Monday, August 24, 2009

UrbanTurn Review and Giveaway

As a former teacher and mother of a preschooler, I'm always in search for simple, yet educational toys. I tend to be drawn toward classic wooden toys. I recently discovered UrbanTurn, who constructs wooden tops, a classic toy that children have been spinning for centuries.

When I first saw the spinning wooden tops by UrbanTurn, I was instantly drawn in by their color and craftsmanship.

Each wooden top is hand turned hard maple. The ink that is used on the wooden top is non-toxic and permanent. Each wooden top is 1.75" (4.4 cm) in diameter and is 1.25" (3.1 cm) high. There are a variety of colors to choose from.

The wooden tops by UrbanTurn provide endless hours of fun and fascination for everyone, especially curious preschoolers.

My preschooler really enjoyed trying to spin the top by herself. This little top is perfect for practicing fine motor skills, gaining patience, and for pure enjoyment while watching the vibrant colors swirl around. It worked best on a hard smooth surface. The top is well made; therefore, it should be able to withstand countless hours of hard play by a preschooler. However, be sure not to press down hard on the top to insure there isn't damage to the tip. What I really like about this classic toy is that she can play with it independently. In addition, this beautifully made wooden top is affordable. It is a welcome addition to our toy collection.

Are you twirling around wishing that you had your own wooden top? Then stop and win one! UrbanTurn is kindly giving one lucky reader a wooden top of their choice.

Ways To Enter Giveaway: (for each entry, please leave a separate comment)

1. Mandatory: visit UrbanTurn and then come back and leave a comment stating what color(s) wooden top you would prefer.
2. Leave a suggestion for a color that you would like to see UrbanTurn add to his color list.
3. Make a purchase from UrbanTurn during the giveaway.
4. Follow Izzie, Mac and Me blog.
5. Blog about the UrbanTurn giveaway on your blog.

The giveaway will close at midnight on Sunday, August 30. One lucky reader will be randomly drawn.

Disclaimer: The product reviewed was provided for me free of charge in return for writing a review and hosting a giveaway.
















14 comments:

  1. A suggestion for a color: I think if you use the rainbow, all the colors disappear! I'd like to see that!

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  2. I like the red and blue...yep, I'm boring!

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  3. I'm and Izzie, Mac, and Me follower!

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  4. They are adorable! I love the purple, blue and teal one! how perfect would they be in a Christmas stocking, I am adding this to my Etsy favorites.

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  5. Suggestion:
    I'm a girly girl I would love to see a pink and purple one!

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  6. Hello...so cute!
    I like the green stripes, but what about turquoise and orange?

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  7. I like the red and blue stripes.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  8. How about black and red?

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  9. I'm a follower.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  10. These are too cute :) I would love to see one in mint green and fuchsia. These make me wish I had little kids again, and will definitely be something I will keep in mind for nephews and nieces.

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  11. I really like Hand Turned Wooden Top -Green Stripes

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  12. I would love to see and pink and purple one.

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