We got to try out some new toys as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. All thoughts an opinions are 100% my own. #PLAYSKOOLCREW
We have been busy with preparations for a baby while at the same time getting the older boys all geared up and prepared for school to start. Back to school is such a great time for kids and parents alike, but the change in routine may have thrown me for a loop this year. While having some in full time hours, there are still kids to entertain for large amounts of time. Ahh! The schedule and I might need to be better acquainted with each other.
These mornings call for portable toys that I can bring with me or I can tuck into my bag on the way out the door. There are some toys that are great to have for their ability to play, stow and go and I mentioned some earlier in my go-to diaper bag toys post. I shared my favorite diaper bag toys, and was thrilled to discover some more that my boys love. Another entertaining and portable toy that is great for young kids is the pop up shape sorter from playskool.
The Pop Up Shape Sorter is the perfect toy for the job. The cute kitty shaped comes in compact form and pops up for the kids to play with different shapes and colors and learning fine motor skills and hand eye coordination. When the middle is popped up, there is a latch on the bottom that can be opened to retrieve the shapes. The colorful shapes can also be broken into 2 pieces that can be matched together.
This updated version of a classic toy is a must have for any family on the go. It was designed for children 18 months and up, but my 3 year olds loved it too. I was impressed with their ability to name the shapes and colors, and they want to bring it with us everywhere! Its perfect on these mornings where I am slowly adjusting to the new schedule but I know it will be great for travelling as well.
Tell me, am I the only one struggling getting back into the routine of school? What has been helping you out lately?