Monday, May 27, 2013

BeginAgain Toys Review & Giveaway **Closed**

I have a really great company to tell you about that has some really awesome handmade toys/games for kids to play or get creative and the best part is that they are safe and they will hopefully teach our children to be creative and once again want to play the old fashioned way! The name of the company is BeginAgain Toys.
I was sent this really creative Artist's Kit and a real old fashioned Yo-Yo! I haven't seen one of those made out of wood in a very long time! Take a look and see what you think:
Do you think you could work an old fashioned wood one? I am not sure I could because they also used old fashioned string for the part that really makes the Yo-Yo go up and down:
They come in brightly stained colors, eco-friendly version of a timeless toy that has been popular with kids around the world since ancient times. Simple, elegant & fun! Did you know that it is the 2nd oldest toy? I sure didn't. I know I played with them way back a long time ago but for the life of me, I can't remember what color or what kind. Too bad because I had hoped I would remember such things but I don't.
This is a better look at the Artist's Kit and what all it contains inside. It has Velcro that holds all the sides together and there isn't much about this kit that could harm your child but since all children are different, please go over any of the kits that you get and make sure they are all within your safety guidelines.
As you can see below, it comes with pencils, crayons, a notebook to color in which is in the picture above and there are all these wooden shapes that help them draw and create all kinds of things that children's minds are capable of making.

I think the one with all the circles would make an awesome looking snowman. Not sure what to do with all the stars or the other thing that almost looks like a sleigh or an elf's shoe, maybe?
The Artist's Kit is a very versatile collection of tools to make your child feel like he or she can make whatever they may dream about.
This natural cotton carry case with built in crayon holster, pencil holders and pockets is fully equipped with a 6"x9" recycled paper notepad, 10 soy crayons, 5 drawing stencils including a 6" ruler (metric and inches), 2 wood pencils, and plenty of storage! Perfect  for restaurants when waiting for your food, airports, and road trips. This 8"x10"carry case fits in a baby bag and has built in handles for the little ones to carry proudly.
I took this picture off of their site so you would see the complete package and how they utilized the space inside the kit.
They have so many other's to choose from like the Dog Family Puzzle that is collected into a box and all the pieces are made of wood.  They also have the Cat Family Puzzle, Elephant Family Puzzle, Moose Family Puzzle, Wolf Family Puzzle and the Bear Family Puzzle. Below is what the Dog one looks like:
This 6 piece puzzle is hand-crafted & finished with child-safe paints and made from plantation grown rubberwood, an environmentally friendly hardwood.
They also have something called the Inventor which is toys where they have to use their imagination or you can use them to help with their letters or numbers, whichever one that they need help with the most and I think the Dinosaur Kit would be perfect!
They have a lot more toys you can choose from and I wish I could show all of them to you but that isn't possible. Go over to their site and see if there are some things you can squeeze into your child's life so that he really has to concentrate for just a little while.

Oh, I did find a picture of a good part of the store and it looks amazing!
Here is what BeginAgain Toys has to say:
Welcome to the BeginAgain workshop! This is the place where we tell you all about us. To start, we are an imaginative toy company located in Fort Collins, Colorado.  
BeginAgain was founded on the principles, ideas, and inventions of Benjamin Barlowe, an early 20th century inventor from Fort Collins. Ben's fantastic tales and astute observations of his grandchildren, Zadie and Fuller, are the inspiration behind our products. His archive overflows with tinkered toys, playful mechanisms, and incredible stories filled with nostalgia, history, and lessons on how things used to be. 
Created by toymakers David Bowen and Chris Clemmer–two of the co-founders of Sprig Toys–BeginAgain is focused on thoughtful product design and imaginative storytelling for today's kids. It is our goal to inspire children with stories of invention, adventure, and good old-fashioned fun.  
BeginAgain toys teach through play and nurture the development of the whole child.
Connect with BeginAgain Toys several ways: 
Mailing Address:
201 Linden Street, Suite 204
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 372-0522
The awesome folks at BeginAgain Toys are going to give one winner the same Artist Kit and Yo-Yo that I just reviewed. I think your kids are going to love these awesome products. Open in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!


Hearthkeeper In Christ said...

I love the treasure hunt game

Christine weideman

S C said...

The Treasure Hunt game would be great for my pirates...grandkids.

Sherry Compton

Bakersdozen said...

I like the The Tea Otters - Beverage Set. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ken Ohl said...

the treasure hunt game. thankyou, ken

Kim Pinch said...

I like the pusharounds, especially the duck.

Megan Parsons said...

My kids would love the treasure hunt game! I love the ice cream cone set! That is so cute!
makeighleekyleigh at yahoo dot com

Paula L. said...

I like the Butterfl y A to Z Puzzle.

jandplee at att dot net

rookieabh said...

I like the Bear Family Puzzle.. super cute toys!
Ashley Sifers

Stephanie said...

I like the artist on the go set the most!
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Teresa Thompson said...

The Tea Otters - Beverage Set

Jessica said...

I think the Kickin' Putt game looks like fun, my girls would love that! Thank you for the giveaway!

My entry name: Jessica H.
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