Wednesday, March 2, 2011

*Celebrate Baby* Mudpuppy Review & Giveaway [Ends 3/17]

  
I'm still a child at heart and I love to play with kid's toys (not by myself of course). My little guy paid no attention to toys until he was about 17-ish months old. Now at 20 months, he's finally starting to actually play with his toys. He likes stacking blocks and similar things. We are ready for a whole new world to explore.

Mudpuppy offers hundreds of puzzles and other activity sets. Since my little guy likes blocks, I chose to review the Playful Pets Block Puzzle. It is meant for ages 3+, but I didn't think this puzzle could do him any harm. The puzzles consists of 9 2-inch cubes to use as building blocks or form 6 different puzzle pictures featuring Playful Pets illustrated by Melinda Beck: dog, canary, tortoise, goldfish, hamster, and cat. It's printed with nontoxic, soy-based inks and the cubes contain 90% recycled paper. It is CE and ASTM tested for safety.

When I opened the puzzle and gave it to my little guy, he immediately stacked the block into a tower. Since he doesn't understand yet how to put pictures together, that's how he's mostly been playing with the cubes. Another game he has is to spill the cubes out of the box and then put them back in. Or put the cubes into the box cover. Aren't the little ones so smart? I do build the pictures for him and he gets excited, because he realizes that it's a picture, but can't do it by himself yet. So he asks me to do it for him all the time now. We've had this block puzzle for a month now and he's still playing with it everyday.

I love the idea of this puzzle and it reminds me of the toys I had as a child. It's fun and educational at the same time. Since these cubes are meant for ages 3+, my baby doesn't know how to handle them properly. He's still curious enough to bite and tear things. The pictures on the cardboard cubes are made of glossy paper which is stickered on. He's been able to tear the pictures off. Thanks God for scotch tape! So far I've been able to fix everything he's done. I wish the cubes were sturdier, but I understand that for something of a very high quality we would need to pay a high quality price. This puzzle retails for only $15 and it will bring great entertainment to your child. I do not regret at all that I gave this to my kid and that it's not in perfect condition anymore. I love watching him play with the puzzle and ask me to build pictures for him. It's worth it!

There are some great products that Mudpuppy carries, such as floor puzzles, sticker books, wall clocks and many many more. I would love to check out more of their products. As I mentioned, I love toys and I'm very excited that my kid is finally starting to like them too.


COUPON: Enter code ZZZ2 at checkout to receive 15% discount of any online order.
Shipping to US starts at $6.50 and to Canada at $16.95


Giveaway Prize:
One lucky winner will receive a Mudpuppy Playful Pets Block Puzzle (RV $15)

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This giveaway is open to residents of USA & CANADA and will end on March 17, 2010 at 11:59PM PST. The winner will be determined randomly via random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to respond back or another winner will be chosen.

Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation to write this post. I received a free product mentioned above in order to provide my honest opinion. I am in no way responsible for shipping of the prize.

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sunnymum said...

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Melissa French said...

I love the Forest Friends Puzzle Block.

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I love the goodnight moon floor puzzle!

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I also love the Monsters Flip 'n Draw activity book.

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Sarah Matos said...

Also like the royal castle floor puzzle
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I love the Eric Carle Chameleon Puzzle.

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I also like the Playful Patterns Wooden Magnetic Numbers

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mail4rosey said...

I don't see my initial post, so I'm putting it up again. If it is a duplicate, please delete.

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Jus and Kat said...

I like the Playful Patterns Wooden Magnetic Letters.

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I like the 'Monster Mansion' playset, and the new wooden magnetic ABC's and 123's ((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) Thanks!

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AND.... I "LIKE" Mudpuppy on Facebook, and shared on their wall there (HollyC) Thanks for the chance.....

Kristen said...

I like the My Favorite Dogs 63 Piece Puzzle.

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I like the Fair Tales Flip & Draw Book. My 4 year old granddaughter would love this!
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