Thursday, December 9, 2010

Oompa Review and Giveaway


Oompa is a refreshing site to visit. They offer a huge selection of items for babies and kids. But here's the best part, none of the items they carry have batteries, flashing lights, music, or are created after themed cartoons. They offer items that allow children to use their imagination!

Here is a little bit about the company:
We offer our constantly expanding collection of European wooden toys, baby toys, educational toys, lunch bags and modern children's furniture to urbane and discerning adults who want to expose the young children in their lives to non-character branded, quality toys that are designed to withstand generations of use. In addition to baby toys, we now offer a wonderful selection of baby gear, including stollers, high chairs, diaper bags and meal & bath time items. Recently we expanded our children's furniture collections to include modern cribs, tables, seating, beds & beddings and tons of playroom storage. We believe baby toys should be natural, safe, eco-friendly, non-violent and from manufacturers who provide safe and nurturing environments for their employees. We believe in fair, competitive pricing and strive for 100% customer satisfaction.

I was recently given the wonderful opportunity to review one of the products they offer. I received the Alphabet Matcher: The Alphabet Matcher is an ingenious toy that will challenge a child’s verbal and written knowledge. A child twists the rings on the toy to choose a letter, then attempts to find the five objects on the ring that start with that letter! Alphabet Matcher engages skills ranging from logic to spelling. It contains three extra sets of rings, covering 24 letters and 120 images!

I absolutely love this toy. I think it's so great they they took something educational and turned it into something fun that can be done independently or collaboratively. It really offers a huge amount of options with it's simple design. You can make it a game, a timed challenge, a parent led interaction... the possibilities are endless! It is recommended for children 3 and up, so my daughter is definitely too young to do this independently. But that didn't stop me form exposing her to it. She sat on my lap and I pointed out the letter. Then I turned the pieces to match the letter and said the word aloud. She watched and participated when she could. When we came to the picture of the mouse she said "mouse"! When we got to the dog she barked. We had a great time interacting together!

You can check out the Alphabet Matcher and tons of other great items on their site!


GIVEAWAY: One Lucky Reader will win their very own Alphabet Matcher!
 
HOW TO ENTER: Leave a separate comment for each entry and be sure to leave your e-mail address!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit Oompa and tell me another item you love!

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1. Enter another one of my current giveaways(1 entry per giveaway)
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7. Follow Oompa on Facebook
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This giveaway is open to US and Canada.
This giveaway ends on December 20, 2010 at 5:00 pm EST. One winner will be chosen by Random.org and notified by e-mail. Please respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected. Good Luck!

122 comments:

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