This past weekend, we celebrated Arianna's birthday. The approach was a little different, I asked the family to consider bringing her a toy to donate to needy children this Christmas. It's hard to believe that the holidays are right around the corner, right? Well, even though we're trying to do more giving this year, there will also be buying for others and I have a few great ideas up my sleeve thanks to B. toys!
- The packaging is earth-friendly (soy ink, minimal packaging, and recycled materials).
- Each toy has a gift tag already attached (love this!) and many have packages that can double as gift wrap
- Kid quotes are included (and oh, are they fun!)
- The toys inspire kids to be creative .
- With each purchase, B. toys gives 10 cents to “Free the Children”.
B. toys has launched several new toys including the Symphony in B., YouTurns, Carousel Bells, Woofer, Oddballs, Walkness Monster, and Global Glowball. All of them look like such fun (the colors are adorable), and many of them help the children make music (one of our favorite toy themes). Plus, the age range of many of these toys is 3-13; however, there are great options for the 6 month + children, too.
Meowsic is Arianna's dream keyboard. She loves singing into a microphone and playing along to the beat. There are 20 different songs that you kids will probably know plus 7 original songs (including lyrics to sing-along). Not only does the keyboard play “piano” sounds, it also plays 5 instruments and rhythms. She can record her original music (which has been fun to listen to). The microphone is retractable, so when ‘lil brother comes to steal it, he can only get so far. Moms and Dads will love that Meowsic has an auto-shutoff feature…no more finding the kids' toys fresh out of batteries when you really just need them to play! Meowsic is a good toy for children ages 2-6 and takes 4AA batteries (included).
Poppitoppy had Evan laughing for a solid 20 minutes when I handed her to him. When you press on Poppitoppy's head, the balls (which Arianna called “gum”) pop, pop, and pop. Greg liked that you could essentially push repeatedly and the balls kept going wild, “poppy-popping”, and keeping Evan entertained. Poppitoppy is a good toy for children ages 1-3 and is “powered by” forced air as your child presses on her head, creating a vacuum.
You can find B. toys at Target and specialty toy stores. These toys are quality, fun, and educational gifts that come highly recommended by my kids. You can learn more by checking out http://www.justb-byou.com, following them on Twitter, or liking them on Facebook.
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Disclaimer: I was provided with these toys to review and enjoy. All opinions (and desire to go out and buy more) are 100% my own.