If you follow us on Instagram, you’ll know that I often post mini frustrations with the amount of plastic we’ve purchased T over the past two years. Mainly a particular brand that rhymes with hoot hoot. Don’t get me wrong, it has it’s uses, and the toddler enjoys playing with it – but more often than not I spend more time building it
with for him than T spends actually playing with it.
And don’t get me started on the vehicles that will drive you mad quicker than you can say hoot hoot.
I much prefer wooden toys – although I understand from a toddler’s point of view that the addition of flashing lights and annoying sounds is more appealing, although T does still enjoy playing make believe but he has to be in the right mood. I like wooden toys simply because they last longer and look (and smell!) a lot nicer.
Last week we were invited to try out a new toy brand to us called Sri Toys – which was perfect timing as we had just treated T to a play rug from IKEA! Sri Toys is a 25 year old company that make handmade wooden toys made from natural, biodegradable rubber wood.
They make a large variety of toys; from ‘Alphabet Animals’ containing animals for every letter of the alphabet to a ‘Four Seasons’ puzzle. We were invited to try out their ‘Services Playset‘ but I also currently have my eye on their ‘Mythical Animals Set’ on their international site (they also ship worldwide!)
As soon as I opened the packaging T was straight in – it was lucky I had planned ahead that day and brought his rug downstairs. Immediately he knew what they were, where he wanted to put them and how they were to move.
He enjoyed trying to put the nurse on their vehicle – and even made the sound of an ambulance. I was a little dubious though when the Police car started to head towards the water!
This set even came with a neat little cloth bag to store your figures in – which is big enough to store any other figures you buy over time. When T had finished, I packed everything away into the bag and hung it on a hook upstairs. Having this thoughtful bag means I won’t be losing any figures and they’re kept safe so no chips or dents occur!
The little changes that make a BIG difference
What I LOVE about Sri Toys already is not only the quality of the figures; with the smooth wood and the paint going all the way around the figures (you’d be surprised how often this doesn’t happen!) or the variety available online, it’s how gender neutral they are (none of those ‘Boys’ and ‘Girls’ sections) and how INCLUSIVE they are to all families.
Looking on both websites, my favourites have got to be their ‘Life Cycle’ Set and their ‘Inclusion Set’. The selections are simply gorgeous and their toys are suitable for all ages. I would definitely recommend having a browse.
Fancy winning your own ‘Service Set’ worth £19.99?
The lovely folks over at Sri Toys are offering TWO lucky winners the chance to win a ‘Service Set’ worth £19.99. You can win one over here on the blog and a second one over on Twitter later this month by following the instructions on our page.
Terms & Conditions
Open to UK residents only.
One (1) winner will win one (1) ‘Services Set’ worth £19.99 from Lesbemums.com.
The prize will be sent via ‘Sri Toys’ and not via LesBeMums.
No cash alternative. Prize is non-transferrable.
Closing date: Midnight (00:00) on 27/08/17. Winner chosen between 27/08/17 and 29/08/17. Winner will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner has one month from the closing date to claim their prize, after which point a new winner will be chosen automatically.
This giveaway is run by Lesbemums on behalf of ‘Sri Toys’. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send us an email!
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We were sent the ‘Service Set’ in exchange for a review, however all thoughts and opinions are our own.