“Jazz in my favorite color of music” Keely (2)
“You know what? Not all dreams come true. But that’s okay because you can always make new dreams.” Katie (4)
Okay – so how can you not like a toy company that includes little books of kid quotes.
Hugs:) Links and Hello phone just entered my life. And I am a better person now. Why you ask? That 4-6PM “power hour” of craziness at my house just got better. The kids are quiet….well ok. That is a stretch. Let me re-phrase. The kids are not killing each other, are VERY happy and occupied, and I have some time to well, write this!
When I received my goodies, I immediately went to the toy website. I was shocked to find out that two of my favorite toys were already in my house and had been for a few years! My absolute favorite toy and favorite “what do I give a good friend birthday present” toy – what I call the kitty piano (Meowsic). This thing hit my playgroup like wild fire about a year ago and it has staying power. Everyone has a kitty piano in playgroup now. Although, keep your Clorox wipes on hand….every kid puts the microphone in their mouth….eww.
I digress..back to my new found happiness. Hugs Links – these suckers arrived and I thought – hmmm. They looks like those baby rattle connectors on itty bitty baby toys…..this is going to flop.
Well. One HOUR later. Mom is wrong. Both of my kids (1.5 yrs and 3 yrs) were obsessed with this toy. After about 30 minutes of taking them out of the container….and putting them back in….they discovered they make a wicked cool noise when thrown on the hardwoods. I tried to show them how they link together and I was outvoted. Whatever mom! We are only on day two – but they are still obsessed. So even if it ends now…..I have had about 3 hours of freedom so far!
I also discovered the Hellophone. Right off the bat I loved it.
You can record a little greeting, then it rings after you leave it, like someone is calling your kids. I diverted world war III with this feature. I recorded Hello to both of my kids – so they HAD to share it. Genius.
I think the most ‘unbelieveable’ thing is the wide age range on most of these toys. Most are infant to 5 years or something similar. But they really do serve multiple ages and grow with you. My kitty piano of last year is still a fave with my older child, and a new found fave with my youngest. Amazingly well thought through for value.
You can buy these and other great toys from B. toys at yes – my favorite store – Target! The toys range from $8 – $50.
Disclaimer: I was not paid or did not receive any compensation, but did receive samples to review and test out. The opinions in this post are soley mine.