Judah’s birthday is next month and he is going to be a whole 3 years old. So of course I am out scouting birthday gifts, that’s the fun part! It had been tedious at first. Judah is quite particular about things and we already own an entire Sesame Street village, so we wanted something different. Unfortunately going to a store is limiting, going to unique shops is extremely expensive and shopping online had generally been a mess. I love huge superstores online, but they really don’t have a good system of narrowing down the possibilities. Then Rachel, one of our writers, had introduced me to eBeanstalk, a toyshop that matches expert selected toys to a child’s development / age. Eureka! The moment I saw the Firetruck Sound Puzzle by Melissa & Doug, I knew I had been led to the right place.
eBeanstalk has an amazing selection of toys that you can browse through with such fine simplicity. You can narrow your choice to through age (Baby Toys to 9-12 year old), Gender and Top Sellers. Within these categories you can choose to view by price, category (Educational Toy, Travel Toy, etc) and skill. Skill is defined in terms of Imagination, Education, Language, Dexterity, Emotion, Locomotion and Social. Clearly there are many ways to find a toy that perfectly fits your child, which was exactly what I needed.
The toys eBeanstalk provides have been reviewed by their team of Child Specialists, a Child Psychologist, Speech Pathologist, Child Physical Therapist, pediatric occupational therapist and a Special Educator and also by 700 Moms! That is simply amazing. They narrowed down over 10,000 developmental toys to the ones you will be looking over at their store. Not only that, but each toy comes with an instruction card wherein a description of the toy, why they chose that toy and graduated play ideas for the toy are custom written to ensure your child gets the most out of the toy you chose. The toy even comes in a White Box so that your child can color it and use their imagination; they could make a Fire Engine! eBeanstalk also has a FAQ where they explain other fun things you can do with your children and articles they’ve written about development.
Something that would be great for Grandparents are the Grow & Learn Series. I’m not sure about your parents and what they get your children, but my Mom loves to spoil her grandchildren and that can get awfully expensive at times. The Grow & Learn Series is where you can purchase an entire years worth of Developmental toys in a whole package. This would also be great for a baby shower as they have a newborn selection.
Great toys for a great price. All matched to a child’s age, to help them Grow & Learn. Every item in the Basic Series is special-selected to complement a child’s developmental milestones. And with every Grow & Learn Series, we include a FREE first dictionary, instruction cards for every item and SHIPPING IS FREE.
This store is by far one of the most extraordinary stores in regards to toy / gift shopping. With Birthday Reminders, Milestones, Expert Advice and of course fantastic toys, it’s hard to consider going through the madness of running store to store to find a good toy or spending hours sifting through an unbearable load of them without the assistance of options. Take a moment and check it out for yourself and notice the comfort of easy navigation and the outstanding selection they’ve personally chosen for parents like us. It’s worth it.
I was compensated for this post. I was not given a product for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions expressed are my own or my families and are not influenced by any form of compensation.