I am not a huge fan of plastic talking, blinking, flashing toys. We have some, I’m just not a fan. I love natural . It’s one of the reasons that I enjoy cloth diapers. When I pat baby’s back side I like to hear and feel the nice solid thud of cotton and wool between me and baby not the crinkle, crinkle of paper. I enjoy using the things that God made in the form that He made them, so I love solid wood toys. Toys that are not only beautiful, they last.
Pioneer Pastimes offers the types of toys that I love. Not only are the toys made with real hard wood, they are hand-crafted and are simple, classic toys that have delighted children for generations.
When we received our box of Pioneer Pastimes toys our children were ecstatic. They all wanted to check out the new and exciting toys. More than an hour later, after playing non-stop, I had to pry them away to get some school work done. When daddy came home they all ran to show him their favorite and begged him to come outside to play the ring toss game with them.
Our children were especially fascinated with the top. We had never seen one spin for so long, so it evolved into a competition of who could make it spin the longest. Of course Nicholas’ (1) favorite was the little push toy. He rolled it around making sound effects and chewing on it until one of his siblings came around and then he would squawk as if to say, “Keep your distance, this is mine”. (We’re still working on kindness and sharing with that one. 🙂 )
Pioneer Pastimes is a new, family owned and operated business and offers these quality hand-crafted toys. They have also created some lovely pieces of furniture and are open to taking custom orders until they get their intended furniture line up and running. I love this large table with storage drawers. It would be perfect for school, crafts and of course, eating. Mark and I looked for a table just like this for a long time as large quality tables are difficult to find.
Pioneer Pastimes is giving away one of their timeless, hand-crafted, wood toys to a Raising Olives reader. All you need to do to be entered to win is visit the Pioneer Pastimes website, decide which toy your children would enjoy and then come back here and leave a comment telling me which toy you would pick. You may blog or tweet about the giveaway for additional entries, leaving an additional comment for each entry.
This giveaway will end at midnight on August 6.
Be sure to enter to win the Crayola Creativity Pack.