what, where, why?

Since Tot School began on the blog, I have let my idea of “what, where, why?” go, but decided to come back to it today since I found something new I love and want to share!! I want to be sure to share now because a certain nationwide store has these available on MAJOR clearance right now (which is how I got mine). So, here’s another edition of what, where, why…

WHAT…Anamalz

and…Automoblox

WHERE…well, of course you can order them from Amazon (see above), but check your Target store first!!! I got the Anamalz for $1.48 each for K for his upcoming 2nd bday! and I got both of my boys several Automoblox cars for $1.98 each, on 75% off clearance!!! We gave P his for his 6th bday last week and he and K already love them so much! We have K’s hidden away for now!!!

WHY…I love these toys for several reasons, but the simple is that they require creative thinking and they are just cool. The Automoblox come all apart, and hook back together in many different formations, and they are just cool little cars! The Anamalz are adorable and pose-able, which I love. I wanted to share about both of these now, in case you have a Target near you that has them on clearance like mine did!

what, where, why?

I wasn’t feeling very called to do a what, where, why post this week but then P’s Valentine’s gift came in the mail and I was inspired! I love unusual educational toys, preferably open ended toys…with more than 1 use! I love when P comes up with his own uses for things, uses I would never even think of and certainly uses that aren’t listed on the box!

Before I share the actual Valentine’s Day gift, I must give a little background info so you can see why this was the perfect gift, in the perfect timing!

We got a great educational game for Christmas, called, What’s Gnu? . We hadn’t even played the game until earlier this week. He enjoyed playing the game (which is a great 3 letter word building game),


but even more than playing it, he loved doing this with the game cards…

He was so proud of his card house and had SO much fun playing and building.

Jump ahead a day and he gets this in the mail, Cardworks Builders Challenge

A REAL card building set!!! I couldn’t believe it!!! And, my parents had NO idea! So, you can see why I thought this was such a great gift. Already it has provided hours of play time, and I love it as he is learning without even realizing it!

If you’d like to share something you love, I’d love for you to use Mr Linky to link to your blog psot about it. For the guidelines, please see the original post. Basically, be sure to link to your exact blog post (not your blog homepage), tell WHAT you love, WHERE someone could find it, and WHY you love it…use photos if you have any! If you have an educational toy that you love, let us know! Or if your kids have any alternative uses for toys, let us see their creativity!