Sunday, February 14, 2010

Discovery Toys - Review + Giveaway!

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If I had a nickel for every toy I bought my daughter that turned out to be junk, I'd be a rich woman.   Wouldn't it be nice if a toy company would stand by each and every product they make?  Thankfully there is one, and it's called Discovery Toys.  All Discovery Toys are backed by an unconditional money-back guarantee!

Discovery Toys are educational by design and fun by nature.  I absolutely love the Key Benefits section that appears below each toy's page on the Discovery Toys website, where you're provided with a summary of what the toy has to offer, from motor skills to thinking skills and everything in between. Parents can rest easy knowing that this company manufactures toys that meet U.S. and Canadian safety standards.

Until I stumbled upon consultant Rosalinda Vargas's Discovery Toys page, I hadn't realized that the company offers a home-based business for moms.  Normally the products from these types of businesses are extremely high in price, but Discover Toys are very affordable.

Emma received the Giant Pegboard to play with an learn from.  The key benefits of this toy include:
  • Identify, sort, and match colors & shapes;
  • Explore positional concepts; next to; on top of; beneath; near; row; column; diagonal; opposite;
  • Strengthen counting skills;
  • Practice fine motor dexterity;
  • Demonstrate addition, subtraction, multiplication and graphing;
  • Develop beginning understanding of geometric shapes, angles, and area;
  • Pattern play sharpens thinking skills and problem solving.
At this point in her toddlerhood, Emma's not quite at that stage of stacking and building, but she sure does love to demolish the structures I build for her!  After all, that's the best part of the process, right?

The Giant Pegboard is an award-winning toy and is so bright and colorful.  It comes with 25 pegs and a 10" square board to build upon.  I love that it will help me teach my daughter all about shapes, colors and stacking.

BUY IT!  Now through March 31st, 2010 Discovery Toys will match all consumer donations.  I love shopping with companies that support charities, don't you?
WIN IT!  One lucky reader will receive a Giant Pegboard for their child.

To Enter: Tell me what other product you'd love and why (what one key benefit does it have that appeals to you?)

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No compensation was received for this review post.  I received a Giant Pegboard to facilitate my review, and all opinions above are my own.  Contest is open to US residents and closes at Midnight EST on March 3rd. The winner will be chosen using Random.org. Please leave your email address either in your comment or make sure it is listed on your profile page so that I have a way to contact you. See the giveaway rules before entering. GOOD LUCK!

448 comments:

  1. I love the "play & learn snail" simply because it's adorable plus the sounds are cute not annoying!

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  2. I know my nephew would love Marbleworks. they have a few sets and add-ons. I like that it would let his imagination help him build all sorts of different track designs.

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  7. My boys would love the Motor Works set!

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  8. I think I would like the Lullabies from around the world cd.

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  13. I like the Motor Works. Both of my kids love to see how things work and I think this would really intrigue them. They would actually get to experience assembling 'parts-to-whole'. Thanks for the chance!
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  19. I also like the A B SEAS® Alphabet Fishing Game, what a great way for a child to learn the ABC's, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  29. BRIGHT BUILDERS Plus because I have a 4 year old little boy who loves to build things.

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  31. I like the FASHION FRIENDS because they aren't just a regular doll. It comes with different dolls and outfits, encouraging kids to be creative.
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  35. I entered your Rainbow Brite Giveaway.
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  36. I love the giant pegboard, my mom bought us some discovery toys when we were younger and the giant pegboard was my favorite. I like the Measure Up cups too.

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  37. I liked the Rainfall Rattle - I think it helps littles ones focus and listen as it goes up and down.

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  39. Measure Up Cups
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  40. My daughter would love the Marbleworks toy...with so many add-on tracks, etc. this would totally fuel her imagination!

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  42. I'm a facebook fan (Melissa Johnson Cleaver)

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  43. I entered the Price Pfister giveaway.

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  44. i like the working trio...cause my son loves anything with wheels
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  46. I love the caterpillar shape sorter. We love wooden toys, and this one would also help with my daughter's eye hand coordination.

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  48. I would get the "It's a Match! Set" because my 4-year old is constantly wanting to play poker with us - she loves trying to fit the suits and numbers together, and I think more involved matching would suit her perfectly.

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  49. love this: MOTOR WORKS bc it develops tactile senses!

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  50. the marbleworks looks like so much fun because there is so much that you can add to it and it would make play so much fun!

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  52. I would also like to have the Caterpillar Shape Sorter. This one appeals to me because it deals with reasoning ability. I like toys that can teach a child several different things. This sorter can also be used to teach colors and early math.

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  53. following on twitter (as SnowflakeDay) and tweeted: https://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/status/9186205382

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  54. I like the go go catepillar! I think it mostly appeals to me because it is so cute!

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  66. The giant pegboard is awesome. Thanks for the chance.
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  67. I love the marble works game best!


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  71. another item I would love is the WHAT AM I? – SET OF 4 BOOKS... they encourage making educated guesses based on story text and by drawing attention to visual clues; my 3year old son often just gives up when asked questions and wants us to answer instead.... i think this owuld really help him.

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  78. I like the Animal Babies book because my little one loves reading about animals.

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  79. The CASTLE MARBLEWORKS® looks a real fun toy.

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  80. I love the MARBLEWORKS® Starter Set because you can configure it in so many ways!
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  81. I would to have the go go caterpillar and the bathtime bugs for my toddler.
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  88. Marbleworks looks fun for my son. It encourages many different ways of being creative. He could make new tracks and you can also buy other sets to make bigger and better.

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  93. I like the Caterpillar Shape Sorter because it develops an understanding of spatial relationships.

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  97. Love the Roll and Play activity cube because it is educational yet fun!

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  100. I like the MOTOR WORKS. My son loves taking things apart and putting things together. This would be perfect!

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  101. I think my daughter would love Baby Grooves. She loves to shake things and make noise!

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  103. I also entered the Discovery Toys giveaway.

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  105. I love the jangles toy because it stimulates multiple senses!

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  110. The measure up cups are very cute and would be great for counting with the numbers and also color recognition
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  111. I like the measuring cups because they are colorful, good for counting and perfect for my daughters little hands.
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  120. My kids would like the Marble Works Wild Ride. They're really kinesthetic and like to build things. I think it encourages creativity too.
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  127. I love the pegboard because my daughter would have to sit still for a second to play with it!She loves otys like thsi and is willing to stop running for a moment. I love that it aids in teaching colors and shapes.
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  128. I'd love the MARBLEWORKS® Deluxe Set because my 5 year old is fascinated with building and motion!

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