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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

{ImagiPLAY} Review & GIVEAWAY! *CLOSED*

ImagiPLAY offers a plethora of "Toys with Integrity," as their motto claims. What gives them integrity? Well, for starters, they are crafted from plantation-grown Rubberwood, which is an eco-friendly hardwood, and their toys are all-natural and non-toxic. In addition to their "green" all-natural hardwood and lead-free paint, the toys offer educational value for your children, with most of them aid in their ability to count, learn the alphabet and identify different animals. For these reasons, they're quite perfect for pre-schoolers, in my opinion. Even moreso, ImagiPLAY toys inspire creativity and help instill the use of a vivid imagination ~ what every child needs and craves naturally! I love the *lack* of "bells and whistles" on their toys, and focus on open-ended play instead, and for that feat alone, I give ImagiPLAY an A+.

Many of the ImagiPLAY toys focus on the wonders of the world, namely, animals. From their Pozimals, featuring mostly African mammals, to their ColorMeUp wooden puzzles {it's an art kit, too ~ paints included!}, featuring domestic, exotic and sealife creatures, ImagiPLAY helps kids learn about the beautiful, natural world around them, all the while, teaching the basics of pre-school {counting, coloring, learning their ABC's, etcetera}. Additional toys such as the LacingScapes further instill such qualities, while also helping your children enrich their fine motor & problem-solving skills.

My newly 3yo son received the Count Octopus from their Colorific Earth Puzzles line. It is a non-traditional puzzle, shaped like an octopus, of course, and painted in bright & rich child-safe paints. Each octopus arm, along with the head, is painted in a different color and has a different number on it. So your child can learn not only about the different colors, but also how to count {1-10}, how to problem-solve {put the puzzle together properly} and about octopuses {Mom & Dad's insight AND information from their online Learning Center, where I learned there are 150 species of octopi and that they can change their color to match the coral and rocks around them!}.

So, the first time my son encountered the Count Octopus, it was a bit perplexing to him {naturally}. As he's used to the more traditional-style puzzles, and this one is definitely more advanced, he found himself frustrated. He is just newly 3, so I think it will just take some time to get used to it. So for now, we're using it mostly for our practice with colors and counting, along with learning about sea creatures. But that's the beauty of it - it's very versatile and will grow with your child. I think the Count Octopus would make for a fabulous 3rd {or even 4th} birthday party gift, and it will be one the child uses for a few years. And what a great kick-off present for a child getting ready to go to pre-school!

Upon learning about ImagiPLAY, including its toys and the company's philosophy, I have a lot of respect for them, and highly recommend their products for your children. They really do encompass what I would consider to be reputable toys, as they fulfill all aspects you'd like every toy to have, as a parent {not to mention, all the awards they've won from Dr. Toy, Parents' Choice Foundation, and others}.

BUY IT! To purchase your own ImagiPLAY toys, visit them online. From toys starting at just $5.99, you're sure to find something for your child that won't break the bank, and you can feel good about getting them! Receive 20% off your purchase with code: integrity10 (good 3/16-4/14).

WIN IT! One lucky Haute Tot & Baby Couture reader is going to win the same Count Octopus we received {MSRP $17.99}!

Mandatory Entry:
You must be {or become} a public HTBC blog follower on Google Friend to enter (1 entry)! Then visit ImagiPLAY to find 2 TOYS you'd like to have! Come back here and tell me what they are in 1 comment (1 entry). Be sure to leave your email address in the entry so that I have a way to contact the winner! If there is NO EMAIL left, another winner will be drawn. Winner will be chosen via random.org and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize or another winner will be chosen. Entrants can enter through April 5th. Winner to be chosen April 6th, 2010 {open to US residents only}.

Additional Entries!
Once you've completed the mandatory entry, do any of the following for more entries! {Again, please be sure to leave your email address in each entry!}

*Subscribe to our blog (2 entries possible; 1 via google & 1 via email feedburner (must be activated to count as entry)).

*Include our blog in your blog roll and include URL (1 entry).

*Become a fan of Adam's Blankie on Facebook (1 entry).

*Follow Adam's Blankie on twitter AND tweet about this giveaway with the following tweet, (1 entry - can be done daily):
"Win a Count Octopus natural, non-toxic toy from ImagiPLAY @adamsblankie! Enter at www.hautetotandbabycouture.blogspot.com!"
(Be sure to leave a link to your tweet/s!).

*Post our blog buttons on your blog and include link to blog. (6 entries possible - 3 for Adam's Blankie Etsy shop button and 3 for Haute Tot Couture blog button).

*Blog about this giveaway and include the link to your post (3 entries).

*Enter any of our other current giveaways for one entry each (up to 3 entries possible) and leave a comment letting me know which giveaway/s you entered.

Please note, I was not paid to do this review.
Opinions are strictly my own, and no one or nothing else has influenced me in my review.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ENTERED!
WINNER: JESSICA jj****03@gmail.com

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114 comments:

Sugar Dipes said...

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Sugar Dipes said...

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Bethany said...

I like the fruit cutting set AND the lacing scapes ocean.

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J.E. said...

2 of my faves are Noahs Ark (#30002) and BeadMaze Bear (#40115)- it's hard to mention just 2.
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melissad.williams said...

I am a follower!

melissad.williams said...

I'd love to have the Alphabet Dinosaur and the ColorMeUp Kitty Alphabet!

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debbiekl said...

I think my son would like the Puzzleplay dinosaurs and Puff the Alphabet Dragon. Thanks!

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Domestic Diva said...

I like the alphabet parade.

jennifer57 said...

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I like these toys:
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Isi and Jas' mom said...

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Stuff Parents Need said...

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Pattie F. said...

I am a follower through Google Friend. I absolutely love the Fruit and Veggie Fruit Cutting sets and also the Rolling Snail Sorter.

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K said...

I love the pushalong hybrid car and the fruit cutting set.

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Sherrie said...

I am following you via google friend connect and I visited "Image play" and found two really adorable toys I would love to have for my granddaughter.
1st-Noah's Ark playset (love it)
2nd-cute cat fishin puzzle (so cute)

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Sherrie said...

2nd entry (still new to blogging:)

I visited "Image play" and found two really adorable toys I would love to have for my granddaughter.
1st-Noah's Ark playset (love it)
2nd-cute cat fishin puzzle (so cute)

Sherrie said...

I subscribed by email and confirmed it.
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Sherrie said...

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Tylerpants said...

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DEBIJOT said...

follower
Noah's Ark Playset
Butterfly Puzzle

trixx said...

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trixx said...

I'm an email subscriber

trixx said...

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ReggieMann said...

I follow your blog publicly with Google Friend Connect

I would like to have the Number Snail

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tina reynolds said...

i follow your blog and liked fruit cutting set and toothie in green and orange thanks eaglesforjack@gmail.com

tina reynolds said...

i subscribe

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i am a fan of Adam's Blankie on Facebook (mrstinareynolds)

tina reynolds said...

i follow on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/mrstinareynolds/status/11677344429