Do You Want To Play

Princess Cara LOVES to play and she learns best through play. She is very good with her hands and is always building something out of anything she can get her hands on. When looking for toys for her to play with, I'm always looking for something that I know will peak her interest and KEEP her interested. If you recall, this past Christmas I received a $50 gift card to Ebeanstalk and decided to check it out and see what I could get with that for the Princess.

Let me tell you, I WAS IMPRESSED. I thought I was going to have to search through a long list, sort it by price, and then try and figure out if it was age appropriate ...blah...blah...blah...and I also thought I would only really be able to get one item because after you add tax & shipping I would have used up the entire gift card.

I was pleasently surprised.

There is a link to select toys by age and by gender. Once you select that, you get a page where you can narrow it down by category of toy (puzzle, construction, dolls & playhouses, outdoor play, science & more). I loved it. It was so easy and quick. Princess Cara helped me make the selections. We chose a tea set that we had to paint together (she still uses it to play "tea" with her dolls - even if all of her barbies are bald & nekkid), a airplane kit that Cara & The FireMarshall built together (she is a tad rough on her toys and after they put together & painted the planes - there was a aerial battle and the planes met a bad fate after about 5 flights - she still had a blast), and a chalk board set that she decorated herself and still uses when she play "classroom" with her stuffed animals. We also picked out a book and we are still reading it. I had to pay a little over to cover the shipping, but I maxed out the gift card and, as you can see from the photo above, Princess Cara was (and still is) a happy camper.

I love hearing her say "Mommie, let's play!"

Looking for great toys for your kids at any age can be overwhelming! Especially if you let your kids watch Nog.g.in or Car.t.oo.n Net.w.ork and they are bombarded with commercials for useless toys or video games. I truly believe you will find great toys at reasonable prices at Ebeanstalk. Even better are the online reviews of all the toys right there on the website. Good and bad. Honest feedback on everything. I found that feature very helpful too.

Head on over to their website and check it out for youself. Got a new baby? Find out which baby toys are the safest. I have a six year old, but you can check out toys for 1 year olds, toys for 2 year olds and so on. If you try one out, make sure you leave feedback. They take it very seriously.

Do you want to play?