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Playmobil Winners!

And the winners are:

Molly, who said:
The other day we were using toys (including Playmobile) in the tub. I was teaching my daughter about what sinks and what floats!
Playmobile toys really get my daughter’s imagination going. She’s love this giveaway!

and Debbie, who said:
I’ve been cruising the Playmobil stuff for weeks now, trying to figure out which one to get for Harry. I love how many different cultures are covered–that Masai warrior is just amazing. That could really spur some interesting conversations.

Off to tweet, follow Playmobil, and become a fan–four entries! Woo hoo!

I’ll be contacting you shortly for your information, congrats! xoxo

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I have always loved PLAYMOBIL. Always. I remember going to friends houses when I was small and being envious of their collections. Now that I have children of my own, it is my mission to expose them to PLAYMOBIL toys. They are great teaching toys and have almost *any* theme you can think of so the possibilities are endless. I’m not kidding, they even have Gauls.

V is just starting to get into imaginary play and it’s important to me that her play also has substance. Last year we bought her a dollhouse, with furniture but no family. We’ve slowly been adding to it and she loves the single figurines by PLAYMOBIL. Every once in a while we take he to this little toy shop off of the island & we’ll get her a figure for her dollhouse (we like her to have a diverse family…). She always picks a PLAYMOBIL figure. The best part about these toys is that no matter what, they always spark a conversation. The last figure she got was a Lady vet w/ a horse, so we talked all about vets & horses. We must spend a good 30 minutes in the PLAYMOBIL section of this store just talking about all of the different ‘people’.

Last week, V got her first PLAYMOBIL toy. I was just about as excited (if not more) than she was. Jesse & I poured through the catalogs wishing we could buy her everything as we waited for school to end. We gave her the Deep Sea Diving Bell when she got home. She loved it and of course needed to take it into the tub immediately. It was easy to put together and it’s insanely sturdy. I watched her in the tub with this diving bell, it was so amazing to see her play with it and incorporate all of her other bath toys into the scene. It’s one of the handful of toys that has totally sparked the imagination in her. Really, she’s been lowering it off the bed ‘into the ocean’ for days now & we’ve been talking about the ocean a lot. Of course it helps that we live right near one!

This holiday season PLAYMOBIL is curious as to how you might or already do use PLAYMOBIL toys to create ‘teaching moments’. These could range from teaching about numbers by counting the pieces of a toy to teaching what doctors do and how hospitals help people using the PLAYMOBIL Hospital set. They have kindly provided me with a Shark Diver & Divers in Tropical Reef to give away to two readers. To enter, leave a comment on how you would do so with any of the PLAYMOBIL toys on their website. I will choose two winners at random on Dec 17th so you can have it before the holidays (hopefully!). Tweet about this giveaway, follow PLAYMOBIL on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook and you’ll get an extra entry for each!

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