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9/23/10

CSN Wooden Toys: Review and Giveaway!


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Congrats to #42, Liz!


I love wooden toys, probably b/c I like all-things retro/vintage AND I have 
destructive boys.  So, when CSN Stores gave me the opportunity to review a 
product, I knew exactly what to get.

Have you seen one of these?

Smart Gear Classic Wooden Training Bike


It's a "balance bike" and helps a child learn to ride a regular bike faster, plus it's for 
ages 2-5.  Luke is so into things with wheels that I knew he would really love it...once 
he gets it...on his birthday.  (He's sort of timid these days, so I think his 3rd birthday 
will be perfect.)  In the meantime, we did build it, which was super easy, and rolled it 
around our bedroom.  It's so super cute and made REALLY well.

And, when you buy it from CSN Stores, it ships for FREE!




CSN has so many amazing toys that I had to get something for you, too.  Which 
means this is the part about the GIVEAWAY.  Are you ready?  Hope so b/c I'm 
giving away 3 wooden toys to one of my readers.

Want to see them???






They are so cool and perfect for kids 3 years and older.  Don't ya wanna win??? 
Well, just leave a comment telling me what you like about these items and you'll be 
entered.  If you follow me, you can have a 2nd entry by leaving an additional 
comment saying "follower".
I'll pick a random winner on October 6th at 9PM.




***I was provided these items free-of-charge for review and giveaway purposes. 
The thoughts expressed above are my own and were not influenced in any way.***



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182 comments:

Buckeroomama said...

The Tippy Turtle game looks so cute!!

Emily B said...

I love that they are wooden! We are trying to keep the plastic to a bare minimum for our little one. Man, it's harder than you would think. Wooden and cloth toys are the plan!
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Ms Muffin said...

I love that they are made out of WOOD! I hate plastic toys!
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Katie said...

The wooden farm cube puzzle is my favorite. Chunky blocks and and six puzzles in one! My little one loves anything with animals (probably because I'm a sucker for making the animal sounds whenever he points to one).

Ms Muffin said...

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Lisa said...

Found this from a friend. These toys look great. I have 7 boys and I know how tough they are on toys. They are perfect for their active lifestyles. Great ideas.

Leslie said...

I love the wooden toys too. So classic! Thanks for the opportunity to win.
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Leslie said...

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southerninspirationsblog said...

I love the durability of wood! I also love that they are sort of old fashioned - like the ones my grandma always had at her house. would love to win this for my grandson!!

Jennifer

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I am a new follower :)

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Heidi said...

What awesome toys. Luke will love his new bike. It will be fun to see him riding it down the sidewalk!

What a fun giveaway! I love the wooden toys. It is so hard to find real wooden toys now. Even some of the "wooden" blocks now are really just foam designed to look like wood. These also look like great developmental toys and would be great for our little guy when he gets home and gets to be that age.

Heidi said...

Oh and I'm a follower.

meeyeehere said...

These toys would be great for my son!!!I like them because its made from wood instead of plastic,they are good learning toys for a small child and they would make terrific little Christmas gifts for my kiddo
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cloud10277 said...
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cloud10277 said...

I love that their wooden. It nice to see toys that don't need batteries or produce loud noises to get kids attention.
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Amy said...

I love the farm cubes- so cute!

whitney said...

I'm all for wooden toys as I have three *very* destructive little ones myself!

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jennykate77 said...

I love wooden/retro toys too!! I need to go check out CSN and see what else they have!!

Hope you're having a great day!♥

Christina said...

I love the fact that wood toys are so durable and the kids can use their imaginations- no batteries required!
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Christina said...

I love wood toys! I am slowly replacing many of our plastic ones with them. I have a 3 1/2 year old daughter(and a 4m old son) so these are perfect. She would love the screw toy and is really into games and puzzles lately so the others two would be so much fun. I love the screw toy the best as I can see her playing with it for a long time ;)

Christina said...

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Jen @ Happy Little Homemaker said...

My daughter loves playing with the block puzzle at the library. It'd be great to have one at home!

Queen Snarfy said...

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Jon and Reans said...

i love wood toys! its so old school

Jon and Reans said...

i'm a new follower

Weatherbee ;) said...

So cute! What I love about all 3 is that they are interactive toys. They help you create, learn and have fun at the same time! :)

Thanks for a great giveaway!

Weatherbee ;) said...

I'm a new follower! :)

joyfilled said...

I LOVE classic wooden toys. They're so much sturdier and better quality than all the plastic stuff out there today.

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Mandi said...

I think that the turtle game is so cute!

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Mandi said...

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Maple Leaf Mommy said...

That Tippy the Turtle game is adorable. Quite unique. I've never seen anything like it before. I so want one now.

Maple Leaf Mommy said...

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Pam said...

The fact that they're wooden means they will last a long time. I also love that they're all fun but educational too - great hand-eye coordination development.

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Bobbie Mackey said...

i love that they are wooden...so much seems to be plastic anymore.
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Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

I like that the toys are eco-friendly and help with development
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Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

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Jolene said...

I just love it that they are wooden (I have destructive boys too!). They are also just TOO CUTE!

Liz said...

I love that they are wooden, so much better for kids!

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Eggwhite Lilycakes said...

Love that they are wooden! The tippy turtle looks like lots of fun.

SH said...

I love that they help build skills too !
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mom2girls said...

My daughter had a balance bike from when she was 18 months old untill about five minutes before she mastered the pedal bike (no training wheels) at 4 - this girl would go for km's on her bike - it was amazing, they are just the best thing ever! What I would love for her now (though she is a bit old for it she would just love the game of it) is the tippy turtle, she loves balance games, for her body and her hand eye cordination. She is 5, the farm blocks and the screw set I would give to my profoundly disabled neice, she would just love them and I think play with them for many many years to come!
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Kirsten said...

I love that they are wooden toys, they are my faves! The screws would be great for fine motor skills!
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Chelsey said...

I love my kids playing with wooden toys. My son would love the screw set and my daughter would love the turtle game. Our library has that same puzzle like a pp and both my kids love figuring out how to put it together! Thanks for the giveaway. mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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Crunchy Beach Mama said...

We have a puzzle like that one and it is great because it's challenging with the multiple pictures and keeps them busy! :)

Crunchy Beach Mama said...

New follower! crunchy beach mama :)

Amber said...

I was just telling my husband that my son seems to love wooden toys, so I need to find him some more. I am going to check out CSN now, as my nephews birthday is coming up, as well.

Thanks I would LOVE to WIN these!!!

Just Trying To Save Money said...

I think that they are just so cute!!

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Jaime said...

I love the toys you picked. They are great for building motor skills and my grand daughter would love them
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Randi said...

I love that these toys don't require batteries, just imagination! Wooden toys are fantastic, and they last practically forever, which is awesome. My gma has some wooden blocks that were her kids when they were litte. Love that!
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B. Wilson said...

I love the cube puzzle because it's multiple puzzles in one... great for a young child-- and the pieces aren't easily eaten by vacuums or lost by children!
--Brandy
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Violeta said...

I love the cubes - they are so cute......I love it because it is wooden and because my son loves puzzles

Amber said...

I agree with pretty much everyone else, I love that they are wooden. My daughter manages to destroy a lot of her plastic toys and wooden ones hold up a lot better. I also think they last longer for a second, third, etc child and in my family everything gets passed around to all the new cousins!

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polly said...

love that they are wooden...not plastic!
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Long Family Chronicles said...

I love that melissa and doug toys are non-toxic and free of all junk!!

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Anonymous said...

I love retro/vintage, and I love ecofriendly :)
I hope I win :)
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The Little House That Grew said...

My son would love the screw and bolt toy. WE have lots of girl toys around here. We need some boy toys.
Lisa

Kristin said...

My kids would love the block puzzle.

Elizabeth said...

I am all about those wooden puzzles - my daughter would be all over those, she loves puzzles of all kinds and it's something I know my son would enjoy when he gets older.

Elizabeth said...

Now following :)

Meg said...

Aww, those toys are cute! I love the look of wooded toys so much better than junky plastic stuff.

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Melissa N. said...

I like the Puzzle!
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WeeMasonMan's Mom said...

I love that they don't require batteries!

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Anne said...

My son is autistic, and these are some of the toys they use with his therapy. I like that developmentally they will help him to grow.
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Anne said...

I follow!

stacythemagnificentmommy said...

i love the colors on the tippy turtle game!!
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Karisty said...

I love that they're wooden. Wooden toys are always classic.

Karisty said...

I am a follower.

Karisty said...

Um I don't think it worked when I clicked "follow". You don't show up on my list, not sure why it didn't finish going through. I'll keep checking back and try again.

Karisty said...

sorry for another comment but I just confirmed it worked this time, so I am a follower. :)

Jenn of organic-mama.ca said...

I love wooden toys because they are Eco-friendly and safer for my son then plastic ones!

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Nick and Pearl said...

I love that they are so cute, and wooden! So much more durable than plastic; will last for years! They are all cute, but for some reason I just love the puzzle one!
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lotts to do said...

I LOVE wooden toys. I have 3 boys, & maybe it will hold up to them. My fav is the puzzle.

lotts to do said...

I'm now a follower!

Mom vs. the boys said...

I love that wooden toys last a lifetime~
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thanks for linking up!

The Fam said...

My Montessori experience has taught me that wooden toys are a better weight for little ones than plastic!

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Esther - TTByM said...

I like the fact that they are free from chemicals and long-lasting. Also the colors stand out on the wood!

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karasceviour said...

I love the tippy the turtle...very different. karasceviour at hotmail dot com

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Tana said...

I think wooden toys are great, they seem to last a bit longer in a house full of boys. Also these would be great toys for my 2yr old.
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Tana said...

I'm also a follower.

Anonymous said...

love wood toys, too! they are the best.

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Baye said...

OMG! These things are so sweet. I can't decide which one I like best. RSS's your blog--don't know how I missed it before.

Jessica said...

These toys are wonderful! I love wood toys, and I'm seening "durable" in my head right now! Love the colors too!

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Jessica said...

And I'm also a follower!

twomoms said...

I love that they are totally "basic" toys and look supper sturdy!

Tiffany Paige Koop said...

The tippy turtle game looks SO cute!!! My son would love it!

Tiffany Paige Koop said...

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Michelle said...

I love that each of these toys can be played with multiple ways, and they're cute!

Michelle said...

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LyndaB said...

These are great picks! I am also a fan of wooden toys, and try to confine my gifts to my grandchilden to items that provide good play value rather than battery operated bells and whistles. These provide just that - the puzzle cube set is a really good way to develop observation and critical thinking skills, the screws do as well along with fine motor skills... and I just adore that turtle game... what a great open ended puzzle that is!

LyndaB said...

:) and yes...follower!

Anonymous said...

I love that they are a green product and made of wood!
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Jamie said...

What I love about these toys is that they are simple...no batteries or too many breakable parts. They are wooden which makes them look so darling and vintage. AND, they are educational! I think that's my favorite part!
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tracylynne said...

I love wooden toys, all the ones I have right now are plastic-I'd love to win a set of these

Rebecca O said...

I love them because they are simple, easy to play with, education, and fun looking toys. I love that they are solid wood and not plastic. Thanks for the chance. bekki1820cb at gmail

Rebecca O said...

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Kim said...

Love the farm block puzzle!!!! My twin boys are loving farm animals these days.

Megsp22 said...

These are so amazingly great!! Rocks my socks :) I am a big fan of simple toys, that encourage a childs imagination. Also, toys like this don't break in 5 minutes like most of the over done stuff at the commercial toy stores.

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Wendy said...

I am a new follower!

Wendy said...

I am a huge fan of wooden toys! I love how durable they are. I especially love the Cubes Puzzle. My twins love anything that has an animal on it!

noreen said...

they will last generation unlike plastic

The Wishful Lamb said...

these are great! they are super cute and fun!

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Summer Lee said...

I LOVE that these toys are made to withstand hard play and time! I hated buying my children cheap plastic toys that were broken in minutes, when they were younger! These will really stand up to the challenge of rough little hands!

Summer Lee said...

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~Shannon~ said...

With two girls we def have enough PINK PLASTIC!! Srsly!! I would love to have these under the tree for then this year!!! Thanks!

Patrick and Emillie said...

Love the screw block set - great way to learn fine motor skills.

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sweetsue said...

I like these toys because they look sturdy enough to pass down from one generation to the next-plus the bright colors are so cheerful!
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Nichol said...

I love wooden toys. They last for years, and do not break! They are always high quality, thanks for the chance!

Frugal Science Gal said...

I love that they are made out of natural woods and not plastics!

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rubynreba said...

Wooden toys are such good quality and these look like they are very well made.
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Stephanie said...

These are adorable! My daughter would love these!

Kim said...

LOVE that there are no annoying songs played!

Kim said...

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Anonymous said...

I love any toy that enhances my childs creativity :)
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Rebekah said...

they're sturdy and will hold up to lots of "love" from the kids!

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{Erin} said...

I have a 2 yr old AND a daycare, so these toys are fantastic! I especially love the first one...my little man loves tools and this would help him develop fine motor skills! :) wheatfreemom@gmail.com

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Jill said...

I love that they are inviting due to their bright colors, yet have a simplicity factor. Looks like they all teach a valuable skill as well!

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HomemadeBaby said...

We try to keep plastics to a minimum. I love wooden toys, their classic feel and how they inspire imagination.
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MommyJessica said...

I like that the toys are wooden and that they are LEARNING toys

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OutnumberedMama said...

Love that they are educational toys!
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Amanda said...

I want to win because I love wooden toys for my kids! They are way more durable, more natural, and still fun. My kids love them too!

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Amanda said...

I am a follower!
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Heather said...

I love wooden toys because they encourage imagination. Would love to win!

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Anonymous said...

Love that they are wooden..its hard to stay away from plastic toys. These are great! trishbazin(at)yahoo.com

Amanda said...

love that they are made out of wood. theyd last longer!

sarah weaver said...

I love these toys so much! I have a 14 month old boy and these would be perfect for him now and as he gets older! I love that they are wood and will last a lot longer. I love on the puzzle how you can switch it to be different animals. My son is also at the stage where he is learning how to open and close things and the screw set would be great for that.

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The NEW Mommiez Blend said...

I LOVE wooden toys! They are my favorite for kids. I hate how everything requires batteries these days. The balance bike is my fave. I think training wheels just make kids depend on them more than they need to. What a great idea they have here. My son would love these wooden toys. The turtle is so cute too. :)

Chelle
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*Mom's Best Bets said...

I am really into buying natural products so this looks so cool.
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Anonymous said...

Nikki E These toys remind me of the kind I grew up with. My generation must remember the wooden Hammer and Colored Wooden pegs that you slam slam slammed into the holes. Would love to bring a piece of that to my own kids. nackle78 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I have a baby due in November and as it grows old enough to play, these are the kinds of toys i want for it. Most toys today do the thinking for you. I love toys that let the child decide how to use it without all the annoying electronic voice instructions! Oh, and the turtle is my FAVORITE! I had a wooden turtle puzzle as a kid and loved it, and i hope that my child feels a connection to animals as well! Rachel
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Ashlower8701 said...

I like how cute & fun they all look! They look so sturdy too! My daughter is like lil miss destructive so some strong sturdy toys would be what she needs!

Thanks

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Courtney said...

I love that these toys promote motor skills without all the flashy bells and whistles that toys of this generation seem to possess. Kids will be able to learn while playing, and even younger children will benefit from play because they will not be able to break the wooden blocks.

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Molly Joy said...

I love these because they would last a lONG time!

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LOVE TO WIN, safer than plastic!!! silenttributary at yahoo dot com

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Grandma Bonnie said...

wooden toys are the best. I like the balance bike its perfect for beginners
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Anastasia said...

I love that they are wooden and involve no batteries!

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Wendy said...

Very simply, I love that they are not plastic! That my child can chew on them and I don't have to worry! Thanks!

Mirm said...

Wooden = durable. Won't break easily.

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floating said...

I love these because they are simple
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Steph said...

I love these toys because they aren't flashing lights and singing songs. They'll let DD teach herself naturally
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Ashley said...

I like that these are wooden toys----classic looking and they will last a long time.
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ElennaLouise said...

I have a destructive little boy also! These would be great for him -- I like how long they will last!
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Serline said...

My little girl loves Turtle. That Tippy Turtle game is a perfect game for her elder sister and brother to play with her.

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Joel said...

I like the quality of wood toys. These look great for young kids.
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