Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Playhouse Fun

Pin It Thanks to the awesome Family Review Network I got the chance to review exceptionally cool Toobeez.

What are Toobeez? Here is some information from their site:

TOOBEEZ are a giant, lift-size version of the classic children's construction set.

From playhouses to super-forts, teepees, castles, lemonade stands and more, there's no limit to what your children can build with TOOBEEZ and their own imaginations.



"Playing with TOOBEEZ:
  • Encourages creative thought
  • Promotes critical thinking
  • Develops coordination and motor skills
  • Enhances problem-solving and reasoning
Best of all...playing with TOOBEEZ is fun!"

"TOOBEEZ Aren't Just for Children

TOOBEEZ are a terrific tool for teaching team building, cooperation, project management and other skills in corporate settings.

Caregivers find that TOOBEEZ stimulate cognitive functioning, increase social interaction and encourage activity among senior citizens."


My kids LOVE Toobeez! We have played with them dozens of times since we got them in the mail. And yes, I do mean WE played with them. The whole family got involved, even grandma!

I really liked how building with Toobeez required my sons to use teamwork. My son Aiden has difficulty sharing and working with others so this was the pefect activity for him.
Toobeez are also pretty durable considering they had no trouble standing up to MY three kids' abuse. And there really are ENDLESS possibilities in what you can make. I love how creative my kids got with this toy. Toobeez also included TWO full books on ideas and way to use them in learning situations which would be perfect for teachers and other educators! Amazing.

I know we will get a TON of use out of our Toobeez!

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81 comments:

Robyn said...

DARN IT!!! I really REALLY wanted to try to win these :( I do follow you as well, so if possible I'd like to enter.

~Jamie said...

Oh Pick US! I have three boys that would go nuts over this.

~Jamie said...

I love the site, I just became a follower and dropped you a card. Again Pick US! Fingers crossed

Amber said...

This thing is awesome!

Amber said...

Oh I'm TRYING SO HARD to add your button but the picture link isn't working? Is everything ok on your end with the photo link?

Amber said...

I'm a follower! (mamastoff)

Nissa said...

I could see the whole family getting involved with this set! So cool!

Thanks for a great giveaway, Tara!

Robyn said...

Enter me, times 2!! :D

Colleen said...

Tara - the Toobeez look like so much fun! I know William would love em. And Elan would probably enjoy chewing on them. :o)
Hope you're having a good day today...
Colleen

Colleen said...

I am now officially a subscriber! (I usually just follow you on Google Reader)...

Colleen said...

Okay, now I'm a follower too!!

Colleen said...

And now i posted about it on my blog here: http:// colleenslifelongjourney. blogspot. com/

Colleen said...

Are you getting tired of me yet??
:o)
I just looked at the Toobeez website, and I loved their idea for building a puppet show stand - William absolutely loved puppet shows, and building a stand for them would be awesome. :o)

Colleen said...

D'oh! I'm pretty slow Tara, and just realized that this giveaway is for USA only - but just so you know, and if its okay, my brother lives in the states, and will gladly accept the prize for me if I win - so please enter me anyway!

justicecw said...

The second it came out of the box my son would want to build a fort. Looks like fun! Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

follower
justicecw@hotmail.com

Bebemiqui said...

Why yes Tara, I'd love to win some Tobeez :0)
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amy said...

My kids would love to have these. A friend recently got a set to review too. They loved theirs and I was so jealous of the fun they were having.

Is It Bedtime Yet?

MJ said...

I loved the puppet theater and the reading center.

mj.coward@gmail.com

Chelsey said...

We'd love to make a fort out of these! Then we could keep the couch cushions where they are! (Who'm I kidding? We'd use the couch cushions to make an addition to the toobeez fort. lol...)
mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

A puppet theater would be great! We made one out of a cardboard box, but it's taken a beating...
mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

Ooops -- I guess Colleen and I are in the same boat -- or should I say country. We'll have to stick to the cardboad and couch cushions!

Amber said...

I "twittered" your giveaway- name: mamastoff

Amber said...

Blogged about you here: http://sprinkles.wordpress.com/2008/12/13/another-great-giveaway-not-from-me/

Amber said...

I am DYING to win this!
Looked at their site!
J would make a tent as soon as he got it! He's really into building right now!

Amber said...

The next thing he would build would be a train!

Amber said...

He'd also try to build a tower as tall as he could!

Amber said...

He'd then try to build an airplane!

Amber said...

Then he'd build a school!

Amber said...

And a church, of course!

Amber said...

I love the idea on their site about the soccer goals! What a great use!

Amber said...

An obstacle course would be so friend for him and his friends too!

Amber said...

We could put it over his reading corner

Amber said...

I just saw on their site that they can go in water! How fun! If they float we can make a bball hoop?!

Amber said...

Maybe a canopy over his bed for a fun campout!

Amber said...

He'd also try to make musical instruments out of them!

Amber said...

And the microphone that's in their "gallery"

Amber said...

MOmmy and Daddy might use it as the pool volleyball net!

Amber said...

He'd make a car too

Amber said...

And a semi truck!
(Do you regret saying "as many times as you'd like"???)

Amber said...

And he's super pale so it'd make a good sun shade at the beach!

Amber said...

He'd definitely make a home for his stuffed animals!

Amber said...

When my daughter's a bit bigger she could make the cradle!

Amber said...

she could make the critter- sitter for her dolls

Amber said...

And the cradle

crystal said...

I think my son would LOVE this! What a fun toy!
Thanks!
ericbrooks75(at)yahoo(dot)com

crystal said...

You could make a lemonade stand.
Thanks!
ericbrooks75(at)yahoo(dot)com

crystal said...

You could make a super fort!
Thanks!
ericbrooks75(at)yahoo(dot)com

crystal said...

You could make a train.
Thanks!
ericbrooks75(at)yahoo(dot)com

crystal said...

You could make a puppet theater.
Thanks!
ericbrooks75(at)yahoo(dot)com

crystal said...

You could make a soccer goal.
Thanks!
ericbrooks75(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amber said...

The boy likes to cook so he could make a kitchen too!

Amber said...

maybe bring them in the bath tub for a bath tub fort?!

Amber said...

a screen for shadow puppets!

Amber said...

the puppet theater would be fun too!

Amber said...

A tool bench!

Amber said...

I could hang little toys on it for my baby girl to look up at!

Amber said...

A bear cave!

Amber said...

hurdles not just for him but for g'ma's dogs!

Amber said...

A castle

Amber said...

The helicopter

Amber said...

He may try to make an excersaucer like his sister's!

Amber said...

A bear cave!

Amber said...

A drum

Amber said...

A pulpit

Amber said...

Even a bed for naps!

Amber said...

A sword (hopefully not!)

Amber said...

Probably a reindeer!

Amber said...

A robot!

Amber said...

A canoe

Amber said...

A pet dog!

Amber said...

A Christmas tree!

Amber said...

A football goal!

Amber said...

An alligator

Amber said...

A computer

Amber said...

A vacuum- he loves helping!

karen and co. said...

That looks like so much fun!

Amber said...

He'd probably make friends out of them too!

Amber said...

A dinosaur!

Amber said...

A pretend bathtub for his stuffed animals!

Rhonda said...

My boys love to build forts out of just about anything they can find. These would definitely be awesome fort builders! Thank you for offering this great giveaway! rhonda (at) acedesignstudio (dot) com

 
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