I received an email from Hasbro recently asking me if Mazen would like to test out some of their toys. I asked Mazen if he’d like to participate and he said an enthusiastic “JES!” Especially when he heard Elmo was involved.
The box included an assortment of both classic Playskool products and new items for Spring 2014. Here’s what we got:
Playskool Sesame Street Hugs Forever Friends
I’ll start with Mazen’s favorite – the Elmo! They had lots of fun playing slide all afternoon.
Elmo’s arms hook onto things like a slap bracelet which has been almost as fun for me as it has been for Mazen. I’ve hooked him on funny things like dinosaurs and Mazen’s bike!
In comparison, the Gloworm he was not into.
But luckily Elinor loved it!!!
I let her take it home and Alice said that she wouldn’t put it down for days.
Playskool Shapes ‘N Colors Turtle
I think Mazen was too much in a developmental black hole to enjoy this turtle. He isn’t focused enough to concentrate on the shapes and colors and is too old to be amused by the flashing lights.
But our friend Virginia loved it so we let her take it home!
Playskool Busy Ball Popper
This cute elephant shoots balls out of his trunk into the air and catches them with his ears. It’s quite exciting, but Mazen was a little scared of it. Once he figured it out he liked it but only for 5 minutes at a time. I keep it hidden and bring it out for a fun change on rainy days. I think it’s one of those toys that is best in small bursts – or for a group of kids to play with together.
Playskool Sesame Street Elmo Bath Adventure Steamboat
And finally, this cute Elmo steamboat has been a big hit in the bathtub. The Elmo squirts water and the back wheel comes off to suction to the side of the tub. M loves it!
Thanks for the fun times Hasbro!