So I told you about one of my favorite toy manufactures last month and now I'm back with an amazing giveaway from PlanToys!! If you don't know about PlanToys, they create amazing educational, developmental and safe wooden toys for all ages! PlanToys only uses replenishable rubberwood, which is preservative free and naturally processed. The wood is not chemically treated in any way. PlanToys only uses water-based colors and non-toxic glues. So their toys are completely safe and non-toxic.
PlanToys sent us the PlanCity Airport to review and it is not like another other activity set I've ever seen. It is sturdy, wooden and has no plastic toxic parts! This great gift is for ages 3+ since there are small parts, but both girls and boys can enjoy. My friend's 8 year old son had a blast playing with it.
First I have to compliment PlanToys for making this an easy to assemble toy. I was able to do it in 20 minutes. As a single mom and having to build everything myself, I curse 99% of the toy makers with their complex packaging, lack of product organization and poor instructions. I was a bit nervous when I saw the size of the Airport, but once I opened the box and saw that everything was packaged separately with easy to use instructions, I was a very happy mommy! Another thing that I loved is that the packaging is paper bags which can be reused for snacks, hand puppets or other crafts, mini goody bags, or even small gift bags! I know.. I'm crafty...
The Airport is a 2 story play area complete with a flight control tower, sky path, movable elevator that connects the two levels, a car park, check in counter, conveyor belt, a airplane, cargo trailer, and a pilot and captain. How cool is that!! The airplane moves easily up and down the ramps and have been a huge hit in my house. I love all of the movable elements that can keep Ella occupied for hours. She loves planes and this has helped her learn the layout of an airport since she hasn't been since she was a baby. This might just seem like a fun toy, but it is definitely an educational and developmental toy by working on your child's fine motor skills with the conveyor belt and elevator. Plus, watching your child use their imagination is priceless!
Here are a few items from PlanCity I want to purchase to make the set complete so Ella can have more fun being creative: You can even add to the Airport by purchasing the Road and Rail Deluxe, Standard Road System, and Set of Trees and Lights.
I also wanted to share some other PlanToys items that are on my wish list that might spark your interest! Since some major life changes have happened this week, my wish list will probably have to stay just a wish list. (I'm going to post about that in a sec) But on a very happy note....
The Giveaway: PlanToys would like to give 1 VERY LUCKY winner a PlanCity Airport!
Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST November 18, 2009 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open only to the US
How to Enter: Go to PlanToys and tell me something you'd love to give as a gift- but it can't be anything I've posted above. Don't worry, there's tons to choose from! Click on "Comments" to leave your post. Make sure to leave your email address!! I cannot contact the winner without it!
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*New Disclaimer- I was sent a Airport for review for free. This is NO way changes my opinion about the product or company. These are only my thoughts, opinions and results.