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 "
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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.