There's never a dull moment at Journeys of The Zoo, especially when the courier arrives. The kids rush to the window in anticipation of things in pretty packages with new and exciting experiences inside. This weeks surprise received tons of squeals when a colourful cardboard box complete with handle arrived. It was...
My Pretty Playhouse from Cascades!
All the writing was in both official languages of Canada; English and French. It highlighted three key components of the product and I noticed right away that the little boy was drawing with his left hand.
Lefties notice things like that.
Luckily Ed was home so that we could set it up right away. Knowing what I know now, I could have set it up myself, however, the instructions clearly stated: "It is preferable to have two people for assembly". First of all, yes, we read the instructions and secondly, they should have mentioned that neither of the two people should be under the age of three. Regardless, it took us just under 15 minutes to complete.
Right away, they noticed the snail and bird perched on the roof and ran off to get crayons with no coaching from me. Even at three, they could tell that it was meant to be drawn on. Then again, drawing on everything is a popular sport around here.
Our house is pretty small (less than 1,000 sq ft) but at 35" x 32" x 55", it fits easily in our living room and is still big enough to accommodate two young kids, an adult and a cat comfortably.
The kids have been
trying to destroy it playing with it for several days; climbing out the window and kicking the sides, however, there is no visible damage. Except where the cat ate the window awning.
Check out the video I took of them playing with it.
The bonus, Cascades cares as much about people as it does the environment. So much so that they've partnered with Habitat for Humanity and from now until December 2013, for each "My Pretty Playhouse" sold, $2 will go to the non-profit organization.
Going to a wedding, holiday event or just want your kids to think outside the box? Then this playhouse would be a great toy and all for under $35! The saying "Throw away the toy and let the kid play with the box" has a whole new meaning with My Pretty Playhouse from Cascasdes.
Enter to WIN a My Pretty Playhouse!
|Prize:||My Pretty Playhouse valued at $34.99.|
|Eligibility:||USA and CANADA ONLY.|
|Duration:||The contest will run from Thursday, November 15 until Thursday, November 29, 2012, inclusive.|
|Shipping:||Included in the prize.|
|Entry Method:||Rafflecopter Form.|
|Disclosure:||Journeys of The Zoo received a copy of this product that enabled us to complete this review.|