party: Ruby Skye, P.I. Prize Pack #Giveaway @rubyskyepi @ParentingAuthor 2 Winners! Ends 6/10 #SBBP

- Follow Ruby Skye P.I. on Facebook. (1 entry)

- Like Susan Heim on Parenting on Facebook and/or follow on Networked Blogs. (1 entry for each)

- Subscribe to Susan Heim on Parenting via email, RSS and/or Kindle. Leave a comment for each subscription method. (1 entry for each subscription method for up to 3 entries)

- Follow Susan Heim on Parenting through Google Friend Connect. Leave a comment with your GFC name. (1 entry)

- Place a button for Susan Heim on Parenting on your blog and/or a text link on your blog roll. Post a comment with your blog’s URL. (1 entry for button; 1 entry for text link)

- Enter another current giveaway on Susan Heim on Parenting. (1 entry per giveaway entered)

- Get 5 extra entries if you posted the SBBP button on your blog before May 24 and left a comment on this post. (Your comments might say: #1 Posted button before May 24, #2 Posted button before May 24, etc.)

- Click here for LOTS more extra entry opportunities!

Two (2) winners will be randomly selected from the qualified comments received by Friday, June 10, 2011, at 11:59 PM ET. Please leave an email address on one of your comments if it’s not available on your Blogger profile. Winner must respond within 72 hours or another winner will be drawn. Contest is open to US residents only.

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to the winners: Terry and susansmoaks!

And don’t forget to visit the other giveaways in the Summer Blogger Block Party event!

DISCLOSURE: No products or compensation were provided for this post.


  1. Terry4:56 PM

    I commented on Chapter 12 (Duh duh duhn).
    My name is Terry.
    My comment: "I love Griffin! Hoping for another season!!!"

  2. Terry5:01 PM

    Following both and tweeted message. (@ninjabunyz1)

  3. i left a comment on chapter 1
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com


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