Hopefully you read my post yesterday introducing you to Fat Brain Toys. If not, head on over to my last post and check it out. You will love them, I am sure of it! Today, I want to introduce you to a few of the toys that Fat Brain Toys created. We love them and I bet you if you order them, you will love them too!FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.
As I said before, Fat Brain Toys has toys for all ages and they sell all major brands. What makes them stand out even more is that they sell toys that they create themselves too. We were sent a few to check out and I want to tell you about them now.
Up first: Swingy Thing
Seriously, that is what it is called. No need to worry on the confusion about that one. Your kid goes to a friends house that has it. They come home and tell you they want "the swingy thing" to play with. You have NO CLUE what it is. Instead of calling to ask the parents what it is, you just you tube swingy thing toy and BOOM. You see it, are intrigued as to if you can master all 52 challenges. What do you do? You order it for only $14.99 and start trying it out for yourself.
The only thing I wish was different? The sheet that has the challenges on it... I wish there was a way to laminate it, make it like a little book or something. I love having it with the set and easily accessible, but I know it will eventually start to fall apart with the opening and closing of it all the time.
The next toy we were sent: Oombee Cube
This is perfect for Savannah. (age 1) It is a little box that allows her to sort shapes, but the best part? The shapes are connected with a little cord, so no need to worry about having to keep up with the different parts. This is great to have as a travel toy, or even one to have at each grandparents house! For only $16.95, they are great to buy a few to have on hand.
As I said, we have enjoyed this. With the shapes connected (strings are not that long) we don't have to worry about losing pieces. It is small enough that we can throw it in the diaper bag to take out to eat or in the car. It is large enough that we don't lose it on car trips and spend the time searching in the car for it.
I love that it is made of a hard rubber type material, so she can chew on it without it harming her (hello teething stage...AGAIN) and if its dropped it wont break or crack.
Another plus? We get to work on colors and shapes.
Ready for the negative? I have 1 major one. I had to go back and look up what one shape was! I guess I need to brush up. I totally forgot what the 5 sided shape was called (*pentagon. I know now!) The only other thing is a catch 22. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE that they used fun bright colors , as so many toys are in the classic "red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple" colors. At the same time, I wish they did use the basic ones, so we could work on teaching them with her. Maybe they could make both? Or maybe, just maybe, I could just teach her the classic colors and let her broaden her knowledge and have fun learning that there are more shades out there than just the plain ones!
The final toy we were sent: AnimaLogic.
This really looks like an awesome game and one that will be played for many years by all of our children.
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Granted, he LOVES his Ipad, Netflix and TV.. but when we get to read a book or play games together, he is happiest than any other time. I know that the times of him wanting to spend with me will get shorter the older he gets, so I will enjoy every minute of them now while I still can.
Stay tuned to Instagram to see when this game gets started!
I know that Fat Brain Toys has so much to offer and will be a great source for Christmas and Birthday gifts now that I am familiar with them. Head on over to check them out.
One more bonus:
If you head over to the order page, you can read even more about the toy you are looking at. They include Age and Gender Usage. Product Specs. Product Reviews and even Facebook Comments.
If anyone is just DYING to send me a gift card to Fat Brain Toys, let me know. They have several items on the Invented Here link that I would love to have in our house!
Look at : Coggy, Vroom Blox, HexHive, Pop & Slide Shelly, Woo and that is just to get started on what all I would love to have!