Guys. Last year I partnered with Loot and I ordered all of the below from them. I hand-picked every item according to my boys’ interests and attention spans, because every mother knows what it’s like to spend so much time and monies getting a toy for their child – and watching them lose interest within seven and a half minutes. It sucks. We know. Over the years I’ve learned what works and what really doesn’t with the boys. The winners are always books, movies, learning games and play pretend.
Below are all the items that I chose from Loot. The boys’ favorites are… Ben LOVES the Spot’s Alphabet, colors & shapes movie, and Charlie and Lola – obviously. The Sylvanian Families – Chocolate Rabbit Family Set (the bunnies) are adorable! Ben and Noah both love dressing them and I act out little family situations with them, like the boy bunny crying “I want juiiiiiiice” and I make the boys guess who this bunny is, etc. They love it!
Noah is infatuated with the toaster, as you can push it down and it really does pop up when it’s ‘ready’. I admit I have no idea where the kettle is right now, but it whistles. Wherever it is. The Yookidoo Flow ‘n Fill Spout (bath tap) is probably his favorite. Water is drawn up through the spout creating an endless stream and 3 interchangeable tumblers each have a different spouting action. It really is awesome! The boys can play with running water in the tub without sinking the house.
The ready-set-school hasn’t arrived just yet, but this is what I am MOST excited about. It’s a whole activity box for Benjamin. Noah has started school, so this set will be for bunny to be home-schooled and also feel special and have ‘play play’ school with the nanny during the day. I can’t tell you how it breaks my heart when we ALL leave for work in the day and Ben gets left behind! Does a mother’s guilt ever end? The school set is arriving any day now and I’ll get pictures in!
Guys, Loot has agreed to let me give ALL of these away to you. Every single thing mentioned and pictured below, but let’s recap: I am giving away The Cat in the Hat book by Dr Seuss (Hardcover). A Charlie and Lola BBC DVD, a nice oldie – Goof Troop series, volume one and a learning movie – Spot’s Alphabet, colours and numbers too. Then The Sylvanian Families – Chocolate Rabbit Family. Loot has the Sylvanian family houses, other sets, characters and furniture. If you have a girl, you can get the whole set, wardrobes, extras. So much cooler than barbies – see the whole series on the Loot site. Then the Casdon Classique Breakfast Set, and the Yookidoo Flow ‘n Fill Spout.
In all sincerity, I love Loot – delivery is quick, to your door. The prices are so great (about R52.00 for a kiddies DVD) and there are always specials. It’s easy to search for things, you can search classics, genres, ages – it’s so user friendly. They state delivery days on each item ex “24 hours” or “within 7 days”. They have loads of books, games, computers, toys, electronics, DVDs. I am a huge fan of online shopping, because going in to a shopping center with two toddlers on payday Saturday is just not advisable.
ANYWAY. To win, leave me a comment and tell me what you like about Loot. I am not choosing winners by best answers, I really just want you guys to click through to Loot for one second and see what I’m talking about and why I’m so in your face about how great they are. Leave a comment with your name and email address to be in it.
You can only enter once, family & staff of Loot may not enter, this is open to SA residents only. The names will be printed out and Noah or Ben will draw the name on Thursday, 7 March – after supper.