>> Thursday, July 15, 2010
Guidecraft has been around for 46 years and they make it their mission to "stay true to the tradition of smart, beautifully crafted wood products, which allow children's minds and imaginations room to truly wonder and grow." They have tons and tons of educational toys and really amazing kids furniture that will make your jaw drop from all the cuteness and functionality! I spotted something in the toys and manipulatives category that I knew would be perfect for my son and that I thought my daughter would enjoy too.
The kids work bench looked great to me because I have seen how much my daughter likes to try to take things apart and enjoys putting things together and I have seen huge admiration in my sons eyes when he watches his daddy work. I told Leo he was getting a special surprise in the mail and he was so excited when the box came! It was packaged well and the the image on the box was great so that he knew what to expect. We opened right up and it was well packaged inside to protect the painted pieces. The assembly was very easy with just 10 screws to insert and twist and the kids loved helping!
The workbench makes a great addition to their toy room as a nice piece of colorful furniture that looks cute, doesn't take up too much room and provides for lots of educational fun. They really love it. In fact, they have been getting up and playing with the workbench instead of coming and waking me up! (Of course, I still hear the banging wooden hammer on the wooden nail from bed!) Both my son and daughter enjoy working with it. There are holes in the top of the workbench that they enjoy hammering in and pulling out with the hammer and holes that they like screwing in with the wrench or screwdriver. The screws have different color tops and my daughter wrote numbers on the tops of the nails so that they could keep track of them too! They also like working with the c-clamp, vise and t-square. My son is very proud to have his own tools.
My daughter also enjoys organizing the workbench! She called me the other day and was so proud of how she had placed all of the tools neatly in their hanging spots and arranged all of the screws, nails, nuts, and bolts neatly in the drawer of the work bench. They have also been experimenting with building letters out of the pieces!
I am impressed with the quality and I am sure I will be able to pass it to many other families to enjoy when my kids grow out of it. We like the workbench so much that I am eager to try out some of Guidecraft's other amazingly cute items like, bookshelves tables and toy boxes.
Guidecraft will give one lucky reader one kids wooden work bench complete with tools ($90 value).
Giveaway Dates: July 15- August 12, 2010 Midnight CST
How to Enter:
To enter this Giveaway, you need to do one or more of the following and post a comment below about each action you took. Each comment will count as a separate entry so your chances of winning increase but only the #1 entry is required.
1. Required: Visit Guidecraft and leave a comment with what other product you absolutely love.
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THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Winner selected through random.org #256 susan.
Guidecraft did provide me with a work bench in the hopes that I would share my honest opinions with others. I received no monetary compensation and opinions expressed are my own and those of my children.