Monday, July 28, 2008

ImagiPlaying


I LOVE toys made out of natural materials. There are so many advantages to choosing wooden play things, including durability, safety, and beautiful simplicity. I was excited to discover ImagiPLAY toys, which are made from plantation-grown chemical-free rubberwood and bamboo (which is actually a grass). ImagiPLAY uses safe, renewable materials, no child labor, and pays it's factory workers a living wage. But besides being ecologically responsible and crafting toys with integrity, ImagiPLAY toys are adorable and downright fun!
My 3 1/2 year old got a new ImagiPLAY toy called puzzleplay. It is a puzzle and an 18 piece play set all in one! In the rainforest play set that we have, the pieces are in the shapes of various rainforest animals. The animals are thick enough to stand up on their own. This is a terrific toy that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways.

I wondered if Jojo would have the skills to do the puzzle; it looked pretty challenging to me, but it was no problem for Jojo.







ImagiPLAY also has a line of toys for toddlers: Baby Deeds has his very own Pushalong Duck. The wood is gorgeous and smooth, hand painted using child-safe (lead free) paints. The wheels on the Pushalong Duck have little rubber "tires" so that it rolls smoothly and doesn't scratch surfaces.



Deeds has fun pushing his Pushalong Duck, but he also likes to kick it, making it roll really quickly, so that he can "run" after it and kick it again! I have tried to teach him that ducks make a "quack quack" sound, but Deeds makes his Pushalong Duck go "vroom vroom"!

Check out this cool Arctic Expedition play set! It has a variety of arctic-themed figures that store nicely inside of a fabric igloo! I think it is one of the neatest and most practical ideas for a play set that I have ever seen! Jojo likes to hook the dog sled around the dog's tail and haul the other members of the Expedition. The Arctic Expedition play set sees A LOT of action at our house. I'm going to borrow the igloo and polar bears for a Christmas centerpiece. Shh! Don't tell the kids!


Isn't this African Safari set the cutest? I love the baobob tree the little baboon that fits so nicely on top of it. The driver of the safari jeep also slides inside like a puzzle piece.


I think it is so important to give my children quality playthings that help them learn about the world around them. ImagiPLAY playsets are a great way to introduce simple concepts of ecology and zoology.



ImagiPLAY also has an ENORMOUS variety of Colorific Earth Puzzles for teaching numbers, letters, spatial relations, and hand-eye coordination.
The hand-painted, 3-D Number Snake is a fabulous manipulative for a tactile learner to explore number sequencing (as a teacher I get excited about these things!).


So, how would you like to win an amazing prize from ImagiPLAY?

You could win the VERY COOL ZOOM TO THE MOON playset ($27 value)!

To enter, simply comment here with your favorite
ImagiPlay puzzle (besides the snake, of course!).

One winner will be chosen by Random Integer Generator at www.random.org and notified by email.

This giveaway will close on Sunday, August 3, 12 midnight.

*Congrats to jnmacdonald*

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Bunny B said...

I love the Animal Alphabet! Thanks!
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Lori said...

we are obsessed with dinosaurs in our house, so I would have to say the Alphabet Dinosaur puzzle is our favorite.

Angie at Baby Cheapskate said...

I've wanted to buy the alphabet animal puzzle for my son for a while now. Actually, I've wanted someone else to buy it for him ;)

Kristi said...

I love the nativity puzzle.

Courtney said...

The monkey tree looks pretty cool.

NatureMom said...

I like their stegasauraus puzzle that you can paint.

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Whimsical Creations said...

My favorite is the puff the alphabet dragon.

=) melanie

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Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy said...

My son Gabriel (17 months) loves puzzles and these are very mind stimulating. My favorite from the site is: Puff the Alphabet Dragon and the Counting Octopus!

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JoyceAnna said...

oh i can't pick only one!

the animal alphabet, the elephant and the snail!

Mark Pane said...

I think my son would love the safari ones!

CityStreams said...

When I saw the rolling rubber duck, I almost squealed. It's too cute! My daughter would love it!

Stacy said...

I like the cat with its paw in the fishbowl, or the nativity puzzle

Carrie said...

I'm in between the counting penguins or the clownfish. They are all really fun though so it IS hard to choose. (And the snake one is admittedly very cool.)

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PS said...

The Monkey Tree looks so cute!! Thanks for the chance to win!

ThatGirl said...

counting penguins

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Kristin said...

Oh, gosh, they are all so cute -- but I love the Nativity.

Cayce's crazy life said...

My son loves ducks! Would love to win!

TheAngelForever said...

Love the Animal Alphabet. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Mrs. Sara said...

I LOVE the Monkey Tree puzzle! How cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

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CRS said...

I love the octopus, but my one year old loves ALL cats and dogs.

EB said...

I love the cat puzzle.

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cupiedollie said...

Love the snail puzzle, too cute!

jenny said...

wow every thing is so cute i be happy to win? if i do win i can pick then thanks

flmom said...

I have wanted to get some of these for my youngest. We're very careful about the toys we choose. Puff the alphabet dragon is adorable and so is the stegosaurus.

Dani' said...

The African Safari set would be cute for my niece.

Rachel said...

Love the rainforest animal puzzle and the snake! Thanks! freshgems@yahoo.com

Suzanne said...

Love them all, but would have to pick animal alphabet or dinosaur alphabet

Reiza said...

The Counting Penguins are adorable.

Mama Luxe said...

Lion and Wolf and Cub are two of my favorites--I love ImagiPLAY!

mamaluxe at gmail dot com

Memarie Lane said...

I like the octopus and the cat family. Thanks for the chance to win!

One Mom said...

Loving Count Octopus! Thanks for the giveaway!

Awesome Mom said...

Those are too cute!!!! I would get the octopus puzzle. My kids say octopus in a very funny way so I love finding excuses to get them to say it.

Mo said...

Puff the Alphabet Dragon is too cute! Thanks for the chance to win.

Lilith Silvermane said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE racoons.. so I have to say the racoon family!

Aliogator said...

I love the Noah's Ark Playset. It is amazing. Thanks for offering this blog candy.

Ames said...

The frog would be at the top of my favorites list, but goodness - SO many fun puzzles!

michelle said...

My favourite puzzle is the Animal Alphabet one.

michelle at northofthe49 dot com

Anonymous said...

I think my favorite it the artic set.

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Come and enter my contest

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Nicol said...

Those are great toys! I love the Day at the zoo playset! Super cute!

April said...

the alphhabet dinosaur

Heather said...

I really like the "Iguana Wanna Count" and I think my son would have fun playing and learning with it. mikeandheather (at) hotmail (dot) com

Wehaf said...

Oh, I love the Puff the Alphabet Dragon!

Thanks for the chance to win!

urchiken at gmail dot com

Shannon said...

The Iguana wanna count!
I love Imagiplay stuff

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Anonymous said...

My favorite is the alphabet dinosaur puzzle.
-Terra
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Tammy said...

I like the elephant family

sweetsue said...

These puzzles are so cool! I am torn between the incredible Animal Alphabet and the sweet Counting Bunnies.

Jennifer said...

Awww... the snake really was my fav. My 2nd fav though is the dolphin and turtle puzzle, though the nativity is a close 3rd.

For my daughter's birthday in a couple of weeks, we've bought her 90% wooden toys instead of tons of things that require batteries.

Genevieve P said...

The Animal Alphabet is incredible! I also love the Nativity puzzle--oh, and the cat family--and the birds... ok, I'll stop.

claire said...

The animal alphabet looks adorable! My daughter would have fun putting it all together. Thanks for the giveaway. claireroach81(at)hotmail(dot)com

Deb said...

I know my son would really love puff the alphabet dragon. Thanks for the great giveaway

Someone Being Me said...

I love the kitty looking in the fishbowl one although the octopus is a close second.

Preppy Mommy said...

We have the giraffe puzzle and my girls love it. Thanks. Visit me at www.mypreppypurse.blogspot.com

Katie said...

Animal Alphabet is so cute. Thanks katie_mmartin at yahoo dot com.

torinem said...

I love the octopus, iguana, and the animal alphabet, not to mention about 10 more I could list!

Kristan said...

I like the number snail and animal alphabet.
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Robin said...

The snake is way cool but since I have to choose something else... :) The dragon is awesome but the animal alpha! wow.
Thanks for the op to win!
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Sarah said...

I can really see my little guys getting into the rain forest puzzle!
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Liz said...

What neat toys! I really like the elephant and the snail!

3boyzmom said...

I love "cat family"! Those puzzles are sure unique, colorful and fun looking! I've never seen anything quite like it, and I know my 19 month old would love them too!

cdziuba said...

The Animal Alphabet is my choice. cdziuba@aol.com

Sandra said...

I love the animal alphabet puzzle.

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Jennifer said...

It looks like the Animal Alphabet is in the lead. This is the one we like too.

majellamom said...

They all look great...I'd probably have to say the Animal Alphabet...

Great giveaway!

Qtpies7 said...

I think a lot of them are cute, including the number penguins, but Puff the Alphabet Dragon is amazing!

"Deal"icious Mom said...

I like the Animal Alphabet and the day at the zoo.

Stephanie said...

puff the alphabet dragon -- love him!
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Michelle said...

what neat products! I think the snail is really cute!

Krista said...

These are on my wish list! We have a frog, but I don't think it's imagiPlay.
I'd like the Animal alphabet, the Monkey Tree, or any of the native american themed ones!
teacherkrista at gmail dot com

bethany said...

Love the stegasaurus!! So fun!

Jennifer said...

I love the iguana and the dragon!!

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Hélène said...

My favorite is the animal alphabet.

Jean said...

I have to say I like the Rainforest set a lot. These are awesome toys.
How did you know I was going to say the snake puzzle? :)

Tracy said...

I know my son would love playing with the alphabet dino.

Kathy said...

I love the pink flamingoes since I'm in Florida. They are appropriate for me. My daughter says her favorite animal is the flamingo. Thanks, Kathy

cstironkat said...

Rebel motorcycle puzzle looks like it would be fun.

paula h said...

I like the dog family.

Mama Zen said...

I love the Daschund family!

frugallm said...

I like the cat family!

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samsakara said...

I love the Animal Alphabet! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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InnaC said...

I like the Animal Alphabet. Great giveaway!

Ginny said...

Those are amazing, both my girls would love the Monkey Tree.

KrisD said...

These toys are great. My son would love the rainforest puzzleplay.

Anonymous said...

I like the alphabet animal puzzle. Very cute.

Ali
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leigh said...

i love the animal alphabet

Playful Professional said...

I love the giraffe family!!

Suzie G. said...

I like the ones with the baby. The dog family and the hippo family especially.

~Rhen @yestheyareallmine said...

I like the count octopus.

Mim said...

It would have to be the animal alphabet or the monkey tree. mimsfam at gmail dot com

Erin said...

The Animal Alphabet is too cute!!!

Carrie said...

so many cute toys but I really like the count octopus

jsc123 said...

The Elephant puzzle would be our favorite.
Thank you so very much for offering this wonderful giveaway !
I would LOVE to win !!

Amber said...

I like the Animal Alphabet puzzle.

3cookieday said...

I like the nativity puzzle.
Thanks!
Julie

ispeakbeanish said...

I love the animal alphabet or the Monkey tree! These would be great!

Audrey said...

Ok...if I can't choose the snake which I just love then it would be the animal alphabet. What a neat giveaway.

FaithfulMommy said...

I am so glad I checked out the store with the awesome natural toys. I adore the puzzle puff the dragon. Nice giveaway. :)

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grammy said...

The animal alphabet is my favorite.

windycindy said...

The "Dinosaur Alphabet" Puzzle would be popular in our home. Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
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lace said...

So many great puzzles. I love the monkey tree and the animal alphabet

danandmarsh said...

I like the Count Octopus!! these are great!

Karen said...

With my phobia of creepy crawlies whose name I cannot even type, I would avoid that, LOL. I like the animal alphabet and nativity, but my boys are arguing over whether the elephant, all the dinosaurs, or the lion is more cool.

They also like the Zoo, Farm, and African safari play sets;) Thanks for some great gift ideas.

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BrineS said...

My nephew would love the Animal Alphabet!

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Alaina said...

My husband and I just recently saw these and loved them! They would be perfect for our boys. My absolute favorite is the animal alphabet one!

Lisa (Morning Rose) said...

I like the Animal Alphabet puzzle. It would make a great gift for a toddler in the family.

tami said...

the nativity puzzle is fantastic!!!!

Ann said...

I am so glad you had this as a giveaway. I had never heard of this site and I am in love with all the toys. My boys would love it! They Love Love Love Animals..
My fav. is the Animal Alphabet. The Snake Puzzle is pretty cool, too.

flchen1 said...

Ooh--the Nativity Puzzle is neat! I've never seen that before, and our kids would love putting that together! Thanks for the contest!

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Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

My favorite puzzle would be the Puff the Alphabet Dragon! It's even cooler than the snake. ;P

Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!

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momo3 said...

i heart the nativity puzzle! thanks, kristen

ryankristenwilson(at)msn(dot)com

Valerie said...

Puff the Alphabet Dragon, of course.

Elizabeth said...

I love the monkey tree puzzle. All of them are so cute, and perfect for little hands.

Jinxy & Me said...

I like the Animal Alphabet!

carol said...

I love them all, but I think my favorite is the animal alphabet.


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mommiof4 said...

I like the daschund family puzzle! Thanks for the giveaway!

AJ said...

My daughter (yes, daughter) would LOVE any of the dinosoar puzzles. They look like so much fun. Thank you for such a great giveaway.

Krisinda said...

I love the animal alphabet puzzle!!!

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silverhartgirl said...

I love the Wolf and Cub

World's Greatest Mommy said...

I love the monkey tree and the number snail. These are so cute and interesting/engaging at the same time!

misty said...

The snail. My daughter loves snails. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

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Chelsey said...

I like the tortoise or the oak tree!
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christene said...

Cute puzzles, my DS would love the alphabet dinosaur
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aahcoffee said...

Oh wow. LOVE it! Had to add it to my favorite online store list. So cool. Anyways, there were some great ones there, but I have to say that my favorite is the Nativity one, and my son would love any of the dinosaurs ones, and I think the alphabet animal one is great too. Thanks for introducing me to these!

Little One's Baby Gifts said...

Love the Animal Alphabet! Thank you!

greenly said...

My 2 year old adores dinosaurs; I like the alphabet dinosaur puzzle.

Jodi said...

My favorite is the Counting Penguins, they are sooo cute.

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Kama said...

Those are awesome! I love the Animal Alphabet, Nativity and Monkey Tree!! So cute!! I've never seen those before.
We have a child due in September--that would be a great gift!!

Toni said...

I love the nativity puzzle!

What a great site!

Rose said...

I like the Monkey Tree. Thanks for the nice giveaway!

Ebie said...

my son loves doggies, so i would go for the dog family or dachsund family

LisaW said...

These are beautiful! I love the monkey tree and the snail!

Lady_MSnow said...

I think my son would love the rainforest play. :D

seemommysew said...

hard to pick one, but I really like the monkey tree puzzle.

Melissa said...

I really love the nativity scene. So interesting and unique!

Anissa said...

They are all so great, but I'd probably choose the monkey tree as my fav (love the hippo fam too).

Joy said...

African Safari is my favorite!!! And of course the snake... though you said not to count that one! LOL!

diane d said...

I absolutely love the Animal Alphabet puzzle. Thanks so much for a great giveaway! :)

Reeva said...

i love the african safari and the animal alphabet puzzle

great giveaway! :) i hope i’m the lucky winner

Amber, that's me! said...

Okay, the snake IS my favorite,but I also really like the snail puzzle. Thanks!

laura said...

I like the elephant family - really cute!

Mommie Daze said...

I think my son would like the cat with the fish bowl. Too funny!

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holliberri said...

I love the animal alphabet! My son is bit young for it now, so I'd probably display it in his room since it has animals and letters.

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Teri said...

This stuff is adorable! I love the Cat Fishin' puzzle and the Counting Bunnies! Thanks for the giveaway

Beth said...

I like the Animal Alphabet or the Puff the Alphabet Dragon! These are cute puzzles!!!

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Sweetpeas said...

We love Imagiplay around here! I think the new puzzle/play sets are an awesome idea!

Amity said...

I love the nativity one.. very cool!!

Kyra said...

I like the Day on the Farm wooden playset, besides the snake of course, the snake is my favorite!

purplepassion126 said...

The Daschund Family and the Cat Fishin are cute!

JackiWat said...

I love the Monkey Tree puzzle!
We went to the zoo yesterday and my 2 year old loooved the monkeys climbing in the trees. :)

Shelly said...

I love the Daschund Family puzzle. Too cute!

Alyce said...

I like the cat family and the nativity. I've had a hard time finding hands-on nativity sets for the kids for Christmas.

Meredith said...

I like the counting penguins and dog family; dogs and penguins are HUGE in our house! I also like the elephant rattle for baby, cactus bead set, pushalong dog, and a day at the zoo. Man, I would have loved these toys as a kid!

~Meredith
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mommamia said...

I love the rain forest playset.

Colleen said...

The squirrel family is cute! Thanks! Hope you have a great week.

Jon & Sarah said...

I love the Animal Alphabet. Great mommy/daughter time together.

Parker Family said...

They are all so fun! My MIL would love the rooster one, but I think I live the Nativity set, so my daughter could have her own to play with, and leave mine alone! Thanks for the giveaway! trishblack(at)juno(dot)com

Rockin' Mama said...

I'd love Koala in the Tree!!

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ShaunJoy said...

I was going to say Counting Bunnies but then I saw the Dachsund Family. Too cute!

Audra's Little Scraps said...

It's so hard to pick a favorit out of so many neat items- I guess if I had to pick just one it would be the nativity. Thanks so much for the great giveaway! audrajjensen(at)msn(dot)com

Richelle said...

The animal alphabet is cool!

Tina said...

I like the flamingo puzzle. tinawittmer(at)yahoo(dot)com

Bender House said...

The Count Octopus is very cute!

Storm said...

I love the Counting penguins puzzle - that's adorable!

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Wood n' Whimsy said...

I like the animal aplhabet puzzle. Thanks for the giveaway. Thanks for entering mine. God Bless! Celene

abrianna said...

The Alphabet Dinosaur and Cat family are my faves!

Meg said...

My favorite is the monkey tree! We love puzzles and this one looks really fun.
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fivewinks said...

The moose was cool.
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Tonya said...

I love the animal alphabet! Thanks for the entry :)

EG said...

Their puzzles remind me of the puzzles my grandfather made. My favorite of theirs is Animal Alphabet or Count Octopus.

Hairline Fracture said...

I love the animal alphabet!

Anonymous said...

I love the snake puzzle for my son!ahdrad2932(at)msn(dot)com

1993wel said...

I love the Iguana Wanna Count puzzle (both the actual puzzle and the clever name!) Actually my preschooler would love most of the puzzles, especially the dinosaur ones.

Alexandra Hancock said...

I loved the Nativity puzzle, T-Rex puzzle and the Veggies puzzle. Alot!

Mindy said...

I love that Number Snail puzzle! They are all so creative it was hard to choose. Second favorite? The racoon family. Thanks!

dddiva said...

The Monkey Tree for the little monkey aka Ian.
I bookmarked, looks like a great site.

The Party of Five said...

I had my little boy pick and he liked the animal alphabet and the monkey tree. These look like so much fun.
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Cuddle Cottage said...

The Cat Family - oh how cute!
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Molly C. said...

The alphabet Dino is cool.

Tara said...

I LOVE the Monkey Tree puzzle! so cute!

Smellyann said...

I love the animal alphabet puzzle!

angel said...

I like the nativity one!

Elaine A. said...

I like the animal alphabet and dinosaur alphabet puzzles. My son saw them and said "I like them ALL!!" : )

- Marybeth I. said...

animal alphabet!

Steven & Gretchen Hulett said...

I am becoming a first time grandma and need to have toys at my house. I hope I win these

cmartin0055 said...

I like puff the alphabet dragon.

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Jodi said...

Kids love puzzles,snail is the one we chose. Thanks

nessatxmom said...

I love, love, love the counting penguins!

Thanks for the chance to win!

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Geri said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!!! Please include me!

gerijones64@hotmail.com


dinoalphabet puzzle

GinaE1980 said...

Love Zoom To The Moon. Thanks!
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Tara said...

I like the alphabet Dinosaur one.. My son would go crazy over that!!

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Lora said...

Well, that is one tough choice! They are all so adorable! I love the counting ones, my son would go crazy for the dinosaurs and I know my daughter would love the kittens or maybe the dogs.

Joanna said...

We have a family of bunnies living in our back yard, so I think I'd have to pick "Counting Bunnies".

Nature Deva said...

I'd pick the monkey tree puzzle. Cute! Thanks for the giveaway.

Jorge said...

Hola amigo: quería invitarte que visites el blog que estoy realizando con mis alumnos de segundo año de la secundaria sobre LA DISCRIMINACIÓN.
http://nodiscrimine.blogspot.com
Tema arduo e interesante.
Seguro será de tu agrado.
Te invitamos que leas lo que gustes de él y hagas una opinión sobre el mismo.
Tu aporte será valioso.
Un abrazo desde la Argentina.

janetfaye said...

I like the African Safari, thank you!

jnmacdonald said...

I like Dog Family and number Snail.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

They all are so great! I love the Monkey Tree, too!

Steph
jsprecourt@yahoo.com

Michelle said...

The Alphabet Donosaur puzzle would be a favorite with my 3 year old son.

Rachel C. said...

Oh my, I couldn't believe how many puzzles they have! :) The Hippo Family is really cute. Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

I love the animal alphabet puzzle!

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Patterson said...

The animal alphabet is so cute. I also really love the monkey tree!

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