On the List… Unique Riding Toys

From now until Christmas, I am featuring our all time favorite toys!  I will feature 10 different gift ideas between now and Dec 21, every Saturday. Already I featured Straws & Connectors, Indoor Energy Burners, Balance Bike, Bean Bag Chair, Letter Construction, Candy Construction and Foam Blocks!

{disclaimer ~ affiliate links are used, thanks for your support!}

On the List...Unique Riding Toys

Our three favorite riding toys are…

RipStik ~ both boys have one and love it.  It scares me to death, but that’s part of having boys, right? They have the Ripster, which is the smaller version.  K’s awesome helmet is this one.

Both of our boys have the RipStik Ripster, which is the smaller version and is recommended for ages 8 and up {max weight 175 lbs.}.  Krash got his for Christmas when he was 5 1/2 and has been riding it ever since.  He is advanced in physical and balance skills. PacMan is 11 1/2 and still uses the Ripster, but could move up to the regular size if he wanted to buy a new one.

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RipRider {FlashRider 360 has the spark addition} ~ the boys put their money together awhile back and purchased this together.  It was a great investment and is ridden every single time they are outside.  If we had a bigger space to ride I’d love for them to have 2 to ride together. 

We have the FlashRider 360 {red} made for ages 6 and up {max weight 160 lbs.}.  The RipRider {blue} is recommended for ages 5 and up and doesn’t have the spark addition.  The boys love the spark but it certainly isn’t necessary. Their cousin has the blue RipRider and they love his too. RipRider is currently $59 on Amazon.

My boys paid $95 for this one, I just checked Amazon and it is only $69.99 right now!

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Plasma Car ~  Look how old ours is!  We got it for a review item back in 2010 and have enjoyed it ever since. All 3 kids still ride it and although it is run down looking, it still works!  Shh, don’t tell, but they are getting a brand new one for Christmas thanks to Zulily credit!

The Plasma Car is recommended for age 3 and up {max weight 220 lbs.}.  We even have fun riding it!  Here’s our original review, you can see how young our boys look!

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Do you already own fun riding toys? Is there another you recommend for us?


See more gift ideas On the List…

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{disclaimer ~ no company featured in my “On the List…” posts knew in advance that they would be featured, nor was I paid in any way to include any item.  Although affiliate links are used and some items were once review items, these are completely tried and true personal recommendations.  As you can always see from our photos, we own and use everything I recommend.}

On the List ~ Candy Construction

From now until Christmas, I am featuring our all time favorite toys!  I will feature 10 different gift ideas between now and Dec 21, every Saturday. Already I featured Straws & Connectors, Indoor Energy Burners, Balance Bike, Bean Bag Chair, Letter Construction, and Foam Blocks!

{disclaimer ~ affiliate links are used, thanks for your support!}

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We were given the Candy Construction Building Set for a review awhile back {here’s the review}.  This is another building set that my kids all fell in love with immediately.  Building and candy theme?  Total win for them! 

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What Ages?

The recommended age range is 4-10.  I would recommend much younger as I think this is a great set to grow with.  My oldest is 11 and he still builds things with this set. The set has 92 pieces and the pieces are well made and sturdy.

Thoughts to Consider…

Sometimes when the kids build the car it doesn’t stay together as well as they would like.  This seems to be mostly because of the red “licorice” pieces.  The other creations stay together fine as long as they put them in correctly.  Ladybug has been building independently with this since day one {she was 3 1/2 when we got it} Now at 4 1/2 she can follow the manual and build things herself.  It is a very open-ended, creative building toy!

Currently the Candy Construction Building Set is $25 on Amazon here.

 

Do you already own the Candy Construction Building Set?  Is it on your list?


See more gift ideas On the List…

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{disclaimer ~ no company featured in my “On the List…” posts knew in advance that they would be featured, nor was I paid in any way to include any item.  Although affiliate links are used and some items were once review items, these are completely tried and true personal recommendations.  As you can always see from our photos, we own and use everything I recommend.}

On the List ~ Bean Bag Chair

From now until Christmas, I am featuring our all time favorite toys!  I always love getting recommendations to get the Christmas gift idea lists to the grandparents in plenty of time!   I will feature 10 different gift ideas between now and Dec 21, every Saturday. Already I have featured Straws & Connectors, Indoor Energy Burners, Balance Bike, Letter Construction, and Foam Blocks!

{disclaimer ~ Amazon affiliate links are used, thanks for your support}

On the List...Bean Bag Chair

We were given an Ahh Products bean bag chair years ago for a review.  We absolutely fell in love and ended up getting 2 more, for a grand total of 3 in our house.  ALL 3 are used daily, by both pets and people!

Here’s an extensive review I wrote last year, I also answered reader questions in the comments if you want to peek there too for more info.

Ahh Bean Bag Chairs

These are very high quality, long lasting bean bags, not the kind you grab while at Target. I will admit, the price shocked me at first years ago, but now having owned them for years, I totally get it.  They are amazing! 

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My kids not only sit in them but also jump, flip and play in them. Notice K mid air about to land in our large brown bean bag!

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Both our cat and dog use them as beds too, and with washable covers this is no problem.  The inner liner is waterproof for the double WIN with young kids and pets!

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Thoughts to Consider…

We own a red and navy cuddle fabric 37” Large, and a brown cuddle fabric 52” Giant, both with “reground beans.” You can read more about the sizes we own here {yes you will see photos of my family on their website, I gave them permission to use some of our photos for their site!}.  See the purchase page for the fabric we own here.

We have refilled our bean bags, which is common if you children jump into them a lot {ours do}. You can see more info about refilling them here.  These bean bags have a 10 Year Warranty.

Their Facebook page is here, be sure to check for any discount codes. Currently I see a 5% discount with code: EarlyBird5

They do sell Ahh! bean bags on Amazon also, you can find them here. Be sure to check the prices in both places before buying, to be sure you are getting the lowest for the one you choose.

This is an investment, and the price reflects the quality.  I can’t see a day when we won’t use these bean bags, they are a long term piece of furniture. If you have active children that you homeschool, I highly recommend one for the school time use. We have 2 kept in our school room and they have been a HUGE help for reading time, wiggly kids, jumping into and more.  They really are as awesome as they look.

Do you already own a bean bag you love?  Is one on your list?


See more gift ideas On the List…

Favorite-Gift-Idea-Straws-and-Connec[1]  Favorite-Gift-Idea-Indoor-Energy-Bur[1]  Favorite-Gift-Idea-Foam-Blocks_thumb[1]

Favorite-Gift-Idea-Balance-Bike512  Favorite-Gift-Idea-Letter-Constructi[1]

{disclaimer ~ no company featured in my “On the List…” posts knew in advance that they would be featured, nor was I paid in any way to include any item.  Although affiliate links are used and some items were once review items, these are completely tried and true personal recommendations.  As you can always see from our photos, we own and use everything I recommend.}

On the List ~ Letter Construction Kit

From now until Christmas, I am featuring our all time favorite toys!  I always love getting recommendations to get the Christmas gift idea lists to the grandparents in plenty of time!   I will feature 10 different gift ideas between now and Dec 21, every Saturday. Already I featured Straws & Connectors, Indoor Energy Burners, Balance Bike, and Foam Blocks!

{disclaimer ~ affiliate links are used, thanks for your support!}

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We were given the Letter Construction Activity Kit for a review awhile back {here’s the review}.  From the moment we opened the box all three of my kids have LOVED this set.  It is SO much more than letter building.  I will let our many photos speak for themselves!

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What Ages?

The recommended age range is 5-8.  I would recommend much younger and begin building the shapes and letters for your tot!  I think this is a great set to grow with.  My oldest is 11 and he still builds things with this set.  The kids love to create all together. 

Thoughts to Consider…

I will say some of the pieces don’t hold together as well as the kids would like.  They have little connectors on them and although most are fine, a few are a bit loose causing some frustration.  But this has not hindered my kids from loving this set and using it in all sorts of creative ways! I sometimes will help Ladybug get hers connected firmly, but she can usually snap them together on her own now.

Currently the Letter Construction Activity Kit is $27.99 n Amazon here.

 

Do you already own the Letter Construction Kit?  Is it on your list?


See more gift ideas On the List…

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Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas Gift Ideas 2013

I get asked a lot about gift ideas, and a few years ago I began writing extensive gift idea posts. Many people have expressed their appreciation for these posts and I am truly glad they are helpful!  We personally own everything I recommend, and I will never recommend something we don’t love.

Instead of updating my lists, I am sharing the links from last year.  I went through them and noticed there weren’t any major additions, so it didn’t seem like a good use of time to redo them this year. Any changes have been done to the posts themselves, rather than writing brand new posts this year!

Here are the links to our Christmas Gift Idea Posts, along with Pin It buttons for each one in case you want to just pin it for later!  The pin it buttons will pin the individual post, not this post.  If you want to pin this post, use the pin it button above!

 

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Gift Ideas for Preschoolers & KindergartnersChristmas Gift Ideas for Preschoolers

Gift Ideas for BoysChristmas Gift Ideas for Boys

Gift Ideas for MomsChristmas Gift Ideas for Moms

Gift Ideas for JesusChristmas Gift Ideas for Jesus


Also see my On the List series, featuring my top ten recommendations for kids!  See all of the posts here, or here pinned to my Gift Ideas Pinterest board!

Top Ten Gift Ideas for Kids 2013