A special thanks to Little Pnuts for providing the Miss Frugal Mommy blog with a product for free in exchange for an honest review!
About Little Pnuts
How It Works
“Each quarter your child will receive a new Special Delivery filled with beautiful toys that are curated specifically to meet your Little Pnuts developmental milestones. No matter their age, from birth until 5 years old, we have toys that will suit each phase of development from infant to toddler through preschool age. You’ll not only be happy that your child is using both his imagination and creativity at play, but that your purchases are also going towards helping our environment and children in need.”
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“Little Pnuts offers 3 unique Special Delivery programs to choose from in addition to member only Special Occasion Add-ons. Each Special Delivery features products thoughtfully curated by our experts. Each delivery will also include a newsletter featuring descriptions of your product, helpful expert advice, playtime suggestions, brand information and a way to provide feedback on your delivery. Your opinions and suggestions are the key to our continuing to provide you with the best toys and to enhance your community experience with other parents.”
Before getting into my review, I first want to tell you about how Little Pnuts came to be because I believe it’s a very important story to tell. The owner and creator of Little Pnuts gave birth to her second child at only 24 weeks and was told from the beginning all of the things her son wouldn’t’ be able to do. Being the voice for her son, she set forth to discover toys that provided challenge and encouraged children to fully engage with the toys on their own. Toys that didn’t need batteries and did everything for your child… but instead toys that enhanced your child’s senses and allowed them to overcome obstacles. Toys that essentially helped your child with those important milestone and fine motor skills. With that she discovered the European toy market which provided organic, ecologically friendly and handmade toys… and from that Little Pnuts was created.
I was impressed with our Little Pnuts box before even receiving it, knowing that it would be filled with quality and ecofriendly products perfect for my three year old son. Upon opening our first box, I was instantly blown away and shocked by how much was included in the box. This subscription box was packed full of bright, colorful and quality products that had my son squealing with excitement. I would now like to take you through each and every product in the box, as they are all superb products on their own!
The Sevi bird whistle is a simple and adorable whistle that fits perfectly in my son’s pocket. He just loves to carry it around with him and use it when he is outside (he thinks it’s his bird caller!) The fact that it’s made from wood and high quality ensures that this toy will last for many years!
The kaleidoscope was an instant hit and my son immediately began acting like a pirate upon picking it up. When I went on to show him that it extended and contained a unique “show” when he looked in the eye hole, he could not believe what he saw. This has been a toy that he keeps by his side all of the time, it has even traveled with us to appointments and shopping. The quality of this product is excellent and has held up it’s integrity despite being frequently used by a very active three year old. It has been a delight to see my son engage in a toy that simply just requires his imagination.
The balancing tree is such a great toy, encouraging my son to slow down and practice patience. Guiding him through each step, he ever so gently places one stick upon the next in order to form a tree. He found so much excitement in trying to place the birds on the tree without knocking it over. Even when he did knock it over, he would laugh hysterically and then proceed to try again. I was so worried he would get frustrated and upset with himself when he was unable to balance all the pieces, but it was actually the opposite. He found himself more focused on trying again and attempting different strategies.
My most personal favorite toy from the box has to be the Hape Fresh Fruit set! Actually… this has to be one of my favorite toys that my son has even owned. This set includes seven pieces of fruit, which Velcro together in the middle. There is also a kid friendly knife that your child uses to cut the fruit in half. They actually have to put quite some concentration into doing this, as it’s not as easy as it sounds. My son could not get enough of this toy set and I myself was having fun with it. This toy helps your child with a variety of motor skills and once again, patience! We are huge supporters of Hape toys and this is another one that has not disappointed in any way.
The last product from the box of goodies was the Memo Orchard Matching game which helps with colors and shapes, memory and co-operation! The purpose of the game is to collect all of the fruit (cute wooden pieces that fit into real baskets) from the trees before the Raven does. Players roll a dice and pick fruit from corresponding trees. When you roll a Raven, you must add a piece to the Raven puzzle. However, if you complete the puzzle before you’ve picked all of the fruit, the Raven wins. What is so great about this game is that there’s no competition between players as you are working together to win the game. This game was perfect for my son to play with his older sister because it encouraged them to get along and work together as a team. A very fun game that is fun for the whole family!
Subscription boxes are the perfect way to discover new products for your little one. Little Pnuts offers boxes for infants all the way to five years old, so no matter what stage of life your child is at, you are sure to find a box that suits their age.