Green Town Toys Review + Giveaway
Last month Green Town Toys send me one of their eco-friendly products. The most exciting part to me was the note that came with it, “you’re the first person outside our offices to see the White Citadel”. What a fun opportunity! Here is a little bit more the company in their own words…
I distracted Kai with a popsicle in his high chair and he watched us build his new castle. Ben did most of the work and could have easily assembled it himself. Some of the pieces were difficult to fit in, but much easier than any plastic toys we’ve assembled!
Daddy + Kai tested it out and had a blast. Malakai’s favorite thing to do was to peek through the windows and run in + out of the entrance. As you can see it took up a LOT of space in his little bedroom.
When bedtime rolled around that evening Ben simply took a piece off the front and one off the back to fold it up and move it to our spare room. Malakai is in a toddler bed so he wouldn’t have been able to stay away from the castle all night.
The next morning I just pulled the citadel out into our living room, added the pieces back to keep it open and he was able to play in it again. There was a lot more room for him to run around the outside of the castle as well as the inside in our living room than in his bedroom.
The citadel started to show a bit of wear after 3 days of rough play. This is to be expected with a toddler and I think the pretend-play aspect that this structure was designed for would be better suited to children 3 and up or those that are more mild tempered than my rowdy boy! So for now we’re putting it away until he’s matured a bit and can play in it instead of “on” it.
It was super easy to take apart. It took Ben maybe 10 minutes to dismantle the whole thing and it stores completely flat. I am really looking forward to pulling it out again and having Kai decorate the white walls with marker and crayons. Again, when he’s old enough to understand the boundaries of coloring his castle walls versus coloring ours.
The White Citadel from Green Town Toys has to be one of the coolest toys we’ve ever seen and had the opportunity to own. If I wasn’t concerned about making it last for him to enjoy in the future we’d have kept it out for him to play with on a regular basis. That, and our house is a bit small for a toy this size to be out full time.
In addition to being a great toy, they come at really reasonable prices. The White Citadel is only $44.79. Be sure to check out their online gallery of kiddos enjoying all of their different products.
Green Town Toys wants to give you an opportunity to try a White Citadel of your own! Review the details below and enter to win one shipped to your home (open to U.S. residents in the lower 48 only). Giveaway ends Wednesday June 15th, 2011 at 11pm PDT.
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Can’t wait to pick up something from Green Town Toys? They are also offering an exclusive discount for readers of Breaking New Ground. Enter the code “NEWGROUND” at check out for FREE shipping!