Monday, June 20, 2011

toys, toys, toys!

I'd like to recommend a terrific children's learning toys website to you all: ebeanstalk.
I have mentioned this website a few times on my blog, but was asked to give an updated review. I decided to just go ahead and break it down, bullet-style this time, however I encourage you to explore their site yourself. Whether you need toys for babies or older children, I think you'll find this site a great resource for determining age-appropriateness, as well as a great site to purchase from.

  • toys are categorized by age and gender; the left side bar offers 1-click selection to the appropriate toys
  • the quick glance details on each product page: "product status," "included with this order," & "product details" (every toy is backed with a 30 day return policy)
  • ability to search by brand (sometimes I know I want a certain brand but don't know the exact toy I want or what it's called)
  • features like "wishlist" and "birthday reminders" (this will be great when I have nieces or nephews to buy for!)
  • online chat support (sooo much easier than picking up the phone if I have a question)

nice, but I probably won't use it:
  • the grow & learn series (I guess this might be great idea for a grandparent to give as a gift, but in my experience with my 2 kiddos, that's just way too many toys over that short of a time period, lol)
  • downloadable coloring pages
Something that caught my eye while surfing the site: stacking toys. I just reorganized Zane's toys this week and put together a tub of blocks and large legos. He likes to stack (& of course knock down!)
This is a little too young for Zane now, but wouldn't this have been adorable for his first birthday!? Cute!

Disclosure: I am receiving compensation for this review, however I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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