Pure Play Kids, one of my long-time blog sponsors, believes that "Play is the work of children, and toys are the tools." I don't know about you, but a manifesto like that makes me want to invest in some good tools for my kids.
I recently ordered butterfly nets and a bug house (we've been putting both to good use...) as well as a beach shell collecting bag in preparation for summer vacation. Pure Play Kids also carries lots of quality wood toys and pretend play items, such as superhero capes and masks, a fun-looking doctor kit, and some great building sets.
If you decide to order some tools for your children's work, make sure to use the online code ART15 to receive a 15% discount on your order.
And if you'd like a chance to win a Monkey Maze by Pure Play Kids see the giveaway details below!
To enter a giveaway for a wood monkey maze, head over to Pure Play Kids, do a little window shopping, and come back here to leave a comment saying what you and your kids would most enjoy playing with this summer. Comments left by Wednesday, June 12th at 11:59pm EST will be entered to win the monkey marble maze by Pure Play Kids. Winner will be chosen by random number generator and announced here on Thursday. Giveaway open to readers in the US. One entry per person, please.
Giveaway now closed.
The random number generator gave me #5, so Kerri D. wins the wood monkey maze. Congrats, Kerri! (I'll e-mail you...)
The geometric magnetic discs would be a hit and I know they would love making and using their own chalk from that kit.
P.S. Here's the monkey maze product description:
Made in the USA of maple wood, our Monkey Marble Maze is a great battery-free, coordination-building toy for kids of 4-8 years old. On one side, kids tilt the board to steer the marble around the monkey's face. The back side features a vastly different labyrinth to challenge kids further. It's the perfect size for traveling. Great for cultivating creativity and problem solving all the while helping to build fine-motor, spatial and cognitive skills. Includes 5 made-in-USA marbles. 11" x 10" x 1/2" thick. Safety graded for Ages 3+; Designed for children 4+. (Value = $24.95)