Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Jade's Toy Box Mini Classic Toddler Box Review

My youngest son's birthday is in December, just before Christmas.  So every year I am left with the challenge of finding him good birthday presents in addition to Christmas presents. To be honest, sifting though all of the toy ads can be rather exhausting. Breathing a breath of fresh air into my toy madness this year is Jade's Toy Box.

"Each Jade's ToyBox Concept Box™ contains a carefully vetted selection of fun, educational, and eco-friendly toys, books, and games for teaching important themes and concepts, from art and music to health and the body, even sustainable architecture. 

We do the homework for parents, researching the best quality, safest products that are available: products devoid of lead, BPA, phthalates, and other potentially harmful materials that do not belong in your child's environment. Our products aren’t covered with the latest cartoon character, and they don’t require batteries."

Jade's Toy Box has a variety of box sets that are specific for certain age: newborns, toddlers and preschoolers.  The sturdy cardboard box is filled with age appropriate educational, fun and eco-friendly toys.

I received their Mini Classic Toddler Box from Abe's Market for review. This box set is for ages 2+, though some items might be 3+. In our box there was a shape sorter, picture book, sticker book, hand puppet puzzles and a parent guide.

This comes in a thick cardboard box with handle that is perfect for storing and transporting the toys in. When you open it up there is a fun cut out activity on the lid that you can do with your child, but I am keeping it in tact for now so I have a place to put the toys back into when he's done playing.

These are all of the goodies that were included in our box. I was impressed wit the high quality items like Plan Toys.

The Plan Toys shape Sorter. I am a huge fan of anything Plan Toys makes. Their quality is amazing and their environmental awareness and commitment is even more amazing. I was thrilled that this set included a toy from them. This shape sorter is labeled for 3+ so a 2 year old may need some assistance. I love the vibrant colors and my son loves putting the shapes and pieces together.

This set of puzzles is great for this age group and I love that it comes in its own box so that the pieces don't get lost.

I'm not sure what to call this "5 Little Monkeys" set but it is so adorable. Each monkey has a weighted bottom so they stand up straight and we have a lot of fun acting out the nursery rhyme with these.

Reading to your child for at least 15  minutes a day is so important, and what better way to do that than with this colorful book, The Animal Boogie by Debbie Harter. It even includes a singalong CD.

What child doesn't like stickers? My older three boys are obsessed with them. My almost two year old has not yet ventured into the world of stickers, so I am storing this ABC Sticker Book from Usborne for a rainy day.

There is so much fun packed into this box its amazing. My toddler has been enjoying all of the toys thus far. The puzzles and and shape sorter are a little challenging for him, but it is helping him to really work on those fine motor skills.

This box and others from Jade's Toy Box make really well rounded gifts. There is a load of activities the kids can do to keep them busy all day long. I think these are prefect for holiday or birthday gifts.

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Jade's Toy Box "Mini" sets and "Original" sets are available at Abe's Market. The Mini sets retails for $59.00 and the  much larger Original sets retail for $199.00. Abe's Market offers free standard shipping on all US orders.

Please note that the opinions and views expressed in this review are my own and based on my personal experience with the product and/or company. You may encounter a different experience with this than I did. I received free product to review. Post include affiliate links.


  1. What a fantastic idea. I am going to have to check them out!

  2. This really looks cool - I've got a almost 3 year old - turning 3 just before Christmas too - So i'm in the same boat!! I'll definitely check them out! :D


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