Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Lions, Laughs, and Longevity (Oh My!)

Y'all know what I like?

Toys that stand the test of time.

I absolutely love when a toy develops with my child.  It's awesome when there are toys that are targeted for several different developmental periods by having interchangeable, easy-to-customize functions.

Emma Ramey and I have had the opportunity to sneak peek the Bright Starts™ new 3-in-1 Step n' Ride Lion™ for the past couple of weeks.  This, along with the Jungle Fun Ball Climber™ and the Hide n' Spin Monkey™, were recently introduced at BlogHer '14.  The toy claims that it is targeted towards babies 6-36 months, but I initially thought it might be too "babyish" for Emma Ramey.

I was wrong.

This toy really is versatile for so many age groups.  It allows a sitting baby to "feed" the lion with colorful balls and press the light-up nose.  It encourages walking babies with lights and motion in the lion's mane.  And older toddlers can ride on the lion to make it light up & sing.  I think it's especially valuable for older babies/toddlers to explore songs and colors...we've had lots of conversations about the colors of the balls while playing with this toy!

Turning this from a walker to a ride-on toy is super easy.  It only takes a couple of turns and clicks of the toy to change it from a walker to a ride-on lion.  This toy really embodies Bright Starts™' vision of delivering convenience, value, and fun with their toys!

And speaking of fun - y'all have to check out Brights Starts™' Baby Laugh Index™ page, where you can find out where your child falls on the Baby Laugh Index.  No idea what that Baby Laugh Index is?  That's ok, I didn't know before I visited the page either. :)   It's a really cute, interactive site.  And it measures your baby's chortles.  If that's not enough to get you to visit, I don't know what is.

You can find out more about the Bright Starts brand on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, or Pinterest pages!

You have the chance to win one of these Bright Starts toys: Jungle Fun Ball Climber™, Hide 'n Spin Monkey™, or 3-in-1 Step 'n Ride Lion™.  To enter, just answer the following: "What's your favorite feature of the Step 'n Ride Lion?"  Share your answer in the comments below for a chance to win!

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