Thursday, March 21, 2013

things we love: oompa toys and a giveaway!

oompa is quickly becoming a favorite online toy shop in this house. four kids later i have come to appreciate simpler toys that really get their imaginations turning, extra points if it is wooden or organic. oompa has a little bit of it all, from bikes to dollhouses to felt food to craft sets a little bit of something for all ages, even the kid in me sometimes! browsing through oompa's online catalog i have come to notice they carry a lot of our favorite brands like haba, plan, green toys, automoblox, and many more.
oompa was so sweet to send out one of their toys for stella to try out - the timing was perfect with her birthday just around the corner, it made it that much more special to receive in the mail, open up, and play with. they sent her the plan creative peg board, which encourages dexterity and visual perception. it came with fifty wooden and colorful pegs that you can either use freely or with one of the three patterned cards for matching colors. it leaves opportunities for counting, matching, and sorting.

of course in true stella fashion both the pegs and board have been used for many other things, like a vegetable medley in some lima bean soup that stella was cooking up the other day.
the creative peg board has been a great addition to our house - while stella likes to stick to patterns and comparing the big and small pegs, rowan has gotten more adventurous by creating letters of our names or shapes or rainbows.

plan is one of my favorite brands, right up there with a lot of the other ones that oompa sells. they all seem built to last and are made of quality materials that i can trust, since a lot of toys in the house end up in mouths...

oompa has been so great to work with and i love that they are reachable by so many platforms - feel free to check out oompa toys on facebook, twitter, and pinterest.

now, because we have had so much fun working with oompa, we have teamed up with them to give away a $25 credit OR the plan creative peg board!

open to us resident only, all you have to do to enter is visit the online shop and then leave a comment telling me what your favorite oompa toy is! the giveaway will run until march 31st at 8pm pst at which time the winner will be contacted. thanks and good luck!
*disclaimer: i was provided the creative peg board for play and review and was not otherwise compensated. all text and opinions are my own as we love oompa and plan toys.

16 comments:

melissa rohr said...

cuuuuuuuuuute!! I love the stackable blocks!

melissa rohr said...

the water blocks by plan are super awesome.

melissa rohr said...

As weird as it sounds, the pacifier chain looks fun! And the first gym :)

melissa rohr said...

My son would LOVE the xylophone toys! So fun!

melissa rohr said...

the My first Dinosaur puzzle looks like something Alea would LOVE!

melissa rohr said...

love the automoblox!

melissa rohr said...

I like the all season dollhouse furnished.

melissa rohr said...

The Hape coffee maker would be adorable with Jem's kitchen :)

melissa rohr said...

The PEG BOARD IS MY favorite ok ok...and that Mixer!

melissa rohr said...

Love the gourmet kitchen starter set!

melissa rohr said...

Like - no wait, love the Galloping Zebra Walker for my little angel.

Janae said...

The Hape City Parking Garage looks like a lot of fun!

melissa rohr said...

I love the Haba See Saw swing, I have a lot of saving the do :)

melissa rohr said...

I would love to get my son one of the Geopuzzles! :)

melissa rohr said...

I love the Haba Doll Pram!
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melissa rohr said...

you were chosen via random.org as the winner! please contact me asap so i can send your info off to oompa. thanks for entering!