I’m always on the look out for clever toys. When I say clever toys, here are some of the things I look for:
- Toys that don’t require batteries
- Toys that stimulate imaginative play
- Toys made from quality materials
- Toys made from natural materials
- Toys made with an environmentally friendly focus
I find these sorts of toys last, occupy my children for logner and I hate changing batteries. HA!
Let me introduce you to Finlee & Me, a shop that sells many toys that tick many of the points above. I loved many of the products and have pulled out my three favourite to review in this post.
Dancing Silk Ribbon Ring
The Dancing Silk Ribbon Ring is made from beautiful materials, and that is what I love most about it. The wooden ring is polished with beeswax and the silk ribbons are soft to the touch. The rings jingle when moved thanks to a few bells. The Silk Ribbon Ring is perfect for dancing, or course, and we used it in different ways too.
Dance, jump, sing, wave, skip, run.
2. Mobile/Hanging Decoration
I made this stunning pressed bouganvillea flower mobile to brighten up my daughter’s room. The wood, silk and flower combination made me happy.
To use the dancing ring into a mobile, simply use laminated pressed flowers (as I have), or cut out any cardboard shapes you like. Then punch a hole in the top of each shape and tie on to a ribbon, at different lengths, allowing the remainder of the ribbon to hang behind. This way, you can easily turn it back into a dancing ring if you like.
3. Outdoor Cubby
On a fine day, hang the dancing ring on a branch in a tree to help create a magical play space outside.
Peek-A-Boo Bags are fantastic for the pram, long drives shopping trips and at home. It’s like having a treasure hunt inside a mini bean bag! The Peek-A-Boo bags each have a snap tag with all the items you can find through the vinyl window. The bags also feel good to hold and squelch. They come in three different types: Rough N Tough (pictured below), Sugar N Spice and Everything A to Z.
These Balloons are so clever! Simply blow up a balloon inside the cover to turn it into a ball. This both protects the balloon so it lasts longer (and you can use it on grass), plus it’s safer for toddlers and washable. Not only is the balloon cover wonderful for home use, it’s great for travel too: pop a balloon cover and a few balloons in your bag and you’ll always have something up your sleeve for the kids to play with.
Perfect for travel:
Put a few balloons and the balloon cover in a zip lock bag and throw it in your handbag so you always have something up your sleeve for the kids to play with when you travel.
I’m happy to be able to giveaway 1 x Balloon Cover, 1 xPeek-A-Boo Bag and 1 x Dancing Ring on the blog today thanks to Finlee & Me. There will be three winners, one for each product. The winner will be able to choose whatever colour/design of the product they like.
To enter, all you need to do is like Finlee & Me on facebook (like button below) and leave a comment the space below this post about what you look for when you buy toys for your child/ren.
Finlee & Me Facebook Page
Terms: 1. Australian residents only 2. Winner will be notified by email. 3. If the winner does not respond to the email within 48 hours, the winner will be drawn. 4. Winner will be drawn via random number. 5. Giveaway will close 4 February 2012. 6. Read my disclosure policy.