Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Brilliant Sky Toys & Books

*Disclaimer - I received the item mentioned below, free of charge, for review purposes. In no way did this alter my review. All of my opinions expressed in this review are one hundred percent honest and true.*

This holiday season let me make finding gifts a bit easier on you! Allow me to introduce you to Brilliant Sky Toys & Books! If you are lucky enough to live near one of their 15 franchise locations,  then you are lucky enough to partake in their many services including free gift wrapping! Their interactive store offers hands on toys that are also educational. To find out if there is a Brilliant Sky Toys & Books store in your area, be sure to use their store locator

This year, the toy store franchise has chosen twelve awesome toys to feature in the 4th Annual Brilliance Awards. This list includes everything from a magic kit to a Lego set and much more!  And,  because everything ranges in price from $12.99 to $84.99, there's something to fit everyone's budget.  

The 12 featured toys in the 4th Annual Brilliance Awards Includes:

  1. Adventure Treehouse by International Playthings ($69.95)
  2. Deluxe Magic Set by Melissa & Dough ($34.99)
  3. Doinkit Darts by Marky Sparky ($29.99)
  4. Easel by Melissa & Doug ($59.99)
  5. Goblet Gobblers by Blue Orange ($24.99)
  6. How Big Is The Lion? My First Book of Measuring by Workman ($14.45)
  7. Lego City Brickmaster by Penguin ($29.99)
  8. Little Chubbies by International Playthings ($12.99)
  9. Skwish Classic by Manhatten Toys ($15.99) 
  10. Snap Circuit by Elenco Electronics ($84.99)
  11. Switch & Spin Magnetic Gear Board by Melissa & Doug ($19.99)
  12.  World Map Puzzle by Janod ($43.99)
If you live near a Brilliant Sky Toys & Books, be sure to write down this list, so you can check them out for yourself. Unfortunately, I do not live near a Brilliant Sky Toys & Books, but luckily I was given an opportunity to select an item from the Brilliance Awards. I chose the Easel by Melissa & Doug, which you can find at your local Brilliant Sky Toys & Books store, if you are fortunate enough to live near one. 

The easel arrived in a large flat box ready to be put together. Using the instructions, assembling the easel was very simple and quick. Before we knew it, the easel was up and ready to be played with. My youngest sons recently have really took a lot of interest in drawing and writing,  so I knew they would especially love this toy, and I couldn't have been more correct! Since we received the easel, it has become an every day activity in our household. Every day when the kids complete their chores, I allow them to have "fun time" playing on their easel. 

The Easel by Melissa & Doug offers three fabulous capabilities including:
  1. Whiteboard - The kids enjoy drawing cute pictures on the whiteboard, and then having the other guess what the picture is. 
  2. Chalkboard - We use this side for "School", to practice numbers and A-B-C's. The kids find this especially fun because it reminds them of school and helps making learning fun!
  3. Painting - We haven't used this option yet because we still need to purchase paints and paper, but we look forward to doing some painting. 
This toy has proved to help my children expand their imagination and has really helped promote their creativity. They look forward to  playing with it everyday and we use it as a positive enforcement to reward their good behavior. Plus, with fall here, the weather has started to get windy and cold, so it's a great toy to keep them entertained while indoors. Who says playing inside is boring! Well, at least when you have an easel it isn't! 

At Brilliant Sky Toys & Books they offer concierge style customer service which means they take the utmost pride in providing customers with a memorable shopping experience. They go far and beyond by supplying customers with a list of products that your children may love and even gift wrapping them for you! 

LEARN MORE: To learn more, be sure to visit Brilliant Sky Toys & Books online.


JRFrugalMom and Family said...

What a fabulous easel. We are looking for a new one, as our current one is falling apart. This one looks great.

VickeC said...

some really neat toys,,lots of good choices ,my grandkids would love this

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

Very nice Easel. I like that it has a chalk board, white board and you can paint too.