Monday, February 14, 2011

Guidecraft Nesting Cubes & Cylinders…Review {& giveaway}


Guidecraft has amazing wooden toys. Recently we were sent these…

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I have been wanting this particular wooden toy for years and I don’t know why I never bought it.  When I heard we were getting BOTH sets to review I was thrilled!  I hoped my kids would enjoy this awesome open ended toy and I was thrilled to see that they did!  Ladybug is especially in love with this toy.

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It provides so many learning opportunities, a great example is shown below as she was trying to fit the cylinders inside one another.  She tried 2 that were the same size and then tried one that fit.  She did this all independently and I know her little brain was just soaking in the knowledge of what she was learning simply by playing with a neat toy.

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She is also enjoying when her brother shows her something new to do with the toy. Although, I never allow this at first because I like the younger ones to explore freely without an older child “showing” them everything.  When I first bring a new Tot School toy out I always allow my youngest to explore freely without any interference from an older child.  After this time period is over {usually just 5-10 minutes} I allow group play.

These photos were taken soon after that period of time, Pac Man was dying to get his hands on this new toy, he loves stuff like this!

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Pac Man also enjoyed playing with this toy on his own ;-), here he made a pattern to show Krash, who sadly wasn’t very interested.IMG_5735

Daddy joined in the fun too with Ladybug-she loves showing him her toys!IMG_5633

I am SO glad we own this awesome Tot School tool, I love it! 


You can purchase the Guidecraft Nesting Cylinders here on the Guidecraft site, or the Nesting Cubes we reviewed here on the Guidecraft site.  Both are also on Amazon : Cubes, Cylinders.


Xenia from Thanks Mail Carrier is hosting the giveaway this month! Head on over to enter to win, now through 3/11/11.

This product was given to me for review purposes, and I do not have to return the product to the vendor. I was not paid for this post. All opinions expressed in this post are mine.