In saying that, one area we never hesitate to splurge on the kids in is bath time. It is so important to me to set good hygeine standards for the boys very young. We frequently tease Dane about not wanting to be "that smelly kids" in class or wherever. If there is a toy that they want, we will try our best to grab it for them. One of the cool toys I recently discovered are WaterBlocks by Just Think Toys which I just had to try.
WaterBlocks combine a love for blocks and building things with bathtime which my boys love. They bring playing with blocks into a fun and new watery environment. The “sticky” feel of water creates a helpful cling between blocks and dipping WaterBlocks in soap or shampoo suds can increase their stick to tub walls and other blocks. The boys can build whatever they can imagine and as big as they want! The movement and buoyancy of water add an exciting twist to classic block play.
Once we finally get them (ie. Dane) in the bath, they did NOT want to get out. Both had so much fun creating new buildings and exploring new games to play with eachother. At a certain point, for fear of my children turning into actual fish, the BathBlocks were actually taken from the bath to continue play in the living room.
One of my favorite moments watching the two play with the blocks was when Dane held up two triangles and said, "look mommy, I can make a square with two triangles!" How exciting is it as a mother to see your child experiment AND learn something as simple as geometry on their own!! "WaterBlocks have won Oppenheim Gold awards. WaterBlocks are made from bacteria and mildew resistant EVA and contain no PVC or phthalates."
Available to purchase: 17 pc. Coast Guard Set
Recommendation: These are awesome, very non-expensive toys which can be used in or out of the water! Also they don't build up with all that nasty bacteria and mildew that a lot of toys the kids love do! The other sets are all reasonably priced and very cute!
Giveaway: Just Think Toys is going to give one of A Lucky Ladybug's lucky readers a set of WaterBlocks of their own!
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