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A Great Outdoor Toy – Enter For Your Chance to Win One!

Friday, May 18th, 2012 12:41 pm | By Stephanie Woo

Brooke pulling the ‘Rock N Roll’ behind her during our morning walk in the park

I got the Rock ‘n Roll when the girls were not walking yet. I thought it would motivate them to walk, but I was wrong! They enjoyed sitting on the floor and rolling it, but for the most part, it didn’t interest them much before they took their first step. However, since they’ve started running around (happens soon after they started walking), they’ve loved this toy.

The Rock n Roll makes a loud clackety-clack on the rocks, which B loves – and does over and over again!

We are lucky not to have downstairs neighbors because the toy does make a loud (but not unpleasant) sound on our wood floor.  That’s why I like to take it with us to the park. They love rolling it around on the grass, the rocks, pavement and the different terrains. Their friends love to play with it too. Also, it’s actually loud enough that you’ll know your child’s whereabouts! I love beautiful, wooden, functional, cause-and-effect toys. This one qualifies.

Our friend, Vivienne, 21 months, takes it for a stroll around the park

You can buy this toy in many different places, but I recommend that you buy this at For Small Hands. Click here or look up Classic Wooden Walk n Roll Y96. Why? Because it is only one of the HUNDREDS of excellent toy/child-appropriate items they sell. To be frank, though I am reviewing this toy on their behalf, I have personally spent hundreds of dollars on their website because I think they have some great stuff. Look through their website and you’ll see what I mean: For Small Hands

Win a Rock ‘n Roll for your child! It’s easy. Send me an email at stephanie@montessorionthedouble.com with the title: “Win A Rock n Roll!” And you’ll be entered for a chance to win. Send me an email now!

The best shoes

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 7:55 pm | By Stephanie Woo

Love these shoes. It is soft, which is excellent for young walkers. And when I say soft, I mean SOFT. There are many baby shoe brands that claim they are soft because you can bend the shoe when you apply adult strength. That does not qualify as soft for a baby’s developing feet.

These Swedish-made shoes are great for indoor walking and small amount of outdoor walking. They don’t come off easily because they wear more like a sock than a shoe. I’ve done my research on shoes and these really are the best. Read more about the best kind of shoes for your babies.

Books We Love and Recommend

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 6:35 pm | By Stephanie Woo