Monday, November 19, 2012

TRM's Christmas Gift Guide :: Natural Toys from Oompa.com {Giveaway Ends 11/30}

Toys are on every child's wishlist for Christmas. That's to be expected! But I love being able to incorporate educational, high quality and natural all together for the best value. This next online store has all of those and so much more to offer!

Oompa.com is one of the best one-stop online stores for natural toys on the web today. Featuring a wonderful selection from sustainable, natural toy brands, Oompa carries only the safest, most unique and beautifully crafted toys on the market. Through extensive research and traveling throughout North America, Asia and Europe, you can be sure they are offering the finest toys available! Some of my favorite brands that they carry include Green Toys, Plan Toys, Haba, P'kolino, and Hape Toys.

I'm a huge fan of natural toys for my son. Generally they have an heirloom quality about them, they don't require batteries, and have unique features that you simply just can't find in regular toys. That's why I love Oompa's commitment to natural toys which makes shopping with them so easy. Also, with Oompa I know I can shop without worrying about toy brands using harmful chemicals, child-labor, or poor manufacturing practices. And quality is definitely a huge priority just based on the brands they carry.

Shopping is so easy at Oompa! You can shop by category (Bath toys, Puzzles, Wooden Toys etc), age, brand, or even by country. I know it's important to some natural, crunchy mamas to avoid products made in certain countries, or to buy only toys made in the USA. With Oompa's various category options, you can quickly narrow down toys that meet your specifications. You can also check out their Gift Center, shop some amazing deals, or check out what's new at Oompa!
Oompa generously sent us the Alphabet A Thru Z activity set from Plan Toys. This product includes 26 letters made from natural kiln-dried rubberwood, and 26 cards to coordinate. The rubberwood letters are free of chemicals and colored using non-toxic, water-based dyes. I love the speckled, textured look of the letters. They're so beautiful! As with all Plan Toys, this set is thoughtfully made in Thailand, with high safety standards in place to ensure you're child's safety. We also own a few toys from Plan Toys so I knew the great quality to expect before we received this product.
The matching cards are two-sided. One side has an animal or insect that incorporates the shape of the letter, along with the written out name of the animal or insect. On the back is the outline of each letter with a dotted line in the middle for finger tracing. When I first pulled out this set for my Buddy to play with, he immediately went to grab a pen to trace the letters on the back of the cards!! Obviously that is not the goal here and I wouldn't even recommend a dry erase marker (the surface is more matte, not slippery). I immediately showed Buddy how to use his finger to trace each letter and he's been okay with that ever since. This set actually keeps Buddy quite intrigued as he takes each card and finds the matching rubberwood letter. The first time he played with this set he had them all lined up with the letters on top of the cards by the time he was done! He pretty much did it all on his own, and it was great to see him focus on such an educational activity with such independence.

The Alphabet A Thru Z activity set is one that I will definitely be using to reinforce letter recognition, especially as we continue to work on writing and remembering how to write a few letters he's struggling with. This set is not only fun, but holds a great educational value for young children around age 3 and up. I think this set is also an awesome representation of the amazing toys and products you can purchase at Oompa. I definitely recommend checking them out as you begin to start your Christmas shopping this year!

Price: Plan Toys Alphabet A Thru Z - $34.19
 
Buy It: Check out Oompa.com for this natural activity and so much more!
 
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27 comments:

BethElderton said...

I love the ALL SEASON DOLLHOUSE (FURNISHED)
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

Tj and Amy said...

we love baby doll elli. amypugmire@live.com

Ruby said...

I like the WALKER WAGON

apple blossom said...

Plume Pink Patchwork Rabbit

Fawn said...

I like the Heart Doll Pram
alsmalu at hotmail.com

aperry said...

Plan toys musical band

Felicia R said...

Spring-A-Ling Wire Maze!

Jen said...

Have been eyeing the Moov Street Construction set FOREVER!!

Janet W. said...

My grandson would like the Organic Donut Rattles.

Jen Sigmon said...

I've been eyeing the Hape pound and tap bench for my 1-yr-old.

natali said...

Love love love Oompa! Especially love the Beleduc body puzzle and everything Plan Toys! One of my favorite brands!

Diana said...

If budget was not an issue, i would love to buy Chalet Dollhouse With Furniture, it's adorable.

Liz T. said...

I have recently fallen in love with Oompa! They sell all of my favorite brands :) I'm currently in love with the Haba ball tracks!

Carrie Phelps said...

I really like the Pound And Tap Bench.

debijackson said...

the walkerwagon debbie jackson
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Darlene said...

I also like
HELICOPTER WITH PILOT

Rochel S said...

I love the Doll Pram!

Mary Gallardo said...

i love the mighty mixer!

Mrs. Martinet said...

My baby would love the walker wagon!

judi said...

I like the Ball Track Construction Set Marble Run.

Melanie Schemanski said...

organic finger puppets

DeniseL said...

Oh! They have Tegu- hands down MY favorite toy - not sure if my kids feel the same way, but I think their blocks are the best!

Debby said...

I love all of the wooden toys. I'd like to buy the Kringelring Clutching Baby Toy (or a zillion other things from that page if I had the money!)

fancygrlnancy said...

BALL TRACK CONSTRUCTION SET MARBLE RUN (nancy partin)

latanya t said...

Organic Scrapotopus Baby Toy

lisa said...

Plume Pink Patchwork Rabbit

Rebecca said...

Any Plan Toy