Giving and getting with Fisher-Price
I’ve had a great year being a Fisher-Price blogger. I’ll be totally honest – I really wanted to sign up for this Mom Central Canada campaign because of Charlie being such a new baby last year at this time, and it seemed like it would be nice to treat him to some of their baby gear. I think the most surprising thing I learned this year was how cool the toys for older kids are. My older two really dig the Imaginext line.
Looking back on all my Fisher-Price posts, I think my top pick for 4- to 6-year-olds has to be the Imaginext Eagle Talon Castle. Our review at the time mentioned how much they use their imagination when playing with it, and how cool all the little features are. For that reason, when Fisher-Price Canada and Mom Central Canada asked me to pick a toy to donate to a charity this month, I specifically picked that as I knew a boy or a girl or siblings together would love it so much.
I decided to pick the toy drive at the Drake Hotel for my charitable donation – not actually because the Drake is a pretty cool place, like it is, but because the toys donated there go to help families local to me, with proceeds to Alexander Muir/Gladstone Public School and Parkdale Community Health Centre.
And hey, if you’d still like to pick up the Eagle Talon Castle for your kids, make sure you find your Celebrate and Save coupons to save a few dollars on that great toy.
Thinking back on baby gear that we test drove this year, it’s hard to choose a favourite because Fisher-Price still does have such reliable stuff. I loved the bright colours of the Luv U Zoo Playmat (which I just gave to a friend with a new baby this weekend, to pass on the goodness), and I also appreciated the new FP Stretch ‘Em onesies with their retro styles and stretchy stretchy snaps.
Charlie will be receiving a gift from us at Christmas via the kind folks at Fisher-Price Canada this month – a Laugh & Learn Stride-to-Ride Puppy. We haven’t tried it out yet, but I expect it’ll be a hit considering how physically active he is. Also, it means he might try to start riding our actual dog, but we’re going to take that risk!
I’m very thankful for Fisher-Price Canada‘s generosity this year. They selected some great toys and baby gear for us to review, they sent me to Blissdom Canada, and now they’ve extended that generosity to many different charities through all of their bloggers. It’s a great way to end a great year.
Are you giving any little or big ones in your life any Fisher-Price toys this Christmas? Have you managed to donate any toys to charities? (Besides the donation via Fisher-Price, I contributed to a major toy drive at work, and Oliver just received a duplicate Lego set for his birthday that he’s decided to give to someone who might not have quite so much as he does.)
Disclosure: I am a Fisher-Price Mom and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.
Posted: December 17th 2012 under family, good things, product review, sponsored.
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