The very best thing about being an aunt to a sweet little girl is the ability to watch her grow, explore and learn about the world around her, one step at a time. This past weekend, I had the pleasure of babysitting my two-year-old niece Bella, and I don’t know who was more excited! I got to pinch her chubby cheeks and watch her toddle around, and she had a chance to play with the new PLAYSKOOL Play, Stow and Go toys, the ultimate in portable entertainment. They’re a mom’s – and this babysitter’s – dream!
Hey there little princess! Look who’s joining us for the drive to Aunty Lena’s!
It’s PLAYSKOOL All Day Elmo! This cuddly and interactive Elmo toy has 150+ responses, plus eight games and activities to help keep her engaged. And when playtime is over, Elmo can become a loveable friend for Bella to cuddle – because with a squeeze of Elmo’s nose, he can play a soft lullaby with gentle music. It took only a few moments for my niece to get acquainted with Elmo, and then, they became fast friends!
At the moment, Elmo’s preschool mode is perfect for Bella, as he encourages toddlers to play games and activities like “Red Light Green Light,” “Pat-a-Cake,” “Freeze Dance,” and more.
Once we arrived at my house, I broke out the Stack ‘n Stow Cups. I love this toy! Designed for kids with grown-ups in mind, these seven colourful cups let babies stack and explore fun combinations, and then quickly condense into one piece for easy storage and travel. When the cups are nested and locked into place with the friendly lion’s face, the easy-grasp tabs create a rainbow lion’s mane. This simple yet engaging stacking toy provided much fun (and a welcome distraction from other less durable items) and was well received by Bella. In fact, she *almost* figured out how to stack the cups on her first try! She must get her smarts from her Aunt.
Finally, what play date would be complete without a parting gift – in this case, a Fold ‘n Go Busy Elephant? The busy elephant plush packs big fun with lots of colours, textures, sounds and seven activities for Bella to explore. She took to it instantly and I have no doubt this will become a favourite addition to her already growing pile of stuffies! And if her elephant friend gets dirty, her parents simply need to toss it into a pillowcase and into the washing machine to clean.
Related: How can I say no to that face? She has her Aunt Lena wrapped around her little finger.
PLAYSKOOL Play, Stow and Go toys are appropriate for ages 3 months and up. They make playtime happen anytime, anywhere… and with the holidays around the corner, they make a great stocking stuffer too! So what are you waiting for? Make sure you buy these toys for your little one at any Walmart nearest you or order online at Walmart.ca.
This post is sponsored by Walmart Canada, as part of the PLAYSKOOL Play, Stow and Go program. In exchange for this review, I have received special perks in the form of products and/or compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own.