Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Play to Z - A Sensory Tale giveaway

One of the companies I've been most struck by recently is Play to Z.  Specialising in treasure baskets, heuristic and sensory play, their products are simply beautiful.

Carefully selected to meet the educational needs of your child, Play to Z focus on handmade, ethically sourced and environmentally friendly products.

We tried out the Secret Seahorse Sensory Tale, and I was blown away with the quality.




Packaged in it's own drawstring cotton bag, the set includes a beautiful Barefoot book, full of engaging illustrations and a charming story.  I adore the pictures - they are 2D photos of applique and feature felt; stitching; crochet; buttons and ric-rac.  It's given me lots of crafty ideas!


Alongside this, there are three items you or your child can use to bring the story to life and expand it further.  Also included is an adult's guide full of great tips on developing the play and exploring themes.

Ruby loved the story and snuggled up to hear it.


She then played out the scenes with me using the seahorse finger puppet.


She explored the shell.

It smells of the sea!
It sounds like the sea!

We played with the vintage style friction pull-and-go ice cream van.



Then she rushed off to her toy box to gather more sea related items and before we knew it, a whole new adventure had developed with a pirate's treasure chest, gold coins and lots of sea creatures.


And miracle of miracles, she likes tidying this away!


This is a product I'd have no hesitation in recommending or buying as a gift.  We are getting so much play out of it, and it's perfect to grab and go, taking it out for day trips and finding new things to add to the collection.

There are two others in the range - Billy's Bucket which comes with a little metal bucket, a whale finger puppet and a sand filled crab and Aarrgghh Spider!! supplied with a spider finger puppet and a dried grass web.  All the sets come with the cotton bag, book and guidance notes and they are all on special offer at the moment!

The lovely people at Play to Z have kindly offered one of these sets as a giveaway prize, so if you'd like to win one, pop over to the site and let me know which you'd prefer - Secret Seahorse, Billy's Bucket or Aarrgghh Spider!! Leave me a comment below and a way to contact you.

For an extra entry, follow Play to Z on Twitter and leave another comment here saying you have done so.

For another entry, tweet the following: " I've entered @missielizzieb's giveaway to win a Play to Z sensory tale set here: http://tinyurl.com/ch46dwl "

For a final entry, like Play to Z's Facebook page and leave a comment here to say you have done so.

One winner ill be chosen at random to receive the set of their choice (subject to availability).  The prize will be fulfilled by Play to Z.  Competition is open to UK entrants only and the closing date is 12:00 on 26th August 2012.


158 comments:

  1. What a fantastic idea. This looks totally gorgeous - as does Ruby of course. I'd love the Billy's Bucket if I'm lucky enough to win please. @rhodak09

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  2. Following Play to Z on twitter, @rhodak09

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  3. Have tweeted too @rhodak09

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  4. would love to win Secret Seahorse

    @ashlallan

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  5. i follow playtoz on twitter as @ashlallan

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  6. i have tweeted as @ashlallan

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  7. These look brilliant! We'd love to win Secret Seahorse :)

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  8. Secret Seahorse sounds lovely!!! Thank you @tracyknixon

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  9. I now follow Play to Z on Twitter! @tracyknixon

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  10. What a great product! We'd love to win any of the range:-)

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  11. Following Play to Z on twitter, @handbag2000

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  12. would love to win Secret Seahorse

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  13. Play to Z: such a great idea! We have a copy of the Secret Seahorse, and love the illustrations: they remind me of similar art work that used to hang on the hall walls in my junior school!

    @domesticgoddesq would love to win Billy's Bucket

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  14. would love the Aarrgghh Spider!!
    @emmav6

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  15. like on fb
    emma walters
    @emmav6

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  16. I love the Billy's Bucket version, very cute!
    ickle_bubbles@msn.com

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  17. Secret seahorse please :)

    @chrissy4116

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  18. I follow Play to Z on twitter as @chrissy4116

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  19. I have tweeted the competition as @chrissy4116 and here is my tweet link:

    https://twitter.com/chrissy4116/status/235657727706292224

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  20. Secret Seahorse sounds fab and would love a chance to win it! I am @missingsleep on twitter x

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  21. Am now following on twitter as @missingsleep x

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  22. Have tweeted about the competition :) @missingsleep x

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  23. The spider would be fab for my little monster. My husband is terrified of spiders so I'm ensuring my little boy is not!

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  24. Following on twitter @kelliefaggle

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  25. Tweeted about the competition @kelliefaggle

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  26. Liked on fb kellie faggle mcintyre

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  27. I'd love the secret seahorse

    @caro_mad

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  28. I am following Play To Z on Twitter as @caro_mad

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  29. I'm sure my little girl would love this. she loves reading and this is a new twist. @esthermate

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  30. followed play2Z on twitter @esthermate

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  31. tweeted @esthermate https://twitter.com/esthermate/status/236562307658964992

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  32. Thank you for this giveaway! My girl would love Secret Seahorse
    @Dorothee77

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  33. Secret Seahorse is our top choice!

    @alicomps

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  34. caroline kelly19 August, 2012 16:30

    This looks like such a great book, my daughter sleeps with her seahorse too so would love the secret seahorse. Followed and tweeted, tried to like on facebook but couldn't find a like button so friend requested x

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  36. have tweeted as @happyhomebird

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  37. Lovely prize - we love Secret Seahorse @happyhomebird

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  38. Now following Play to Z on Twitter @happyhomebird

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  39. Have liked Play to Z on FB too as Samantha Fernley.

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  40. They all look fab although I think the secret seahorse would be the one I would pick for my kiddies :)

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  41. Following play to Z on twitter @oneblueonepink

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  42. Have tweeted https://twitter.com/Oneblueonepink/status/237500789550088192

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  43. Have liked on facebook (sammie Hodges)

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  44. my little boy has asperger's syndrome and this is a fab, sensory way to get him reading. he'd love Billy's bucket the most, i think!

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  45. i'm following them on twitter

    @claireishoop

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  46. i have tweeted

    @claireishoop

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  47. i have liked them on facebook

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  48. Please pop my name in your winning hat! @tracyknixon on Twitter

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  49. I am following Play to Z on Twitter as @tracyknixon

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  50. I am a fan of Play to Z on FB as Tracy K Nixon

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  51. Wow, this looks fantastic! My son has just discovere books and would love this! pootlegirl@yahoo.co.uk

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  52. Liked on twitter and re-tweeted.
    Would love to win any of these at share at Preschool.

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  53. Looks fun. Think the toddler would love Billy's Bucket! Tweeted too @gingerbread_mum

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  54. I would love the Secret Seahorse!xx

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  55. followed play to Z on twitter, @pixies15alana

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  56. liked play to z on facebook, alana walker

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  58. I think my children would love Billys Bucket - these look so fun :-)

    sweetkissez1986@hotmail.co.uk

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  59. I am following on twitter @Jlnorris2010

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  60. I have tweeted on twitter @Jlnorris2010

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  61. I have liked on facebook - Jamie-lee Norris

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  62. Billy Bucket please :) this is a fantastic idea!!

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  63. I would love to win as I teach a special needs class and these kind of sets are perfect.

    Aliceharviestoun@aol.com

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  64. We've been reading Billy's Bucket from the library so it would have to be that!

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  65. I'm following @playtoz on Twitter

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  66. ...and have tweeted! https://twitter.com/SuperluckyDi/status/237661923292901376

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  67. would love to win this @angiesandhu

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  68. I'd love Secret Seahorse, thanks
    @chocolateonemse

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  69. Tweeted
    @chocolateonemse
    https://twitter.com/chocolateonemse/status/237791485276352512

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  70. I'm following @playtoz on Twitter
    @chocolateonemse

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  71. What a fantastic idea! My girls would love these, especially Secret Seahorse as they love the seahorses at the aquarium. Please add my name to the draw @rugbylovingmum.

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  72. I'm following @playtoz on Twitter
    @rugbylovingmum

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  73. I have tweeted @rugbylovingmum
    https://twitter.com/Rugbylovingmum/status/237923467507421184

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  75. kathryn davies21 August, 2012 20:49

    Wow! This makes a great story sack for an infant school!

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  76. Billy's bucket would be fab. @lucyrobinson3

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  77. I am a full time Mum and don't have time to take my son to baby sensory classes.

    This would be perfect for him!!

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  78. fab :D following on twitter and tweeting @gemmaclark6 and liking on fb x

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  79. I would love to win Secret Seahorse

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  80. SECRET SEAHORSE PLEASE! @LSULLYSULLIVAN

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  81. FOLLOWED @LSULLYSULLIVAN

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  82. I love the Secret Seahorse - really clever idea!

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  83. i love the secret seahorse <3 xx

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  84. Would love the secret seahorse one :)

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  85. Following on Twitter @attachmentmumma

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  86. great comp would love the Secret Seahorse would be fab for my autistic 5 year old due to it being great for sensory play xx

    im sarahclegg2 on twitter

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  87. i follow Play to Z as sarahclegg2

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  88. Hi! Secret seahorse would be fab!! @olivia280177

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  89. follow Play to z on twitter as @olivia280177

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  90. I have tweeted as @olivia280177

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  91. This looks brilliant, your wee girl certainly looks like she had a ball with it :) I'd like Secret Seahorse please if I am lucky enough to win x

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  92. Tweeted competition message @lastkiss5

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  93. Liked on fb as Les A Mse Bain x

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  94. I've liked on facebook as Christina Marriott xx

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  95. I've liked on Facebook as Gemma Chamberlain and tweeted for you. Gems

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  96. I's love to win Billy's Bucket
    @janesgrapevine

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  97. Have followed PLaytoZ on Twitter @janesgrapevine

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  98. Have Liked play to Z on Facebook

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  99. What a fab prize ! I'd like secret seahorse

    Shaz V

    miss_v62(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  100. What a lovely prize and some lovely pictures. :) I love the idea of using objects to go with the story to help with the childs understanding of the story. Would love to win the Billy Bucket sensory tale.

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  101. Following Play to Z on Twitter.

    @Madrabbitgirl

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  102. This is such a great idea. It's been put on my christmas present ideas list - @WeeWillieWilkie

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  103. I'm following on Twitter - @WeeWillieWilkie

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  104. Looks fantastic my kids would love it :)

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  105. Followed Play to Z on twitter i am @ami4levi

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  106. please enter me into the draw, my girls and i would have loads of fun with this

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  107. have followed play to z on twitter
    @emmajlowe

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  108. liker of the play to z facebook page
    (emma j lowe)
    @emmajlowe

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  109. This looks amazing and a really really good idea for that unique gift idea. My 2year old would love this x

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  110. Such a great idea I would love Secret Seahorse if I'm lucky enough to win!

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  111. Following on twitter @Top_cat81

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  112. tweeted here https://twitter.com/Top_cat81/status/239421593313476608

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  113. liked on fb (Katie Skeoch)

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  114. Charlotte Jones25 August, 2012 20:26

    Secret Seahorse - what a lovely idea! :)

    twitter @charlotte_jones :)

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  115. This looks fab! I'd love Secret Seahorse if I was lucky enough to win.

    @katylittlelady

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  116. I would love to win the Secret Seahorse

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  117. I am following Play to Z on Twitter - tweet me @aesop30

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  118. I have tweeted your message on Twitter - tweet me @aesop30

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  119. I have liked Play to Z's Facebook page - Alice Hindley

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  120. I love everything sensory related! @pandcands

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  121. I follow Play to Z on Twitter (@pandcands).

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  122. I like Play to Z's Facebook page.

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  123. SEcret seahorse is my favourite!!

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  124. Following on twitter as @chelseamamma

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  125. Hi Kathryn, yes the winner was chosen at random and contacted via twitter. The lucky person was @claireishoop

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