Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Discovery Toys Review and GIVEAWAY!

CLOSED: Winner is... Mom 2 4! Congrats and I'll be sending you an email for your address!!

Back in the day when Justin was a wee one, I tried my hand at selling Discovery Toys. It didn't take me long to figure out that I had neither the drive to sell or the mindset to keep good track of income vs. expenses. I lasted a mere 18 months at it, but the main reason I had started selling was already paid for in the discounts I got on numerous, fabulous toys.

I still use many of them for schooling Corinne (shape sorting, counting games, an old cassette that had lots of songs for every teachable aspect you can imagine!) and they have all proven to be high quality toys. So, when I was contacted by Discovery Toys to review a toy for Corinne, I said "ABSOLUTELY. Just make sure it's a new toy, because I have all of the older and classic ones!"

We received THREE new toys! SCORE!

Jam Session, Flip Flop Faces, and Friendship Island arrived on our doorstep a few weeks ago and we have been having a great time trying them out.
Well, I already HAVE Flip Flop Faces as it is an older toy, but there is a reason it's been around for so long. It's a GREAT activity for a wide range of ages. With several different ways to play this game, it teaches everything from hand-eye coordination and color recognition to reading and math. It's a perfect game for parties, trust me! I do believe I know a certain little kid who will be getting this for Christmas, thanks to this review!

Friendship Island was a new game for our family. We have tons of board games. TONS. But with homeschooling, any new way to encourage Evan to read, Corinne to follow directions and Justin to be a helpful big brother is a new way to LEARN. It truly discusses the ways to resolve problems without allowing our emotions to carry us away. I am really grateful to have received this game as I have a particular child in this home that could use the reminders on "how to be a good winner or loser." I'm not pointing any fingers, though....

And finally, another new toy for our family, the Jam Session. A set of sturdy musical instruments with a play along cd (and bonus skill card for parents), the Jam Session came at just the right time for us, as well! I was wondering how I could use our older, "slightly" broken musical instruments from long ago to use in teaching music and music appreciation to my children. This new set (in addition to the cd) has provided me with several lessons of music class! Knowing how much Corinne enjoys music, singing and dancing, I am thrilled to see her marching around the house, leading her brother in a parade of 2. Of course, a parade shouldn't be just 2 people, so I have to join in at the end... I'm usually the castanets, lady... :)

Discovery Toys has generously offered a free Jam Session for one reader! I am so happy to be able to offer a fun, quality toy to one of you at this time of the year! Put it aside for Christmas or an upcoming birthday! Or simply surprise your little one with a fun new toy, just because you can.

To win:

~ Comment!

~ Twitter it!

~ Blog it!

~ Follow me!

~ Go to and tell me what other toy (besides the above 3) looks interesting to you!

(Lots of exclamation points, eh?)

One entry for each of the above. Just please let me know where to find your tweets or blogs, ok?

I'll pick the winner on Wednesday, October 21.

Good luck to everyone!


  1. I used to sell DT too. They really are awesome products. I love the Play & Learn Snail, the Measure Up Pots & Spoons, the Bathtime Bugs and the Sunshine Market...I could go on and on, but you get the picture, I love DT.

  2. OMG... We would LOVE this!!! We started music classes with Ayden and were just talking about how we need to get him some music "toys" like the ones they have in class. Well these are them!! And his 1 birthday is in just over a month!!
    We SOOO could use this prize and would love it.
    Thank you for the Post :-)
    Cheers, Kristin

  3. I had never heard of Discovery Toys before but they look awesome!

  4. I follow you. I am TRYING to access their website so I can leave a comment with my favorite, but my computer loves me, so it's just not happening right now!

  5. Okay, Love the caterpillar shape sorter for my Ems and the Playful Patterns for my Kate! There's my comment of my fav and after I've tweeted I'll add another comment! :-)

  6. Great giveaway!! Like that their toys appeal to a broad age range. Both my kids would probably like the Bright Builders, Busy Farm, and the Giant Pegboard.

  7. I am a follower and I think this is a GREAT giveaway! :)

  8. I think the Fashion Friends would be right up my daughter's alley... Friendship Island looks like a good choice too, for the same reason... a certain 6 yo boy in my house... not pointin' fingers.

  9. My daughter would like the GIANT PEGBOARD!!!

  10. I like the Ladybug's Lesson book.

  11. What a great giveaway! It would make an awesome gift for my nephew camden!

    tlb3405 at yahoo dot com

  12. I also have a Mommy blog on this site. I sell Discovery Toys and have a fan page on FB where I regularly update the page on new toys and new promotions, here's the link for anyone interested:


  13. I was just searching for reviews for DT and found this. I'd love to win it, and your blog is great!!

  14. I've become a follower!