For four years, our house has been filled to the brim with red firetrucks, flame painted Hot Wheels cars, Legos and endless superhero costumes. It screams, “A boy lives here!” Ten months ago, that changed (well slightly) with Leighton’s arrival. I say slightly because I put her in blue robot bibs and the aforementioned toys have not disappeared, I mean, our living room still looks like a strange combination of a toy garage and The Batcave at times. Needless to say, it was time to sprinkle some special, educational toys into the mix for our sweet girl. Yes, she can play with dump trucks and batarangs, but I wanted her to have some toys of her own that will grow with her. You see, one thing that I learned after the first child is that I want toys that will last a while. I despise spending money on toys that last for a month only to end up in the toy graveyard where they merely collect dust. This brings me to Tender Leaf Toys, a company I recently fell in love with!
Ainee Wong, of Tender Leaf Toys, explains that they are a small business committed to providing children with an environment to inspire imagination, stimulate creativity, and encourage social interaction through safe, quality, timeless wooden toys that will last throughout the child’s developmental milestones. With so much technology and stimulation occurring around us, they believe that their safe products allow children to touch, feel, and stimulate creative play, and I couldn’t agree more. As a family, we try our best to encourage imagination and limit screen time. This cupcake cupboard is a testament to their beliefs as a company. Not only has Leighton loved playing with her new, girly toy, but Liam can’t get enough of it either. I am served cupcakes that will turn me into a superhero and offered cookies and birthday cake daily. I’ll take it! We are all using our imagination and learning together while play. I can’t think of a better way to spend my day.
Like many moms today, I love wooden toys because they are high quality and safe (let’s be honest, cute doesn’t hurt either). I mean, there are not many plastic toys that I put on display in my house because, well, my Type A personality couldn’t handle that. But, this cupcake cupboard is so adorable, that it found a new home on the living room coffee table, and I secretly love it there. In fact, I am planning on using it as the theme for Leighton’s first birthday party! I’ll leave the rest to your imagination.
If you are looking for high quality, wooden toys or want to pry your child off of the glowing iPad, check out Tender Leaf Toys today, the exclusive U.S. distributor for Mentari Toys. When buying for a gift, keep in mind that this set had to be assembled with a screwdriver. You may want to take the time to put it together before gifting!
This is an honest review of Tender Leaf Toys. I was not paid for my opinions.