When Emma was 15 months old, I received and tested a Melissa and Doug puzzle for Ebeanstalk.com. And we loved it! Ebeanstalk really has a great toy selection and the prices are good, too. I enjoyed working with them before, so when asked to do it again I happily accepted!
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What You’ll Find at Ebeanstalk
Books, wooden toys, classic toys, plush toys, pretty much anything you could possibly want for children of all ages!
A Mom’s Thoughts…
This time, Ebeanstalk sent me this adorable Jumbo Shape Sorter to review:This toy is targeted for ages 1 – 2. My daughter has had shape sorters before and she really likes them – she isn’t tired of them at almost two, something I’m happy about. There’s always something new to learn, and I love that she’s able to practice naming her colors and shapes.
What makes this shape sorter special and different from the norm is the fact that the plastic shapes all connect to each other, giving babies the perfect opportunity to learn about connecting and disconnecting the toys as well as sticking the right shapes in the right slot, shapes, and colors.
After all of the toys have been put in the body of the elephant, you press the ears and they come out of the trunk! Turning the “tail” turns the green body of the elephant so that the shape slot you want is on top. My daughter enjoys playing with this unique toy. Her favorite aspect of it is the connecting shape pieces, though. She carries them around in a bucket and plays with them constantly!
Final Thoughts and Purchasing Information:
This is definitely the cutest and most unique shape sorter I’ve come across. We recommend it! I do want to mention that the shapes tend to fall out of the elephant’s trunk whether you press the ears down or not, but that doesn’t diminish the play experience at all. I still wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it. :-)
I would like to thank Ebeanstalk for sending me the product reviewed so that I could share my thoughts on it with you! This review is my my own opinion and experience with the toy and company.