Giveaway! 1 Copy of “Are You Ready For K?” Game and 1 Copy of “Beyond The Brochure” Book


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As a holiday THANK YOU to our wonderful readers, we’re super-excited to give away one copy of the popular game from Lakeshore Learning,  “Are You Ready For Kindergarten?” and one copy of Beyond The Brochure: An Insider’s Guide To Private Elementary Schools In Los Angeles. 

You can enter to WIN one free copy of “Are You Ready For Kindergarten?” AND one free copy of Beyond The Brochure: An Insider’s Guide To Private Elementary Schools In Los Angeles, our book which has been featured in The Daily Beast, The Hollywood Reporter, L.A. Parent, Business Insider and numerous other publications. 

For many years, Lakeshore Learning has been one of my family’s favorite go-to places for great educational games, toys and learning activities. “Are You Ready For Kindergarten?” is one of Lakeshore Learning’s most popular educational games. “Are You Ready For Kindergarten?” is a quiz show style board game intended to be a fun way to engage your kid in learning activities designed by educators to help them get ready for kindergarten. My kids are too old for this game (sniff, sniff), but they would have loved playing it because anything about getting ready for kindergarten got them excited about that next big step.

This game was selected as Learning Magazine’s  2015 Teachers’ Choice Award.

Developed by teachers and educators, “Are You Ready For Kindergarten?” includes a feature on where you can enter your child’s game results, get an instant online assessment and print out free materials tailored to your kid’s results, focused on any areas where your child needs practice. What’s not to love about that?

If you’re applying to L.A. private elementary schools, this game/book combo might be just the activity you’ve been looking for to help your child get ready for visiting/testing day. It’s probably no surprise that some of the game’s questions look very similar to those on assessment tests for private kindergarten. And, there are sample private school test questions in the book.

Obviously, obviously, obviously, a game shouldn’t be the deciding factor as to whether your child is ready for kindergarten. This is just for fun!

“Are You Ready” is the first game in a series for Kindergarten-5th grade.


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It is super-easy to enter the giveaway!

1. Leave a comment on this blog telling us why this game/book gift would be perfect for you, a friend or your classroom!

2. You can use an anonymous name, but you must enter your correct email address (it is only visible to Beyond The Brochure, not to the public.) We will contact the winner using this email.

3. Giveaway ends Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 5 p.m. PST. Winner will be chosen randomly. Retail value of the game is $29.99. Retail value of the book is $35.00. 

This giveaway was not sponsored or perked.

Good luck!


* Congratulations to our winner Julie!

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Christina Simon: Los Angeles, California, United States I'm the mom of two kids who attended The Willows School in Culver City and Viewpoint School in Calabasas. My daughter is a graduate of Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism ('23) and my son is a sophomore at UPenn/Wharton ('26). I live in Coldwater Canyon with my husband, Barry, and our dogs. Contact me at

7 thoughts to “Giveaway! 1 Copy of “Are You Ready For K?” Game and 1 Copy of “Beyond The Brochure” Book”

  1. Lakeshore Learning is one of our favorite places for games and toys. I’d play this with my little ones and their cousins. They’ll get a kick out of it if I win. The book will come in handy too.

  2. This game would be perfect for my daughter and her play group. I am a big fan of Lakeshore Learning and their products; it was a favorite haunt of mine when I was teaching preschool! We love educational games and activities in our household.

  3. The game is prefect for my nephew entering kindergarten and the book will assist my sister and I as we navigate the independent school process for both our children. Also,I love Lakeshore Learning products fir my child’s educational needs.

  4. This would be perfect to share with my prek class and their parents. All of the teachers shop at lakeshore on a regular basis. I will turn them onto your blog today.

  5. I thought that the confusion/concerns I had regarding schools would subside as my daughter got older – but as she approaches middle school age I worry even more about choosing the right school for her. The book would be a great help! Thank you.

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