Green Toys Build-A-Bouquet Review


According to the parenting experts, stacking blocks is a developmental milestone for children between the ages of 1 and 2. So like any parent who spends far too much time on Babycenter and parenting blogs, I bought my twins a set of nesting/stacking blocks just after their first birthday. They chewed on them, kicked them but would not stack ‘em so when it was time to move in February, I conveniently forgot to pack the blocks.
2 months later, I repented and bought another set of blocks and these ones had a “Cat in the hat” theme. Surely NOW the girls would stack ‘em like smart babies are supposed to do? No! They threw them, stood on them (and fell off them) but would not stack them. I was not impressed and decided that stacking was just one skill my girls were not interested in developing so when I got a chance to review a free Green Toys Build-a-Bouquet, I wasn’t expecting much.

  Straight out of the box, the girls couldn’t figure out how to stack the pieces so I had to give them a demonstration. Quite a bit of fine motor skills is involved in putting the pieces into each other and initially the girls struggled with this and there were some tears of frustration. 15 minutes later, we had our first flower bed built and I showed the girls how to take the flowers apart and store them in the box. Game over for the day?! No. Spice went back and spent the next 20 minutes building her own flower tower. I was so impressed that I pushed back bedtime just to watch her play.
It’s been a couple of months now since the Build-a-Bouquet playset became a staple in our playroom and it has jumped to number 1 on my list of best toys for 2 year olds. It’s the one toy that the girls ALWAYS head for and play with for at least 10 minutes at a time. Like I said, I had little expectations from this eco-plastic garden but my expectations have been exceeded – whoever designed this toy got it right and all the 5 star ratings on Amazon give testament to that. I plan on reviewing the Green Toys’ catalogue to pick out Christmas gifts for the girls
Disclosure: I got a free Build-a-Bouquet playset for review. This mama loves her freebies, but they do not influence the content of my posts.  

10 comments :

  1. What a cool toy - I have to get it for my girls even though, I vowed no more toys! All our toys either make noise or have a "million" pieces. Our house is a landmine of toys. As my husband requested, I got rid of some and put others away to play w as needed. I think what bothers me the most though, is when non-toy items are scattered across the floor. With that said, I still think I "need" this Build-a-Bouquet playset.

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    1. Yes, my babies believe that throw pillows belong on the floor as do toy bins not to mention the toys themselves. Ah well....

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  2. Btw, I bought My Little Word Book that you recommended and it has become a favorite around here. Thanks!

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  3. Cute toy. Do you know if they make a boy version of the flower tower?

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    1. No, I checked their website. These are the only colors they have. They do have trucks and cars but I'm not sure if those are as much fun.

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  4. Cool! I have not seen these before! Christmas gift maybe?? Hmmmm....

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    1. Not a bad idea. I think Amazon has a christmas countdown toy sale going on so you could actually get it at a discounted price

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  5. I just found your blog and I'm so excited to read the previous entries. My twins girls turn 2 on Nov. 16th.

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    1. Well, nice to meet you Marie. Do you have a blog? I love following the posts of other twin moms. Thanks for stopping by and sharing in the comments on my 30 days posts

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    2. No blog for me although I thought about it during my 2nd pregnancy. I can relate to so many of your posts and have already added a few of your item suggestions to my Amazon basket.

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