Thursday, May 28, 2009

Story Time Felts review & giveaway


Have you noticed that the less a toy does, the more a child imagines and explores as she plays with it? Besides the general annoyance of loud toys, I really do think Sweetpea gets more out of the ones that do less. That's why I was really excited when Karen Clark of Story Time Felts sent me a sample of their Girl Dress Me Bear to review. As a huge fan of paper dolls and fashion plates growing up, I was so excited to introduce the Dress Me Bear to Sweetpea. She loves it just as much as I'd hoped she would!

The Dress Me Bear comes with 20 pieces of clothing and four weather scenes for the window. So far while playing with Sweetpea and her Story Time Felt we have worked on our colors, matching colors of various clothing items, placement of clothes in the correct location, and the appropriate clothes for different types of weather. In addition, the open ended nature of this toy allows her to use her imagination to create stories and practice her every growing vocabulary.

Prices are very reasonable (there are many options available for under $30) and this is a toy that can really grow with your child for many years. It's also something we will likely take with us on trips to keep Sweetpea occupied - the felt itself keeps her occupied for long spans of time, and flipping it over provides her the perfect surface for playing with coloring books or "reading" her books in the car.

Karen was nice enough to offer a $25 gift certificate for one lucky reader - just visit the Story Time Felts site and let me know your favorite product, or a suggestion if you have one and don't see it featured on the site. I'll draw determine a winner using Random.org on June 14th - make sure I have a way to contact you if you win!

For additional entries (each additional entry should be a separate comment) you can:

*Spread the word about this giveaway on Twitter and leave the link to your tweet
*Stumble this giveaway and leave a comment letting me know your user id
*Write a blog post about this giveaway and leave me the link

Thanks again to Karen for sharing her great products with us - good luck, I hope you win!

24 comments:

Katie said...

I'd love to win the Farm Felt Book, my daughter loves animals and I'd love to be able to take it with me on the go!

Alayna said...

I really like the bible stories! I have actually been looking for something like this for my kids. I think they would really like them!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Alayna said...

I tweeted
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Katie, Kevin and kids said...

My daughter would love the dress up felt dolls. Maybe then she would spend her time changing their tops and skirts instead of her own:)
What a fun product!

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

These look SO delightful! I would love the Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly - Dacey's favorite!

icefairy said...

My favorite product is the dress-up felt dolls. Thanks for the great giveaway!
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Nina said...

hmmm its hard to decide. I like the old woman who swallowed a fly cause we sing that almost every night and my son laughs and laughs and laughs...how absurd he says...maybe the story in a box that includes the little engine and another story would be good. we are flying cross country in july and this would be perfect to help occupy his time.

Holly@MotherIsNotConcerned said...

I would love to win the Learning Letters set.

Dawn said...

My girls would love the girl paper doll sets. They love their felt board.

Heather said...

My son would love the he Pirate Island felt board story set. So fun!

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homebase2008 said...

Hi...the dress up felt dolls are the winner! Would love a chance to win those...ty for turning us onto that site as well...we love yours too! TY Cher
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Jen said...

My son is totally into animals so I would love the Farm Felt book. They are all so cute!

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

Great giveaway, thank you! I would have to go with the dress me bear. I have twin boys though so I'd have to double up the order! :) I guess it would be like buy one get one free if I win!

teachmama said...

wow! what a fun giveaway!! I think my 3 kiddos would love either Grandpa's farm or the Pirate's Island--we don't have anything like this!! I'm crossing my fingers it's a lucky day for us!
thanks!!

Michelle said...

I'd really like to win the Can Do Activity Book Precut and Assembled:) I really love anything felt!

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Kelly said...

All of the sets look amazing! I think my daughter would love the Photo Dolls in Felt!!

Ginny said...

Love the Blonde Girl Dress Up Felt Paper Doll with Clothes

Ginny said...

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RavenousReader said...

I like the Create a Face: Felt Faces and Expressions.

mj said...

Well, besides the felt boards, which look great, I love the story sets--all of them. Scripture stories, fairy tales, etc. My kids would have so much fun with these!

Sarah said...

WE would love Noah and the Ark felt board story!
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Eden said...

I stopped as soon as I saw the Castles set - my girls love being princesses and reading princess stories. So having these sets would go great while reading the stories - or playing them on their own.

Dolphin Girl said...

I think the Christmas Tree Felt Advent Calendar looks great!

Lenetta @ Nettacow said...

So many to choose from! Love the farm felt one, just like our farm. :>) Thanks!

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