I was first disappointed to find out that GummyLump in no way involved gummi candy. If you know me at all, gummi bears, gummi worms, and generally gummi anything sugar are true weaknesses of mine.
But then I actually checked GummyLump out.
And all disappointment was forgotten.
Because GummyLump? GummyLump is a parent's dream!
GummyLump is a fantastic website that carries only the highest quality and most unique kids toys. Many of the toys are the solid wooden toys, such as Melissa and Doug, that are becoming so popular. These toys are great enhancers for imaginative and educational play, which I really appreciate. In today's world, there are a lot of crappy toys. They are cheap, they break, and many don't offer much in the way of helping a child learn and grow. These toys, quite literally, come a dime a dozen.
But brands like Melissa and Doug, Educo, Haba Toys and more, challenge kids to pretend and be creative. After listening to Kathy Hirsch-Pasek speak, I understand the need for toys that engage kids in creative play. I get now that quality toys are not just "babysitting" kids, but they are empowering kids to grow and learn.
For her 2nd birthday (almost 2 years ago - can you believe it?!), we bought Little Chica a second-hand play kitchen off of Craigslist. And to this day, she adores it. And there are never enough pieces of play food to pretend with. She can spend hours creating meals for us, pretending to be a chef, running a restaurant. So when the opportunity came my way to review the Melissa and Doug Chef Role Play Costume, along with a Melissa and Doug play food set (we chose the Scoop and Stack Ice Cream Play Food Set since, let's face it, we have a slight ice cream addiction around here), I couldn't say yes fast enough!
Little Chica LOVES her new Chef uniform, which in her mind legitimizes all of the "cooking" she does. I'm afraid she is going to start charging us and expecting a tip! The ice cream set is yet another high-quality Melissa and Doug toy: realistic, solid and can endure the beating of kid play!
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Here are Little Chica's thoughts on the toys:
Better yet, Gummy Lump has a great play food toys special offer: Buy 3 get 4th set free! Not bad idea to stock up for the holidays and birthdays.
I better run, since Little Chica is urging me to try her new "ice cream soup," and I think she will take it hard when I tell her it's probably not best to wear the Chef costume to nap time.
But before I go, let me give you the details of the GIVEAWAY GummyLump is so graciously providing!
One of you, my fantabulous readers, will be winning one (1) Melissa and Doug Chef Role Play Costume, as well as one (1) play set chosen from one of these fabulous choices.
How to enter and win? Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below.
Good luck and happy winning!
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