Monday, April 5

Lesson #90 - Toys That Keep The Kiddos Occupied Are Priceless

I remember going on a lot of road trips when I was a wee one. As an only child, my parents would always let me take a friend on family vacations - so I would have someone to go on rides with (since both of my parents are afraid of heights). Before even arriving at our vacation destination, though, were those long...long...long...terribly long car rides!

While the youth of today have more options when it comes to in-the-car entertainment, my generation did not. We didn't have portable DVD players (DV-what?), game consoles or vans with seats that flip around with a table in the middle to play cards. No, we had to resort to games like Punch-Buggy Bingo or there was always the option to sleep.

What I really needed on those long trips is one of Jamie's I Spy bags! Jaime is a SAHM to 3 amazing little boys (6, 4, and 2) and a Navy wife (GO NAVY)! After becoming a SAHM, Jaime decided to open her Etsy store so she can work while still being home with her boys. Baby Love Blankies is full of cute I Spy bags for children of all ages! I Spy Bags are sure to provide your kiddo with HOURS of fun! so much fun!
Jaime's Itsy Bitsy I Spy Bags are approx 5"X5" and are filled with over 20 hidden treasures. The bags are made from "Snuggly Flannel" fabric, because it shows less signs of wear and tear then regular fleece fabric. The bag is then filled with nontoxic poly pellets** that your child has to sift through to reveal the hidden treasures. This toy is not only educational but also helps with fine motor coordination...not to mention, Jaime has so many different fabric choices it will make your head spin!!
**Safety side note:
All of the seams on all of my I spy bags are double sewn for your child's safety, however if the bag gets ripped please throw it away because it is filled with poly pellets and tiny treasures that are choking hazards. All of the treasures, fabric and vinyl were bought here in the USA and are compliant with the current CPSIA laws.
One of the best features is the detachable item list. Turn the search into a race by timing how long it takes to find each item you call out!

One of the best reviews I have EVER read is listed on Jaime's site:
I had heard that I Spy Bags were wonderful for autistic children, but never had proof until one of my customers left me this feedback:
"This was a gift for my 5 yr old autistic daughter - and I just do not have enough words. I wish I had bought this years ago. The beads offer her tactile stimulus for her sensory needs and the 'babies' offer hours of play and helps increase her visual to oral skills. There has been nothing better than having her look up with a smile as she has 'found' the item I have asked for. Even if the verbal skills are limited, most children love and crave to show their parents they understand. Kudos and I can never thank you enough." ~ amblanco357

So, you see friends, these little bags really do have a number of uses!

Giveaway:
There will be two winners of this giveaway. Each winner will receive ANY Itsy Bitsy I Spy Bag of their choice!! These little bags are PRICELESS!!

Here are the rules...please leave a separate comment for each entry:
3 entries if you "follow" me - please comment and let me know
2 entries when you visit the Baby Love Blankies Etsy site and tell me which product is your favorite
2 entries if you "heart" Baby Love Blankies on Etsy
2 entries if you become a fan of Baby Love Blankies on Facebook
1 entry if you "spread my education" on your blog
1 entry if you blog about this giveaway - please provide a link back to the post in your comment

15 comments:

Shell said...

I follow-1

Shell said...

I follow-1

Shell said...

I follow-3(sorry, that first one double posted, but it will just count as follow-2)

Shell said...

the blue one with the monkeys is so cute!

Shell said...

entry 2 for visiting her site

Shell said...

became a fan on fb!

Shell said...

fb-2

Shell said...

I spread your education!

WhisperingWriter said...

Too cool!! They look awesome.

I follow!

Much More Than Mommy said...

I follow! (1)

Much More Than Mommy said...

I follow! (2)

Much More Than Mommy said...

I follow! (3)

Michele said...

Not entering the contest, just wanted to thank you for posting the great ideas!!!

Love your blog so much!!
Keep up the great work ;)

April said...

How fabulous are these!?! I follow ... and you are on my blogroll!

April said...

The Dino Roar was picked out by a very excited 3 year old! Thanks for the opportunity to win one of these!

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