We have been a huge fan of HABA toys since Kenzie was born so it's appropriate to feature them in our Holiday Gift Guide this year with some fun products. Both kiddos are finally excited about bath time with Mason trying to sling his leg over the side of the tub while it is being filled with water. When the toys arrived for review, Kenzie immediately wanted to open and head to the tub to start fishing. I had to get her to eat a few bites of dinner first.
The HABA Water Friends Angler ($18.99) set was a bit hit. She's been interested in fishing ever since my brother brought over fresh caught blue fin tuna. This toddler sized fishing pole is accompanied by a shark and his fishy friends who are soft and squishy. It's easy to make a catch by hooking the plastic hook onto the loops. Kenzie was fishing in no time. This is a wonderful gift for toddlers age 2 and up because not only are the colorful fish appealing, the game of fishing can keep them occupied for some time. It's also a wonderful distraction for those who are not so fond of bath time.
The HABA boating set ($13.99) is a fun gift for tots 12 months and up. The plastic boats are sturdy and fun for the bath or the pool. I have to admit that my kids like to take the soap off the soap dish and play with the dish in the water. I get upset because I dislike the soap just hanging out on the bath tub and quickly try to snatch the dish away when they are not looking. Thank goodness for the arrival of the HABA boats in which one could technically double as a soap dish. Now both the kids and I are content :) Kenzie loves spinning the the paddle boat and Mason loves to just splash everything away while she is playing. Sibling love.
Stick loving toddlers must get the Flutophone ($18.99) in their stocking this year. It's similar to the plastic recorder of my day and will be cherished by Mason for a long time. He likes sticks of all kinds or anything that resembles a stick and I am always trying to chase him down so he doesn't stab himself with it. He also LOVES music and getting his groove on. Mesh these two together and you have the Flutophone. It's stick-like and makes music when blown. It took all my power to keep Kenzie distracted from opening the box. I stealthily had Hubs place it in Mason's stocking when she turned away. I am predicting that this simple yet well made HABA toy will be one of his favorites on Christmas morning and that we will have to buy Kenzie one because she will be trying to take it away from Mason.
Are HABA toys on your little tot's wish list this year? Do you plan on stuffing a stocking with some of HABA's smaller toys?
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