Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Down To Earth Toys Review & Giveaway

Are you looking for a place to shop online for quality and eco-friendly toys this holiday season? I have recently been introduced to a site where you can find something for all of the young children on your list and feel good about your purchase. Down To Earth Toys has a large selection of wooden toys and natural and organic toys for babies and toddlers. Take a peek in the natural and organic section and you will find pretty much anything from a cute little organic puppy doll to beautiful natural wood play kitchens.

At Down To Earth Toys you will also find that many of the toys they carry are toys made in the U.S.A. In fact, about 90% of the toys you will find there are U.S.A. Made. With the growing concern over not just toys but all products made oversees, so many of us would prefer to buy things that are made right here. Not to mention if that if the product is made in the U.S.A. it has a shorter distance to travel from production to your doorstep and that equals a smaller carbon footprint!

Down To Earth Toys offers top quality Toys Made in the USA.We feel that protecting your child, while also supporting America’s economy, are of utmost importance.We know that American made toys are constructed with safe materials and built by fair labor practices.Whether you are looking for baby toys, toddler toys, or outdoor toys… know that you have found a store that is dedicated to offering you toys that you will feel great about giving to your child!

I was fortunate enough to receive a Hickory Dickory Dock Clock by Holgate Toys to test out. This toy is made in the U.S.A. and recommended for ages 2 - 6.



Let me first say why I picked this. As many of my readers already know, I have 3 young boys. My oldest is 4.5 and my twins are 2.5. The twins are both in speech therapy for a speech delay, something we've been working on for a year now. When I saw this clock I thought it would be great for them for learning shape and color words. We also work on basic skills like matching and this toy is working well for us with that. Not only do I have them match the shapes to the corresponding space on the clock, but then we also work on grouping by color. I haven't focused on the actual numbers yet, but we will work our way up to that. I also like that my older son can play with this too. He likes to look up at the clock on our mantle and make up what time it is so now I have a toy where I can actually try to help him with reading time. The hands in the middle of the clock turn easily so you can set it to whatever you want and then let the learning begin.

Shop
Visit Down To Earth Toys to get started with your holiday shopping! They offer $5.95 flat rate ground shipping within the Continental USA. (Oversized items do require an additional fee). In the spirit of being eco-friendly, Down To Earth reuses boxes and packaging when shipping orders to cut back on waste.

Giveaway
One (1) winner will receive a Roy Toy Earth Friendly Log Cabin Set. This fun set is made using wood from mills that follow sustainable forest management practices. Each piece is tumbled for a smooth finish and left in its natural color-free from dyes. Includes 83 pieces and comes in a 100% Cotton drawstring bag. Log Cabin building directions are included.


Mandatory Entry
Visit Down To Earth Toys and tell me a product that you really like, other than the ones mentioned in this post.

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This giveaway is open to Continental US Residents 18+ only and will end on Tuesday, December 8th at 11:59pm EST. One winner will be chosen at random using Random.org and will be posted on the Winner's Announcement Page. Winner has 48 hours to claim his/her prize otherwise a new winner will be picked. You must leave your e-mail address in all of your comment(s) so I can contact you. I will not share your e-mail address with anyone, it will strictly be used to notify you if you win. Good luck!

Please note that the opinions and views expressed in this review are my own and based on my personal experience with the product. You may encounter a different experience with this than I did. Down To Earth Toys provided me with an item for review and is providing an item for the giveaway.


244 comments:

  1. I really like the cuddle doll! My daughter would adore it. If she didn't already have so many babies I'd get her one!

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  6. Another item that I love is the Auto Play Center. Thanks so much.

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  7. I love the forest balance bike- I think my daughter would love it!

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  8. I love the Bingo Bed Peg and Hammer Toy. My son would adore this!

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  9. i would like the Adjustable Drawing Desk for my Hannah

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  11. The lemonade stand would be perfect for my Tay. She loves Max and Ruby and they have a lemonade stand in one of the episodes.

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  17. The Bug Blocks are so cute!

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  20. Oh my 7 year old would love this Lemonade/Advice Stand

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  25. fan of Green Mama's Pad as Shelly Henley

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  26. Fan of Down to Earth toys on facebook as shelly henley

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  27. My girls would love all the dress up stuff! The tutus and wands as well as the playsilks and playsilk stand!

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  28. I love the flame stacker and the balance bike. Oh and the hand knit cup cakes are super cute!

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  30. Amazing Ball Tracker looks very cool too!
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  31. love the amazing ball tracker. my son's been asking for something similar. he also loves building with lincoln logs and thes log cabin set is small enough that we could take it on vacations with us. perfect!

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  33. I like the beach wagon!
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  41. Liz would like the Lemonade/Advice Stand like Lucy has.
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  42. I love the fruit & vegetable rattlers! That would be a perfect gift for this first-time aunt to give to her sweet baby nephew due in March!

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  43. I really like the bath tub boat. It looks like it's well made. My boys love boats in the tub!

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  45. I love the amazing ball tracker.

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  48. I definitely like the Little Lock Box. There's nothing as satisfying as a lock properly snapped shut.

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  49. I like the Train Toy Chest. My son loves trains!

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  50. My kids would get a kick out of the rhythm sticks!

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  51. The Amazing Ball Tracker would be fun for a toddler.

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  54. the cuddle doll is nice mverno@roadrunner.com

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  55. I like the orange rag doll

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  59. The Market Sandwich looks good enough to eat!

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  60. I'm an e-mail subscriber.
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  62. Aw! I had something similar to The Amazing Ball Tracker as a kid and would love to get one for my nephew!

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  68. I like the Doll's Changing Table!

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  69. Another product I like is the Child's Microwave Oven.

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  71. I would locve the cuddle doll for my daughter, love it ;) My son would love this building set though! andreahutch79 at aol dot com

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  72. The musical instruments are really cool...

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  73. I really like the Spoky Balance Bike.

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  75. My favorite toy is the family dollhouse. I'd love to watch my kids play with it and gain insight into how they think families interact!

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  76. LOVE the Ball Tracker. So cool. Thanks for the chance.
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  77. I love the sound of the Beeautiful Beeswax Polish. We have a large number of wooden toys and the lavender sounds very nice. Thanks!

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  81. I like the Mountain Balance Bike. Thanks.
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  84. I like the Roy Toy Fort Building Set (140 pieces).
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  85. My daughter just had the chance to play with something like this -- The Amazing Ball Tracker -- and loved it. So that would be our choice ;) Thanks for this opportunity!!

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  87. I like the cuddle doll
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  92. I also like the Kids Picnic Table.

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  96. I am a fan of Down To Earth Toys on Facebook as Jill Myrick.

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  97. I blogged about the giveaway.
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  98. I really like the child's art table!

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  101. The Basic Breakfast Set is just too Cute!!

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  105. I am a fan of Down To Earth Toys on Facebook.

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  106. I love the beach wagon. nickelpicklemom at gmail dot com

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  114. I like the Amazing Ball Tracker.

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  116. The Labyrinth Balance Board is something my family would enjoy playing. I love that this would keep us active.

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  123. I like the Little Lock Box for my 4 year old granddaughter....not sure her Mom would want her to learn about locking and unlocking but I think its great

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  130. I like the The Little Engine That Could Set

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  131. I like the Auto Play Center.
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  133. Would absolutely love to have that recycled tire swing hanging in our yard...

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  134. The child's microwave is really cute and would be fun to play with.

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  140. I love the A-Frame Toy Barn, reminds me of one I had when I was a child
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  143. My boys would love The Rocket.

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